Category Archives: 5 Minute Initiative

RDTN Episode 220: Hallertau, Seeders from Sereis: Exodus, Renature, Aliens, Redcap Ruckus

00:00 Intro
11:06 Major Melon Taste Test
14:01 Squirrel Time
14:54 Bloodborne has arrived and other Kickstarters
22:09 Miniature Market
23:36 Redcap Ruckus
29:42 Seeders from Sereis: Episode 1 – Exodus
46:57 Portal Games
49:03 Renature
58:33 Hallertau
1:13:01 Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps!
1:31:34 Outro

An episode that is full of games, family, and Dew. Yeap, we got a taste test for you. It seems Mt. Dew released a new favor called Major Melon and we had to give it a try. I would have thought they would have held off until the summer because it is based on a watermelon flavor, but they didn’t ask our opinion. Hope you get a chance to try it, because it different.

From the game standpoint, we got games we enjoyed to the table, a game that is just silly fun, and one we disagree on. The later is an example where a mechanic, no matter how good the game is, isn’t something you would enjoy. We all have those games and that is what is great about board games. If one doesn’t float your boat, there only a gazillion more out there that might. Face facts, there is a game you really enjoy and others dislike. But that is okay because there is one where everybody likes it. So, find that game and have an fun, relaxing night because you deserve it.

The Connell boys have returned and share their opinions on a game and keep their father straight. What is it about our kids, they just love to torment and make fun of us when they come on the show. I guess that is why people enjoy them participating.

Thank you for listening and please be safe and well

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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