The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing

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

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 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

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 CST

Welcome to week 47!! This week I talk a few games, since I actually got to play a game every day this week with the exception of Sunday. 

Carcassonne with Expansions

Islebound

Castles of Burgundy

Seasons

Steampunk Rally

Nevermore

Onirim

Star Realms

Then Joe and Chris from the Carboard Architects podcast join us to talk a bit about games they've been playing from a designer standpoint and why Dominion, Ascension and Star Realms feel too solitarish. 15:44

After that I answer a question from our BGG Guild page about my RPG experience. Thank you Aaron and Stephanie for that question!

Kickstarter:

World's Fair 1893

The Great Dinosaur Rush

Kodama

Only one acquisition this week but it let to a bit of retrospection, Snowdonia.

Question for the listeners and readers:

What is your favorite RPG setting, and what would be your favorite class to play. Or, if you’re more into the independent RPGs like Fiasco and such, what is your favorite RPG system?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/20664649#20664649

Don’t forget, we love feedback and I hope that you all can see that any feedback that we’ve gotten so far we’ve tried to run with and make the show better. I’m thinking of adding bumper music in between segments as that’s something that I’ve always been told is a good thing to do to make the show sound more professional, but that’s not going to be an immediate thing, but I’ll be working on finding the right music to guide us through segments. Also, if anyone, and I mean anyone, wants to contribute, we’d love it. I like making this show with a few more voices than mine and my family, which I need to get back on soon, but they’ve been busy, well most of them have, AnnaBeth has no excuse. Just shoot me a message on Board Game Geek, Twitter, email or smoke signals for that matter. Just let me know. Also, I hate to ask for reviews, but I’d love to see a review or two up on iTunes if folks have the time and feel like they’d like to give us a good review.

But most of all I just want to say, Thank you for listening and we’ll be back next week at the same time, same place. Have a great week!

Direct download: Week_47.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:38am CST

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!!

Direct download: Week_46.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:33am CST

What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing Week 45!!!

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 TroyesDrachenStarkAnimal 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 GalaxiesPandemic The CureCastle 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!!

http://tgikgamesblog.com/

We get some Kickstarter talk about Campaign TrailWorld's Fair 1893The Great Dinosaur Rush. We also talk a little about some upcoming launches as well, ScytheMayday's Crokinole Kickstarter and Morocco.

Then I finish my Spiel preview with 5 more titles to look out for:

Dilluvia Project

Among Nobles

Antarctica

Nippon

Signorie

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!!

Direct download: Week_45.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:23pm CST

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, TroyesDivinare 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.

 

 

Direct download: Week_44_Complete.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:30am CST