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Episode 180: Wingspan, The Pursuit of Happiness and Our Favorite Game Designers

Hey Now Cabalists! Today is the big day, our 2019 Kickstarter is live! First, stop the podcast, jump over to Kickstarter and support the Cabal for another year of podcasts and video goodies. Now that you did that, press play again. Today the gang talks about Wingspan and how crazy expensive this game is right now. Then after we go though a bunch of the games we've been playing we take a deep dive look at Wingspan and look back at The Pursuit of Happiness one year later. Tony T picks all the best news stories and presents them to you as the rest of the Founders chirp in the background. Then finally the guys talk about each of their favorite game designers, why they like them and some of their favorite games by the designer.

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Timecodes

  • Wingspan Overview 01:01:26
  • Wingspan Review 01:06:05
  • The Pursuit of Happiness Look Back 01:27:45
  • News with Tony T 01:33:38
  • Our Favorite Game Designers 02:26:37

Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review: Wingspan

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.

Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave

Published by Stonemaier Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: The Pursuit of Happiness

We all have one common desire: the desire for happiness. As we build our life, taking steps towards the pursuit of happiness, we come closer to the realization that happiness lies in the pursuit. The Pursuit of Happiness is a game in which you take a character from birth and you live the life you always wanted. Using a worker-placement mechanism with time as your workers, you take on projects, you get jobs, you buy items, you establish relationships, you raise families. The possibilities are endless as you live the life you have always wanted. How much will you be able to achieve in just one lifetime during The Pursuit of Happiness?

Designed by Adrian Abela, David Chircop

Published by Artipia Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Gaming News by Tony T

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