Episode #82: Unique Games

Episode #82: Unique Games

Episode #82: Unique Games

In this episode, Cathy & Annette talk about the most unique games they’ve played.

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  • Opening: 0:49
  • Hot Topic: 14:30
  • Closing: 55:05



Cathy Ford - Host & Producer


Annette Villa of Netters Plays on YouTube

Cathy Ford Annette Villa
Games We’ve Played Recently
Reviewer Game Designer OTP Rating
Annette Villa Pioneer Days Matthew Dunstan & Chris Marling 4.5
Cathy Ford Imhotep Phil Walker-Harding 4

Rating scale of 1-5We 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!

Hot Topic: Unique Games

Cathy and Annette talk about the most unique games they have played. For the purpose of this discussion, they are defining “unique games” as, “a game that is one of kind in regard to art, theme, or mechanisms.” Additionally, the game should have been unique at the time it was released. It may have developed clones or sequels in the time since it was released. 

Game Designer Unique Attribute OTP Rating
Chimera Station Mark Major Upgrade or Alter Your Meeples 4.5
Photosynthesis Hjalmar Hach 3D Trees, Storage for 3D Trees,
Explaining a Scientific Concept
Wendake Danilo Sabia Theme: Life from the
Native American Point of View
Tzolk’in Simone Luciani,
Daniele Tascini
Mayan Theme,
Gear Mechanism, Art
Tokyo Highway Naotaka Shimamoto & Yoshiaki Tomioka Mechanics,
Popsicle Sticks
Building a Highway
XCOM Eric M. Lang Phone App
Controls the Game
Honorable Mentions:
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