Loot Crate Day!

We don’t get many visitors at our house who use our front door.  Most people come to our side door by the garage, and we know they are coming.  This morning when the front door bell rang, I was a bit perplexed.  The usual suspects ran through my mind Jehovah Witnesses, vacuum cleaner sales, or the neighborhood kids trying to earn some cash doing yard work.  I lumber down the stairs – well kind of limped – to find two black boxes abandoned at the front door.  Lo and behold, Loot Crate had arrived – one for me and one for the boy.  As I limp/lumber back up the stairs, the boy screams out “Loot Crate! It’s like Christmas every month”  He knew.  He just knew.

This month’s Loot Crate theme was “Play.”  The game inspired box brought out the inner geek.


I typically only glance at the mini-magazine that is included; however, this month’s edition chronicled the History of Game Controllers. From the 1977 Atari 2600 joystick to the future-bound Steam controller, each one displayed in it’s glory. I found it strange that they called the Colecovision controller a joystick numeric keypad.


Also included was a blank Munny Figure. This is a contest figure to “test your creativity and originality.”


Ready Player One Novel from Random House was a surprise. I did not except a full novel to be included. My son yells “Its a chapter book!” He is only in the second grade so this book probably is intimidating.


From Skybound Games comes the Loot Crate exclusive Superfight Card Game. “A fast-paced card game that pits super heroes and super villains against each other.”


Another Loot Crate exclusive from Loot Crate Labs is the Rock-Paper-Scissors Dice Game. This 2,000 year old game is now in dice form!


I was familiar with HexBugs before now because my son had received a few for his last birthday. My box had the HexBug Original, and my son got the HexBug Ant.


A Pac-Man poster was in the box, but no picture because I just didn’t feel like unwrapping it. But the monthly button was there.


If you want to sign up for Loot Crate just click here.