Imperial Settlers is a card game that lets players lead one of the four factions and build empires by placing buildings, then sending workers to those buildings to acquire new resources and abilities. The game is played over five rounds during which players take various actions in order to explore new lands, build buildings, trade resources, conquer enemies, and thus score victory points.
The core mechanism of Imperial Settlers is based on concepts from the author's card game 51st State.
Meeple Talk takes a look at this strategic card game from publisher Portal.
Ryan takes a look at this popular Portal board game
Tom and Zee take a look at the newest game from Portal
TDT # 376 - Essen Spiel 2014 Preview
In this episode, Eric is on vacation, so Tom is joined by Zee Garcia. We spend the show joined by contributors, talking about some of the games coming out at Essen Spiel, and the different games and expansions that we are most interested in.
TDT # 364 - Logic Games
In this episode, we take a look at Heartland, Imperial Settlers, Destination Neptune, and Firefly: Pirates. We hear about a dangerous woman, discuss whether or not boardgaming has become less fun for us, and answer a pile of other questions. We end the show with our top ten games that teach or feature logic!
TDT # 362 - Dice Tower Awards 2014
In this show, recorded live at Dice Tower Conventioni 2014, Tom and Eric are joined by a host of contributors to announce and present the best games of 2013 - the Dice Tower Award winners. We also talk a bit about the convention, and are joined by Sam and Zee to answer questions from the audience.