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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Boardgame Edition Episode 51–Morels with Brent Povis

As well as a game geek, I am a bit of a foodie. In fact I know more about food than I know about games, maybe because I eat and cook more often than I play games. When I heard about Morels, I was immediately intrigued. Agreed that it doesn’t take much to intrigue me, but you’ll agree that a game about foraging mushrooms in the forest is a very intriguing concept.

Yomi Unboxing video

With its simple mechanics, small size, massive re-playability and very fast play, it is one of those perfect games you can take in your pocket. You can either buy individual decks of cards, and there are 20 of them, or buy the Complete First Edition box. But do you get value for money? Watch the video and find out!

The Resistance… is NOT futile!

The more I play games, the more I realize how much small game companies are overlooked. The mainstream gaming press tends to gravitate toward the behemoths of the industry; the ones with infinite reviewers to send games to, virtually unlimited marketing resources, the ones who have $50,000 booths at game fairs. That’s fine and dandy, but there’s more than that around. Some of the best games are the overlooked gems that you’ve never heard of, or simply didn’t know enough about to pick up a copy.

BattleCon gets in for a good Kickstarter

BattleCON (short for Battle Connection) a head to head fighting game where two players take on different characters and attempt to defeat one another in single combat. It mirrors the strategy and tactics of a console fighting game like Street Fighter, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, or Virtua Fighter. You may have seen other games like that before. The idea isn’t revolutionary, but the gameplay is. Here’s a breakdown.

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