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Episode 29 — Whole Lotta Love

Episode 29 — Whole Lotta Love

CityofRemnants_0008It’s one episode before 30 (will there be a 30?) and we’ve decided to give some underplayed and undervalued games some love.

This is a long episode, which starts with a discussion about reviewing games and gives a little insight on how we approach this podcast.  For our discussion proper we each choose 3 games and reveal them in order.

Here’s a rough idea of when we actually get to the games:

Number 3 choices — @ 20 minute mark
Number 2 choices — @ 43 minute mark
Number 1 choices — @ 65 minute mark

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Episode 28 — A Taj Mahal for Egypt

Episode 28 — A Taj Mahal for Egypt

Nations_0008You have a bazillion different cards that can hit the board and 8 rounds to create a civilization.  What will yours look like?  It’s episode 28 and we’re talking Nations!

And we . . . will . . . not . . . compare . . . aaahhhh!  Who’re we kiddin’, there’s no self control in this group.

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Episode 27 — Terra Mystica and the Age Old Debate: Zeppelin vs. Metallica

Episode 27 — Terra Mystica and the Age Old Debate: Zeppelin vs. Metallica

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This is a long one, but we start off having a really good time before we get down to the dissection. A really good time. Very amusing.

So once we get to our real topic, Eric rates Terra Mystica a 10, and he says it’s the top game he’s ever played. Can we talk him down from the mountain?

And because no one has ever wanted to know, we ask the question: Led Zeppelin or Metallica? Post your allegiance in our comments section here or on any of our BGG pages. 

Hint: Zep is the correct answer.

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Episode 26 — Pushing Wood in the 15th Century

Episode 26 — Pushing Wood in the 15th Century

Madeira_0011On tour again, back in the power trio format! We ship ourselves to the Portuguese colony of Madeira, where we encounter wild grapes, free range wheat and unprocessed sugar. And lots of wood.

Yep, it’s a Euro game and we have punched the cardboard and pushed the wood.  Is Madeira the best of the 2013 Essen crop?  Listen on.

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Episode 24 — A Spare Chair at the Doctor’s Office Will Suffice

Episode 24 — A Spare Chair at the Doctor’s Office Will Suffice

MageKnight_0014Everything old is new again as Eric makes his triumphant return to the podcast.  In this episode we take a long look at playing with our . . . by, by ourselves, and we talk about some of the games that lend themselves well to this endeavor.

Mainly we discuss what everyone in the know already knows about Mage Knight, but we do it in a charming and entertaining fashion.  Just go with it.

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Episode 23 — Live at Budokan: The Solo Album

Episode 23 — Live at Budokan: The Solo Album

Sekigahara_0008I am a Samurai warrior, going it alone for episode 23.  One must do what one has to in order to keep to schedule, and I must talk to myself for 30 minutes (I can’t believe I went on for 30 Minutes).

Anyway, what follows is a fairly comprehensive review of Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan. Enjoy.

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Episode 22 — The Key to so Many Textile Crafts is Ironing

Episode 22 — The Key to so Many Textile Crafts is Ironing

Bruxelles_0002Hello and welcome to cross-stitching 101.

Okay, not really, but we are going off into the world of the Arts with today’s podcast arguing (and we mean arguing) over the qualities of a little game called Bruxelles 1893.

Listen in to find out what we think about schmoozing patrons at the theater and building fancy works of art. Hint: we disagree.

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Episode 21 — Rant! Coffee! Tournament!

Episode 21 — Rant! Coffee! Tournament!

UPWA special Friday posting to get the blood flowing. Here, after a very heartfelt and reasoned coffee discussion, we delve into round two of our Game of Tournaments and take a side trip on the Tokaido road.

With new rules in place in this ever morphing contest we hope to get you, dear listener, involved in the action. We will posting the second round match-ups over the next few days. Please head over to our BGG blog and partake in the adventure that is the Game of Tournaments.

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Episode 20 — Your Deluxe Collectors’ Edition, Free Shower and Deodorant Included

Episode 20 — Your Deluxe Collectors’ Edition, Free Shower and Deodorant Included

_DSC3206We answer viewer mail in this episode.  Well, we respond to a question posed by one of our listeners.  Same thing, really.  No?

Okay, fine, so we have no viewers, but we do ramble on a little about viewing bad TV game shows, so something somewhere has been viewed.

Anyway (and I say this too many times in this episode), after quite a bit of banter to open the show we decide to address the question of whether collectible editions are good for the hobby. Are they?

And, oh yeah, those are old school Netrunner cards in that photo.

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