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Month: September 2014

Episode 42 — It’s Not Your Game, It’s Our Deficiency

Episode 42 — It’s Not Your Game, It’s Our Deficiency

Suburbia_0007-2What’s wrong with us?

In opposition to those poorly received games we like, our guilty pleasures, there must be games that are well-loved and critically acclaimed which elude our ability to enjoy. Right? Surely.

We spend the Lion’s share of this episode discussing games that, despite their acknowledged goodness, one of us is unable to like. It was a fun, maddening discussion, and we hope you’ll enjoy it, or at least tell us why we’re wrong. Because we are wrong.  Very, Very wrong.

Timestamps:

2:55 — Kickstarted Games Update
17:10 — Anticipated Games
23:05 — What’s Wrong With Us
25:48 — Tzolk’in
31:55 — Lords of Waterdeep
38:15 — Shogun
44:47 — Brass
50:00 — Suburbia
54:13 — Le Havre
61:10 — Honorable Mentions

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Episode 41 — Lightning Table Clearance Round

Episode 41 — Lightning Table Clearance Round

ginkgop_0001This is one action packed episode, chock full of opinions about games old and new. Games of all types. Card games, war games, Euro games. You like laying tiles? Yup, we talk about those too.

It’s a long one, so here’s a menu in case we’re talking about anything you want to skip:

3:39 — The Arran Malt Whisky (cask strength)
4:27 — Doomtown: Reloaded
13:25 — Fire in the Lake
24:00 — Will we be playing Five Tribes?
27:20 — Clearance!
28:15 — The Castles of Burgundy
33:15 — Ginkgopolis
41:50 — Seasons
48:45 — Quantum
59:15 — Istanbul
103:45 — Legacy: The Testament of Duke DeCrecy

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Episode 40 — Gigantify the Idiotic Stupefyer and Run

Episode 40 — Gigantify the Idiotic Stupefyer and Run

WhatsHeBuild_0006There is always special satisfaction in grabbing an item off a clearance table and finding it to be something of real value. Even better when said item is a worker placement game that you will be able to enjoy many times over.

What’s He Building in There? is such a game, a fairly straight forward exercise in placing workers, but with a theme that makes us smile as we place them. Find out just how much fun we had building our doomsday machines in this week’s episode.

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Episode 39 — Dealin’ Weapons in Fantasy Land

Episode 39 — Dealin’ Weapons in Fantasy Land

Battle Merchants_0001This week we’re arming Orcs and Elves and hobgoblins, all in the name of making more money. More moola. No prestige or honor, just cold hard cash.

Battle Merchants allows you to get you “Lord of War” on, and we’re gonna discuss just how much fun that is.  As if you expected anything else.

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