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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Store News

Here is a list of the games our staff have been playing this past week. X-Wing – Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat. Salem – Salem incites the atmosphere of paranoia that held the village of Salem captive. Players act with the assumption that there are witches among them (and, in this case, there will be). Game play is simple: try to rid the village of witches and keep the identities of your own residents secret! Sushi Go Party – Sushi Go Party!, an expanded version of the best-selling card game Sushi Go!, is a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. Coup – In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. Barenpark – Bärenpark takes you into the world of bears, challenging you to build your own bear park. Would you like another polar bear enclosure or...

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Master of Pigments Painting Competition

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Store News

Post by Kyle As a store, Imaginary Wars has always been ‘Hobby First’ in it its gaming outlook: we’re always encouraging players to have fun with painting the models they buy to play their games with. With the events that we actively organise, we stress less on competitive elements and encourage all players to show up with fully painted armies. To help facilitate that, we even have our resident miniatures painter, Justin, on hand every Saturday afternoon to teach miniature painting techniques throughout the afternoon.   This year, we decided to wear our hobby a little more prominently on our sleeve by running a painting competition: enter Master of Pigments!   After running many different painting competitions and seeing so many ‘Best Painted’ portions of the multitude of events I’ve been to over the years, the one thing I noticed was that the same people tended to be rewarded over and over (and over) again—at times, to the point where there’s never a question as to who will win; it was more a question of which of the three “usual suspects” was going to show up. Now, there’s nothing wrong with the best entry winning, but when every participant knows they’re never going to be in the running—repeatedly and in every competition so long...

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Games Industry News for October 13th

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Store News

Here are news stories and announcements from the past week. New Kickstarters Near and Far: Amber Mines from Red Raven Games Golden Amber fills the deep mines, it’s fiery, cold embers glowing in the ancient rocks. Scholars say that the Arzians valued it above gold or silver, and wore it as a sign of wealth. Perhaps the rare substance holds forgotten secrets about the long-dead empire and their lust for power? Near and Far: Amber Mines is the first...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Store News

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week. Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things. Colony Wars – Colony Wars is a deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series which...

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Games Industry News for October 6th

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Store News

Here are news stories and announcements from the past week. New Kickstarters RWBY: Combat Ready from Rooster Teeth and Arcane Wonders A cooperative board game where 2-4 players join forces to take on fierce RWBY villains and slay monstrous Grimm! Panic! from Nothing Now Games Panic! is a card game of commodity trading, where each player is a wealthy and powerful billionaire. You will attempt to corner the market and keep the scarcest commodities for yourself, while trading the...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Store News

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week. Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things. Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space...

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Games Industry News for September 29th

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Store News

Here are the latest announcements from this week. New Kickstarters T2029: Terminator 2 Board Game from Rule & Make A cooperative game where players must coordinate the resistance to defeat Skynet, in the final hours of the War Against the Machines. Resident Evil 2: The Board Game from Steamforged Games Resident Evil 2: The Board Game is a co-operative survival horror game for 1-4 players set in the Resident Evil universe. Players choose from a number of familiar characters...

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