Episode 339 – with James Hudson

Welcome our favorite guest “on the 39s”, James Hudson! We talk with James about what makes a great game and what else is coming for Druid City Games.

339 Fact – in the most recent summer Olympics (Tokyo 2021), there were 339 medal events across 33 sports.

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What We’ve Been Playing

Star Wars: Destinies
Marvel Zombies: A Zombicide Game
Dice Manor
Home Sweet Home (or Not) – review coming soon
Oh My Brain – review linked below
Rolled West
Night of the Ninja

We talk about learning game rules and playing “familiar” games where we don’t have to think so hard about learning. It’s a good idea to come back to old favorites with your family and not constantly make them learn new games.

Lots of games are good, but let’s push for great games – including great, intuitive rules. Because only the truly great games will stick around.

And we remind each other that even good games are a pretty good value for your money.

Oh my brain

SNAP Review – Oh My Brain

Escape the zombie animals by playing cards from your hand and your “cemetery” so that you don’t lose your brains!

Read the transcript or watch the video of this review.

Druid City and more with James Hudson

Wonderland’s War expansion & Tidal Blades 2 are both in manufacturing.

Druid City is just James right now, so things sometimes move slowly.

Wonderland’s Warlate pledging still available until April 28. After that, you can look for it in the Druid City Games webstore.

Tidal Blades 2 – is a campaign dungeon crawl based on a card grid w/deck building between sessions. Late pledging is still open for this one, too. Hopefully delivering by the fall of this year.

Bloodstone will come to crowd funding once those two are “on a boat”.

A Wonderland’s War expansion is in development, and there’s more content in the works for Tidal Blades 2, if it’s popular enough to make that worth it.

Unfortunately, from a publisher perspective, expansions aren’t always worth it! (Sorcerer City could have an expansion, but not enough people would buy it.)

Supply chain talk… we don’t expect to see “normal” for another year.

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DruidCityGames.com – find all in-stock games there

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And of course email: james@druidcitygames.com

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