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Giaco Furino

Tabletop Editor

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: 253


An image of all of the new releases coming to pre-order this weekend for Warhammer 40K Dark Angels
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Warhammer 40K Dark Angels New Release Review - The Green Dream Team

Our Warhammer 40K Dark Angels coverage continues with three new unit releases hitting pre-order this weekend! How do they fare on the battlefield?

February 24, 2024 | 05:20 EST

Dark Souls RPG The Tome Of Journeys
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Dark Souls RPG: The Tome Of Journeys Review - From Lordran With Love

We're taking the trip of an after-life-time with The Tome Of Journeys, an all-new supplemental book from the Dark Souls RPG.

February 16, 2024 | 02:34 EST

An image from our Dark Souls: The Board Game - The Sunless City Core Set review, featuring the box and the game laid out.
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Dark Souls: The Board Game - The Sunless City Core Set Review

Dark Souls: The Board Game - The Sunless City pairs the high difficulty the game is famous for with inventive, engaging, and rewarding gameplay.

February 15, 2024 | 05:46 EST

A header image from our Disney Lorcana Into The Inklands Starter Decks Review
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Disney Lorcana Into The Inklands Starter Decks Review - Doggone Good

We got an early look at the new Disney Lorcana Into The Inklands Starter Decks, and we've got your scoop on how they play and some key cards from the set.

February 12, 2024 | 11:46 EST

An image from our Borderlands: Mister Torgue's Arena of Badassery review featuring the box art.
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Borderlands: Mister Torgue's Arena of Badassery Review - Jokes And Loot

Our Borderlands: Mister Torgue's Arena of Badassery review dives into the game's sense of humor, mounds of loot, and innovative [Re]Action system.

February 12, 2024 | 09:00 EST

An image from our Battle Systems Gothic Cityscape set review
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Battle Systems Gothic Cityscape Review - Hassle-Free Terrain

With our Battle Systems Gothic Cityscape review, we learn just how impactful a box of cardboard terrain really can be as we transform our tables!

February 7, 2024 | 09:00 EST

An image from our review of new Flesh-Eater Courts releases
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New Warhammer Flesh-Eater Courts Review - Deluded Grandeur

With new Flesh-Eater Courts miniatures and a new Dawnbringers book focused on the mad king Ushoran, there's plenty of deluded delights to explore this week

February 3, 2024 | 05:00 EST

An image depicting all of the new releases for A Song of Ice and Fire TMG from this past december.
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A Song Of Ice And Fire TMG - Late 2023 New Release Review

The end of 2023 brought a flurry of exciting new releases for A Song of Ice and Fire TMG (Tabletop Miniatures Game), now we're seeing how they hold up!

February 2, 2024 | 10:00 EST

Song of Ice and Fire TMG image depicting some elements of the House Bolton Starter Set
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A Song Of Ice And Fire TMG Bolton Starter Set Review

Our Blades Are Sharp with our latest Song of Ice And Fire TMG review, covering the new Bolton starter set and several other new House Bolton releases.

January 29, 2024 | 05:47 EST

An image of the Deathwing Assault box as part of our review
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Warhammer 40K Deathwing Assault Box Review - Lumbering Power

We explore the terrifying power of terminators in our Deathwing Assault Box Review, talking models included and, as a bonus, the new Dark Angels Codex.

January 20, 2024 | 05:00 EST

An image depicting Warhammer: The Old World game box set against a backdrop of models from the box.
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Warhammer: The Old World Review - Hit Refresh

Our Warhammer: The Old World Review explains the basics of the game and shows readers what to expect from this massive new release.

January 6, 2024 | 05:00 EST

Our Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide header image, featuring multiple gifts against a holiday background.
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The TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Incredible, approachable gifting options make our TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide your essential go-to source this winter season.

December 9, 2023 | 06:15 EST

An image of some of the models included in the new Flesh-eater Courts Army Set Review
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Warhammer Flesh-eater Courts Army Set Review - Delusional and Deadly

We're unpacking all the gruesome, gory new Warhammer models and checking out their abilities in our Flesh-eater Courts Army Set Review.

December 3, 2023 | 09:00 EST

An image of Matthew Mercer from our Matthew Mercer Interview. Photo Credit: Anna Azarov
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Matthew Mercer Talks Upping Your GM Game, Power of Conventions, and More

Our brand new Matthew Mercer Interview covers GM tips, attending conventions incognito, and the projects he's excited about in 2024

December 1, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Best Tabletop Games And Accessories To Pick Up This Cyber Monday 2023

Our Black Friday Tabletop rundown has everything you need to know about saving money on board games, wargaming, CCG's and more!

November 27, 2023 | 11:48 EST

An image depicting Warhammer 40K New Necrons and a new Adeptus Mechanicus release.
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We've Got Your First Look At Warhammer 40K New Necrons Releases

It's out early look at Warhammer 40K New Necrons releases, and an additional upcoming release for Adeptus Mechanicus! Let's see how these units stack up!

November 25, 2023 | 05:00 EST

Legions Imperialis Preview header image featuring miniatures next to a glue bottle for size comparison.
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Legions Imperialis Preview - I Love These Little Dudes!

We're hanging out with our tiny buds in our Legions Imperialis Preview, getting a sense for the basic flow of the game and our initial thoughts on the rules

November 18, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image from our RoboCop: Rogue City Review featuring RoboCop in his classic silver armor.
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RoboCop: Rogue City Review - Good Shooting, Great Sleuthing

We're blasting punks and solving crimes in our RoboCop: Rogue City Review, which surprised us by nailing the tone of the original franchise.

October 31, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

The header image of our Cities of Sigmar Winter 2023 Release Review depicting a man drinking from a bottle and a manticore
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Warhammer Cities of Sigmar Winter 2023 Release Review - Tactical Powder Kegs

Giant cannons, soldiers atop ogors, a manticore - what more could you ask for? We cover all this and more in our Cities of Sigmar Winter 2023 Release Review

October 28, 2023 | 02:18 EDT

A collection of blind boxes for Wizkids Seas And Shores miniatures, including a special photo of a crab we love.
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Wizkids Seas And Shores Icons of the Realms Review - I Love Crab

With a variety of aquatic enemies and heroes to add to your campaign, the new Wizkids Seas And Shores mini line brings minis we didn't even know we wanted

October 16, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An image of the box contents of Warcry Hunter and Hunted as part of our preview.
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Warcry Hunter And Hunted Preview - Who Let The Dogs Out

With a great bit of lore and two fun new Warbands, see why we're impressed at first glance with our Warcry Hunter And Hunted Preview.

October 7, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

The Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween, depicting images from multiple scary board games.
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Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a look at some of the Best New Horror Board Games to hit shelves in the last year!

October 6, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Our header image for our Archeos Society Review, featuring the box of the game and the text "incredible card collecting"
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Archeos Society Review - Is This The Year's Best Board Game?

With its clever set collecting and massive replayability, we think we found the sleeper hit of the season. Find out why in our Archeos Society Review!

October 2, 2023 | 02:41 EDT