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Golem Arcana Unboxing

Posted: August 22, 2014 by Kane Blaireau in Board games, Kane, Role Playing Games

Last year at PAX, Noccie and I demo-ed a game called Golem Arcana. It is a game that marries traditional tabletop gaming with an app that keeps track of the minutia of the battlefield and character effects. It also has a very unique look and feel that is carried to the tabletop via their pre-painted miniatures. This all coming from the fine folks at HareBrained Schemes who you may recognize as the makers of the new Shadowrun Returns video game that they launched via Kickstarter. Having participated in that Kickstarter and thoroughly enjoying the final product, I was already on-board. They promised another Kickstarter to get Golem Arcana going and they delivered! TONS of content all at once instead of the slow release that plagues most games of its type. Last week, we received our pledge reward. Here is my unboxing adventure of this mighty box-o-stuff.

IMAG0232The box itself. Name and address blacked out to protect the guilty.


And inside the voluminous brown beast? The Kickstarter edition of the starter box surrounded by the add-ons.


The back of the starter box.


The starter box surrounded by its friends.


The inside of the starter box.


What lies below the tray of miniatures? Why the rules and accessories, of course! The rulebook itself is VERY sparse, but since this is run primarily via a downloadable app, that is not really surprising.


The control card and some counters on top of a battlefield tile.


Another beautifully rendered tile.


Character cards on top of yet another tile.


The Bone Golems.


The Wood Golems.


Booster box of Sand Golems.


The cards for the Sand Golems.


Sand Golems free of their containment field.


Black Widow expansion cards.


And the models.


This wee beauty was  bonus for having also Kickstarted Shadowrun by the same company!


Another add-on that I just thought was cool!


The pendant and item cards. Not entirely sure how these interact with the game.

We are planning on getting some play time in soon and will be sure and take pictures and write up a full blow-by-blow of the action!


Golem Arcana

Posted: September 25, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Board games, Interwebs, Kane, Minatures
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Just wanted to give a quick shout-out about this Kickstarter. Mostly because I REALLY want to see it succeed!

Golem Arcana is a tabletop miniature war game that uses a bluetooth enabled device to track the battlefield as well as damage. I got to demo this at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) and was supremely impressed. If you like miniatures games or tech toys, you need to check this game out! Brought to you by the minds behind Shadowrun Returns, I can’t begin to tell you how much promise I see in this game. Go check it out and share it with your friends!

They are also running a series of demos if you are not already sold. Here are the Seattle area locations:

Card Kingdom – Seattle
Thursday Sept 26 6-10pm

Olympic Cards & Games – Lacey
Saturday Sept 28 1-5pm

Fantasium Comics and Games – Federal Way
Saturday Oct 5 1-6pm