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Giaco Furino

Tabletop Editor

TechRaptor Writer Since: 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.

Favorite games:

  • All Things Games Workshop (Warhammer Age of Sigmar, 40K, Necromunda, Lord of the Rings)
  • Star Wars: Legion
  • Dominion

Favorite genres:

  • Tabletop Wargaming
  • Deck Building Board Games
  • Worker Placement Board Games

Articles by Giaco Furino

Total Articles: 206

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

An image of Vashtorr and the box contents of Wrath of the Soul Forge King

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

An image of The Healing Dice amidst a skull and goblet

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

An image of playable characters in Skyrim The Adventure Game

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

An image of 7 Wonders Edifice

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

An image of the full game box for Skyrim the Adventure Game

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

An image of the Astra Militarum

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

A box shot of Star Wars The Deckbuilding Game

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

A photo of all the contents in Phyrexia All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition

Phyrexia All Will be One Bundle Compleat Edition Unboxing

Will special cards and tons of packs, the Phyrexia All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition offers tons of value and a great way to jump into the new set.

February 10, 2023 | 08:30 EST

An image of the Warhammer 40K World Eaters Army led by their leader Angron, a huge red devil-like creature

Warhammer 40K World Eaters Preview - Consumed By Rage

We let our rage consume us as we spill blood for the blood god with this preview of the Warhammer 40K World Eaters new releases

February 4, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image comprised of the new Battletome for Beasts of Chaos and the new model released for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Army

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Beasts of Chaos Battletome Preview

We're checking out the changes and updates to the new Beasts of Chaos Battletome, as well as the new model released for the army.

January 28, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image comprised of the new Gloomspite Gitz battletome and two new units for the army

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Gloomspite Gitz Battletome Preview

We run wild like a Squig with a good move roll in our preview of the new Gloomspite Gitz battletome, covering new rules and new models.

January 28, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image featuring several new models for the Warhammer 40K Astra Militarum army

Warhammer 40K Astra Militarum New Models Review - Fight the Good Fight

We check out the ranks of new releases for the Astra Militarum, a Warhammer 40K army full of soldiers, tanks, artillery, and more!

January 21, 2023 | 05:00 EST

An image of the Slaves to Darkness army, including an image of a battle and several key product shots including the Daemon Prince

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Slaves to Darkness Review - Embrace the Chaos

The Slaves to Darkness get a huge upgrade in terms of daemonic, chaotic power, thanks in large part to these new model releases

January 14, 2023 | 05:00 EST

The covers for Frostgrave 2nd edition, Fireheart, and Blood Legacy.

Frostgrave Fireheart and Blood Legacy Preview - New Rules For The Frozen North

The two newest supplements for Frostgrave offer up unique ways to augment your Frostgrave campaign, including new rules for constructs, vampires, and more.

January 2, 2023 | 11:00 EST

A pile of gifts featured in our wargaming gift guide including warcry heart of ghur and more

The TechRaptor Wargaming Gift Guide

Need the perfect gift idea for the wargamer in your life? Check out our wargaming gift guide for recommendations on box sets, accessories, and more!

December 13, 2022 | 04:07 EST

The box contents of Lord of the Rings: Battle of Osgiliath, including built minis featuring orcs and rangers of gondor

Lord of the Rings: Battle of Osgiliath Review

Though Battle of Osgiliath could be more beginner-friendly, it still has everything needed to play one of Games Workshop's most underrated games.

December 10, 2022 | 05:00 EST

An image of the Conquest First Blood Two Player Starter Set

Conquest First Blood 2.0 Two-Player Starter Set Unboxing

We rush to the battlefield and tear open the new two-player starter set for Conquest First Blood 2.0, a brand new iteration of the fast-paced skirmish game

December 2, 2022 | 11:00 EST