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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 75 - Stephen Buonocore Interview

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Catan: Starfarers Reprint.  Couldn’t done a ton of details but gamenerdz.com has it on preorder for around $70. 
  • Millennial Manatees. Worker placement game that fits in a fanny pack where players are trying to pay back $20 in student loans. $27 17 days to go. 
  • Legends of Novus from FunDaMental Games hitting Kickstarter on Wednesday 06/26/19.  Interview with Wes Woodbury dropped earlier this week.

Games played: 

  • Jason - Campy Creatures
  • Joel -  Flamme Rouge
  • Jason - Museum
  • Joel -  Good news, boardgame season is starting. 

Stephen Buonocore Interview: 

Closing: 

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This is a mini episode where Joel interviews Wesley Woodbury about Legends of Novus.  Check out our YouTube channel for a full review being posted soon.

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Episode 74 - Origins Recap

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Monikers Serious Nonsense with Shut Up and Sit Down 330 Cards $20 21 days to go
  • Dig Your Way Out by Borderline. $37 and 13 days left. Rolling dice and values correspond to rooms you can move to. Playing cards to join cards and get weapons to help you dig your way out.

Thoughts on Origins:

  • Katie - Pokorny meetup dinner Council of Four and Ancient Terrible Things
  • Jason - Parking and Attendance was crazy
  • Katie - Demoed and purchased Fire in the Library
  • Jason - Demoed and purchased Imaginarium
  • Katie - Debut of more games and not just demos that you can get at GenCon
  • Jason - Demo of Naga Raja but unable to purchase
  • Katie - Demoed Century: The New World and Jason won.
  • Jason - Demoed Abomination:  The Heir of Frankenstein. The first plaid hat game I have been interested in.

Closing:

  • Escape Plan by Vital and The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Snail Sprint and Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Stacking
  • Jo Koy before bed on Wednesday night
  • Hanging out with some other members of the riveted and our game group.
  • Eating Thai at the North Market on Friday (Sushi and Donuts)
  • Gaming with Brandon and Josie after Origins on Friday
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Episode 73 - Origins Preview

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Dragons Interest from TMG. $50 2 days to go. Bidding and trading game to collect resources and build buildings to earn the most points. Borrowing money from the dragon is the key in this one.
  • Venture Capital $15 with 7 days to go. This is like the first part of For Sale. Played over 15 rounds.
  • Brook City -- 70 minis, GTA art. $109 bucks.  
  • After School Dice Club (Houkago Saikoro)

Games played:

  • Jason - Res Arcana
  • Joel -  Photosynthesis
  • Jason - Dungeon Draft
  • Joel -  Valeria-- Shadowvale

Top Three things to see or that we are excited about at this year’s Origins:

  • Joel - The Artemis Project
  • Jason - Lorenzo Il Magnifico card game
  • Joel -   Irish Gauge
  • Jason - Abomination the heir of Frankenstein from Plaid Hat
  • Joel -  Museum
  • Jason - Imaginarium Bombyx

Closing:

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It is just a box!

Blog by Jason                    

I follow a lot of board game related groups on Facebook and Twitter and I have been noticing a lot of gamer trends.  One gamer trend that really irritates me is when people get all up in arms about a damaged box cover.  I have seen more than a few posts like this over the past few weeks where gamer gets game "A" from online retailer or Kickstarter and when it arrives at their house it has damage.  The damage is photographed and posted across numerous Facebook and Twitter groups to see if their opinion to return or complain is supported by other members of the group. In most of these cases it is a 50/50 split where people think it should be returned for a refund and people saying that it is just a box it is what is inside that matters.  My opinion on this is the latter.  Board games are about the contents that are held WITHIN the box and not the box itself.  I have gotten a few games that have had a dinged corner or the cover pushed in...I didn't care in the slightest.  I just cared that the inside of the game was in good condition and not damaged by the box issues.  I know that these types of posts on the gaming groups shouldn't really bother me, and truth be told they really don't, but it does get tiring seeing people focused on things that don't really matter in the hobby instead of the fun that can be had playing with the pieces that come inside the "damaged" box.

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Episode 72 - Games We Don’t Play Because We Don’t Want to Set Them Up or Teach Them

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Tussie Mussie by Elizabeth Hargraves.  $10 Hours left. I Split You Choose.
  • Iron Clays and Spades - $39 for set of 100. 13 days left.
  • Rock and Rumble. 7 days left and $25
  • Cheapass Games

Games played:

  • Jason - Bruges
  • Joel - Bohnanza
  • Jason - Spirits of the Wild
  • Joel - Wingspan

Games We Don’t Play Because of Set-Up:

  • Joel - Millenium Blades
  • Jason - Dinosaur Island
  • Joel - Caverna
  • Jason - Merlin
  • Joel - Gloomhaven
  • Jason - Kanban

Closing:

Jason Honorables - Trickerion, Le Havre, Newton, Agra, CoMKL, Vital Games

Joel Honorables -  D.I., Vitculture, Anachrony, Brass, Wasteland Express Delivery Service

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