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If you like Orleans, try out these seven games we've looked over - many of them bag building or similar in style and weight to the modern classic. Before we get to the feature, Anthony and Chris delve into the question of the week, asking the listeners what game they think most needs a second edition relaunch, in light of the recent announcement about X-Wing Miniatures Game 2nd Edition. For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at My Little Scythe, and Chris digs into both Arcadia Quest Rider and Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden. At the table this week, Anthony reviews the new game from AEG and John D. Clair, Space Base, and Chris gets the new expansion for Lorenzo il Magnifico, House of Rennaissance to the table. Finally, we look at seven games you should check out if you also like Orleans. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
Many solo and cooperative gamers love Legendary Encounters: Alien. However, for as good as that game is, it doesn't replicate the emotions of the original movie - the suspense, the dread, or the desperation to survive. Lifeform, currently on Kickstarter, aims to bring you just that. It is a one vs. many game where an unstoppable alien being has boarded your mining ship, and you have to scramble out of the ship as best you can. We get into some design questions about the one vs. many aspects of the game, as well as the solo mode that you can get separately with the Kickstarter. KS page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tristanhall/lifeform-the-sci-fi-horror-board-game-for-1-4-play
Don't miss out on our new contest for June! We're running a 2018 World Cup contest for best sci fi games and you can win a game! Check it out here: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-world-cup-science-fiction-board-games-contest/ This week on BGA, we're looking at the slew of award nominations that were announced the last two weeks, including Origins Games Awards, Dice Tower Awards, and Spiel des Jahres. For our question of the week this week, we asked people what game people would never get rid of from their collection. For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looked at Jurassic Park: Danger! Adventure Strategy Game and Chris looks at The Forbidden City. At the Table this week, Anthony reviews Pioneer Days from Tasty Minstrel Games and Chris reviews Vanuatu from Quined. Finally, we look at all of the games nominated this year for the Spiel des Jahres, the Origins Awards and the Dice Tower Awards. Question of the Week: 3:50 Acquisition Disorder Corner: 6:17 Pioneer Days Review: 12:48 Vanuatu Review: 17:40 2018 Awards Preview: 21:02 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
For anyone who has ever wanted us to "not hold back", so to speak, and give out some objectively bad reviews of games, this is the show for you! We tell you our reasons why you might want to avoid the Witcher Adventure Game (4:55), Witches of the Revolution (14:27), and Shipwrights of the North Sea (21:05). In the discussion at the back half of the podcast, we tell you about our approach to these kinds of reviews and why you haven't heard an episode like this from us before. Hopefully, we review nothing but good games going forward! (yeah, right...)
It's been a little while since the last versus episode we did, and what better time to bring it back than to compare the mega behemoth games from Eric Lang, Blood Rage and Rising Sun? To kick things off this episode, we share the answers from listeners for our question of the week, "What's a game you can win while ignoring key components of the game?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Treasure Island and Chris looks at the Alhambra Designer's Edition. At the Table this week, Anthony reviews City of Iron Second Edition and Chris looks at Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight. Finally, we delve into Rising Sun and Blood Rage to answer the question of whether you can own both, and under what circumstances you'd consider one over the other. Question of the Week: 3:55 Acquisition Disorders: 7:47 City of Iron Second Edition Review: 12:39 Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight Review: 19:23 Blood Rage vs. Rising Sun: 26:49 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
You may have seen the voting polls on Facebook and the 1 Player Guild. Now it's time to hand out our ENGN Solo Awards for 2017! Anthony and Jason both chose their own winners, and the fans helped up break any ties between us with their own votes!
Not only do we present each award with analysis for each category, we asked a number of friends in the solo and cooperative community to help present (one of whom gets eaten by a Shoggoth monster... you'll have to listen to find out who).
Best Board Game App - presented by Crystal Pisano of Board Game Blitz (6:14) - http://www.boardgameblitz.com/ Best App Integration in a Board Game - presented by Peter Gousis and Michael Kelly of Co-Op Cast (11:06) - https://soundcloud.com/user-318456537 Best Unofficial Fan Variant of a Game - presented by Hans Gruberstein from Hans Solo channel (17:48) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEqba1Xh4vQGm2beVcVxOdQ Best Reprint - presented by Colin Degnan from One Stop Coop Shop - (22:00) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrOtGhui_jdLdoQNI7PU4Pg Best Expansion - presented by Adam Smith of Rolling Solo - (25:45) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuh4j6WB-Lh1DbjKe4nBj7w Aside from entertaining our core audience, we also hope this serves as an adequate introduction of our show to the Dice Tower Network!