Category Archives: Scurry Report

RDTN Episode 145: Way of the Panda, High Society, Zen Bins & The Mind

After our report on Council of 4, we decided that the Scurry Reporters needed to come back and help us with our comments on CMON’s newest release Way of the Panda. Prepare yourself, their isn’t a Grumpy Tony in this review. I am sure you are surprised by this, but this one was well received by the group. But we need to caution you, don’t let the Pandas on the cover mislead you into thinking this is a cutesy game. This is a thinker and euro out the gate. You could have anything on this board and achieve the same result in my opinion. Hope to have this one back on the table soon.

Then it is time for High Society by Osprey Games and there are differing opinions on this one. Yes, this is a classic that is being remade, so obviously it has something going for it. But did it need an update. The artwork is incredible, compared to past remakes, and the production is top notch, so if you like bidding games, then this remake might be the thing for you.

Thanks for listening, giving comments over on the BGG guild and posting the reviews, we really do appreciate the support.

And a big congrats to Nate for the addition of the new little meeple in his life.

[table]
Segment, Time
Intro, 00:40
Song Trivia, 3:37
Remote Location, 7:45
Convention Update,11:25
WKRP on MeTV,15:49
The Mind,18:44
Flamme Rouge Redux,23:52
Magic Maze,24:46
High Society,27:16
Portal Games, 31:47
The Scurry Report: Way of the Panda,32:45
Miniature Market, 1:02:32
Revisit Panda, 1:03:22
Zen Bins, 1:07:31
The Broken Token, 1:13:06
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RDTN Episode 135: Gaia Project, Topiary, Codenames Disney, Passport to Culture

We start of the new year with a game that we were excited to hear about in 2017. Gaia Project by Zman games is one the table and since it is similar to one of Marty’s favorite games, Terra Mystica, we had to do it right. Therefore, we start off in our first show of 2018 with a Scurry Report. And if that wasn’t enough, Vanessa joins Marty for a 5 Minute Initiative on Renegade’s new game Topiary. And we go over your thoughts on the show in our survey review. Really, less cowbell, I think someone was pulling our leg.

[table]
Segment, Time
Intro, 1:01
Algot, 05:21
Codenames Games,09:12
Pandemic Legacy Season 2,14:05
Games Workshop, 16:05
Passport to Culture, 19:45
Heaven & Ale,24:00
Civilization: New Dawn, 25:02
First Squirrel of 2018, 29:43
Baseball Cards and Board Games, 32:48
Portal Games, 43:29
Topiary 5 Min Initiative, 44:50
2017 Survey, 50:23
And the Second Squirrel,1:06:29
Scurry Report: Gaia Project,1:09:13
The Broken Token,1:35:50
Outro, 1:36:38
Gaia Contest, 1:41:12
Funagain, 1:44:32
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