The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing

Welcome to Week 62 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing and welcome to February and a new beginning. We have joined the Pathological Nerdcasters Network be sure to visit the page and show everyone some love over there! Thank you to Jason Hancock for the invite! Looks like a great group of folks to network with and work with to make each other a bit better every week. 


3:48  Patrick kicks us off this week, thought we'd do something a bit different this week just kind of due to things that happen to us all. So no review this week from Patrick, just a little life talk. Also I do mention Paul Leoncavallo and his current fund raising efforts for Home Away Boston, please check them out here -->

5:54 AnnaBeth's Story Cubes

11:12 Teach the Game-Patchwork

16:22 Kerensa and I Talk Games


Survive! Escape from Atlantis

Deck Building The Deck Building Game

Carson City Big Box



33:56 Eric Eats Crow

Fleet Wharfside

38:31 Kickstarter Talk



Thief's Market


42:52 Chris and Joe The Cardboard Architects

Burgle Bros

Imperial Assault

XenoShyft Onslaught

1st and Goal

Marvel Legendary



48:33 Acquisitions


Royal Palace


Xenon Profiteer

Wyatt Earp


Glen More

49:58 2015 Listener/Reader/Friend WDYPTW GotY

51:10 Evolving Review

Wir Sind das Volk

Spell Saga

Mage Knight

1:01:32 Contest Winner Announcement

Please let us know what you think of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast, review us on iTunes, email me or any of the contributors and give us some feedback. 

Thank you all for listening, have a great week!



Direct download: Week_62_-_2.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT

Week 61!! This is the last podcast reminder to go and join our Board Game Geek Guild for a chance at the $25 gift certificate to Miniature Market! Also go and vote on the 2015 WDYPTW Game of the Year while you are there. 

Alright, the good stuff!

AB's Story Cubes 2:23

Derek's Evolving Mage Knight review. Plus:

Dungeon Petz

Voyages of Marco Polo

Beasty Bar

Star Trek Frontiers

Brandon Solo:


Kingdom Builder

House of Borgia

Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game

Wok on Fire


Kerensa and I

Fog of Love

Pandemic Legacy

Kickstarter Preview! 40:52


Patrick Reviews Apps 50:38

El Grande

Power Grid


Eric Booth Reviews 58:19


Reminder to other podcasts out there, we do have room for a couple more bumpers if you want to throw them my way. I like adding them to the show and like I said, it gives us a bit of bumper stuff between our segments to make us sound just a little bit professional. Thank you to all of you who have thrown them my way!

Direct download: Week_61.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

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



Castles of Mad King Ludwig


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



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!

Have a fantastic week everyone!!!!

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

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

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

AB's Story Cubes 3:46

Kerensa and I talk 7:45


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


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 CDT

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


Smart Ass



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

Fields of Arle

7 Wonders Duel


Ora et Labora

Champions of Midguard

Warhammer Quest: TACG


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 CDT

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.


Mr. Jack



6 Nimmt!


Colt Express


Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Summoner Wars


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:


Survive! Escape From Atlantis

Russian Railroads

Castles of Burgundy

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

Isle of Skye

The Bloody Inn


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!

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:


6 Nimmt!

Imperial Assault

Roll for the Galaxy


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


Buying guide games:


7 Wonders Duel


Tiny Epic Galaxies

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


San Juan


Rise of Augustus



El Grande Big Box




7 Wonders

Best Treehouse Ever




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


6 Nimmt



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


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