NERDZ Out of the Box
Out Of The Box
Buy The Vote Game! Unboxing
Buy the Vote! by Coozies Games, a landslide is not achieved readily. This swift to learn game brings the strategy and skullduggery. There is no rulebook; instead, it provides an instructional video. This is a real-time game, and a link to the Buy the Vote timer is provided. Each game is fifteen minutes long. The playing board serves as a quick guide for play. It is campaign time, and you have ten million dollars to start and gain additional money on rounds four through seven. Once the money is allocated, the random states for auction are placed between the players. Time to secretly bid behind your voting screens. Once ready, place your hand on the table to acknowledge you are finished. When all players have their hand on the table, lift the voter screen, and reveal the results. The highest bid wins the state and its electoral votes. If a tie, the state remains in bidding, and another state is placed with it for the next round. The states are Blue and Red, with a few Gold states that are swing states. Once won, they can let you steal state from an opponent. Each state card is worth a different number of electoral votes. At the end of the game, the player who has the most options are named the party nominee, while the player who came in second is their running mate. If their combined electoral votes hit 270, they are also considered to have won the election Our thoughts Buy the Vote is swift to learn, portable, and stressful in a good way. The timer provides the game what it needs to be more than just a filler game. There is a dash of intimidation and strategy during the auction phase. I generally try to bid fast and slam my hand on the table to stress out my opponent. This leads to wasted campaign funds because once they are used, even if you don’t win the bid, they are spent and go back to the bank. After a few games, I did lean towards planning ahead for the higher electoral college states, however, with the time clicking down, we all were frivolous towards the end. We found the high jinx of blind betting and a race to beat the timer delightful. TO GET A COPY- www.buythevotegame.com https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/316113/buy-vote Coozies Games 2-5 Players 15 Minutes Play time We play. We invent. We review. We are an independent, creative pop culture studio that looks beyond what is contemporary. We grew up in pop culture and strive to present a positive and diverse forum on everything nerdy. Nerdz Garage Nerdz Podcast Theme Licensed Music Purple Planet Music Ecstasy
Out of the Box with Katia Howatson!
I had a lovely conversation with Katia Howatson, the creator of the 2021 Board Game Mosaic Calendar A high-quality calendar comprising 13 works of art inspired by publishers such as Stonemaier, Roxley, Board & Dice and many more! Katia~ has started a genre in game art by taking game pieces and transforming them into stylized art. A highlight each day (during the beginning of the quarantine) to see her latest burst of color and whimsy. Many have asked (including me) to purchase these and she answered our call. She funded her Kickstarter in 48 hours- amazing!! She added magnets and coasters!!!! You can still order early! https://v.kickstarter.com/1598623369_28b5fd6e147a1ca45bc3f4126c2c8fca072d649c/assets/030/195/832/378246e432874cbe5b905da436fa1bb6_h264_high.mp4 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952446224/2021-board-game-mosaic-calendar/description Want to order now? https://app.crowdox.com/projects/952446224/2021-board-game-mosaic-calendar Thank you- Katia Howatson, for brightening our days and sharing your captivating creations! Suzzan Smith Nerdz Garage Nerdz Podcast Theme Licensed by Purple Planet Music Ecstasy
OUT OF the Box~Nerdz Garage
Hosts~ Derek Smith Suzzan Smith Escape the Dark Sector https://www.themeborne.com/escape-the-dark-sector The second game in the Escape the Dark series, Escape the Dark Sector is a simple, sci-fi adventure game with a focus on atmosphere, storytelling and player cooperation – perfect for newcomers to tabletop gaming. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up, lasts around 45 minutes, and each mission is randomly generated so no two games are ever the same. Let’s be honest; there is still a bit of drama when we play. Sit Down -Grab a Drink – Join the Game Derek Smith https://www.nerdzgarage.com/ _______________________________________________________________________ We play. We invent. We review. We are an independent, creative pop culture studio that looks beyond what is contemporary. We grew up in pop culture and strive to present a positive forum on everything nerdy. Nerdz Podcast Theme Royalty Free Music Purple Planet Music Ecstasy
OUT OF THE BOX Comics~ CULT OF DRACULA
Host~ Derek T Smith Richard Davis ~ Creator of Cult of Dracula is the guest on OUT OF THE BOX! Pre- order now at https://corner-box.com/ Second Sight Publishing announces that it has secured the rights to publish Cult of Dracula! This unique reimagining of Bram Stoker's classic tale of terror adapted from the award-winning stage play by creator Rich David and that "Cult of Dracula is the perfect vehicle to launch our Second Sight Presents line of horror comics. Second Sight describes Cult of Dracula, beginning with the grounded sensibilities of a true-crime detective story. Special Agent Malcolm Bram is investigating a tragic event dubbed by the media as the "Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides." Bram's investigation serves as a framing device to keep readers grounded as they tumble down the rabbit hole to discover that this weird little cult is much older and much darker than anyone could imagine. Bram is an original character, a nod to Dracula author Bram Stoker. The remaining cast is re-imaginings from the original novel. Abraham Van Helsing, as an example, is a defrocked Eastern Orthodox priest turned college professor. Together with grad students Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker, he forms a documentary crew working on a film about Robert Renfield, the cult's enigmatic guru and leader. Predictions for the future Richard Davis, 100 % percent badass. "You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something." - Bruce Wayne, Batman. Cult of Dracula will be release 7/29/2020 to your local comic store. Cult of Dracula is available now for pre-order through corner-box.com. http://www.secondsightpublishing.com/ Writer/Creator: Rich Davis Art: Henry Martinez (Ghost Rider/Spirits of Vengeance/Blaze) Colors:Trevor Richardson (Fangoria) Letters: Ed Dukeshire Covers:Carla Cohen (The Boys: Dear Becky) Gyula Nemeth (Criminal Macabre), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), and Georges Jeanty (Buffy/Firefly/X-Men). #dracula #cultofdracula #indycomics #comics #horror #vampires #cult #georgesjeanty ~ Nerdz Garage https://www.nerdzgarage.com/ Derek Smith Nerdz Podcast Theme Royalty Free Music Purple Planet Music Ecstasy #dracula #cultofdracula #indycomics #comics #horror #vampires
Out of the Box - Episode 2 DEADPOOL!
Comics, D&D and our crafty Nerdz life. Everything Nerdy.... and lots and lots of COMIC BOOKS. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #4 - Page 21 Spawn Issue 5 “Justice” | Nitro Head's MERRYLAND Nazi Captain America Just Teamed Up With Deadpool Deadpool The Merc$ For Money – Marvel Writer Cullen Bunn - Artist Salva Espin Deadpool vs Old Man Logan – Marvel Writer Declan Shalvey - Artist- Mike Henderson True Believers Deadpool – Marvel Writer Gerry Duggan - Artist Matteo Lolli Deadpool vs Thanos – Marvel Writer Tim Seeley - Artist Elmo Bondoc The Collective: A Comic & Game Community 515 E Altamonte Dr #1023, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 https://www.thecollectivecomics.com/ Nerdz Garage Derek Smith Nerdz Podcast Theme Royalty Free Music Purple Planet Music Ecstasy
Out of the Box Episode One
Comics, D&D and our crafty Nerdz life. Everything Nerdy.... and lots and lots of COMIC BOOKS. TITLE STUDIO ARTISTS SYNOPSIS WHAT WE LIKED FIREFLY #11 (NOV 2019) Written by Greg Pak and Illustrated by Dan McDaid Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover by Will Sliney What we love about this? Whedon. Can’t stop the signal. Greg Pak. It’s the artwork for us. Well, the story too. One could say it’s a knee jerk, “ we love everything Firefly”. But it’s not. It may have been at issues #1 and #2 for sure. But the writing and art is evoking the Firefly universe but is telling a new story all of its own. We love that. It helps that it is a somewhat seamless continuation of the original. THE WALKING DEAD - THE ALIEN - LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (NOV2019) SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT/IMAGE COMICS Writer Brian K Vaughn Artist Marcos Martin What do we love about this? Another seamless reimagining of an epic series. How? Begin before the beginning....Again it’s the story and the art. They pull you right in. 10-12 panels. That’s all it takes. They kept the black and white from the original, it works. We can’t say much about the actual book, spoilers. Just know, it’s worth it. RWBY #1 (DEC 2019) DC Writer Marguerite Bennet Artist Mirka Andolfo What do we love about this? Well, a lot of things. First and foremost, the writers and artists manage to take a beloved anime series and NOT RUIN or BETRAY IT. At all. Yes, we were concerned. Our take is that it is very well executed, and the art evokes the series and the story is on point. Not seeing any familiar names from the animated series creators and artists concerns us. We shall see how this book develops and will check back with you after 6 or so issues. It’s worth it though. ONCE AND FUTURE #1 (AUG2019) BOOM! STUDIOS Written by Kieran Gillen and Illustrated by Dan Mora What do we love about this book? Arthurian legend writ into the 21st century. What’s not to love. That is not all. Wizardry, mystery , incredible art and writing. The story moves along and has clear developments that leave more questions than answers, and that’s okay, issue #1. Indeed, we are up to #4 and still loving it in every way! Star Wars #75 (JAN 2020) Marvel Writer Greg Pak Artist Phil Noto Variant Cover by Greg Land and Frank D’armata What do we love about this book? Star Wars. ‘Nuff Said. Greg Pak, one of our favorite comic writers, storytellers, currently. Never disappoints. This is the end of an era. Or at least of a numbered series. Marvel has brought the iconic flagship Star Wars title to an epic end, sort of. The story arc in this issue, Destination Hoth, carries on in Empire Ascendant #1. We love Star Wars in nearly every iteration so far (and there have been many in comics). We love all of the short-limited run series they are currently bringing us and enjoy seeing more of our favorite characters and new ones alike. Nerdz Garage Derek Smith Nerdz Podcast Theme Royalty Free Music Purple Planet Music Ecstasy