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RDTN Episode 142: Council of 4, Shards of Infinity, Space Base

Once again, we get easily distracted in this Episode, but it is a justifiable reason. I need to find a new lawn mower so that I am not spending my weekend mowing, but playing board games. Here in the Charlotte area, mowing is something you start at the beginning of April and usually don’t stop until the first of November. Heck, I have even had to mow before Thanksgiving when we had a fairly warm, wet fall. But once you make it through that discussion, we have three really good discussions about soon to be released or just released games.

Don’t miss Space Base if you are a dice fan. This one is going to have people going crazy over it because they will start talking about how it is their next Machi Koro or something they wanted in addition to other simple dice games. It isn’t a brain burner, but a really fun luck based engine builder that keeps the whole table involved to the end. If you are like me with the love for dice games, then you might enjoy this game.

Shards of Infinity, deck builder, Justin Gary, Stone Blade Entertainment, enough said. Yes, I am biased. Yes I have been dying to play this since I heard about it. Yes, I have 18 games of Ascension going on right now on the iPad. But you might be surprised about our overall thoughts about this game. However, you will wait to find it when it comes back in stock, sorry. In talking with Stone Blade, they understand the issue and are working towards resolution with Ultra Pro.

Council of 4 is a hit and a miss at RDTN. There is some goodness there and then there is some issues and hopefully we discuss them so you can decide if this is a game you would like to play if you didn’t play the original version. I will always play it because I have the love/hate relationship going on with that game. It scores a 7.2 average rating on BGG with over 1000 ratings, so you know something is there. I think if you go into the game realizing that, as Nate points out in the Scurry Report, this is a race, then your play experience might not be as disappointing as what I experienced. But the AP in this game has to go or lessen over time or one can hope.

Segment Time
Intro 00:37
Hidden Meaning 03:20
Marty Struggles 4:40
Fireball succeeds 5:23
Street Fighter KS 7:30
Secret Cabal KS 9:22
Mowing 9:45
Back to Secret Cabal 14:30
Shards of Infinity 16:20
Portal Games 21:25
Support for Shards of Infinity 22:41
Scurry Report – Council of 4 26:21
Clean up 58:10
Space Base 1:00:00
Miniature Market 1:05:28
Age of Rivals Contest 01:06:29
You are Responsible 1:10:27
The Broken Token 1:15:45

RDTN Episode 128: 7th Continent, Professor Evil & the Citadel of Time, Codenames: Duet, Shadespire

 

Tony is on vacation for this episode, but before he left we were able to record our views on Codenames:Duet and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time. While he’s gone, Rich Sommer from Cardboard! joined me as co-host to help navigate this episode.

Plus we have our second Scurry Report where we talk about the massive adventure game, 7th Continent. And my son joins me for a segment to share his thoughts on the new miniature game from from Games Workshop, Shadespire.

Segment Time
Intro with co-host Rich Sommer 0:40
Rich and Codenames:Duet 14:10
Rich and First Martians 18:15
Joe Manganiello and D&d 21:45
Lords of Waterdeep App 29:07
Portal Games 31:25
Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time 31:55
Five Minute Initiative – Codenames: Duet 45:42
The Broken Token 50:45
The Scurry Report – 7th Continent 51:55
Shadespire 1:21:00
Outro with Rich Sommer 1:38:45
GameToppers 1:38:20
Parking Garage Memories 1:42:06
Marty Sucks at Teaching Rules 1:43:15
Where to see more of Rich 1:47:00
FunAgain Games 1:50:45