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Podcast about all things Board Game related, from design through to sales and of course enjoying all that cardboard goodness!

Latest Episodes

Deduction games, Funkoverse, Fall and Fun!

Covering Deduction games and the right kind of crowd to play them with, We get the Funkoverse Strategy Game on the table, Alex has an entry for our Boardgame Roadshow and so much more!

75 MIN19 hours ago
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Deduction games, Funkoverse, Fall and Fun!

Space Empires, Western Legends, Bosk, and TWO new Segments Debut!

Intro Banter - This is the (mostly) unscripted intro to the show! We catch up, play games, talk about games that perhaps did not make the main show, and just gab, Welcome! General Genre’ - We look at a sample selection of games by Genre’ or theme, taking note of mechanics and briefly explaining the titles to give them light. Sharing enough detail to cover skimming the surface and just a little below on each title. Larry (Theme; Space) - Space Empires 4X BY GMT Games, Xia Legends of Drift System By Far Off Games, Among The Stars By Artipa Games Alex (Theme; Western) - Western Legends by Kolossal Games, Great Western Trail by eggertspiele, Shadows of Brimstone by Flying Frog Alex Hon Mention: Doomtown Reloaded by AEG, Bang! By dV Giochi, Colt Express By Asmodee Conventional wisdom - convention going ons. That Time of The Year- Games themed for a certain time of the year! Fall Season: Bosk By Floodgate Games Arboretum Board Game By Renegade Games Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition By Zman Games Shelf or Table? - In this series we will examine the phenomena of collecting board games. Each segment we will look at one facet of this integral part of our lives in depth. This Episode: We kick off the series with: How do you know if you are a collector, or just own a few board games to play with friends, what’s the difference, and where to go from here? Links: Podstudio1 BGG Van Ryder Games Fantasy Flight Games Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit and support them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Wind Fish Limbo / by Yoann Turpin Original Song: Player Select, Song of Awakening From the Album - Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed Original Composers - Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano Project Page - http://sirens.ocremix.org

65 MIN2 weeks ago
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Space Empires, Western Legends, Bosk, and TWO new Segments Debut!

Episode 49 - Super Good lists are back! Also Warehouse 13 The Board Game First Impressions

Intro Banter: Alex has TWO things on his mind and shares them both! First Impressions – We talk about the first time with a title, from the acquisition to the first look, to the first play and deliver thoughts in writing and on the show. This episode: Warehouse 13 The Board Game by Infinite Dreams Gaming Conventional wisdom - Convention going ons. Getting In the Box (Bringing It Home) - What brings us to the games that we buy and play. Not just Good, but SUPER Good - Top 3 lists themed by genre. This episode Narrative based games. Alex: Arkham Horror LCG Gloomhaven / Imperial Assault T.I.M.E. Stories HON Mention: Legacy of Dragonholt Tales of Aribian Nights Mansions of Madness 2 Larry: Detective City of Angels by Van Ryder Games Sentinels of the Multiverse by Greater than Games Legacy of DragonHolt By Fantasy Flight Games Larry Hon Mention: The City of Kings by The City of Games The 7th Continent by Serious Poulp Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande Games Alex: Coldwater Crown by Bellwether Games Games: Mapmaker - The Gerrymandering game By Go! Games, Lafair Family Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG Rio Grande Games Van Ryder Games Fantasy Flight Games Asmodee Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Ragnarok Online Sun Ra/ by Anthony Lofton, Joshua Morse Original Song: Higher than the Sun From the Game: Ragnarok online

67 MINSEP 15
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Episode 49 - Super Good lists are back! Also Warehouse 13 The Board Game First Impressions

Episode 48 Cracking good conversation (and elbows!)

