Sun, 27 December 2015
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: 11:00pm EDT
Sun, 20 December 2015
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.
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Survive! Escape from Atlantis
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: 10:32pm EDT
Mon, 14 December 2015
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
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: 12:56am EDT
Mon, 7 December 2015
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:
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)
Rise of Augustus
El Grande Big Box
Best Treehouse Ever
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: 12:21am EDT