Episode 132 w/ Monique from Before You Play – Detective: Dig Deeper, Fort, Hollow Knight, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Episode 132 w/ Monique from Before You Play – Detective: Dig Deeper, Fort, Hollow Knight, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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In our one hundred and thirty-second episode, Aaron is joined by Monique from Before You Play Youtube channel. We talk about Detective: Dig Deeper and Fort in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Hollow Knight and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We reflect on our review of Village from 100 episodes ago. Then you listeners Ask Aaron Anything, where you get a chance to ask Aaron and his guest anything they want.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

Monique’s Current Gaming World – Before You Play – 1:30

Detective: Dig Deeper – 6:50

Fort – 16:19

Hollow Knight – 27:45

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 38:47

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 53:30

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Village – 55:55

Ask Aaron Anything – 1:02:10

Episode 131 w/ Ruel Gaviola – Root: The Clockwork Expansion, Santa Monica, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and Slay the Spire

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Episode 131 w/ Ruel Gaviola – Root: The Clockwork Expansion, Santa Monica, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and Slay the Spire

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In our one hundred and thirty-first episode, Aaron is joined Ruel Gaviola of Tabletop Tonight as we start a brand new format for the podcast. We talk about Root: The Clockwork Expansion and Santa Monica in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Slay the Spire. We reflect on our review of Flip City and Dead Drop from 100 episodes ago. Then we introduce the new segment Ask Aaron Anything, where listeners get a chance to ask Aaron and his guest anything they want.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

Ruel’s Current Gaming World – Tabletop Tonight – 3:15

Root: The Clockwork Expansion – 12:25

Santa Monica – 21:58

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – 27:22

Slay the Spire – 34:20

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 41:15

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Flip City and Dead Drop – 44:00

Ask Aaron Anything – 50:00

Episode 130 – Interview with Eric Slauson

Episode 130 – Interview with Eric Slauson

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In our one hundred and thirtieth episode, Aaron is joined by designer Eric Slauson, designer of MonsDRAWsity, Tattoo Stories, and Nerd Words: Science and we talk about some games we’ve been playing and introduce a new segment called Digital Diversion all about digital games we’ve been playing. Then I interview Eric Slauson about his game design philosophy, playing “weird” games, and having a memorable experience while playing.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

Camping Is Fun – 3:00

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures: Change is Constant – 5:20

Hues & Cues – 15:30

Digital Diversion – 22:35

Horizon Zero Dawn – 24:35

The Last of Us II – 30:25

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 41:02

Interview with Eric Slauson – 43:26

Nerd Words: Science – 1:10:08

Tattoo Stories – 1:16:56

MonsDRAWsity – 1:30:50

Episode 129 – King’s Dilemma

King's Dilemma

Episode 129 – King’s Dilemma

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In our one hundred and twenty-ninth episode, Aaron is still all alone so he talks about some ways he’s been enjoying gaming from home and he reflects on our review of Specter Ops from 100 episodes ago. Then Aaron is joined by Brendan, Robb, and Scott as they review the legacy-style negotiation game King’s Dilemma.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

I Hope You’re Doing Well – 1:39

Survival Kit – The Game Designers Movie – 2:33

Food Chain Magnate – 5:42

Dawn of the FunDead – Bullet Kickstarter – 14:50

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Specter Ops – 22:15

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 25:25

King’s Dilemma Spoiler-Free Review – 27:32

Kennerspiel des Jahres Mini-Discussion – 1:20:00

SPOILERS – King’s Dilemma Spoiler-Filled Discussion – 1:29:15

Episode 128 – Marvel Champions

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Episode 128 – Marvel Champions

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In our one hundred and twenty-eighth episode, Aaron is all alone because of social distancing so he talks about some ways he’s been enjoying gaming from home and he reflects on our review of Aquasphere from 100 episodes ago. Linsae also joins Aaron to talk about playing RPGs in the age of social isolation. Then Aaron reviews the cooperative super hero living card game Marvel Champions.

