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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

Episodes

Episode 106 - Games We Only Want to Play at Two

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   
  • Promo code for Proto Spiel effective January 1 2020. Riveted is the code. 

News:

  • Shiver Me Timbers - 5 days left
  • Here to Slay - 10 days to go
  • Hero Forge Full-Color Custom Minis 2.0 - 12 days left

Gaming Terms Defined:

  • Area control/area majority/area influence
  • Auction/bidding
    • Blind bidding
    • For Sale, Hollywood Blockbuster, Keyflower; blind bidding - Shakespeare, Revolution
  • Campaign/legacy

Call from member of #theriveted - Alexandros

  • Viticulture
  • Las Vegas Royale
  • Charterstone
  • Azul
  • Istanbul with all expansions
  • News: Imperial Settlers expansion Rise of the Empire 

Games played: 

  • Jason - OddVille
  • Katie - D&D 
  • Jason - Blitzkrieg!
  • Katie - Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations (GNA)

Games That We Like the Best at 2:

Jason - Grand Austria Hotel

Katie - Consulting Detective 

Jason - Abomination

Katie - Agricola

Jason - Concordia

Katie - Trickerion

Closing: 

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Episode 105 - Favorite Two Player Games

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   
  • Promo code for Proto Spiel effective January 1 2020. Riveted is the code. 

News:

  • Betwixt and Between
  • Crimes in History 
  • Parks Expansion

Gaming Terms Defined:

  • Card Drafting - Sushi Go, 7 Wonders, Caper, Bargain Quest
  • Dice Drafting - Coimbra, Grand Austria, Wreck Raiders
  • Worker Placement - LoW, Champions, Agricola, Tzolk’in
  • Dice Placement - Marco Polo, Lorenzo, Taverns, Gem Hens, Kingsburg

Games played: 

  • Jason - Illimat
  • Katie - Ghost Blitz
  • Jason - Clacks
  • Katie - Dinosaur Island (Totally Liquid expansion)

Favorite Two Player Games:

Jason - Spirits of the World

Katie - 7 Wonders Duel

Jason - Lost Cities

Katie - Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

Jason - Caper

Katie - Daxu 

Honorable Mentions:  Akrotiri, Mr. Jack Pocket, Institute of Magical Arts, 7 Ronin, Famiglia, Naga Raja, Hanimikoji, Hero Realms, Fox in the Forest

Closing:

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Episode 104 - Top Party Games

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   
  • Promo code for Proto Spiel effective January 1 2020. Riveted is the code. 

News:

  • Rococo deluxe preorder  - January 22
  • Return to Dark Tower
  • Foundations of Rome Arcane Academy
  • FFG upheaval

Gaming Terms Defined:

  • Ameritrash/Amerithrash - prominent theme, encourages conflict between players, usually lots of luck/risk management
    • E.g., Dead of Winter, SW Imperial Assault, Eldritch Horror, Mice & Mystics
  • Euro/Cube Pushers
  • Dudes on a Map - game board is a map, minis (dudes), area control/majority, mechanics are less important than the components
    • E.g., Bloodrage, Warhammer 40K (argue), Risk, Axis and Allies, Inis
  • Puffin’ Billy
    • Trains, Trains and More Trains!

Call from member of #theriveted - Chris

  • Fabled Fruit
  • Marvel Legendary: Shield expansion
  • Valeria Card Kingdoms

Games played: 

  • Jason - Gorinto
  • Katie - Homebrewers
  • Jason - CotBS
  • Katie - Merlin

Top Party Games: 

Jason - Ladies and Gentlemen

Katie - Deception

Jason - GoodCritters 

Katie - Dixit

Jason - Just One

Katie - True Colors

Honorable Mentions: Telestrations, Secret Hitler, Beyond Balderdash, Taboo, Cranium POP 5, Monikers, Pit, Hoax, The Resistance

Closing:

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Episode 103 - Top Gateway Games

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   
  • Promo code for Proto Spiel effective January 1 2020. Promo code is: Riveted 

News:

  • Throne of Allegoria from Game Brewer and Spielworxx is on KS with 20 days to go. Base pledge is $65 plus shipping. 
  • Square Meal from Phantasio Games.  

Gaming Terms Defined (builders):

  • Engine Builder
  • Tableau Builder
  • Deck Builder
  • Bag/Pool Builder

Call from member of #theriveted

Games played: 

  • Jason - It’s A Wonderful World
  • Katie - Wingspan/Unstable Unicorns
  • Jason - Dicey Peaks
  • Katie - Monikers

Top Gateway Games: 

Jason - Bring Out Yer Dead

Katie - Dice Town

Jason - Century: Spice Road

Katie - Royals

Jason - Bohnanza

Katie - Fool’s Gold

Honorable Mentions: Ticket to Ride, Quacks, Mystery of the Abbey, Takenoko, Parks, Catan, Dice Forge, For Sale, Splendor, Legendary, Bob Ross

Closing:

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Episode 102 - Favorite games of 2019

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter
  • Promo code for Proto Spiel effective January 1 2020. Riveted is the code.  

Favorite games of 2019:

Joel: 5 -  Black Angel

Jason: 5 - Naga Raja

Joel: 4 -  Tapestry

Jason: 4 - Wingspan 

Joel: 3 - On Mars

Jason: 3 - Taverns of Tiefenthal 

Joel: 2 - Wingspan

Jason:  2 - PARKS

Joel: 1 - City of the Big Shoulders

Jason:  1 - Trismigestus: The Ultimate Formula

Honorable Mentions:

Jason - Res Arcana, CotBS, Abomination, Artemis Project, Draftosaurus, Circadians First Light, Fantastic Factories, Fire in the Library, Homebrewers, Tricky Tides, Museum

Joel - Sierra West, Edge of Darkness, Wayfinders, Extraordinary Adventures Pirates HomeBrewers, Marvel Champions, Escape Plan, Horrified, Parks, Aeon's End legacy, Newton

Oops I forgot about these (Joel) - Silver, Dawn of Mankind

Oops I forgot about this (Jason) - Wreck Raiders

Joel (did not get a chance to play) - Deep Blue, Res Arcana, pax pamir, paladins of the west, kingdom, cloudspire, Pipeline, taverns of tiefenthal, blood on the clocktower, nanty narking, jaws, ecos, cartographers, it’s a wonderful world, the king's dilemma, reavers of midgard, funkoverse, azul summer pavilion, point salad, Underwater Cities 

Closing:

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