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Just general geeky stuff

The Impregnable Fortress – A WWII Strategy Boardgame on the Battle of Singapore

No of Players: 2
Playtime: 30-60 mins
Ages: 8+
Genre: Strategy Boardgame
Website: https://www.fallingpianogames.com/ 
Social Media: Facebook

A simple 2-player boardgame, Impregnable Fortress has the players control the Commonwealth and the Japanese as they wage war during the Battle of Singapore that took place in January 1942, with the end goal of capturing the enemy HQ. Continue reading The Impregnable Fortress – A WWII Strategy Boardgame on the Battle of Singapore

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About My Reviews

So I’m gonna start doing reviews for the blog and I’m just gonna list out a few things about the general structure of them. Mostly for people who are curious about some of my decisions and as a reminder to me of how I decided to do them.

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Horror Block Unboxing – September 2015

It’s Horror Time as my box just came in today. This is the first time I’m trying out the Horror Block and I was pretty excited as this month comes with an Alien surprise. Also, since Halloween is this month, it’s sooo appropriate.

What the box looks like.
What the box looks like.

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Arcade Block Unboxing, April/May Box

Background

Taken from their site at www.nerdblock.com,Nerd Block is a monthly mystery package delivered right to your door filled with nerdy apparel, toys, and collectibles! Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 4-6 epic items for you to tear into!’ Each bundle also comes with a neat card listing out all the items you get for the month as well as details on where to get some of them like the shirts.

There are 6 current services you can subscribe to on the site: Nerd Block Classic, Horror Block, Arcade Block, Nerd Block Jr Girls, Nerd Block Jr Boys and the new Comic Block. Prices range from about 11.20 – 20 USD per month depending on your subscription choices. 

Superman’s just there to block my details.

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Things to note before backing a project on Crowdfunding Websites

It’s not a preorder store

Projects on Crowdfunding websites are more similar to investments where backers pledge money in order to help a project’s creator bring their vision to life.

The only difference is that in return, backers do not receive shares in the company (if any) or monetary rewards. Instead, project creators are encouraged to reward backers with gifts such as thank you notes and commonly the final product.

And like investments, there is a chance that the project fails and nothing is produced. When this happens, it’s in the hands of the creators whether or not to refund backers as s/he may not have any money left.

TL;DR, use caution when backing projects on the chance it fails and you lose your money
I’ve backed projects for more than $1000 but I always do so with the mindset that I might not see it again. Continue reading Things to note before backing a project on Crowdfunding Websites