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Hobbies

Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 178 - Our Favorite Auction/Bidding Games

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Cake Auf! - 2 days, $20
  • Ice Floes & Foes - 12 days, $23
  • Distilled - 13 days, $55

Games Played:  

  • Sanctum
  • Quests & Canons: The Risen Islands
  • Between Two Castles Secrets and Soirées 

Our Favorite Auction/Bidding Games:  

  • Jason - Revolution 
  • Katie - Colosseum 
  • Jason - Cargo Noir
  • Katie - Coimbra
  • Jason - Prime Time
  • Katie - Nidavellir

Honorable mentions: Power Grid, For Sale, Buru, Abyss 

Closing:

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Episode 177 - How to Combat FOMO

Introduction: 

Fickle Favorite - Lyss Cole

News: 

  • Scarface 1920 - 5 days, $117
  • Forest of Pangaia - 6 days, $58
  • First Ascent - 5 days, $49

Games Played:  

  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
  • Batman Gotham City Mystery
  • Die of the Dead

How to Combat FOMO:  

  • Jason - Share the cost of a Kickstarter
  • Katie - Take a Kickstarter timeout
  • Jason - Try the game at a con or FLGS
  • Katie - Have a friend that likes new games (reviewer?)
  • Jason - Find similar games like the one you have FOMO about to try and hold you over (buy an old edition)
  • Katie - in the words of my mom: we’ve got games at home! Shelf of shame

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Episode 176 - If I Had $100...

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Deliverance: The Game of Spiritual Warfare - 5 days, $59
  • The Bard’s D&D: Macbeth - 8 days, $8
  • Arkosa - 10 days, $49

Games Played: 

  • Summer Camp
  • Praga

If I Had $100...:  

  • Jason - Silver & Gold ($15 Miniature Market)
  • Katie -  Shipwreck Arcana ($16 Meromorph)
  • Jason - Sushi Roll ($19 Amazon)
  • Katie - Harbour ($12 geek)
  • Jason - Lords of Waterdeep ($32 Amazon)
  • Katie - Century Spice Road ($18/19 Geekmarket)
  • Jason - Marvel United ($27 Amazon)
  • Katie - Just One ($20 Walmart)
  • Jason - No Thanks ($10 Amazon)
  • Katie - Dice Forge ($28 Amazon)

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Episode 175 - Tiny House Game Collection

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Tea, Scones and Arsenic - 4 days, $34 
  • Nobel Run - 9 days, $18
  • Peak Oil Profiteer - 11 days, $36

Games Played: 

  • Trails
  • Jinja
  • Ohanami

TIny House Game Collection:  

  • Jason - Wingspan
  • Katie - Coimbra
  • Jason - Quacks of Quedlinburg 
  • Katie - Tanto Cuore
  • Jason - The Godfather 
  • Katie - Mystery of the Abbey

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Episode 174 - How To Get a Non-Gaming Significant Other Into Gaming

Introduction: 

  • Fickle Favorite: Scott Christley

News: 

  • Enigma: Crime Scene - 4 days, $70
  • Pisces - 12 days, $45
  • Fossil Canyon - 13 days, $20

Games Played: 

  • Red Rising
  • Tidal Blades
  • Lions of Lydia

How to Get A Non-Gaming Significant Other Into Gaming:  

  • Jason - Know the game before trying to teach the game
  • Katie - Mitigate some of the mental clutter (child care, food prep, etc)
  • Jason - Don’t start with a super heavy/deep game because YOU enjoy it
  • Katie - Let them pick the game/dictate the theme
  • Jason - Let them make the decisions of the game and don’t play for them
  • Katie - Plan/convenient time for them 

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Episode 173 - Favorite Games Based on Music or Bands

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Buru - 3 days, $59
  • Keystone: North America - 5 days, $45
  • Robot Quest Arena Deckbuilding Game - 6 days, $49
  • Dated: Trivia for People Who Suck at Trivia - 6 days, $25 

Games Played: 

  • Mandala Stones 
  • Sheepy Time
  • Illimat

Favorite Games based on bands or music:  

  • Jason - Thrash n’ Roll/Thrashing Dice
  • Katie - Into The Echoside 
  • Jason - Symphony #9
  • Katie - The Lords of Rock
  • Jason - Vinyl
  • Katie - On Tour

Honorable Mention: GWAR, 011, Starlight Stage, Gods of Metal: The Chosen, Big Easy Busking

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Episode 172 - Favorite 5 Player Games

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Paperback Adventures - 3 days, $35
  • Mosaic: A Story of Civilization - 4 days, $79
  • The Cursed Exhibition: Immersive Detective Mystery Packages - 5 days, $43

Games Played: 

  • Obsession (K)
  • Tidal Blades (J)
  • Concept (K)
  • Whistle Mountain (J)
  • Sagrada (K)
  • PitchCar (J)

Favorite Games for 5 Players:  

  • Jason - Broom Service 
  • Katie - Campy Creatures 
  • Jason - Dice Town
  • Katie - Bring Out Yer Dead

Honorable Mention: Revolution/Godfather/Sushi Roll/Black Orchestra

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Episode 171 - Suitcase Savvy Games

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Seek OUT! - 5 days, $20 
  • Castle Panic Deluxe Edition - 6 days, $60, $90(actually it)
  • Chai: Tea for Two - 7 days, $39

Games Played: 

  • Amerigo
  • Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game
  • The Feds

Suitcase Savvy Games:  

  • Jason - For Sale 
  • Katie - Ravenous River
  • Jason - On Tour
  • Katie - Bristol 1350
  • Jason - Parks
  • Katie - Century Spice Road

Honorable Mentions: Mai Star, Holmes: Sherlock and Mycroft, Just One, Ars Alchimia, Hoax, Point Salad, Splendor, Silver and Gold, Caper, Bang, Bohnanza, Ghost Blitz, Hagakure, No Thanks, Growl

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Episode 170 - Our Favorite Games About Plants

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Catch Don Falconi - 6 days, $44
  • I C E - 9 days, $81
  • Skyline Express - 12 days, $52 ($15 R&R)

Games Played: 

  • Roll For the Galaxy
  • After the Empire 
  • Dune: Imperium 

Our Favorite Games About Plants: 

  • Jason - Legend of the Cherry Tree
  • Katie - Genotype
  • Jason - Viticulture 
  • Katie - Takenoko 
  • Jason - Scoville
  • Katie - Agricola

Honorable Mentions: Rare Roses, Bohnanza, Spirits of the Rice Paddy/Rice Dice, The Little Flower Shop, Sequoia, La Granja, Succulent, Terraforming Mars

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Episode 169 - Our Favorite Brain Burners

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Aldabas - 4 days, $20 
  • Florence - 6 days, $64 
  • Vivid Memories - 7 days, $50 

Games Played: 

  • The Rival Networks
  • Kingsport Festival
  • Little Flower Shop Dice Game 

Our Favorite Brain Burners: 

  • Jason - Lisboa 
  • Katie - The Gallerist
  • Jason - Tekhenu 
  • Katie - The Alchemists
  • Jason - Merkator 
  • Katie - Trickerion

Honorable Mentions: London Dread, Overboss, Masque of the Red Death, Coimbra, Kanban, Vinhos, Rococo, T’zolkin, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

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