ENGN Episode 76 – Expansion Reviews and Improve Your Play ft. Terraforming Mars

We are traveling back in time this week.. a whole 14 months! 2016 gifted us with some of the most amazing games we’ve ever seen, and we’re here in the future to review some of their expansions. For any expansion, gamers want to know if it adds new, essential gameplay or just more stuff. We have answers for you!

Anthony leads us off to talk about Scythe: The Wind Gambit (2:34) with comes with Airships and also different end game conditions. Next, Jason bumbles his way through his impressions of Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire (11:20), a review through which Star Wars lover Anthony could barely contain his rage. Finally, Anthony gathers himself to talk about Terraforming Mars: Venus Next (23:05).

Finally, we debut a new segment which we call Improve Your Play, where we break down the basic strategy for a hot solo game and help you win consistently. Building on our reviews for this week, we give you our strategy tips for Terraforming Mars (30:58). If you were struggling to fill those three Terraforming tracks in solo mode, this is the segment for you!

  • Anthony

    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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  • gribbon

    Interestingly, for Scythe solitaire I actually prefer the elements of ‘The Wind Gambit’ the other way around. The resolution tiles are a bit of fun, but for me mess with the Automa a bit too much (most make it easier or harder). I prefer the airships which mix up strategy and add some more unique elements to each game 🙂