For anyone who is not aware, YouTube has YET AGAIN made some bogus changes to their policies recently. As a result, my other channel (Perilous3D), along with countless others, have been completely demonetized. That's a nice slap in the face for us creators who've been producing stuff on YouTube for a decade or longer! Nothing says "We care about you!" like preventing creators from earning a few bucks from their own work. THANKS A LOT for that, YouTube! I feel so appreciated! :P
Because of this, moving forward, I will now be uploading my gaming, unboxing and review videos to this new playlist on MGP. I would rather give my views and watch time to the Maple Grove Productions channel than provide YouTube/Google with more free advertising than I already have. My long hours of hard work and dedication deserve more than that.
That said, please excuse the somewhat misplaced videos that you may find here. However, I think a lot of you might enjoy the stuff I unbox and review. Also, any potential future gaming videos will be ON TOPIC since I will be playing Stardew Valley, an open-ended country-life RPG with a lot of gardening/homesteading themes, which I thought would be a nice segue. :)
I hope you enjoy and thank you for all your support!
Dream BIG and Dream Often, my friends!
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Location: St. Andrews West, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5b)
Maple Grove Productions presents: An unboxing of 'Agricola, Family Edition', a worker placement board game with a focus on resource management and many regenerative agriculture themes. Just in time for the holidays! :)
"Agricola is a Euro-style board game created by Uwe Rosenberg. It is a worker placement game with a focus on resource management. In Agricola, players are farmers that sow, plow the fields, collect wood, build stables, buy animals, expand their farms and feed their families."
"The game offers a simplified 'family' variation for less involved players, in which occupation and minor improvement cards are not used."
The box cover of Agricola
Designer(s) Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher(s) Mayfair Games Lookout Games (Germany)
Z-Man Games (U.S.)
999 Games (Netherlands)
Players 1 to 5
Setup time 5–10 minutes
Playing time 30–60 minutes per player
Random chance Low (Cards)
Skill(s) required Economic management, Resource management, Strategic thought
Unboxing Talisman 4th Edition Core Set, the insanely popular fantasy-themed adventure board game.
"Talisman: The Magical Quest Game is a fantasy-themed adventure board game for two to six players, originally designed and produced by Games Workshop. From 2008 to 2017 Fantasy Flight Games produced Talisman under a license from Games Workshop."
"On 28 January 2008 Black Industries announced that they would no longer be publishing board games, including Talisman. On 22 February 2008, Fantasy Flight Games announced that they would be taking over the license for Talisman, continuing to produce the 4th edition and its expansions. Fantasy Flight Games published the Talisman Revised 4th Edition on 17 December 2008, as well as an upgrade pack with updated cards and miniatures for people who bought the original 4th edition"
The Talisman 2nd edition game cover.
Designer(s) Robert Harris
Publisher(s) Games Workshop
Fantasy Flight Games
Publication date 1983; 35 years ago
Playing time 240 Minutes
Random chance Card drawing
Skill(s) required Role-playing game skills
Unboxing the classic forehead guessing game that everyone knows and loves: HEDBANZ!
Please note that this will be the last of our board game unboxings for the time being. I don't want to detract too far away from our main causes which are homesteading, permaculture and just playing outside. But since it's winter and there's not as much to do, I thought it was fitting to share these. I may put out more next winter too but we'll see when the time comes.
"An interactive game where players try to guess the card on their head by asking yes/no questions. Variations include Act Up - charades style play, Disney Hedbanz – licensed Disney Characters included, and Hedbanz for Adults - a more difficult version of Hedbanz."
"Overview: What am I is a common question in the game of Hedbanz. Your job is to learn whether the card attached to your hedbanz is an animal, a food, or a man-made object. The faster you find out what you are, the faster you'll move around the board. Be prepared when you play the game of Hedbanz, everyone will be talking at the same time trying to ask questions to find out who they are. Cooperate with some of your opponents and you just might find yourself moving along the board faster. Hedbanz is the exciting game where everyone knows what you are...except you. Check out Hedbanz for a fun, fast-paced party game that will have you and your friends laughing."
Publisher: Spin Master
Year Created: 1991
Ages: 8 and up
Number of Players: 3 to 10 players
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Digitized: Yes ( called Heads Up!)