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Hello, and welcome to Week 57 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing, I’m your host, Brandon. Thank you for listening. The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing is a weekly podcast in which we talk about the games that we have been playing with our family and friends. Sometimes that’s a lot, sometimes not much, but there is always something to talk about. This week on the show we do something a bit different. A couple weeks ago, myself, Kerensa and my Brother in Law Brad and Sister in Law Kate sat down and we played through the first case in T.I.M.E Stories. And while Kerensa and I talked about it a bit back in Week 55 we kept that episode completely spoiler free. Well, not this one, this one is chalk full of spoilers, so I’m going to say that as many times as I possibly can right now, spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler. So, if you don’t want the Asylum Case from T.I.M.E Stories spoiled, don’t listen. While we really don’t get into to many specifics we do hit on some major points in here. I hope that those who listen to the show will enjoy it, I know there are a couple things I need to do next time if I am going to do more remote group recordings and I kind of think I will if I can get folks to actually talk. So hopefully next time I do this, there is a shock mount on the mic and a boom for it so it’s not sitting directly on the table that we are sitting at. But if you want to continue on, by all means enjoy the show, we had some laughs while recording it, we hit on a couple frustrations with our play and we also try to highlight what we really found fun with it. Along with a couple tangents, sorry about the Android bickering for a few seconds. One thing, towards the end I kind of talk about the RPG elements, or rather the lack of. I’ve kind of switched my thoughts on that and I think Space Cowboys kind of did a disservice by even mentioning Role Playing in the rule book. It’s a story telling game, not an RPG. Brad is more right in the podcast than I am, but I’ve come around. Next week, Week 58 we should return to the normal podcast with Eric, Derek, Patrick and whomever else wants to join in the fun.

Direct download: Time_Stories_Spoilers_Final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!

This week on the show we have a bit of a lack of gaming, so to speak, we talk about a lot of games though for sure.

Derek continues the Evolving Review of Mage Knigt

Eric sends out a thank you and a Merry Christmas to all his cohorts at The Games Armory in Cary, NC

Patrick passed the Love Spreader of the Week torch on to me over on BGG and mentions a couple of my favorite podcasts to listen to, Low Player Count and Boards Alive.

In between all of that I talk about the games being played, AnnaBeth tells us a story and we all four talk about our games that are going to be on our 2016 10x10 Challenge over on Board Game Geek.

Games:

Mr. Jack

Troyes

Ginkgopolis

6 Nimmt!

Takenoko

Colt Express

Tsuro

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Summoner Wars

Carcassonne

Tajemnicze Domostwo

Ugg Tect

Survive! Escape from Atlantis

Thunder Alley

Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game

Fantasty Fantasy Baseball

The Ninth World

Empires Galactic Rebellion

Don't forget that next week, episode 57 is going to be filled with spoilers for the Asylum Case in T.I.M.E Stories, so you may want to skip it, if not feel free to jump in and join the fun.

 

Direct download: Week_56_Complete.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:32pm CDT

Week 55!!! We have a lot in store, so buckle up and enjoy a little over an hour of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!

Eric Booth reviews Fields of Arle

Derek Davis continues the ongoing Evolving Review of Mage Knight 

Chris and Joe return to the show with guns blazing and apparently Joe wants folks to remember to play ugly games. :)

Patrick Hillier gives us some children's game recommendations and reviews the Android app for Suburbia

In between all of that, AnnaBeth tells us a short story and Kerensa and I talk about:

Qwixx

Survive! Escape From Atlantis

Russian Railroads

Castles of Burgundy

T.I.M.E Stories(spoiler free)

Isle of Skye

The Bloody Inn

PitchCar

7 Wonders Duel

It's packed folks folks and may be one of my favorite episodes to date. 

Remember, if you like what you hear, please review us on iTunes and also send me any feedback about what you'd like to see us work on with the show or just tell me that you enjoy listening! Reach out to Eric, Patrick, Derek, Chris or Joe, you can find all their information on the blog on our Where to Find Us Page, I'll be updating it with Derek's information shortly!

https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/where-to-find-us/

Thank you all for listening! Have a fantastic week!!

Direct download: Week_55_Final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:56pm CDT

Featuring Derek, Eric, Patrick, Ray, AnnaBeth and Kerensa! In our first ever Christmas Game Buying guide for new and beginner gamers. 

