Mon, 12 October 2015
What was a light week in gaming, turned out to be a HEAVY week in acquisitions.
Eric kicks us off with a review of the Board Game Stats application on iOS.
Then I talk a bit about the games we've played, not a lot mind you but we did get to play some Lanterns, some Isle of Skye, Star Realms and even an attempt at Game of Thrones The Card Game 2nd Edition.
Kickstarter talk is all about 7th Continent, World's Fair 1893 and The Great Dinosaur Rush.
Then we get into the meat of the program this week which happens to be acquisitions, so be sure to check that out and be sure to not encourage me anymore, this week was pretty big.
Also we close out our talk about Spiel 2015 with a short wrap up of what we saw and the final "Top 10" from the Fairplay website that covers Spiel.
Then Patrick closes us out with a review of the Camel Up app for Android and a bit of talk about what makes conventions special to him, here's a hint, it's not the games.
Reach out to us with any feedback, questions or just to chit chat! We'd love to hear from you!!
Sun, 4 October 2015
Hey everyone, I hope you all enjoyed last week's episode. I'm looking forward to creating more episodes of that length with that much content in the future, but for this week we're back to our 30 minute or so podcast. But that doesn't mean we didn't bring the content, because oh yeah, we brought it again.
This week in games we've been playing I talk about Troyes, DrachenStark, Animal Upon Animal and Isle of Skye,
Joining us this week with their inaugural segment on the show are the two creators of the Cardboard Architects Podcast, Chris Renshall and Joe Brogno. They are going to talk a bit about the games they've been playing, but they are going to talk about those games from a designer point of view, which is something really cool for us here as I'm not a designer. They talk Tiny Epic Galaxies, Pandemic The Cure, Castle Panic and Telestrations.
You can find Chris and Joe on Twitter @TGIKGames and @TheBlueMuzzy and also you can find The Cardboard Architects on Twitter at @cbapodcast. Give 'em a follow but most of all, give them a listen!!
We get some Kickstarter talk about Campaign Trail, World's Fair 1893, The Great Dinosaur Rush. We also talk a little about some upcoming launches as well, Scythe, Mayday's Crokinole Kickstarter and Morocco.
Then I finish my Spiel preview with 5 more titles to look out for:
Then at the 23:23 mark Eric Booth joins us to tell us a little about himself and how board gaming has helped him with his anxiety issues. Fantastic stuff from Eric and I hope to hear more about this in the future.
We wrap up the show by announcing the winner of the Codenames contest, we ended up totaling 258 entries so I thank you all for participating, it was a lot of fun and it really makes me want to run another contest like this in the near future, so keep your ears and eyes peeled!!
Mon, 28 September 2015
I'm not sure I was ready for this. This week's podcast logs in almost at a cool one hour fifteen minutes of awesome board game content.
Patrick Hillier reviews the new Splendor for Android App at the 2:08 mark.
I talk a bit about the games I've been playing, Troyes, Divinare and even some Star Realms.
But in between all that you get my preview of the fantastic World's Fair 1893, which is launching on Kickstarter on September 29th, 2015. My wife Kerensa also joins me to talk a bit about it. That all starts around 8:28 in the podcast.
After that we talk a bit about Kickstarter stuff, and I am joined by Matt Wolfe, the designer of Wombat Rescue and Avalanche at Yeti Mountain. We talk about Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, board game design, his new podcast Game Designers of North Carolina Podcast and some upcoming Spiel titles he is looking forward to, a wonderful interview if I do say so myself. That fun starts at the 25:39 mark.
After that we talk a bit about acquisitions and such, and then Eric Booth joins us to review FFG's new game Forbidden Stars. Eric joins us at the 56:51 point.
After that, I give a handful more Spiel titles I am looking forward to learning more about and seeing. Grand Austria Hotel, Fog of Love, Adventure Land, 1844/1854 and Shakespeare. That starts right around the 1:05:25 mark, yup, over an hour!! :)
Thank you all for listening, I really hope you enjoyed it and I would especially love to get some feedback on this episode, it's a bit different than we normally do, first off it's longer, but secondly, there is a LOT of content from a good group of contributors.
Mon, 21 September 2015
Week 43 is upon us and we're flying solo this week, hopefully that changes next week as I hope to have Gabby and Kerensa on to talk a bit about World's Fair 1893.
But in the meantime I'm talking about games now!! I had a work trip this week that allowed me an evening at a game night at a store in Independence Missouri, The Game Cafe.
Games played this week, Libertalia, Codenames, Five Tribes, Fairy Tale, JurassAttack! and Blood Bowl Team Manager.
