Episode 100

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Episode 100

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In our very special one-hundredth episode, we give you a special con season Survival Kit segment, we talk about what we’ve been playing lately and provide another Dawn of the FunDead segment about Dungeon Dome: The Card Game. Then we reflect on the last 100 Episodes, look at our results from our Road to Episode 100 contest and announce the winners of the Road to Episode 100 Contest. Finally, we wrap up the show with a Very Mediocre Game Show

This episode is sponsored by Game Trayz & Board Game Bliss

It’s Episode 100 – 0:49

Survival Kit – Quiver Card Case (Amazon.com link or Amazon.ca link) – 3:28

Bunny Kingdom – 10:40

Karuba – 22:44

Modern Art – 29:35

Dawn of the FunDead – Dungeon Dome: The Card Game – 40:05

Game Trayz Sponsorship – 49:08

Reflecting on 100 Episodes – 50:50

Road to Episode 100 Survey Results – 1:09:40

Road to Episode 100 Twitter Results – 1:25:44

Our Favourite Episodes – 1:28:10

Your Favourite Episodes – 1:31:50

Road to Episode 100 Winners – 1:43:00

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:49:19

A Very Mediocre Game Show – 1:50:19

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Episode 99 – Heaven and Ale

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Episode 99 – Heaven and Ale

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In our ninety-ninth episode, we talk about how we’re using board games in the classroom, what we’ve been playing lately and announce the many prize packs and the fourth entry in our Road to Episode 100 Contest. We review the monk brewing tile placement game Heaven and Ale. And James D’Amato from One Shot Podcast and Campaign Podcast joins us to talk about Indy RPGs.

This episode is sponsored by Fantastic Factories & Board Game Bliss

Board Games in the Classroom – 0:39

The Quest for El Dorado – 9:41

Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – 15:15

Empyreal: Spells & Steam – 26:01

The Mind – 41:19

Road to Episode 100 Contest – Entry 4 – 50:42

Fantastic Factories Kickstarter Sponsorship – 57:10

Heaven and Ale Overview – 59:07

Heaven and Ale Thematic Review – 1:05:00

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:34:30

Indy RPGs with James D’Amato of One Shot Podcast and Campaign Podcast – 1:35:37

 

Episode 98 – Heroes of Land, Air & Sea

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Episode 98 – Heroes of Land, Air & Sea

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In our ninety-eighth episode, we talk about what we’ve been playing lately and announce the third entry in our Road to Episode 100 Contest. We review the fantasy 4X game Heroes of Land, Air & Sea. And we introduce a new segment called Keep it or Cull it, a segment about games we’ve received in trades.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Tables.com & Board Game Bliss

The Allergies – 0:45

Trajan – 2:00

Tomb of Annihilation Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – 14:42

Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire – 25:43

Road to Episode 100 Contest – Entry 3 – 39:25

Board Game Tables.com Sponsorship – On Tour Kickstarter – 48:10

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea Overview – 50:21

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea Thematic Review – 55:09

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:39:16

Keep it or Cull it – 1:42:01

Puerto Rico – 1:43:49

CV – 1:49:53

Episode 97 – Empires of the Void II and Path of Play Day 2018

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Episode 97 – Empires of the Void II and Path of Play Day 2018

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In our ninety-seventh episode, we talk about our Path of Play Day 2018 Game-A-Thon. We also reveal the second way to enter our super special contest for our 100th episode. And we review the sci-fi game Empires of the Void II.

