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Schnell Talks Fry Thief
Holy French Fries, Batman! We're back with a quick tease!
Yes, there's been a bit of a Beer'd Gamers hiatus, but fret not, for we plan to return to your ears soon! Until then, however, check out this review from Schnell of a game his friend just designed!
Here's the link for the Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patrickrauland/fry-thief-a-game-about-poor-life-choices?ref=9e575f&fbclid=IwAR1lt1SW2v-afF2TfFmcm1t1fkkuLTETqCuA7DbWtTrLrHEU8Lxvo1CZsZA
Castle Ravenloft: Find the Icon of Ravenloft
Welcome to this week’s episode of Beer’d Gamers! We take a step into the Dungeons and Dragons universe today, specifically into the depths of Castle Ravenloft, which, ironically enough, is also the name of the game! Castle Ravenloft can be played solo or as a multiplayer adventure and comes with a book that sets up more than 30 different encounters for players, each one with its own storyline. Players work together to solve the mysteries of the dungeon while defeating enemies that lurk within. As players progress, experience points are earned and be cashed in to level up as the game goes on, much like a game of D&D.
Castle Ravenloft has an MSRP of $64.95 and based on our opinions and the massive amount of replayability, we think it’s definitely worth the price tag and would serve as a great addition to your collection!
This week in beers we’ve got Teej sitting out nursing his hangover with a V8 Energy, Schnell mixing it up with Pear Street’s Breakfast Beer and New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk, and Nelson brings it back Wisconsin-way with Spotted Cow from New Glarus.
Hello and welcome to Beer’d Gamers! We’re still a podcast, we still play board games, and we still do it while trying to drink as many beers as we can. My name is Nelson, and with my today are my fellow Beer’d Gamers, Teej and Schnell! This week we’re playing Settlers of Catan, or just Catan, depending on when you started playing and what version you have.
Catan is the godfather of all worker placement games, and what we in the biz like to call the “gateway game.” Chances are that when you moved on to harder and more illicit games, Catan was the game that spurred you on. And if you haven’t made the move yet, find a friend who has a copy, make sure no cops are around, and pack yourself a table full of Catan.
This week we’ve got Robert along for one more! We’re challenging everyone’s logical thinking and tile-laying skills with the classic board game Carcassonne. Carcassonne pits four players against each other in a race to score points based on the tiles that they lay. Roads can be built, villages and cloisters erected, and farming fields claimed for points. Once the last tile is played, players count up their scores and a winner is determined. Carcassonne is an all-time classic and has an MSRP of $34.99.
This week in beer we’ve got Nelson still drowning in Coors Light (Junior owes him big), Teej still drinking Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (but if you listen long enough you’ll hear him switch it up; what a twist!), Robert taps out and switches to black cherry favored water, and Schnell goes full-on Packers with Green 19 IPA from Titletown Brewing Company.
Hello, and welcome to the dungeon, baby! Wake up, because it’s time to play Munchkin, Steampunk edition! Munchkin is a multiplayer card game where the players take on the roles of heroes attempting to enter a dungeon and defeat the minions, monsters, and more that lurk within. With the Steampunk expansion, we also get cool things like gears, goggles, and more to improve our stats and help in our fight against evil.
This week in beerded goodness we’ve got Robert on the show, who interestingly enough isn’t drinking beer at all! He’s got another Mike’s Harder Lemonade, this time watermelon flavor, which triggers sugar-addled PTSD in all of us. Schnell goes flavored, as well, with Shipwrecked Cherry Wheat Ale from Door County Brewing Company; Nelson continues his self-flagellation with more Coors Light, and Teej brings it all home with Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout by Sand Creek Brewing Company, AREALWISCONSINBEER!
Magic: The Gathering Commander Anthology 2
Hey, Hey! We’re back in action with a special guest this week! Join us in welcoming Robert to the fold! Robert is a good friend of Teej’s, and he’s with us filling in for Junior, who’s currently on hiatus with a case of The Marriage. As Ben gets ready to marry the designer of our logo, Katie, Robert was kind enough to fill in and play games with us!
This week we’re playing Magic Commander Anthology 2, the most recent release of the Commander Anthology series. The Anthology series take some of the most powerful preconstructed decks that Wizards of the Coast has released as previous entries in the Commander series and puts them together in a boxed set. The stock Commanders, which we are playing with right out of the box, include Daretti, Scrap Savant, Atraxa, Preator’s Voice, The Mimeoplasm, and Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas.
This week in beers we’ve got Teej going thematic with Magic Dragon Double IPA from Hop Haus, Robert goes harder with Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Schnell goes dark with Night Rain Porter from O’so, and Nelson takes one for the team and drinks leftover Coors Light from Junior’s bachelor party. Stay tuned to see if he survives, or if he’s felled by The Silver Bullet. I mean, the mountains weren’t even blue yet…