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Episode 158: Thanos Rising, 51st State and a Short Topic Extravaganza

We got three days left on the Kickstarter! Head over there if you're like to support the Secret Cabal for another year. Today the gang takes a look at the brand new Avengers Infinity War tie in game, Thanos Rising! And then the founders look back at 51st State the Master Set one year later. Tony T gives you a news segment filled with deceit and treachery while the rest of that chimes in. Then finally a short topic extravaganza including the most popular games the year we were born, games we'd love to explore deeply, should games punish you for making poor choices and our favorite and least favorite end game triggers.

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Feature Review: Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players. In the game, players recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan: Collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality. Building upon the strengths of the characters on their team, as well as other players, winning requires critical thinking and communication to reach a common goal.

Designed by Andrew Wolf

Published by USAopoly

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: 51st State: Master Set

The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States has collapsed, and now thirty years after the war started, new powers finally try to take control over the ruined country, try to establish a new order, try to control others and create a new country, a new state: the 51st State.

Designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek

Published by Portal Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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