As I mentioned earlier today, the DreadBall Ultimate box is starting to leave the warehouse – and wow, it’s an impressive set! I thought you’d appreciate a look at the contents, so I picked one out of the stack and carefully peered through the contents before putting it back. (I may have also added something cool for the lucky person who picks it up. You never know, it might be you!) This is a bit of an experiment as far as the blog goes – we normally do our unboxings on video, but with Mars Attacks looming around the corner, time was short! Let me know what you think of this format, and I’ll see whether we can do some more in future.

Here it is! The box weighs in at an impressive []kg... that's hefty!

Here it is! The box weighs in at an impressive 1.16kg… that’s hefty!

It wouldn't be an unboxing without a gratuitous "ooh, the mystery!" shot.

It wouldn’t be an unboxing without a gratuitous “ooh, the mystery!” shot.

Here's everything laid out in one place. The £39.99 price tag is the equivalent of buying the four Giants... and the rest comes for free!

Here’s everything laid out in one place. The £39.99 price tag is the equivalent of buying the four Giants… the rest comes for free!

The new Ultimate counter sheet contains 3 Action Tokens and a Team ID Counter for each of the six teams, six Score Tracker tokens, a Round Tracker and Event Tracker token, and two DreadBall ball tokens - just in case you haven't got a spare ball or two!

The new Ultimate counter sheet contains 3 Action Tokens and a Team ID Counter for each of the six teams, six Score Tracker tokens, a Round Tracker and Event Tracker token, and 2 DreadBall ball tokens – just in case you haven’t got a spare ball or two!

There's a new deck of cards, too - I didn't want to open them, as this is a copy that will be sent out to a customer, so you'll have to wait and see what the new cards are like!

The Ultimate card deck – I didn’t want to open them, as this is a copy that will be sent out to a customer, so you’ll have to wait and see what the new cards are!

The book's beautifully laid out, and contains everything you need to play Ultimate, add the Season 3 teams to your games and use Giants.

The book’s beautifully laid out, and contains everything you need to play Ultimate, add the Season 3 teams to your games and use Giants.

 

The Ultimate Arena in all its glory - it's printed on a non-slip rubberised mat, meaning it won't move around on your tabletop. Genius!

The Ultimate Arena in all its glory – it’s printed on a non-slip rubberised mat, meaning it won’t move around on your tabletop. Genius!

Another cool feature of the mat is that it rolls or folds up without creasing for easy storage between games.

Another cool feature of the mat is that it rolls or folds up without creasing for easy storage between games.

There we go! I’ll be completing this unboxing tomorrow with a look at the four Giants that also come in the set, but I hope you’ll agree that it’s already a pretty exciting expansion. I’ve played a few games already (including one over at Beasts of War), and I can happily say that it takes DreadBall and ramps up the insanity – it’s the perfect game for a few buddies to crowd around on a Friday night, and it’s definitely going to be turning up as a regular feature of my own gaming nights! Let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments below!

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