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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Gamestormers and Two Brother’s Meyer Lemon Vodka Soda

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Ever have a great game idea, one that combines pirates, horror, sci-fi and had characters and items that really drew you in? Ever want to play a game where you pitch such a game? Well, we’ve got great news for you, Gamestormer exists. Created by Jon Spike this “tableau filling” game has you filling the role a fledgling Gamestormer who is attempting to impress the Elder Gamestormer with a new game idea. Part strategy and part social game you’ll find yourself drawing Items, Storyline and Mechanic cards to fill your tableau, while using the card actions to draw or redraw cards to fit your theme for points. There’s also another way to win, where you and an opponent face of in the Arena to pitch your game idea to the Elder to win. It’s a fun game for those players that enjoy storytelling and open-ended goals, and also is wonderfully illustrated by Viktoriya Fajardo.

We also taste Two Brother’s Meyer Lemon and Vodka seltzer canned cocktails, a mix of their artisan vodka and Meyer lemon juice. The biggest difference on this one compared to other seltzers on the market is the fact they’re 100% vodka, no “malt beverage” in this one.

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/