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Oath Review – 2021’s Most Exciting Board Game

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  1. Amazing review. I wish I had a gaming group for this kind of game!

  2. I enjoyed that the white board has the rules reference from the City of Remnants review….what a weird, funny thing to do.

  3. Bro they really got the Age of Mythology music in the back hahahah

  4. For those interested in purchasing the game: the metal coins, resin secrets, and the journal are add-ons. The base game that costs $100+ has cardboard tokens for favor and secrets, and does not have the journal.

  5. Excellent review, and excellent use of the Age of Mythology soundtrack!

  6. So Dune and Root can't be wholly recommended because they have too many Cones in their Dunshire to appeal to the average gaming group, but this is the second coming of Christ. Gotcha.

  7. I understand that I am a barbarian, but this game's artwork is incredibly UGLY! I guess I cannot commit myself to buying it because my eyes are sore already.

  8. oh my god this game looks incredible.

  9. Brilliant review, my favorite from SU&SD. Tom, thanks for your dedication, reverse beard was a nice touch. The enthusiasm for this game really came through, I can’t wait to play.

  10. Yet another great game I'll likely never play due to lack of group. Oh well. Excellent review as always Tom.

  11. With the beard and crown at the end, Tom's looking properly Arthurian. Great review, incidentally – Oath is a wonderful game, but so very hard to get to the table…; it's a pity he didn't have more time to discuss how the metagame impacts on play.

  12. Loving that Tom is really getting his hands on some bigger game reviews. Doesn't feel like the new guy anymore, just one of the guys.

  13. This review was so focused on how open-ended and flowery the game is. He mentions win conditions before actions and it takes him 20+ minutes to tell us you have eight turns. It's a hard to follow review.

  14. Tom can grow a beard faster than me, and I’m a werewolf.

  15. Preordered this a year ago, but then the third member of my board game group moved away. Can’t wait so play this someday when I can get a consistent group of (at least) three together again!

    Great review, by the way! We love Tom!

  16. After 29 minutes, I feared that Tom respected Oath too much to get zany in this video. My faith shall not waver again.

  17. I thought the version displayed in the review was the base version of the game, but I just found out if you want to play with the metal coins and sculpted representations of the secrets, you have to buy those additional components for 30$ on top of the initial 120$… that's a bit much, I believed the 120 price tag was justified because of those components but for a base game, it's a bit much IMO :/

  18. Did he grow a beard during the review? How long have they had him locked in there?

  19. Any chance you lads can do actual playthroughs once you’re back together now and again. Sometimes it’s easier to see if you like games by watching a game rather than a review. Plus I’d say the banter between the group would be great to see.

  20. I've been looking at this game for sooooo long, it seems wonderful! Too bad my group of players are too random for an experience like this….oh well, maybe in a future where the game has a fair price….xD
    ps, the beard/hair touch was genial. That's why I love Shut up & sit down reviews <3

  21. The game seem so good, sadly will not have french localisation before years..

  22. Wow mindblast by the conclusion lol

  23. Nice job on the facepaint Tom, very impressed.

  24. Tom… You have really come into your own… you Majestic golden/purple nerd you 💚🤣

  25. Another game by Cole Wehrle that is full of ambitious design ideas, but to me feels more like an experiment in game design than a solid game. I personally have no interest for it.

  26. This is a magnificent review and a beautiful looking game – it's worth pointing out however that the metal coins + wooden (?) secret books and Chronicle Journal are not included with the base retail game. They're extras!

  27. Great review! Nice to see Tom channeling his inner hbomberguy persona more and more!

  28. Did he record the video over weeks to grow back his beard, or did he record the review backwards by shaving more and more of his beard off as he record backwards, or did he have the Time Stone?

  29. Six! But I wanted to hear the italicized goodness haha

  30. Tom looking a bit like her needs to get the ring to Mt Doom in some of these shots.

  31. Tom – incredible. Your best work. Nailed the ending, literally guffawed. Thank you

  32. Oath has been sitting on my kitchen table for over a month. I believe it could definitely be my favorite game as well if only I could get a group together to play it.

  33. lol, I think this review is the first time I've heard 'The Thick of It' referenced anywhere.

  34. One of the best productions ever from SUSD. Great work Tom!

  35. Extra love for making a scepter out of a plastic recorder. 🎶🎵🎶

  36. Does Leder not rhyme with “invader” rather than “leader”? 🤔

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