This week, Chris, Daniel and Drew sit down and discuss the games that hit the top of our listener’s survey responses from last month in a feature top 10 list. These are the games that our listeners told us were their favorite games along with the reasons they told us about those games. We’re also discussing a couple of games we got to the table recently, two games we’re eager to play in the near future and a bunch of interesting news stories from Drew in our Shout it from the Tabletop segment:
Shout it from the Tabletop
- “Legend of the Five Rings” is getting a makeover! Fantasy Flight bought the rights from AEG and will convert it into an LCG http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/142382-Venerable-CCG-Legend-of-the-Five-Rings-Has-Been-Acquired-by-Fantasy-Flight-Games-to-be-Relaunched-in-2017
- “The Voyages of Marco Polo” won the Deutscher Spielepreis, which favors heavier games http://opinionatedgamers.com/2015/09/07/voyages-of-marco-polo-wins-the-dsp-award/
- “La Granja” won the Jogo do Ano, Portugal’s game of the year award http://rededejogos.blogspot.com/2015/09/la-granja-wins-jogo-do-ano-spiel.html
- The Star Wars-themed collectible trading disc game “Galactic Connexions” is being released exclusively through WalMart. http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-topps-star-wars-galactic-connexions
- Cheating scandal rocks the world of high-stakes boardgaming! Italian chess player, ranked 51,000th in the world, wears a camera around his neck at a tournament. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11849196/Bulgarian-chess-player-cheats-using-Morse-code-and-spy-pendant.html
- Judge in Washington state assesses penalties on game creator who failed to deliver Kickstarter rewards. http://www.polygon.com/2015/9/11/9310945/kickstarter-court-victory-attorney-general-washington-asylum-playing-cards
- Barnes & Noble’s “Toys and Games” department reports 17.5% growth over previous year. http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/32489/games-toys-up-17-5-b-n
Acquisition Disorder Corner
This week, Chris discusses the new Force Awakens Core Set for Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing Miniatures Game for Star Wars, and Daniel discusses the new Cool Mini or Not Kickstarter, The Others: 7 Sins.
At the Table
This week, Chris gets the new card game Flip City to the table and Daniel sits down with Domaine. Learn which of these is worth buying, playing, dodging, or burning this week.
Feature: Top 10 BGA Fan Favorite Games
This week, we pull from our listeners’ favorite games and share the top 10 you told us you love. These are the games that were mentioned in our recent survey as listeners’ favorite games, along with some of the reasons they made the list.
Solo Gaming: Xenoshyft: Onslaught
This week Anthony joins the crew for a quick solo segment to discuss Xenoshyft: Onslaught, the cooperative deck building game from Cool Mini or Not. Find out how the game stacks up with its solo mode. Is it too difficult, just difficult enough or a bit off base? Find out in Anthony’s review.
Listen to Episode 87:
- ?Intro: The Mystery of the Disappearing & Reappearing Podcasters
- Acquisition Disorder: The Others: 7 Sins, Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set
- At the Table: Domaine, Flip City
- Feature: BGA Fan Top Ten
- Solo Gaming: XenoShyft: Onslaught
- Final Round: National Dog Week