Watching the video, you'll notice that "2s" are valued higher than royals. It's possible that this comes from the game's communist roots, in much that same way that following the French revolution, it was considered distasteful to play games where kings and queens were desirable. The more you know!
Quinns: Matt I watched SO MUCH of The Expanse. I was thinking we could write the whole Games News in Belter Creole.
Matt: OK. I hear you, but I worry that might make it a bit hard to read. How about you write it while crossplaying as Chrisjen Avasarala?
Quinns: You’ve got yourself a deal, beltalowda. You cover the first story, I’ll see what earrings my wife has.
They've got another thing coming. We reviewed this board game back in 2011, and now we're reviewing it AGAIN. So stick that in your moon door and smoke it.
Have a great weekend, everybody.
And now - as if by space magic - I’m being thrown straight back into Star Wars again. Another game in the genre of Firefly, Merchant of Venus, or Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Star Wars: Outer Rim sees players competing to be the cream of the galaxy’s scum and villainy. Flying around space, smuggling goods, hiring recognisable crew members and reasonably frequently rolling some dice.
Quinns: Let us apply Occam’s Razor. Is the simplest possible explanation here that you, Matt Lees, created this game in a dream?
But here's the thing- you don't actually need to remember when we're streaming. If you just go to our Twitch channel and click on the button that reads "Follow", you'll get an email every time we start the show, which is once every couple of weeks. Also, you're adding follower count, which helps us out.
Tomorrow we're going to be trying the Great Western Trail expansion, Rails to the North, and the show after that... well, let's just say you won't want to miss it, and we'll be confirming more details shortly.
Oh, and did I mention our Twitch chat has a custom emote of the LADY ON THE CONCORDIA BOX? That's right! The wonders never cease.
Thanks again, everybody!
Every two weeks, Card Games That Don't Suck will teach you how to play a game that we love, that you can play with an ordinary deck of cards. In doing so, we hope to make table gaming more accessible and wide-ranging, and maybe even learn a little bit of history along the way.
But there's no history in our first instalment! Ricochet Poker is, in fact, a brand new game by designer James Ernest, and we think it's just superb.
Matt: I had IBS
Quinns: Oh no
Special thanks to Wizarding Harry of Wizarding Harry's Child Wizarding School for Top Wizarding Harrys for being such a superb special guest.
Also, remember how our review of party game The Champion of the Wild caused it to sell out? For anyone still craving a copy, the game is back on Kickstarter right now, with all sorts of little improvements.
EDIT: ...Little improvements, and some new play variants including the way we play in this very video. Wow!
Enjoy the show, everybody! And huge thanks to our guests for being such good sports, as well as to everybody in the audience for being the real champions.
Did you know that roulette, one of the coolest-looking games of all time, was invented by the English? And did you know we called it roly poly? I’m relieved to say that the French got their hands on it and began rebranding the wheel almost immediately.
Quinns: Did you know that in the world’s first casino was the Ridotto in Venice, opened in 1638? Public displays of excitement or sadness were forbidden, but there was a darkened Chamber of Sighs where “unlucky gamblers could moan with despair.”
Matt: Quinns, you know the rule.
Matt: Tell me the rule.
Quinns: ...when there’s work to do, facts have to wait.