RDTN Episode 123: Lignum, Downforce, Indulgence, and The Lost Expedition

Episode 123 is just full of the latest and greatest games to hit your shelves. We spend a lot of time talking about a very deep Euro called Lignum that is being brought to you by Capstone Games. This is one of those games where you might need to take a deep breath before you dive in, but it isn’t that bad to learn and is very straight forward. Where it jumps up and bites you is in the amount of planning you need to do, not just in your current turn, but in future turns. But, please, don’t let the terms heavy, meaty, complex drive you from this game. If you get a chance to play it, walk through the board as in doing a “fake” round and you will be ready to go. So easy to understand with the board face up and in front of you.

Restoration Games is killing it with their re-release/re-skinning/re-branding of the games Indulgence and Downforce. If you like racing games where it doesn’t matter who wins, because you win by guessing the correct winner, then you really need to try Downforce. It is a fun, fast game and has yet to disappoint. But there is a caveat to that statement, player count in this game does matter, so higher is better. Can’t wait to see the final production of Stop Thief so that we can see if Restoration is going to go 3 for 3.

We also have a contest, so be sure and go fill out the form if you want to win a game.

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Segment, Time
Intro, 0:36
Splitter, 2:58
Funagain and Portal Back, 3:55
Apology #1, 5:39
Apology #2, 8:37
Really Again, 10:54
The Chameleon, 13:10
Plan B Announcement, 17:48
It Arrived, 19:53
Downforce, 23:25
The Broken Token, 28:29
Lignum,29:33
Indulgence, 54:18
Portal, 58:47
The Lost Expedition, 59:41
Contest, 1:04:26
Game Toppers, 1:06:56
Gen Con – Strike!, 1:11:25
Fernanda Suárez, 1:14:05
Outro, 1:15:00
Scott King Calendar, 1:17:16
Funagain, 1:20:37
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