Unboxing Smash Up All Stars Event Kit

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AEG recently released a kit for retailers to run a Smash Up event with some exclusive goodies. The kit contains 2 copies of the base game, a giant neoprene play mat, a bag with some tokens, and 8 packs of an all new All Star faction that contains some of the best cards from previously released factions. All in all …

Unboxing – Tak Tavern Set & Cloth Board

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Cheapass Games recently sent me two full Tak travel sets to take on Scouting trips since I’ve gotten the boys hooked on the game. A travel set is comprised of a Tavern Set combined with a Cloth Board. It’s a surprisingly small package, and an excellent value at a total of $34. You can actually go even $3 cheaper by …

Unboxing Anachrony

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Anachrony had a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and is finally available for retail sale. The game comes in a huge box weighing in at a total of 10 pounds, all cardboard. While you can purchase minis for the game separately, I’ve jut got the base set. It hasn’t hit the table yet, but I’m really hoping to get it there …

Unboxing Planetarium

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I’d been eagerly awaiting getting my hands on a copy of Game Salute’s Planetarium for some time now. Thankfully I was able to take one home with me from PAX East! The game is absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to get it to the table. Until then here some pictures of its unboxing. Note that my box had the …

Unboxing MoonQuake Escape

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting a copy of MoonQuake Escape since I first saw the game at PAX East last year. The combination of colorful art, awesome board mechanic, and bluffing had me instantly hooked. At PAX East this year designer Jeff Johnston was able to send me home with a copy, and I was super excited to break it out …

Unboxing King of Tokyo Power Up and Cthulhu Monster Pack

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King of Tokyo is a family favorite. I’ve already taken a look at the new edition of the game, and now I have the Power Up! expansion and the first Monster Pack, Cthulhu. The Power Up! expansion is pretty much the same as the original, just updated for the new artwork and monsters that come in the base game. Cthulhu …

Unboxing Salt Lands

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I fell in love with Antler Games’ Salt Lands the first time I laid eyes on the box. It’s strikingly minimal, with wonderful character art. Inside all the components follow suit with a heavy post-apocalyptic feel that still plays on muted colors and excellent graphic design. I haven’t had a chance to get it to the table yet, but it …

Unboxing Meduris: Call of the Gods

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When I think of HABA I think of yellow-boxed, family friendly games. Games that are easy to learn, play in minutes, and that tend to cater to a younger audience. Meduris turned that idea on its head. Here’s a more traditional Euro-style game for an older audience that takes over an hour to play. I’m excited! Meduris contains a bunch …

Sneak Peek – Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion

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I love Lay Waste Games’ Dragoon. I love the design. I love the metal pieces. I love the gameplay. I also love that there’s an expansion ready to go for the game that just needs to be funded once the Kickstarter campaign for it launches. Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion adds two new playable characters to the game, adding …

Unboxing Bill & Ted’s Excellent Board Game

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I have fond memories of watching Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure when I was 8. Their antics have stuck with me all the way to adulthood, and I’m still a fan to this day. Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K, and this time it’s an excellent Bill & Ted board game by Steve Jackson Games. It arrived last week …