In Review: Spoils of War & RWBY: Combat Ready

Posted on: October 17, 2017

What is being said about our new and upcoming games?

We understand that it can be hard to find the time to keep up with news and reviews. So, we are here to help! Here are a number of articles and videos highlighting Spoils of War, and RWBY: Combat Ready.

With the flood of board gaming news that is coming out daily, we understand it can be easy to miss things. “IN REVIEW” is a series we periodically post here at that is collection of what reviewers, magazines, and other media outlets have been saying about our games!


Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings. Spoils of War debuted at Origins Game Fair this year and has been a hit with our fans! Here are a few recent reviews and videos we enjoy:

1. My Cup Runneth Over–A Double-Take Review of Spoils of War

“Other than in super-specific situations, I have no idea why I would ever play regular Liar’s Dice, now that Spoils of War exists. It’s fun. It’s clever.” – CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

2. The Kwarenteen Reviews Spoils of War!

“I highly recommend this game. It’s a good, fun, light, little family-style game where you can chuck some dice and start blurting that there’s 39 of some number and everybody goes ‘There is no way!’”

3. Spoils of War Live Play with Rob Oren and Kevin Burkhardsmeier!

Oren Clan Mike with Special guest Kevin “Burky” Burkhardsmeier have a great time full of laughs in this full live play-through of Spoils of War! Note: They forgot to turn on the audio until 1:16!


RWBY: Combat Ready is a cooperative board game where 2-4 players join forces to take on fierce RWBY villains and slay monstrous Grimm! Arcane Wonders’ very own CEO Bryan Pope and Benjamin Pope are the designers of the game, and we can’t be more excited to have the opportunity to work with the Rooster Teeth team and community to dive into the world of Remnant.

Rooster Teeth currently has RWBY: Combat Ready on Kickstarter, and the campaign will be running until Monday, October 30 at 1pm EDT. – CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KICKSTARTER

1. Techraptor RWBY: Combat Ready Developer Interview

“Already funded and now hitting stretch goals, Combat Ready looks to be an interesting, inside-look into the RWBY world of Remnant in a whole different way. It also aims to appeal to both fans of the show as well as members of the tabletop and gaming community.”

2. RWBY: Combat Ready Dice Tower Preview – with Boardgame Corner

“Your role changes from duel to duel within the overall battle, so the games will feel different. Not just because the Villains will change, and the minions will change, and the scenario objectives will change, but your ROLE in each duel changes.”

3. A Pawn’s Perspective Previews RWBY: Combat Ready

“It feels like the game would be fast paced and wholly reliant on players pulling together to squeak out a win. The rotating active player also seems like a great way to handle overly zealous cooperative players who want to micro-manage everyone else’s moves.”CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

That’s all we have for now, but we’ll be sure to share more news about our games in the weeks to come! To keep up-to-date with everything about Arcane Wonders (and not miss anything): Like our page on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Join our Newsletter by entering your email address into the crystal ball below!