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Jason and Katie Discuss All Things Board Games

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Episode 123 - Favorite Filler Games

Introduction: 

  • Shout out to Brent

News:

  • 10th anniversary Tanto Cuore; 5 days; $50
  • Chai High Tea; 25 days; $20
  • Kemet: Blood and Sand; 18 days; $76

Games played: 

  • GWAR vs. Time
  • Tokaido
  • Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts

Favorite Filler Games: 

  • Katie - Hoax 
  • Jason - Rice Dice
  • Katie - Ravenous River
  • Jason - For Sale
  • Katie - Love Letter
  • Jason - Silver Coin

Closing:

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Episode 122 - BGM Essentials part 2

Introduction: 

News:

  • Essen and GenCon 2020 cancelled. 
  • Spiele Nominees
    • Nova Luna
    • My City
    • Pictures
    • Crew - Kenner
    • Cartographers - Kenner
    • The King’s Dilemma - Kenner

Games played: 

  • Nanga Parbat
  • Gem Hens
  • Liberation of Rietburg 

BGM Essentials Part 2:

Co-op Games

  • Katie - Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts; Black Orchestra!!!; Rising 5
  • Jason - Black Orchestra; London Dread; Rising 5; Legendary

Heavy Games 

  • Katie - Newton; The Gallerist; Trismegistus
  • Jason - Coimbra; Lisboa; Marco Polo

 

2-Player

  • Katie - 7 Wonders Duel; Akrotiri
  • Jason - Caper; Lost Cities; Holmes Sherlock and Mycroft

Deck Builder

  • Katie - Tanto Cuore - Winter Romance; Heart of Crown 
  • Jason - Clank (any form); ICP

Press Your Luck 

  • Katie - Gambler; Fool’s Gold; HomeStretch
  • Jason - Quacks of Quedlinburg; Fire in the Library; The Legend of the Cherry Tree

Closing:

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Episode 121 - BGM Essentials part 1

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Forest Guardians - 17 days, $40
  • Plotalot - 20 days, $28
  • Evergreen Bandana Game - 18 days, $25

Games played: 

  • Gambler
  • Cowboy Bebop Space Serenade 
  • London Dread

BGM Essentials: 

Worker Placement

  • Katie - Lords of Waterdeep
  • Jason - Viticulture 

Party Games

  • Katie - Secret Hitler 
  • Jason - Just One

Kids Games

  • Katie - Dragon’s Breath
  • Jason - My Little Scythe

Drafting Games

  • Katie - Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  • Jason - Sushi Roll!

Dice Games

  • Katie - Dice Forge
  • Jason - Dice Town

Closing:

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Episode 120 - Paolo Mori Games

Introduction: 

News:

  • Tiny Ninjas Heroes and Tiny Ninjas: 2niverse Games. 19 days $29
  • Battle of the Boy Bands by Game and A Curry $25. 26 days to go. 

Games played: 

  • Winterborne 
  • Rice Dice
  • Wingspan 

Our Favorite Paolo Mori Games: 

  • Blitzkrieg!
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ethnos
  • Dogs of War 
  • Libertalia

Other Games: Gotham City Strategy Game, Borneo, La Isla Bonita, Memento, Olympicards, Pandemic: Fall of Rome, Pocket Battles, Rise of Augustus, Unusual Suspects

Closing:

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Episode 119 - Second Chance Games

Introduction: 

News:

  • Lords of Vegas 10th anniversary: Underworld expansion and boss bundle; $24 for expansion, $57 for both expansions; 12 days left
  • Great Barrier Reef card game; $15; 17 days left
  • Terra Mystica and Gaia Project partnership of Capstone Games and Feuerland. Holiday 2020. 

