Are you ready to PLAY? February's Loot Crate is!
Disclaimer: Loot Crate provides their product to me every month in exchange for a review and general promotion on social media.
Let's see what they brought to the table this month...
The booklet this month has an article on why co-op gaming is good for you and this very cool history of gaming controllers. I'd love to have this as a full size poster!
Being an Atari kid, I have a small gripe that they left out the 2600 paddle and the 5200 controller. But if you have to pick only one to represent Atari, that is THE one. Also missing is the controller from the Magnavox Odyssey which came out three years before Atari's home Pong console. And where is the NES light gun?!
Here we have a "blank" Munny figure that the artistically inclined can customize. I'm am not so inclined but if I were, I'd submit my design to the custom contest that Loot Crate is having. There's also a Hex Bug ant. I don't really "get" these things but I'm not exactly the target audience either. I bet any young lad would be thrilled with a robo-insect! On the back of the Firefly postcard is a promo code to unlock an exclusive ship in the MMO when it goes live.
This is probably the one thing I'm most excited about this month! When I first read the book, I checked it out of the library so I'm glad to have my very own copy now. I can count on my fingers the number of books I've re-read in my life and I plan to add this to that exclusive list.
This 100 card Superfight deck is a Loot Crate exclusive. Superfight is a party-type game where players create crazy fighters and argue the case as to why their fighter would win. Players get three white and black cards and pick one of each to make their fighter. Black cards are characters and the white cards are enhancements. Blue (locations) and purple (situations) are optional. A typical round might look a little something like this...
My money's on the derby girl. What about you?
We also got a 9"x13" Wacka-Wacka poster by Manny Peters. I wasn't able to get a good photo of it but I did want to mention it because it's classic video gaming and Atari related!
Lastly, your cat isn't the only one that can have fun playing with this month's Loot Crate box!
That's right, the Crate itself unfolds into a game board! The booklet has punch out player pieces and tokens representing the five different items they have to collect to be the first to pack a Loot Crate. What's next, a game about sweatshop workers making knockoff purses? Kidding! You move around the board using the exclusive rock-paper-scissors dice.
And you can also toss the RPS dice in their velveteen bag to carry around in case the urge to play strikes you. Of course playing with dice removes the psychological aspect of the game, but if you're uber lazy I guess this is the way to do it.
Overall, I'd say this month was just ok for me. I'm thrilled to have Ready Player One and the Pac-Man poster, Superfight seems like it could be fun, and they continue to inovate with the box interiors. The rest I could take or leave but I'm definitely looking forward to March when Loot Crate goes COVERT with the promise of an exclusive SHIELD item (see right sidebar).
If you want to check out Loot Crate and get a surprise box o' stuff, head yourself on over to Loot Crate and enter promo code AEIOUwhy for 10% off.