Mon, 3 May 2021
As part of their favorite designer series Patrick and Eric this time chose to discuss Friedemann Friese.
Tue, 9 March 2021
Patrick and Eric discuss "Abstract Games"
“Abstract” from BGG:
"Abstract game" often refers to games of perfect information with alternating turns and no randomness; usually for 2 players. e.g. Chess or Go.
It is also often used to refer to a game without a theme (regardless of the game mechanics). E.g. Backgammon or Tantrix.
It is also often used to refer to games that are "mostly" perfect information and "mostly" lacking in theme (leading to even more confusion and disagreement about whether a given game is an "abstract game" or not).
Abstracts with Theme:
Abstracts with Luck:
Abstracts with Theme and Luck:
Direct download: 36_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Abstracts.mp3
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Thu, 18 February 2021
Patrick and Eric discuss favorite Racing Games
They start up talking about growing up watching real racing.
Long Shot: The Dice Game
Long Shot the Original
Power Boats (remade as Powerships)
Missippi Queen (steam paddleboats)
Granite Game Summit show 3/13/21 at 11:00am
Direct download: 35_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Racing_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
Tue, 2 February 2021
Patrick & Eric in the Morning Episode #34 - Catching Up
Recorded Sunday 1/24
Granite Game Summit 2021 - VIRTUAL
Patrick & Eric in the Morning - Live Show Saturday 3/13/2021 - Cartographers and maybe other roll and writes.
Three Sisters is a strategic roll and write from designers Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback.
Three Sisters is a backyard farming roll and write. Three Sisters is named after the Indigenous agricultural technique that is still widely used today. Three different crops—in this case, pumpkins, corn, and beans—are planted close together. Corn provides a lattice for beans to climb. The beans bring in nitrogen from the air into the soil, and the squash provides a natural mulch ground cover helping to reduce weeds and keep pests away.
The player sheets have several areas: Your field, divided into six zones, each containing the three crop types, and various other areas related to additional actions you can take: Fruits and flowers, beehives, and a shed with tools that have special abilities.
All the crops, fruits, flowers, and hives are represented by mini-tracks. The areas are interconnected to other elements in the game, giving you bonuses along the way. Many crops generate goods that are used to unlock bonus actions. Advancing on all of these tracks offers various amounts of points, advancements, and bonuses.
So basically combo driven roll and write that is a spiritual successor to Fleet Dice coming to KS March 9.
Direct download: 034_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Catching_Up.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 9:30am EDT
Sun, 10 January 2021
A sort of Patrick & Eric in the Morning episode - but this episode we invited on Charles from the Things of No Interest Blog to discuss the 31 games released on Board Game Arena during the month of December.
12/01: Thurn & Taxis, from Andreas Seyfarth & Karen Seyfarth, 2006 Spiel des Jahres
12/02: Welcome to… / Welcome to New Vegas, from Alexis Allard & Benoît Tupin
12/03: 99, public domain
12/04: Flaming Pyramids, designed by Norbert Abel
12/05: Small Islands, designed by Alexis Allard
12/06: Map Maker, designed by Louis Lafair, Joshua Lafair, Becca Lafair
12/07: Solo Whist, public domain
12/08: Kami, adapted from Goïta Shogi
12/09: Luxor, from Rüdiger Dorn, 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominee
12/10: Hungarian Tarokk, public domain
12/11: Cacao, from Phil Walker-Harding, 2015 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
12/12: Piraten Kapern, from Haim Shafir
12/13: Off the Rails, from Andrew Platt, Stuart Platt
12/14: Connect 6, from Professor I-Chen Wu
12/15: Spades, public domain
12/16: Saint Petersburg, from Bernd Brunnhofer, 2004 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
12/17: Cribbage, from Sir John Suckling
12/18: Yokai, from Julien Griffon
12/19: Quantik, from Nouri Khalifa, from Gigamic’s Classic game line
12/20: Nanga Parbat, from Steve Finn
12/21: Oh-Seven, from Alex Weldon
12/22: Bandido, from Martin Nedergaard Andersen
12/23: Concept, from Gaëtan Beaujannot & Alain Rivollet, 2014 SdJ Nominee
12/24: Haiclue, from Will Leaf
12/25: Via Magica, from Paolo Mori, reimplementation of Rise of Augustus
12/26: Martian Dice, from Scott Almes
12/27: Dungeon Roll, from Chris Darden
12/28: Con Sonar!, from Christian Boutin
12/29: Big Time Soccer, from Andrew S. Fischer
12/30: Forbidden Island, from Matt Leacock, 2011 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
12/31: Klaverjassen, public domain
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