Welcome one, welcome all, to GeekOut Media’s Top 10 Gifts for Gamers. Now we decided to come up with some basic guidelines for what we would or would not include in this week’s list, the last weekend before Christmas – So, here’s what we settled upon:
- Must be a gift you could buy a friend or family at a reasonable price (Under £50)
- No Official Consoles – They’re too expensive for this list.
- No specific Video Games or Board Games.
With the rules for this list out of the way with, let’s unwrap this week’s list! (more…)
Ernest Cline’s debut novel was met with roaring praise, but now it’s my turn to check out what life is like in The Stacks for young Wade Watts. Would living inside of a virtual simulation be just the escape in life that he wanted, or will he find out that the world is truly more horrific than he would ever dare to imagine? Join Timlah as we look through the bleak telling of a future where the only means of escape from reality that is the OASIS.
Recently, I decided I wanted to get myself a Loot Crate box. So that I did, when they released some of their older boxes. I went and bought myself the Play box, which had some great items inside, but there was an item I didn’t see listed – or at least I didn’t know what it was at first. When I opened my box, there it was sitting neatly near the bottom of the box… The exclusive Superfight deck for Loot Crate. But just what is Superfight and is it any good? Read on to find out more about the game. WARNING: This game is Not Safe For Work…
I’m going to warn you now: I compare this game to Cards Against Humanity… And it’s up to you to decide which game you would prefer sitting on your shelf. Both games are great fun.
Very simply put, this is Cards Against Humanity in Superhero dream-fight scenario format. You have white cards and you have black cards, not much new here so far. What is new however is that instead of playing a white card (answer) to a black card (question), you have black cards (attributes) and white cards (characters). Also, it’s got an interesting drawing mechanic, where you draw three black and three white cards at the start of each turn.
Your character could be anything, from an average woman, to a young boy wearing his underwear on his head; or more specific characters, such as George Bush. You give your character an attribute and it goes around in turn order for players to unveil what their superhero is. The remainder of your hand goes into two separate discard piles, one for the black cards and one for the white cards. When everyone has done this, each player picks up another black card and puts it on their superhero. Then, the players discuss who would win the fight. The winner scores a point and the game continues until an end point has been decided.
It’s not necessarily the most safe for work game out there, but some of the combinations are outright hilarious, so it’s worth a look at. One pro side to this is the majority of the cards seem relatively inoffensive. With this in mind, if you want to play a silly game with people who prefer games that are a little more politically correct, whilst I’ve not seen all of the cards out there, this game might offer that “CAH-Feel” without all of the hoo hah of having to explain what Bukakke is. If you don’t know, don’t look it up. We accept no responsibility if you do look that up.
Presentation and Cost
Same as Cards Against Humanity, the game is really well presented. It’s very simple too, with two different decks, representing two types of cards. It’s really easy to understand, simply based on the looks of the cards. The game comes in a nice enough box, again sharing an incredibly familiar trait of Cards Against Humanity of the black on white feel. You know that when you open the box, it’s going to be a lot of cards. The game certainly feels well polished and nicely packaged, plus it doesn’t take up too much room.
Cost is hard to define when we don’t have a similar game, so we’ll be comparing the base set of Superfight with the base set of Cards Against Humanity. When we talk about cost, the game is slightly more expensive than Cards Against Humanity, which is at a simple and clean twenty pounds. Also, whilst Superfight comes with 500 cards, Cards Against Humanity comes with 550.
I really like Superfight and it makes for a really nice replacement or even compliment to Cards Against Humanity. It’s a nice addition to our little geek game set and because it’s not purely about “who is the funniest”, but rather it has a lot more depth to with its ‘character creation’ (sort of.) This earns it a unique spot in our geek games collection. It’s easy to get into, especially if you’ve played any card games of its kind before. Have you played or heard of Superfight? Would you rate this or Cards Against Humanity higher and why? Let us know in the comments below, over on Twitter or Facebook.
I’ve been back and forth in my mind about Loot Crate for some time, but it’s finally time to share this with others and see what others make of it!
Loot Crate is pretty well known now, but any extra exposure is a good thing, right? So for geeks everywhere, there is Loot Crate.
What do you get?
Loot Crate gives you a random box every month, on a recurring package. Every month, you pay a certain amount and you get given a crate, often worth more than what you pay. The contents of a Loot Crate box is varied and sometimes you might not get the same thing as other people. You get “one of a series” of items. It’s a good way to get geek culture exposure and for a product to get recognised.
This is the only time I can truly understand these unboxing videos, as they are a surprise each month.
You seem to become aware of the months “themes” quite quickly with the Loot Crates, but once you’ve gotten the theme, you’ll get items mostly associated with that theme. The current one on the website is “Titan” themed. Ooh err!
There are some big names partnered with Loot Crate, too! Names such as Marvel, DC Collectibles, Nintendo, there’s something for the geek in everyone, no matter what your geekdom.
How much is it?
Depending where you are, the price does somewhat vary. For the US, it’s $13.37 per month plus shipping and handling. For anywhere outside of the US, it’s quite a bit more expensive at $29.95 per month, but with shipping and handling included.
I’ve been reserved in going out to get these, as I’ve been trying to suss out: Should I, or should I not go for it? It seems great as I adore little figurines (Such as my adorable chibi-Qubeley figurine).
What do you think of the idea of Loot Crate?
Who thinks I should at least do a trial and do a small update to this post about the Loot Crate I receive? It’ll likely not be until next months Loot Crate, thus it’d be late April if I did get it… But hey, if I get people recommend it, I will try it at least once.