Games played: 

  • Black Fleet
  • Round House
  • Lorenzo Il Magnifico 

Second Chance Games: 

Katie - Broom Service

Jason - Chronicles of Crime

Katie - Vinhos

Jason - The Quest for El Dorado

Katie and Jason - Dragonsgate College

Closing:

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Episode 118 - Favorite Bruno Cathala Games

Introduction: 

News:

  • Canvas from Road to Infamy 25 days left and $24 for basic pledge 
  • Raiders of the North Sea collectors box from Renegade Games. $30 holds raiders and both expansions and comes with 200 themed card sleeves. GenCon pick up. 

Games played: 

  • Blackout: Hong Kong
  • Kingdomino Duel
  • Rising 5: The Runes of Asteros

Top 10 Bruno Cathala Games:

Kanagawa
Queendomino
Yamatai
Madame Ching
Abyss
Dice Town
Imaginarium
Nagaraja
7 Wonders: Duel
Five Tribes

Other notable games: Mission Red Planet, Queens Necklace, Kingdomino, Kingdomino Duel, Mr. Jack Pocket, Mr. Jack, Scarabya, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, Cyclades, Shadows Over Camelot, The Phantom of the Opera, Ishtar

Closing: 

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Episode 117 - How to Seduce People into Gaming

Introduction: 

News:

  • They Live Iconiq Studios 12 Days $61 for Standard Edition
  • Wolfenstein The Board Game; 10 days $120
  • The Ratcatcher, solo adventure game; 24 days, $42

Games played: 

  • Rice Dice
  • A Feast For Odin
  • Island Siege: Anniversary Edition

How To Seduce People into Gaming:

  • Games with Quirky/Accessible Themes - Bob Ross Art of Chill, Bring Out Yer Dead, Demon Worker
  • Games with Little Down Time or where players are doing something on everyone’s turn - Dice Forge, Bohnanza, Quacks 
    • Push your luck
  • Games with minimal rules and simple turn sequences - Century Spice Road, Splendor, Love Letter
  • Games with pretty artwork - Takenoko, Tokaido, Everdell, Parks

Closing: 

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Episode 116 - Games to gift during quarantine 

Introduction: 

News:

  • Kodama Forest - 13 days, $34
  • Excavation Earth - 18 days, $50

Games played: 

  • Argent: The Consortium
  • Takenoko
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Games to gift during quarantine:

  • Jason - people with kids - My Little Scythe
  • Katie - grandparents: Timeline Challenge
  • Jason - complete noobs - HomeStretch
  • Katie - couple gamers: Rahdo, London Dread
  • Jason - solo gamers - Friday/Onirim
  • Katie - couple gamers: Competitive, Hero Realms

Closing: 

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Episode 115 - Games That Are Silly That We Enjoy Anyway

Introduction: 

News:

  • Frosthaven - new hotness; 27 days left; $100
  • GPS, Sequoia, Mountain Goats from boardgametables.com $39 20 days left
  • Salt & Sail Kazoodoo Games 6 days left $49

Games played: 

  • Into The Echoside 
  • Merlin

Games That Are Silly That We Enjoy Anyway:

  • Jason - HomeStretch
  • Katie - Bob Ross: The Art of Chill Game
  • Jason - Bohnanza 
  • Katie - True Colors
  • Jason - Ladies and Gentlemen 
  • Katie - Marrying Mr. Darcy

Closing:

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Episode 114 - Games to Play Remotely

Introduction: 

News:

  • Lawyer Up 12 days Rock Manor Games
  • Pandemain: Traditional Farmer’s Bread; 19 days, $37
  • Lions of Lydia; 13 days, $39
  • Rant against Pinup Sexy Brutale 3D print

Games played: 

  • Jason - Cuzco
  • Katie - Fireball Island
  • Jason - Fairy Tile
  • Katie - Fantastic Factories

Games to Play Remotely:

  • Jason - Quacks
  • Katie - Sherlock 
  • Jason - Just One
  • Katie - On Tour
  • Jason - Onitama
  • Katie - Villainous 

Closing: 

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