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Episode 37: Suburbia and The Secret Cabal Playlists

In episode 37, the founders find a little game that really has been a hit with the group, Suburbia and gives you a walkthrough and review. Also, the guys look back at Wiz-War, reviewed one year ago and give you their opinions after some time has passed. As you may have expected, Tony T feeds the gaming news directly to you while the others chatter on behind him. Lastly, the gang presents the third semi-annual Secret Cabal Playlists where they discuss their favorite games at this point in time...

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In episode 37, the founders find a little game that really has been a hit with the group, Suburbia and gives you a walkthrough and review. Also, the guys look back at Wiz-War, reviewed one year ago and give you their opinions after some time has passed. As you may have expected, Tony T feeds the gaming news directly to you while the others chatter on behind him. Lastly, the gang presents the third semi-annual Secret Cabal Playlists where they discuss their favorite games at this point in time or the ones they're most interested playing or however they choose to define it.

Episode Timeline

  • Suburbia Walkthrough: 00:37
  • Suburbia Review: 00:47
  • Look Back at Wiz-War: 01:19
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:26
  • The Secret Cabal Playlists: 01:57
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Opening Banter Topics:

  • Cobras eat Meeples! The secret war being waged on Ludology!
  • The name Tony Topper is cropping up in random posts on our BGG forums! Tony's fed up and won't be looking at the forums anymore :(
  • Jamie won 4 games of Suburbia and 3 games of Betrayal. His losing streak is over!
  • Jamie absolutely loves Serenissima. Merchants and Marauders has more thematic elements, Serenissima has more strategy.
  • Brian almost got a game of Shadowrift in, but instead broke out Mice and Mystics where Nez constantly dies.
  • Chris trash talks a friends kid when playing Sorry and ruins his night.
  • Suburbia is a hidden gem, listen to the review for more!
  • Jamie regales us with the tale of Betrayal at House on the Hill with the giant bird haunt.
  • Tony got a game in of Lords of Waterdeep, his first with Dndeeples!
  • Brian ordered his two core boxes and the Cyber Exodus data pack.
  • If you're into Android: Netrunner and want to play Skype or Google Hangout games, check out the Android: Netrunner Webcam Gaming guild on BGG
  • Chris picked up more Malifaux, unfortunately he cut the dagger off one of his models that he thought was flashing :(

Game Walkthrough And Review

Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents. Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient, and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population). During each game, players compete for several unique goals that offer an additional population boost – and the buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice!

A Look Back at Wiz-War

Looking back, Chris absolutely hates Wiz-War, direct aggression makes him cry. Tony has had some recent plays and wants to play with different variants or just the base rules. Variety is the spice of life, as he always says. Jamie and Brian really enjoy the crazy combos, uncontrollable and unexpected randomness, and frantic gameplay. Brian feels this is the game to break out when you're not playing with nancies who can't handle getting killed, and it's quick enough that it's not going to ruin a night of gaming if he loses early.

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