Welcome to spooktacular October episodes! This week, we're delving deep into the very best of the best in mystery games, featuring our Top 10.
Before we dive in, though, make sure you take the time to enter our October contest - tell us your top 20 games and be entered for a chance to win one of the games on the final top 20 listener games list.
First up on the episode, we asked our question of the week, "is there a set time each year you review and cull your collection, or is it more spontaneous (or for the hoarders among us, myself included, do you put it off indefinitely)?"
For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony is looking at the newest game from Alexander Pfister, Blackout: Hong Kong and Chris looks at Concordia Venus, a new spin on the Mac Gerdts modern classic.
At the Table, Anthony reviews both the new version of Manhattan, recently rereleased with beautiful new components, as well as CMON's Way of the Panda, a panda-filled take on worker placement mechanics. Chris then reviews Merlin with its current Queenie expansions and the Palace of Mad King Ludwig.
Finally, the guys look at their top 10 mystery games, with some spooky, some super hard, and some just plain perfect for this time of year.
- Question of the Week: 4:48
Acquisition Disorders: 9:23
- Manhattan Review:14:23
- Way of the Panda Review: 18:45
- Merlin Review: 26:54
- Palace of Mad King Ludwig Review: 32:37
- Top 10 Mystery Games:38:09