What Did You Play This Week Productions

This episode is an audio capture of a recent appearance of Patrick and Eric on BJ's Boardgame Gumbo Facebook live talk show.

https://www.facebook.com/boardgamegumbo/

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Episode 17

Patrick & Eric discuss favorite and less than ideal board game expansions.

Board Game Gumbo upcoming show www.facebook.com/boardgamegumbo Tuesday 10/29/19 at 9:30 EST.

Meeple Overboard sent out a tweet asking for your top 5 expansions. Their response was that they had only played one of mine - so I guess we need to talk about them here.  

Discuss Extensions vs Expansions, Expand alone (such as Ticket to Ride Europe)

Patrick:

  • Power Grid: any map. More of the best game ever.
  • Pandemic: On the Brink added roles & play modes.
  • Ticket to Ride: USA 1910. Bigger cards & more routes
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue Urban Structures & 2nd Story. More options & characters & tokens.
  • Lord of Vegas UP
  • Wits and Wagers - Vegas playmat - expands  Wits & Wagers Party 

Eric:

  • Marvel: Legendary -- Most of them, as the base game is FAR too easy without any of the expansion masterminds.
  • Jamaica: The Crew -- Actually makes the game easier to teach as it simplifies the treasures.
  • Raiders of the North Sea: Hall of Heroes -- Love the addition of the mead hall, great for adding a little extra to the game.
  • Sprawlopolis: Beaches -- Love the added spatial restrictions and that it makes the city a bit bigger.
  • Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport -- Basically, the blueprint for how to make a good expansion. Adds interesting decisions without adding too much complexity and very little rules overhead.
  • Clank -- New maps are great if you play a lot. Keeps the game from getting stale.
  • Summoner Wars -- But this gets away from the true meaning of expansions, as any two factions play standalone. This is more of the serialized LCG content model.

Mixed Bag:

  • Kingdomino: Age of Giants -- Like the additional scoring bonuses, meh on the actual Giants
  • King of Tokyo: Power Up -- Yay, the monsters are now all unique! Boo, now some of them seem much stronger than others!
  • Carcassonne: The Catapult - stupid fun
  • El Grande - King and Intrigue are for experienced players only

Dislike:

  • 7 Wonders: Leaders -- I don’t feel this adds enough to the game to justify the extra draft in the beginning of the game.
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets -- I love the base game, but it doesn’t need this extra stuff. Tracking swans isn’t adding fun to the game.
  • Can't Stop: Rolling down the highway - why does this need to exist?

Francis Tresham memorial

Direct download: 17_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Expansions.mp3
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Patrick & Eric started to talk about expansions but quickly veered off into discussion about Kickstarter and other topics.  Recorded on 10/5/19.

 

CMON

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/cmon-time-machine

 

Legends of Sleepy Hollow

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow/description

 

Campaign update - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow/posts/2627484

 

Giga-Robo

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2115086518/giga-robo/description

 

Sovereign Skies

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deepwatergames/sovereign-skies-0/description

 

Kickstarter CEO Statement

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a35jpg/heres-what-the-ceo-of-kickstarter-said-to-creators-about-firing-union-organizers

 

Loanshark Games comments

http://lonesharkgames.com/2019/10/02/lone-shark-games-statement-about-kickstarter/

 

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mojitostudios/cleopatra-and-the-society-of-architects

 

Scott King Calendar

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th3rdworld/2020-gaming-calendar

 

Pododplege

https://www.podpledge.com/home

 

KOFI

https://ko-fi.com/

 

Wavelength 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alxhague/wavelength/description

 

Puzzlebitz

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flyingsheep/breaking-kickstarter-puzzle-blitz

 

Break Kickstarter: Soup!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th3rdworld/break-kickstarter-soup

 

Bag of Spiders

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamegeekninja/break-kickstarter-bag-of-spiders-8-games-of-spider-y-fun/description



Tower by the Warden

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brokenrulergames/the-tower-2

 

Wendy’s RPG

https://www.feastoflegends.com/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=feastoflegends

 

Eric: @ericbuscemi

Patrick: @overthehillier

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Recorded 09/07/2019 - Patrick & Eric discuss their favorite two player games.

Met the listener Nathan Boster

Favorites

Targi

Patchwork

Akrotiri

Lost Cities

Lost Cities (Rivals) actually 2-4

Star Realms

Ascension (1-4 per BGG)

Jaipur

Cribbage

 

Two-Player Versions of Existing Games

 

7 Wonders Duel

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small

Imhotep Duel

Kingdomino Duel

Codenames Duet

Bohnanza: The Duel

 

Direct Conflict Games

Magic the Gathering

Summoner Wars

Dice Masters

Star Wars: Destiny

Pixel Tactics

Exceed

Battle Con

 

Abstract

Othello (or Reversi?)

