Episode 10: Railroad Tycoon

Posted in Reviews on April 2, 2009 by Farid

Can’t believe that we’re making it to 10th episode! I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who’s been very kind in supporting the series. It’s been fun!

For this special occasion we’re covering my current favorite game: Railroad Tycoon. Railroad Tycoon is a train / pickup-and-deliver game designed by Martin Wallace and Glenn Drover that came out in 2005. It’s a reimplementation of Wallace’s other game, Age of Steam. Compared to complex Age of Steam, Railroad Tycoon is aimed to the family market and thus simpler.

In this review we’ll cover the details a little more than usual. As usual, we’ll go over the components, gameplay, and wrap it up with my overall thoughts of the game. Enjoy!

You can download the episode here: Archive.org

And finally, some pictures:

Episode 9: Bohnanza

Posted in Reviews on March 30, 2009 by Farid

We’re going classic this time and review the good o’le card game Bohnanza. Bohnanza is a trading / set collection game about beans that can play 2-7 players and its a very fun game to play. It is also one of the first card games that prohibits the player from rearranging the order of the cards in his hands. This restriction works well because it encourages trading in the game. As usual I review the components, gameplay, and my overall thoughts of the game. Enjoy!

Download the episode here: Archive.org

Episode 8: Power Grid

Posted in Reviews on March 9, 2009 by Farid

In this 16 minute video I’m reviewing Power Grid in a bit more detail than the last few reviews I’ve done. Power Grid is the very first game I’ve purchased so this was a special review for me to do. It is a medium-heavy game of economics, auctions, resource management, and efficiency.

As usual, I’m reviewing the components, gameplay, and my general thoughts on the game. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about the review! Thanks for watching!

Download the episode here: Archive.org

Check out the pictures from the review below!

Episode 7: No, Thanks!

Posted in Reviews on March 2, 2009 by Farid

This time I’m taking a little break and go light in quickly reviewing the excellent card game No, Thanks! No thanks is released by ZMan games and is a quick 10-20 minute game with a reverse auction mechanism with a little bluffing aspect mixed in. Great fun!

Download the episode here: Archive.org

Episode 6: Agricola

Posted in Reviews on February 22, 2009 by Farid

In this episode I’m doing a very broad / light review of Agricola. As usual, I’m reviewing the components, basic rules explanation and how-to play, and my overall thoughts on the game. Being a bit of a complex game I can’t get it done in 10 minutes, but 11!

By the way, the goal of this review is NOT to teach you the game, but rather to give an overview of how the game looks, plays, and feels. If you are looking for a detailed rules teaching then I’d recommend you to check out Scott’s review. However, if you are looking to get a general idea about this game before deciding whether you want to purchase it, this review is for you.

Also, I tried to pronounce the game the right way but keep messing up so I didn’t even bother to try anymore

Anyways, I hope you find the review helpful. Game on!

As usual, Archive.org download link: Archive.org

Episode 5: Chinatown

Posted in Reviews on February 12, 2009 by Farid

Got 10 minutes? Here’s a light review of Chinatown. Chinatown is an classic trading game that was recently reprinted by ZMan games in US. I’m lightly reviewing the components, how to play, example of trading, and my overall impression of the game. Sorry for the different lighting in some of the scenes – I had to retake the scenes after the fact.

Anyways I hope you’ll find the review helpful. Game on!

As usual, here’s the archive.org download link: Archive.org

Episode 4: Wasabi!

Posted in Reviews on February 6, 2009 by Farid

Here’s a short review of Wasabi! Wasabi is a new tile-laying game by ZMan games for 2-4 players about making sushi.

Or download the video here: archive.org

Enjoy!

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