Monday, February 1, 2021

Unboxing - Aroma by GJJ Games Sponsor: Organic Aromas

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This unboxing is paid content for Aroma: A Game of Essence from Organic Aromas.  Organic Aromas is an Elite Sponsor of GJJ Games.

I want to send out a huge Thank You to Organic Aromas for sponsoring GJJ Games on Patreon.  Over the next month or two, I'll be writing a few more articles for them about their new, innovative game called Aroma: A Game of EssenceAroma is a new game system (there are actually four different games included in the box), designed by Odd Hackwelder.  The games use essential oils as the primary component, meaning players use their sense of smell strategically in these games.  I'm very curious to see how these games play out, so the next articles will cover the gameplay of the different games included.

In the meantime, you can see exactly what you get in these unboxing pictures, below.  And if you just can't wait to get your own copy of the game, you can enter to win one of two copies here or order a copy from the Organic Aromas website here.

The game box was smaller than I expected, at 6.5" square and 2" deep.  What you can't see on
the cover is some nice spot UV printing that highlights the colors and some outlines of some
game icons.  It's a nice, thick box, too.  Great quality here!

The game name only appears on the back and four sides of the box.  The front is kept clean and simple.

The back of the box highlights the four different games that are included.

The first thing you see when opening the box is the rulebook.

The rules for each game appear on the accordion-fold rules.

The rules for each game are short, concise, and well laid out, with plenty of graphical examples.

Under the rules are four large tiles.  These can be arranged in different formations for different games.

The back of each tile shows all four aroma categories and the scents in each category. 
This side of the tiles is used for the Survive game.

Under the tiles are the rest of the game components.

Next up are an Aroma token, four smaller tiles for each category, and a small deck of cards.

The reverse side of the Aroma tile is the game logo.
The reverse sides of the category tiles show a numerical list of all the scents in the game.
The cards are business cards that include a description of each essential oil.  There are also two
coupons to save on a diffuser at the Organic Aromas website.

Under the cards and tiles, we have some wooden components, smaller identification tiles,
and some paper strips I assume are for applying the oils to for easier sniffing.

Here is a better view of the wooden components - a wooden token and five cubes for each category.
Also, the bundle of paper strips.  I found a few more of the strips underneath everything in the box, too.

There are four sets of identification tiles that have the names of every scent in the game.

Here we have the essential oils - the main component of the game.

Each cardboard holder can hold five of the small oil jars. 
These are glass jars with plastic screw-on lids.

Each jar of oil has a number that can be matched to the reference tiles to identify the scent.

Opening a jar shows a small ballbearing roller that can be used to roll a small
amount of the oil onto your hand or one of the strips of paper.

Everything fits back into the box nicely!

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