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Jason and Katie discuss board games, life and nonsense.

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Episode 154 - Anticipated Games of 2021:

Introduction: 

News: 

  • Carnegie - 8 days, $80
  • Owl bear plush - 16 days, $35

Games Played: 

  • Clue: The Great Museum Caper
  • Bluffaneer
  • Big Easy Busking

Anticipated Games of 2021: 

  • Jason - Weather Machine
  • Katie - Grand Austria Hotel expansion - Let’s Waltz
  • Jason - Darwin’s Journey
  • Katie - Adventures in Neverland - Black Box Adventures
  • Jason - Canvas
  • Katie - Hanamakoji: Geisha’s Road Emperor S4 
  • Jason - Marvel United Infinity Gauntlet 
  • Katie - The Librarians Adventure Card Game
  • Jason - Anno 1800
  • Katie - Three Sisters

Honorable Mentions: 

Dice Theme Park (run theme park, dice are customers, values reduce as they move)

Genotype (worker placement, dice drafting)

Moonshine Empire (redneck pickup and deliver)

Aqua Garden (stock aquarium tanks; rondel, set collection, drafting)

Shogun No Katana (craft swords, worker placement - different workers to collect resources, etc)

Caper: Europe - Same as Caper?

Dinosaur World - Card drafting, worker placement and driving a jeep around to admire your hard work...don’t let too many people get eaten

Galenus - Worker placement game where you decide which worker to resolve during the action phase. Blind bidding to compete in medical contests.

My Father’s Work - Worker placement game where players are competing mad scientists trying to complete their father’s masterwork.

Namiji (Tokaido universe) - Like Tokaido but a bit deeper with some different mechanisms but still has the same chill vibe

Merchants Cove - Rondel and commodity speculation

Museum: Pictura - More streamlined version of the original game. There is more intermittent scoring chances in this one as opposed to the original version.

Closing:

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Episode 153 - Great Blind Bag/Draw Games:

Introduction: 

  • Abomination giveaway. 
    • Jan 17 12am to Jan 30 11:59pm
  • Fickle Favorites
    • The Boardgame Rundown

News:

  • Pingyao - 19 days, $55 
  • Darwin’s Journey - 5 days, $55
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig - 26 days $99  

Games Played: 

  • Honey Buzz
  • Dwellings of Eldervale
  • Colosseum

Blind bag/draw favorites: 

  • Jason - Blitzkrieg
  • Katie - Fool’s Gold
  • Jason - Dice Masters
  • Katie - Orleans
  • Jason - Clank!/Mercado
  • Katie - Thebes

Closing:

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Episode 152 - Our Favorite Push Your Luck Games:

Introduction: 

  • Abomination giveaway. 
    • Jan 17 12am to Jan 30 11:59pm

News: 

  • Origins dates -  Sept 30 - Oct 3 2021
  • Taverns of Tiefenthal expansion??? 
  • CMON Presents: The Animation Collection - 4 days, $50 (Teen Titans or Looney Tunes) $80 for Scooby, $160 all

Games Played: 

  • Toledo
  • Tungaru

Our Favorite Push Your Luck Games: 

  • Jason - Celestia 
  • Katie - No Thanks
  • Jason - Deep Blue
  • Katie - Clank!
  • Jason - Legend of the Cherry Tree
  • Katie - Quacks of Quedlinburg

Honorable Mentions: Abyss, Zooloretto, Gambler, Go For Broke, Creatures and Cupcakes, Fire in the Library

Closing:

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Episode 151 - Our Favorite Games from 2020:

Introduction: 

News:

  • Meeple Creeple - 5 days, $25/one set
  • Call of Katulhu - 9 days, $10 
  • Happy Nation - 8 days, $36

Games Played: 

  • Fossils
  • Power Grid
  • Camel Up

Our Favorite Games from 2020: 

  • Katie - The One Hundred Torii
  • Jason - Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
  • Katie - Parks: Memories
  • Jason - Calico
  • Katie  -  Paris
  • Jason - Alma Mater
  • Katie - Hagakure
  • Jason - Santa Monica
  • Katie - Forgotten Waters
  • Jason - Marvel United

Closing:

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