Happy New Year, everyone! I know, we're several days in, but still. I hope your holiday season was good and you got all the gaming stuff you wanted. But now... *sigh*... it's back to work. And yeah, I mean, I like what I do, but I'm also not currently under a bunch of blankets, watching holiday movies, and snacking on a cheese platter. So... yeah. But, waddyagonnado? There will be more cheese platters in the future. And to help them get here faster, let's listen in on some gaming podcasts. Today on the dial we have:
We are something of scientists ourselves
It's time for the Secret Cabal's 2021 Christmas Special! Today we start out with the weirdest Chris story you'll ever hear so get ready. And then of course we dive into some games we've been playing including Kokopelli, Ghostbusters Men In Black Ecto-Terrestrial Invasion, Sub Terra, Heads Up, Trophies, Just One Online, Unsettled, Brick and Mortar, Betrayal Legacy and Betrayal Widows Walk. Don, Jamie and Chris slide into a feature review of the amazing Sleeping Gods from Ryan Laukat. Then Tony T crushes it with the last gaming new segment for 2021 while the rest of us yammer on in the background. Then we roll right into an irreverent version of The Newlywed Game where the founders find out how well they know each other.
We are back for another year. Thank you for all those that have been with us at the start and thanks to everyone who gave us a try and are still here. We are beginning Season 10, that is just hard to imagine. Chaz Marler asked me once what I hoped to accomplish with this podcast and I told him, I hope to make it to our tenth year. Goal achieved. Time for a new goal, so will need to think about that during the year.
So how are we starting off the year? We talk about Tabannusi, 7 Wonders Architect, The Hunger, Dom Pierre, and Night at the Movies Puzzle. Tabannusi is one of those games where you need to play it and pull the levers on the first play. Don’t worry about winning, just understand how the game works and work with your friends to figure it out. While the scoring it pretty straight forward, it might take once or twice before it all clicks. Then there is the dice selection mechanic that causes you to plan well in advance and also to have a Plan B because there is a good chance it may not work out. If you like the meaty games, then sink your teeth into this one.
7 Wonders Architect is a very light game and it plays very fast. If you are a hardcore fan of 7 Wonders, then you may not enjoy this one as much. I appreciate it for the speed of play and just the overall fun of the game. Marty got to play The Hunger without me and he really liked it and I really want to try it. He sold the game to me with Deck Building, but then he sealed the deal once he talked about only one resource in the game. Looking forward to playing that with him.
We talk about the survey and appreciate all the positive comments received and we definitely will embrace the comments on ways to improve. Even though this is the 10th season, we know there is always ways to improve.
Hope your 2022 is starting off safe and well
Sid is moving house, Steve got a puppy, Rory can't make it, and no ones heard from Jon, so it looks like its the Andy show this week, with the occasional word from Sid and Steve. We briefly cover the latest news, before revisiting Unfathomable, Nemesis and Lords of Hellas.
In which we learn why stirges don’t mate for life.
Happy New Year! And to kick off 2022 Raef, Craig and Russ make their annual predictions for the new year. Find out what we think 2022 has in store for gamers, geeks, & humanity.
The odds of the boys ever recording again were 3720 to 1, but you should never tell them the odds! Matt, Dave, Andy, Stino and Ian break down their favorite movies, books, games and TV shows of 2021.
In this episode we take a look at the GW Advent Calendar and speculate about what may be coming in the next couple months. We also take a look at the Tau reveals and what it may mean for the new codex.