What a Marvel it is: An Unboxing and Review of Munchkin Marvel

I don’t particularly have anything against DC Comics, but I’ve always just enjoyed Marvel more. That’s extended from the comics I read in the 90s through the products I see coming out that have the Marvel license. And with the recent upswing in Marvel movies (well, comic book movies in general, to be fair), there’s been a lot more things coming out that mix my love of tabletop gaming with my love of Marvel. And so here, today, we have the Marvel set for Munchkin.

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The fine folks at USAOpoly sent me a copy (and some extras, which we’ll get to) to check out and let you know about.

So grab your vibranium shield and web spinners, it’s time for a combined TGN Unboxing and Review. This time around it’s Munchkin Marvel by Steve Jackson Games and USAOpoloy.
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I Think the Compass is Broke: An Unboxing of Lost Patrol

A friend of mine used to be in the Marines. He served overseas for a couple years. While there, they’d still go on regular training missions. One of them involved having to get from one place to another out in the desert. Well, unfortunately, the guy holding the compass was doing so right next to his weapon. Those that know how compasses work, they can be thrown off by a large piece of metal near them. You know… like a rifle… So the group got rather lost. Thankfully they all made it back safe, eventually. In Lost Patrol from Games Workshop, the Space Marine Scouts that have been sent out to find a downed Drop Pod have also gotten lost. Will they make it back alive?

The chaps over at GW were kind enough to send me a copy to check out and let you know about.

So remember that North is thataways and get ready for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Lost Patrol from Games Workshop.
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When “Kill” Isn’t Good Enough: An Unboxing of Deathwatch: Overkill

Games Workshop has been working on expanding their projects besides just 40k and Age of Sigmar. It was announced that they were going to be recreating their Specialist Games Lines and coming out with side products to expand the offerings to us, the gamers. We’ve seen several new releases already, the newest one being just announced. It’s Deathwatch: Overkill, a new stand-alone board game.

The kind folks over at Games Workshop were nice enough to send me a copy to look over and let you know about.

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So grab your bolter and make sure your genes are secured, it’s time for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Deathwatch: Overkill from Games Workshop.
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Checking Out the Camp Brochure: An Unboxing of Ninja Camp

From a camp where I run away from zombies to a camp where I learn to be a ninja. Probably could’ve used the skills from the latter in the former, but waddyagonnado? Anyway, I had participated in the Kickstarter campaign for Ninja Camp from Action Phase Games. I’d played a demo of it at last year’s CMON Expo (and wrote up a review that you can read here) and liked it enough that I wanted in on it as soon as possible.

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Well, the Kickstarter campaign long since ended and backers are starting to get their sets. I got mine and figured I’d give you a look inside.

So grab your merit badges, it’s time for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Ninja Camp by Action Phase Games.
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What’s in the boooooooooox!? An Unboxing of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth Set

Games Workshop is going back to the future. Well, the past of the future, that is. I mean, it’s still the future from now but it’s back in time from where they are usually when in the futu… You know, I’ll start again.

The Horus Heresy has long been a popular part of the Warhammer 40k lore. What happened to the Imperium of Man to split it apart so drastically? Where did all those Chaos Space Marine chapters come from? The story of Horus’ betrayal against the Emperor is a story of Biblical proportions (and parallels). And both Games Workshop and Forge World of long been coming out with models that have armor and other equipment from that period of the game’s history. Well, Games Workshop is coming out with a new stand-alone game based in the Horus Heresy period. Betrayal at Calth takes players to the time right when it was brother versus brother in close-proximity fighting with one-another as the Chaos factions split off.

GW sent me a copy to check out. A full review will be coming soon, but as of now, let’s take a look at what comes in the box. It’s time for another TGN Unboxing (it’s been a while). This time it’s The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth.
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TGN Unboxing: Spartan Games’ Halo Fleet Battles Starter Set

Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have a look-see.
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TGN Unboxing: Terminator Genisys: The War Against The Machines Box Set (Updated)

No fate…
Unless you roll it, anyway. Hey everyone. Here at the TGN office, we got ourselves a copy of the new Terminator: Genisys game created by River Horse and distributed by Warlord Games. We put together a little video showing off what you get in the War Against the Machines starter set. Check it out below the cut.
There’s also a contest where you can win your own copy of the game (still sealed up and everything).
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TGN Unboxing: Star Wars Armada Starter Set from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) takes gamers to a galaxy far, far away with their new Star Wars: Armada starter set. The highly-anticipated fleet combat game is making its way into people’s hands. We here at TGN got one and wanted to give you a few articles about it (since it’s a game I’ve been anxious to get for a while now). First we’ve got an unboxing. We’ll have a review article forthcoming as well. We just need to get in a few more games first.

So, without further ado, let’s take off the shrink wrap and dive into an unboxing of the Star Wars: Armada starter set. Continue reading

TGN Unboxing: Pride miniature from The Others

The Others is a new sci-fi/horror board game from Guillotine Games and Studio McVey. In this video, I unbox Pride, one of the monsters in the game. There’ll be a limited number of these available at GenCon at the CoolMiniOrNot booth. Mike McVey will be there, too, to talk about the game.

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From the video:

Hand-delivered to me, I take a look at the Pride model for the upcoming The Others board game.
This is a production-run version of the model, so what you see here is what you’ll get when you buy one for the game.

TGN Unboxing the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate Starter for Bushido from GCT Studios

The Silvermoon Trade Syndicate will be available for the first time at GenCon in… well, two weeks from now (well, yesterday, but still). So while GCT has posted up plenty of previews, what do the actual starter contents look like? Well, the fellows at GCT sent me a set. So here’s a little ditty I wrote up as I took the figures out of the package.

So let’s unbox and do a little review of the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate starter set.

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TGN Unboxing: Von Drakk Manor for Super Dungeon Explore

We’ve got another Unboxing video up and available on your YouTube channel (and obviously, embedded down below, too). Take a look inside the latest expansion for Super Dungeon Explore, Von Drakk’s Manor.

One note: In the video, I mixed up my chibi monsters. The model I call Von Drakk is actually the Dust Coven Necromancer. Whoops.

And why not have a giveaway, too?
Put your name in the hat by giving a reply down below and you could win yourself a copy of Von Drakk Manor (in its unopened condition. I needed to keep the unboxing video one for… further… umm… research… yeah).
Good luck!

TGN Review: Assembling a Leviathan Crusader from DreamForge-Games

Hey there everyone!

Welcome to our first video production here on TGN (at least, during my tenure). We’re starting off big with a Leviathan Crusader from DreamForge-Games. First up we’ve got an unboxing video. Then we’ll show you as we put together this monster of a figure (with lots of pictures included) and finally a short little ditty giving you an idea of the pose-ability of this bad boy.

First up: Unboxing video.

So you saw our Unboxing Video (theoretically, anyway), now let’s take a look at assembly.

I can’t really say I was “intimidated” by the project, really, but I knew it was going to be a challenge. Looking over the 39 steps that constitute the assembly book, I was doing my best to take note of where I should and should not glue. This model supposedly was extremely pose-able, and I didn’t want to foul things up by gluing something that should be able to move. So I was really taking my time as I went along.
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