Episode 120: Teotihuacan Expansions – Late Pre-classic Period and Shadows of Xitle, Architects of the West Kingdom, Red7, The Mind

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Episode 120 - Teotihuacan Late Pre-classic Period and Shadow of Xitle , Architects of the West Kingdom, Red 7, The Mind

On this episode Steve, Conor and Mike bring new meaning to the word 'chaos'. Once the dust settles, the lads discuss board gaming statistics - do they keep gaming stats? Why? How do you use/refer to them? Which of our hosts is anti-stats?

In the Sizzling Games segment Steve has explored the expansions to Teotihuacan, Late Pre-classic Period and Shadow of Xitle, and he gives us a rundown on how they significantly improve the game. Conor dived deeper into Architects of the West Kingdom with the Age of Artisans expansion. Meanwhile Mike has been playing the ever-changing Red 7, and also the mind-melding The Mind.

In the Bracket Battle 2.0 we tally up the scores and find out if Too Many Bones or Dwellings of Eldervale took the chocolates. Then, we set-up the next battle: Ganz Schon Clever vs Raiders of the North Sea. Make sure you head to our socials and cast your vote to make sure your favourite goes through to the next round.

Finally in Swear An Oath, Mike has Stone Age still on the shelf and Marvel Champions ready to go, Conor played Raiders of Scythia but hasn't got around to Galaxy's Most Wanted just yet, and Steve played Circadian's First Light and also achieved a new personal best in Hadrian's Wall. New oaths sworn include Scape Goat (Mike), Cloud Age (Conor), The West Kingdom Tomesaga (Steve) and Galaxy's Most Wanted (Steve).

Sizzling Games: Teotihuacan Expansions (6:45), Architects of the West Kingdom (21:20), Red 7 & The Mind (37:07)

Topic of the Pod: Recording Our Gaming Stats (54:12)

Board Game Bracket Battle 2.0: Dwellings of Eldervale vs Too Many Bones (01:15:04)

Swear an Oath: (01:37:25)

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Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:

Deception: Murder In HongKong (2014) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/156129/deception-murder-hong-kong

Teotihuacan: City of Gods (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/229853/teotihuacan-city-gods

Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period (2019) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/270364/teotihuacan-late-preclassic-period

Teotihuacan: Shadow of Xitle (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/293473/teotihuacan-shadow-xitle

Achitects of the West Kingdom (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236457/architects-west-kingdom

Age of Artisans (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/285235/architects-west-kingdom-age-artisans

Red 7 (2014) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/161417/red7

The Mind (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244992/mind

Too Many Bones (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192135/too-many-bones

Dwellings of Eldervale (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271055/dwellings-eldervale

Ganz Shon Clever (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244522/s-pretty-clever

Raiders of the North Sea (2015) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/170042/raiders-north-sea

Stone Age (2008) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age

Marvel Champions: The Card Games (2019) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/285774/marvel-champions-card-game

Scape Goat (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/315043/scape-goat

Raiders of Scythia (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/301880/raiders-scythia

Marvel Champions: Galaxy's Most Wanted (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/315896/marvel-champions-card-game-galaxys-most-wanted

Cloud Age (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/316858/cloudage

Circadians: First Light (2019) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/264052/circadians-first-light

Hadrian's Wall (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/304783/hadrians-wall

The West Kingdom TomeSaga (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/296152/west-kingdom-tomesaga

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