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Cards, the Universe and Everything: Review & Exclusive Swag

by Matthew Harris

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While it may not tell youu00a0which entrepreneur made tractors before entering the sports car business,u00a0Avid Gamesu2019 new Cards, the Universe and Everything (CUE) a fun game that trading card game (TCG) fans are going to love.

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AND… itu2019s one that parents can get behind as well.

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If youu2019ve ever played Hearthstone online or the physical trading card game Magic the Gathering, youu2019ll be very familiar with one of the underlying strategies of CUE, but from there this game takes a style all its own. Instead of Golemaggs, Scorch Cannons, Tarmogoyfs, and Mana, CUE offers real life people, cool places, and odd things along with Power & Energy in order to do battle.

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Ever wondered who would come out best if a wombat battled it out against Marie Curie?u00a0

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What about a baboon versus a triceratops?u00a0

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The Empire State Building vs the Milky Way? (Not the chocolate bar, that would be silly.)

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Then look no further!

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CUE Cards (Cards, the Universe and Everything) is a card-collecting and battling game that features a bit of everything from across our universe!

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And Geek Insider not only has the inside details, weu2019ve got an exclusive Geek Insider CUE code that will give you some SWEET loot to get started. And itu2019s NOT just limited to new users.u00a0

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Keep reading to grab that exclusive deal, plus a few other codes I came across, and everything you need to know about Cards, the Universe and Everything.

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Why Parents Will Love Cards, the Universe and Everything

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When I first came across CUE, I was immediately taken with the approach Avid Entertainment is taking to the card-collecting/battle game genre. Sure, it works pretty much like battle card games past and present but as I said above, your u201carmyu201d for these battles is quite different. However, thereu2019s another aspect to this game that impressed me.

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Itu2019s Avidu2019s use of the BACKS of the cards.

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Not only are you battling with Asteroids and Brachiosauruses, you learn a few facts about them along with some funny one-liners and quips on many of the cards.

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While the Energy and Power attributes are extremely important, as players collect the cards in each collection they are almost guaranteed to learn something new. Such as:

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  • Grizzly bears can stand up to 8 feet tall and weigh over 800 pounds.
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  • Asteroids can be made from rock or metal.
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  • Most deaths from Scorpion Fish stings are due to allergies from the venom that triggers anaphylactic shock.
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  • Border Collies can supposedly learn a new command in under 5 seconds.
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  • The Megalodon is believed to have reached up to 70 feet in length – as long as THREE Great White sharks.
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  • Urns in Ancient Greece had a multitude of uses, from food and drink storage to ritual artifacts.
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  • And literally hundreds and hundreds more.
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Furthermore, though you can indeed purchase additional coins and gems, players earn coins in battles and gems can be won in the 3-times daily Reward Spinner and each can be used for additional pack purchases.

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Invite your friends in-game and get 100 gems and 2 cards for every one that joins.

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However, new cards are released dailyu2026 so pick and choose which ones you drop your hard earned bounties on.u00a0

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Especially since thereu2019s the ability to trade cards.

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Thatu2019s right, in Basecamp you can post which cards you are looking for and other players will make offers on them, or you can post your extras for trade yourself. Either way, Basecamp is a great place to work on completing your collections.

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Why Players Love CUE

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Not only are there plenty of categories with multiple cards to collect in each, many with varying attributes that come inu00a0superu00a0handy during Battle, there are also multiple levels of collectible cards. With cards spanning from Common and Rare to Epic and Legendary, there are numerous combinations to build decks with.

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Speaking of attributes, there are cards that will give you extra Energy throughout the remainder of the battle and ones that will Power up your cards in play with additional strength. Once again giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the 10-deck availability and build various decks with different powers and skills.

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The addition of new cards on a consistent basis gives CUE a daily boost of collecting craze and offers even more opportunities for deck building. Trust me, it can get rather frustrating trying to chase down 15 copies of Biomass in order to have enough to create the Fusion Power card, so itu0027s nice to have other things to chase down in the meantime.

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Just use your Gems and Coins wisely, you never know when a new card that youu00a0haveu00a0to have will be released and unless you have a good selection of extra cards to trade with, it might take you awhile to add it to your collection.

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CUE Game Play

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Building your perfect deck is au00a0lotu00a0more fun on CUE because you can have up to 10 different decks. That being said, it can take a bit of time and practice to come up with the right combinations.

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Pro Tipu00a0- You MUST have Energy! Make sure your deck hasu00a0plentyu00a0of cards that reward you with extra energy. Especially those that provide it through the end of the game. However, donu2019t overdo it. You also need a few high Power cards in order to strike hard.

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Games are 5 Rounds, with 3 battles in each Round. The first to win 3 Rounds wins the game. Additionally, each round gives a specific set of cards extra Power. So while you may have a GREAT deck built around the Space themes, youu2019re likely to get clobbered in the History or Life on Land rounds.

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Another Pro Tipu00a0- Donu2019t always go for the kill right off. Sometimes it makes sense to hold back and save your Energy for the next Round.

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The Beautiful

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Ready to get started playingu00a0Cards, the Universe and Everything? Already a Player and need an influx of Gems, Coins, and a couple of cards?

