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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 71 - Games Our CoHost is Wrong About

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Egizia: Shifting Sands Stronghold - $39 9 days to go
  • Sailing Towards Osiris: Pharaoh’s Pyramid Daily Magic Games $24 10 days to go
  • Adventure Mart Deck Building Game $44 26 days to go

Games played:

  • Jason - Heart of Crown Fairy Garden
  • Joel - Mechs Vs. Minions
  • Jason - Space Explorers

Games Our CoHost is Wrong About:

  • Joel - The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossoms Every Ten Years
  • Jason - Railroad Rivals
  • Joel - Bargain Quest
  • Jason - Downforce
  • Joel - Vasco da Gama
  • Jason - Gizmos

Closing:

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Dislikes without Comments

Blog by Jason  

As most of you know (or maybe you don’t so treat this as a shameless plug) we have a YouTube channel where we do different types of board game related videos.  We do Kickstarter previews and reviews of small games that are looking for an audience.  Everything that we do on our channel is done at no cost to the designers/publishers outside of a copy of the game we will use to preview/review.  Since we do not charge for anything on our channel we are free to give our honest thoughts on how we feel about these games.  Honesty and integrity is something that we strive for in everything we do at The Boardgame Mechanics.  Sometimes when we post a video (that we put a lot of time and effort into) we immediately get a dislike from a viewer.  This is fine as we want people to be honest about what they feel about our videos, however it would be super helpful for us to make our videos better if the dislike also came with a comment.  This would let us know if the dislike is for our video or if it is for the game or a combination of the two.  I know that this seems to be a petty gripe but in a world where people are able to hide behind the glow of a computer screen offering up comments as to why some likes/dislikes something makes it feel more like reality than the Matrix.   Even though this is a small gripe of ours we still appreciate all of you watching our videos.  The sheer fact that you would give us 20 minutes of your time to see what we think about a game means a lot.  Like or dislike if you wish just keep gaming!

 

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Episode 70 - Favorite Box Covers

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Bites - Chad DeShon.  Ants are moving to collect different pieces of food that are worth different points. Commodity speculation, take that, variable set up, price manipulation, any player can move any ant.  $24 13 days.
  • Kodama 3D.  $24 13 days.
  • Merlin Knights of the Round Table.  $18 9 days.

Games played:

  • Jason - Tanto Cuore
  • Joel - Skull
  • Jason - Loopin Louie
  • Joel - Vinhos 2016 version  

Favorite Box Art:

  • Joel - Dinosaur Island
  • Jason - Legend of the Cherry Tree
  • Joel - Trickerion
  • Jason - Yamatai
  • Joel - Near and Far
  • Jason - Everdell

Closing:

Jason - Celestia, Coimbra, Lisboa, The Bloody Inn, Takenoko

Joel - Tokaido, Rajas, Evolution, Arboretum, Heaven and Ale, Photosynthesis, Yamatai, Lisboa, Vinhos, Ashes, Myrmes, Coimbra, Raccoon Tycoon, Flick em’ Up, Azul, Feudum, Scythe, Wingspan

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Episode 69 - Our Favorite Games From 2009

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Promenade on Kickstarter. Second attempt. $58 three days to go.
  • DriWe: The Game - by Luke Dry 13 days to go. $32 for the base game. Be the first to reach 100 happy points.

Games played:

  • Jason - Lewis and Clark
  • Joel - Forsaken Forest
  • Jason - Concept
  • Joel -  Super Dungeon Explore

Favorite Games from 2009:

  • Jason - Tanto Cuore (3)
  • Joel - Summoner Wars (3)
  • Jason - Revolution! (2)
  • Joel - Finca (2)
  • Jason - Vasco da Gama (1)
  • Joel - Hansa Teutonica (1)

Closing:

Jason - Dice Town, Small World, Truth Be Told, The Resistance

Joel - Lots of games; too many to mention

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Episode 68 - Our Favorite Publishers

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • CliniC Deluxe second printing. This is a game where players are trying to run and build the best hospital they can. This is from Alban Viard so there is lots of interesting stuff going on in true Alban fashion. You can get the base game for $59 with 21 days left.  Also artwork from Ian O’Toole.
  • Hostage Negotiator: Career. $40 with 7 days to go. The career expansion gives a campaign mode to this solo game. It will player over 10 years (games) and each game will build on each other.
  • Starving Artists by Frank Alberts. $29 and 27 days to go. This is a paint by cube game where you are trying to paint paintings, well paintings and work to become the best artist around.

Games played:

  • Jason - Deadwood 1867
  • Joel -  Robinson Crusoe, Escape from Despair Island
  • Jason - Onitama
  • Joel -  NOTHING

Favorite Publishers :

  • Jason - Grey Fox: 7 Ronin, Champions of Midgard, Deception, Harvest Dice, London Dread, Order of the Guilded Compass, Rising 5
  • Joel - CMON
  • Jason - What’s Your Game: Zhanguo, Vasco da Gama, Vinhos, Asgard, Signorie, Madeira, Nippon, Railroad Revolution
  • Joel - Stonemaier
  • Jason - Eggertspiele: Blackout Hong Kong, Rococo, Coimbra, Great Western Trail, Heaven and Ale, Mombasa
  • Joel - Eggertspiele:  Village, Camel Up, Power Struggle

Closing:

  • Stronghold Games, Rio Grande, TMG, AEG, ZMAN, Iello, Tree Frog, Osprey, Roxley. Renegade, R&R Games, Daily Magic, HUCH!, Forbidden Games, Upper Deck

    • Days of Wonder is just okay
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Episode 67 - Good Trade or Purchase Deals

Introduction

News

  • This week’s Ignacy Update…“Very very soon. :)”
  • Cleopatra and the Society of Architects on Kickstarter from Mojito Studios. 22 days left.
  • Runika and The Six Sided Spellbooks. 20 days left not yet funded.

Games played:

  • Jason - Passing Through Petra
  • Joel - Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  • Jason - Dice Forge Expansion
  • Joel - Decrypto

Trade and Purchase Deals

  • Joel -  Fresco deal; Ding and Dent Box $11
  • Jason - Call to Adventure trade for Kraftwagen and Burano
  • Joel - Starfarers of Catan for Splotter Games
  • Jason - Concordia for free; Joel’s mom purchased
  • Joel - Battlestar Galactica for First Class, Rise to Nobility, Dominaire and The Village
  • Jason - Palm Island for Snowdonia

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Hello everyone!  Normally we would have this week’s episode up by this time but we are experiencing some technical difficulties. Episode 67 will be posted a bit later today. Stay tuned....

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