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Hobbies

Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 110 - Game Turn Offs

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter 

News:

  • Ghost Hunting the card game
  • Saucy Grannies
  • Dragon Stew

Gaming Glossary:

  • Spatial manipulation 
  • Social deduction

Games played: 

  • Jason - Wooly Whammoth
  • Katie - Roll Player
  • Jason - Coralia
  • Katie - Coimbra; Timeline Challenge

Gaming Turn Offs:

  • Jason - Roll to Resolve Combat; Combat in general 
  • Katie - Themes I hate: space, robots/mechs
  • Jason - Interactivity; player screwage - Coimbra Example
  • Katie - Mechanics I hate: area control, dexterity, etc
  • Jason - Cooperative Games; doesn’t mean I won’t play them just doesn’t get me excited 
  • Katie - Dull colors and ugly artwork; but I can be won over

Closing:

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Episode 109 - Turn Ons in Games

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter 

News:

  • Gorinto Grand Gamers Guild - 12 days left; $35; Check out our YouTube channel for a preview
  • Bivouac - 23 days left; $49; design a camp, activities, cute resources and meeples, includes expansion 
  • Cindr - 13 days left; $25; cute parody theme, make profile, pick a dragon, match for dice, roll for date, three fires burned
  • Marvel United - 11 days left; $60; CMON, Eric Lang, “sculptures”, cooperative, cute

Gaming Glossary:

  • Trick Taking - A trick-taking game is a card or tile-based game in which play of a hand centers on a series of finite rounds or units of play, called tricks, which are each evaluated to determine a winner or taker of that trick. (Tricky Tides, Fox in the Forest, euchre, Skull King)
  • Pick Up & Deliver - This mechanism usually requires players to pick up an item or good at one location on the playing board and bring it to another location on the playing board. Initial placement of the item can be either predetermined or random. The delivery of the good usually gives the player money to do more actions with. In most cases, there is a game rule or another mechanic that determines where the item needs to go.
    • Black Fleet, Orleans (expansion only), Firefly, My Little Scythe; Clank!

Call from member of #theriveted - Brad

  • King’s Forge Game Salute
  • Dice Throne Roxley Gaming Lab
  • Anachrony Mindclash 

Games played: 

  • Jason - Mechanica
  • Katie - Mystery of the Abbey
  • Jason - Matcha
  • Katie - Victorian Masterminds 

Turn Ons in Games:

  • Jason - Designer Pedigree (Italians, Vital, Feld, Marty)
  • Katie - Tactile Components - Agricola, Fool’s Gold first played piece, Five Tribes, Rise of Tribes
  • Jason - Press Your Luck (Fire in the Library, Fool’s Gold, Incan Gold, Quacks, Deep Sea Adventure, Dicey Peaks)
  • Katie - Immersive Theme - Fire in the Library, Consulting Detective, Hogwarts Battle, Thebes
  • Jason - Tracks to manipulate (Orleans, Terra Mystica, Tzolk’in, Blitzkrieg!, Dogs of War, Coimbra) 
  • Katie - Vibrant Artwork - Yamatai, Parks, Princess Jing, Tokaido

Closing: 

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Episode 108 - Games Katie Loves and Jason Hates

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   

News:

  • Frutticola
  • Wonderland’s War
  • Wishland
  • Kanban EV

Gaming Glossary:

  • Real Time
    • Captain Sonar, Fuse, Escape, London Dread
  • Dexterity 
    • Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Stacking, Rhino Hero, Crokinole, Ice Cool, Flick’em Up

Call from member of #theriveted - PdB

  • Fool
  • Unmatched 
  • Square Meal (feb 17 on Kickstarter)

Games played: 

  • Jason - Humboldt’s Great Voyage
  • Katie - Monster Mayhem
  • Jason - Kanagawa
  • Katie - Elysium 

Games that Katie Loves and Jason Hates:

  1. CONSULTING DETECTIVE
  2. Monikers
  3. Quest for El Dorado
  4. Between Two Castles

Closing: D&D, Deception Murder in HK, Hero Realms, Chronicles of Crime, Charterstone

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Episode 107 - Games Jason Loves and Katie Hates

Introduction:   

  • Zany Banter   

News:

  • Genotype (Genius Games)
  • PARKS nightfall and Memories (Keymaster)  
  • Rival Networks (Formal Ferret)

Call from member of #theriveted - Melanie

  • Silver and Gold
  • Arboretum
  • Gloom of Thrones
  • Gugong
  • Flashpoint Fire Rescue
  • Key flower
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Notre Dame
  • Manhattan Project 

Games played: 

  • Jason - Stellar Leap
  • Katie - Disney code names
  • Jason - Disciple Detective 
  • Katie - On Tour (reprint on KS 13 days left:$29; European expansion for $19)

Games that Jason Loves and Katie Hates:

  1. Brass
  2. Bora Bora
  3. Troyes
  4. Hollywood Blockbuster

Closing: Vinhos, Broom Service, Kanban, Symphony #9, Ulm, Castles of Burgundy

 

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