You guys will have seen my collection in the background of loads of SU&SD videos, but I don't think you've seen the work that goes into it. Come with me today as I perform... a CULL.
I refuse to have any more dead on my hands.
If you haven't heard of this one, definitely think about watching our review, even if it's just for the reference pineapple. This is a magnificent, strange, colourful game, but not an easy one. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
Oh, and we know about the many and varied rules we got wrong. But it wouldn't be a SU&SD Let's Play without it, eh? Enjoy, everybody!
When I first heard that this was a real game based on the fictional Card Wars game they play in episode 92 of Adventure Time (potentially illegal video here), I thought this was an adorable idea. It's only now I realise that's like designing a game with one hand tied behind your back, while your other hand is tied to a game that doesn't exist and looks rubbish. So let's move on to some ACTUALLY EXCITING NEWS!
As I've talked about before, board games aren't simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They're in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases every single week, the entire hobby evolving and adapting with Borg-like ease. There's no easier way to prove it than with my favourite releases from 2013.
And proceeds to list my three favourite releases from 2013, plus one runner up. Does that sound like something that might interest you guys? If so, please, go read!
Pour yourself a glass of hexnog, dear viewer. Tis' the season!
The news this week that sent air whistling through the teeth of seasoned board gamers the world over was the announcement of Dead of Winter, the debut title in a new series of games from Plaid Hat entitled "Crossroads".
You've got two reasons to be excited about this one, so take your pick: Either you can get all giddy because Crossroads games will all be meta-cooperative experiences with players operating in a fragile alliance, or because Plaid Hat have been going from strength to strength recently, and this is an idea they have enough confidence in to create an entire series.
It's a short video about board gaming that's not for you, but any friends, family or colleagues who don't yet know about your hobby. A glimmering, electric antidote, if you will, for anyone who hears "Board games" and thinks "Monopoly". There aren't any swears at all, and only a smidge of dressing up, so please:
Share away. Let's tell the world about this glorious hobby of ours.
Happy anniversary, everybody. We love you.
-- Team SU&SD
You will compete with other great explorers who each have their own priorities and objectives. But you must work together to preserve the balance of the archipelago and avoid a war of independence... or do you?