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A Boarding Party 001: El Grande

May 28th, 2009 · Joe · 4 Comments

Game: El Grande
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Price: $40-$55 (USD)
Type: Board, Region Control, Settlement, Strategy, Victory Points
Players: Tom Carrier, Mark Corsey, Jason Quintal, Joe Selby
Snacks: Goldfish, M&Ms (plain and peanut), TJ’s Hemp Tortilla Chips
Theme Music: “Zantlop 786″ by Gasserpe from Podsafe Music Network

* An introduction of A Boarding Party

* El Grande Overview

* The Rules (Pre-Actual Play)

* An Example of Play (Actual Play)

* Our Thoughts (Post-Actual Play)


Tags: Podcast · Wild Cards

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // May 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Lol! I think you hear me crunching on the chips more than talking…will work on that.

  • 2 Dev09 // May 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Cool session, Joe! I’ll make sure to avenge Tom’s would-be-win next session…

  • 3 Joe // May 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    @Tom: We actually mention that at some point, but it was edited out for pacing reasons. Between you and me, we made sure that the snacks were properly represented. It is most noticeable at the beginning. We chilled (or leaned farther away from the mics) as the game went on.

  • 4 Dev09 // May 29, 2009 at 8:29 am

    @Joe & Tom: Can we make a correlation in this game between the final score and the loudness at which one chews? YES! CHEW LOUD TO WIN! :) Must try that strategy next time! :P

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