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RDTN Episode 233: Gravwell 2nd Edition, AH: Secrets of the Order, Greece Lightning

00:00Game Toppers
02:05DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: Summer Time
07:21Now the Banter
14:05T-shirt Contest from Sir Meeple
17:00The Devourer Below Book
20:07Stripping a Lawn
22:21The COIN Games and how they teach
33:33Miniature Market
52:08Portal Games
53:46Greece Lightning
59:30Arkham Horror: Secrets of the Order

We look and the new Second Edition of one of your favorite games, Gravwell. Does the rework and additions make it worthy of replacing your old copy? If you don’t have the First Edition, should you get this edition? Hopefully we will answer those questions so you can make an informed decision. We also played a very light family style racing game called Greece Lightning. This is a fast playing, dice rolling game that in my opinion never will stay on the table too long. You can easily get two plays done in under an hour. Heck, if the dice are rolling good, you could get two plays in within 30 minutes.

Vanessa joins Marty to discuss the next expansion to Arkham Horror without giving away spoilers. They discuss some key additions that you will find in this expansion. But did they like it? Please, it is Arkham Horror, what do you think?

RDTN Episode 232: Brew, City Builder, For What Remains, Ticket To Ride 15th Anniversary, Million Dollar Script

00:01Game Toppers
04:32McAllister’s Tea Day
08:43Drink Subscriptions
09;56Name That Bit Contest – $25 Gift Card to Miniature Market
12:44New RDTN T-Shirts Sir Meeple
17:00Mondo Games – RDTN Discount Code
19:58Ticket To Ride – 15th Anniversary Edition
23:40Million Dollar Script – Portal Games
31:03Codenames Duet – CGE
33:10Portal Games
34:50For What Remains – DVG
40:55Brew – Pandasaurus Games
51:45City Builder Ancient World – InsideUp Games
57:47Miniature Market
59:57Nintendo Direct Reaction
1:05:05Roguebook on Steam
1:08:22Blood Bowl III on Steam

We have another contest this release where you get to test how much you remember about the games you played. Our buddy Ben has put together an image of various bits from games and it is your task to see how many you know. Complete the form here for your submission. The person with the most correct answers wins, ties will be resolved by random draw. We wish you luck with the contest.

As far as games we got to the table, Brew is a dice placement game that doesn’t punish for unfortunate rolls, but does require some advance planning to get the most out of the results. But gaining control of the various forests will be the hidden strategy piece to this game that will take time for players to develop. For What Remains in a non-miniature tactical skirmish game where streamlined rules and powers provide an enjoyable experience. The well written rulebooks and mission books add to the enjoyment and easy access for players. City Builder is a tile laying game that made me feel like I never had enough time, but yet, those I was playing against had plenty. Very nice twist to a tile laying game for those that enjoy that mechanic.

Also, be sure and visit Sir Meeple for you new RDTN shirts if you are so inclined.

RDTN Episode 230: EOTN – Egyptian Kings, 300 Earth & Water, Board Game News

00:05Game Toppers LLC
01:36Vanessa’s Intro
02:09Banter Stuff
21:14A New Contest
23:30Miniature Market
24:57Falling like flies at Gen Con
31:00Spiel Des Jahres nominees
34:21Villainous – Mischief & Malice
36:33Reign in Hell from Uncle Atom
40:05 Getting Crazy out there
45:53300: Earth & Water
52:07Portal Games
54:11Empires of the North: Egyptian

Love getting the Empires of the North to the table and when a new expansion comes out, get very excited. Egyptians is the newest expansion and it feels different from all the rest. I also enjoy it when an expansion just flows and both these factions seemed to be easy to play to us. The engine you needed to build was right there and easy to grasp. If you enjoy Empires of the North, then this might be a must add

Two players games that involve strategic war battles are always something I enjoy, but the time to set up and play is sometimes a roadblock to getting a game to the table. But 300: Earth & Water is small footprint game that is fast to play and easy to understand. Based on the battle that most of us know from the movie 300, this game is around can the Greeks hold off the advance of the Persians over five rounds. If they do, they win. If the Persians can beat down the defenses, then they win.

Thanks for listening we do appreciate it