#175: Imperium: Classics & Legends


It’s a card game that spans over four thousand years, but Walker would insist that it only feels like you’re playing for three thousand, tops. The great thing about reviewing games by Dávid Turczi is that if you don’t enjoy the latest game he’s published, wait five minutes and he’ll have another one for you. Please remember to tip your server.

Games Played Last Week:
01:16 -Dice Miner (Joshua DeBonis & Nikola Risteski, Atlas Games, 2021)
02:55 -Inlfuentia (Miguel Bruque, Ludonova, 2020)
06:58 -L.A.M.A. Dice (Reiner Knizia, AMIGO, 2021)
08:05 -MicroMacro: Crime City (Johannes Sich, Pegasus Spiele, 2020)
10:09 -Yura Yura Penguin (Yabuchi Ryoko, Self-Published, 2020)
11:02 -Regicide (Paul Abrahams, Luke Badger, & Andy Richdale, Badgers from Mars, 2020)
13:28 -Pax Viking (Jon Mankr, Ion Game Design, 2021)
17:26 -Tutankhamun (Reiner Knizia, 25th Century Games, 2021)
23:18 -Lancaster: Big Box (Matthias Cramer & Wolfgang Panning, Queen Games, 2015)
27:59 -Spire’s End (Greg Favro, Sel-Published, 2019)
30:24 -The King’s Dilemma (Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo Silva, Horrible Guild, 2019)
32:34 -Great Western Trail (Alexander Pfister, eggertspiele, 2016)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
33:59 Brass: Birmingham on Steam, tutorial impenetrable to Walker
34:46 Grail Games v. Reiner Knizia on social media
37:17 Twitch unboxings: The Persuit of Happiness, Million Dollar Script
38:43 Imperium: Classics giveaway on Twitter @sowronggames
40:02 Bonfire: Trees and Creatures expansion
41:32 Patreon and schedule news

42:12 Feature Game: -Imperium: Classics and Imperium: Legends (Nigel Buckle & Dávid Turczi, Osprey Games, 2021)

1:03:52 SVWAG Presents: Masterpiece Theatre: Fast 5

Masterpiece Theatre is now the highlight of my AV week. I always chuckle heartily.


I haven’t heard this episode yet but I think they’ve been talking about lama dice for a month. In the first week they were dismissive and last week they liked it.

It feels like another knizia where some things are true - 1 it feels random but somehow also the best players keep winning. 2 - there’s a plain strategy and then there’s a lightbulb moment strategy which reconstructs a groups meta. Hopefully they still like it.

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