RDTN Episode 197: Coldest Night, Musical Chairs, Sagrada iOS, Player Count

00:34      Intro
03:40      BGG Polls
04:57      Marty’s New Studio
07:42      Marty helps Chaz again
11:29      Capstone gets Terra Mystica & Gaia Project
13:37      Bandannas vs Handkerchiefs
15:57      Sagrada iOS app
22:15      Undaunted: Normandy Online
27:00      An Eldritch Dream Games – Pathfinder 2E
29:45      Sandy Peterson GamesCthulhu Mythos
34:33      Portal Games
36:00      Coldest Night
41:20      Musical Chairs
55:13      Miniature Market
56:14      Bicycle Games – The Alpha and Exchange
59:20      Does this player count make sense for this type of game
1:08:32    Outro
1:12:26    Board Together Games
1:14:43    Tabletop Showcase
1:16:27    The Broken Token

While current situations don’t allow us to sit close to the fire to keep from freezing, Coldest Night from Indie Boards & Cards is a light coop game that is brutal and while strategy is needed, luck is part of it because it is a card game. Fast to play and one of those that will tease you in thinking the next time, you will beat this game. Isn’t that what these games are suppose to do? They are to challenge you and make you want to come back and try again. If it is too easy, never come of the shelf again. Will be interesting to see how this plays with more players, but unfortunately, that will be awhile for us.

Vanessa is keeping the show running by coming back again to talk about Musical Chairs and this sounds like another fun game to get to the table. Who would have thought to take a party game and make it a board game. As she and Marty talked about the game, I could only imaging how hectic that game could get with more players and look forward to playing it. Man, all these games that we are playing independently will need a different segment on the show where we see what the other host thinks of them.

And for our discussion topic, we think about what a challenge it is for designers to come up with player counts and how while a game may list a range, there really is best number to play with. We end up also discussing how our selection has changed during this isolation and how some of our favorites do not find the table right now.