This episode is sponsored by Cult Classic Callback

I’m So Alone – 0:30

Survival Kit – Folded Space Inserts – 2:33

King’s Dilemma – 6:00

Pathfinder 2nd Edition RPG Books – 14:23

Sentinels of Freedom – 24:35

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Aquasphere – 31:10

RPGs with Linsae – 34:53

Cult Classic Callback Sponsorship – 54:45

Marvel Champions Overview – 55:25

Marvel Champions Thematic Review – 58:51

Episode 127 – Orca Con 2020

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Episode 127 – Orca Con 2020

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In our one hundred and twenty-seventh episode, we recap our trip to Orca Con in Bellevue, WA, including all the games we played and the awesome people we met.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

The Harrowing Journey to Orca Con Begins – 0:45

Krass Kariert and the Spiritual Shield – 5:25

Silver – 9:15

Azul: Summer Pavilion – 13:20

Push – 26:07

Villagers – 29:25

Caylus 1303 – 38:05

Nova Luna – 42:23

Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared – 50:30

Dough Zone – Dumps – 57:28

The Crew – 59:10

It’s a Wonderful World – 1:02:45

Cartographers – 1:06:45

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:12:26

Mandala – 1:17:50

Eye My Favorite Things – 1:19:50

Formosa Tea – 1:26:50

Quacks of Quedlinburg – 1:28:30

The Worst Weather EVER! – 1:30:15

Our Thoughts on Orca Con 2020 – 1:31:55

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Kingsport Festival – 1:38:42

Episode 126 – Pret-A-Porter BA Holiday Special

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Episode 126 – Pret-A-Porter BA Holiday Special

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In our one hundred and twenty-sixth episode, it’s our 6th annual BA Holiday Special. We talk about the games we have been playing lately and we reflect on our review of Scoville from 100 episodes ago. We also review the fashion design themed worker placement game Pret-A-Porter and we discuss our favourite party games that we played this year.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

Holiday Wishlist – 1:38

Orca Con Jan. 10-12 – 6:20

Thieves Den and Fortune Favors the Bold expansion – 9:06

Cuba Libre – 16:50

Barrage – 36:15

Clank Legacy – 50:00

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Scoville – 1:04:20

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:10:30

Pret-A-Porter Overview – 1:13:51

Pret-A-Porter Thematic Review – 1:16:52

Our Favourite Party Games of the Year – 2:02:25

Episode 125 – SHUX 2019

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Episode 125 – SHUX 2019

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In our one hundred and twenty-fifth episode, we regale you with the tales of our experiences at SHUX 2019 in Vancouver. We’re joined by Brendan and Curtis as we talk about all the games we played and people we met. It’s another convention episode, so you know it’s going to be a big one!

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

The Adventure Begins– 1:56

Curt Starts the Party Early – 2:00

Isaac Childress Gloomhaven Panel – 3:25

Tapestry – 8:15

Our AirBNB– 13:26

Modern Art – 17:20

Decrypto – 18:15

Krass Kariert– 18:32

Ragusa – 24:35

Saturday Begins – 29:32

Hadara – 31:45

Yum Yum Island – 39:12

Scamming Horse Racing Game – 47:20

SHUX Math Trade 2019 – 51:20

Rail Pass – 54:05

Bob Ross: The Art of Chill – 1:01:25

Parks – 1:09:30

Arkham Horror 3rd Edition – 1:14:30

Super Wits and Wagers – 1:17:20

Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” – 1:20:48

We’re Doomed – 1:28:25

Captain Sonar – 1:36:00

Glyph Chess – 1:37:15

Men At Work – 1:39:10

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:43:43

Sunday Morning – 1:46:50

Marvel Champions: The Card Game – 1:48:20

Great Western Trail – 1:54:54

Cat Cafe – 1:59:00

Gorilla Marketing – 2:01:30

Hansa Teutonica – 2:08:00

Medium – 2:10:10

Our SHUX 2019 Thoughts – 2:14:00

Episode 124 – Pax Pamir

Pax Pamir

Episode 124 – Pax Pamir

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In our one hundred and twenty-fourth episode, we are a little slap happy as we talk about what we’ve been playing lately and we reflect on our review of Samurai Spirit from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the tableau building area control game Pax Pamir.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

We’re Back? – 2:11

Pathfinder 2nd Edition Core Rulebook – 9:25

Eclipse – 25:52

Homebrewers – 50:35

The Taverns of Tiefenthal – 1:01:40

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Samurai Spirit – 1:14:22

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:18:30

Pax Pamir Overview – 1:22:00

Pax Pamir Thematic Review – 1:25:08

Episode 123 – Star Wars: Outer Rim

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Episode 123 – Star Wars: Outer Rim

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In our one hundred and twenty-third episode, we say farewell to this flagship podcast as we talk about what we’ve been playing lately and we reflect on our review of Harbour from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the Star Wars adventure game Star Wars: Outer Rim.

This episode is sponsored by Game Night ApparelBoard Game Bliss

Goodbye – 0:53

Starfinder Beginner Box– 2:36

Hellboy: The Board Game – 13:45

MetroX – 28:52

Claim – 36:37

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Harbour – 43:32

Game Night Apparel Sponsorship – 47:56

Star Wars: Outer Rim Overview – 49:25

Star Wars: Outer Rim Thematic Review – 52:23

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:28:05