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Month: December 2013

Episode 5 — 10 Times 10 Plus 1 Equals 22

Episode 5 — 10 Times 10 Plus 1 Equals 22

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It’s that time of year.  Top 10 lists abound.  People pontificate. This is better than that and that is nowhere near as good as the other, all in order, from 1 – 10.

We decide that we too can count to ten, and make lists, but we like to be different.

So, our New Year’s Eve episode sees us taking on BGG contributor Sarah Reed’s challenge of playing 10 games 10 times each in 2014. We make individual lists (because it’s a list episode, and well, it’s just the thing to do) and then compare them in an utterly thrilling manner.

Unable to leave well enough alone, we add a special Punching Cardboard rule to the madness and count to 11. It all results in a what seems to be a very logical commitment: we decide to play our games.

Find our lists on our 10 x 10 page.  Feel Free to post your own 10 x 10 list in the comments section, and add a game from any other list for your plus one.

Here’s  the link to Sarah Reed’s Challenge on Board Game Geek:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/166160/2014-challenge-play-10-games-10-times-each

Episode 4 — Through the Ages in Under 12 Hours

Episode 4 — Through the Ages in Under 12 Hours

TtA_0015In our longest episode so far we discuss the game it takes us longest to play.

How long is too long? Does satisfaction diminish as the hours drag on? Why are all those little wooden pieces so fiddly?

And can we play again, immediately?  Now!

Episode 3 – Trains vs. Bruges: Oh It’s On!

Episode 3 – Trains vs. Bruges: Oh It’s On!

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Do you like deck builders or point salad games?

We take a look at two of this year’s filler games that have a little more fullness than a filler.  As the argument develops as to which of these games is deserving of your time and money, we also try to determine whether or not each of these games should be classified as filler.

We might even come up with a new term while we’re at it.

Episode 2 — Yedo and the Japanese Word for Luck

Episode 2 — Yedo and the Japanese Word for Luck

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We bought a couple of copies of the Pandasaurus release Yedo and played it a ton.

Now we discuss whether you should look past its Japanese Pollack splattered board and add this into your own roatation.

The role of Luck is bantered over as well.

Episode 1 — Francis Drake and the Opening Day Jitters

Episode 1 — Francis Drake and the Opening Day Jitters

FDrakeIn our first episode we discuss the merits of the Peter Hawes designed Francis Drake. We take a look at the stellar components and discuss the trend toward higher quality swag in current board games. Has anyone else noticed that the price of admission has also increased?

We stumble around a bit as well, being that it’s our first cast and all.