What Did You Play This Week Productions

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

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, LibertaliaCodenamesFive TribesFairy TaleJurassAttack! and Blood Bowl Team Manager

Cover TabletopiaAvalanche at Yeti MountainGemPacked 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 wdyptw@gmail.com

Direct download: Week_43.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:04am CST

Alright, Week 42 is here and we've got a lot to talk about in this 30 minute podcast, yup, we've got two guests and we still managed to hit the 30 minute mark!!

We talk a lot of gaming with plays of Baseball Highlights 2045, Neuroshima Hex, Akrotiri, DrachenStark & Seasons!

Patrick Hillier throws his hat in the ring with a review of the Android app, Pandemic at the 15:49 mark.

Eric Booth talks a little bit about theme or rather, he talks a bit about why the "Pasted on Theme" argument is kind of a copout for reviewers at the 21:59 mark.

And there is a contest starting this week for a copy of the newest hotness from CGE, Codenames

Okay, so, since I was antsy, I ended up getting an extra copy of Codenames and what better way to celebrate my disorders than by giving away the unopened, brand spanking new hotness from Czech Games Editions. So what I’ve done is this, I’ve taken a photo of a game board which I will post on the blog and I am going to give clues this week and the next two weeks. What I want you all to do is email me the words that you believe will match up with the clue to wdyptw@gmail.com. Each correct guess will get you an entry into the contest. After three weeks, I’ll put all the entries into a bowl, or a random number generator, whichever works easier, and we’ll get a winner and they’ll get a brand new copy of Codenames. This contest will be open to everyone who wants to enter and I will cover shipping here in the United States, outside the United States I will cover the first $10 in shipping and if you want the game, you cover the rest and we’ll send it your way. I know, that sucks, but unless I figure out that shipping for it won’t be too bad I’m going to have to ask for a bit of help. This one is going to sell out, and sell out fast, I know that Cool Stuff Inc and Miniature Market both are out of copies so hopefully we can make some listener pretty happy and get them this wonderful game.

You gotta listen for the clue and check out the photo on the blog at www.wdyptw.wordpress.com

Have a great week!!! 

 

Direct download: Week_42.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:13am CST

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 LudwigTokaidoSheriff of NottinghamTargi 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!!

Direct download: Week_41.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

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 MountainVilla PalettiThe Magic LabyrinthCacao 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 wdyptw@gmail.com

Have a great week everyone!

Direct download: Week_40.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:21am CST

It seems it was a two player game kind of week with plays of Twilight StruggleTargi 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.

https://twitter.com/EricBooth

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!!!

Direct download: Week_39.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:30am CST

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 DrachenStarkCastles 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.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/dingos-dreams-city-of-iron-2nd-edition

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.

www.wdyptw.wordpress.com

Direct download: Week_38.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:10am CST

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!!

www.wdyptw.wordpress.com

Last week's geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/194653/what-did-you-play-week-832015

Direct download: Week_37.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 11:57pm CST

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!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/new-bedford-the-game-of-historic-whaling-and-town

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144344/rococo

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171779/gempacked-cards

https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/194272/what-did-you-play-last-week-7272015

Direct download: Week_36.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:28am CST

Week 35 rolls in with all the vengeance of a summer that feels as if it were scorned or not taken seriously, man it's been hot. 

Not a whole lot of gaming even though we did have a meetup this past week, but we are gearing up for GenCant and I was the guest on the Docking Bay 94 Podcast and had a fantastic time talking with Jason and Jason, along with learning a bit about podcasting. 

GenCant Links!

http://www.gencant.com/

http://db94podcast.co/2015-gen-cant-giveaway-rules#FsT1IKfhZ820XYD6.01

http://lowplayercount.com/gencant-solo-challenge/

 

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/193707/gencantsolocon-2015

Also talked a bit about the origin of the podcast, here's the subscription link to the weekly geeklist and thread, please join in the conversation if you want, we'd love to have you join in.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4115320

Direct download: Week_35.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:15am CST