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with the goings on and Larry tries to survive a case of creaky elbow! Game Life (Special Podcast Edition) - We talk about the reality of hobby boardgaming integrating into our everyday lives. Where we are, where we have been, and where we want to go, in gaming, and Podcast life! Games: Boss Monster by Brotherwise Games Welcome To by Deep Water Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG Brotherwise Games Renegade Games Studio Rio Grande Games Blue Orange Games Van Ryder Games Thunderworks Games Fantasy Flight Games Asmodee Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Staff Roll (WIP 3)/ by Daniel James Gagnon From the Album: Skies Of Arcadia: Arcadia Legends Project Site: http://arcadia.ocremix.org/

54 MINSEP 1
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Episode 48 Cracking good conversation (and elbows!)

Episode 47 Oh Yes we GenCan!

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with the goings on and aftermath of GenCAN season! Late to the Party: We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing. Arkham Horror LCG GenCan’t Recap: Alex and Larry talk about their favorite things about the get together. GenCant Coverage: Recorded Live at GamePoint Cafe in Nashville on Aug 2nd! Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Pulsar 2849 By CGE Alex: Planet By Blue Orange Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe GenCant Games: Detective City of Angels By Vanryder Games Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition By Zman Games The Masters Trials By AEG Helionox By Mr. B Games Zombicide Invader By CMON Space Corp By GMT Games Days of Ire By Mighty Boards Nights of Fire By Mighty Boards Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : When Two Worlds Meet / by Jorito, Earth Kid From the Album: Chronopolis:Music inspired by Chrono Cross Original Song: Termina: Another Project Site: http://chronopolis.ocremix.org/ Original Composer - Yasonuri Mitsuda

75 MINAUG 15
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Episode 47 Oh Yes we GenCan!

The Outer Rim of Gencon

This Episode Summer of Games II rolls on as we get the Hot new title Outer Rim from Fantasy flight on the table, spend time talking about the biggest summer board game convention in the US GenCon, and so much more!

50 MINAUG 1
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The Outer Rim of Gencon

Blackberry Summer II Featuring Detective Cit of Angels

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with board game happenings in the hectic summer! Taking off the lid - What's in the Box (Un-boxing). This Episode Larry opens up the wonderful Detective City of Angels from Van Ryder Games! Conventional wisdom - convention going ons: Aug. 1-4: Gen Con 2019 – Indianapolis, IN Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN Aug. 2-4: Comic Con Honolulu – Honolulu, HI Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Aug. 16-18: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI Location: La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA Coulee Con is a tabletop gaming convention held in La Crosse, WI. We interpretgaming broadly as including board games, collectible card games, role playinggames, miniatures, live action role playing, video games, and puzzles. Our mottois: Bringing Gamers Together. We aim to celebrate and connect the gaming community.Friday and Saturday feature tournaments, open gaming, and special events. Sundayhas an added focus on families with reduced admission and family-focused games. Aug. 24-25: Tabletop Scotland – Perth, Scotland Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland. 2 day board, card & RPG convention. 2018 was our first year and we had 27 differentexhibitors (4 retailers with the rest being publishers and crafters who make tabletoprelated items). We expect that to increase to over 40 in 2019. We had 14 tables of RPGsrunning in 5 slots over the weekend. We expect that to increase to 20 in 2019. We have500 seats for open play / demos of board games. We are planning to increase that to1, 000 in 2019. We hosted a 3 seminars in 2018 on accessibility, game design and a panelshow. We're aiming to have a lot more in 2019 including topics like RPG design, worlddesign, art (including a showing of Eye Of The Beholder : D&D Art movie) and more. Design Lab - We speak about the mechanics of game design and tackle some common issues at a really deep level. Usually speaking with an established publisher/Designer! Without giving too much away Alex and Larry talk about Alex’s recent submission to the Button Shy Games Contest 2019!! Under the Hood: We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean. This Episode: Roll and Writes! Summer of Games Family Reunion - We Quiz our Gaming Family as to their Super Good top three ultimate Summer family games are! This episode we hear from Dustin Crouch and Cain Myers of Breaking Teeth Games! Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Dice Throne (Season 1 or 2) By Roxley Game Laboratory Alex: Elysium By Space Cowboys Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe Steve Jackson Games Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Knuckles' Chaotix "Dreams of Summer" / by Hank "The Spank Tank" Jankerson, Jorito Original song: Door into Summer Original Composers - Junko Shiratsu, Mariko Nanba

60 MINJUL 15
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Blackberry Summer II Featuring Detective Cit of Angels

Summer of Games II Gaming Family Reunion Kickoff!

