August 1, 2018 by Lee
Straight off the bat I just want to say WOW!!!
Earlier this year we got tickets to go to Warhammer Fest hosted by Games Workshop where we were totally blown away by their enthusiasm and the future products they were showing off. Apologies that we didn’t post any photos this time round but we were so rushed for time it became difficult to get round and see everything.
However, while we were there and in between podcasts and seminars, Jamie and I managed to get a little time to have a look around the other companies there who develop games / comics etc using the GW backgrounds and under license. One such company we were very impressed with was Play Fusion who were demoing a new, unreleased at the time, card game Age of Sigmar Champions.
They had the biggest area for their display and also had many gaming tables for people to try out the game. It wasn’t long before we both sat down at a table to do battle. The gentleman briefly went through the rules with us which I have to say seemed fairly straight forward to pick up and play. It didn’t take long for Jamie to be pulling off tremendous combos using the cards to the full effect. I, on the other hand, didn’t shuffle my deck that well and ended up dealing damage to him but playing more the long game by building my units up ready to attack. After about 15 – 20 minutes the game was over with Jamie taking the glory on this one, but we were hooked.
We play a variety of card games such as Star Wars Destiney, Yu-gh-oh, Magic the Gathering and Lords of War to name a few. But what we liked about Age of Sigmar Champions was the depth and how tactical the game can be. Its not just about placing units or casting a spell willy nilly, you have to think about playing the right card at the right time and I have to say we really felt like we were commanding card versions of the miniatures we play on the tabletop.
Mel finally joined us after she had finished a podcast on painting faces as our game ended. We had a brief discussion with her about the game and how we both enjoyed it that we all agreed to buy the introductory deal which was the Founders edition. I will say at this point it did seem a bit pricy, but after receiving it I can now understand the care and attention that has gone into designing and developing this product.
So, below is the box and its contents and I have to say again the quality is excellent.
First up is the box itself, this is a sturdy black cardboard box with a lift off lid.
Upon opening the box we have 2 posters (one of which I forgot to take a picture of) and a hand written card thanking us for our support purchasing the Founders edition. For me that is a nice touch.
The next picture shows off the contents in all its glory and yes the foam insert comes with the box. Again a nice touch.
The next set of pictures show a number of booster packs, which are used to create new decks or add in to an existing one. A very nice deck box to store cards in, this is a thick sturdy card construction and looks like it will hold a number of cards. Following that we have a nice Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions pin. The final picture in this group is a little hardback book which includes a short story, a diary and a journal where you can record and track your games.
The next 2 pictures are the game mats. The first picture is a paper mat in which you get 4 of these in the box. The next picture is a more deluxe mat which is rubber backed with material on the surface, you get 2 of these deluxe mats in the box and they each are stored in their own tube as you can see in the picture.
The next 2 pictures are the rules and the 4 metal damage markers which are used to track your damaged gained or taken in the game. Each one of these marks has the symbol representing the faction they are used with.
The final picture in this unboxing I couldn’t resist to show you was the empty box with the foam insert, which again I thought was a really nice touch.
I thought while I was doing this post I would put up some YouTube links to Play Fusions channel where they explain how to play.
How to Play Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions by Play Fusion
One thing I forgot to mention, if you don’t like card games and prefer a digital approach then Play Fusion are looking to develop an app version of the game and so keep an eye out on their website etc. Also we will be trying out the card game at Warhammer World very soon.
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