Category Archives: Switch Games

RDTN: Episode 194 – Great Western Trail Vs Maracaibo, Ettin, Europe Divided, War of the Ring

Time      Segment
00:37      Intro
20:04      War of the Ring
30:09      Europe Divided
34:15      Nintendo Switch Bubble Bobble
42:14      Unlocking Insanity
45:56      Empires of the North Roman Expansion
48:49      Ettin
51:50      Dr Pepper Cream Soda
53:01      The Sami
55:10      LudoCherry Kickstarter
58:48      Portal Games
1:00:07    Maracaibo
1:26:58    Miniature Market
1:28:26    Outro
1:38:24    The Broken Token

After the Squirrely Awards, we need to catch up, plus I had a little vacation, therefore we ramble in this episode. While I was gone, Marty finally was able to get War of the Ring to the table. Based on what he told me in this episode, I am really looking forward to giving it a shot. Just hope the rules haven’t faded by the time we get it to the table. Vanessa, his wife, was also subject to gaming while I was gone and they sat down to play a few games that sound like I missed some good ones. We talk about the Switch and an upcoming release called Bubble Bobble, which we played together almost 30 years ago. So, once again, what is old is new.

Then we finally talk about a game we got to play together, Maracaibo from Capstone Games. We don’t just talk about it, but we discuss how it compares to Great Western Trail which is a game that we thought couldn’t be topped. But did the same designer of both games top his previous design, need to listen to find out.

Thanks for listening and we hope you and your family are safe during these unprecedented times. Often times while we focus on our physical health, we forget our mental health so be sure to take a moment and take care of all aspects of your wellbeing.

RDTN Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games

Time              Segment
00:00:32          Intro
00:01:56          Episode 181 Cleanup
00:05:10          It is that time again
00:09:10          Diamonds Second Edition
00:10:03          City of the Big Shoulders again
00:12:56          Short Term Memory stinks
00:14:33          Fall movie drought
00:17:40          Portal Games
00:19:29          Pret-a-Porter
00:40:27          The Broken Token
00:41:57          Foothills
00:46:37          No Quarter Required: Raiders of North Sea & Pandemic
00:56:39          Cloudspire
01:09:34          Final Hour with Vanessa
01:23:34          Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
01:28:02          Outro
01:33:08          Miniature Market

Cloudspire hit the table and about broke it. This game from Chip Theory Games did not disappoint us but it isn’t for the weak when it comes to understanding the nuisances. The core mechanics are easy, but the individual factions are what shine. These individual factions will need practice and patience in order to get good at this game and players will need to be on equal footing. It is one of these games that players that have a constant group will experience the biggest joy because it becomes a chess moves between players. Lot to explore in this game and if you are looking for a new lifestyle game, this might be the one for you.

Pret-a-Porter surprised us for it was not the game we thought it was going to be. We thought it was going to be a crunchy euro that comes down to who managed their enterprise the best. But this game brought out the cutthroat in us and we were doing our best to ensure the other player’s plans were messed up each round. Maybe we made too much out of the backstabbing that was going on, but every round, we heard someone complain about how their whole turn just got messed up.

The card mechanic in Foothills is one of our favorite mechanics and so glad we got this to the table as well. Hard decisions needed to be made and resource management was tight at times. Really enjoy two player games that are quick on the table and Foothills did not disappoint.

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