Summer of Games II (2019) Gaming Family Reunion! Intro Banter - The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Mt. Evergreen GameMore - We look at a new “Mt Rushmore” of board gaming and name new “classics” to replace chosen classics in our gaming past! This episode we start with our top Four choices! Larry Original Monument: Monopoly Life Payday All My Children Alternate Monument: Hey Taxi! Larry New Monument: Settlers Of Catan Francis Drake Castles Of Burgundy Runebound (2nd Edition) Alex Original Monument: Monopoly Scrabble Risk Axis and Allies Trivial Pursuit Alex New Monument: Azul 7 Wonders Kemet Code Names Alex Alternate Monument: Settlers of Catan Ticket to Ride Carcassonne Agricola Honorable Mention: Battlestar Galactica Apples to Apples Pandemic Dominion Tabletube - Inform about Board Games in other formats, conversions and games that play like Board games. Slay The Spire Deck building Rouge Like (Switch/PS4/PC) Comic Book to Board Game - What comic book would you turn into a board game and what type of game would it be? The Long Haul (Project Play) - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! We unveil part two in our grand redemption tour! That’s right TWO project Plays (successful to boot) in just one season!! Larry and Alex are Painting!! First Impressions – We talk about the first time with a title, from the acquisition to the first look, to the first play and deliver thoughts in writing and on the show. This episode Tiny Epic Mechs From Gamelyn Games The Business of Business - This episode Patreon rework is coming, great new things are happening with the logo, and possibly other (BIG HUGE) things coming! Stay tune, but if you plan on being in Nashville around GenCon come see us at GenCan’t at GamePointe Cafe and you can see some of what we are teasing here! Summer Of Games Game choice: Alex and Larry share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Ganz Schon Clever Doppelt So Clever Alex: Welcome To Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe Battlelore First Edition Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Tail Chaser (Instrumental) / UV Sir J From the album: VROOM: Sega Racing Original song: Metropolis Street Racer Project Site:http://vroom.ocremix.org VROOM: Sega Racing Original Composers - Richard Jacques

74 MINJUL 1
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Summer of Games II Gaming Family Reunion Kickoff!

Aaand we're back (Summer is coming!)

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Board Games Road Show - We visit local Brick and Mortar stores and share what makes them special with you! This episode we are changing it up a bit and cruising the coffee stand, we visit nice places to play that may not quite be a full on board game Cafe’ but are open and accessible to the practice! Not just Good, but SUPER Good - Top 3 lists themed by genre! This Episode the Guys get into their Super good lists of: Top Three games to bring out at the end of school/beginning of summer! Larry: The City of Kings, Dinosaur Island, HeroScape Alex: Any Version of Risk A Legacy Game: Gloomhaven, Pandemic Legacy, Charterstone, Betrayal Legacy, Queensdale Something that requires no thought at all: Red Flags, Cash and Guns, Happy Salmon, Pitchstorm Under the Hood: We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean. This Episode we cover Worker Placement. Worker Placement, Our definition is thus: You place your guys strategically to perform or complete actions towards winning the game. This may include combat, pick up and deliver, special powers, set collection, just about any mechanic you can imagine, the only caveat is you have to have a guy there in order to perform it. BGG says it this way. Some examples include: Leonardo DaVinci 51st State Master Set Chimera Station Ex Libris Deep Space D-6 Kingsburg Some more well known examples include classics like Agricola and the popular Dinosaur Island. Special Segment - Getting to Know Cat House Gaming! Conventional wisdom - convention going ons. June 12-16: Origins 2019 – Columbus, OH *June 21-23: PolyCon 37 - University Union of Cal Poly campus *June 28-30: RAGECON - Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Reno NV Links: Podstudio1 BGG Bell Of Lost Souls (A correction to the name from last episode, this link was correct, but the name was not, we apologize and really like them, go visit all you XWing and non XWing players alike, no really) *Links in conventional wisdom courtesy of GameHubHQ Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Take It Easy(Legend of Heroes V) / Jorito feat. Gamer of the Winds, prophetik music From the album: Hometown Heroes: Town Themes Arranged Original song: Legend of Heroes V: A Cagesong of the Ocean Project Site: http://hometown.ocremix.org Original Composers - Hirofumi Matsuoka, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima, Hayato Sonoda, Hirokazu Matsumura, Wataru Ishibashi

