Category: Board Games

Quick Kicks 17 : The Mini Box & Hero Forge Custom 3D Printed Miniatures


The Mini Box



The Mini Box is a storage case for miniatures. It is not complicated or fancy but will keep your models safe while at home or on the road.

A sturdy cardboard construction that is designed to hold the weight of a small human but light weight and compact enough to work as an at home storage solution.

They are packing these boxes with enough foam to hold 160 models. The original foam will be 1″ Infantry foam and is designed to fit into most standard sized cases.

Box Dimensions -14.5″ x 11″ x 5.5″

Infantry Foam Dimensions 14″ x 10.5″ x 1.25″

The retail price on these boxes will be $30 making them cheaper than most of its competitors. They are accomplishing this by doing the designs ourselves and purchasing the boxes and foam in bulk.

Hero Forge Custom Miniatures



Whether you want to create stranger fare (good luck finding a dual-wielding halfling barbarian mini), capture key details (no one should be forced to make compromises on their dwarf’s beard style), or simply have more say in your mini than just the paint job, Hero Forge is for you!

There are many advantages to using 3D printing and digital models over the more traditional injection mold and sculpting techniques. Printing from digital models means they can easily scale our models up or down. Want 6 inch display versions of your party to immortalize their heroic deeds? Can do.

Playing a niche tabletop game that uses a larger or smaller scale? No problem. And that’s not all: the character builder will let you save high resolution screenshots of your model for your character sheet and overhead views for your favorite virtual tabletop program. You can even save your mini and edit it later so it can grow and change as your character does!



We have recently started playing a new board game called Takenoko

Takenoko is a game about a giant panda and a gardener. It is super fun and newbie friendly. It may look like a cute kids game, but there is a huge amount of strategy involved in this game. You choose how you want to win by farming parcels of land, irrigating the land, and growing green, yellow or pink bamboo. In turn, the players see what the weather brings and can perform two actions, either: grab a new plot of land or irrigation channel, grow bamboo, feed the panda or draw an objective card.

The players take the role of courtesans of the Nippon emperor and take on the role of caring for his Giant Panda by growing a bamboo plantation.

Their mission: to The game ends when a player has completed 7 to 9 objectives (depending on the number of players). The player who gets the best score by adding the total value of their completed objective wins the game.

Takenoko Board Game At Amazon

Takenoko at BGG

See it played on Tabletop here: