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 94 – Dinosaur Island

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Episode 94 – Dinosaur Island

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In our ninety-forth episode, we are joined by Linsae as we do a Survival Kit segment for the 5 Color Combo Gaming Mats, talk about what we’ve been playing recently, and our Path of Play Day charity team. We also review the dinosaur park building game Dinosaur Island. Then we have the 4th annual Q&A with Q and A and L segment, where we answer all of your silly questions.

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

Spring Break! – 0:40

Survival Kit – Dawn of the Fundead – 5 Color Combo Gaming Mats Kickstarter – 2:43

Sakura – 7:58

Charterstone – 17:37

Imperial Settlers – We Didn’t Start the Fire expansion – 27:25

Path of Play Day – Team Boards Alive – 34:21

Tasty Minstrel Games Sponsorship – 42:07

Dinosaur Island Overview – 43:30

Dinosaur Island Thematic Review – 49:43

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:30:13

The 4th Annual Q&A with Q and A and L – 1:31:33

Episode 93 – Stuffed Fables

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Episode 93 – Stuffed Fables

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In our ninety-third episode, we talk about the games we have been playing lately including some deep dives into Rising Sun and Kingdom Death: Monster. Then we review the cooperative story game Stuffed Fables. That’s all we end up doing because of how long our banter segment was.

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

We Try to be Funny for a Second Time – 1:02

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn – 3:33

Rising Sun – 17:45

Kingdom Death: Monster – 40:35

Eminent Domain: Oblivion – 54:05

Tasty Minstrel Games Sponsorship – 1:05:51

Stuffed Fables Overview – 1:07:11

Benji’s Stuffed Fables Review – 1:11:37

Stuffed Fables Thematic Review – 1:17:30

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:38:57

Support Us If You Want – 1:40:39

Episode 91 – Interview with Kwanchai Moriya

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Episode 91 – Interview with Kwanchai Moriya

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In our ninety-first episode, we are joined by special guest Kwanchai Moriya, Artist extraordinaire for games like Catacombs, Flip Ships, Dinosaur Island and more, as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. Then we interview Kwanchai about his artist and gamer background and he offers advice for those wanting to explore the board gaming hobby as an artist or free-lancer. Plus Kwanchai answers some Random Listener Questions including some that Aaron threw in too.

This episode is sponsored by Deep Water GamesBoard Game Bliss

The Weather is a Great Way to Break the Ice – 1:45

Word Slam – 3:52

Dinosaur Island – 10:06

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa – 15:40

Deep Water Games Sponsorship – Herbalism Kickstarter – 24:02

Interview with Kwanchai Moriya – 25:28

How to become a Board Game Artist – 39:50

Overlight – 1:01:45

Upcoming Projects – 1:12:40

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:16:44

Listener Questions – 1:18:05

Episode 90 – Orca Con 2018

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Episode 90 – Orca Con 2018

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In our ninetieth episode, we recap our trip to Orca Con in Bellevue, WA, including all the games we played, the interviews we did and the awesome people we met. We talk to Suzanne Sheldon of the Dice Tower, The Geeks of Cascadia, and Donna Prior all about the founding of Orca Con.

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

The Adventure to Orca Con Begins – 1:02

The Hotel – 6:11

Ice Cool – 8:55

Saturday! – 13:00

Flip Ships – 13:11

Manilla – 15:19

Dinosaur Island – 17:20

Orca Con Food Trucks – 20:07

NMBR 9 – 22:40

Downforce with Suzanne Sheldon – 29:10

Mysterium – 38:36

Dough Zone Dumps – 44:04

Ta-Da – 46:53

Clans of Caledonia – 47:59

Legacy of Dragonholt – 58:22

Shifty Eyed Spies – 1:03:52

Cobras – 1:05:00

Tasty Minstrel Games – Gentes Kickstarter Sponsorship – 1:10:40

Sunday! – 1:11:52

The Geeks of Cascadia – 1:12:22

Donna Prior – 1:27:51

Paper Tales – 1:53:19

Crib – 1:58:15

Heaven & Ale – 2:00:05

Watson & Holmes – 2:14:35

Ex Libris – 2:16:29

Blend Coffee Lab – 2:26:25

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 2:33:52

Our Most Cherished Orca Con Moments – 2:34:45

 

It’s DATENIGHT Episode 8 – Codenames Duet

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It’s DATENIGHT Episode 8 – Codenames Duet

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It’s DATENIGHT! The podcast where a wife and her husband talk about the games they play on date nights. We focus on games that are great for 2 players. Each episode is short and sweet, just the way you like it, right honey?

