Episode 8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

Episode 8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesignwww.JonShaferOnDesign.comJon.Shafer@Comcast.net

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer www.artana.comDirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:15 – Housekeeping
  • 0:03:30 – Best Light Game
  • 0:07:10 – Best Integration of Theme
  • 0:10:25 – Best Mechanic
  • 0:16:35 – Most Elegant Design
  • 0:22:20 – Most Innovative Design
  • 0:26:00 – Best Feature in a Disappointing Game
  • 0:32:35 – Most Fun
  • 0:43:45 – Most Disappointing
  • 0:50:20 – Game of the Year
  • 1:00:55 – A Look Ahead at 2013


Digital Games Discussed


Tabletop Games Discussed


Best Light Game

  • Ticket to Ride (Jon)
  • FTL (Dirk)


Best Integration of Theme

  • Command & Colors (Jon)
  • Dominant Species (Dirk)


Best Mechanic

  • Command & Colors – Action Cards (Jon)
  • Walking Dead – Stress Tests (Dirk)


Most Elegant

  • Unity of Command (Jon)
  • Hansa Teutonica (Dirk)


Most Innovative

  • Risk: Legacy


Best Feature in a Disappointing Game

  • Spartacus – Everything for Sale (Jon)
  • Lords of Waterdeep – Resources as Adventurers (Dirk)


Most Fun

  • Out of the Park Baseball (Jon)
  • Spartacus (Dirk)


Most Disappointing

  • Quarriors (Jon)
  • Omen: A Reign of War (Dirk)


Game of the Year

  • Spelunky (Jon)
  • The Walking Dead (Dirk)
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