AnnaBeth kicks off the podcast with a long Story Cube story, I swear that cube looked like he was eating a taco, not a cookie. :)

Derek follows it up with week 2 of his evolving review of Mage Knight. Really interested in hearing how this ends. 

Saturday was a game day at our local library. Games that hit the tables:

Lanterns

6 Nimmt!

Imperial Assault

Roll for the Galaxy

Tikal

Tiny Epic Western

In between that Eric gives us a review of the new two player hotness 7 Wonders Duel. Ray gives us some more recommendations and Patrick does as well, along with giving a brief review of the Qwixx for Android app.

Kickstarters talked about:

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball

Palaces

Buying guide games:

Derek:

7 Wonders Duel

Patchwork

Tiny Epic Galaxies

The Gallerist(not really for new gamers but for the gamer you want to lavish with something wonderful)

Eric:

San Juan

Ray:

Rise of Augustus

Bohnanza

Patrick:

El Grande Big Box

Telestrations

Qwixx

Brandon:

7 Wonders

Best Treehouse Ever

Qwirkle

Indigo

Tsuro

Can't Stop

Incan Gold

Don't forget, 3 more iTunes reviews and I'll do a drawing for a copy of Rise of Augustus, 8 more and we'll find something a bit bigger to do a drawing for. 

Have a great week!!!

 

Direct download: Week_54.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:21pm CDT

Well, I could have sworn that week 53 would have been a bit shorter than this but I think that at the 50 minute mark we fill it with quality!

No Story Time with AnnaBeth this week, she was a bit worn out after the Thanksgiving holiday so she took a pass, hopefully she'll be back and raring to go next week. In the meantime we've got Kerensa and I talking some games!

Isle of Skye

Oregon

6 Nimmt

Linko

Viticulture

Cash n Guns

7 Wonders Duel

We've also got Ray Shell hopping back on the podcast to give us a bit of a rebuttal to our T.I.M.E Stories talk from last week, we've got Derek Davis starting up a new Evolving Review where he's going to try to review a game 10 weeks in a row as he learns and plays it and ultimately decides if it stays in his collection, Mage Knight is the chosen game this go around. 

I talk a bit about a couple Kickstarters

Tavarua

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball

Then Patrick Hillier closes us out by telling us a bit about his BGG Con experience, and even manages to review a small Cribbage app in the process. 

Give us some feedback, give us some reviews. If we get 5 more reviews on iTunes before Christmas, I'll do a small game giveaway. If we get 10 more reviews before Christmas, I'll give away something even bigger!!

Thank you all for listening! Have a fantastic week!

Direct download: Week_53.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Wow, we've made it a year!!! 

So this is the anniversary podcast and it really does feature everyone. 

We start out the podcast with AnnaBeth and her Story Cubes and follow that up with a little bit from Kerensa and I about Project Dreamscape the only game that we got to play together this week. I did have a game night but we'll hit that next week.

Then we follow up with a podcast round table featuring Chris Renshall, Joe Brogno, Patrick Hillier, Derek Davis, Eric Booth and special guest Jason Hancock from the Docking Bay 94 Podcast. We talk about all sorts of things, what we've been playing, why we play, our game groups and even some design aspirations and non-aspirations. We touch on the T.I.M.E Stories brouhaha a bit and round out the conversation with a bit of Kickstarter talk.

I round out the podcast by giving my thanks to everyone who has contributed to the podcast in one way or another, either by interview or by contributing segments to the show. 

Thank you all for listening! Let me know what you think. I'm kind of hoping this can become a regular thing for the show, possibly a quarterly discussion.

Feedback! Reviews! We love them all!!

Thank you listeners for a great year, here's to the next!

Cheers!

Direct download: Week_52.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

Welcome to Week 51, one week before the big 52 milestone, well, it's a milestone to me anyway. :)

This week AnnaBeth continues to tell us stories using Rory's Story Cubes, and then Kerensa and I discuss:

Snowdonia

Kingpins

The King Is Dead

Then we talk a bit about Kickstarter and my history of what I've backed, what I've received and most importantly, what's actually been played.

Then Patrick joins us to talk a bit about board game apps and how they can help get the physical game to the table or it can even hinder it.

