Unboxing Wrath of Dragons

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I first played Wrath of Dragons at PAX East this year. The giant fire-breathing dragon kind of caught my eye while at the Catalyst Game Labs booth, and I just had to request a demo. The game is a Resource Destruction game where you’re trying to destroy the most stuff by the end of 6 centuries. It’s a fairly standard …

Unboxing Kodama

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Daniel Solis is an amazing game designer. I haven’t played a game of his that I didn’t like. A while ago Daniel had created a card game called Kigi, a beautiful game about painting the most lovely trees. It was self-published and sold through DriveThruCards. A while later Action Phase Games picked up the game, rethemed it, and had Daniel …

Unboxing Mystic Vale

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Back during Toy Fair 2015 I saw an early set of notes for Mystic Vale at the AEG booth. To be more specific, it was rough information about the Card Crafting System, as the game was still early in development and didn’t even have a name or specific theme. Ever since that day I’ve been waiting for AEG to announce …

Unboxing King of Tokyo 2016

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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the game, there’s a new version of King of Tokyo out with brand new artwork. The game is exactly the same as before, but got a facelift to match the upcoming mobile version of the game. The new version also sees two new monsters, Space Penguin (not really new to the game, but hard …

Unboxing Oh My Gods

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Oh My Gods is a game I first played at CT FIG. I’ve got a review of the game coming shortly, but I figured I’d take some pictures and get them posted before then. As you can see, there’s not much in the box. Don’t judge the game by that fact, though, as there’s a lot of fun to be …

Unboxing Storyline Fairy Tales

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Having just written a review for Storyline: Fairy Tales, I figured I’d take the time do take some unboxing photos. The game doesn’t contain much except cards and tokens, but the production value is excellent. One of the coolest things about Storyline is how the Narrator Cards and Story Cards combine to look like pages in a book. Combine this …

Unboxing Monarch

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Dr. Mary Flanagan, designer and publisher of Monarch, sent me a prototype of the game while she was Kickstarting it a while back ago. Immediately I was hooked. Gameplay is simple, fast, and tight. Back then most of the art for the game hadn’t been finished, so there was a lot of placeholder art on the cards, tiles, etc… 2 …

Unboxing Mega Man

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Mega Man is a game I’ve been waiting to get my hands on for a while now. I still haven’t had a chance to get it to the table yet, but I couldn’t resist tearing into it and seeing all the wonderful bits inside. I’ve got pictures from both the base game and the Time Man/Oil Man expansion, so there …

Unboxing Legend of Vyas

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My review of Legend of Vyas, by Vansh Games, went up today on Purple Pawn. The game is a CCG based on the Indian epic, The Mahabharata. Along with it being a great game, the box and components are top notch. I’m looking forward to future card releases, as we had a ton of fun with this. Rob Kalajian Father …

Unboxing Onitama

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I just wrote up a review of Onitama, by Arcane Wonders, for Purple Pawn. It’s an amazing little game with a ton of strategy, depth, and staying power. It’s also beautiful, as you’re about to see. This is one I can see being replayed over and over again in my collection. Rob Kalajian Father of 4. Husband to 1. Overall …