In this episode Cathy, Jessica, Mark, Frank, and Sarah discuss Engine Building Games and Cathy shares a game with a unique theme.
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Birds of a Feather
Cathy shares a game she has enjoyed playing off and on with gamers and non-gamers alike since DunDraCon 2016. In Birds of a Feather the players are bird watchers who are trying to “spot” different birds in various habitats which are depicted on the cards. The players are each dealt a hand of cards (based on the number of players in the game). Each player then chooses one card to play face down on the table. When everyone has played their cards, all of the cards are turned face up and scored. Each player can score all of the cards on the table that are from the same habitat as the one that he or she just played.
Engine Building Games with the Whole Gang!
When we learned that Jessica was coming out to California from Virginia for a family visit, Sarah invited the whole gang over for games and dinner and we decided to record an episode while we were at it. Frank and Mark joined Cathy, Sarah, and Jessica for a little April Fool’s fun and a great discussion about Engine Building Games.
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GAME RATING SCALE:
We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:
5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!
The links below will take you to BoardGameGeek.com, RPGGeek.com, or VideoGameGeek.com where you can learn more about the individual games. The Buy It!links will take you to FunAgainGames.com OR DriveThruRPG.com OR Amazon.com where you can purchase the game. These are affiliate links and using them will help us pay for show expenses like hosting, buying games, and traveling to conventions and events.