Chess

Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)

Go 

 

The Duke

War Chest

Hive (made of phenolic resin ie Bakelite)

Onitama

SHOBU

Tak

Santorini




Asymmetrical

 

Android: Netrunner

Skulk Hollow

Fugitive

Mr. Jack / Pocket

Getaway Driver

Raptor

 

Card Games

Fox in the Forest

Fox in the Forest Duet (upcoming cooperative version)

Circle the Wagons

Ahead in the Clouds

Sprawlopolis

Herotech

 

Epic

Hollandspiele Interview mentioned 

Twilight Struggle

Star Wars X-wing/Armada/Rebellion (2-4)

Star Trek Fleet Captains (2-4)

 

Asymmetrical

Android NetRunner

Skulk Hollow 

Mr. Jack

Blood of an Englishmen

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri 

Getaway Driver

Raptor

 

Hidden Gems

Morels

Longhorn

En Guard (Eric needs to play)

Odin’s Ravens

Direct download: 15_two_player_games2.mp3
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Patrick and Eric return to discuss

Roll and Write, Rando Writers, or Flipp and Fills whatever you may call them.

Games discussed

Spare Time Bowling

Yahtzee

Scattergories

Pictionary

Qwixx

Ganz schön clever

Dizzle (Brandon Kempf review mentioned)

Tag City

Avenue / Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

Welcome To…

Chroma Cubes

Rolled West

Clip Cut Parks

30 Rails

Railroad Ink

Castles of Burgundy the Dice Game

La Granja: No Siesta

Corinth

Imperial Settlers

Kingdomino Dice Game

Copenhagen: Roll & Write

Brikks

Bloxx

Pentathlon (link to Dale Yu’s write up)

Rolling Japan/America

Qwinto

Knapp Daneben! (Close to the Mark!)

Criss Cross (jump jump)

 

Direct download: 14_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Rando.mp3
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Flashback episode with the return of:

Rory's Story Cubes

Jamie Maltman

The Valiant Variant by Carl & Ali

Vs Spencer Kellis

That Thing With by Chad McCallum

The Spotlight On Segment by Eric Buscemi

Direct download: WDYPTW_Very_Special_Flashback_Episode_Final.mp3
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Patrick & Eric recap their trip to Origins 2019 focusing on hits and misses as a follow up to their preview issue 011.

Patrick


Hit: Rolled West

Miss: Naga Raja

Eric:

Hit: Copenhagen

Miss: Letter Jam Demo

Patrick

Hit: Slide Quest

Miss: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein

Eric:

Hit: Lockup: A Roll Player Tale

Miss: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein

Shared hit. Semi-regular Power Grid - Brazilian Map with Jon and Emily Detmer and Daniel Newman.

Patrick's Power Grid blog

Eric's Origin's Recap 

Direct download: 13_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Origns_Recap.mp3
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In episode 12 - Patrick and Eric talk about what they do when they host a game day.  Everything from invites, to snacks to of course what games to play.

Direct download: 12_Patrick_and_Erick_in_the_Morning_-_Hosting_a_game_day.mp3
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Episode 11 the Origins Preview

Recorded on 6/8/19

Games discussed:

Pipeline

7 Souls

Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky

Lockup: A Roll Player Tale

Dead Man's Cabal

The Few and Cursed

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep

Copenhagen

Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein

UBOOT: The Board Game

Oceans

Dark Domains

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Imaginarium

Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal

Homebrewers

Medium

LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game

Letter Jam

Snail Sprint!

Giant Rhino Hero

Rival Networks

Mississippi Queen

Punchboard Media Meetup - Friday at 9:30 in the Unpub Room A123 - A125

Find out more about Origins at our Cubist Appearance https://youtu.be/xapCi6QNoDQ

@ovethehillier Thur AM-Sunday

@ericbuscemi Wed-Saturday PM

Direct download: 11_Patrick__Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Origins_Preview.mp3
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Patrick and Eric start of some spoiler talk about Avengers:Endgame - skip to 8:02 or so to miss this part.  

They they talk about growing up and playing games with their mothers and current gaming with their kids and their mothers.

Direct download: 10_WDYPTW_Patrick__Eric_-_Mothers_Day.mp3
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Patrick & Erick continue their discussion of their trip to the Granite Game Summit in Nashua, NH

Saturday

Lords of Vegas

Tag City

Quacks

Seeland

Tokyo Highway

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Qwirkle

Just One

Sunday

5 minutes dungeon

Rococo

Direct download: 09_Patrick_and_Eric_G2S_Part_2.mp3
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Patrick and Eric discuss a recent trip to Granite Game Summit board game convention in Nashua, NH. Part one of two.

 

Games Discussed:

  • Cribbage
  • Piepmatz
  • Chai
  • War Chest
  • Handsome
  • Jamaica
  • Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
  • Burgle  Bros
  • High Rise
  • Vikings
  • Kings Cribbage
  • Las Vegas
  • The Magnificent Race
Direct download: Patrick__Eric_in_the_Morning_08_G2S_Part1.mp3
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Patrick & Eric use Sturgeon's Law that 90% of everything is crap to talk about just about everything but board games.

Direct download: Patrick__Eric_in_the_Moring_Episode_07_Sturgeons_Law.mp3
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Glen discusses errata; Seal Team Flicks, Whistle Stop, and Pandemic Anniversary Edition.

Joshua discusses heavy hitters he is excited for in 2019.

Age of Steam Deluxe, On Mars, Snowdownia Master Set, Escape Plan, Pax Premier, Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea, Roads and Boats reprint, Food Chain Magnate Ketchup Expansion, Dominant Species: Marine 

Chad returns discussing his thoughts on Gen 7.

Direct download: The_Shuffle_Episode_05.mp3
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Patrick and Eric chat about the holidays and then move on to the different types of escape room in a box style games they have played.

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