The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing

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 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

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 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.

Games:

Mr. Jack

Troyes

Ginkgopolis

6 Nimmt!

Takenoko

Colt Express

Tsuro

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Summoner Wars

Carcassonne

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:

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 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:

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 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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT