Hmm. I wanted to start with our smoothest story, but when you're writing about board games that's like trying to pick the straightest banana from the bunch. Let's go with Board Game Geek's preview (almost a review, really) of upcoming game Istanbul, seen above. A game of making money and being a boss under a sweltering sun.
It's an interesting game, though. In a year when fantastic eurogames are coming thick and fast, like hail in the Great Plains, this one looks pretty enough to make a name for itself. But does it have that frontier spirit? Quinns will let you know. Probably. Assuming he doesn't get distracted and start talking about sodding Timeline again.
Fwssh-pop! A new Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has dropped out of hyperspace, its hull slick with enthusiasm, and its bulbous cargo bays heaving with games. In this episode Paul and Quinns are joined by Mike, Reference Pear’s personal assistant, to discuss the ludicrous architecture of Ugg-Tect, shapely card game Pairs, the somewhat astonishing Monikers, as well as a sneak preview of this week’s Lewis & Clark review.
From there, the podcast slingshots along the Kessel run to arrive at a lengthy discussion of Fantasy Flight’s new Star Wars RPG, answers a few of your questions, and leaves as quickly as it came, accompanied by the musical stylings of Mr. Jesse James.
But your memories… they’ll last a lifetime. They’ll also need to be disinfected, so please mail them to us in a self-addressed envelope.
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In Lewis & Clark, each player leads an Expedition aiming at crossing the continent. Each player has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the trip.
It might be a long week.