75 MINJUN 15
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Aaand we're back (Summer is coming!)

Episode 42 Wingspan, Deca Slayer and the Break song!

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Intro Banter Part Deux: Tarifs! And you the boardgamer! So….Tariffs for US gamers with China may add as much as 25% (stated) to board games that are coming out of that country to here. Other things as well, but this is a board game podcast. What does this mean? It means LOOK before you leap, it means see if you can source the game locally (used, don’t pay gougers) it means you may have to wait it out or do without for a time. It means that if there are issues that are reaching into your pocketbook, we MUST put the games down sometimes and see what the rest of the world is doing and do our part to address deficiencies that WE have felt, if we are so moved. Purchase news: GTG purchased Cheap@$$ games recently, what can this mean?: link here. Greater Than Games announced today that it has acquired Cheapass Games. Greater Than Games is best known for the award winning Spirit Island and Sentinels of the Multiverse, while Cheapass Games is known for their low cost, black and white game (and more recently an upgraded version of Kill Dr. Lucky). From their PR Spokesperson: “The acquisition of Cheapass Games is the culmination of several years of friendship between the two companies. Cheapass Games has created richly-themed black and white games since its inception in 1996, with the introduction of full-color games, such as Tak, Kill Doctor Lucky and Unexploded Cows, in later years. “I’m thrilled to have Greater Than Games take over publishing current and future Cheapass Games titles, and I look forward to working with them on a variety of projects,” said James Ernest, exiled leader of Cheapass Games. As we undergo this transition, Greater Than Games looks forward to supporting the Cheapass Games product lines, demo staff, and fan base. “ Original source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/ The Long Haul (Project Play) - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! We check in on how things are going and discuss early term feelings about this one! X-Wing By Fantasy Flight Games. How much Space you gonna need?: How big is it on the table? How much space does a game actually need to be played. Larry Tackles 2018’s The Big Score from Van Ryder Games in a preview for our upcoming Summer of Games II! Main picture as shown (Instagram) total four players. Game Life - We talk about the reality of hobby boardgaming integrating into our everyday lives. We look into Tracking plays of your board games; do you do it, if so what app or process do you use? We discuss some ways this can be helpful to you! Late to the Party- We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing. This episode Larry and Alex discuss the recently played Hyperborea from Asmodee! A deeper look - We pick a game (each) and do a deeper dive into the title. Not a review but speaking to the mechanics of it, NOTING any challenges in obtaining said title. Alex - The ultra Hot Wingspan from Stonemaier Games has finally arrived, Alex takes first Crack at it! Larry - The brand new Hisashi Hayashi, Seiji Kanai card game Deca Slayer from Arclight Games! Links: Podstudio1 BGG Bell Of Souls Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Brain Sound Tilt (Ramirez's Theme)/ Guifrog From the album: Arcadia Legends Project Site: http://arcadia.ocremix.org Original Composer - Yutaka Minobe

63 MINJUN 1
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Episode 42 Wingspan, Deca Slayer and the Break song!

Latest Episodes

Deduction games, Funkoverse, Fall and Fun!

