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RDTN Episode 188: Cities Skylines, The City, Fire!, Flying Squirrels

Time Segment
01:02 Intro
01:44 House Update
05:34 Finger Update
13:00 Contest Update
17:15 Wits & Wagers: Party Edition
20:45 The Count Lawnmower Issues
21:20 RTDN: The Hallmark Movies of Boardgame Podcasts
25:24 5 Minute Initiative: Fire!
31:05 Miniature Market
32:23 The City
36:38 Flying Squirrels
37:25 He said what?
39:20 Barkam Horror The Card Game
41:37 Cubicle 7 lost LOTR
43:43 Summer Trailers are coming out
46:05 Is 8 too many players
48:00 Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion Demo
49:58 Booth or Table?
52:31 The Broken Token
53:24 Cities Skylines
1:05:05 Quiver’s newest storage solution
1:10:55 BGG Support Drive
1:12:33 Outro
1:15:55 Portal Games

We got a fairly light show this time. Between broken fingers, house repairs, holidays, we haven’t had the time to sit down and get in some heavy gaming. But never fear, the banter is always here. Thanks to everyone who answered the survey and if you were lucky enough to win something, we will be contacting you in the coming weeks.

We did get to play The City from Tom Lehman and enjoyed the simplicity of the game. Sometimes you just need something that takes less than 30 minutes to play and this game does it.

Adam comes back on the show and helps Marty talk about Cities: Skylines and how it compares to the video game. So if you play the video game, maybe Adam can convince you you need the board game as well.

Finally, Marty goes solo and discusses a Stronghold game called Fire! This game is another quick to play and might be a time killer you need while waiting on a friend to show up and get your game night started.

Thanks for listening and please be sure and consider supporting BGG.

RDTN Episode 179: Ragusa, Bargain Quest, Watergate

00:37 Intro
04:36 Pivot
08:57 Shipnaked Game Box
12:27 Funkoverse
14:30 Other Games in the Box
17:51 Bargain Quest
26:00 Portal Games
27:25 Flying Squirrels
27:56 Metal Gear Solid
29:38 Teburu
31:55 Come on vs Sea Mon
34:08 Renegade: Vampire the Masquerade
36:08 5211 – Yedo – Ascension:Skulls and Sails – The Dark Tower
38:44 Switch Games
41:28 The Broken Token
42:41 5 Minute: Watergate
48:31 Ragusa
1:10:14 Boards and Bits Traveler Bag
1:15:38 Traveling Again
1:16:40 Outro
1:20:00 Miniature Market

When Ragusa hit the table and we had set up done in under 5 minutes and rules in about the same time, we were impressed. The game play was solid and tight for three of the four players. The other player appreciated the play, but was no competition and that brought out the grumpy. The reason I say this is because people will think I didn’t like the game and that isn’t the case. The game was fine, the player and his play were lacking. It goes to show, that not every game is for everybody. We all have encountered it in the games we have played. So, if you get an chance, play this game. You might discover another classic to add to your collection.

RDTN Episode 162: Too Many Bones-Undertow, Master of Wills, Kitchen Rush, GoT Expansion, Quiver

We are back from our break and ready to tackle another year of board gaming podcasting. Or as a listener pointed out to us, making background noise. We love comments like this because they truly keep us grounded and never take offense to them.

Anyway, in this episode we discuss our events over the holidays, do a Flying Squirrel segment, and give impressions of two games that made it to the table. Master of Wills by Stormcrest Games is a deck building card game that has a twist on winning the game. Your score is determined at the end of the eighth round based on the number of citizens you have on your side of the board. When you pick a Citizen card at the start of your turn, they will have abilities on them that will impact the game by allowing you to play special cards from your faction deck that you built prior to the start. There are different factions in the game allowing for increased replayability. This one is straight forward, but very tactical and made for fun games.

Too Many Bones: Undertow was the next beast on the table and it needs to come back. We had some false starts but once we got up and running, things went really well and enjoyable. I keep visiting Chip Theory’s website and keep reminding myself to hold off and maybe get a bundle at Gen Con. I want the additional characters and I look forward to getting this game on the table again. One thing we didn’t mention in the show that impressed me was how well written the encounter cards were, in my opinion. I said I wanted the flavor text to be read and I think that is the reason why. It is a costly game, but for what you get, I can understand the price point.

We also announce our winners for the celebration of our 6th anniversary. Thank you again for taking time to listen to the podcast and we are excited to bring you another year of background noise.

Time Segment
00:33 Intro
04:42 Game of Thrones Expansion
10:15 Kitchen Rush
14:40 On the Road Again
17:35 Doughnut Shade
20:07 The Quiver
26:45 Thank You Pete
28:33 Vanessa’s Poem Reading
33:40 Portal Games
35:33 Flying Squirrels
36:15 App Games taking over
38:13 War of the Worlds Kickstarter
40:25 Tony’s Games at Christmas
42:29 Gama Drama
44:32 Railways of Portugal
46:33 Golden Globes
48:38 The Broken Token: Keyforge Tokens
50:14 Master of Wills
54:58 Too Many Bones:Undertow
01:08:25 The Winners
01:15:20 Outro
1:17:18 Miniature Market: The Drop