ENGN Episode 69 - Solo! In! Space!

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Maximum Apocalypse | Tutorial | Part #1

In this episode of Maximum Apocalypse, we're hold up on a Shopping Mall roof overlooking a sea of zombies below. In the distance we can see a van. Based on how long we've been stuck here, we know that it's our only chance. Food is getting scarce but we also likely need fuel to ensure we can escape when we get to the van. It's now or never... "Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike adventure game for 1-6 players. In Maximum Apocalypse, civilization has already fallen. The players are survivors of the apocalypse whose mission is to survive the hostile landscape. The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters. Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario." If you like what you see, hit that like button and subscribe to keep on Rolling Solo! Grab a Rolling Solo microbadge for BoardGameGeek and let your friends know you roll solo! https://boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/42403 If you'd like to contribute to Rolling Solo, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.me/rollingsolo All contributions received are invested back into the channel. Thank-you! Email: rollingsologamer@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TryRollingSolo/ Twitter: @TryRollingSolo Instagram: @ro11ingsolo Rolling Solo BoardGameGeek Guild https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2998 Rolling Solo is made possible because of the board game community. Thank-you for your support, feedback and your time! Created & Hosted By: Adam Smith

ENGN Episode 77 - Fire and Ice Reviews! At the Gates of Loyang, Dungeon Alliance, Clans of...

Here at Every Night is Game Night, we try our best to cover a huge spectrum of games, ranging from the thematic, imaginative jaunts that Jason loves to the heavy strategy affairs enjoyed by Anthony. In this episode, we double down and give you two groups of games from either end of this spectrum - two economic games and two fantasy adventures. First up, Anthony tells us about a somewhat lesser known yet still magnificent game from Uwe Rosenburg, At the Gates of Loyang (2:15). You will learn, among other things, why the game is beloved in the solo community. Then Jason hits you with a Kickstarter project that is just arriving to backers now, a dungeon crawler powered by deckbuilding called Dungeon Alliance (9:06). Anthony returns to talk about Clans of Caledonia (23:05), noting similarities and differences between this game and its spiritual older brother, Terra Mystica. Finally, Jason takes us home by talking about Darkest Night, Second Edition (32:25). As always, we try our best to give you honest, well thought-out opinions on the games we review. Hope you enjoy!

ENGN Episode 75 - Stronghold Games w/ Stephen Buonocore

After 74 whole episodes, we are happy to receive a visit from the Podfather himself - Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games. For this episode, we experimented a bit with our usual podcast format so we could have some fun. For the first half, we talk about some recent expansions for Stronghold Games we really enjoy - Not Alone: Exploration (5:00) and The Pursuit of Happiness: Community (9:11). Then we preview some upcoming games from Stronghold - Indian Summer (13:41) and Noria (17:00). I recorded a short note about this part of the pod right at the jump, so please check that out. Afterwards, we really let our hair down and geek out about one of our favorite games of all time - War of the Ring (26:51). We talk about its theme, its length and balancing, and also note a very impressive, fan-made solo mode for it: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/141333/queller-bot-war-ring-solo-play. We then carry about all sorts of topics from there, including a chunky digression into the Game of Thrones TV show that we put beyond a spoiler wall. As always, we hope you enjoy the conversation!

BGA Episode 159 - Top 10 LCGs and Customizable Card Games

This week, Chris and Anthony are diving into the growing world of Fantasy Flight's LCGs and other similar customizable card games with our newest top 10.  Make sure you enter our March Board Game Bracket challenge as well for a chance to win a free game: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-board-game-bracket-contest/ First up, we share answers from our question of the week, "What game has the best stand up and shout moment?" Then we dive into our acquisition disorders for the week, including Kami Sama and Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Town Center and Card City XL, while Chris shares his thoughts on Rise to Nobility, a recently delivered Kickstarter release.  Finally in our feature, we share our top 10 living and customizable card games: Question of the Week: 5:35 Acquisition Disorders: 7:20 Town Center Review: 14:58 Card City XL Review: 18:10 Rise to Nobility Review: 20:28 Top 10 LCGs and Customizable Card Games: 25:19​ 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.  

ENGN Preview Series Ep. 21 - Soul of the Empire with Pat and Kat Lysaght.

Have you checked out Kickstarter lately? Holy moly, there are so many good projects running right now! We are going to go on a mini-run of Preview Series episodes as a result. This week, we have the wife and husband team behind Chara Games here to talk about their latest project, Soul of the Empire, live on Kickstarter on the same day as the air date of this podcast. Soul of the Empire deviates from our usual solo and cooperative games menu - this is an area control, asymmetric, combat heavy game in the vein of Kemet or Cry Havoc. You guys know how much I love ANY game with juicy, tangible theme, though, so here you go! After we get to know Pat and Kat, we jump into talking about Soul of the Empire (7:30), including how it weaves historical flavor into the different factions, how it invites long term strategic thinking over a more tactical experience, and more. Also, if you wanted a copy of their first game, Commissioned, you could get it via the KS project, along with some bonuses that Pat tells us about in the episode!

Time to blast off into space! We have three games for you this week which all take place in the so-called final frontier.

First up will be Kepler 3042 (1:41), a Euro-style game which emulates space exploration, but with a heavy Euro twist. Next, we talk about Alien Artifacts (14:15), a new empire building card game from Portal Games. Finally, for all you Star Trek fans, we give you our opinions on the Borg expansion for Star Trek Ascendency (26:35).

Finally, we canvassed some people online to see what they thought about space themes in games (42:48). What's appealing? What turns people off? We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the threads for some very insightful answers.

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