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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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
Sun, 4 October 2020
Patrick & Eric catch up after not recording for a while. This episode was recorded on 9/3/2020 and the last episode on 8/8/2020. Since the last episode they have been meeting up and playing games virtually such as:
Topic - House Rules:
Start Player Rules - Patrick's geetlist
Who chooses what games to play?
Direct download: 31_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Catching_up_Rules.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT
Tue, 25 August 2020
Patrick and Eric return to their designer spotlight series - Reiner Knizia
“Reiner Knizia is also criticized that his games are all dry, mathematical affairs, and unfortunately, he can't dodge the bullet completely on this one.” - Some person on BGG
How does theme impact his games?
"Kenizia scoring" i.e. lowest track scores.
Awards and nominations -
"Remember: When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning..."
Direct download: 30_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Patrick_and_Eric_Bow_Tie_one_on.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT
Wed, 1 April 2020
In lieu of playing games lately Patrick & Eric do an Ask Me Anything episode:
Thu, 5 March 2020
Patrick and Eric in the Morning: Episode 23 - Culling
This episode Patrick and Eric discuss latest news and how they chose and cull games from their collection.
Getting ready for Granite Game Summit
Plaid Hat News
What inspires you to cull?
What do you cull?
How do you cull?
Do you pay BGG?
Direct download: 23_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Culling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
Thu, 27 February 2020
This episode Patrick and Eric discuss favorite games played in 2019. Recorded 2/2/2020
Granite Game Summit https://www.granitegamesummit.com/
Direct download: 22-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_-_2019_games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT
Sat, 5 October 2019
Patrick & Eric started to talk about expansions but quickly veered off into discussion about Kickstarter and other topics. Recorded on 10/5/19.
Legends of Sleepy Hollow
Kickstarter CEO Statement
Loanshark Games comments
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
Scott King Calendar
Bag of Spiders
Tower by the Warden
Direct download: 16_-_Patrick_and_Eric_in_the_Morning_Kickstarter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT
Sun, 22 September 2019
Recorded 09/07/2019 - Patrick & Eric discuss their favorite two player games.
Met the listener Nathan Boster
Lost Cities (Rivals) actually 2-4
Ascension (1-4 per BGG)
Two-Player Versions of Existing Games
7 Wonders Duel
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Bohnanza: The Duel
Direct Conflict Games
Magic the Gathering
Star Wars: Destiny
Othello (or Reversi?)
Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)
Hive (made of phenolic resin ie Bakelite)
Mr. Jack / Pocket
Fox in the Forest
Fox in the Forest Duet (upcoming cooperative version)
Circle the Wagons
Ahead in the Clouds
Hollandspiele Interview mentioned
Star Wars X-wing/Armada/Rebellion (2-4)
Star Trek Fleet Captains (2-4)
Blood of an Englishmen
The Ravens of Thri Sahashri
En Guard (Eric needs to play)
Sun, 9 June 2019
Episode 11 the Origins Preview
Recorded on 6/8/19
Lockup: A Roll Player Tale
Giant Rhino Hero
Punchboard Media Meetup - Friday at 9:30 in the Unpub Room A123 - A125
Find out more about Origins at our Cubist Appearance https://youtu.be/xapCi6QNoDQ
@ovethehillier Thur AM-Sunday
@ericbuscemi Wed-Saturday PM
Direct download: 11_Patrick__Eric_in_the_Morning_-_Origins_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EDT
Sun, 12 May 2019
Patrick and Eric start of some spoiler talk about Avengers:Endgame - skip to 8:02 or so to miss this part.
They they talk about growing up and playing games with their mothers and current gaming with their kids and their mothers.
Sun, 21 April 2019
Patrick & Erick continue their discussion of their trip to the Granite Game Summit in Nashua, NH
Lords of Vegas
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
5 minutes dungeon
Sun, 24 March 2019
Patrick and Eric discuss a recent trip to Granite Game Summit board game convention in Nashua, NH. Part one of two.
Sat, 2 February 2019
Patrick and Eric chat about the holidays and then move on to the different types of escape room in a box style games they have played.
Mon, 3 December 2018
The Sweet Spot with Glenn Flaherty :20
The Eric Booth Rants and Reviews 3:18
The App Segment with Patrick Hillier 7:21
The News Segement with Eric Buscemi 19:50
Table Top, The Industry with Cassie Elle 24:12
The Thing with That Is with Chad McCallum 33:06
Heavy Hitters with Joshua Acosta 42:13
Spice It Up with BJ Rozas 52:02
Sun, 25 February 2018
Please join Patrick and Brandon as they sit down and chat with Helaina Cappel & Mark Specter about gaming and their current Kickstarter, Endeavor.
Wed, 19 April 2017
Intro with Eric Buscemi :35
Rules overview with Brandon Kempf 3:54
Tony Miller 8:12
Craig Marks 13:30
Derek Davis 17:56
Blanks by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.
Sun, 16 April 2017
Systems Mastery with Craig Marks 1:37
Learning From and Through Board Games with Jamie Maltman 7:41
Patrick Hillier, the Over the Hillier Gamer 23:48
Mason A Weaver 33:08
Brandon Kempf Babbles 35:27
Sun, 26 March 2017
The Eric Booth Reviews 2:07
Learning From and Through Board Games with Jamie Maltman 6:36
Two Minutes with Travis Hill 17:02
The Rambling Review with Johannes Lindrupsen 19:12
The Highlights & Lowlights with Jessica Wade 28:59
App Stats with Donny Behne 47:14
On the Road with Mason Weaver 56:55
Spotlight On with Eric Buscemi 1:02:02
Kerensa, Gabby & Brandon Babble 1:09:39
Wed, 5 October 2016
Join us, as Patrick and Mason sit down and talk with the wonderful Crystal Pisano!
Wed, 7 September 2016
Welcome to another edition of the Conversation Thing, this week your hosts Brandon and Patrick sit down and talk with Clay Ross, the brains behind Capstone Games.
Be sure to give us feedback, we love hearing from listeners and any advice is always taken to heart.
Reviews, we love them and would love to see more over on iTunes, the more reviews we get over there, the more people will notice our little podcast and more fantastic guests like Clay we can get on the show.
Thank you all for listening!!
Mon, 16 May 2016
You know that whole hour to an hour and a half thing I said, forget about it, there is no way I would drop this episode down to that time frame, I wouldn't get to share everything that's fantastic about this show!! We're packed, we're loaded and we're ready to rock! We talk a lot of Haba in this episode, but we talk a lot of other fantastic games too as you'll see in the notes!!
AnnaBeth's Story Cubes 2:41
A Conversation with Lea Culliton, President of Haba USA 9:24
Mike Risley 50:18
Kerensa, Gabby and Brandon 56:30
The Eric Booth Reviews 1:17:57
Jessica's Highlights and Lowlights 1:29:40
Derek Davis' Evolving Review 1:45:26
Walkthrough Talkthrough 1:56:09
Patrick's Over the Hillier 2:15:42
Kerensa's Closing Dedication 2:22:43