Wizarding World Loot Crate: Dark Arts Review

It’s been a few months since I subscribed to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Loot Crate, and last week I received my fourth crate which was themed around the Dark Arts, featuring items reminiscent of the more evil characters and aspects of JK Rowling’s world. Spoilers abound, so scroll down past the Dark Mark…

Stardew Valley Guidebook – Review

Available through FanGamer, this farmer’s almanac from Kari Fry (and ConcernedApe) provides a wealth of information, advice and checklists for budding farmers eager to explore all that life in Stardew Valley has to offer. I’ve been playing the video game a decent amount and so was excited to check out this companion book. I had…

November Loot Crate Reviews

This month I received not one, but two Loot Crates in the mail – the regular crate and the first of their Wizarding World crates which features items related to the world of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Obviously my review posts are full of spoilers, so I’m providing links below to separate posts for…

November Wizarding World Crate – Welcome

The Wizarding World crate is a bi-monthly crate featuring Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts related items. When you sign up, they ask you to select a Hogwarts house along with giving your shirt size, so presumably sometimes there will be house-specific items included. The theme for the first crate was “welcome” and everything about the…

November Loot Crate – Magical

The theme of November’s crate was somewhat appropriate given the fact that it shared the month with the first of the Wizarding World crates. After skipping last month’s crate, I was a lot more interested in the franchises featured for this theme and so was looking forward to opening it up. The Shirt & Pin…

Ahead in the Clouds – Kickstarter Preview

I’ve been a fan of Button Shy Games for a while, and am a member of their Patreon-based Board Game of the Month club. Throughout 2016, they’ve been releasing monthly “wallet” games with the current plan being to continue doing so until 2017, when they will start offering quarterly campaigns featuring three games at a…

Loot Crate – September Review

I was really happy with last month’s Antihero crate but was apprehensive when they announced the theme and franchises for September. I’d actually considered putting a hold on it and skipping the month, but in the end, decided to let it ride. So was that a mistake? Or was the Speed crate worth getting? ***WARNING:…

Wytches, Volume 1 – Review

Don’t get me wrong, I love superheroes. But sometimes I’m all super-powered out. But luckily there’s more to comics than just that. The comics I read cover a broad range of styles & genres, and I wanted to highlight a thoroughly creepy book that resides firmly in the horror category, perfect for those days you…

Loot Crate – August Review

Ah, the subscription box. There’s a million of them out there, all promising a fun package in the mail to brighten your day with surprise goodies. They’re a luxury item for sure, an opportunity to open something that isn’t junk mail, and if you think they’re fun & have some disposable income to spare, then…

The Towers of Burgundy from Meeple Realty – Insert Review

As my prize for winning the FeldCon meta-game, I received The Towers of Burgundy from Meeple Realty. It’s a laser-cut wooden insert designed to store a copy of The Castles of Burgundy plus assorted expansions within the original game box, while also cutting down set-up time when getting the game to the table. First of…