Marvel Dice Masters

Posted on Sunday, 26 July 2015 by

Video released: 25 July 2015
Game released: 2015
Publisher: Wizkids
Play length: 20-30 min.
2 players (plus sidekicks)
MSRP: variable ($1 – $30)

We explore the Marvel Universe, MCU, and how many dice to the face it takes to kill a person in this colorful, spandex-filled episode. (more…)

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Star Wars: Armada

Posted on Sunday, 17 May 2015 by

Video released: 17 May 2015
Game released: 2015
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Play length: 2 hrs
2 Players
MSRP: $99

We review this game about a group of extremist religious terrorists trying to take down the legitimate Galactic government. (more…)

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Shadows of Brimstone

Posted on Monday, 13 April 2015 by

Video released: 13 April 2015
Game released: 2014
Publisher: Flying Frog Productions
Play length: 90-180 minutes
1-6 Players
MSRP: $99

We succumb to horrifying Lovecraftian insanity in the mines of Brimstone. Watch as we brave dreaded Pixar characters, white people, and tentacle monsters, in one of our favorite games of 2014. (more…)

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Nightlight

Posted on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

Video released: 30 Dec 2014
Game released: 2014
Publisher: BNKB Games
Play length: 30-60 minutes
1-4 Players
MSRP: $35

On a magical Christmas Eve, Jack delves deeply into Nightlight, the game of brutal stuffed animal warfare. (more…)

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Viticulture: The Strategic Game of Winemaking

Posted on Monday, 8 December 2014 by

Video released: 06 Dec 2014
Game released: 2014
Publisher: Stonemaier Games
Play length: 45-90 minutes
2-5 Players
MSRP: $60

Published on Dec 6, 2014We sit down to play our classiest game yet. A game of winemaking, zombies, and dildos.

—— You must be at least this lowbrow to ride ——

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Board Games ≠ Video Games: The Folly of Myth

Posted on Monday, 10 November 2014 by

A Review of Myth by Mercs, LLC

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I really wanted to like Myth.

I loved the idea of the game. A “DM-free” dungeon crawler that uses procedural rules to determine how enemy mobs spawn and behave without needing a dedicated player to control the baddies. It seemed great on paper. A fully co-op game where everyone can be a hero and work together to “beat the game”. The art was cool, the classes unique, the models were detailed and creative. The Kickstarter made almost a million dollars despite its modest $40,000 goal. Everything seemed to be in place for a big hit. So why didn’t it work?

The problem is, they designed it like a video game. (more…)

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Parenting, Post-Apocalypse

Posted on Monday, 3 November 2014 by

The Walking Dead (Seasons 1 & 2) by Telltale Games

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Guess what I did this holiday weekend! If you guessed “sat in a dark room, eating candy and playing video games” then fuck you and your assumptions about my life.

But yes, that’s exactly what I did.

And I had the best time ever! With Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 2 newly available on PS4, I decided to finally check out this series I’ve been hearing so much about. I’d heard positive word of mouth since the game’s debut in 2012, but I had some trepidation because I wasn’t quite sure about the gameplay. Was it a video game or an interactive movie?

Well, it’s both. And it totally works. (more…)

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Halloween Special – Lost Valley (of the Dead!)

Posted on Monday, 27 October 2014 by

Video released: 27 Oct 2014
Game released: 2014
Publisher: Pandasaurus Games
Play length: 45-60 minutes
2-6 Players
MSRP: $39.99

Inside the (Scary) Box’s first Halloween Scarestravaganza! Zombies, ghosts, and (more…)

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A Box From the Past: Jyhad

Posted on Monday, 6 October 2014 by

Video released: 7 Sept 2014
Game released: 1994
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast, then White Wolf
Play length: 5 fucking hours
2 – ∞ Players
MSRP: Out of print

You asked for it, we delivered! Uh, eventually. The long-awaited second episode in our A Box From the Past series. (more…)

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Dead of Winter

Posted on Sunday, 7 September 2014 by

Video released: 7 Sept 2014
Game released: 2014
Publisher: Plaid Hat Games
Play length: 60-120 minutes
2-5 Players
MSRP: $59.95

We succumb to our new board game, the deadly (more…)

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