What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – June 13-19

With time running out before the Sentry Box Warcry Narrative League starts Kris figured he should probably finish up a Warband to be able to take part! “I settled on my Nurgle Daemons as my army for Age of Sigmar had been close to finished for years but I keep putting off doing the basing. I also updated some of the painting as most of the models were painted over a decade ago, so needed a little love!”

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Wolfenstein: The Board Game

Nazis. Ever since the end of WW2 Nazis have filled the place of ‘bad guy’ in pop culture. This is doubly true on the tabletop where Nazis have been popular enemies of various flavour for quite some time. From standard troopers in historical combat games to super-science wielding ultra soldiers in weird war settings and everything else in between. Nazis make a great villain.

Many gamers enjoy computer and video games as well as tabletop games, so it seems like a no-brainer that one of the most popular video game franchises (1981’s Castle Wolfenstein, for the Apple 2 home computer…) finally sees action in the ‘little model men’ arena. Wolfenstein has had more sequels and games on more platforms than I care to google, now it has arrived on the tabletop! Let’s have a closer look at Wolfenstein: The Board Game.

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Kickstarter Update – JUNE 16

Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last month we’ve received 1 Kickstarter project at the store and backed 2 additional projects. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  If you are interested in a project below, contact us at the store for more info, prices or to be added to the pre-orders list. It works just like any other pre-order at the store, you only pay when you pick up the game. This is a great way to get your hands on some of the most popular Kickstarter games without having to pay upfront and you don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus you get double points on all pre-orders!

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – June 6-12

Gutenberg is a new release from Portal Games that Kris and Gill got on to the table this week for a two player learning game. “I was really impressed when I was opening up the box as there is a really cool themed storage solution and everything went together really well. Whilst punching the tokens and skimming the rules it felt quite intimidating as heavier euro games are not really our default, but as we went through the first round or two we picked it up and the game flowed really easily with two players. We ended up playing an extra round just rather than discounting the first turn so that we already go 6 real turns in, which meant that my printing press cogs all lined up to score me a bonus 12 points in that turn, which considering I won by 10 points was quite a turn of events…We both ended the game having really enjoyed it and are looking forward to playing a “real” game now that we have the basics down. There are a few cool mechanics that we both enjoyed, the bidding for initiative over the 5 phases of each round was really good fun, and with it being just the two of us, lead to some fairly warped extreme bids to ensure that we got what we want or messed up each other’s plans. The way you assemble your printing press works really well, and even after reminding myself every round, or when placing new cogs I still messed up the counter rotation for a turn :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:Definitely a keeper for us though!”

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Maximum Arbitration Part 5: ‘Game Week Three’, The Colours of Tithing Season

After a harsh cold cycle where YYC Hive was often cut off due to static storms and desperate raiders along key supply routes, hivers rejoice as Tithing Season brings warmer weather…perhaps ‘rejoice’ is too strong a word. As the season progresses and the temperature rises it is not uncommon to see Barbed Venomgorse and other carnivorous plants growing in the disused sections of the Hive.

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – May 9-15

Greg and Tracy played a couple of games of new arrival Yak. “First off, the components in this game are amazing. Chunky bakelite yaks with plastic horns; plastic carts with wheels; big chunky wooden blocks; dual layer player boards. All very nice. The game is one where you’re trading food for stone blocks of different colours in order to build a stone tower. Carts move around clockwise unless a fog token is pulled from the bag, in which case they switch direction. Planning ahead for what’s coming up is important, so these unexpected switches can throw a spanner in the works. In this game I got completely destroyed by Tracy who outscored me in every category. It was a fun, light to medium game though and I enjoyed it quite a bit. A couple days later Tracy also suggested a second game of Yak so we played this one again while the kids were busy. We still didn’t add the extra scoring cards, so it was just the normal scoring. Things went better for me this time and I was able to grab lots of food tokens a few times and then spend them the next turn. I even bought three crystal stones in one turn for 8 bread, which helped me get a large group of 7 stones for end game scoring. We’d both like to try this with more players now as it may have different dynamic. Plus I want to add the extra scoring cards for some variety.”

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