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Episode 205: Chimera Station, Wingspan and A Short Topic Extravaganza

The gang is back again for another episode of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast and today we talk about Steve's encounter with a backyard snake, Tony's standing desk, and take a look at a slew of games we've played including: Brook City, Street Masters, Dinogenics, The Liberation of Rietburg, Archmage, Clinic, Kitchen Rush, Race for the Galaxy and Star Trek Panic. Then we throw down a feature review of Chimera Station from Tasty Minstrel Games and a look back at Wingspan from Stonemaier Games. And finally, After Tony T's award-winning news segment, we host a short topic extravaganza including questions about games with few rounds, if we'd play games even though we're cursed to lose and the awkward moments after a game ends.

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Timecodes

  • Chimera Station Overview 01:07:13
  • Chimera Station Review 01:12:30
  • Wingspan Look Back 01:36:54
  • News with Tony T 01:41:19
  • Short Topic Extravaganza 02:43:10

Opening Banter and Reviews

Games of Yesteryear

Feature Review: Chimera Station

Chimera Station brings a new twist to the worker placement genre: customizable workers. Each worker can be modified in-game by splicing claws, tentacles, leaves or additional brains (or any combination of those) on them. These workers are used to gather resources: points, food, credits, and living parts of aforementioned workers! During the game you'll build and expand the space station and open up tons of different strategic and tactical possibilities.

Designed by Mark Major

Published by Tasty Minstrel Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback 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).

Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave

Published by Stonemaier Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Gaming News by Tony T

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