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DuCo, a first play review

The perpetual casual gamer in me loves filler games. More often than not, though, I get disappointed because, more often than not, filler games are not very satisfying. They’re not that good, or that deep or, simply put, that fun.

Duco was offered to me by the creator and they advertise the game as “easy to learn, difficult to master”. When I received the game and saw that, I let a loud *sigh* leave my lips. The number of times I’ve heard/read that escapes me.

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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Episode 99.9–Galactic Strike Force with Christopher Badell

The last episode before the centenary episode of the G*M*S Magazine Podcast. Episode 100 will be special. We’ve no idea how yet, but it’ll be special.

Meanwhile, I thought it’d be a good idea to interview Christopher Badell (yes, again), but this time not about Sentinels of the Multiverse, but about their new gaming venture; Galactic Strike Force.

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Unboxing Courtier

One of the games from AEG based in the city of Tempest, Courtier will have you take the place of an influence broker who’s mission is to manipulate the elite of the city and get them do what you need them to.

Needless to say this is a rather competitive game, and it is for 2 to 4 players to enjoy. Or endure if you’re the loser.

The box looks seriously lovely from the outside, but is the game worth the money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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Smash Up demo at the UK Games Expo

By Paco Garcia Jaen During the UK Games Expo I was fortunate enough to play a round of Smash Up with Mark Wootton, who, although his business card says something else, is the Director of All Things Cool at Alderac Entertainment...

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Thunderstone Dragonspire

I was very fortunate, once again, that the nice people at AEG sent me out a copy of Dragonspire to try out and, spoiler alert, I’m having a lot of fun with it. I’ve never played a deck building game before and to be honest the concept never really appealed to me but Thunderstone has hit the table every night this week.

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Heroes of Graxia

In the beginning, there was Dominion. And it was good. Very good. So good, in fact, that plenty of others were inspired to explore this “deck-building” genre that had been created. Thunderstone may have been the most prominent response to Dominion’s popularity before this year, but Origins and GenCon showed that there’s plenty more on the way. While I’ve heard a few good things about Ascension, it simply does not look (or sound) like a game I would enjoy. Heroes of Graxia, on the other hand, piqued my curiosity…

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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