#180: Vienna Connection


We delve deep into knowledge and doubt this week on SVWAG. How do we know what we know? How can we know what we don’t know? Why did Mark think Vienna Connection was a train game? Who or what is Wormy Plums, and is it a euphemism for some kind of sex act? Why is there no Masterpiece Theatre? Thankfully, we can at least answer that last question–it is because The F8 of the Furious took such a toll on the hosts’ psyches that they needed a break to recuperate.

Games Played Last Week:
01:16 -Regicide (Paul Abrahams, Luke Badger, & Andy Richdale, Badgers from Mars, 2020)
04:44 -Brew (Stevo Torres, Pandasaurus Games, 2021)
08:40 -Space Base (John D. Clair, AEG, 2018)
12:17 -Fortress (Fridemann Friese, 2F-Spiele, 2017)
14:56 -Destinies (Michał Gołębiowski & Filip Miłuński, Lucky Duck Games, 2021)
17:57 -Imperium: Legends (Nigel Buckle & Dávid Turczi, Osprey Games, 2021)
22:01 -Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King (Andreas Pelikan & Alexander Pfister, Lookout Games, 2015)
24:20 -Fairy Tale (Satoshi Nakamura, Z-Man Games, 2004)
26:09 -Let’s Make a Bus Route: The Dice Game (Saashi, Saashi & Saashi, 2021)
27:31 -Quest (Don Eskridge, Indie Boards & Cards, 2021)
33:12 -Formula D (Laurent Lavaur & Eric Randall, Asmodee, 2008)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
35:00 SVWAG is listener-supported
35:59 Flamecraft: adorable
36:30 Black Rose Wars: Rebirth expandalone
37:20 Harry Potter Talisman
37:40 Marrakesh by Stefan Feld
38:05 Finalists for the Zenobia Awards: historical games by under-represented authors
39:18 50th anniversary edition of Québec 1759 in 2022 from Columbia Games
40:27 Parasocial Saturdays: streaming Canvas and Rush M.D. on August 21st.

40:41 Feature Game: Vienna Connection (Jakub Poczęty, Przemysław Rymer, Ignacy Trzewiczek, & Jakub Łapot, Portal Games, 2021)

It’s bad when I read Vienna Connection and immediately thought it’s a train game

Me too!

Thinking I should probably try Regicide now. Any interest in an open-handed PBF game?

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Also, I remember now that there’s a game called Paris Connection

I thought Walker was a bit delayed in the mix (making it sound as if he were coming in late, while Mark was treading on his lines), particularly in the news and featured game segments. Problems of long-distance recording.