Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Five – Spirit Island

Reading Rulebooks is a podcast dedicated to reading through rulebooks and teaching games! In this podcast I directly read the rulebook as well as discuss the game and try to clear up potential areas of confusion.

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This week we are going to cover the rules for Spirit Island. Spirit Island is a game designed by R. Eric Ruess and is illustrated by Jason Behnke, Loïc Berger, Loïc Billiau, Kat G Birmelin. The game is published by Better than Game.

Expansions include Spirit Island: Branch & Claw (2017), Spirit Island Promo Pack 1 (2017), Spirit Island: Expansion Playmat (2017), Spirit Island: Champions of the Dahan Token Pack (2017),Spirit Island Promo Pack 2 (2020), Spirit Island: Jagged Earth (2020).


00:00 Introduction

00:39 Game Overview

02:09 First Time Players

03:15 Components

04:01 Game Setup

06:53 Sequence of Play

17:15 Invader Action Examples

19:40 Game Concepts

43:24 Tips and Tricks

48:18 Gameplay Options

54:27 Lore 

1:03:33 Design Notes

1:05:31 Glossary/Index

1:15:22  MCG Thoughts

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