What Did You Play This Week Productions

Episode 17

Patrick & Eric discuss favorite and less than ideal board game expansions.

Board Game Gumbo upcoming show www.facebook.com/boardgamegumbo Tuesday 10/29/19 at 9:30 EST.

Meeple Overboard sent out a tweet asking for your top 5 expansions. Their response was that they had only played one of mine - so I guess we need to talk about them here.  

Discuss Extensions vs Expansions, Expand alone (such as Ticket to Ride Europe)

Patrick:

  • Power Grid: any map. More of the best game ever.
  • Pandemic: On the Brink added roles & play modes.
  • Ticket to Ride: USA 1910. Bigger cards & more routes
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue Urban Structures & 2nd Story. More options & characters & tokens.
  • Lord of Vegas UP
  • Wits and Wagers - Vegas playmat - expands  Wits & Wagers Party 

Eric:

  • Marvel: Legendary -- Most of them, as the base game is FAR too easy without any of the expansion masterminds.
  • Jamaica: The Crew -- Actually makes the game easier to teach as it simplifies the treasures.
  • Raiders of the North Sea: Hall of Heroes -- Love the addition of the mead hall, great for adding a little extra to the game.
  • Sprawlopolis: Beaches -- Love the added spatial restrictions and that it makes the city a bit bigger.
  • Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport -- Basically, the blueprint for how to make a good expansion. Adds interesting decisions without adding too much complexity and very little rules overhead.
  • Clank -- New maps are great if you play a lot. Keeps the game from getting stale.
  • Summoner Wars -- But this gets away from the true meaning of expansions, as any two factions play standalone. This is more of the serialized LCG content model.

Mixed Bag:

  • Kingdomino: Age of Giants -- Like the additional scoring bonuses, meh on the actual Giants
  • King of Tokyo: Power Up -- Yay, the monsters are now all unique! Boo, now some of them seem much stronger than others!
  • Carcassonne: The Catapult - stupid fun
  • El Grande - King and Intrigue are for experienced players only

Dislike:

  • 7 Wonders: Leaders -- I don’t feel this adds enough to the game to justify the extra draft in the beginning of the game.
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets -- I love the base game, but it doesn’t need this extra stuff. Tracking swans isn’t adding fun to the game.
  • Can't Stop: Rolling down the highway - why does this need to exist?

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Patrick & Eric started to talk about expansions but quickly veered off into discussion about Kickstarter and other topics.  Recorded on 10/5/19.

 

CMON

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/cmon-time-machine

 

Legends of Sleepy Hollow

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow/description

 

Campaign update - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow/posts/2627484

 

Giga-Robo

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2115086518/giga-robo/description

 

Sovereign Skies

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deepwatergames/sovereign-skies-0/description

 

Kickstarter CEO Statement

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a35jpg/heres-what-the-ceo-of-kickstarter-said-to-creators-about-firing-union-organizers

 

Loanshark Games comments

http://lonesharkgames.com/2019/10/02/lone-shark-games-statement-about-kickstarter/

 

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mojitostudios/cleopatra-and-the-society-of-architects

 

Scott King Calendar

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th3rdworld/2020-gaming-calendar

 

Pododplege

https://www.podpledge.com/home

 

KOFI

https://ko-fi.com/

 

Wavelength 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alxhague/wavelength/description

 

Puzzlebitz

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flyingsheep/breaking-kickstarter-puzzle-blitz

 

Break Kickstarter: Soup!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th3rdworld/break-kickstarter-soup

 

Bag of Spiders

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamegeekninja/break-kickstarter-bag-of-spiders-8-games-of-spider-y-fun/description



Tower by the Warden

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brokenrulergames/the-tower-2

 

Wendy’s RPG

https://www.feastoflegends.com/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=feastoflegends

 

Eric: @ericbuscemi

Patrick: @overthehillier

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