Sunday, March 19, 2017

Episode 15: The one about rising suns, gloomhavens, and intellectual properties

We ended up off-track last week, so we went the extra mile to go back to schedule with Episode 15!

About Us (00:15)

Our newest segment, about what we've been doing outside of the world of board games. In short, Jeremiah has been playing some Zelda: Breath of the Wild; and Jeff just wrapped up a third playthrough of the Mass Effect Trilogy.

Recently Played (10:14)
Several games played between us, but the star of the show was Gloomhaven.

News (19:28)
The GAMA trade show brought lots of new goodies. But we can't help ourselves to talk about anything other than Rising Sun.

"it" Factor

Games have timers in many different ways. We talk about several games that manage to do timers in creative and fun ways.


Intellectual properties are everywhere. We talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of their use in board games.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Episode 14: The one about games that ramp up and convention season

With a few things going on, we ended up off our typical schedule by a week. But we're finally back with Episode 14!

Recently Played (00:15)
We played a lot, but spend way too long talking about Alchemists + The King's Golem Expansion.

News (06:51)
Raiders of the North Sea and Champions of Midgard have strikingly similar Kickstarter campaigns. And Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn announced two deluxe expansions.

"it" Factor

Every game gets more intense as it progresses. But some games have a true "ramp up" at the end. We talk about several that achieve this.

2-Player Review

We played Raiders of the North Sea 2-Player and give you our thoughts.


Convention season is kicking off with many opening up ticket sales. And it also means that more games will be announced!