#198: 2021 Year in Review


It’s a star-studded eleganza extravaganza, featuring your two least-favourite SVWAG hosts giving you an incomplete capsule summary of a terrible year of great games. Of course, they neglected to play That One Game, of course, which means that all their observations are utterly useless, but how does that differentiate this episode from any other? This offering is more classy, however, as in a concession to the glitz and glamour of end-of-year shows, both hosts begrudgingly and uncharacteristically wear pants.
(You might be asking–is that “pants” in the British sense or the Canadian sense? The answer is yes.)

Games Played Last Week:
02:50 -Fossilis (David Alberto Diaz, Kids Table BG, 2020)
05:07 -In Too Deep (Josh Cappel & Daryl Chow, Burnt Island Games, 2021)
10:17 -French Toast (Uncredited, Blue Beard Entertainment, 2021)
12:06 -Magnate: The First City (James Naylor, Naylor Games, 2021)
18:02 -Corrosion (Stefan Bauer, Capstone Games, 2021)
20:35 -G.I. JOE Deck-Building Game (T.C. Petty III, Renegade Game Studios, 2021)
24:18 -Uprising: Curse of the Last Emperor (Cornelius Cremin, Pawel Mazur, & Dirk Sommer, Nemesis.Games, 2021)
29:46 -Monstrology (Andy Lubershane, Middle Brain Games, 2017)
33:06 -Conquest & Consequence (Craig Besinque, GMT Games, 2021)

35:59 Personal Top 10s

58:07 SVWAG Game of the Year

1:08:48 Special Categories

1:25:37 SVWAG Presents Masterpiece Theatre Year in Review

I can see why their game of the year is their game of the year. I have only played it once, but I had a very strong first impression with the game - potentially, the best one from this designer. But I do noticed that it has a strong Left-Right Binding problem that Mark doesn’t seem to mind, mainly because he never mentioned it at all. I thought it was strong enough to be an issue. My memory might be faulty here, but the winner pretty much dominated all the landmarks as he sits left to a newbie who remains clueless that they are giving it away to the left player.

I do agree about how strategic it is and I also really like the controversial mechanism that it has.