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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 32 - News, Games and Older Games that are new to us and we love!!

Introduction:   0:00 to 3:00

News: 3:00 to 15:00

  • Three new games from Queen now on Kickstarter. Franchise, Bastille and Skylands. All slated for Essen release this year.
  • Grimmoir by Octopus Games now on Kickstarter. Strategoesque Two Player Game.
  • Oopsy poopsy

Games played: 15:00 to 25:00

  • Jason - Spirits of the Wild
  • Joel -  -decrypto
  • Jason - Planet of the Apes
  • Joel - gizmos

Old Games That Are New to Us: 25:00 to 50:00

  • Jason - Bohnanza (1997)
  • Joel -  Thebes 2007
  • Jason - Vinhos (2010)
  • Joel -  Scotland Yard 1983
  • Jason - Notre Dame (2007)
  • Joel - village 2011

Closing: 50:00 to 55:00

Joel:  Jaipur 2009, Chicago express 2009, innovation 2010,

Jason:  The Year of the Dragon (2007), Shogun (2006), The Hanging Gardens (2008), Revolution (2009).

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Episode 31 - News, Games and Gimmicks

Introduction

News

  • Firenze reprint by Quined Games. Now on Kickstarter.
  • The Ancient World 2nd Edition. Red Raven Games. Now on Kickstarter.

Games played

  • Jason - Scarabya
  • Joel -  Welcome To...
  • Jason - Spell Smashers
  • Joel - Hail Hydra

Games with Gimmicks

  • Jason - Everdell
  • Joel - Near and Far
  • Jason - Palm Island
  • Joel -  Alchemist
  • Jason - Dice Forge
  • Joel - Starfarers of Catan

Closing

FIREBALL ISLAND. KING OF THE GIMMICKS

Honorable Mentions:  El Grande, Tower of Madness, Polarity, Klask...sort of…, Rampage, Coffee Roaster, Flick Em Up, Khet

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Episode 30 - News, Games Played and The Midis (mid year best of 2018)

Introduction

News

  • Forum Trajanum from Stefan Feld is being brought to America by Stronghold Games and will release at Essen.
  • Wrestlenomicon from Fire Opal Games on Kickstarter now.
  • Whiskey Business by Lars Thorn. Dice game where you are trying to press your luck to roll correct die faces to make whiskey certain countries.
  • Super Camelot by Catalyst Games. This is an adventure game that feels like Zelda where players are fighting baddies to be the first person to find the grail or become the richest in the land.
  • Tiny Epic Mechs by Scott Almes

Games played

  • Jason - Through the Desert
  • Joel -  King’s Forge
  • Jason - Gearworks
  • Joel - World’s Fair 1893

Mid year top 3 of 2018

  • Jason - #3 Museum
  • Joel - #3 Grimm Forrest
  • Jason - #2 The Masque of the Red Death
  • Joel -  #2 Heroes of Land, Air and Sea
  • Jason - #1 Coimbra
  • Joel -  #1 Feudum

Honorable Mentions (Jason):  Century Eastern Wonders, Rise to Nobility, Villainous, Reef, Rise of Tribes, The Legend of the Cherry Tree, Caper, Demon Worker

Honorable Mentions (Joel): Temporal Odyssey, Empires of the Void 2, Ticket to Ride: New York

Stuff I haven’t played yet (Joel): Museum, Rising Sun, Welcome To… Coimbra, Gugong, Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid… Heaven and Ale (Technically 2017...but too late to make lists), Everdell

Closing

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Episode 29 - News, Games played and Beautiful Artwork

Introduction:   0:00 to 3:00

News: 3:00 to 15:00

  • The Acts - Cobblestone Games. Worker Placement game about spreading Christianity at the beginning of the church.
  • Bargain Quest 2nd Edition and Black Market Expansion on Kickstarter now.

Games played: 15:00 to 25:00

  • Jason - Dice Forge
  • Joel -  Kids on Bikes
  • Jason - Rise of Tribes
  • Joel - Stockpile

Games with Our Favorite Art: 25:00 to 50:00

  • Jason - Yamatai
  • Joel - Grimm Forest
  • Jason - The Gallerist
  • Joel - Scythe
  • Jason - Dark Tales
  • Joel -  Vinhos

Honorable Mentions (Jason): Caper, The Legend of the Cherry Tree, Madame Ching, Takenoko, Fool’s Gold, Dinosaur Island

Honorable Mentions (Joel): Disney Villainous, Red Raven’s games, Stephenson Rocket, Takaido, Evolution, Beth Sobel games

Closing: 50:00 to 55:00

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Introduction 

  • Zaniest of all banter!

News 

  • Wacky Races - CMON light w other card playing racing game. Game controls dick dastardly and muttley
  • Pandemic 10th anniversary Z-Man Metal tin, wooden bits, minis and new graphic design
  • Arboretum - Renegade
  • Atlantis Island of the Gods Red Imp

Games played 

  • Jason - The Masque of the Red Death
  • Joel - Ticket to Ride New York
  • Jason - Parfum
  • Joel - Villainous

Interview with Evan Donahoe from The Pandemonium Institute talking about Blood on the Clocktower 

  • Interview

Closing

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