The Joy of Unboxing: The Battle of Five Armies

By October 8, 2014Boardgames, Videos

So began a battle that none had expected; and it was called the Battle of Five Armies, and it was very terrible

My Precious! My Precioussss! The Battle of Five Armies is here! Let’s unbox it together shall we?

As you all know by now, War of the Ring is one of my very favourite games. So I was waiting expectantly for Battle of Five Armies, the new game from Ares Games that uses roughly the same mechanics (and some of the figure designs) but zooms in on the huge battle at the end of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit. And just the other day, it arrived with a thunk on the doorstep of our hobbit hole.

Here’s a quick look at the moment of unboxing, but already my rules summary and reference sheet play aid thingumy is almost finished. Keep an eye out for it here at the Esoteric Order of Gamers!

Later this month I’m planning to film a play session video too…


What do you think?