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Episode 130: Assault of the Giants, Raiders of the North Sea and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Hey Now Cabalists! It's time for another hog wild episode of The Secret Cabal! Today we review the new Wiz-Kids games, Assault of the Giants! ,Then we look back at Raiders of the North Sea one year later while Tony takes a nap. ,Then when Tony wakes up he gives you a monstrous news roundup while the rest of us make crude jokes that'll probably get us in trouble. The ,finally we host another Short Topic Extravaganza in which we discuss old games we right like now, a bunch of movies we think are cool and what publishers we think are up and coming.

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Feature Review: Assault of the Giants

Based on the story first presented in the Storm King’s Thunder adventure from Dungeons & Dragons, Assault of the Giants is a new board game designed by Andrew Parks for 3-6 players. Players will need to command armies of giants as they wage war throughout northwest Faerûn. Order your giants to assault small folk villages and cities to score points and secure resources including food, artifacts, ore, and runes. Each player issues commands to his or her giants in the form of command cards (recruit, move, attack, pillage, and so on). This allows players to recruit new giants, send them out to attack settlements and other giants, and also to pursue special agendas based upon their race. Each player represents a different giant race (hill giants, stone giants, frost giants, fire giants, cloud giants, or storm giants), each with a different agenda. For example, the Storm Giants seek to restore their lost monarch, King Hekaton. The Cloud Giants seek an ancient dragon treasure trove, and the Hill Giants seek an abundance of food with which to feed their massive monarch, Chief Guh. Contents include 12 Giants miniatures, injection molded in color, measuring from approximately 60mm to over 90mm in height, and three Giantslayers.

Designed by Andrew Parks

Published by Wizkids

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: Raiders of the North Sea

Raiders of the North Sea is set in the central years of the Viking Age. As Viking warriors, players seek to impress the Chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements. Players will need to assemble a crew, collect provisions and journey north to plunder gold, iron and livestock. There is glory to be found in battle, even at the hands of the Valkyrie. So gather your warriors, it’s raiding season! Aim of the Game The aim of Raiders of the North Sea is to impress the Chieftain by having the most Victory Points (VP) at the game’s end. Victory Points are gained primarily by raiding Settlements, taking Plunder and making Offerings to the Chieftain. How players use their Plunder is also vital to their success. The game ends when either only 1 Fortress raid remains, all Valkyrie are removed, or all Offerings have been made.

Designed by Shem Phillips

Published by Games Factory Publishing

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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