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Since 2010, Unwinnable has been creating award-winning, independent writing on culture – primarily videogames, but also tabletop games, movies, television, music, books, politics and life in general.

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So Much Holiday Cheer!

Santa’s giving you all the stuff. For $55 (that’s one issue free!), you get twelve issues of Unwinnable Monthly and twelve issues of Exploits.

You’ll also receive access to every back issue of the magazine. That’s 73 issues – well over 4,500 pages celebrating games, movies, horror and more. A $630 value!

As our gift to you for signing up, United States residents will receive a copy of The Unseen: The Unwinnable Guide to Lesser-Known Horror Films and TV, 2008-2018 for free! That’s right, an 80-page, full-color, physical book, sent to your home entirely for no cost. (Folks outside the US, we’ll gladly send you the book as well, but we do need to charge for shipping.)

Special offer runs through December 22.

Want a regular subscription? Go to our standard subscription page or sign up through Patreon. We’ll still give you all the free stuff!

Still, There is More!

If we get ten annual subscriptions by December 22, we’ll do an all-Gremlins theme issue in 2022! That’s right, a whole issue of Unwinnable Monthly dedicated to the greatest holiday movie ever made! We’re already 50% of the way, let’s finish coloring in that sad, gray wreath, yea?