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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

RDTN Episode 154: War Chest, Criss Cross, Warhammer:Nightvault, Toy Hall of Fame

Episode 154 has an extended discussion on the new game from AEG called War Chest. We really enjoy abstract games and this one was no exception. The rules are straight forward, the production top notch, and the strategy is where the game really stands out. It is not going to be Chess deep and it might play a bit fast for some players, but for me, it stays on the table the right time. It is a beast to carry around, but it would be the type of game you could play while waiting for others to finish up a game. Better yet, this game really lends itself to tournaments in structure and style of play. This might be a good side project for Marty to do at our local game store.

We mention a few other games that we got to play, but haven’t played together or enough to do a Five Minute Initiative on, so they ended up in the Flying Squirrel segments. Other good chunk of the show was spent talking about the Finalists for The Strong Toy Hall of Fame. Nothing like saying you are old when toys you played with as a kid show up on the list for being inducted into

the Hall of Fame. Then again, you know you are getting older when baseball and football players are getting inducted into their respective Hall of Fames. Tell us who you think should be inducted in our BGG guild, there is a survey running as we speak.

Thanks again for listening and just a heads up, we have back to back episodes in the coming weeks, so don’t think your Podcast software is broke. And also, here is a link if you are interested in helping out the Hurricane Florence victims in the Carolinas.

Segment Time
Intro 00:43
Fast Food Disappointment 2:50
Hurricane Florence 6:57
Instagram Takeover 10:12
Tony’s Trip 12:20
Thanks to David Waybright 16:24
Flying Squirrels 18:18
Asmodee Digital on Nintendo Switch 19:02
Criss Cross by Grail Games 20:49
Warhammer: Nightvault 22:42
Lawnmower Update 24:32
Wizards selling on Amazon 26:58
Trainmaker 28:56
The Broken Token 30:56
War Chest Discussion 32:36
Portal Games 47:15
Toy Hall of Fame 49:12
Outro 1:02:58
Movie Draft Rehash 1:07:55
Miniature Market 1:13:24

RDTN Episode 151: Villainous, Keyforge and Age of Sigmar Champions Discussion

One of the hot games coming out of Gen Con was Villainous by Wonder Forge. Demo table was always full, showed out all copies, which would make you think that this would be a hard game to get. Nope, you can pick it up at Target along with many other titles that Target is carrying exclusively. But wait, I say it should be easy to get, but all the stores around me have it sold out, not sure in your neck of the woods. If you are in the same situation, according to the Target website, the game can be shipped to your local store within four to seven days for free pickup. There you go, you can still get the game, just have to wait a bit. Don’t be expecting deep gameplay here, but this game might surprise you.

We also discuss the pros and cons of Keyforge and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Champions and why one is beating out the other for us. We also bring the Flying Squirrel segment back to the show and discuss a topic that will need some input from the audience, what comics should we be reading right now?

Thanks for listening and be sure to join our BGG guild if you haven’t already.

Segment Time
Intro 00:36
Sweet Spot Discussion 4:05
The Song and Magic the Gathering 12:00
Flying Squirrels 17:38
Hobby Game Sales 18:35
Doc’s Basement Comics 20:27
Changing of the Guard 22:38
Draft Mechanic Meetup 24:27
Discover Lands Unknown 26:38
Not worth what you think 28:45
Target the next Game Store 30:30
5 Min: Villainous 32:34
Miniature Market 37:55
Keyforge vs Age of Sigmar Champions 39:04
Portal Games 1:03:10
Outro 1:03:55
The Broken Token 1:05:45