Covering Deduction games and the right kind of crowd to play them with, We get the Funkoverse Strategy Game on the table, Alex has an entry for our Boardgame Roadshow and so much more!

75 MIN19 hours ago
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Deduction games, Funkoverse, Fall and Fun!

Space Empires, Western Legends, Bosk, and TWO new Segments Debut!

Intro Banter - This is the (mostly) unscripted intro to the show! We catch up, play games, talk about games that perhaps did not make the main show, and just gab, Welcome! General Genre’ - We look at a sample selection of games by Genre’ or theme, taking note of mechanics and briefly explaining the titles to give them light. Sharing enough detail to cover skimming the surface and just a little below on each title. Larry (Theme; Space) - Space Empires 4X BY GMT Games, Xia Legends of Drift System By Far Off Games, Among The Stars By Artipa Games Alex (Theme; Western) - Western Legends by Kolossal Games, Great Western Trail by eggertspiele, Shadows of Brimstone by Flying Frog Alex Hon Mention: Doomtown Reloaded by AEG, Bang! By dV Giochi, Colt Express By Asmodee Conventional wisdom - convention going ons. That Time of The Year- Games themed for a certain time of the year! Fall Season: Bosk By Floodgate Games Arboretum Board Game By Renegade Games Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition By Zman Games Shelf or Table? - In this series we will examine the phenomena of collecting board games. Each segment we will look at one facet of this integral part of our lives in depth. This Episode: We kick off the series with: How do you know if you are a collector, or just own a few board games to play with friends, what’s the difference, and where to go from here? Links: Podstudio1 BGG Van Ryder Games Fantasy Flight Games Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit and support them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Wind Fish Limbo / by Yoann Turpin Original Song: Player Select, Song of Awakening From the Album - Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed Original Composers - Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano Project Page - http://sirens.ocremix.org

65 MIN2 weeks ago
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Space Empires, Western Legends, Bosk, and TWO new Segments Debut!

Episode 49 - Super Good lists are back! Also Warehouse 13 The Board Game First Impressions

Intro Banter: Alex has TWO things on his mind and shares them both! First Impressions – We talk about the first time with a title, from the acquisition to the first look, to the first play and deliver thoughts in writing and on the show. This episode: Warehouse 13 The Board Game by Infinite Dreams Gaming Conventional wisdom - Convention going ons. Getting In the Box (Bringing It Home) - What brings us to the games that we buy and play. Not just Good, but SUPER Good - Top 3 lists themed by genre. This episode Narrative based games. Alex: Arkham Horror LCG Gloomhaven / Imperial Assault T.I.M.E. Stories HON Mention: Legacy of Dragonholt Tales of Aribian Nights Mansions of Madness 2 Larry: Detective City of Angels by Van Ryder Games Sentinels of the Multiverse by Greater than Games Legacy of DragonHolt By Fantasy Flight Games Larry Hon Mention: The City of Kings by The City of Games The 7th Continent by Serious Poulp Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande Games Alex: Coldwater Crown by Bellwether Games Games: Mapmaker - The Gerrymandering game By Go! Games, Lafair Family Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG Rio Grande Games Van Ryder Games Fantasy Flight Games Asmodee Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Ragnarok Online Sun Ra/ by Anthony Lofton, Joshua Morse Original Song: Higher than the Sun From the Game: Ragnarok online

67 MINSEP 15
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Episode 49 - Super Good lists are back! Also Warehouse 13 The Board Game First Impressions

Episode 48 Cracking good conversation (and elbows!)

