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Welcome to part two of our year end ENGN Solo Awards for 2017! We hope you enjoyed part one last episode. This time, we feature all of the core titles that made the biggest impact in the solo and cooperative communities throughout the year. And, just like last time, we have some illustrious guests from other channels to help us out. Best Short Game - presented by Travis from Low Player Count (2:00) - https://www.lowplayercount.com/ Best Family/ Casual Strategy Game - presented by Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire (5:52) - http://www.beyondsolitaire.net/index.html Best Advanced Card Game - presented by a mystery guest presenter (11:32) Best Adventure Game - presented by Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules (13:49) - http://gaming-rules.com/ Best Complex Strategy Game - presented by Anthony and Frances from Ant Lab Games (20:55) - http://antlabgames.com/ We also give our thoughts on the year as a whole right at the very end of the episode. Phew, we finally put a bow on 2017. Time to embrace 2018!
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!
2017 is finally over and before we look too far into the future for 2018, we wanted to take a moment and review the year that was. This week, Chris and Anthony dive into 2017 in review, including a look at our most anticipated games of last year and how they performed. First up, we asked the listeners which game they would like to see have a campaign-style expansion added to. Next up we dive into our acquisition disorders, including Gentes Deluxe and Scythe: Rise of Fenris. For our At the Table segment this week, Anthony reviews Civilization: A New Dawn and Chris dives into Calimala. Finally, in our feature, we look at the games we thought we'd be most excited for in 2017 and discuss how they performed, followed by a run through of our gaming resolutions for 2018, our biggest surprise of last year and the favorite con of the year. 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.
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This week's episode is sponsored by Academy Games, whose new game, Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon is on Kickstarter now. We also want to thank all of our new Patreon backers this week: Finn, Eric, Barry, Suppiluliuma, and Jim. This week, we have an all new Top 10 list, featuring the best deck building games out there. First up, Chris and Anthony dive into our question of the week, looking at your answers to the question, "what game or designer would you attend a dedicated convention for?" For our acquisition disorders, we look at Teotihuacan: City of Gods from one of the designer of the Voyages of Marco Polo and Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, as well as Coimbra. In our At the Table segment, we review Pulsar 2849 and Antiquity - find out which of these is worth tracking down. And finally, in our feature this week, we look at the top 10 deck builders: Question of the Week: 4:50 Acquisition Disorders: 7:25 Pulsar 2849 Review: 13:21 Antiquity Review: 19:22 Top 10 Deck Builders: 28:20 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.
This week, we're revisiting a classic episode (#85) and looking at games that do especially well in representing female characters.
First up, we look at our question of the week. We asked the listeners what games thoroughly blew away their expectations, and share some of our own big surprises.
Next up, we look at CO2, the revamped edition of the classic Vital Lacerda game, now on Kickstarter in our Acquisition Disorder for the week.
For our At the Table reviews, Anthony looks at Rudiger Dorn's Montana, and Chris dives into a little game you may have heard of, Eric Lang's Rising Sun.
Finally, Chris delves into the best games for female characterization in our feature review for the week.
Question of the Week: 3:19 Acquisition Disorder: 5:59 Montana Review: 10:03 Rising Sun Review: 17:40 Best Games for Female Characterization: 28:47 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.