Critical Un-Boxing - Mage Wars

While at Gen Con, I had the pleasure of meeting the Arcane Wonders team, led by Bryan Pope.  They are the makers of Mage Wars, which has been in production for five long years!  Why so long?  Passion!  These guys are working, and have been working, diligently to ensure their game is as best as it can be!


I had the pleasure of meeting with them, talking shop, talking the industry as a whole, and most importantly, talking about Mage Wars!  Mage Wars is a customizeable card game of dueling mages!  It has unique mechanics (like having an actual spellbook and not a deck!) and beautiful artwork, let alone fun gameplay!


I'm working on a critical review, but in the meantime, since there is SO much in this box, I wanted to take a moment and share it with you!  Enjoy!

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Patrick Connor (Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:54)

    Thank you for the Unboxing review. Our belief at Arcane Wonders is that a game should not only have excellent mechanics and gameplay, but should also have quality components and artwork at an affordable price. Many industry insiders have said that our game should retail for $75+, but we felt that our game needed to be priced so that it was available to all gamers interested in this game genre, as well as, players new to miniatures gaming.

    I am glad that you are enjoying Mage Wars and hope you have many more opportunities to Enter The Arena!

    PS - Keep an eye out in the next couple months for more information about our first mage expansion, the Forcemaster and the Warlord!

  • #2

    critshappen (Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:03)

    All awesome stuff Patrick! Thank you guys, we're looking forward to doing our Critical Review of this soon too!

  • #3

    Steven Hoffman (Sunday, 23 September 2012 23:31)

    Nice, I love the idea of game unboxings. It doesn't look like there's much wasted space in this one. That's always been a pet peeve of mine, giant boxes for games that could fit in boxes 1/5th the size, but as you said that board is huge, so it needs some space, and the binders obviously take up a bit of room as well.

  • #4

    critshappen (Monday, 24 September 2012 17:59)

    Agreed Steven! The Arcane Wonders team did a good job of providing organization and future space in this one. Glad you like it!

  • #5

    Sean McCoy (Friday, 28 September 2012 15:05)

    Thanks for the unboxing, Tox! Let's play soon!

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