We start of the new year with a game that we were excited to hear about in 2017. Gaia Project by Zman games is one the table and since it is similar to one of Marty’s favorite games, Terra Mystica, we had to do it right. Therefore, we start off in our first show of 2018 with a Scurry Report. And if that wasn’t enough, Vanessa joins Marty for a 5 Minute Initiative on Renegade’s new game Topiary. And we go over your thoughts on the show in our survey review. Really, less cowbell, I think someone was pulling our leg.
|Pandemic Legacy Season 2||14:05|
|Passport to Culture||19:45|
|Heaven & Ale||24:00|
|Civilization: New Dawn||25:02|
|First Squirrel of 2018||29:43|
|Baseball Cards and Board Games||32:48|
|Topiary 5 Min Initiative||44:50|
|And the Second Squirrel||1:06:29|
|Scurry Report: Gaia Project||1:09:13|
|The Broken Token||1:35:50|
We can hardly believe it has been 5 years since we started the podcast. There have been many great moments, many not so great moments, but one thing is for sure, it has been a fun adventure. We can’t say thank you enough to those that listen, the publishers and designers that have showed us support, and the other board game media individuals that have given us their time. And of course we want to say a big thank you to our sponsors: The Broken Token, Portal Games, and Funagain. And what better way to celebrate than with a new logo that you see here. And if you want a Mason Jar with the new logo, we will be taking orders once they arrive. Be sure to come back here for more information on how to get one.
But it isn’t all about reminiscing, we discuss a new game from Renegade Games called Pie Town. This is a simple worker placement that has an interesting mechanic with dice as the workers. It isn’t one of those games that will require you to agonize over each move and might be a little redundant in the beginning, but once the engine is set up, then the battle for who makes the best pies begins. Nice art and components, but this is a Renegade game, they are making it so we expect nothing less.
In celebration of the 5th year, we brought out Fog of Love to see just how compatible we are and should we continue this podcast. There is one thing we need to caution you about with this game, it isn’t meant to be played as a gamer’s game in our opinion. You need to get in the character that has been developed at the beginning. The RPG element is the strength of the game and probably will help you determine if this is one for you. We had fun with the game, but found ourselves getting out of character. This is only a two player game and can be found in all places, Walmart.
Be sure to fill out our survey to be entered into our contest and once again, thank you for supporting us for all these years.
|Face to Face again||03:30|
|5 Years in Review||06:49|
|Love for Food||20:15|
|Call Back to BPPP||24:45|
|Best of RDTN Moments||25:48|
|New Logo and merchandise||29:40|
|Contest to celebrate 5 years||40:45|
|Fog of Love||42:02|
|The Broken Token||47:31|
|The Future Plans||1:04:12|