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Episode 215: Undaunted Normandy and North Africa, Cthulhu A Deck Building Game and You Know What I Hate?

Hey Now Cabalists! Today the gang is back to talk about a ton of board gaming stuff including Crystal Palace, Mariposas, Dinogenics, Spicy, Smartphone, Inc and Among Us. Then we dive into a feature review of Undaunted Normandy and Undaunted North Africa from our good friend Dave Thompson and Trevor Benjamin published by Osprey Games and we look back at Cthulhu A Deck Building Game from Wyvern Gaming one year later. Then after Tony T hooks us up with a batch of awesome tabletop gaming news, the Founder jump into a discussion about the things that annoys us, our pet peeves and generally the things that we hate in tabletop gaming.

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Timecodes

  • Undaunted Normandy and North Africa Overview 01:02:04
  • Undaunted Normandy and North Africa Review 01:07:27
  • Lookback of Cthulhu A Deck Building Game 01:36:06
  • News with Tony T 01:42:51
  • You Know What I Hate? 02:29:27

Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review:

June, 1944: Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn the situation to their advantage!

Undaunted: Normandy is a deck-building game that places you and your opponent in command of American or German forces, fighting through a series of missions critical to the outcome of World War II. Use your cards to seize the initiative, bolster your forces, or control your troops on the battlefield. Strong leadership can turn the tide of battle in your favor, but reckless decisions could prove catastrophic as every casualty you take removes a card from your deck. Take charge amidst the chaos of battle, hold fast in the face of opposition, and remain undaunted.

The North African campaign has begun. Take control of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group and operate behind enemy lines or command the formidable Italian forces opposing them. In Undaunted: North Africa, a sequel to Undaunted: Normandy, players once again lead their sides through a varied series of missions. As casualties mount, wounded soldiers leave the players' decks, forcing them to adapt in the face of changing tactical circumstances. Use your cards to strengthen your forces, deploy vehicles to advance rapidly across the battlefield, and seize the initiative as you determine the outcome of the North African Theater.

Designed by Trevor Benjamin and David Thompson

Published by Osprey Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game

The Elder Gods greet and invite you to participate in trying to save your wretched existence. The stars are aligning soon and only those who have dared to piece together the clues from the mythos even know what's coming. Do you and your fellow investigators have what it takes to save everything? I think not... In Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game, you cooperatively work with fellow players (1-6 players) as Investigators to banish the Elder God and his minions by using Moxie (force of character, determination, or nerve) to reduce their health to zero. If you banish the Elder God before he reduces all of the Investigators health to zero you win the game.

Designed by Philip Loyer

Published by Wyvern Gaming

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Gaming News by Tony T

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