The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing

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!

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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 CDT

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 CDT

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.

 

 

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Category:Board Games -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

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 CDT

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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT