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Oct 4, 2017

This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin and Seán.

This week we review the board game Through the Ages. Images of the game can be found below show notes.

Show Notes:

  • 00:37 - Civilisation, not just a revolutionary PC Game
  • 01:40 - It's a card game... Kind of
  • 02:35 - Picture of play area below
  • 03:10 - Clash of Cultures
  • 03:50 - Everything is important
  • 06:50 - The Adventuring Party recommends you allot 2 hours for a 2 person game and an extra hour for each additional person... This is not a game to play on your lunch break.
  • 08:00 - It's all about cubes
  • 09:00 - When it's not about cubes, it's about cards
  • 10:30 - Brian has Despotic cubes
  • 12:00 - Brian is lost
  • 13:00 - Bulbs
  • 13:54 - Are you a good cube, or a bad cube?
  • 16:00 - First you get the workers, then you get the resources, then you get the power!
  • 17:44 - We're only on the first age!!!
  • 19:20 - Liam wins on culture
  • 20:10 - Go for the Pyramid!!!
  • 22:30 - Brian is now only 60% lost... Progress!!
  • 23:35 - The party indulge in some Civ Nostalgia
  • 26:16 - Hate Drafting... Apparently, it's a thing
  • 27:50 - Don't knock your culture
  • 31:20 - Beware the end of ages
  • 34:13 - Quote of the episode "Some people LIKE moving an enormous amount of men across a gigantic board"
  • 36:05 - Pros: It's really complicated
  • 36:09 - Cons: It's really complicated
  • 37:47 - Android and Apple store apps available
  • 38:17 - App by Czech Games

 

Game Box

Game Box

 

Play Area with rules

Play Area

 

Full Overview of the Game

Full Overview

 

Counters

Counters

 

Score Track

Score Tracks

 

The Wonders (Go for the Pyramid!!!)

Wonder Cards