Monday, 22 April 2019

More Board Game Apps

We are back again and we have actually been playing some games! This episode we discuss Legacy of Dragonholt (no spoilers), Batman Gotham City Chronicals and Ganz Schön Clever.


Asides from real board games we have also been playing a lot of app board games at the moment, so unsurprisingly that is this episodes pillow talk.

We discuss some of the app games we have been playing recently as well as what makes a good app game, online play vs pass n play, the benefits and pitfalls of app gaming and why the wooden blocks app isn't a board game app.

Long term listeners might also remember we covered this topic back in episode 2! A fact I forget to mention the entire episode but if you are interested in what we thought about board game apps back in May 2017 go check it out (it's so old its got our old logo!)


Monday, 1 April 2019

Christmas Special 2019

Since we are so late with our Christmas special it only seemed fitting to release it on April fools day! This episode was recorded 30th December 2018 - it really has taken me 4 months to get round to editing it, that not a joke!

We discuss the games we got to play with our families over Christmas including Confident?, Strictly Come Dancing Board Game, Santa Banta, Skull, Quixx, Azul, Welcome To.., Machi Koro, and High Society.


We also discuss what makes a good Christmas game and why are board games are so popular at Christmas, all useful and relevant stuff for April.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Gaming with Baby

We had a baby!

Surprisingly enough it has got in the way of us both playing board games and recording podcasts.

This episode we talk about how having a baby has affected our gaming and what kind of games might be suitable for playing when there is a newborn baby around.




Also I know that our last episode released was episode 66. I hope to get the missing Christmas special episode out soon!


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Moving your Collection

It's been embarrassingly long since we last did a podcast, but between moving house and babies life has definitely been getting in the way.

Fortunately we have still been managing to squeeze in some gaming during that time, so we do have a few games to talk about including  El Grande, Santorini, Pillars of the Earth, Loony Quest and Last Will.

We also talk about moving house - including what its like to have to pack up your entire games collection and say goodbye to inbuilt shelving! First world problems I know!

Hopefully the next episode will be out a little sooner than it took the last one to come out but we will see!




Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Escape Room Games

OK so its been more like 4 weeks than 2 weeks since the last one! But we are back with another episode (that may or may not have been recorded over 2 weeks ago)

This time we are talking about a current passion - Escape Room games! The only thing we have been playing a lot of recently!

We mention the excellent Escape This Podcast A LOT this episode so be sure to check out them. http://www.escapethispodcast.com/

We also talk about Mark Robers youtube video on how to beat escape rooms, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwgaTYOx0RI

Finally we mention a print and play escape room that @Merchm3nt recommended us on twitter https://www.escape-team.com/ - we have yet to check it out but that doesn't mean you shouldn't!

We also talk about some of the other games we have been playing recently including Cockroach Poker, World Championship Russian Roulette, Sushi Go and Quixx.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Designer Games

This week we are discussing something we don't usually mention on our podcast - designers! We love games but don't always pay attention to the people that make them.

This week we are discussing why we should be paying more attention as well as some of the reasons we don't.


We also discuss some of the games we have been playing recently including Modern Art, Mountains of Madness, Majesty for the Realm, Descent, Strike and BSG (of course).


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Campaign Games


Much like getting this podcast out, it can some times be a struggle to organise a games day with friends.

Make it the same group of friends and a regular intervals and that challenge gets even harder. Despite this there is something about campaign games that makes it worth the effort.

This week we are discussing some of our on going campaign games as well as discussing some we have enjoyed in the past focusing on Descent, Near and Far and Pandemic Legacy.




We also discuss some of the games we played this week including Majesty: For the Realm, Clank, Strike and World Championship Russian Roulette.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Jigsaw Puzzles

This week we are doing a one of mini episode on puzzles (mostly because we haven't been playing a lot of board games)


We discuss how similar jigsaw puzzles are to board games and discuss a review puzzle we received recently from Buzzed Puzzles - check out their new take on jigsaw puzzles at their website - www.buzzedpuzzles.com/about.php


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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Dice dice baby

This week is all about dice and the many different ways dice are used in board games.

We discuss the perception that dice games are high luck and low strategy and the different ways games mitigate the luck of the dice, using a few case studies of games we have played this week including Dice Forge, Champions of Midgard, Roll Player and Strike (as well as talking about a few other favourites from our collection).



We also discuss some of the games we played in the week including Santorini, New York Slice and 5 Player Splendor. We also share some exciting news with you which may explain why we haven't played as many games recently! 

To learn more about Carcassonne the board game visit www.carcassonnecentral.com

And if you are interested in purchasing your own case for Splendor check out 3d.firedrake.org/#Splendor


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Too many games?

This week it was my birthday! And I was lucky enough to receive a number of games as gifts from family friends for which I was very grateful. But it's also brought about a mini existential crisis about the size of our board game collection - do we now have too many games?


Please note I fully appreciate that this is a ridiculous issue to have, there are plenty of people in the world with real problems and having too much of a good thing is not a real problem - but this is a podcast about board games so that's what we are talking about!

We also discuss the games we played this week including Clank, Skrike and Oh My Goods.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Forgotten Games

Apologises this weeks podcast is so late- we had some technical issues which caused it to be delayed by a week and then the extra four days is just lazyness on my part (its too hot).

Hopefully you haven't forgotten about us because this week we are discussing our forgotten games- games we like but that just haven't made it off the shelf in over a year. We discuss three different games this has happened to (Cacao, Machi Koro and Forbidden Island) and the different reasons that have kept them on the shelf.


We also discuss some other games we have played this week including Age of Sigmar and Battlestar Galactica.
Our discussion of BSG lasts 7 minutes and its account of our last game- if you haven't played BSG before (or even if you have) it might not make loads of sense and you might want to skip it! Its on from 10.45 - 17.45.

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