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Episode 54: Bruges, The Game Outside the Game and Spotlight Cyberpunk

In episode 54, the gang takes a look at the Stefan Feld's newest game, Bruges.  Then they take a look back at a game they reviewed 1 year ago, Bootleggers.  Tony gives you the skinny on all the newest games coming out and community events.  They the guys talk about games that require preparation and is the preparation part of the fun?  Lastly the founders take a look at the cyberpunk genre.

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In episode 54, the gang takes a look at the Stefan Feld's newest game, Bruges.  Then they take a look back at a game they reviewed 1 year ago, Bootleggers.  Tony gives you the skinny on all the newest games coming out and community events.  They the guys talk about games that require preparation and is the preparation part of the fun?  Lastly the founders take a look at the cyberpunk genre.

  • Bruges Walkthrough: 00:40
  • Bruges Review: 00:53
  • Look Back at Bootleggers: 01:15
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:20
  • The Game Outside the Game: 01:47
  • Spotlight Cyberpunk: 02:14

Opening Banter

  • Relic Expedition
  • Black Friday
  • A Touch of Evil
  • Twilight Struggle
  • The Christmas Contest!

Bruges Review

Bruges in the 15th century – culture and commerce flourish and make the Belgian Hanseatic city into one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. In Bruges (a.k.a. Brugge or Brügge depending on the country in which you live), players assume the role of merchants who must maintain their relationships with those in power in the city while competing against one another for influence, power and status. Dramatic events cast their shadows over the city, with players needing to worry about threats to their prosperity from more than just their opponents. The game includes 165 character cards, with each card having one of five colors. On a turn, a player chooses one of his cards and performs an action, with six different actions being available: Take workers, take money, mitigate a threat, build a canal, build a house or hire the character depicted on the card. In principle, every card can be used for every action – but the color of the card determines in which areas the actions can be used or the strength of the chosen action, e.g., blue cards provide blue workers and red cards help mitigate red threats. All of the action is geared toward the gathering of prestige, with the most prestigious merchant winning in the end.

Bootleggers Look Back

It's January 1921. Prohibition has been in effect for a year, and it looks like the 18th Amendment is here to stay. The problem, however, is that outlawing the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" hasn't done anything to reduce the demand for booze! As a result, illegal stills dot the countryside and secret (or not-so-secret!) speakeasies are popping up all over in cities large and small. Local law enforcement may look the other way (especially if they're properly motivated) but Elliot Ness' G-Men are harder to convince. With this much money at stake, organized crime is sure to take an interest.

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