ENGN Episode 112: Recent Hotness and Gaming with a Newborn Around

Jason is quasi-back from exile with a whole new, post-baby episode. It’s only Jason this time because real life and scheduling both suck. Anthony will definitely be back next week. But we’re going to make the most of this week with reviews of some great games, as well as Jason sharing a bit of about himself and the trials and tribulations of having a newborn around. Jason says it in the pod, but it bears repeating – thank God for solo gaming! A perfect blend with a newborn in the home.

First up is My Little Scythe (8:05), the children’s version of Scythe that was originally released as a My Little Pony print and play game. Stonemaier Games picked up it and gave it some truly gorgeous production, but does it stand up as an enjoyable game for kids and for adults?

Next up is 1066, Tears to Many Mothers (17:20), an asymmetric card-based historical war game that plays in 30-45 minutes. It’s a Hall or Nothing game, and Tristan Hall loves his solo modes, so we got one here as well.

Then we get into Dice Settlers (30:04), the latest from David Turczi that’s chock full of custom dice and resource management. He has yet to make a flop, so a new one from him will always get attention from this pod.

Finally, Jason shares his thoughts about gaming with a newborn. Of course, you’ll be apart from your game group for a bit. But, how long should a parent wait to game again? And what can a game group do to support?

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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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