Cover Tabletopia, Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, GemPacked Cards and Campaign Trail in our Kickstarter segment.
We start talking a bit about games that we're excited about coming at Spiel this year, I give four titles that I'm excited about this week and we'll keep giving titles until Spiel happens on October 8th.
Also the second week of our Codenames contest is underway, be sure to check out the blog for a photo of the blog this week. The correct answers from last week were Buffalo and Soldier. This week's clue is Outfit:3.
Be sure to email me your answers to email@example.com
Mon, 7 September 2015
What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing Week 41!!! Avalanche at Yeti Mountain Preview, NY 1901 Review
Another game day at Missouri River Regional Library meant lots of games played over the weekend. Labor Day BBQ and swimming on Sunday meant the episode was delayed until Monday, but I hope everyone enjoys it just the same.
We talk Codenames, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Tokaido, Sheriff of Nottingham, Targi and World's Fair 1893(be on the lookout for a preview of that one soon). We also give our preview for Green Couch Games' newest offering Avalanche at Yeti Mountain(8:52) and The Eric Booth returns with a review of New York 1901(18:46).
We talk about a few active Kickstarter projects and a few that are on the near horizon that we should all be keeping a lookout for.
Have a great week everyone!!
Mon, 31 August 2015
Well Week 40 is upon us and on the Podcast this week we preview the upcoming game from Eduardo Baraf and Pencil First Games, GemPacked Cards, even Kerensa, Gabby and AnnaBeth join me to talk about it, my apologies for AnnaBeth, she apparently woke up as we were starting to record and wanted to be heard.
Other games talked about are Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, Villa Paletti, The Magic Labyrinth, Cacao and Murder of Crows.
Kickstarter talk was all about Tabletopia and Dingo's Dreams.
I also give my four rules to abide by while sharing game time or really any time with me.
Also, if interested in providing a voice for the podcast to talk about whatever you want to talk about that is game related, be sure to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week everyone!
Mon, 24 August 2015
It seems it was a two player game kind of week with plays of Twilight Struggle, Targi and Akrotiri all played and discussed.
This week we have a special guest review of the now available from Mayday Games game, Viceroy, from Eric Booth at 11:15.
Lots of Kickstarter discussion including current projects, Dingo's Dreams and the Button Shy Wallet Series. Also lots of talk about what's coming in September!! Next week we'll have our preview out for GemPacked Cards and possibly for Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, although the latter may have to wait until the following week.
Have a great week everyone!!!
Mon, 17 August 2015
Short week of gaming this week, but a long week of gaming work. I've got two interviews for you all in this episode, but first we do talk about some DrachenStark, Castles of Mad King Ludwig and some Star Realms.
I even mention a new Kickstarter that launched this week from Red Raven Games, Dingo's Dreams.
But the meat of this week's podcast are two interviews with a couple of really fantastic people, Ken Grazier and Paul Rogan.
We talk to both about their experiences at this year's GenCon. Ken is kind of a regular and this was Paul's first time.
Ken's Interview starts at the 6:18 mark, and you can hear Paul at the 23:36 mark.
I owe both of these guys a huge thanks and I really do appreciate them taking the time to be interviewed for the show.
Be sure to check them out online.
Paul can be found at http://gaming-rules.com/
Ken can be found at http://geek-craft.com/wordpress/
I'll have more links for them on the blog.
Sun, 9 August 2015
Great week of gaming, including plays of GemPacked Cards, a playtest of a new game from Vital Lacerda, Lisboa, JurassAttack!, Five Tribes, Elysium, Ashes & Castles of Mad King Ludwig. I had Ray and Bern from my local game group join me on Saturday for a few games. Kickstarter news is all about New Bedford, as that's the only thing tickling my Kickstarter acquisition disorder at the moment, but I'm sure that will change any minute.
Kerensa joins me on this podcast to talk for a few minutes as well.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!!
Last week's geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/194653/what-did-you-play-week-832015
Mon, 3 August 2015
Week 36 rolls in with a whimper but goes out with a bit of a roar with 2 games played on Sunday to salvage a gameless week. Touch on GemPacked Cards a bit, but look for a preview for it in the next week or two and we also got in a first play of the game Rokoko, which I thought was a fantastic two player game, hopefully Kerensa felt the same and we'll get it back to the table this week.
Kickstarter talk was all about New Bedford and the lack of Consequential on Kickstarter.
Last but not least I wrap up talking about why I started doing the podcast and blog. In short, I don't know how to do anything the easy way.
Have a great week!!!