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 …

Unboxing Fallen Angel

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You may remember quite some time ago I backed Fallen Angel on Kickstarter. My copy arrived a few weeks ago and I had meant to posts some pictures, but there was a small problem. The box was pretty banged up. Thankfully all the components where safe but the box had seen better days. I was supposed to get a new …

Unboxing Mole Rats in Space

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Readers of both this site and Purple Pawn probably know that my family is a huge fan of Peaceable Kingdom games, so when they approached me asking if I wanted to review their new title from Matt Leacock, Mole Rats in Space, I couldn’t have give them a more enthusiastic “Yes.” The game arrived late last week and we’ve already …

Unboxing This Belongs in a Museum

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Rather Dashing Games will soon be releasing This Belongs in a Museum, the 3rd game in their Drawn & Quartered series. It’s actually available for pre-order if you’re interested. They recently sent me the game, and while I haven’t played it yet I was just able to snag some pictures of the contents and extra cards Rather Dashing sent over. …

Digital Unboxing Pokémon TCG Sun & Moon

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The Pokémon Company recently sent me some cards from the new Sun & Moon set: 1 of each of the three new Theme Decks and 4 booster packs. Of course my kids eagerly divvied up the loot and eagerly unwrapped everything. This is to be expected in our household. Dad asks only one thing: save the code cards for him. …