Unboxing Hex Casters

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Hex Casters is one of the first games released by Hasbro that was funded through Indiegogo. It’s a party game for 3-6 players where players are trying to hex each other and protect themselves from other players. Hexes are pretty crazy, as you can see in the cards below. I managed to get a picture of every card in the …

Unboxing Avoid the Void

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I’m a huge fan of Avoid the Void and was really bummed when the Kickstarter campaign for the game fell short. Thankfully http://www.geekfevergames.com/ didn’t give up, and crowdfunded the game through The Game Crafter. My copy finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier. Now I can enjoy galaxy destroying fun with my kids! I always love to see how far …

Unboxing Mystic Vale: Vale of Magic

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Previously I’ve unboxed1 and reviewed2 AEG’s Mystic Vale. Now I’ve gotten my hands on its first expansion, Vale of Magic. The expansion contains 54 advancement cards, 18 new vales, and the rulebook. I tried to get one of each new advancement type and vale in their respective pictures. Other than that it’s just the box and rulebook cover. The rulebook …

Unboxing Acquire

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Acquire has changed hands quite a bit in its history. It’s been in the hands of Hasbro since 1999 when they first published it under their newly-acquires (pun intended) Avalon Hill brand. Acquire has gone from a more functional to a more visually pleasing transition over the years, but the basic gameplay has stayed the same. Now Hasbro has a …

Unboxing Smiths of Winterforge

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Smiths of Winterforge is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. I’ll actually have a review of the game going up soon on Purple Pawn, most likely this Friday. The first thing I have to say, and what you’re about to see, is that this is one of the best prototypes I’ve ever received. While it’s not the final product, it …

Unboxing Storyline Scary Tales

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I’ve already reviewed and unboxed Storyline: Fairy Tales. Now Asmodee has released Storyline: Scarytales just in time for Halloween. It’s the same game, just spookier. Similar to Fairy Tales you’re getting 2 tales and over 100 cards. As is expected, you can combine both games to make even crazier stories. I didn’t take as many shots of the game as …

Unboxing Hasbro’s Beyblade Burst

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I finally got some samples in of Hasbro’s new Beyblade Burst Beys. These are currently already out in Canada and will be in on US shelves in January of 2017. So far I like what I see with the exceptions of the launchers and stadiums. I’ll soon post some video of the Beys in action, but until there here’re some …

Unboxing Originz Prototype

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I finally got my hands on a physical prototype of Flavor Factions’ Originz, and I couldn’t be more excited. Having played the game a fews times at both CT FIG and over Tabletop Simulator, it’s great to have a copy of my own to try out with my kids. Of course I had to take some pictures before sitting down …

Unboxing Aurora

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Aurora is a game about the evolution of a solar system that was entered into The Game Crafter’s Learning Games contest by Rampage Games. I got a chance to see it briefly at CT FIG, but now have my own copy to review and take some pictures of. Everything has a wonderful “space” feel, and it’s always great to see …