Arkham Horror: Final Hour and Breakfast Junkie Fruited Berliner Weiss Style Ale

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In this episode of Meeples and Wine, Michael dives into board games suitable for single players or those with one-player variants. He reviews Arkham Horror: Final Hour, discussing the strategy, mechanics, and overall gameplay. Michael also samples a blueberry, cinnamon and maple syrup ale from North Carolina’s Heist Brewery named ‘breakfast junkie,’ giving a detailed review of its flavor profile. The show also mentions its sponsor, Manscaped, and provides information on how listeners can connect with the Meeples and Wine team online. Towards the end, Michael shares his findings on Game Found, an alternative to Kickstarter, showcasing a rabbit-themed board game named ‘Bunny Boom.’

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Arkham Horror: Final Hour and Breakfast Junkie Fruited Berliner Weiss Style Ale
00:13 Introduction and Beer Review
04:26 #Sponsor Break: Manscaped Get 20% off and free shipping when you use “MeeplesandWine” at checkout!
06:43 Arkham Horror: Final Hour Game Review
18:10 Gameplay Mechanics and Strategies
21:26 Personal Experience and Game Review
30:08 Exploring New Games and Final Thoughts

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Michael Plays with Himself: Onirim and Two Brothers Cherry Northwind

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Solo Game Exploration and Beer Tasting: ‘Onirim’ and Two Brothers Imperial Stout

Onirim: A Dreamy Solitaire Adventure

Introduction

This week I’m reviewing Onirim, a solo/cooperative card game where you navigate a mysterious labyrinth as a dreamwalker. You must escape before your dream time runs out by finding the eight oneiric doors.

Gameplay

Onirim is a set collection and deck-building game. You have a hand of five cards and must match sets of three to unlock doors. However, there are challenges:

  • Sun and Moon cards: You can’t play a sun next to a moon or the same icon twice in a row.
  • Key cards: Discarding a key allows you to unlock a door but reduces your chances for others.
  • Nightmare cards: These force you to discard cards or sacrifice resources to avoid waking from the dream.

Expansions

The second edition comes with seven expansions in the box, adding new mechanics and challenges like manipulating the deck, time bombs, and unreliable allies.

Overall Impressions

I enjoyed Onirim but found it slightly frustrating due to not having resources near the end of the game. I rate it 7.5 out of 10. I picked this one up at Dane’s Games in Geneva, IL.

Additional Notes

  • The episode also features a beer review of Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Cherry and a Kickstarter spotlight on “Dungeon Twist” game.

0:00 Onirim and Two Brothers Cherry Northwind
00:13 Introduction and Beer Review
05:42 Sponsor Break: Manscaped
07:42 Game Review: Onirim
16:53 Kickstarter Spotlight and Conclusion

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Survival and Suds: Final Girl & Revenge of the Final Girl

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Join Michael for a spine-chilling solo episode as he dives into the one-player tabletop thriller, Final Girl, with the Organism/Station 2891 expansion from Van Ryder Games. But that’s not all – we’ve got a special treat in store as we review the Revenge of the Final Girl pale ale to wash down the tension. Grab yourself a flamethrower and a drink and let’s get started!

He’s playing Final Girl the single player horror movie themed game, with the Organism/ Station 2891 Feature Film box, which has a John Carpenter’s The Thing theme. With the Final Girl starter set and your choice of the many, many choices of Feature Films (everything from The Happy Trails Horror (Friday the 13th) to Into the Void (ALIENS!) and even a Christmas themed one!

What are we tasting? Why it’s Revenge of the Final Girl from More Brewing Company in Huntley, Illinois. With a flavor of pineapple, lime and habanero, this American Pale Ale stabs your thirst right in the throat!

Remember that we’ll also be at Up North Ale House in Naperville, IL hosting trivia every Wednesday from 7 – 8:30PM!

We’ll be out at Lodge Con this weekend at the Will County Fairgrounds (710 S West St Peotone, IL 60468)! We’ll be doing a “how to taste wine” lesson, review a game and do a Q&A for our seminar at 4!

If you’ve got a game that you’d like us to demo get in touch at meeplesandwine@gmail.com, at our Twitter (@Meeplesandwine) or Facebook or if you’d like to leave us a voicemail you can go to https://www.speakpipe.com/MeeplesandWine!

You can also check out our quicklinks page! https://podcast.show/meeplesandwine/