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GamerCrates Subscription Box Review – May 2016

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - box

GamerCrates is a box dedicated to the competitive side of gaming. They;re looking to give you a taste of the eSports world by bringing you some of the top products today.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - inside

The Subscription Box: GamerCrates

The Cost: $19.99 + $6.99 S/H

The Products: 6-8 items focused on new game releases and fan favorites. Not only do you get to rock the gear from your favorite game, but you get to experience the eSports scene with the top products in the industry. Whether it is Game On Snacks, Gamer Grip, Gamer Gloves, or Avenger Controller, you’ll get a taste of the competitive side of gaming.

Ships To: Worldwide

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - all items

This my first time receiving a GamerCrate. My box didn’t come with a card, but they do have monthly themes around the eSports world or specific games. To be honest, I’m not really sure what this theme is – it seems pretty general.

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - shirt

Game. Energize. Game Some More. Shirt – Value $10?

Here is the shirt from the box. They promise that you’ll get to ‘rock gear from your favorite game’, but this seems to be either a general gamer shirt or some type of energy drink/supplement shirt. Not really sure, to be honest.

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - supliments

Energy Gummy Bears x2 – Value $2

GFuel Energy Formula x2 – Value $3

Honey Badger Hydration Recovery x2 – Value $2-2.50

This box had a ton of energy supplement stuff, and here is the first batch. Please note, there are two bags of gummy bears, one is just missing from this picture.

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - more food

JXP Beef Sticks x2 – Value $3-3.50

Viter Energy Mints – Value $4.97 on Amazon

GFuel Shaker Bottle – Value $15.99 on Amazon

This is the last set of items in the box. The jerky was really good, and we’ve received these mints in Bespoke Post in the past. The hero item of the box is this shaker bottle from GFuel.

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - GFuel bottle

Here’s a look at it – it’s a wider bottle made for you to mix their energy supplement.

GamerCrates Subscription Box Review May 2016 - bottle inside

It has the shaker top to break up any clumps in the drink with a shake.

Verdict: I was really unsure what to expect for my first GamerCrate. I was excited with the idea of getting gamer gear, like gamer grips – but this had none of that. There also wasn’t anything related to a specific game, which was a bummer for me too. If you’re into trying energy drinks/gummies/mints this might be a subscription for you – but overall, this one is disappointing for me. Past months had focused on specific games more and included less food/energy supplements – so maybe I just receive the exact wrong month to start?

What do you think of GamerCrates? Are you into the eSports scene – is this the box for you?


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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: gamercrates | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I would be angry, not just disappointed, if I got this in a $26 box! It looks like random freebie handout junk left over from a sales convention. That stuff is great when you are being handed it for free but to pay for it? Nope.

  2. That’s a box of randomness, it’s almost like getting promos, not a sub box worthy. Meh.

  3. Is this a Snack Pack?

    • No – this is the normal crate. The snack pack comes in an envelope and doesn’t include the shirt. I had to double check when I was reviewing it, too!

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