ENGN 174 – Review and History Chat: Days of Ire and Nights of Fire

Liz from Beyond Solitaire is back to chat about two of our favorite things – games and history! We have two games for review this week. The first is Days of Ire (2:52), a classic cooperative game (or 1 vs. many game) depicting the struggle of revolutionaries during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The game was released in 2016, yet much of the gameplay still holds up today.

The follow-up to Days of Ire, entitled Nights of Fire (12:52), delivered to Kickstarter backers this past year. Nights of Fire is much more of a traditional wargame with Euro elements. It depicts the Soviets striking back against the Hungarian revolutionaries, and the players job (in the solo and coop) is to save civilians and delay the oncoming Soviets as much as possible.

After all of that gaming goodness, Liz and Jason geek out and chat about the historical background of both games. We are NOT scholars of the time period by any means. We may have misstated a few of the elements (or more than a few). However, we are both very interested to learn, and also very happy to help interested gamers gain access to these two games in a whole new way.

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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