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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 66 - News and Games Played

Introduction   

  • Zany Banter!!

News

  • Message from Ignacy
  • Anachrony Fractures of Time Expansion and Infinity Box
  • On Mars 7 Days Left.

Games played

  • Jason - Burano
  • Joel -  Dead Of Winter is a bad game.
  • Jason - Elysium
  • Joel -  New Hotness, Settlers of Catan.
  • Jason - Mai Star
  • Joel - Barenpark is good for a tetris knock off.

Closing

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Episode 65 - Favorite Games with an IP

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Dungeonology: The Expedition SUPA HOT FIRE. Biggest KS this year ...also minis and 89 bucks.
  • Age of Civilizations-- Tiny epic civ basically. What I like about this one is all the stuff is addons. You can get a base game for like 27 bucks.
  • Games factory -- bankrupt. Kickstarter unfulfilled. Also polish distro of Roll for Galaxy, Dominion, Star Realms, Project Gaia and Kingdomino.  CEO fled country. The story of this company could be a pretty great expansion for Escape Plan

Games played:

  • Jason - Order of the Gilded Compass
  • Joel -  Keyforge
  • Jason - Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Joel -  Raccoon Tycoon

Favorite Games based on an IP:

  • Joel - Hail Hydra
  • Jason - Dinosaur Island/Masque of Red Death
  • Joel - The Reckoners
  • Jason - Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
  • Joel - Mechs Vs. Minions
  • Jason - The Godfather:  Corleone’s Empire

Closing:
Mechs vs Minions, BSG, Watson and Holmes, X Wing Mini, Ticket to Ride Marklin,  Homeland, Hail Hydra, Monopoly Gamer, The Reckoners, Lord of the Rings Card Game, AH:LCG, Eldrich Horror. Batman Love Letter, DiceMasters, Discworld: Ankh Morpork, Firefly (not good. Sorry Sean)

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Episode 64 - Golden Geek Award Reactions

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!!

News:  

  • Paradise Lost- deduction and worker placement game from Tom Butler. 26 days to go.
  • Valley of the Kings Premium from AEG. Three days left.

Games played:

  • Jason - Famiglia
  • Joel -  Dice Throne
  • Jason - Sonar
  • Joel -  Bunny Kingdom

Golden Geek Winners:

  • Board Game of the Year - Root
    • Brass Birmingham and Architects of the West Kingdom
  • Two Player Game - Keyforge
    • War Chest and Duelosaur Island
  • Artwork/Presentation - Root
    • Everdell and Brass Birmingham
  • Card Game - The Mind
    • Keyforge and Thunderstone Quest
  • Cooperative Game - The Mind
    • Chronicles of Crime and Detective
  • Expansion - Scythe: Rise of Fenris
    • Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Root: The Riverfolk Expansion
  • Family Game - The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • Welcome To and The Mind
  • Innovative - Root
    • Chronicles of Crime and Keyforge
  • Party Game - The Mind
    • Decrypto and Just One
  • Solo Game - That’s Pretty Clever
    • Welcome To and Chronicles of Crime
  • Strategy Game - Brass Birmingham
    • Root and Teotihuacan
  • Thematic Game - Root
    • Rising Sun and Western Legends

Closing:

Looks like the only games we really need on our collection are Root and The Mind. All other games are inferior.

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Episode 63 - Games that Got Worse

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!!

News:  

  • Cheapass Games in Black and White on KS now!  $15 for e book $60 for hard cover. About 25 days left. Fully funded.
  • Frankenstein from Invedars. This is a card game for 2 to 5 players where players are competing to build the best monster.  $21 for the base game with about 19 days to go.

Games played:

  • Jason - Concordia
  • Joel -  Spirit Island
  • Jason - Snowdonia
  • Joel - Railroad ink

Games that got Worse:

  • Joel - Memoir 44
  • Jason - Mombasa
  • Joel - Legend of the 5 Rings
  • Jason - TransAtlantic
  • Joel -  Arkham Horror
  • Jason - Jamaica

Closing:

What are some games that all of you think have gotten worse with more plays?

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