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DESCRIPTION: This week, Erin and Ryan cover a whole slew of topics, including some GAMA news, our first annual Laurel awards, and Snakes & Ladders: the video game. Then we dive into a brief review of the super popular social game Codenames.
RECENTLY PLAYED GAMES – (01:36):
- Paradox by Split Second Games
- Fury of Dracula by Fantasy Flight Games
- Warehouse 51 by Passport Game Studios
- The King Is Dead by Osprey Games
QUICK TOPICS – (22:22):
- With the 2016 GAMA gaming convention coming to a close, Ryan shares a handful of news bits that caught his attention.
- For reasons that baffles everyone, someone has decided to make Snakes and Ladders into an FPS-style computer game.
- The Daily Worker Placement gamer survey results continue! We look into some of their most recent findings.
- We have unveiled The Laurels, our first annual Games of the Year Awards!
REVIEW – (38:53):
- This week we wade right in to the heavy-hitting social game Codenames by Czech Games Edition. Since it’s unassuming debut, Codenames has taken the party/social game category by storm, quickly becoming a fan favorite and making its way to many gamer’s shelves. In this word association game, two teams of players, each led by a Spymaster, seek to beat the other team by finding all of their team’s words from among those on the board. Using single world clues from the Spymaster, their team must guess their leader’s intended word choices without accidentally aiding their opposition – or stumbling onto the game-ending assassin. Simple but engaging and with copious replayability, we explore why Codenames still has staying power in the months since it came out.
PLUGS – (57:16):
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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.