We’ve also played the two-player trick-taking game Foxes in the Forest for this week’s show. It’s a twist on the standard idea of the genre, adding special cards that allow you to manipulate your hand, change the trump suit, and more in order to adjust to two players. But winning isn’t everything! You can win by losing, or lose by winning too much! If you get greedy and win more than 9 tricks you’ll score nothing, but if you stay humble and win three or less you’ll finish the hand with 6! It’s more than matching the trump suit or taking the trick, there’s a ton of strategy with the action cards, and a ton of replay value!
We taste Dr. Loosen’s Riesling, a Riesling from the Mosel valley. This one was suggested by Dan from the Midwest Gaming Classic!
This week we finally picked up a copy of Dice Throne, the Cursed Pirate vs Artificer box! We played a few games we realized that a level 4 and level 6 heroes were probably not the best ones to learn with, but we persevered. The game plays similar to an old favorite of ours, Magic: The Gathering but with tokens and dice and some really fantastic art by Manny Trembley.
The coolest thing about Dice Throne (Follow them on Twitter @DiceThrone) is how you can combine all the decks together. Would you like to play Gunslinger vs Ninja, or Treant vs Pyromancer? Well, you can, all the characters are able to be played against each other or in teams. We’ve seen the Battle Chests, and for $99 getting all the fighters in one spot is a great deal. (No Amazon link in these notes, mainly because it’s got nothing but scalpers selling the Battle Chests at $200!)
We’re also tasting 19 Crimes Red Blend, you know that wine brand with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart on the bottles? We picked this one because it’s aged in rum barrels and since there’s a pirate in the game, well, rum.
So, You’ve Been Eaten a game with rules written like stereo instructions (callback for those who remember stereos and Beetlejuice), and finds you as either the giant space slug, or the miner trying to escape said slug with crystals in hand, is the game for this show. We’re also drinking St. Christopher 2021 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett, our first German wine!