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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 79 - GenCon Preview

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • Smartphone Inc. on Kickstarter by the time the episode drops. Since the page isn’t up not a ton of information. 
  • Just One wins the Spiele and Wingspan wins the Kenner 

Games played:

  • Jason - Rare Roses
  • Joel - Villainous
  • Jason - Vinyl
  • Joel -  Boss Monster- Rise of the Minibosses

GenCon Preview: 

  • Joel - Artemis Project
  • Jason - Driving
  • Joel -  Sierra West
  • Jason - Parking
  • Joel -  Silver
  • Jason - Not Wanting Press/Crowds

Closing: 

City of the Big Shoulders, Parks, Barrage-- not mentioned on show, but if you read this, check those out too. 

Abomination -- this is a game, but also a good description of this episode. 

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Episode 78 - Mr. Werewolf Himself, Ted Alspach

Introduction:  

  • Stump Jason Game

Jason’s Frugal Corner:

  • Jason - Vinhos First Edition $30 on BGG compared to $89 for the EGG version. 
  • Joel - Caylus for $15

News:

  • Copenhagen Roll and Write is now on Kickstarter. This is a roll and Write version of the recent release Copenhagen. This has 8 days left and is $20
  • DinoGenics 2nd Printing. $68 19 days to go. There is an expansion available as well and upgrades of you already own the first edition. 
  • Robinson Crusoe:  Escape from Despair Island

Games played: 

  • Jason - PARKS
  • Joel -  Palace of Mad King
  • Jason - Draftosaurus
  • Joel - Silver

Ted Alspach Interview:

Closing: 

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Everyone is in Board Game Media!

Blog by Jason

I am a huge fan of board games (clearly since I am part of this podcast) and am a member of a lot of Facebook board game related groups.  While browsing through the posts in these groups I have started to notice a trend:  EVERY MEMBER OF THESE GROUPS IS A CONTENT CREATOR!!  This is a bit of hyperbole but not much.  I see on a daily basis new people stating that their YouTube channel is up and running and they are doing a new video type that has never been done before or there are people stating that they have started their third podcast to talk about roll and writes with the theme of farming in space.   Now, don't get me wrong I am happy that people love this hobby that I enjoy so much but do we need more board gaming content? Do we even need our channel in this overabundance of board gaming content?  Probably not but we will keep pressing on as I am sure that all of these new people will do.  Everyone is trying to be the next Dice Tower or Watch It Played and, who knows, maybe a few of us will make it.  In the meantime though maybe people can just be fans of games without starting a podcast/YouTube channel every other second.  I mean, tons of people love listening to music but not everyone is starting aband...only nine out of 10 of them are.

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Episode 77 - BGM Con Recap

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!
  • STUMP JASON

News:

  • Pret-A-Porter 3rd Edition KS. This is selling for $60 and has 10 days left. I am so pumped for this. 
  • 18 Holes by SeaBrook Studios. $41 15 days left. This is a game where players work together to build an 18 hole golf course. Then play cards to try to be the first player to get the ball in each hold to score points but watch out for hazards. 

Games played not at BGM Con: 

  • Jason - Crusaders
  • Joel - Airline Europe
  • Jason - Lost Cities 
  • Joel - Boss Monster

BGMCon Recap: 

  • Attendees: Joel, Jason, Katie, Lauren, Brandon and Josie (Joel’s parents there but didn’t play games, boo)
  • First game - Museum (J,J,K). One that Joel said he wants to buy. 
  • Second game - Merlin (J,J,B).  Castles of Mad King Ludwig was at another table. Joel loves Merlin. 
  • Third game - Scoville (J,J,B,J). Very fun game that Jason really enjoyed. Joel thinks it is fine. 
  • Last game - Railroad Revolution (J,J,B). One of Jason’s favorite games of the Con. 

Closing: 

We're sorry Mr. Feld. Jason will keep his distance. 

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Episode 76 - Favorite Games to Play Outside

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter!!

News:

  • On The Underground London Berlin. This is a reprint of the game that initially came out in 2006. Players build routes to transport a passenger for points. $39 8 days. 
  • Die Macher 6 days and $69. Stronghold reprint. Old version of the game and a shorter game with less elections to shave some time off the game. 
  • Empty Space-- Cool little game by a family in the UK  -$22

Games played: 

  • Jason - Freshwater Fly
  • Joel -  CO2
  • Jason - Gem Hens
  • Joel - Railroad Rivals

Favorite games to play outside: 

  • Jason - Carcassone
  • Joel -Hive
  • Jason - Azul
  • Joel -Roll For the Galaxy
  • Jason - Order of the Guilded Compass
  • Joel -  Rhino Hero, but really….

Closing: 

Skull, Survive Escape From Atlantis

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