Author Archives: Brent Mair

MN 0170 June 2017 News and Anecdotes

Board Game News for June 2017.

We talk Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Big Trouble in Little China, Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestations: Second Edition, andCentury: Spice Road.

We cover the following Apps: San Juan, Race for the Galaxy, Tsuro, Coup, and Colony Wars in the Star Realms app. Let’s just say that not all apps are created equal.

We’re excited for Deception: Undercover Allies and Triplock on Kickstarter. And we even mention Master Detective Clue for some retro board game action.

MN 0169 Oink Games – Deep Sea Adventure, Insider, Fake Artist, Maskmen, The Pyramid’s Deadline

Nathan likes tiny boxes packed with lots of game pieces from the Japanese game company, Oink Games.

We start off talking Deep Sea Adventure, a press your luck, 20 minute game for 3-6 players.

We continue telling you more about Insider, a 20-question style game for 4-8 players in less than 10 minutes.

Third up is A Fake Artist Goes to New York, where players collectively draw a picture while trying to guess which player doesn’t know what the group is drawing. This game plays 5-10 players in 20 minutes.

The Pyramid’s Deadline is a game of building a beautiful resting spot for the Pharoah, but if you fail you will be executed. 2-6 players can play in 10-25 minutes.

We end the discussion with Maskmen, a shedding card game with a Lunchadores theme. It should work well with 2-6 players in about 30 minutes.

MN 0164 Cube Pushing, GIPF Legacy? and Pack O Games 2

MN 0164 Cube Pushing, GIPF Legacy? and Pack O Games 2

Ryan Decaria regales us with a discussion of his adventures in gaming without the other hosts. He discusses Vanuatu and Tinners Trail.

Brent talks the GIPF series of abstract games, which leads to a discussion of the misuse of the word Legacy. We update/correct our discussion of Charterstone, a new Legacy game coming from Stonemaier Games.

Brent then talks about Pack O Games 2 from Chris Handy at Perplext.

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MN 0163 Hidden Role Games

This we we discuss Hidden Role Games, Nathan’s favorite genre. We discuss what we like about these games, including Don’t Mess with Cthulhu, Battlestar Galactica, Shadows over Camelot, Burke’s Gambit, Dead of Winter, and many others.

What is your favorite Hidden Role Game?

MN 0162 International Tabletop Day 2017 and Clank! Sunken Treasures

We recap the NUGG sponsored International Table Top Day event. We discuss 7 Wonders: Duel, Colt Express, Ice Cool, Terraforming Mars, Arkham Horror: the Card Game, and Clank!: Sunken Treasure.  We all love Clank!, but we examine a few game-play issues that could be improved through expansions. We also discuss game etiquette when teaching a game to new people.

Good times were had by all!