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TNTM: Talking Table Top Gateway Games

This week Danny & Trevor go over their top five lists of Gateway Games. There is some debate as to what qualifies a game to be in this category. The generally accepted definition is:

Gateway Game: A game with simple rules that are easy to teach non-gamers in order to attract new players into board gaming as a hobby.

Gateway Game usually have the following qualities:

Simple (so you can explain the rules to them quickly).

Fun (fun games will attract repeat plays).

Short (short hits can be played again, misses gives you time to play something else).

Basically any easy to teach and play game that is quick and fun can be considered a Gateway Game. The term is akin to the “Gateway Drug” definition. They are games that give players an easy entry into the world of board gaming.

Hopefully you this video has helped you discover a game you’d like to try or show to a friend. As always… Keep playing games!

Top 5 Gateway Games

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TNTM: Talkin Table Top Deck Building Games

Danny and Trevor give us the list of their top 5 favorite deck building games.  There is a bit of disagreement between them as to what constitutes a deck building game.

What is a Deck Building Game

A deck-building game is a card game that uses building a deck as the main focus of the gameplay. It is similar to collectible card games (CCGs) in that each player has their own deck.  Unlike CCGs the cards generally are not sold in randomized packs. The majority of the deck is built during the game rather than before the game. Typically, the cards provide a type of game currency which allows players to buy more cards to add to their decks.

Hopefully you have seen a game in this video you are interested in but not aware of.  Remember, play safe and keep playing games.

The main camera battery died with about 2 minutes left.  We apologize for the audio quality from that point on.

Deck Building Top 5

 

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Video – TNTM: Top 20 Board Games part 2

Trevor and Danny from ZiaComics.com have compiled a list of their Top 20 favorite board games. They have different tastes in games so their lists have very little in common.

Danny prefers abstract strategy games while Trevor enjoys games with captivating artwork and ease of play. They both like ALL types of games, these are just their favorites.

This is the first segment in the countdown. This video covers #15 through #11 on their lists. Trevor and Danny tell you what games squeaked onto their list. A little bit of info is given for each game to help you decide if it is a game you’d like to look into a bit further.

Top 20 Games part 2

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TNTM Machi Koro game review

Danny from ZiaComics.com teaches us how to play Machi Koro by IDW Games.

Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors’ coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!

Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals.

On his turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs).

Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks wins!

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