Tim Synge wrote:
Nice idea! Very creative. I was conscious of it all sounding a bit silly when I explained the concept of barbecued worms to other players last night.
Agreed. What I find amazing is that a Reiner Knizia game ends up with such a weird theme.
I have been involved in a number of play testing sessions with Reiner over the years. Obviously each game is played with a specific version of the components and rules. This is followed by a review and discussion between all concerned with Reiner making copious notes. Normally there is then a final discussion on theme. In these circumstances I just can't imagine "barbecued worms" gaining any votes at all.
I think the answer is probably that the game manufacturer takes over!