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Episode 175: Nemesis, The Expanse and Our Hopes and Predictions for 2019

Today the founders get busy with a review of the newest game from Awaken Realms, Nemesis and talk a look back at The Expanse one year later. After Tony T busts out the greatest news roundup in the history of tabletop gaming media the gang talks about their hopes and predictions for the new year. 

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Timecodes

  • Nemesis Overview 01:07:53
  • Nemesis Review 01:13:24
  • The Expanse Look Back 01:43:33
  • News with Tony T 01:49:30
  • Hopes and Predictions for 2019 02:19:10

Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review: Nemesis

Nemesis is a 1-5 player survival sci-fi game where players are woken up from hibernation as a crew of a space ship. The emergency procedure states that there is a critical system failure and the space ship can't continue its cruise. The goal of the crew is to find what is causing this failure and fix the situation to safely return back to Earth. The main problem is that one crew member is dead. Somebody crashed his hibernation chamber and pulled his body out. In addition, if you listen closely, some additional noises and sounds can be heard. New ones, strange ones, ones that were never heard before… Nemesis is a cooperation game combined with bluffing, backstabbing, and other elements of a science-fiction survival horror adventure.

Designed by Adam Kwapiński

Published by Awaken Realms

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: The Expanse

The Expanse, a board game based on the Syfy television series of the same name, focuses on politics, conquest and intrigue similar to the board game Twilight Struggle, although with a shorter playing time. The card-driven game uses key images from the show, along with action points and events that allow players to move and place "Fleets" and "Influence". In more detail, players represent Earth's UN forces, the military of Mars, the rebels of the O.P.A., and the mysterious corporation Protogen Inc. Each player has special abilities that must be maneuvered to gain advantage. Players increase their control over the solar system using characters and events from the universe of The Expanse.

Designed by Geoff Engelstein

Published by WizKids

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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