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Hobbies

Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 190 - Top 100 Games of All Time (100-91)

Introduction:

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • The Vandermist Dossier - 4 days, $48
  • Verdant - 5 days, $29
  • REAP - 6 days, $29/31

Top 100 Games of All Time (100-91): 

  • Jason 100 - Ladies & Gentlemen
  • Katie 100 - Gugong
  • Jason 99 - The Shipwreck Arcana
  • Katie 99 - Tricky Tides
  • Jason 98 - Trickerion
  • Katie 98 - Lawyer Up
  • Jason 97 - Venice
  • Katie 97 - Yamatai
  • Jason 96 - Quacks of Quedlinburg 
  • Katie 96 - Tattoo Brawl
  • Jason 95 - Pret-a-Porter 
  • Katie 95 - Bring Out Yer Dead
  • Jason 94 - Tapestry
  • Katie 94 - Zhangguo
  • Jason 93 - Istanbul
  • Katie 93 - Deep Blue
  • Jason 92 - Marvel United
  • Katie 92 - Campy Creatures
  • Jason 91 - ArchRavels
  • Katie 91 - Mystery of the Abbey

Closing:

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Episode 189 - Our Favorite Spooky Games

Introduction:

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • The Stuff of Legend - 5 days, $70
  • Vojvoldina - 5 days, $30
  • Critical Care: The Game - 6 days, $39

Games Played: 

  • The Belgian Beers Race
  • Arch Ravels
  • Furnace

Our Favorite Spooky Games: 

  • Jason - Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein 
  • Katie - Masque of the Red Death
  • Jason - The Hunger
  • Katie - London Dread
  • Jason - Don’t Turn Your Back
  • Katie - 13 Dead End Drive

Honorable Mentions: Broom Service, Salem 1692, Ancient Terrible Things, Bring Out Yer Dead, Best Candy on the Block, H.H. Holmes Murder Castle, Campy Creatures, Zombie Dice, Demon Worker

  • Social Media - Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters, Horrified, Mysterium, Betrayal: House on the Hill, Bloody Inn, Ghost Stories, Gloom

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Episode 188 - Origins Recap

Introduction:

  • Jack J. 
  • Scott C.

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • Clever Girl - 5 days, $20
  • Quests and Cannons - 7 days, $60
  • Keep the Heroes Out - 9 days, $50

Games Played: 

  • Four Gardens
  • Here Kitty Kitty
  • Detective Charlie

Origins Recap: 

  • Crowd size
  • Booths/exhibitors
  • Price
  • Demos
  • Compare to previous Origins
  • Compare to this year’s GenCon

Closing:

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Episode 187 - Harvesting a Good Board Game

Introduction: 

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • ScandalOH! - 5 days, $38
  • Solar Sphere: Harness the Power of the Stars - 5 days, $45
  • Anne of Green Gables: Vampire Hunter - 6 days, $31 hardcover; $12 ebook

Games Played: 

  • Moonshine Empire 
  • Space Base

Harvesting a Good Board Game: 

  • Jason - Spirits of the Rice Paddy / Rice Dice
  • Katie - Bohnanza 
  • Jason - Scoville
  • Katie - Viticulture
  • Jason - Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein 
  • Katie - Demon Worker

Honorable Mentions: Takenoko, Agricola, La Granja, Concordia, Euphoria,T’zolkin

Closing:

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Episode 186 - GenCon Recap

Introduction:

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • Sushi Boat - 10 days, $60
  • The Artemis Odyssey - 3 days, $55
  • Dog Park - 5 days, $54/$65

Games Played: 

  • The Hunger
  • Picture Perfect
  • Camel Up: Off Season

GenCon recap: 

  • Crowd size
  • Booths/exhibitors
  • Price
  • Demos
  • Compare to Origins

Closing:

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Episode 185 - Anticipated Games of GenCon

Introduction: 

  • Jaws of the Lion

News/Crowdfunding:  

  • Game of Hunt: the family magnetic board game - 5 days, $42
  • The SPILL - 6 days, $45

Games Played: 

  • Venice
  • Dogs of War
  • D&D - Saltmarsh 

Anticipated Games of GenCon 2021: 

  • Jason - Camel Up: Off Season Pretzel Games $40 For Purchase
  • Katie - Picture Perfect, Arcane Wonders, $45
  • Jason - Ceasar PSC Games $35 For Purchase
  • Katie - Rorschach, Capstone Games, $30
  • Jason - The Belgian Beers Race Grand Gamers Guild $85 For Purchase
  • Katie - Merchants of the Dark Road, Elf Creek Games, demo

Honorable Mentions: Suspects (Studio H $30), Night of the Ninja (Brotherwise Games $25), Castle Party (Devir $20), Furnace (? $40), The Hunger (Renegade $50), Holly Jolly, Kabuto Sumo

Closing:

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Episode 184 - Favorite “Mystery” Games

Introduction: 

News:  2

  • WILD: Serengeti - 6 days, $52
  • The Split - 5 days, $21

Games Played: 

  • Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 
  • On the Rocks
  • Summer Camp 

Favorite ”Mystery” Game:

  • Jason - Detective Club
  • Katie - Mystery of the Abbey
  • Jason - Batman Gotham City Mystery
  • Katie - Awkward Guests
  • Jason - Clue Great Museum Caper
  • Katie - Masque of the Red Death

Consulting Detective, Clue

Closing:

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Episode 183 - Games We Want To Play But Haven’t 

Introduction: 

News:  

  • Super Truffle Pigs - 6 days, $35
  • Advercity - 9 days, $35

Games Played: 

  • Red Rising
  • Dark Tales
  • Atheneum: Mystic Library 

Games We Want To Play But Haven’t: 

  • Jason - Feudum
  • Katie - T.I.M.E. Stories
  • Jason - The Downfall of Pompeii
  • Katie - Tang Garden
  • Jason - Die Macher
  • Katie - Cinque Terre

Other Games - Shadows Over Camelot, Thurn and Taxis, Panamax, Splotter Game

Detective, Stuffed Fables, Jaws of the Lion, Thurn and Taxis

Closing:

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Episode 182 - Least Favorite Game Mechanisms

Introduction: 

  • Fickle Favorite - Tyler W

News: 

  • Flamecraft - 5 days, $39 / deluxe $79
  • Reapers - 3 days, $20 free shipping to US
  • Wicked & Wise - 6 days, $25

Games Played: 

  • Shelfie Stacker
  • Brew
  • Mind Mgmt

Least Favorite Game Mechanisms:

  • Jason - Storytelling
  • Katie - Area Control 
  • Jason - Roll to Resolve Combat
  • Katie - Spatial Manipulation 
  • Jason - Social Deduction
  • Katie - Dexterity 

Closing:

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Episode 181 - Favorite Game Mechanisms

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Almanac: Crystal Peaks - 4 days, $49
  • Cartouche - 7 days, $39
  • Bug Council of Backyardia - 6 days, $26

Games Played: 

  • Meadow
  • City Builder: Ancient World
  • The Gallerist

Favorite Game Mechanisms: 

  • Jason - Push Your Luck (Quacks, Incan Gold, No Thanks)
  • Katie - Engine building (Coimbra, Wingspan)
  • Jason - Dice Placement (Euphoria, Kingsport Festival, Marco Polo)
  • Katie - Deck Building (ICP, Tanto, HP Battle for Hogwarts)
  • Jason - Pick Up and Deliver (Tricky Tides, Black Fleet, Merkator) 
  • Katie - Deduction, Social or otherwise (Secret Hitler, Mystery of the Abbey, Awkward Guests, Consulting Detective, Deception)

Closing:

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