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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 127 - Tips for Teaching Games

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Consulting Detective Baker Street Irregulars
  • Eila and Something Shiny - 22 days, $54
  • The Messenger: An Immersive Mystery - 5 days, $65
  • Pizza Rush: The Card Game - 8 days, $19 

Games played: 

  • Don’t Turn Your Back (based on Don’t Rest Your Head RPG)
  • Legacy The Testament of Duke de Crecy
  • Awkward Guests 

Tips For Teaching Games:

  • Katie - make the main thing, the main thing 
  • Jason - Watch a video to ensure I really understand the game
  • Katie - play a practice round or open hand
  • Jason - Play a two handed solo game before actually playing the game
  • Katie - player aids/turn order cards 
  • Jason - set up the game while reading thru the rulebook 

Closing:

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Episode 126 - Gameday Pet Peeves (The Karen episode)

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Origins is officially cancelled. 
  • Shelfie Stacker - 21 days, $39
  • Alice is Missing - 9 days, $10 pdf $20
  • Terraforming Mars Big Box - 13 days, $79 small box of the game and the 3-D tiles

Games played: 

  • Between Two Castles
  • Tanto Cuore Oktoberfest 
  • Hadara 

Gameday Pet Peeves: 

  • Katie - Bad rule explanations
  • Jason - Playing on phones during games
  • Katie - Min maxing and judging people for it
  • Jason - Not paying attention during rules 
  • Katie - Playing dumb
  • Jason - Sore Losers/Kingmakers

Closing:

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Episode 125 - Games That Have Aged Gracefully

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Upkeep - 9 days left, $39
  • Latte Throwdown - 12 days left, $26
  • Bristol 1350 - 12 days, $21

Games played: 

  • Merkator
  • The One Hundred Torii
  • Alchemists

Games That Have Aged Gracefully: 

  • Katie - London (2010)
  • Jason - Vinhos (2010)
  • Katie - Thebes (2007)
  • Jason - Pret a Porter (2010) 
  • Katie - Mystery of the Abbey (1995)
  • Jason - Bohnanza (1997)

Closing: 

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Episode 124 - Games We Love but Never Win

Introduction: 

News:

  • Too much real life news

Games played: 

  • The Whatnot Cabinet
  • Tapestry 
  • The Voyages of Marco Polo

Games We Love but Never Win: 

  • Katie - Castles of Mad King Ludwig 
  • Jason - Grand Austria Hotel 
  • Katie - Century Spice Road
  • Jason - London
  • Katie - Merlin
  • Jason - Coimbra

Closing:

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