RDTN Episode 135: Gaia Project, Topiary, Codenames Disney, Passport to Culture

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.

Segment Time
Intro 1:01
Algot 05:21
Codenames Games 09:12
Pandemic Legacy Season 2 14:05
Games Workshop 16:05
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
Portal Games 43:29
Topiary 5 Min Initiative 44:50
2017 Survey 50:23
And the Second Squirrel 1:06:29
Scurry Report: Gaia Project 1:09:13
The Broken Token 1:35:50
Outro 1:36:38
Gaia Contest 1:41:12
Funagain 1:44:32

RDTN Episode 134: 5th Anniversary Show, Pie Town, and Fog of Love

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.

Segment Time
Intro 00:37
Face to Face again 03:30
5 Years in Review 06:49
Asmodee Article 14:05
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
Pie Town 49:16
Portal Games 55:00
Outro 56:48
Funagain Love 1:02:19
The Future Plans 1:04:12
Funagain 1:13:48