In Episode 8, we review the spy themed cooperative word game Codenames Duet.

This episode is sponsored by Game Trayz

Episode 89 – T.I.M.E. Stories (2 Years Later)

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Episode 89 – T.I.M.E. Stories (2 Years Later)

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In our eighty-ninth episode, Linsae and Brendan join Aaron and Quinten as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. Then we do a NON-SPOILER review of the T.I.M.E. Stories system after 7 scenarios. We keep from spoiling anything during the feature review, but then we discuss the T.I.M.E. Stories series in a full SPOILER-filled discussion of the scenarios so far, including our most memorable moments, our favourite scenarios, and more.

This episode is sponsored by IDW GamesBoard Game Bliss

Happy New Year! – 0:45

We’re Going to OrcaCon – 4:06

Dinosaur Island – 6:40

Custom Heroes – 23:23

The Colonists – 32:38

Alien Artifacts – 43:26

Near & Far Contest Results – Our Favourite Holiday Traditions – 58:18

IDW GamesMasque of the Red Death Sponsorship – 1:14:10

T.I.M.E. Stories Overview – 1:15:47

T.I.M.E. Stories NON-SPOILER Review after 7 scenarios – 1:21:51

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 2:10:50

SPOILERS START HERE! – Our thoughts on the T.I.M.E. Stories series – 2:12:33

Episode 88 – Legacy of Dragonholt BA Holiday Special

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Episode 88 – Legacy of Dragonholt BA Holiday Special

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In our eighty-eighth episode, it’s our 4th annual BA Holiday Special so Linsae joins us as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. We also review the choose your own adventure game Legacy of Dragonholt,  and we discuss our favourite party games that we played this year.

This episode is sponsored by Cartooner: The Fast and Furious Game of Drawing Comics & Board Game Bliss

Happy Holidays! – 0:46

Imperial Assault: Legends of the Alliance App – 4:41

Escape Room: The Game – 18:02

Planet of the Apes – 33:34

Contest – Near & Far – Favourite Holiday Tradition – 44:30

Cartooner: The Fast and Furious Game of Drawing Comics Sponsorship – 50:16

Legacy of Dragonholt Overview – 52:13

Legacy of Dragonholt Thematic Review – 55:38

Linsae Reviews – Planet of the Apes – 1:28:30

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:29:05

Our Favourite Party Games – 1:29:55

Shifty Eyed Spies – 1:30:50

Werewords – 1:34:45

Vegas Wits & Wagers – 1:39:41

Listener Party Game Suggestions – 1:42:14

Episode 87 – Coldwater Crown

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Episode 87 – Coldwater Crown

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In our eighty-seventh episode, Aaron is sick and Quinten is tired, but we power through as we talk about what we’ve been playing recently. We also review the fishing themed worker placement game Coldwater Crown. Then in honour of American Thanksgiving, we talk about all the things we’re thankful for in this hobby.

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

We’re sick and tired – 0:41

Hero Realms: The Ruin of Thandar Campaign Box – 2:32

Gloomhaven – 13:00

Random Imperial Assault App tangent – 26:56

Amun-Re – 30:09

Mangaka – 45:32

Dawn of the FunDead – Cartooner – 53:20

Tasty Minstrel Games Sponsorship – 55:40

Coldwater Crown Overview – 56:55

Coldwater Crown Thematic Review – 59:27

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:31:11

What we’re thankful for in this hobby – 1:32:11

 

Episode 86 – Roll Player

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Episode 86 – Roll Player

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In our eighty-sixth episode, Aaron talks about his recent participation in the Clash of Creators Star Realms tournament and we talk about what we’ve been playing recently. We also review the dice drafting fantasy character building game Roll Player. Then we are joined by Paul Dean of Shut Up & Sit Down to talk about his experience putting SHUX 2017 together and have some rapid fire listener questions for him.

This episode is sponsored by Game Trayz & Board Game Bliss

Clash of Creators Star Realms Tournament – 1:14

Star Realms: Scenarios – 5:18

Through the Ages App – 9:51

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri – 16:24

Total War: Warhammer 2 – 26:43

Dawn of the FunDead – Kids on Bikes – 39:25

Game Trayz Sponsorship – 45:48

Roll Player Overview – 47:10

Roll Player Thematic Review – 51:45

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:25:02

Paul Dean from Shut Up & Sit Down – 1:26:24

Reflecting on SHUX 2017 – 1:29:03

Rapid Fire Listener Questions – 2:00:20