9.5

Takenoko

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Don’t you love when someone gives you a gift that actually ends up becoming a chore? Remember when your parents got you a pet? You had to clean up after it, take it for walks, clean it, and feed it? Yeah, that doggy in the window was adorable before you came to the realization that you are cleaning up another living thing’s poo and that your place on the food chain has been all screwed up. (more…)

8.8

Steam Park

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

After waiting in line for what seemed like an eternity, I stepped into the cart, pulled the bar down, and held on for dear life. The cart starts its climb. Clink, clank, clink, clank. The slow climb to the top is unbearable.The quiet before the storm is the only thing on my mind and, honestly, that doesn’t cover half of it. At the top, my dread suddenly subsides as I take in the beautiful sights from so high in the air. (more…)

9.5

CritSuccess Dice Ring

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Gen Con 2013 was quite the gaming extravaganza. Apart from tournaments and events, there was the looming presence of the vendor hall—all the gaming swag you could imagine, the only limit to the fun to be had in this room was your bankroll. One of the greatest surprises of Gen Con 2013 for me was coming across the CritSuccess Dice Rings. (more…)

10

Unique Dice Towers

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Unique Dice Towers is a company that employed the miracles of Kickstarter to back a project that went up in April of 2012 and found itself 2,243% funded by May. Yep, you read that right —they asked for $1,000 to start this project and ended up raising $22,438. I think its safe to say that the gaming community was ripe for their products. As the name would have it, Unique Dice Towers produces very unique dice towers. (more…)