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DeckManiacs – Boost MTG Box Reviews

by on 28/10/2015
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I’ve got something to admit. I was never the biggest fan of boxes due to their random natures and, quite often, high price point for little in return. Few have interested me enough to look at them twice, largely due to never being able to guarantee the gear that you receive. DeckManiacs.com, as their name implies, specialise in the distribution of monthly boxes of gaming boxes of the card variety, whether it be Pokemon or Magic the Gathering.

Both retail at £29.99 a month with the option to pre-pay 3 months (£83.99) or 6 months (£159.99), meaning a slight discount is applied if you go in it for the long haul. First impressions can mean a lot and, as per the vast majority of loot boxes, you don’t receive the gear in a neatly packaged box but instead a sturdy, if slightly ragged, box and, upon opening it, find everything wrapped in a Razer-esque green tissue paper. Regardless, we aren’t here for the wrapping, the goods lay below in the cavernous depths of lots. And lots. Of that damn tissue paper.

I'm not saying this was me, but...

I’m not saying this was me, but…

Upon everything falling out onto my floor as, quite frankly, I’d had enough of looking for a natural opening to the wrapping and instead ripped it to shreds, I was rather impressed. A wide array of MTG goodies laid out across the barren floor, as well as, surprisingly, a break down of everything that was included, including their prices to show you how good a deal you had received. My contents were as follows:

  • 9 MTG booster packs – RRP £32.31
  • 1 BZF Deck Box – RRP £2.99
  • 1 Pack of BFZ card sleeves – RRP 6.99
  • 2 Large Chessex dice – RRP £.082
  • 1 Token pad
    • Total Value – £43.11

As you can see, I easily got above the £29.99 asking price and, as a whole, was pleasantly surprised with everything that I got. Very few subscription based boxes are as open with the cost of their monthly boxes as DeckManiacs were and, for that, I can’t applaud them enough. An overall great option when you’re in the market for MTG cards and, one can only hope, they bring other card variants into the mix to collect of the popularity of other geekdoms, such as Yu-Gi-Oh, for example.

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