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Geek Insider has you covered!

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And this isnu2019t some simple code that just gives you a few Coins. No, this exclusive Geek Insider code will give you a pack containingu00a02 cards (Epic or better), 200 Gems and 20,000 Coins.

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Thatu2019s right, YOU get a HUGE benefit from our partnership with Avid Games andu00a0Cards, the Universe and Everything!

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If you havenu2019t already done so, download the CUE app and follow the tutorial through to the home screen.u00a0

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Next, go to the Settings menu (three dots in the top right of the screen), then hit the big CUE Codes in the center. Typeu00a0GeekInsider01u00a0to claim your free Geek Insider exclusive pack!

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Want some more freebies? Keep reading.

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The Good

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Like I said, the history lessons and tidbits are a nice bonus to the game and the fact that you can get plenty of cards without spending a dime is au00a0hugeu00a0plus for players and parents of young players alike. I played Hearthstone back in the early days of the game and I have to say, I enjoy CUE au00a0lotu00a0more.

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The ability to use some of your extra cards to perform Fusion in order to get an even more powerful u201csoldieru201d is also something that many players are sure to enjoy. There are also plenty of card categories, such as; Ocean Mammals, Constellations, Birds, Dogs, Ancient Greece Excellent Elements, and many more, giving the collectors among us hours upon hours of hunting pleasure.

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New cards dropping every day is another aspect that will appeal to many players. Of course obtaining coins, gems and cards without having to break out the piggy bank is always nice, but for those that do wish to drop a few dollars on the game, Avid has made their packages extremely affordable. You can get enough Gems for most of the new cards for as little as 99 cents and you can use those to get Coins or for buying Packs outright.

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Basecamp is extremely nice, I just wish more people were using it and it wasnu2019t so much of the same players over and over. However, thatu2019s where your Friends feature can come in. After each Battle, you have to option to send or accept a Friend request and I suggest you add plenty of Players as you start.

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Why? Because you can send Trade offers to them and donu2019t have to rely solely on Basecamp. This can be especially useful as you start out the game and Battle other low level players.

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So in other words, thereu2019s lots of ways to get your hands on the cards and plenty of ways to have fun hunting them down, building your decks, and finding out exactly what happens when King Tutankhamun pairs up with Ramses II to fight it out with a Grizzly Bear and an Amphicyon.

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Now, if youu2019re new to CUE or you just havenu2019t came across these, there are a couple of codes I found that will give you some more goodies:

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  • ITookTheHint = 20,000 Coins
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  • SorryAboutTheGull = 10,000 Coins
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  • RemberTheAlamosaurus = 5,000 Coins
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Just enter in the code the same way described above for the exclusive Geek Insider CUE code and get 35,000 free coins that can be used to grab plenty of cards to get your collection and Battle decks started.

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The Bad

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CUE just launched this past December and just like with most any game these days, there are the occasional glitches. However, Avid Games has their Discord channel manned in #support and they seem to be pretty darn quick on jumping to fix those reported. So if you run across one, try to get a screen shot or recording and report it.

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Another issue I thought should be addressed is the matching for Battles, Newbies are constantly paired up against high level Rangers or Seekers, leaving them little, if any, chance of winning. While I can understand the need to have a wide selection so that Players arenu0027t sitting for 15 minutes awaiting a match with someone around their level, pitting Rookies and Scouts against the top 300 players just isnu2019t a fair fight.

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I also think that trading shouldnu0027t be limited to 3 cards. There are times, especially with Fusion cards, where what we are trading is worth quite a bit more than just 3 Legendaries. But then, that may just be me.

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Lastly, I think Avid should implement a Trivia of sorts. Perhaps once a week a set of questions is pushed to each player, with the questions solely based on the cards that player currently owns. Get u2018em all correct, get an Epic or better card or a good reward of 500 Gems or something.

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Just a thought, itu2019d definitely encourage Players to read the backs of the cards.

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Sure, most of that is my own personal opinion but this isu00a0myu00a0article after all, so naturally itu0027s going to skew a bit LOL.

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Get In the CUE

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With everything above, especially the exclusive Geek Insider CUE code, you can have a LOT of fun withu00a0Cards, the Universe and Everything. Chatting in Discord can help you learn a lot, not to mention meeting other players and traders, and #support is almost always just a click away.u00a0

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The development team definitely has a sense of humor and while Iu2019ve only been checking it out for right at a week now, so far Iu2019ve been rather impressed with the types and abilities of the new cards. We have an interview coming up soon with a couple of the head honchos behind the CUE scenes, and you should definitely keep checking back here at Geek Insider andu00a0our recently revitalized YouTube channelu00a0as we have even more fun, giveaways, and exclusive deals for Geeks in the coming days and weeks.

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AND… weu0027re spreading our wings even MORE and starting a Geek Insider Podcast in theu00a0veryu00a0near future!

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So stay tuned!

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Now… download the CUE app, use the exclusive Geek Insider CUE code, and prepare to Battle!

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BTW… you can find me under the username ThatGeekMatthew (naturally). If youu0027re new, add me and you just u0022mightu0022 get a Trade request that leansu00a0highlyu00a0in your favor.

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