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Uncharted, Roll Camera!: The Filmmaking Board Game, and Horizon Forbidden West - Ep146

March 1, 2022


00:00 - “I’ll allow a Magnum”.

08:34 - It’s been in development Hell, but Uncharted’s tale of stealing a lost treasure is fun. It stumbles here and there, but the thrill of seeing the series on the screen, and some fleeting moments of excellence, means we’re excited for the inevitable sequel.

19:00 - The Blustery Day.

27:09 - Being back in the world of Aloy is lovely, as long as you’ve played the first game… and we have, so we’re really enjoying Horizon Forbidden West. And gosh it looks glorious with some incredible acting and character animations.

35:06 - High Score lets you gamble in a safe space (it’s a push your luck dice game), with that typical level of polish and quality you’d expect from Reiner Knizia and Kosmos.

39:43 - Almadi is from Funnyfox, via Hachette, and while it’s a teensy bit like Carcassonne, a smidgen like Wingspan, but it’s definitely its own experience.

44:42 - Roll Camera!... oh my word. This is quite possibly the most well-implemented themes-to-mechanics board game we’ve played. Completely co-operative, it’s your job to make a “successful” film from five scenes… but what does “successful” mean?

54:37 - Taking a moment to say thank you.

56:36 - Paratopic is an absurdly high quality cheap thrill from Arbitrary Metric and Baltoro Games. It’s smart and creepy, with looks ripped straight out of the late PS1/N64 era, and Silent Hill sensibilities.

All that, and the origins of Poirot’s moustache, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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