Category Archives: Unboxing
A look inside GMT’s WWI game ~
Chris Paquette, 26 April 2017
Fields of Despair is part of our program at this Summer’s GrogHeads Central Command at Origins. What’s inside the box?
It’s a box that could break your toe if you drop it wrong, but what’s inside? ~
Michael Eckenfels, 22 April 2017
Mosby’s Raiders. Thunderbolt/Apache Leader. Patton’s Best. Cruel Necessity. These are but a few of my favorite solitaire games of all time, games I would be happy to return to the table any time, and each of which have prominent locations on one of my bookshelves. (Thunderbolt/Apache Leader happens to include both the DVG and GMT version, by the way.) Topping my list, though, is B-17: Queen of the Skies, a game by Avalon Hill from ancient times that I would easily play again and again without hesitation.
I was very interested when, quite a while ago, Dan at DVG made mention of a new tile they were working on – B-17 Flying Fortress Leader. My mind – and no doubt yours as well – instantly jumped to Queen of the Skies. Was it a remake? Was it a sequel? Was it an improvement? Most importantly, would it be good? I figured my time with this particular game would be a long time coming, so while I kept up with the thread in the GrogHeads forums to see where it was, I was very surprised when a copy landed on my doorstep today. Thanks to Dan and his team for sending this over for GrogHeads to get its paws on it and manhandle it appropriately.
This is the box – and holy crap is it hefty. I think I saw a post on Facebook in the Solitaire Wargames page that said it was 5.5 pounds; it feels more like 10, actually! Which means, mounted boards, tons of counters and cards, and just overall lotsa stuff packed into a large box.
BanzaiCat digs into the footlocker ~
Michael Eckenfels, 07 December 2016
Hexes, sir! Off the starboard bow! ~
Brant Guillory, 31 August 2016
Every now and then, everyone takes the plunge on a straight-up impulse buy. Sometimes, it’s an impulse pledge on Kickstarter. I give to you Explorers of the North Sea. Haven’t played it yet, but here’s what it looks like!
That right there is a bad-ass cover
Picked up over the summer at Origins ~
Brant Guillory, 30 August 2016
Following a massively successful Kickstarter, and some shipping delays as the manufacture of components needed some tweaking, Academy’s reprint of Mare Nostrum, along with the expansions, finally started to get delivered. Folks who attended Origins were able to pick them up there. Hot damn!
This gallery includes both the base game Empires (on the right) and the Atlas expansion (left)
The shrink comes off the box~
Michael Eckenfels, 04 May 2016
ed note: Michael sent this to us a looooooong while ago, and we misplaced it. Totally not his fault.
Obviously, the box, but what’s cool is it is new and still in shrink-wrap. That’s cool, considering the game is a few years old at this point.
The Mercs: Recon Kickstarter campaign is now shipping, in waves. What’s inside? ~
Vance Strickland, 10 February 2015
Megacon’s Mercs: Recon Kickstarter package. 1st of 2 waves of stuff. Each box is a stand alone game, but you can mix and match most all of the parts to extend the replayability.