Tuesday. We're into the meat of the work week proper. ... ... I'm ready for the weekend. But then, I'm always ready for the weekend. In order to get it here a little faster, let's listen to some gaming podcasts. Today on the dial we have:
A new edition, and a bulge
Flying age of sail ships on a gas giant hunting massive floating mammals? Man the longboats and sign me up!
The D6 Generation takes a detailed look at a board game with some very unique movement mechanics: Windward.
In which we learn how to get deep gnomes to talk, how to get orcs to leave without paying their tab, and how tough a sous chef can be.
The Cabal is back for another dose of insubordinate nonsense! Today the gang talks about some great games including Magic the Gathering, Khora: Rise of an Empire, Immortals, Scooby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion, Run Cowboy Run and Intrepid. Then Don and Jamie feature review Clash of Cultures Monumental Edition from designer Christian Marcussen and Wiz-Kids. Then Tony T pulls out the news articles if runs down all the most important things happening in the tabletop gaming world. Then finally the Founders discuss Unwritten Rules in board gaming.
We get a big game to the table, Clash of Cultures. It takes awhile to play, so it is only fitting that we talk about it for a bit. The rules are not complicated, just plenty to go over. While it took awhile to get through, with more and more plays, I can see how this game will speed up over time. It will not be the epic five hour game and could be even one of those where suddenly it ends with player elimination. Solid remake and if it is one of your favorites, might want to look into it.
Then the lighter games hit the table. Cascadia is a good family game in my opinion and the younger game with some help understanding the scoring, should grasp it quickly. Alien: Fate of the Nostromo is not a game for the hardcore gamer by any stretch of the imagination. Reading some reviews, people are knocking it for its simplicity, but before you get to those games that beat you down, maybe this is the game to try. Sometimes, winning is good in a coop game. Machi Koro 2 is a fast dice game, one of those that you can set up, play while waiting on others or have stragglers at the end of game night.
Be sure to go check out the Toy All of Fame inductees and thanks for listening