On this episode of the Diary I dive into some of our future planning for WiscoDice. If you are as excited as we are then you can hear all about the direction we are starting to take as we look to grow this amazing podcast!
We couldn’t do that without all of you amazing listeners and readers. Thank you all so much and here’s to many more great years of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast!!!!
Uwe Rosenberg, one of the most well known designers of board games, has been at it again with his new game Hallertau. Published by Lookout Games we bought this game at the same time as we picked up another game from Uwe you may have heard of, A Feast for Odin.
What we were surprised was that the box was almost as heavy as the mighty 7 pound box that is A Feast for Odin. At nearly 6 pounds of game contents, Hallertau is no light weight game. Weight of the game boxes isn’t the only thing that makes these heavy games. There is a complexity of the rules and game interactions that are common to Uwe Rosenberg designed games.
However, is this really a masterpiece game? Let’s dig into the game and find out!
Playtime (with Setup): we find it around 90-180 minutes
Monster Invasion is a Gamefound project from Petersen Games. Where these projects are typically for a single game or product this one combines four games by four different designers!
This is also a different type of crowd funding projects. These games are all ready produced and ready to ship, so once the project is funded and funds collected these will ship. No big delays. Of course, that makes this more of a pre-order system. However, you do get a discount and are assured to be able to receive these games before they are available in retail.
All four games are available to try today on Tabletop Simulator so give them a try before you decide to back.
Going from scary monsters we will turn to the lighter side of gaming with Gift of Tulips from Weird Giraffe Games. If you love bouquets of flowers, beautiful artwork, and games with cards then this will be a bright ray of sunshine for you!
At it’s core, Gift of Tulips is effectively a card drafting game. You will start with a hand of two cards, perform two actions on your turn, and before performing an action you will draw a card. Actions must be different that you play. You will either play a card that is added to your dispay of cards (your bouquet), give a card to another player (gifting them a flower), or add it to a stack that will be used for scoring during the other actions.
At it’s heart, there is simple mechanics with art that will make this game attractive as a great family game. We recommend you take a look at this Kickstarter game!
Did we miss your favorite project?
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That’s not all, find the post for this show on our social media by March 26, 2021 at Midnight US Central Time and ask Justin a question. Three random people will win one of three games – Tiny Epic Defenders, Time Chase, or Chaos Marauders. Your question must be unique (as in not having been asked on this episode by the hosts all ready or all ready asked on that social media platform).
Would you like multiple entries? Then find the post on our other social media platforms and ask their too! Don’t forget, your question for Justin must be unique on each platform.
There’s more!!! We will pick a few of our favorite questions to ask Justin on episode 79 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast.
I recently played a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battles against Brian’s Vampire Counts. It was great fun, even if the game didn’t go my way. Seeing the battle lines form up, come together, and due battle was a blast.