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


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