#161: Faiyum (title padding)



Don’t you know who I am
Remember my name
I’m gonna live for ever
I’m gonna learn how to fly

-clearly some song about ancient Pharaohs

Games Played Last Week:
00:51 -Aquatica (Ivan Tuzovsky, Cosmodrome Games, 2019)
05:06 -Dungeon Petz (Vlaada Chvátil, CGE, 2011)
07:46 -Concordia Solitaria (Mac Gerdts, PD-Verlag, 2021)
11:25 -CuBirds (Stefan Alexander, Catch Up Games, 2018)
12:01 -Dragonwood (Darren Kisgen, AURUM, Inc., 2015)
13:17 -Abyss (Bruno Cathala & Charles CHvallier, Bombyx, 2014)
13:57 -Nidavellir (Serge Laget, GRRRE Games, 2020)
14:58 -Beyond the Sun (Dennis K. Chan, Rio Grande Games, 2020)
15:08 -Lost Ruins of Arnak (Elwen & Mín, CGE, 2020)
15:49 -Bullet♥︎ (Joshua Van Laningham, Level 99 Games, 2021)
18:18 -Project: ELITE (Konstantinos Kokkinis, Marco Portugal, & Sotirios Tsantilas, CMON, 2020)
19:44 -Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm (David Sanders, Games Workshop, 2020)
23:29 -The Shores of Tripoli (Kevin Bertram, Fort Circle Games, 2020)
30:20 -Yura Yura Penguin (Yabuchi Ryoko, Self-Published, 2020)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
31:09 Robotech: Reconstruction
33:16 More Necromunda and Warhammer Underworlds
34:21 Res Arcana: Perlae Imperii
34:49 In-person GenCon in September
35:35 Lost Cities roll-and-write
36:16 As d’or goes to MicroMacro: Crime City

36:45 Feature Game: Faiyum (Friedemann Friese, 2F-Spiele, 2020)


@59:00, it is stated that in Power Grid, you know you’ll get the cards in the future market next round. This is definitely not the case. However, perhaps there is more churning of the future market (with burying the highest plant each round) that makes it more predictable then Faiyum (which I have not played). However, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been burned in Power Grid hoping that the lowest card in the futures market will come down and it doesn’t.

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This podcast probably gave me the best idea about whether I’ll bother with faiyum. I think they did a really good job.

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Sounds like Faiyum is something to try, before buy.

I still havent played my copy of Shores of Tripoli. In my flat, I can only play old simple Euros.

P.S. good to know that Bigney is still one of Gerdts’ playtester.

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