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Unboxing Old Salt Board Game

If you want to win me over before I even get your game down to the table to play, have a fantastic insert for all your pieces. I might be jumping a bit ahead on this unboxing article, but honestly Old Salt has one of the better board game inserts I’ve ever seen, and that gets this unboxing off to a good start! Component Quality First up, the component quality in Old Salt is fantastic. While the publishing team does…

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Do You Need The Witcher Old World Expansions to Enjoy the Base Game?

I’ve produced a few videos around The Witcher: Old World as well as a couple articles here on the website. A comment I often get is, “You can’t really enjoy this game without the expansions, there isn’t enough content.” So after half a dozen games I’ve decided to revisit those comments and see if I agree or not. Spoiler alert – I do not. Everyone plays board games differently, and sure, if you purchase The Witcher: Old World and played…

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City Action Fire Truck and Ambulance a Great Playmobil Product

My youngest child is in love with Playmobil, and over the past year or so he’s seemed to move away from fantasy sets and into more realistic sets, primarily in the City, Pony, and Country themes. Last week, we built both the City Action Fire Truck and the City Action Ambulance, and both provided a fantastic experience. Let’s take a look at each, and see why these are magnificent additions to your Playmobil collection. City Action Fire Truck Included: 2…

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Polly Pocket X Friends Mashup Announced

We all remember Polly Pocket right? My little sister had them growing up, I remember them being EVERYWHERE. Then decades later they reinvented Polly Pocket and my littles ones loved it. As they grew older Polly Pocket went away, and they discovered FRIENDS…..now years later…..they have a crossover? This was not on my BINGO card for this year. Ahead of Warner Bros. Discovery’s FRIENDS Fan Week, a week-long celebration leading up to International Friendship Day on Sunday, July 30, we’re…

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Super Mario Movie 5” Wave 2 Figures

The second wave of Super Mario Movie toys have dropped, and the quality of wave 2 is on par with that in wave one. We saw these at Target in the United States while on vacation, and apparently they are super popular because there were only a few left in total. Thankfully, we have them, so let’s take a look. Each figure in the Wave 2 sets all come with an accessory like the original. Cat Mario comes with a…

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The Witcher: Old World Review

I’m always leery of board games based on video game intellectual property. Now, I understand – The Witcher is more than just a video game: it’s books, it’s TV, it’s toys. Still, when I unboxed The Witcher: Old World on my table and set it up for a few review games, I continued to be sceptical of what the experience was going to be like. Would it actually be good? What is the objective of The Witcher: Old World? In…

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Kingmaker the Second Review – Part 2: Components

In the first part of our Kingmaker The Second review, we took a look at some of the changes you’ll find from classic Kingmaker. In this second article, we are going to look at the components included in the box! Let’s take a look. The changes to Kingmaker for The Second version of the game are very positive in my opinion, and make the game of Kingmaker move much quicker. This is huge for players who don’t want to spend…

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Aethermon: Collect – A Creature Collecting Card Game

There have been a ton of Pokemon and Digimon knock off experiences over the past few decades. Many of them get the idea right and produce a great games, while others fall flat. This idea has also transferred to board and card games, although as I’ve said many times before, collectible card games that launch on Kickstarter (the general place a new CCG launches) is pretty risky, and oftentimes a scam. The team behind Aethermon had a new idea –…

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Kingmaker The Second Review Part 1

It is the War of the Roses in England, and everything is in turmoil. You will work to be crowned King of England, but be wary, as others are after the same pursuits! This 2023 version of Kingmaker improves on the original (and subsequent reprints) in many ways, so let’s run down a few of those changes. This is Part 1 of my Kingmaker The Second review, looking at some of the changes to the board and the game. We…

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NHL Meets Playmobil in Fantastic Partnership

Reviewing Playmobil products is one of my favourite things to do because it really lets me connect with my youngest on his level. He absolutely adores the products and uses them everywhere, including during bath time. He’s recently become a bit interested in sports at the ripe young age of 4, and watching the Maple Leafs with me is something he’s come to enjoy. When I saw Playmobil had NHL themed sets, I knew I had to jump! Two specific…

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