Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 7-14-15
So how hot is it in War Room Studio B? So hot it smells like bacon in here!!
It is a day to celebrate from the Meth Capital of the World as we get on discussing nonsense – again… It’s fun for the guys to try to discuss the science behind the BGG.com Top 10 ranking. They abandon that quickly to discuss the games in the BGG Top Ten. The guys induct a new member to the ‘ding’ honorary list of Brawling Bros supporters. Dark Moon finds time to make it to the War Room Table and endures a Brawling Brothers review. Listeners are sending questions in to the show and they are piling up, so the guys take time to get through some of the best questions.
Episode highlights include:
Josh speaks better Spanish then English – Josh plays weather man – The Canadian Ghost - #BrosBeforeChurros drone delivery – Beef? Nah, Ribs are better! – BGG makes Brandon cry with its web layout – Board Game Geek Tech Support – Bayesian Statistics made simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bobeo5kFz1g – There is a Titanic Board Game?! – Top Ten Fun – Additional website work for Brandon – The best of Pandemic Tourney – Dark Moon – War Room Studio B gets a little cooler – Time for some Q+A – Marcoooo…. Polooooo…. – Mega WW2 conflict is coming (get ready Brandon) – Brawling Bros first BGG user gets mentioned and thanked – Churros open trade relationships – Does Josh really understand what ‘pasted-on-theme’ means? – Josh likes donuts – Call us @575-616-BROS !!!!! Timeline:
Dark Moon – we played this again in September, and had a strange experience with it. Everything looked fine for the good guys, and then through a couple of very swift plays, the bad guys won in the space of a few turns, and it felt like there was nothing anyone could have done about it – almost to the point of a ‘did we play that right’ moment. I’d like to play it again, and am now tempted to start putting it back in the bag again as my local group loves a good traitor game.
Loopin’ Louie– This got played a lot last summer with the family, but then I picked up Coconuts, and they enjoy that more, so this sits on the shelf. Still like it though, and would happily have a game.
Witness– Wow, reading my comments back it looks like I enjoyed it, but the truth is I had no desire to play it again after our single session as it is essentially a memory puzzle, and I’ve got a really bad memory for retaining information. I sold this really soon after playing it, and we still laugh about how bad we were at it.
Wok Star– Not mine, and I don’t game with the guy that owned it very often, so I’ve not actually even seen it since. I don’t enjoy live action games as I find them too stressful, and don’t feel any level of enjoyment from that as I play to unwind, not get wound up. I’d actively avoid this.
Welcome To The Dungeon– Again, I haven’t seen this offered since last year despite seeing it out and about at retailers. I’d play this over Wok Star but only because it’s over quickly.
Elysium – My recollection of this is still that it was a jumbled mess. Really not my kind of game, and one I wouldn’t want to bother with again. In the groups I game with this gained no traction either and I haven’t seen it since we played it last year. Give me Imperial Settlers over this, and I’m happy.
English first edition. Opened and played a couple times, pieces are in great condition and are all organized in plastic baggies. Cards are all sleeved with Ultra-Pro Premium sleeves. Box is lightly damaged on top from shipping.
Description The Noguchi Masaki interplanetary mining corporation welcomes you to its outpost on Titan, the dark moon of Saturn! You will be joining an experienced crew of miners, technicians, and adventurous souls who live to experience all the wonders that our solar system has to offer. Purpose, loyalty, camaraderie, friendship, and sacrifice all await you as a new and valued member of the Noguchi Masaki family!
Dark Moon (formerly known as BSG Express), is a game of deception and betrayal at the cold edge of space.
You are a crew member on a deep space mining expedition to Titan, the dark moon of Saturn. During a routine excavation, an "incident" occurs whereby some of the crew become infected with an unknown virus, and become paranoid, deceitful, and violent, trying to destroy the others.
At the start of the game, players are divided into two teams: Uninfected and Infected. The Uninfected team simply needs to survive until the end of the game, while the Infected team secretly attempts to destroy them. Each player knows which team they are on, but does not know which team the other players are on! Who is your teammate and who is your enemy? Can you trust your best friend? And why doesn't anyone trust you when you tell them you're one of the good guys?!
Roll dice, overcome traumatic events, throw your friends in quarantine when you don't believe them, and (if you're Infected) betray everyone at just the right moment to secure victory!
Dark Moon, in its former incarnation as BSG Express, was the most dowloaded print-and-play game ever on Board Game Geek. Dark Moon has now been rethemed, reimagined, streamlined, and professionally published in this new edition. If you like the hidden traitor mechanics of Battlestar Galactica(tm) but are not fond of the 3+ hour game play times often associated with it, you will love the fast-paced nature of Dark Moon, which clocks in at 60-75 minutes in length!