#178: Tribune (title padding)


NB: “Language independent” can be a loaded term, and we confess we used it a tad sloppily in our discussion of Tribune. Latin is used throughout the game, and ain’t nobody speaks Latin as their first language anymore, but nonetheless in hindsight we could have been more sensitive to those more familiar with non-Latin alphabets. Thus, we should say that the original Primus Inter Pares expansion and the new Spielworxx Tribune are language-independent but not alphabet-independent. I dare any game with an appropriate time period as a theme try to get away with cuneiform.

Games Played Last Week:
01:25 -Coffee Traders (Rolf Sagel & André Spil, Capstone Games, 2021)
05:05 -Praga Caput Regni (Vladimír Suchý, Delicious Games, 2020)
06:18 -Kabuto Sumo (Tony Miller, BoardGameTables.com, 2021)
08:21 -Crash Octopus (Naotaka Shimamoto, itten, 2021)
11:05 -Pan Am (Prospero Hall, Funko Games, 2020)
13:37 -Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition (Sydney Engelstein, Jacob Fryxelius, & Nick Little, Stronghold Games, 2021)
15:59 -Imperium: The Contention (Gary Dworetsky, Contention Games, 2021)
19:49 -Shelfie Stacker (Shem Philips, Arkus Games, 2021)
23:51 -The Staufer Dynasty (Andreas Steding, Z-Man Games, 2014)
28:34 -One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows (Chris Cieslik, Asmadi Games, 2017)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
31:02 Games Workshop back to its old habits, issuing takedown notices
32:00 Cryptid: Urban Legends from Osprey
32:29 SPECTRE: The Board Game from Modiphius
33:12 AZADI from creators of SHASN, Zain Memon & Abhshek Lamba
35:01 G.I. Joe and Transformers deckbuilders from Renegade
35:41 Batman: Escape from Arkham Asylum from Knight Games
36:05 R.I.P., Pokémon mod for Wingspan on TTS

37:24 Feature Game: Tribune (Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Spielworxx, 2021)

1:11:31 SVWAG Presents: Masterpiece Theatre: Fast & Furious 7

That crafty BoardGameTables… they’ve figured out how to get a free, direct URL link in podcast show notes!


I remain curious at Coffee Traders and Kabuto Sumo

Tribune is another game I wouldn’t know until SWVAG talked about it. I’m still rather unsure if it’s worth getting it just to get a feel. I have my trains though, so I think I can forgo that one.