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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 45 - Shelf Eye Candy

Introduction

Bonus question -- what company has impressed you in 2018?

News

  • Tsuro: Phoenix Rising from Calliope Game is being demoed at Pax. This is set of release in 2019.
  • Ragusa from Capstone Games. 15 days left on KS when this episode drops. This is connection game similar to Council of 4 with a bit more complexity and the connections can be opponents buildings as well.
  • NSKN and Board and Dice merger.  Now called Board & Dice. Board and Dice published The Networks and NSKN have Teotihuacan, Dice Settlers and Dragonsgate College.

Games played

  • Jason - Thrash n Roll
  • Joel - When I Dream
  • Jason - Shakespeare

Games on our shelves to make people green with envy

  • Symphony #9 - Jason collection only
  • Mystery of the Abbey - Both
  • The Gallerist - Jason collection only
  • Bruges - Both
  • Rococo - Jason collection only
  • Mechs vs Minions - Joel collection only
  • Clash of Cultures - Joel collection only
  • Dinosaur Island - soon to be both
  • Thurn and Taxis
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Union Pacific
  • Egizia

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Episode 44 - Top 10 New To Us Games of 2018 Part 2

Introduction:   

News: 

  • Luna from Feld and TMG on Kickstarter now for a deluxified version. Five days left.
  • Exploriana by Team Exploriana. Push your luck game with some amazing bits and gorgeous artwork. 10 days left at the time of recording. Push your luck with some role selection and worker placement/area majority.
  • CMON had a $4.1 million loss for the first nine months of 2018. Blamed on poor Kickstarter revenue and increased convention costs.

Games played: 

  • Jason - Christmas Lights
  • Joel - Nothing
  • Jason - Soul of the Empire
  • Joel - Nope

Top 10 New to Us Games of 2018 Part 2: 

  • Jason 5 - The Hanging Gardens
  • Joel 5 -  Orleans
  • Jason 4 - For Sale
  • Joel 4 - Concordia
  • Jason 3 - Council of 4
  • Joel 3 - Dino island
  • Jason 2 - Brass
  • Joel 2 - brass
  • Jason 1 - Lisboa
  • Joel 1 - Lisboa

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Episode 43 - Top 10 New To Us Games of 2018 Part 1

Introduction

News

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Brotherhood of Venice by Triton Noir.  Story driven coop minis game set in the Assassin’s Creed Universe. 20 days left as of the release of this episode.
  • Hero Realms Journeys. Secret Quests for start of the game. Additional cards for the Market Deck and am additional adventure to follow up The Ruin of Thandar. 20 days to go.
  • Theft at Essen 2018. Artipia Games is doing a Kickstarter to offset some of the losses that they occurred. The Kickstarter will be promos for some of their games that will not be available anywhere else.

Games played

  • Jason - Gizmos
  • Joel -  Auztralia
  • Jason - Battle Ravens
  • Joel -  Summoner Wars

Top 10 New to Us Games of 2018 Part 1

  • Jason 10 - London 2010 Tree Frog
  • Joel 10 - Grand austria hotel
  • Jason 9 - The Networks 2016 Formal Ferret
  • Joel 9 -  Gallerist
  • Jason 8 - Rising 5 2017 Grey Fox
  • Joel 8 -  Voyages
  • Jason 7 - Vinhos 2010 What’s Your Game?
  • Joel 7 - Happy Pigs
  • Jason 6 - Sentient 2017 Renegade
  • Joel 6 - Clans

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Episode 42 - BGM Con Recap

Introduction

News

  • Welcome To… Second Printing plus Neighborhood Expansions on Kickstarter.  This has about 11 days left by the time this episode airs.
  • Reavers of Midgard from Grey Fox. This has about 11 days left on KS. This is similar to CoM but seems like maybe a tad heavier.
  • Guardians of Wayword by Kid Loves Tiger Games. About 12 days left on KS.  This is a dice building and card drafting game that can be played coop/competitive.  Like Dice Masters mixed with Legendary

BGM Con Games Played and Recap

  • Brass
  • London
  • Welcome To...
  • Lisboa - Vital dropped in to watch
  • KeyFlower
  • Down Force
  • The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossoms Every Ten Years

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Episode 41 - Untangling the Essen Hotness

Introduction

News

  • Detective: L.A. Crimes from Portal Game
  • Queen Games releasing Alhambra mega box with three new expansions.
  • MICE AND MYSTICS MOVIE Plaid Hat and Dreamworks

Games played

  • Jason - Lisboa (solo against Lacerda only) from Eagle Gryphon
  • Joel -  REEF from Next Move Games
  • Jason - Towers of Arkhanos from Creative Games Studio
  • Joel - Istanbul dice game from AEG

Untangling the Essen BGG Hotness

  1. Azul:  Stained Glass of Sintra - Next Move Games
  2. Teotihuacan: City of the Gods - NSKN Games
  3. Coimbra - Eggertspiel
  4. Chronicles of Crime - Lucky Duck Games
  5. Blackout Hong Kong - Eggertspiel
  6. Everdell - Starling Games
  7. Gugong - Game Brewer
  8. Newton - Cranio Creations
  9. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition - Horrible Games
  10. Dice Settlers - NSKN Games

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