Santa’s Renegades Unboxing

If you’ve been reading Meeple Mountain then you might know we’re big fans of Renegade Games. We’ve reviewed Lanterns – The Harvest Festival, Gravwell, and Lotus. We’ve even interviewed Scott Gaeta, the founder of Renegade Games.

So when I found out that Renegade Games was publishing a box set containing promos for a number of their hit games I had to find one. Renegade Games has a great relationship with local game stores, so much so that they’re not selling Santa’s Renegades online. You’re only able to pick it up in stores, and you’ll get one free with a purchase of $20 or more worth of Renegade products, or you can purchase it for $10 outright.

Let’s dive in and see what comes in the box!

Snow Tails

First is a double sided straight track piece for Snow Tails, Renegade’s modular track dogsled racing game. This game is fun and surprisingly thinky.

Snow Tails track piece

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

Next is a winter platform tile for Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. Lanterns is such a good game. Relaxing, enjoyable, a great gateway game…but also fun for serious gamers too. This makes the 4th promo tile for Lanterns I’ve collected so far.

Lanterns Winter platform tile

Dicey Goblins

I haven’t played Dicey Goblins but here’s what Renegade has to say about the game:

Dicey Goblins is a press-your-luck dice game in which players take on the role of goblins stealing dragon eggs. The game is played in rounds, and each round consists of series of turns in which players decide whether they will attempt to raid the dragons lair or turn tail.

Dicey Goblins promo tile


Also included in the promo pack is a beautiful clear wild die for Renegade’s real time bomb defusing game FUSE. This is a tense, fun, fast paced, coop 10 minute game about defusing bombs. This wild die goes in the bag along with every other die, and will act as any color, or any number based on the roll.

FUSE wild die

World’s Fair: 1893

In the time since our unboxing of World’s Fair: 1893 it’s become one of my favorite games, and in fact was my #1 game of 2016. This promo card is an Influential Figure, one of the movers and shakers of the World’s Fair…except that this is a picture of the game designer J. Alex Kevern. 😀

World's Fair: 1863 J. Alex Kevern


I haven’t played Clank yet but it’s certainly getting lots of good press. Here’s what Renegade has to say about it:

Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!

Clank Dire Wolf


I also haven’t played Covert yet. Here’s the scoop from Renegade:

Control your network of spies, gather intel, and break codes in Covert, a game of tactical dice placement, set collection, and timing set in Cold War Europe. Players race to complete high risk Missions by deploying their agents and acquiring the necessary equipment, all while keeping an eye on the needs of future missions and the advances of rival agencies.

Covert promo card


The first time I saw designs of the game board for Apotheca I was blown away by the vivid colors and the artwork. The final version was even more beautiful than the designs.

Apotheca promo card


Rounding out the promos is an entire winter flower set for Lotus, a beautiful, relaxing area control card game. This adds a complete neutral set of cards for this wonderful game.

Lotus winter flower

At only $10 this was well worth the price. It added fun promos to games I already own, and gives me a little incentive to pick up the games I don’t. What a great present from Renegade Games!

What do you think about Santa’s Renegades Unboxing? Give us your opinions in the comments below!


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Andy Matthews

Founder of Meeple Mountain, editor in chief of, and software engineer. Father of 4, husband to 1, lover of games, books, and movies, and all around nice guy. I run Nashville Game Night, and Nashville Tabletop Day.

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