In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined once again by Martin Griffiths, qwertymartin on bgg, as we discuss the Reiner Knizia classic, Ra. Along the way, Martin and I discuss the innovative game mechanics, the theme, and why this game has been a mainstay of the hobby for so long. As a new feature, Martin and I begin the episode with a general discussion of games released in 2009. In this special look back, we give an overview of our impressions of game such as Smallworld, Steam, The Resistance and more! Thanks to www.gamesurplus.com for their generous sponsorship of The Long View, a proud member of The Dice Tower Network! Thanks as well, as always, to YOU for listening!