Not heard of Pandemic Legacy, our game of 2015? You should correct that immediately!
Leigh: What? You told me you wanted me here as a counterpoint, reviewing this game as someone with no interest in the show.
Quinns: Yes, but I've changed my mind. Some things in life are sacred. God, for example, and tea, and the exploits of the Tracy brothers and International Rescue.
Leigh: I mean, I actually have learned a lot about Thunderbirds from playing this game. It’s about boys moving boats and planes around the world and swapping a pink woman among the different vehicles. And then one of them is a tragic space exile. It’s really monstrous.
Quinns: There will be time for me to explain the many and varied ways you are wrong. For now, let's review!
On the other hand, the only thing Quinns loves more than the movie Primer are board game expansions. What happens when an immovable force meets an unstoppable object? Tune in and find out.
Of course we had to provide you with the earliest possible review. You won't find a more heartfelt, spoiler-free analysis anywhere.
Share this review, buy this game, fall in love, in that order. Board games don't come much better than this.
Quinns: Imagine you and your friends are protecting the earth from meteors, assembling rockets from the cards in your hand. Sounds fun, right?
Now imagine you don’t have the right cards for a successful launch. And the clock is ticking and you only have five minutes to clear the board. And now imagine you don’t know how big a payload to launch at each meteor, and if you launch one that’s too big the terrific explosion will accelerate all the other meteors.
Oh, yes. Today we’re reviewing Meteor! It’s mean, exhausting and the art design ranges from underwhelming to unclear, but it’s a megaton of fun. For what it’s worth, if you like high-fiving people, this box could be considered a cardboard portal to the high-five dimension.
OR DO YOU? Let Quinns and Paul cut a path for you through the jungle of hype around this game, all the way to the UFO crash site of truth. "Welcome to Earth," indeed.
We're kicking it off with what's being called the "first" expansion for Space Cadets, Resistance is Mostly Futile. Remember how we first covered Space Cadets with an itemised guide as to why your friends are going to do a terrible job of flying a spaceship together (and then later demonstrated it in a Let's Play)?
Let's give you a guide to the new terrors in the expansion! Starting with a new job that nobody's going to want to do: the Science Station.
The question isn't whether Paul and Quinns like it. It's whether they can succeed at reviewing it in a single 15 minute take. Enjoy, everybody!
Clearly we're getting old. This year will soon see the release of Samurai Spirit, an all-new Bauza game of protecting an all-new village. What will Quinns make of it? More importantly, what will he make of that box?
Have you heard about the box? Oh dear. We have some bad news. Are you sitting down?
Like SU&SD favourite City of Horror, here's a zombie game that isn't about zombies. Rather, Dead of Winter wants to tell you a story of a freezing cold colony where men and women are exiled over a lost tin of beans, and the degree to which you trust your friends could save you as easily as get you killed.
Did we mention it's the first board game we've reviewed with a sex scene? Oh, yes.