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with the goings on and Larry tries to survive a case of creaky elbow! Game Life (Special Podcast Edition) - We talk about the reality of hobby boardgaming integrating into our everyday lives. Where we are, where we have been, and where we want to go, in gaming, and Podcast life! Games: Boss Monster by Brotherwise Games Welcome To by Deep Water Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG Brotherwise Games Renegade Games Studio Rio Grande Games Blue Orange Games Van Ryder Games Thunderworks Games Fantasy Flight Games Asmodee Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Staff Roll (WIP 3)/ by Daniel James Gagnon From the Album: Skies Of Arcadia: Arcadia Legends Project Site: http://arcadia.ocremix.org/

54 MINSEP 1
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Episode 48 Cracking good conversation (and elbows!)

Episode 47 Oh Yes we GenCan!

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with the goings on and aftermath of GenCAN season! Late to the Party: We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing. Arkham Horror LCG GenCan’t Recap: Alex and Larry talk about their favorite things about the get together. GenCant Coverage: Recorded Live at GamePoint Cafe in Nashville on Aug 2nd! Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Pulsar 2849 By CGE Alex: Planet By Blue Orange Games Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe GenCant Games: Detective City of Angels By Vanryder Games Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition By Zman Games The Masters Trials By AEG Helionox By Mr. B Games Zombicide Invader By CMON Space Corp By GMT Games Days of Ire By Mighty Boards Nights of Fire By Mighty Boards Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : When Two Worlds Meet / by Jorito, Earth Kid From the Album: Chronopolis:Music inspired by Chrono Cross Original Song: Termina: Another Project Site: http://chronopolis.ocremix.org/ Original Composer - Yasonuri Mitsuda

75 MINAUG 15
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Episode 47 Oh Yes we GenCan!

The Outer Rim of Gencon

This Episode Summer of Games II rolls on as we get the Hot new title Outer Rim from Fantasy flight on the table, spend time talking about the biggest summer board game convention in the US GenCon, and so much more!

50 MINAUG 1
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The Outer Rim of Gencon

Blackberry Summer II Featuring Detective Cit of Angels

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with board game happenings in the hectic summer! Taking off the lid - What's in the Box (Un-boxing). This Episode Larry opens up the wonderful Detective City of Angels from Van Ryder Games! Conventional wisdom - convention going ons: Aug. 1-4: Gen Con 2019 – Indianapolis, IN Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN Aug. 2-4: Comic Con Honolulu – Honolulu, HI Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Aug. 16-18: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI Location: La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA Coulee Con is a tabletop gaming convention held in La Crosse, WI. We interpretgaming broadly as including board games, collectible card games, role playinggames, miniatures, live action role playing, video games, and puzzles. Our mottois: Bringing Gamers Together. We aim to celebrate and connect the gaming community.Friday and Saturday feature tournaments, open gaming, and special events. Sundayhas an added focus on families with reduced admission and family-focused games. Aug. 24-25: Tabletop Scotland – Perth, Scotland Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland. 2 day board, card & RPG convention. 2018 was our first year and we had 27 differentexhibitors (4 retailers with the rest being publishers and crafters who make tabletoprelated items). We expect that to increase to over 40 in 2019. We had 14 tables of RPGsrunning in 5 slots over the weekend. We expect that to increase to 20 in 2019. We have500 seats for open play / demos of board games. We are planning to increase that to1, 000 in 2019. We hosted a 3 seminars in 2018 on accessibility, game design and a panelshow. We're aiming to have a lot more in 2019 including topics like RPG design, worlddesign, art (including a showing of Eye Of The Beholder : D&D Art movie) and more. Design Lab - We speak about the mechanics of game design and tackle some common issues at a really deep level. Usually speaking with an established publisher/Designer! Without giving too much away Alex and Larry talk about Alex’s recent submission to the Button Shy Games Contest 2019!! Under the Hood: We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean. This Episode: Roll and Writes! Summer of Games Family Reunion - We Quiz our Gaming Family as to their Super Good top three ultimate Summer family games are! This episode we hear from Dustin Crouch and Cain Myers of Breaking Teeth Games! Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Dice Throne (Season 1 or 2) By Roxley Game Laboratory Alex: Elysium By Space Cowboys Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe Steve Jackson Games Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Knuckles' Chaotix "Dreams of Summer" / by Hank "The Spank Tank" Jankerson, Jorito Original song: Door into Summer Original Composers - Junko Shiratsu, Mariko Nanba

60 MINJUL 15
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Blackberry Summer II Featuring Detective Cit of Angels

Summer of Games II Gaming Family Reunion Kickoff!

