I remember there’s a Qt3 podcast about Auztralia, but it’s been a long time since I listened to it.
I’m pretty surprised Auztralia is getting expanded! It’s a weird game. It’s a light route-building game that’s not terribly interesting, but becomes somewhat fun with random monsters appearing that can wreck your route or give you points if you kill them. It’s a high degree of randomness. Sometimes you want those enemies near you so you can farm them for points, other times you’re praying the go the opposite direction. It adds drama, but not much strategy.
I thought it was fun for a play or two, but not a game worth revisiting. If it sounds up your alley, I’d suggest just the base game. The base game came with 2 maps, but they weren’t interestingly different that it was exciting to replay because of new maps.
Also really minor complaint, but they use the a terrible font type and it really drives me nuts. It looks like they’re continuing to use it in this production. It’s completely unreadable at a distance, which is where the enemy cards will be placed.