My apologies if things seem a bit rushed, I was starting to feel ill while recording and I basically edited this wrapped in a blanket with a jacket on and still shivering. I hope it turns out listenable and enjoyable.

Be ready though for Week 52!! Our contributor round table with Eric, Patrick, Chris, Joe, Derek and special guest Jason Hancock.

Hopefully it's a lot of fun for you all to listen to, because it was alot of fun for us to record. 

Somebody get me some Vitamin C!!! I can't miss game night on Monday. 

:)

Direct download: Week_51.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

Well, it was a really good week of gaming, which would make sense since it was a great week for being a Kansas City Royals baseball fan. We joined 800,000 other fans in Kansas City on Tuesday and celebrated the only way we know how, being loud and dressed in blue. Really was a fantastic experience.

But anyway gaming wise we tackled a few this week:

Mystery Rummy Jekyll and Hyde

Snowdonia

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Snowdonia (again)

Burgle Bros

Isle of Skye

Kickstarter wise we talk about

Kodama

The Great Dinosaur Rush

Monster Truck Mayhem

Keep

Patrick pops in to review the Android app, Elder Sign at the 31:35 mark on the show.

Then we close it out with a single acquisition and some talk about what the blog is going to probably become.

Thanks for listening!!!

Direct download: Week_50.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:11am CDT

Welcome to Week 49 of the podcast. I am trying to do things a little different this week, instead of having Kerensa come in after I talk about what we played I figured we'd try our hands at doing the podcast together and I hope everyone enjoys it, please give us feedback on what you think. But before we get to that, AnnaBeth gives us her 2nd Story Cubes with AnnaBeth segment. Then Kerensa and I talk a bit about the games we played this week including:

Carcassonne

The Gallerist

Lanterns

Downfall of Pompeii

After that, Joe and Chris from The Cardboard Architects Podcast join us and tell us what they've been playing the last couple weeks, and they do make up for missing last week with a lot of good talk. 

I talk a little about Kickstarter and Acquisitions of course, but Eric Booth closes out the show giving us his Top 10 Games that he has played 5 times or more, really a great list. He also mentions a charity event that he will be taking part in, 5th Annual Gamers for Cures 24hr Boardgame Marathon for the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States. The link to donate to this fantastic cause is below. This is an annual fundraiser now in it's 5th year and it's organized by Dan Patriss who you all may know from the Geek All Stars Podcast. If you do donate, give a shout out to Eric, I know I am going to. 

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/gamersforcures/2015

That's it for this week, it's late, really late and the Royals are World Series champions, so my twitter feed will go back to being 99% about board gaming again. 

Thank you all, and once again, if you have any feedback that you'd like to give, please do, I'd love to hear it as we are continually trying to improve the show and make it better for the listeners. 

Have a great week!

Direct download: Week_49.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:48am CDT

Wow, this one got away from me in a big way, clocking in at just over 50 minutes. I honestly wasn't expecting it, but I rambled a bit and we had some good company around as well. 

(apologies for the mic issues during Kerensa's and AnnaBeth's segment, I didn't realize the good mic wasn't working and the on board mic was the one doing the work)

We kick off the show with AnnaBeth and her new segment, AnnaBeth's Story Cube Stories at the 2:26 mark of the show.

I talk a ton of games including:

Small World

Nefarious

A Game of Thrones The Card Game Second Edition

KingPins

Game of 49

Takenoko

Eric joins us to do a review of the newest game from Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, Floating Market. 15:00 mark

Kerensa joins us at the 24:44 mark to talk about our Saturday night gaming with Gabby.

At the 32:10 mark, Patrick gives us a review of the new Android app for Martin Wallace's classic rail building game, Steam.

After that I remind folks about World's Fair 1893, times running out on the Kickstarter!!

At the 36:55 I give my hopefully temporary goodbye to one of my favorite podcasts, Punching Carboard.

And I wrap up the show with the 15 games that have been the longest between plays in our collection and talk a bit about the wonderful tool, FriendlessTools.

That's it, didn't seem like it should take almost an hour, but it did, and I can tell you from editing, it feels like an hour. Feedback is welcomed and always wanted, please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the show, of the contributions of the music choices, anything. We'd love to hear from you.

Have a great week!

Direct download: Week_48_Final.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:17am CDT