Summer of Games II (2019) Gaming Family Reunion! Intro Banter - The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Mt. Evergreen GameMore - We look at a new “Mt Rushmore” of board gaming and name new “classics” to replace chosen classics in our gaming past! This episode we start with our top Four choices! Larry Original Monument: Monopoly Life Payday All My Children Alternate Monument: Hey Taxi! Larry New Monument: Settlers Of Catan Francis Drake Castles Of Burgundy Runebound (2nd Edition) Alex Original Monument: Monopoly Scrabble Risk Axis and Allies Trivial Pursuit Alex New Monument: Azul 7 Wonders Kemet Code Names Alex Alternate Monument: Settlers of Catan Ticket to Ride Carcassonne Agricola Honorable Mention: Battlestar Galactica Apples to Apples Pandemic Dominion Tabletube - Inform about Board Games in other formats, conversions and games that play like Board games. Slay The Spire Deck building Rouge Like (Switch/PS4/PC) Comic Book to Board Game - What comic book would you turn into a board game and what type of game would it be? The Long Haul (Project Play) - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! We unveil part two in our grand redemption tour! That’s right TWO project Plays (successful to boot) in just one season!! Larry and Alex are Painting!! First Impressions – We talk about the first time with a title, from the acquisition to the first look, to the first play and deliver thoughts in writing and on the show. This episode Tiny Epic Mechs From Gamelyn Games The Business of Business - This episode Patreon rework is coming, great new things are happening with the logo, and possibly other (BIG HUGE) things coming! Stay tune, but if you plan on being in Nashville around GenCon come see us at GenCan’t at GamePointe Cafe and you can see some of what we are teasing here! Summer Of Games Game choice: Alex and Larry share their end of show games to go get right now! Larry: Ganz Schon Clever Doppelt So Clever Alex: Welcome To Links: Podstudio1 BGG GamePointe Cafe Battlelore First Edition Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Tail Chaser (Instrumental) / UV Sir J From the album: VROOM: Sega Racing Original song: Metropolis Street Racer Project Site:http://vroom.ocremix.org VROOM: Sega Racing Original Composers - Richard Jacques

74 MINJUL 1
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Summer of Games II Gaming Family Reunion Kickoff!

Aaand we're back (Summer is coming!)

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Board Games Road Show - We visit local Brick and Mortar stores and share what makes them special with you! This episode we are changing it up a bit and cruising the coffee stand, we visit nice places to play that may not quite be a full on board game Cafe’ but are open and accessible to the practice! Not just Good, but SUPER Good - Top 3 lists themed by genre! This Episode the Guys get into their Super good lists of: Top Three games to bring out at the end of school/beginning of summer! Larry: The City of Kings, Dinosaur Island, HeroScape Alex: Any Version of Risk A Legacy Game: Gloomhaven, Pandemic Legacy, Charterstone, Betrayal Legacy, Queensdale Something that requires no thought at all: Red Flags, Cash and Guns, Happy Salmon, Pitchstorm Under the Hood: We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean. This Episode we cover Worker Placement. Worker Placement, Our definition is thus: You place your guys strategically to perform or complete actions towards winning the game. This may include combat, pick up and deliver, special powers, set collection, just about any mechanic you can imagine, the only caveat is you have to have a guy there in order to perform it. BGG says it this way. Some examples include: Leonardo DaVinci 51st State Master Set Chimera Station Ex Libris Deep Space D-6 Kingsburg Some more well known examples include classics like Agricola and the popular Dinosaur Island. Special Segment - Getting to Know Cat House Gaming! Conventional wisdom - convention going ons. June 12-16: Origins 2019 – Columbus, OH *June 21-23: PolyCon 37 - University Union of Cal Poly campus *June 28-30: RAGECON - Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Reno NV Links: Podstudio1 BGG Bell Of Lost Souls (A correction to the name from last episode, this link was correct, but the name was not, we apologize and really like them, go visit all you XWing and non XWing players alike, no really) *Links in conventional wisdom courtesy of GameHubHQ Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Take It Easy(Legend of Heroes V) / Jorito feat. Gamer of the Winds, prophetik music From the album: Hometown Heroes: Town Themes Arranged Original song: Legend of Heroes V: A Cagesong of the Ocean Project Site: http://hometown.ocremix.org Original Composers - Hirofumi Matsuoka, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima, Hayato Sonoda, Hirokazu Matsumura, Wataru Ishibashi

