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.

7th Anniversary Giveaway!

We got the 7 year itch and the only way to scratch that itch is to give away some goodies!!!

The following is the list of items we are giving away this year with more to be added!

  • Pulsar 2849 (2 copies)
  • That’s a Question (6 copies)
  • Miniature Market $25 Gift Certificates (4 certificates)
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Adventure Land
  • RDTN Mason Jars
  • Empires of the North
  • Imperial Settlers Roll n Write (2 copies)
  • Marvel Champions
  • Unmatched Battle of Legends + Robin Hood vs Bigfott
  • Moon Pies (5 boxes)
  • John Deere Lawnmower (1/32 scale)
  • Grand Prize – North Star Games Essentials Bundle – Evolution Climate w/ Climate Mat, Quacks of Quedlinburg, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, Happy Salmon

To enter you can do any or all of the following:

Each method above counts as one entry which means you can have up to 5 entries!

Winners will be chosen on December 17, 2019 and contacted via the method they entered (email, DM, etc).

Thanks to all the companies supporting this giveaway including Miniature Market, HABA Games, Czech Games Edition, Portal Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Restoration Games and North Star Games.

RDTN Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi

Time Segment
01:23 Intro
02:00 BGG Con
04:47 I broke it
11:45 Back to BGG Con
22:57 Time for the Food
27:48 Return to Dark Tower
30:03 Gloomhaven Playtest
31:02 Sanctum
40:57 Portal Games
42:40 Paladins of the West Kingdom
48:34 Survey Time
52:13 Miniature Market
53:07 The Taverns of Tiefenthal
58:37 Miyabi
01:08:46 Our Apologies
01:17:14 The Broken Token

Marty goes off to BGG Con and plays tons of games. He comes back and you would think he would be all giddy about a game, but if you have been listening to us long enough, that isn’t going to be the case. He is excited about grit balls. You read correctly, fried balls made of grits. Okay, he was excited about the games.

Paladins of the West Kingdom hurt us. Yeah, that is right, this game but the grey matter through a work out and it was a good work out. This is a great next step in the series and one that needs a few plays to really get a grasp of this game.

The Taverns of Tiefenthan is a lighter deck building, dice drafting, engine building game that might be something to introduce newer games too those particular concepts. Very simple mechanics, quick to learn and not too competitive. Looking forward to more plays of this game with the modules that we will need to discover on our own.