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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

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Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

Star Trek: Into Darkness

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So I used my $8.00 Coupon and went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness last night. All I can say is that I was very pleased. Abrams did an excellent job of keeping his universe unique while staying true to the original. I enjoyed the little homages he threw into the movie like Spock's "The needs of the few, outweigh the needs of the many" and Bone's "I'm a doctor not a torpedo specialist." The movie was enjoyable and I'd recommend it to anyone. It was easy to follow even if you are uninformed about the original Khan or the genetically engineered humans from the 90s. One thing I did notice is the reveal of Khan was lackluster, they up played the music and it was supposed to be shocking and suspenseful but for me it wasn't. I also couldn't get over Abrams signature Lens-flare for his futuristic look. Actually I never noticed it in the first movie until somebody pointed it out, now it's hard to overlook. The movie also did a very good job or portraying emotion and I even found myself getting caught up in the scene reminiscent of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, I don't want to give it away but you'll know when you see it. I watched the movie in 3D and while it was nice at first, like most 3D movies you eventually forget you are watching one. There were a few scenes at the end that benefited from the 3D but for the price I'd say skip it and watch the normal version.

Alice Eve in Into Darkness

For an in-depth review of Star Trek: Into Darkness by Guest Reviewer John McCubbin visit his blog.


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