What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – March 8-14

We start this week’s blog with more cooking from Tracy who decided to try making the Bytopian Shepherd’s Bread from the D&D Cookbook and it turned out pretty well. “Apparently I may not get to try it though as the kids are busy yumming it up while I’m at work.”

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Contrast Paints Part 5 – Nurgle Daemons

Kris is back with another look at the Games Workshop Contrast Paint line.
In part 5 of the ongoing series he looks at some interesting ways of getting the most out of the fewest paints possible to give good variety whilst keeping up the pace for batch painting.

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – March 1-7

We start this week’s blog with more Dice Throne Adventures with Greg and Tracy. “After two failed attempts at this third portal crawl we started with six salves and tooled up decks with extra loot. Things went much better this time, partly because our luck was better and partly because I think we’re getting better at working as a team and knowing how to maximize our turns. We ended the game with five salves and cleared all spaces on the map for the first time, so we got a decent score, and we’ll be heading through the portal to take on the Fallen Monk next time!”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Feb 22-28

Tracy and Greg and still getting Dice Throne Adventures to the table. “We’re on the lookout for the Fallen Monk now, searching for the third portal. Unfortunately we had no salves and on both our first turns we took our opponents down to one health, meaning they got to attack us back and deal a bunch of damage (and in both cases died during our defensive rolls). We didn’t get much farther than that, dying after grabbing the first portal shard. We’ll be re-trying again soon, with three salves and my Treant got some snazzy Angelic Boots (to go along with his Trench Coat).”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Feb 15-21

Greg and Tracy continued their Dice Throne Adventures this week. “After the last game I knew it was going to be tough against the Fallen Gunslinger but we still had hope. Those hopes were dashed pretty quickly though after I took a knockdown hit on the first attack, and Tracy whiffed her first attack completely. We pulled it back to be vaguely respectable but still lost pretty badly. Next time we do get to start with three salves,  so maybe it’ll be closer.” Later in the week it hit the table again. “We came back for another shot at the Fallen Gunslinger, this time with three salves in hand. As predicted, it was a much closer fight but I managed to get a barbed vine on him early that caused a fair bit of damage over the course of the fight. Tracy’s Gunslinger also got lucky on a whole bunch of evasive token rolls or we would have lost horribly. As it is, we managed to defeat him, albeit with no salves left again. Next up is portal crawl number three!”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Feb 8-14

Greg played a couple of games of Unicorn Glitterluck: A Party for Rosalie, one with just Alex and another with Luke joining in as well. “It’s a cute little co-op roll and move game where you’re trying to get all the guests to Rosalie’s party and collect all the cloud crystals for her before she arrives. It’s simple enough for Luke to play and cutesy enough that Alex likes it too.”

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Kickstarter Update – Feb 14

Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last month we’ve received 1 Kickstarter project at the store and backed on additional project. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  And if you see a project you want, just contact us at the store to be added to the pre-orders list for the project. It works just like any other 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 – Jan 25-31

Greg had heard a lot of good things about Praga Caput Regni, and had enjoyed some of the designer’s previous games like Underwater Cities and Pulsar 2849, so got it to the table when it arrived this week. “This one is a fantastic point salad game. The rotating action wheel is a neat twist that makes some actions more or less attractive. The upgrade, wall and building tiles all offer ways to score points or bonuses with a spatial element as well as by what’s on the tiles. The 3D Hunger Wall and Cathedral also offer interesting options for how to score. There are so many options but the game flows really quickly and turns are rarely very long. If you like point salad games with the chance to put together some neat combo turns then you should definitely check this one out.”

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