75 MINJUN 15
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Aaand we're back (Summer is coming!)

Episode 42 Wingspan, Deca Slayer and the Break song!

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and the...world in general. Intro Banter Part Deux: Tarifs! And you the boardgamer! So….Tariffs for US gamers with China may add as much as 25% (stated) to board games that are coming out of that country to here. Other things as well, but this is a board game podcast. What does this mean? It means LOOK before you leap, it means see if you can source the game locally (used, don’t pay gougers) it means you may have to wait it out or do without for a time. It means that if there are issues that are reaching into your pocketbook, we MUST put the games down sometimes and see what the rest of the world is doing and do our part to address deficiencies that WE have felt, if we are so moved. Purchase news: GTG purchased Cheap@$$ games recently, what can this mean?: link here. Greater Than Games announced today that it has acquired Cheapass Games. Greater Than Games is best known for the award winning Spirit Island and Sentinels of the Multiverse, while Cheapass Games is known for their low cost, black and white game (and more recently an upgraded version of Kill Dr. Lucky). From their PR Spokesperson: “The acquisition of Cheapass Games is the culmination of several years of friendship between the two companies. Cheapass Games has created richly-themed black and white games since its inception in 1996, with the introduction of full-color games, such as Tak, Kill Doctor Lucky and Unexploded Cows, in later years. “I’m thrilled to have Greater Than Games take over publishing current and future Cheapass Games titles, and I look forward to working with them on a variety of projects,” said James Ernest, exiled leader of Cheapass Games. As we undergo this transition, Greater Than Games looks forward to supporting the Cheapass Games product lines, demo staff, and fan base. “ Original source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/ The Long Haul (Project Play) - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! We check in on how things are going and discuss early term feelings about this one! X-Wing By Fantasy Flight Games. How much Space you gonna need?: How big is it on the table? How much space does a game actually need to be played. Larry Tackles 2018’s The Big Score from Van Ryder Games in a preview for our upcoming Summer of Games II! Main picture as shown (Instagram) total four players. Game Life - We talk about the reality of hobby boardgaming integrating into our everyday lives. We look into Tracking plays of your board games; do you do it, if so what app or process do you use? We discuss some ways this can be helpful to you! Late to the Party- We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing. This episode Larry and Alex discuss the recently played Hyperborea from Asmodee! A deeper look - We pick a game (each) and do a deeper dive into the title. Not a review but speaking to the mechanics of it, NOTING any challenges in obtaining said title. Alex - The ultra Hot Wingspan from Stonemaier Games has finally arrived, Alex takes first Crack at it! Larry - The brand new Hisashi Hayashi, Seiji Kanai card game Deca Slayer from Arclight Games! Links: Podstudio1 BGG Bell Of Souls Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music! Intro/Interlude/Outro : Brain Sound Tilt (Ramirez's Theme)/ Guifrog From the album: Arcadia Legends Project Site: http://arcadia.ocremix.org Original Composer - Yutaka Minobe

63 MINJUN 1
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Episode 42 Wingspan, Deca Slayer and the Break song!