326 – Anitra Birthday Edition
We’re celebrating Anitra’s birthday this week! What games does she really want to play?
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What We’ve Been Playing
Fluff (an implementation of Liar’s Dice that we reviewed)
Flashback: Zombie Kidz (A short demo – you can try it too)
MicroMacro Crime City
Hedgehog Hop (by Seppy Yoon / Fight in a Box)
Star Trek Super Skill Pinball (Lower Decks board might be kind of broken.)
The winners of our December giveaways have all received their games – some are even posting on the Facebook community about them!
SNAP Review – Anomia Pop Culture
We really enjoyed this sequel to one of our favorite party games. What’s “anomia”? Well its, uh… I knew it… it was right on the tip of my tongue!
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Five Games Anitra Wants to Play Right Now
Imhotep – Anitra loves the tactile experience of physically building with blocks. Every player is working towards building Egyptian monuments – but you want to do the best. There’s a little bit of meanness in moving “boats” to bring your opponents’ blocks to places that are not what they planned. We reviewed Imhotep: The Duel, which is a great game, but Anitra still prefers the full game.
Jekyll vs. Hyde (our review) – Two player, adversarial trick-taking, and fast!
Three Sisters – It’s very odd that Andrew likes Fleet: The Dice Game better and Anitra prefers this one. Anitra says “I want to explore it more.”
Turing Machine – “I can’t get enough.” We’ve talked about it a lot in recent episodes.
Endangered (our review) – It’s been a minute since our review. This is the only cooperative game on Anitra’s list, with an interesting dice-worker-placement mechanic, while balancing habitat loss, animal breeding, influencing ambassadors, and making improvements. This isn’t a “hero” game, instead it’s definitely a teamwork game modeled after what people really do. We have all the expansions which leaves us with so much to try!
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