What have The Sentry Box Staff been up to – Jan 21-27

Greg kicked off the week with Gravitrax, “Not a game as such, but it’s something I brought in from Ravensburger and is super awesome fun! The starter set is great value and walks you through some layouts before offering some challenges and then you can always make up your own tracks too.”

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Transformers TCG 2 Pack tournament

Transformers TCG

Come to The Sentry Box on Tuesday February 5th for a Transformers TCG 2 Pack tournament. Player registration begins at 6:00pm with the first round starting at 6:30pm.

Entry to the event is $15 which includes two packs and the remaining will be used to build the prize pool for the event. There will be three round with each round being determined by a best of three games.

What have The Sentry Box Staff been up to – Jan 14-20

Greg and Renee started Monday Board Game Night with Arboretum, Greg, “The cute tree artwork might give the lie that this is a super light casual game, but it’s actually an interesting set collection game with a spatial element where you only score your sets if you also hold onto the highest total of that type of card in your hand. Makes for some tricky decisions and laughing as you ruin someone’s day.” Renee, “I got to play Arboretum with 4 players on Monday and again, what I thought would be a light fun card game is thinky and full of hard choices as you have a draw pile and 4 discard piles from which to draw your 2 cards, then you only get to play one card and have to discard another. Planning your card layout for points is thinky too and then you still need to make sure you have the right cards in your hand at the end of the game to both score your arboretum and block others from scoring theirs. This is important otherwise you end up with 0 points. Just saying…”

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What have The Sentry Box Staff been up to – Jan 7-13

Greg and Renee started Monday Night Board Gaming with a quick game of 3×8 Greg, “A little German import card game where you’re trying to make 3 rows of 8 cards by playing cards into them, but cards played must be higher than previous cards. There’s some interaction with blocker cards and drawing from a common area. I’d like to try it with more players.” Renee, “Another light card game in which you need to the first to build 3 columns of 8 cards. What was interesting was the number of choices you had in your turn, including moves which increased your hand size. Like Greg, I’d like to see how this plays with more players.”

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Greg’s Top 10 New-To-Me in 2018

Despite feeling like I don’t get as much chance to play games now that I have two little ones at home, I still managed to play 111 games in 2018 that were new to me!

So I decided I would try come up with my top 10 New-To-Me games from 2018 – not an easy task as it turns out.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is my list, followed by a bunch of honourable mentions:

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Batman Miniatures Game Demo Day

Penguin Gang

Interested in learning to play the Batman Miniatures Game by Knight Models?

Then this could be the event for you. We will have multiple tables set up for gaming and our experienced staff will be running quick and easy demo games to show you the basics of how the game works!

Already play Batman? Then come on down and play on our tables and take advantage of the amazing deals we will have on offer on the day.

We will have giveaways and awesome deals throughout the day so don’t miss out.

The Batman Miniature Game is a tabletop skirmish wargame where two players pit opposing crews against each other in cinematic brawls amongst crowded urban environments.
Each side is composed of around five models and each has it’s own unique sets of abilities. Games are played on a 3×3′ play area usually amongst a smattering of buildings and other urban scenery.

Warhammer Underworlds tournament

Warhammer Underworlds

The Sentry Box will be hosting a Warhammer Underworlds tournament on Saturday January 26th starting at 11:30am

Entry to the event is $10 and will be three rounds in length using the ‘best-of-three’ rule to determine the winner in each round.

Decks must follow the Banned/Restricted lists posted on the Games Workshop website in addition to the standard deck-building rules.

Promo material from Q1 2019 bundle will be distributed as prizes and a trophy given based on W/L record. Glory point differences will be used as a tiebreaker.

What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Dec 31-Jan 6

Happy New Year’s from all the staff at The Sentry Box.  We hope you enjoyed your holidays and kicked off the new year as we did: gaming!


The year end started with some painting by Chris, “Happy New Tanks! I mean, Happy New Year! Here are the core elements for my TANKS: Modern Age collection in 2019: M1A1 Abrams and M163 VADS (from Battlefront) and Plastic Soldier’s M60A3 Patton. I love the original WW2 version of TANKS and I’m looking forward to playing this Cold War spinoff in the new year.”

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KeyForge Archon Survival Tournament


Come down to The Sentry Box on Saturday January 12th for a KeyForge Archon Survival Tournament. Entry to the event is $10 with guaranteed prizing. The event will be run using the Archon – Survival game format.

Each player will require three unique decks and will be required to list their deck names ranked 1 through 3 upon registration. Once a Player has lost with all three decks they are eliminated from the event regardless of the number of rounds remaining.

Player meeting begins at 10:00 am and pairings for the first roud at 10:30 am.

A Song of Ice & Fire Games Day

A Song of Ice & Fire

Interested in learning to play CMoN’s new Tabletop Miniatures Game set in the A Song of Ice & Fire universe? The Sentry Box will be hosting a Games Day on Saturday January 26 that will be the perfect time to give it a try. Ee will have experienced staff on hand to run you through a quick demo of the game and teach you how to fight for the Game of Thrones (don’t worry, if you don’t win, only your army dies!)

Already play A Song of Ice & Fire? Fear not we have some milk of the poppy for that.

Bring a 40 point force down and we will have play space available to run a casual tournament to get you the maximum number of games in against new and varied opponents.

Demos start at 11:00 am and will run until 4:00 pm play space will be available from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm for everyone else.