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Jon Pessano
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All,

Can someone explain how it works?

When you acquire it, you have a wild card food right?

After you use it, how does it work exactly? It mentions how when the box is empty, you can pick a piece of food you own and it doesn't age. It goes on to say there is a special spot for that piece of fodd which means the box is always going to be empty.

Does this power work only twice?

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Chris Linneman
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It comes with a wild food that doesn't spoil. If you feed it to one of your pets, you can replace it with a food from your stores. This food becomes wild, and never spoils. You can repeat the process ad infinitum (but only once per turn, when you age your food) as long as you keep feeding the food to your petz and you have the food to replace it with.

The special spot is just the part of your basement storage area that juts underneath your vegetable storage area. There's a penguin there (he likes the cold, I guess).
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-matt s.
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When you get the Magic Box you immediately choose 1 food and put it in there. Later, when you need food, use the one from the box.

Then when you next age your food, if there is any that is going to spoil put it in the Magic Box instead (if it's empty).

Basically, it allows you to save a piece of food you are anticipating you will need some future round.

I don't think this is extremely powerful, but having a food available that you know you'll probably need at some point is handy as maybe you can re-use a group that you'd normally send to get food to get something else more valuable instead. I haven't used it yet myself but if you have it you can probably see ways to leverage it to save yourself an action round placement.

Thinking about it more, the earliest you'd need it would be end round 2 (if you got meat round 1 and it was going to spoil at the end of round 2), but you could keep that piece of meet all the way to the end of the game.

EDIT: Just saw the post above which came in as I was writing mine - forgot that it could be used as either food type - even better!
 
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