Category Archives: 5 Minute Initiative

RDTN Episode 209: Tammany Hall, EOTN-Barbarians, Warp’s Edge, Ohanami, Yukon Airways, Silver Dagger, Tellstones, Yukon Airways, Rise of Red Skull

00:00 Intro
19:00 Tellstones
29:00 Silver Dagger
36:00 Yukon Airways
41:22 Marvel Champions: Rise of Red Skull
44:51 Ohanami
50:00 The Broken Token
51:44 Empires of the North: Barbarians
57:35 Toy Hall of Fame Nominees
1:10:45 Portal Games
1:12:04 Tammany Hall
1:27:18 Warp’s Edge
1:33:00 Outro
1:41:36 Miniature Market

We had a penalty on this episode, False start. So be sure to pay attention at the end if you can make it that long. According to Marty, there was a bunch of stuff going on about review of Tellstones and how some reviews are negative and some are positive and how people are saying that the negative reviews have integrity over the positive reviews. Whatever. It is a memory game and if you like those types of games, especially if they are quick and simple, then you might like this. If you are like me and short term memory is being challenged, then you might really need to consider this game. Weigh the good with the bad and see if it is worth your time. And both the wives enjoy this type of game.

Now Tammany Hall is an old game and one we never got to play until the re-release. Game with simple actions wrapped in warm, soft strategy, no wonder it is a favorite of so many. However, we didn’t experience the backstabbing because I believe the player count (3 people) kept that from happening. If you like the area control style games, you might want to give this a play but be warned, you will have to remember what the actions are so memory is involved

Empires of the North Barbarians was a good expansion to get on the table. Love the interaction that these clans provided to the game versus the head down do your own thing. Silver Dagger expansion gets back to the roots in Silver line and thankfully it does. We can see where bringing some of these cards over to the original set would create more mayhem than already exists with this memory game.

Thanks for listening to the show and appreciate you taking the time to let us go on and on in your ears. Be sure to subscribe to the Discord channel

RDTN Episode 205 – Glenn Drover, Lizard Wizard, Super Pinball, Vampire the Masquerade

00:00 Intro
03:35 Marty tests for COVID-19
12:00 Pandemic Legacy 0
12:35 Unmatched: Buffy
13:35 New Version of 7 Wonders
17:45 5er Finden
20:50 10% Off HABA Games
22:03 Super Skill Pinball 4-Cade
28:35 Miniature Market
29:30 Glenn Drover Interview
31:35 History in board/video games
42:45 Lizard Wizard
1:05:50 Rank ‘Em
1:16:50 The Broken Token
1:17:40 Vampire The Masquerade: Rivals Preview
1:31:45 Tabletop Game Sales for 2019
1:39:00 Portal Games

In this episode we are excited to have the designer of Raccoon Tycoon (and many other games) Glenn Drover to talk about Lizard Wizard.

Also we review Super Skill Pinball 4-Cade. A really cool themed roll n write. Also Marty previews Vampire The Masquerade: Rivals.

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RDTN Episode 203: Scooby Doo Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, Succulent, HABA Games, Top 5 Portal Games

00:35   Intro
02:50   Online Surveys
03:48   Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write App
05:30   Legacy Game Maybe
06:18   Back to D&D and Metallic Dice Games
09:45   Update Ascension Tactics
12:12   AEG Dead Reckoning
17:49   Hamilton – RDTN Review
27:25   Portal Con
38:36   Portal Games
39:48   Top 5 Portal Games
59:02   Miniature Market
1:00:21 Succulent
1:12:15 In A Flash Firefighters
1:16:45 Cloaked Cats
1:23:57 Scooby-Doo – Betrayal at Mystery Mansion
1:36:47 Outro
1:42:53 RDTN Discord and Twitch
1:46:17 The Broken Token

The virus has once again hurt our opportunity to get together and vacation. It is hard to find a location to sit down and play a game during the week. Most places close early and you hate to take up a seat at a place to eat when they need the business. Some places are even limiting the time so they can turn customers over.

Therefore, Vanessa is back and she is sitting down with Marty to talk about the games you see in the image. Amazing what people will do when locked away in a cabin in the mountains of NC and want to get out. That is right, Marty was on vacation and had the family playing games. What a bunch of troopers.

We also rank our favorite Portal games, curious what yours might be. So head over to our BGG guild and let us know. Also, if you want to check out our stupidity, go watch our attempt to host during Portal Con on youTube.