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Power Grid Unboxing video

By Paco Garcia Jaen Power Grid is one of those games with a huge following that swear by it. I have never played and I got my copy thanks to the Dice Tower’s Secret Santa 2011. And well pleased I am with it too. I am pleased because I hear very good things about the…
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The Scepter of Zavandor

In The Scepter of Zavandor, the players are magic students amassing power to claim the game named scepter. SoZ is a brutal snowball economy game with an auction component as the main player interaction. Given this description, I should 1) not enjoy the game and 2) be fairly terrible at it. I was fascinated, if a bit overwhelmed, the first time I played it. With each subsequent play, I have liked it more and more. Even more surprising, I am very competitive at the game. After a few attempts, players learn what is and is not a good idea and then develop a sense of what strategies are viable.