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Game Previews from NY Toy Fair 2013: Cube Quest, Terzetto, Chef Pop de Pop, Monster Café & IOTA

W. Eric Martin
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Board Game: Cube Quest
• I still haven't posted all of the game preview videos recorded at the 2013 toy and game fair in Nürnberg, Germany, but hey, Aldie has already processed the fifteen preview videos that I recorded at New York Toy Fair, so let's look at a few of those, specifically those from U.S. publisher Gamewright, starting with an overview of Oliver Sibthorpe's Cube Quest, né KingBrick.


Board Game: Terzetto
Terzetto fills the single slot for abstract strategy games that Gamewright seems to allot annually, such as Take It or Leave It, although as is customary for the publisher, the game is not luck free.


Board Game: Chef Pop de Pop
• One thing you can always say about Gamewright is that the publisher has the look of its games tailored to the intended market. Chef Pop de Pop looks every bit how you'd expect a game for ages six and up to look, from the bright colors and silly name to the cool device and the little squiggle on the "F" that's reminiscent of the curls in the popcorn.


Board Game: Monster Café
• See whether you can guess which game Monster Café sounds similar to before I butt in with a comment. That said, the theme and graphics in this game would likely appeal to a different audience from the audience targeted by that other game.


Board Game: IOTA
• Finally, we'll close with Gene Mackles' IOTA, which he had self-published in early 2012 and which Gamewright quickly picked up and repackaged in a fancy yet teeny-weeny tin box for release in mid-2012.

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