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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 131 - Favorite Games BGG top 2,000-3,000 (The Deep Cuts)

Introduction: 

  • Katie’s Fickle Favorite
    • Dan From Board Game Rundown 

News: 

  • With a Smile and a Gun 12 Days Subsurface Games $30
  • Roll Camera Keen Bean Studios 9 days left $49
  • Pizza Delivery 2D6.EE 11 days left, $30
  • The Shivers 6 days $65, $95 

Games played: 

  • Zooloretto
  • Jokers and Marbles 
  • Perudo

Favorite Games BGG top 2,000-3,000 (The Deep Cuts):

  • Katie - Mai Star (2752) 
  • Jason - Madame Ching (2716)
  • Katie - Council of Verona (2532)
  • Jason - Deep Blue (2611)
  • Katie - Ladies and Gentlemen (2322)
  • Jason - Victorian Masterminds (2297)

Jason Honorable Mentions: Queens Necklace (2120), Space Explorers (2150), Spirits of the Rice Paddy (2531), Order of the Guilded Compass (2743)

Katie Honorable Mentions: Wreck Raiders (2005), Rising 5 (2145), Kill Dr Lucky (2384), Illimat (2540), London Dread (2558), Dark Tales (2665), Caper (2721)

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We will be back to talk about board games next week.

We just wanted to give you a little special treat this week. We couldn't do an actual episode because we were on vacation but Jason could write you a 50 second jingle of mediocrity so you don't forget about us!

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Episode 130 - Favorite Game Components

Introduction: 

  • Katie’s Fickle Favorite

News: 

  • Recipe for Disaster - 6 days; $42
  • The Original Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars - 8 days, $39 
  • Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall - 26 days, $65

Games played: 

  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Grand Austria Hotel

Favorite Game Components: 

  • Katie - Raja of the Ganges elephant
  • Jason - Black fleet boats and coins
  • Katie - Room names in Castles
  • Jason - Victorian Masterminds Gears
  • Katie - Balconies in OG Council of 4
  • Jason - Gambler Dice Shaker

Honorable Mentions: Parks, Everdell, Wingspan, Fool’s Gold, Takenoko, Five Tribes, Naga Raja, Dogs of War

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Episode 129 - Favorite Rondel Games

Introduction: 

  • Katie’s Fickle Favorite 

News: 

  • Roll Player Adventures - 7 days; $100 
  • Mantis Falls - 19 days; $29
  • Dice - Meteorite dice, handmade dragon scales dice, elixir dice, ocean adventures: polyhedral dice with a tropical twist, electronic age core dice, gelatinous soap
    • Bugbearbubbles.com 

Games played: 

  • Tricky Tides
  • Shipwreck Arcana
  • Pandemain: Traditional Farmers Bread

Favorite Rondel Games: 

  • Katie - Tzolk’n
  • Jason - Kraftwagen
  • Katie - Winterborne
  • Jason - Heaven and Ale
  • Katie - Merlin
  • Jason - Merlin

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Episode 128 - Engine Builders

Introduction: 

News: 

  • BGGCon has been cancelled. 
  • Stephen Buonocore steps down from Stronghold Games
  • Fox on the Run - 12 days; $21
  • Yura Yura Penguin - 21 days; $24
  • French Toast - 13 days; $19

Games played: 

  • Forgotten Waters
  • Spirits of the Rice Paddy
  • Terraforming Mars 

Favorite Engine Builders: 

  • Katie - London 
  • Jason - Imaginarium 
  • Katie - Wingspan
  • Jason - Lorenzo Il Magnifico
  • Katie - Coimbra
  • Jason - Century Spice Road

Closing: Honorable Mentions: Fantastic Factories, Victorian Masterminds, Everdell, Le Havre, Machi Koro, Catan, etc

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