One of the things I love about the board game hobby is the community. How so many of the publishers and people that make the hobby tick are just regular people. Small family run business working from their homes, with a few obvious exceptions. Recently I had an interaction with Ravensburger, one of the biggest and oldest publishers in the hobby that showed me that even the exceptions care about the community.
With Dave away, visiting the mystical, magical island of Newfoundland, this episode of the In-Between has Mitch and I doubling down on our chatter in order to fill the Dave sized gap. Which means, if math can be trusted at all, we go a little overboard.
AEG has announced an updated Premium Edition of Valley of the Kings launching on April 2. Valley of the Kings is an Egyptian themed set collection, deck builder by Tom Cleaver that was originally published in 2014 with 2 standalone expansions following it (Afterlife – 2015 and Last Rights – 2016). The game is a constant flow of new cards and combos as you have to move the cards from your deck into your Tomb in order to score them at the end of the game.
I saw this game and was immediately drawn to it. I watched a video review by Marco Arnaudo (link to the left) who mentioned that his 6 year old loved it. That sold me on it and sure enough our 5 year old picked it up really fast and loved it too. We played a couple times before bed and when she woke up the next morning she was still talking about it, one of the true hallmarks of a good game.