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Paleo Review – A Queen of the Stone Age

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62 Comments

  1. Great video, pity it seems unavailable already in the UK. I suppose that is what we are used to these days, mind you. 🙂

  2. Dear Quinns, you criticise Paleo for having too white characters, which is inappropriate for that era. Fair enough. However, you adore Rococo for having "diverse" characters, which is also inappropriate for that era. That is hypocrisy, right?

  3. Really enjoyed this review and the history lesson!

  4. Okay, I give, where is the music from where hes drinking tea from? I know I know it. Is it impossible game?

  5. Darn whities ruining a brother’s Paleolithic paradise!

  6. Did not expect to learn something new about anthropology while watching a board game review, thanks Quinn!

  7. I have to wonder if this game would be particularly well received if all of the silly, cartoonish, animalistic, unintelligent cave men characters were all depicted with dark skin. And if that is how the characters were depicted, I wonder how well claims of historical accuracy would shelter the developers from the pitchfork-wielding mob that would inevitably arise as a result. Food for thought.

  8. Wow. Amazing facts at the end of the video. I didnt know that. My mind is blown away.

  9. You sure they aren't supposed to be Neanderthals? Cause they are supposed to be a mix of pale and dark skin and had red hair genes? Fit quite nicely to the theme and period and plus those skull icons fit quite nicely into the Neanderthals story with them supraorbital ridges!? Just saying Homo sapiens weren't the first Homos with pale skin genes.

  10. this game feels like the settlement phase from KDM . The Only phase I love from kdm

  11. They should change their name to Shut Up & Get Woke haha 😂 to not recommend a game because all the characters are white is absolutely ridiculous. It doesn’t affect how good the game is. The rule book is really pretty bad, though!

  12. Are they Humans or Neanderthals? I might be wrong but I think Neanderthals were white, lived in the middle paleolithic and depended on hunting mammoths.

  13. Just letting you know I used this in a Uni paper, and citing Quinns and SUSD properly was the best part of my bibliography review. Thanks as always for the quality content

  14. “It’s a race between art and…. depression” killed me! Oh Quinns! You wordsmith you!

  15. He had me until quinns started talking about skin color

  16. The "science" section is crazy error ridden. Like, internal contradictions. If you actually listen, crunch numbers and look things up it's embarrassingly bad. You could've said "people at the time weren't white" which is fair. But you pull up a ridiculous timeline and get confused talking about something you don't understand to complain about black people not being depicted as cave men.

  17. Try also Neanderthal from Sierra Madre Games

  18. Z-Man publishing? buy it now because their supply is balls.

  19. Yep. I understand that the depicted color is not historically accurate. But does someone really get offended because of that? Especially because of their own skin color? I mean I get it – I am a medieval enthusiast myself and hate wrong depictions in movies etc. but it's not because I would consider myself a member of some group. I just want to see things right. I definitely woudn't sue anyone for that. Is this the case as well? I would be very careful before we start calling someone racist (which you are – being careful and don't actually use this word, hence this comment is for those who take it further).

  20. Great and fun game with a very bad rulebook and a useless workbench. Amazing video btw.

  21. I suspect the art is all white people because if it was all darker-skinned people, they would get accusations of racism from the people that DON'T know their shit claiming that they were portraying people of color as primitive neanderthals. As long as they were dodging historical accuracy anyway, they might as well have just gone with a mix.

  22. I'm at 8:25 so about half-way through the video and Quinns is just unfettered enthusiasm. I'm anxious to see how this will continue.

  23. I love Paleo solo. In fact, it's one of my favorite to play solo. The box does not indicated that you can play 1-player, but there are solo rules included. A very interesting, puzzley game. And I love the art (though more historically accurate would be a welcomed change).

  24. civilization only happend after white people? interesting

  25. So white people showed up and suddenly the world becomes modernised after millions of years of stone age… nice

  26. Was thinking they'd be neanderthals, but they look a bit dainty. I think it's pretty mixed about what people think their skin color and hair colors were, so who knows.
    Considering they lived quite a bit from the equator, they may have been on the paler side I suppose, maybe they had red hair as well… it's a different species and all, so most likely not too similar gene expression.

  27. Could just be ignorance and not anything malishous with the skin tone. Pretty dumb point I think, you don’t need to make everything about race, probably just the artist making a mistake.

  28. Look man I appreciate your reviews, but calling this black erasure is dishonest at best

  29. Good on yer Quins! About time we addressed the racism in so much of our hobby.

  30. Is this that new diet everyone is talking about?

  31. Thank you for the quick lessons in history and science, as well as for continuing to champion inclusion in games!

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  33. So you're saying the caveman game should've been exclusively black? You know that would've caused way more genuine outrage than this fake outrage you're trying to stir up here.

  34. I uh… really don't know what to take away from that number three gripe…

    I certainly don't come to this channel for that kind of opinion.

  35. Really glad you bring nuance into the conversation and not just talk about mechanics. Kids are very impressionable, even the smallest details make a difference

  36. The moment you began bagging the game because an artistic decision of skin color you undermine all the work you've put into this video. It's a game. They could have been purple aliens from the next dimension for all that matters. Take your real world racial issues elsewhere.

  37. Great review as always, but not entirely correct on the skin colour piece of information at the end, there have been multiple evolutionary pathways to less melanin in the skin that date back 1 and a half million years. That said, no issues with a bit more diversity.

  38. I really like this channel and its attempts at clever humor, but white people didn't come from the Caucasus Mountains. This belief goes all the way back to the 19th century and was even disputed then.

    My wife is Mexican and whenever her family calls me "Caucasian" I always correct them and laugh at the absurdity of calling all white people after a mountain range in central Asia.

    I also find it unlikely that prehistoric people (of any color) could have hunted and killed a mastodon in the first place. Would stone tools even pierce the hide of a mastodon? Why hunt a mastodon with easier prey in reach?
    (Also, who cares if some German guy drew all German people on his Stone Age board game. If you don't like it, don't buy it.)

  39. On a serious note, if you found the racism egregious, why would you put up a review of this game at all? Instead, as a Youtube channel that has real sway in this industry, make a real statement and refuse to play and review this kind of game, and make this unacceptable.

  40. I really enjoy your reviews but come on did you really have to do the virtual signalling at the end, those cavemen could have been Neanderthals, who were exclusively light skinned (with ginger added), does it really matter, its a bloody board game not a historical representation,

  41. Spirit island is a game I eventually enjoyed but similarly a bad rulebook made the first playthroughs pretty painful. My wife still won’t ever try it again lol

  42. I could watch an entire season of Quinns's Histories. He is so interesting and informative.

  43. Long time fan, although I rarely comment, but I must say I truly appreciate the discussion of the (incorrect) representation in the game. I majored in anthropology and it’s always stressful to see things like this, and it was a peasant surprise to see it brought up here. Love your videos!

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