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Gen Con 2013 – Wil Wheaton Away from the TableTop & Game Demos from the Convention Floor: Cthulhu Wars, Heroes of Metro City & A Set Enterprises Trio

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• In addition to filming game demos away from the BoardGameGeek booth at Gen Con 2013, Beth Heile and I looked for other things going on at the con. At one point, she spotted Wil Wheaton, grabbed the mic from me, and bullied her way to his side. (Okay, it might not have happened that way, but that's the way I like to imagine it.)

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars
• Whether you feel good, bad or indifferently about him, I believe that the remainder of these videos are 100% of Mr. Wheaton. For example, this demo of Cthulhu Wars from Green Eye Games features designer Sandy Petersen, dozens of oozing monsters, and a quick overview of gameplay.

Board Game: Heroes of Metro City
Heroes of Metro City co-designer James H. Waller from 3Some Games, Inc. gives an overview of the game, which was available for pick-up by Kickstarter backers at the show and is due to reach retail shelves in September 2013.

Board Game: SET Junior
Set Enterprises, Inc. has been selling Marsha Falco's SET for 25 years, frustrating countless game players while others get to show off. (I demoed SET a lot in the early 1990s when I worked at a game store, and when you do something like this repeatedly, you get pretty good. As with almost anything else, the key to success is practice, practice, practice!) For 2013, the publisher is adding three games for younger players to its product line, with one of them naturally being a spin-off of its namesake: SET Junior.

Board Game: Quiddler Junior
• The second junior title from Set Enterprises, Inc. was Quiddler Junior, a version of its Quiddler word card game for younger players.

Board Game: Five Crowns Junior
• To close for now, we have the third title from Set Enterprises for younger players: Five Crowns Junior, a spin-off of its Five Crowns card game.

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