RDTN 140: Wheel in the Sky
on Mar 29, 2018
We have an announcement to make. While we are very sad to see Funagainâs online store slowly close and support of the show stop, we are happy to announce that Miniature Market is picking us up as one of our sponsors. Marty and I couldnât be happier about this and what it will mean for our listeners...
When was the last time you encountered a game and you finished the play and were not sure what just happened at the table? I had that experience with Noria from Stronghold Games. This is not to say it was bad thing that happened at the table, donât get me wrong. It was just different, which can be exciting in todayâs world of board gaming. Here was a game that took a core mechanic that I enjoy, engine building, and put it on its ear with three turning gears. We have played some tough games over the past year, but this one caught me by surprise. Reading the rules, didnât seem to be anything special. Watching the videos, nothing jumped out at me. But once I was in charge of my own economic gear machine, it got very real. But once you solve the engine part, you now need to think about how to get the scoring done for a win because others can really mess with your strategy, so you need to be adaptable. Try this game, even if you are not a fan of engine builders, it might surprise you.
We also talk about the new expansion Clank!, The Mummyâs Curse by Renegade Game Studios. I enjoy base Clank!, even though I think it is lacking when it comes to being able to cull your deck of unwanted cards, but I really like Clank! In! Space!. So was curious if The Mummyâs Curse was going to add enough to base Clank! to make it the game to play of the series.
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Ticket to Ride: Map Collection Volume 6 - France & Old West - 0:28:30
Clank! The Mummy's Curse Expansion - 0:42:10
Noria - 0:47:00