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This issue's news is...

  • The launch of our new digital magazine, of course!

Articles in this issue:

  • Wherewolf - An interview with the designer of this new card set.
  • Days of Wonder - We speak to DoW VP, Mark Kaufmann and get his thoughts on where the industry is at the moment.
  • The Spoils - Michael Nielson tells us about re-launching this atmospheric card game.
  • The Benefits of Board Games - We review the benefits of gaming for kids.
  • UK Games Expo - A 'behind the scenes' review of what it takes to tun this major UK event.
  • What is LARPing? - Curios about dressing up and living the fantasy?
  • An introduction to World of Warcraft - Killing, looting, maiming... from the comfort of your home.
  • Great Fire: London 1666 - An early look at this game which ignites historic interest in play.
  • Cynthia Sheppard Art - The creator of our fantastic cover shares her thoughts.

Games and Events Reviewed:

  • Bombay - A board game about India, elephants and trading!
  • Small World - Days of Wonder's board game about fantasy land grabbing!
  • Dragon Age - A role playing game for seasoned and new players alike.
  • Fast Food - A kids' game of fast reactions and fast fun!
  • Pandemic - Work as a team to fight the spread of disease in this boardgame!
  • Through the Desert - Build your caravan route in this fun family board game.
  • Monty Python Fluxx - Fast paced card game with a Pythonesque twist.
  • Event: Ticket to Ride - Our visit to the qualification round in London.

In 'Other Items'...

  • We say 'Thank you' to Board Game Geek and suggest something new for fans of A Game of Thrones.
  • We suggest some ideas on buying an MMO PC.
  • Looked at a World of Warcraft iPhone App and gave you our thoughts on the Battlestar TV Series.
  • We give you some puzzles to keep you thinking.

Cover art by Cynthia Sheppard.

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Launching: thru-the-portal
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Wherewolf: Bloody fun for everyone...
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An interview with Christian Zoli, the designer of Wherewolf, discussing how he takes his ideas through to

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A discussion with Days of Wonder
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A discussion with Mark Kaufmann, VP of Days of Wonder, covering the current state of the industry.

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The Spoils
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An interview with Michael Nielson of Arcane Tinmen discussing their re-release of The Spoils.

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Educational View: The Benefits of Board Games
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An article about spending time playing games with children in order to build their learning skills, reproduced

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UK Games Expo
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An interview with Richard Denning and Mike Pearson, organisers of the UK Games Expo.

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What is LARPing?
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An introduction to fantasy live action role-playing from the staff of NERO LARP.

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An Introduction to... World of Warcraft
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An introduction to World of Warcraft (creating an account, playing the game, and the user interface).

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Preview: Great Fire: London 1666
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A preview of Richard Denning's The Great Fire of London 1666 board game, available from Medusa Games.

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An interview with Cynthia Sheppard
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An interview with Cynthia Sheppard, the cover artist for this issue of the magazine.

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Games reviewed in this issue:

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Event review: Ticket to Ride World Championship
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A review of the Ticket to Ride World Championship held at Dragonmeet in London

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Other Items
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A selection of brief articles and reviews of supporting products:

  • Thank You: Board Game Geek
  • A review

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Head scratching & time wasting
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Puzzles to pass the time:

  • A game-themed crossword
  • Name the games in a photo collage

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