Quinns: That’s right. Our artisanal news is of the very highest quality and proven by science to be extremely good for your health. Ah, I see the first course is being served now! A light soup full of tiny boats, representing the latest expansion for legendary drafting game 7 Wonders- 7 Wonders: Armada!
Paul: Of course! What is the ocean if not a really, really, really big soup?
Quinns: He’s a goner, Paul. There’s nothing we can do for him now. PRESS FORWARD.
Quinns: Good morning everybody! I'm sick again, so expect a more sedate Games News than usual. Hello Lemsip, my old friend. Take me into your sweet lemony embrace. As Sherlock had his needle, I have my fruit-flavoured decongestants.
We start, as always, with the game with the prettiest header image. This time that means upcoming European-style game The Voyages of Marco Polo.
Admittedly we haven't seen him since he uploaded this video. We're also analysing this video frame-by-frame to figure out who that slender figure is we keep seeing in the background. But we're positive that he's fine, and also if you've seen his body then please let us know!
We all knew that these huge ship packs would be an investment (the Rebel transport will cost $60), so it's nice to see that they'll be a mini-expansion in and of themselves, with new rules for damage, movement and energy, an x-tra X-wing, and a deluge of tokens and cards. And this is just the first of the two huge ships revealed at Gen Con last year, with the other being approx. 20% huger (and $90).
But wait, because I've got some expansion news that's even more exciting!
What’s this? A scant three weeks since the last SU&SD podcast, a new one has slipped into the world like a newborn babe: Dirty, noisy, desperate for attention and a little bit intimidating.
We’ve got so, so much chatter in this one. We’ve got new releases like Dread Curse, Cube Quest and Legends of Andor. We confirm whether
Seasons has displaced 7 Wonders. We even discuss games so new you can’t even BUY them yet, which is a first for us: Space Cadets: Dice Duel, Nothing Personal and Two Rooms and a Boom. All of this discourse clocks in at a marathon 90 minutes. Fitting, because we talk about the Olympics, too.
Oh, and finally: Regular listeners might detect an attempt to make our podcast marginally less shambolic. And they’re be right.
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In the meantime I shall accurately simulate their behaviours using precisely calculated projections.
Paul: First on our babies news: Recently reviewed magical board game Seasons has a baby coming, in the form of the expansion Path of Destiny.
Mine was mostly spent questing for the One Beverage that would make me feel better in this heat, but I perked up on Sunday when I spotted Fantasy Flight's announcement of Blood Bound. Like Mayday! Mayday!, which I looked at in the news a few weeks back, this looks to be part of the post-Resistance wave of games. An incredibly tight game of hidden roles, negotiation and lying, but with more... game.
To play a card, you select one from a hand of cards and you lay it in front of you.
Then, you give the remaining cards to the next player and you receive cards from the former player.
At the end of each age, each player compares his military strength with the one of their neighoburing cities, players to his right and his left.
When the third age is over, players score the points given by their cards and the military conflicts. The winner is the player with the most points.