Scent of a Gamer

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My Cursed City unboxing

My set of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City turned up on time, but not quite in time to make it onto the latest tray. However I thought it would be nice to go through the contents.

Cursed City is not a cheap game. Over here (Australia), it costs more than Gloomhaven at retail, which is the closest comparable game I could think of. Gloomhaven ships with more stuff in the form of boards and a very large campaign book. Cursed City offers more miniatures.

Here’s my box in its cling-wrapped glory:

I have to say, between this game and Blood Bowl Season 2, I am enjoying the art direction GW are putting towards their secondary games. Refreshingly different.

The back of the box pushes those miniatures front and centre. The heroes and main villains are all featured and named, with an image showing the boards and other models in the game. The rulebooks are not the focus here. Let’s take a look inside:

The first thing you are faced with on opening the box is the sprues. You get 4 sprues for the enemies; one for Radukar the chief villain, one for the larger and unique enemies, and then two identical sprues (on the left above) with everything else. As in the Silver Tower, your enemies come in even numbers.

The heroes get their own sprues in a different colour. All models in the box are designed to be pushed together for assembly. I’ll report on how well that goes once I get that chance to assemble the contents. The box also comes with an inner black card sheet to protect the books and cards from the miniatures while in transit. As you can see it took a few dings and scratches. Still the sprues are made to be sturdy and there was no damage to them in transit.

Speaking of made, the back of the box and the notice above on the (which is printed on the side) make it clear this set was made in the UK. I have heard chatter about GW shifting more production to China, but that’s not the case here, at least.

The rules, cards, dice, and boards lie pristine under their thin card shield. I will take a closer look at the rulebooks in a separate post.

There’s a bunch of counters and market on the board sprues too, and I will understand their use once I have read through the rulebook (I hope!). Also there’s plenty of baggies provided in the box for all those counters.

Finally for this unboxing we look at the boards. Each board is double-sided and many of them are irregular shapes, so there aren’t so many square and rectangle board pieces as I had expected; most have a different shape. No doubt there’s a reason for that. The important thing is they all look nice!

That concludes my unboxing, I hope you enjoyed it and I will follow this up with a look at how the miniatures assemble, and another article on the rules.

5 comments on “My Cursed City unboxing

  1. Azazel
    April 18, 2021

    Looking good. I haven’t opened mine yet, but it’s been staring at me from my bench for the last few days. Was planning to open it today but the time hhas flown by and still a lot to do. Maybe I’ll hold off for next weekend and just live vicariously through your posts? 😉

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  2. ericritter65
    April 18, 2021

    is this a cooperative game from GW, or solo play?

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    • davekay
      April 18, 2021

      I’ve only given the rule books a quick look so far, but I think it can be either. You choose 4 heroes to take on each adventure, and it doesn’t really matter whether 1,2,3 or 4 different players control them.

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  3. mick
    April 19, 2021

    Congrats on getting a hold of the set! Looking forward to seeing how this fit together and turn out when you’re done.

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