We at Must Contain Minis simply love miniatures and games. If you like a variety of games and seeing what is on the market, this site is for you.

Our goal is to promote and encourage miniature gaming in general while showing people that there are more games out there than just those by the biggest companies on the market. This site will shed light onto miniature games and products from many businesses in the industry from large to small. Our hope is that our Reviews, Showcases and Battle Reports will help guide your decision in how to spend your hard earned gaming money. Perhaps our reviews could even save you some money or introduce you to another game that you would like to explore.

When not exploring other games and products, the core games this site concentrates on continues to be Bolt Action and Frostgrave. This focus may change (or be expanded upon) over time.

Originally, we planned not to cover GW, but we like their direction of late so this may change. While our focus is on games that contain miniatures, games without miniatures will get some coverage from time-to-time.


My name is Jacob Stauttener and I am the founder of Must Contain Minis. Like many gamers, I started in miniatures by collecting figures from the biggest miniatures company out there. Their constant price-hikes took me out of the miniatures game as I no longer wanted to pay their prices. To get my miniatures fix, I would buy Board Games with figures in them and paint those minis. This treated me well for a while, but I was missing working on truly great miniatures. One year, with encouragement from my wife, I decided to go to Hotlead (an annual Miniatures convention in Stratford, Ontario, Canada). There, I came across demo games of all types and I suddenly realized that the big miniature manufacturers were not the only players out there. There are tons of options.

My eyes instantly opened and I bought into RAFM: USX Heroes, RAFM: Death in the Dark and Reaper Miniatures’ Warlord Game at that convention. I consider my collections a revolving project, so I have sold off some of my collections to finance newer endeavors. I enjoy reading multiple rule sets and am constantly on the lookout for great ways to game at affordable prices. My readers will notice the theme of gaming on a budget in my Blog from time to time and I will make efforts to also help others game affordably.

Check back on this site often for Battle Reports, Reviews and Showcases. If you like what you see here, please head on over to my Facebook Page and give it a like. You can also get in touch with me through email at [email protected].

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