Mon, 30 March 2015
Alright, slow week of gaming so a quick 19 minute episode this week, but it's got some good things in there I think even if it is shorter.
Only two games got to the table this week, Volt:Robot Battle Arena and The Phantom Society. I give a brief overview of both of these. I talk a bit about Kickstarter, nothing new tempted me, but I did keep following Mistfall and I am enjoying watching Best Treehouse Ever just keep climbing.
I do also mention a new podcast to be watching for from friend, Travis Hill. It's called Low Player Count and it's going to be a podcast all about solo and two player games, can't wait for that one to drop. Keep an eye out for it around Sunday of next week.
Also mention our Board Game Twitter Fantasy Baseball league which I am so going to win this year, and you'll all get to hear a little about it as the season goes I'm sure, but be sure to mention to Anthony from Cardboard Jungle that his team looks pretty bad this year.
The Phantom Society-https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/142197/phantom-society
Best Treehouse Ever Kickstarter-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005228768/best-treehouse-ever-by-scott-almes-and-green-couch
Rahdo Runs Through Kickstarter-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855928930/rahdo-runs-through-year-four?ref=nav_search
Follow the Board Game Twitter Fantasy Baseball League on Twitter by following the tag #BGTLeague
Sun, 22 March 2015
Week 18 starts with a bang, don’t forget the contest!! Enter at firstname.lastname@example.org Played some fantastic new games this week and a fantastic old favorite.
Start with playing some Thunder Alley at the church meetup on Monday night, had a great time with that game. Then on Thursday I helped with a Millenial Program at the public library and taught a game of Black Fleet. Saturday got in a couple plays of Tzaar, fantastic abstract that I lost horribly and a game of Ginkgopolis which is easily Top 3 material for me, if not number 1. Sunday we closed out the weekend with some Flying Monkeys and some Pitchcar with the girls.
Talk a bit about a Weigh Loss Challenge over on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/189001/bgg-weight-loss-challenge
Also touch on some acquisitions and Kickstarter. Picked up a copy of Rokoko and then backed the fantastic Best Treehouse Ever. Also discussed a bit about Mistfall and Wir Sind das Volk.
Pertinent What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing links:
Guild on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101
Blog Site: https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/
What Did You Play This Week Subscription Thread on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/456454/what-did-you-play-weekend-wdyptw-subscriptiondiscu/page/1
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wdyptw?ref=hl
Sun, 15 March 2015
Well, we've made it to week 17! This week was a light week as far as gaming goes, but I did do some work on the blog, getting it up to snuff so to speak and we released our first Kickstarter preview. This one for Best Treehouse Ever from Green Couch Games and Scott Almes, be sure to check out our preview on Board Game Geek and also over on our blog, and if it sounds interesting to you be sure to check the Kickstarter which is launching on March 20th!
My wife and daughters joined me to talk a little bit this week so if the format is a bit wonky, that's because I'm trying to teach myself how to do add in guests that use pre-recorded material, so I apologise if things get repeated a bit as that'll happen when we have 3 different recording sessions. Mostly we talk about Best Treehouse Ever and Downfall of Pompeii. But be sure to listen as AnnaBeth gives her favorite game, it came as a shock to me to say the least.
Don't forget the contest we are running for a copy of Sheriff of Nottingham, just email me your favorite "gotcha" moment from your gaming life. You can email me an audio file of you telling the story or you can send it in text as well. Send submissions via email to email@example.com
And now the links!
Project Dreamscape: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undine/project-dreamscape-a-dream-chaining-card-game
Heavy Cardboard Geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/188562/heavy-cardboard-2015-what-were-looking-forward-che/page/1?
Mike Selinker 100 Games Geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/188490/100-games-you-absolutely-positively-must-know-how/page/1?
Mon, 9 March 2015
Game Day @ MRRL!!
Played lots of games this weekend, mostly due to our quarterly game day that we host at the public library in town. Games mentioned and talked about include, King of New York, Coup, Camel Up, Castles of Burgundy, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, X-Com, Medina and Red 7.
Also reveal that we'll be doing a preview podcast next week for Best Treehouse Ever from Scott Almes and Green Couch Games. A little clue, it's a fantastic family card drafting game where you are building a dream treehouse. Look for the podcast preview next week along with a new podcast of course.
Contest Contest Contest!!!!! We announce our Sheriff of Nottingham contest running from now until April 1st, we'll announce winners on the April 6th podcast. All we want you to do is submit to us your favorite "Gotcha" moment you've had in gaming. Submit it via email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Either as an audio file or as a written story!! This one is going to ship free to CONUS folks, otherwise I'll go ahead and pay the first $15 in shipping should the winner be anywhere else in the world.
Sun, 1 March 2015
Light week of gaming so I try to make up for it by talking a bit later in the podcast about some board game video content creators that I enjoy and follow.
We did play a few games, Tajemnicze Domostwo aka Mysterium, Castles of Mad King Ludwig and Can't Stop.
Talked a bit about a couple of Kickstarter projects that I am backing, first up the Meeple Syrup Kickstarter and then Between Two Cities from Stonemaier Games.
Contest coming next week for a copy of Sheriff of Nottingham so get ready for that. And I do mention wanting to plan a sort of virtual Game Day on Board Game Arena sometime around the week of March 23rd possibly.
Meeple Syrup Show Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/673196292/meeple-syrup-show
Between Two Cities Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/between-two-cities