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From the Contents Pages:

This issue's news is...

  • Thank you, but no printed editions for us

Articles in this issue:

  • UK Games Expo Review - We spent a family weekend in Birmingham at this fun event
  • Innovation is dead, long live Innovation - A look at gaming developments and innovation... or lack thereof?
  • Cubiko - We speak to the designer of this unique family game
  • Child's Play - David muses on gaming with the arrival of his new daughter
  • Salute Review - A day in London at this fun event, covering miniatures, war games, LARPs and more
  • Imagination Gaming - We speak to Nigel Scarfe about getting paid to play games with kids all day
  • The Art of Dan Scott - An interview with this highly talented artist who has worked on some of the biggest MMO gaming projects

Games Reviewed:

  • Club Penguin - A look at a Disney MMO for kids
  • Dread - A near perfect RPG, according to Chris Norwood
  • Fantasy Craft - Nathan Russell's choice of D20 RPG games
  • Stone Age - A tribe building, resource gathering board game
  • Fast Flowing Forest Fellers - A mouthful of a name for a fun family game
  • A Brief History of the World - Paul Lister reviews this empire game
  • Loot - Terror on the high seas with pirates and plunder

In 'Other items'...

  • An update on the status of the Calendar
  • Links for event managers and retailers
  • Zombieland
  • And ... Essen's coming!!

Covert art by Dan Scott.

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UK Events, babies and the future of the magazine
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The current state of play of the magazine. Also a call to readers to vote in magazine\'s Heroes of the Noughties

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Event Review: UK Games Expo
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A review of the 2010 UK Games Expo held in Birmingham, with plenty of convention photographs.

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"Innovation is dead, long live Innovation!"
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On the use and abuse of the term \"innovation\" in the context of board game design. Specific examples

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UK Games Expo: Cubiko
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An interview with Gavin Birnbaum, the designer of the board game Cubiko.

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Child's Play
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Some simple tips for successful gaming with children.

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Event Review: Salute
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A review of the Salute 2010 event for miniature enthusiasts, held in London.

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UK Games Expo: Imagination Gaming
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An interview with Nigel Scarfe of Imagination Gaming, who run the UK Games Expo.

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Cover Artist Interview!: The Art of Dan Scott
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An interview with Dan Scott, the cover artist for this issue of the magazine.

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Games reviewed in this issue:

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Other Items
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