As an early Father's Day gift, I received the rules and a few starter crews for the game Malifaux.
After seeing the game mentioned on other gaming forums as a game the likes lots of terrain, has low model count per side, and very well done models (particularly their plastics), I decided to investigate. I immediately was drawn to the aesthetics of the setting and the models.
As the name implies, the setting borrows from a lot of different genres, and also taps into myths / urban legends. It also has a twisted sense of humor that I enjoy.
Just a sample of the kind of models in the game: nightmare teddy bear, zombie chihuahua, minigun wielding samurai, demon baby, undead seamstresses, whiskey golem, ghost-rider like marshalls lugging around huge coffins, etc...
One of the more unique things about Malifaux is that it does not use dice. Rather a standard 54 card poker deck (includes jokers) is used for determining the outcome of attacks and other actions. The system seems pretty clever and adds more strategy than just rolling dice. I am looking forward to getting a chance to try it out.