The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing (board games)

We are expanding the boundaries of the podcast and it keeps getting better I think, but I am a bit biased I must say. 

This week on the show there is a metric ton of content:

WDYPTW Announcements start us off

AB's Story Cubes 3:09

Kerensa and I talk about our week of gaming 6:44

Rolling America

Patchwork

Mahola

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Qwixx

Patrick talks about his week of gaming and reviews a new app 23:04

Baseball Highlights 2045 

Oh My Goods!

The Evolving Review of Mage Knight from Derek Davis 31:18

Castles of Burgundy

Raptor

Castellion

Mage Knight

My Top 10 of 2015 43:31

Eric Booth Reviews 1:00:00

Glen More

Don't forget to join the guild over on Board Game Geek for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Miniature Market or your local game store of choice!

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101

Have a fantastic week everyone!!!!

Direct download: Week_60.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:23am CST

This week we bring you over an hour of gaming goodness! 

We announce a new contest, join our guild on BGG to be entered! 

https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101

AB's Story Cubes 3:46

Kerensa and I talk 7:45

Patchwork

Wok on Fire

T.I.M.E Stories The Marcy Case

Patrick Catan 28:42

Chris and Joe from The Cardboard Architects 35:35

Derek's Evolving Mage Knight review 41:51

Tiny Epic Western

Mombasa

Inherit the Earth

Eric reviews Fleet Wharfside 54:00

Sit back and relax, let us start out your Monday on a good note!! We've got a lot of good stuff here.

Reviews! We love them, please if you enjoy the show throw us a review up on iTunes, we'd greatly appreciate it, it allows more folks to see and find the show! 

 

Direct download: Week_59.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:18pm CST

Hey we're back, I hope everyone who listened last week enjoyed the show, but we're back to regularly scheduled programming once again. 

AnnaBeth is back with a story

Kerensa and I talk about

Terra

Smart Ass

Concept

Mysterium

Eric is back with a much more impressive What He Played segment than what we had

Fields of Arle

7 Wonders Duel

Viticulture

Ora et Labora

Champions of Midguard

Warhammer Quest: TACG

Patchwork

Derek continues his evolving review of Mage Knight and talks a bit about his 10x10 thoughts.

And Patrick closes us out with a review of the Kingdom Builder app and some other fun stuff. 

Direct download: Week_58_Complete.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:21pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST