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DESCRIPTION: Fresh off attending a new local game convention, Erin and Ryan talk about the excitement that surrounds the foundation of a new con. Then, after talking about a few of the many games played lately, they move from the present to the past by doing a retrospective review on the innovative dice drafting game Quarriors. Is it still good now? Was it good then? Let’s find out!
RECENTLY PLAYED GAMES – (01:15):
- Scoville Labs by Tasty Minstrel Games
- Dr. Eureka by Blue Orange Games
- Powerpuff Girls: Saving The World Before Bedtime by Hasbro
- Lords of Waterdeep by Wizards of the Coast
- Anachrony by Mindclash Games
QUICK TOPICS – (20:27):
- We attended the inaugural launch of the first Granite Game Summit, a new New England-based gaming convention!
REVIEW – (27:13):
- Quarriors is a 2011 release from WizKids for 2-4 players that focuses on the idea of ‘dice drafting’. Set in a fantasy world, you play as warriors who must ready spells and summon creatures to fight for you on the field of battle. You do this Each turn by drawing six dice from your bag and rolling them. From there you spend your rolled resources assigning on assigning monsters and buying new recruits. It’s essentially a deck-building game in dice form, so you spend a lot of the game attempting to get more dice to improve your rolls. Innovative when it first came out, we take a look back and see if it holds up today – and whether it ever did in the first place.
PLUGS – (1:02:07):
- We previewed Anachrony, the time-traveling worker placement game, currently on Kickstarter
- We reviewed Apotheca, the light set-matching tile game.
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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.