#199: Trick-Taking Games


No, dear listener, we haven’t played that one regional trick-taking game popular in the Adirondacks where the only red card is the 9 of diamonds and you play counter-clockwise and the bid is called in pig latin and you have to wear your socks on your hands. I’m sure it’s a blast. We are but tourists in the wide world of taking tricks, and to some extent it can be a hobby unto itself. Contract Bridge alone! But we share our thoughts all the same.

01:49 AYURIS: Clans of Caledonia (Juma Al-JouJou, Karma Games, 2017)

Games Played Last Week:
03:50 -Uprising: Curse of the Last Emperor (Cornelius Cremin, Pawel Mazur, & Dirk Sommer, Nemesis.Games, 2021)
05:22 -Radlands (Daniel Piechnick, Roxley, 2021)
10:04 -Tabbanusi: Builders of Ur (David Spada & Daniele Tascini, Board&Dice, 2021)
12:33 -Shamans (Cédrick Chaboussit, Studio H, 2021)
16:09 -Ankh: Gods of Egypt (Eric M. Lang, CMON, 2021)
17:51 -SCOUT (Kei Kajino, Oink Games, 2019)
21:14 -Steamwatchers (Marc Lagroy, Mythic Games, 2021)
22:28 -MicroMacro: Crime City–Full House (Johannes Sich, Pegasus Spiele, 2021)
22:54 -El Grande (Wolfgang Kramer & Richard Ulrich, Hans im Gluck, 1995)
25:47 -The Field of the Cloth of Gold (Amabel Holland, Hollanspiele, 2020)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
29:19 Bonfire on yucata.de
29:55 Yak wrangling with Pretzel Games
30:53 David Thompson’s next Valiant Defense game: Lanzerath Ridge on KS
31:56 La Granja reprint from Board&Dice on KS
33:01 3D printable, pay-what-you-want Blood Rage files on KS
34:12 51st State Ultimate Edition from Portal launching February 22

35:50 Topic: Trick-Taking Games

1:03:52 Masterpiece Theatre: Midnight Mass