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Giaco Furino

Tabletop Editor

Joined TechRaptor: March 2018

About Giaco Furino

Giaco Furino joined the TechRaptor team as a Staff Writer in 2019 after searching for a dedicated place to write and talk about Tabletop Games. In 2020, he was named Deputy Tabletop Editor at the site, assisting in the assignment and editing of Tabletop reviews, previews, and features. In 2021, he took the helm as Tabletop Editor, overseeing all aspects of Tabletop gaming coverage on TechRaptor.

Giaco has been involved in the Tabletop industry for over a decade, working as the manager of Twenty Sided Store, a board game and RPG shop in Brooklyn for years before moving into writing full-time. As a freelance entertainment journalist with a focus on Tabletop, Giaco has traveled to the offices of Wizards of the Coast for a "day in the life" feature article, interviewed countless Tabletop personalities and creators, and wrote one of the first highly visible articles on VICE about the new surge of D&D players when Fifth Edition first released.

Today, as Tabletop Editor at TechRaptor, Giaco handles a large bulk of gaming reviews, from keeping up on all things Warhammer to covering the latest releases from the largest board game companies in the world. He also assigns and edits articles from an incredible team of TechRaptor writers, covering Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and more. He believes the deepest, most strategic war game deserves just as much time and attention as a family-friendly, super-light board game, and wants TechRaptor's Tabletop Section to be a welcoming place for all kinds of gamers. Whether you're looking for a review of the latest D&D book, or a fun new family game to take with you on vacation, TechRaptor's Tabletop Section will have what you need to have more (analog) gaming fun!

In his day job, Giaco is a Branded Content Strategist with a focus on Tech and Entertainment, helping ideate and pitch ideas to advertising clients across a broad array of passion points, topics, and anchoring sites. Giaco is also the co-writer of the feature film The Ranger, an independent horror movie about a group of punks who get lost in the woods, which premiered at South by Southwest in 2018. When he's not building Warhammer models for review, or trying out the latest big box board game release, you can catch him out on the town getting dinner with friends, teaching board games at his local comic shop, and working on his next screenplay.

Articles by Giaco Furino

Total Articles: 217

An image of Frostgrave: The Wildwoods, a new expansion for Frostgrave set on top of a photograph of painted miniatures.

Frostgrave: The Wildwoods Review

We're taking our wizards into the great unknown in our review of Frostgrave: The Wildwoods, a new expansion to the classic mini-agnostic skirmish wargame

June 8, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

An image of the box contents, partially painted, of Warhammer 40K Leviathan

Warhammer 40K Leviathan First Look

Follow along for our first impressions of Warhammer 40K Leviathan, the new big box set kicking off the launch of Warhammer 40K 10th edition!

June 4, 2023 | 03:29 EDT

An image of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Seraphon Army depicting multiple units on a battlefield

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Seraphon New Releases

We preview new models going up for preorder this weekend for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Seraphon army, checking out new wizards and warriors.

May 27, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

An image of the box contents of Warcry Nightmare Quest, including the box, a game board, and miniatures

Warcry Nightmare Quest Preview

With another incredible batch of scenery and two unique and well-balanced warbands, the latest Warhammer skirmish box set Warcry Nightmare Quest is a thrill

May 13, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

An image of the box for the board game Nidavellir against a gray and beige background.

Nidavellir Review - Fast-Paced Fantasy Bidding

With fast-paced gameplay and easy to understand rules, we dive into what makes this game so special in our Nidavellir Review.

May 9, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

An image of the box and contents of Star Wars Shatterpoint, a new skirmish board game featuring lots of gray plastic sprues.

Star Wars Shatterpoint First Impressions

We're unboxing the new highly anticipated Star Wars Shatterpoint to see what's inside, what it's like to build everything, and what we think of the ruleset

May 4, 2023 | 04:48 EDT

An image of the Warhammer Seraphon Army Set in action, going in for the attack on a fully built set.

Warhammer Seraphon Army Set Review

By the will of the old ones we dive into the Warhammer Seraphon Army Set, reviewing the miniatures included and diving into their rules.

April 22, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Warhammer 40K New Release Review - The Lion And Retinue, Commander Dante, HH Tanks

We round up Warhammer 40K New Releases, including our first look at Lion El'Jonson as included in The Lion and Retinue showcase set.

April 15, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar Ossiarch Bonereapers Soulblight Gravelords Previews

We preview new releases for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Ossiarch Bonereapers and Soulblight Gravelords, popping the coffin to see new battletomes and models

April 8, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck Review

We preview two of the upcoming Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Decks hitting shelves April 21. Do they have what it takes to compete?

April 6, 2023 | 05:29 EDT

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Games Workshop LOTR and Necromunda New Releases

We check out all new Necromunda and Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game releases up for preorder this weekend from Games Workshop

April 1, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

An image depicting painted models from the Warhammer 40K Boarding Patrol Tau and Ork boxes.

Warhammer 40K Boarding Patrol - Orks and Tau Preview

Bursting with enough models to build a potent elite fighting force, the Tau and Orks Warhammer 40K Boarding Patrol boxes are here!

March 25, 2023 | 06:00 EDT

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Blades of Khorne and Hedonites of Slaanesh

Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Khorne and Slaanesh New Release Preview

With two new Battletomes and models released for the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Blades of Khorne and Hedonites of Slaanesh armies, customization abounds!

March 18, 2023 | 10:25 EDT

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Warhammer 40K Wrath of the Soul Forge King Review

Recreate the intense battle between Vashtorr and the Azrael's Dark Angels with this massive Wrath of the Soul Forge King Battle Box, including 30 models!

March 11, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image of the Kharadron Overlords miniatures for Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Warhammer Kharadron Overlords New Battletome and Codewright Preview

We preview the new Kharadron Overlords Battletome and Codewright miniature for the sky-faring dwarfish Warhammer Age of Sigmar army

March 4, 2023 | 05:00 EST

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How These Healing Dice Can Save A Life

We interviewed the team behind The Healing Dice to learn more about these dice with organs in them and the power of being an organ donor

February 28, 2023 | 04:42 EST

An image of the Strike Force Agastus from Warhammer 40K, painted in Ultramarine colors fending off a Xenos hoard.

Warhammer 40K Strike Force Agastus Review - The Big Guns

Looking to add even heavier firepower to your Space Marines army? The newly releasing Strike Force Agastus brings the boom.

February 25, 2023 | 05:00 EST

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Skyrim The Adventure Game Review - Side Quest Standout

Though it suffers from an overwritten rulebook, Skyrim The Adventure Game is a thrilling return to one of our favorite gaming worlds

February 24, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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7 Wonders Edifice Review - Building On A Perfect Base

7 Wonders Edifice offers a fun new mechanic that adds versatility to the game without re-writing what makes the original so great

February 23, 2023 | 05:44 EST

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Skyrim The Adventure Game Unboxing - Frozen Adventures In The North

With a huge amount of content in the box, high quality components, and some neat organization features, the Skyrim Adventure Game looks to be big fun in the cold north.

February 21, 2023 | 03:47 EST

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Warhammer 40K Astra Militarum February Units Preview

We're taking a look at several new units and upgrade kits up for preorder for the classic Astra Militarum Warhammer 40K army

February 18, 2023 | 05:00 EST

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Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game Review - The Force Is Strong With This One

In Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game, two players battle it out as the Rebels and Empire by buying cards and removing opportunities from their opponents.

February 16, 2023 | 04:50 EST

An image of a pile of new MTG cards from Phyrexia All Will Be One

The Best Cards We Pulled From Phyrexia All Will Be One

We've sorted all our Phyrexia All Will Be One cards and have pulled some of our favorites that we opened over the new Magic: The Gathering set's release weekend

February 13, 2023 | 04:44 EST

An image of the new Warcry Blood Hunt box and some models

Warcry Blood Hunt Review - A Bloody Good Skirmish

We sink our fangs into Warcry Blood Hunt, a brand new big box release for the Warhammer skirmish game, featuring two new factions and tons of new terrain.

February 11, 2023 | 05:00 EST