15 | Vinhos (The “Other” Wine Game)

Having a podcast called “Cardboard and Wine”, we often get asked when we are going to review Viticulture. Well, not this week (that’s next week’s show), but instead we take a deep dive into the “other” wine-themed game (that actually came first), Vinhos by Vital Lacerda. Like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinhos is beautifully complex, with lots to consider. Vinhos presents a heavier engine-building, action selection, european-style, strategy game about making wine. Color us intrigued. There’s so much to say about Vinhos, so let’s jump right in.

To stick with the theme of becoming a Portuguese wine magnate, we popped a bottle of Broadbent Vinho Verde from Portugal!

In addition, we discuss some recent memorable gaming moments with The Mind and Dominant Species.

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8 | Gaia Project (A Game of Currencies)

Terra Mystica in space! Whether that’s a good thing or not depends on how you feel about Terra Mystica or whether you’ve played it at all. It is tempting to avoid comparison altogether, though the designers have gone so far as to subtitle Gaia Project, “A Terra Mystica Game”. Which actually begs the question – will there be MORE Terra Mystica games? Terra Mystica under the sea? Terra Mystica on Mars? Back to the subject at hand, there’s no denying that Gaia Project is a meaty, complex Euro-style game, but will it join its spiritual successor as a board game classic? On this week’s show, we give our thoughts on Gaia Project. Enjoy!

Also, as promised, here’s Josh’s Gaia Project storage solution using a Plano Stowaway 2-3601 utility box!

Plano storage solution for Gaia Project

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