This episode is sponsored by Tasty Minstrel Games & Board Game Bliss

April gaming (or lack thereof…) – 1:13

Path of Play Day 2018 – Team Boards Alive – 6:41

Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War (Including Benji’s Review)– 8:29

Downforce – 20:03

Cauldron Quest – 20:36

7 Wonders – 23:20

Azul – 24:25

Takenoko – 31:20

Heaven & Ale – 32:00

Lords of Vegas – 33:01

The Voyages of Marco Polo – 42:33

Euphoria – 44:20

Grand Austria Hotel – 46:05

Road to Episode 100 Contest – Entry 2 – 1:02:50

Tasty Minstrel Games Sponsorship – Homesteaders: 10th Anniversary Edition – 1:08:51

Empires of the Void II Overview – 1:10:27

Empires of the Void II Thematic Review – 1:14:05

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:59:39

Carrier Pigeons – 2:02:30

Episode 96 – Downforce Four Year Anniversary

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Episode 96 – Downforce Four Year Anniversary

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In our ninety-sixth episode, we celebrate the end of the fourth year of the podcast and talk about the games we have been playing lately. We also announce a super special contest for our 100th episode. We also review the betting and racing game Downforce, and we look back on the past year of gaming for us here on the podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Tasty Minstrel Games & Board Game Bliss

Celebrating our 4th Anniversary – 1:14

Mox Boarding House – 6:15

Funky Chicken – 9:30

Monster Match – 13:22

Deckscape Test Time & The Fate of London – 17:30

Nations – 24:40

Path of Play Day – Team Boards Alive – 36:15

Road to Episode 100 Contest – Entry 1 – 39:23

Tasty Minstrel Games Sponsorship – The Flow of History – 44:41

Downforce Overview – 46:10

Downforce Thematic Review – 49:19

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:14:04

Year Four Lookback – 1:15:10

Best Game of the Last Year – 1:15:34

The Biggest Disappointment – 1:24:08

Our Favourite Games we Reviewed in Season 4 – 1:29:38

Episode 95 – Interview with Daryl Andrews

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Episode 95 – Interview with Daryl Andrews

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In our ninety-fifth episode, we are joined by special guest Daryl Andrews, Designer and Developer for games like Sagrada, Roar: King of the Pride, City of Gears and more, as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. Then we interview Daryl about his gamer background and he offers advice for those wanting to become full-time designers. Plus Daryl answers some Random Listener Questions.

This episode is sponsored by Talon Strikes StudiosBoard Game Bliss

We Finally Get to Talk About Baseball! – 2:57

Survival Kit – Elder Dice – Now on Kickstarter – 10:08

Rhino Hero Super Battle – 16:14

Gaia Project – 23:10

Decrypto – 24:23

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 – 28:58

Path of Play Day – Team Boards Alive – 39:53

Talon Strikes Studios Sponsorship – Vinyl Kickstarter – 43:18

Interview with Daryl Andrews – 44:47

Life as a Full Time Designer – 1:00:41

Surprise Announcement – Maple Games – 1:05:07

Roar: King of the Pride – 1:17:30

Outpost: Siberia and Outpost: Amazon – 1:21:58

City of Gears – 1:24:11

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:25:55

Listener Questions – 1:26:47

My Meeple & Me – Archaeological Researcher

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My Meeple & Me – Archaeological Researcher

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Oh dear, what’s this then.

First off, I must warn you – this show is exceptionally NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Not in the slightest.

Some time ago, we asked for your gaming advice related questions with the promise that we might do something fun with them. Well, nearly a year later, that tree has finally borne fruit. And so, we unleash upon the board gaming world a project we have called “My Meeple and Me,” a loving homage to one of our favorite podcast media empires, the McElroy brothers’ juggernaut advice podcast “My Brother, My Brother & Me.” If you’ve enjoyed this, you will enjoy their shows much, much more. Check ‘em out!

Suggested talking points: Cargo shorts; archaeology; BASIC programming; dance moves; rules interruptions; getting the game group together.

My Meeple and Me has been a joint production of Aaron from Boards Alive, Jake from Draft Mechanic, and Alex from The Dukes of Dice.

Our theme song for this project is “One Hit Pitch Pipe” from Shapiro, friends of Jake’s from back in the college days who put together one banger of an album. You can go buy a copy of the album on their website, you should do that thing, it’s so good.

Thank you so much for listening to this oddity of a podcast, we hope you enjoyed it. Now, go listen to some McElroy goodness.