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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 118 - Favorite Bruno Cathala Games

Introduction: 

News:

  • Canvas from Road to Infamy 25 days left and $24 for basic pledge 
  • Raiders of the North Sea collectors box from Renegade Games. $30 holds raiders and both expansions and comes with 200 themed card sleeves. GenCon pick up. 

Games played: 

  • Blackout: Hong Kong
  • Kingdomino Duel
  • Rising 5: The Runes of Asteros

Top 10 Bruno Cathala Games:

Kanagawa
Queendomino
Yamatai
Madame Ching
Abyss
Dice Town
Imaginarium
Nagaraja
7 Wonders: Duel
Five Tribes

Other notable games: Mission Red Planet, Queens Necklace, Kingdomino, Kingdomino Duel, Mr. Jack Pocket, Mr. Jack, Scarabya, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, Cyclades, Shadows Over Camelot, The Phantom of the Opera, Ishtar

Closing: 

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Episode 117 - How to Seduce People into Gaming

Introduction: 

News:

  • They Live Iconiq Studios 12 Days $61 for Standard Edition
  • Wolfenstein The Board Game; 10 days $120
  • The Ratcatcher, solo adventure game; 24 days, $42

Games played: 

  • Rice Dice
  • A Feast For Odin
  • Island Siege: Anniversary Edition

How To Seduce People into Gaming:

  • Games with Quirky/Accessible Themes - Bob Ross Art of Chill, Bring Out Yer Dead, Demon Worker
  • Games with Little Down Time or where players are doing something on everyone’s turn - Dice Forge, Bohnanza, Quacks 
    • Push your luck
  • Games with minimal rules and simple turn sequences - Century Spice Road, Splendor, Love Letter
  • Games with pretty artwork - Takenoko, Tokaido, Everdell, Parks

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Episode 116 - Games to gift during quarantine 

Introduction: 

News:

  • Kodama Forest - 13 days, $34
  • Excavation Earth - 18 days, $50

Games played: 

  • Argent: The Consortium
  • Takenoko
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Games to gift during quarantine:

  • Jason - people with kids - My Little Scythe
  • Katie - grandparents: Timeline Challenge
  • Jason - complete noobs - HomeStretch
  • Katie - couple gamers: Rahdo, London Dread
  • Jason - solo gamers - Friday/Onirim
  • Katie - couple gamers: Competitive, Hero Realms

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Episode 115 - Games That Are Silly That We Enjoy Anyway

Introduction: 

News:

  • Frosthaven - new hotness; 27 days left; $100
  • GPS, Sequoia, Mountain Goats from boardgametables.com $39 20 days left
  • Salt & Sail Kazoodoo Games 6 days left $49

Games played: 

  • Into The Echoside 
  • Merlin

Games That Are Silly That We Enjoy Anyway:

  • Jason - HomeStretch
  • Katie - Bob Ross: The Art of Chill Game
  • Jason - Bohnanza 
  • Katie - True Colors
  • Jason - Ladies and Gentlemen 
  • Katie - Marrying Mr. Darcy

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