Episode 427 - Thunder Road: Vendetta

Release Date: August 29, 2023

Download:  Enhanced  | MP3

Running Time:   130 min

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This road is freedom. This road is escape. But only for one. For the rest it is ruin!

There are no rest stops. Hard charging waves of mayhem and destruction push you ever-forward, never sure what lies beyond the horizon.  You must keep rolling.

This road calls to you - its voice, the sound of furious thunder.

Thunder Road: Vendetta is a reboot of a beloved roll and move car crashing game from the 1980s. Each player starts with 3 vehicles and a chopper. Who will survive this perilous race down Route Sixty Styx?


Brett Myers, co-designer of Thunder Road: Vendetta joins us for a delicious installment of The Meal. We offer up three tasty recipes and games to pair with each one.

Alex Hart from Might I Suggest a Game? joins Doug for our semi-regular game show - Game Night Grab Bag. Each contestant must draft 3 wine-themed titles from a shared library of games.

Thunder Road: Vendetta

Designers: Dave Chalker, Brett Myers

Additional Design/Development: Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau, Justin Jacobson, Jim Keifer, Brian Neff

Artist: Marie Bergeron, Garrett Kaida

Publisher: Restoration Games | BGG Entry

2-4 players  1 hour ages 10+  MSRP $60

Time to teach/learn:  3-4 minutes



The Meal

Thanks to Brett Myers (co-designer of Thunder Road) for joining us to talk about food and games. And AT LAST, we solve one of life's great mysteries! Why is the Belvidere Oasis the best oasis?

Doug  |  Recipe: Roasted Tomato Poblano Salsa   Game: Mexica

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Poblano Salsa (Cooking on the Weekends)

Game: Mexica |Iello |BGG Entry


Brett  |  Recipe: Fermented Pizza Dough  |  Game: Liar's Dice

Recipe: Fermented Neopolitan Pizza Dough (Serious Eats)


Game: Liar's Dice |BGG Entry | Buy


Stephen  |  Recipe: Peruvian Chicken  | Game: Urubamba Valley

Recipe: Peruvian Chicken Sandwich (Serious Eats)

Game: Urubamba Valley | Broadway Toys Ltd  | BGG Entry


Game Night Grab Bag

Special Guest

Alex Hart is the Host of Might I suggest A Game? Check out his great work on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok!

The Challenge

Three games that feature wine.

Alex's Selections

Grand Austria Hotel  |  Viticulture  |  Surrealist Dinner Party

Doug's Selections

Vinhos   |  Concordia  |  Grand Cru


Apropos of Nothing

Methuselah the ancient fish

Florida Man and  his ocean-going hamster ball

Blue lobster

Hippo Farming



Sandwiches of History



Interstitial music credits include:

Blood Bag  | Junkie XL | the song

The Ballad of Thunder Road | Tennessee Mafia Jug Band | the song

Skinny Love | Vitamin String Quartet | the song