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Month: December 2014

Episode 53 — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Meeple

Episode 53 — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Meeple

2014-12-21 16.33.55Well, it’s that time of year, the time when everyone climbs all over everyone else to get their Top 10 lists up and running. We’re no different here at the PCP, so we have some lists for you too. However, we are different enough to put a little spin on the exercise. So,  mainly because we’ve yet to play all the major 2014 releases, here are the top games we played for the first time in 2014.

Yeah, bet you didn’t see that coming.

Of course, rather than keep it simple, we throw other lists at you first: Disappointments, games that need to be played more, honorable mentions. In other words, we talk about a lot of games in this one. Help you somebody!

GENERAL TIMELINESS:

08:20 — What We’re Doing
09:00 — Friendless Stats
10:48 — Disappointments
26:27 — Need More Plays
44:35 — Honorable Mentions
64:17 — The Top 10 Games We Played For the First Time in 2014

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Episode 52 — The People, Yes We Are!

Episode 52 — The People, Yes We Are!

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Over two long play sessions we’ve decided the fate of post-war Germany five times over, and we’ve survived to tell the tale. Just how good is Histogame’s Wir Sind Das Volk!, and can it rise above GMT’s cold war competition? Can these game designers take the ridiculous and make it sublime? Will we come to grips with the way whisky is rated? And why is the sky blue?

Join us on this magical journey back to the middle of the 20th Century and find out. Mostly.

SHOWTIMES:

00:42 — BenRiach 10 Year-old Curiositas
02:57 — Ratings: Theirs, Ours and Everyone’s
09:30 — Wir Sind Das Volk! (very full review)

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Episode 51 — The Amplification of Luck and Chaos

Episode 51 — The Amplification of Luck and Chaos

Chinatown_0001We’re a little low-key early on in this one, but there’s nothing like Feld mechanics to raise the temperature of a discussion. Come along to a quiet little city on the Zwin. Or even better, join us for some Dim Sum in 1960s New York City.

TIMESCAPES

03:05 — When Things Go Bad #2
06:50 — Jim plays Uwe, WHA????
21:38 — Temporum, a brief note
24:45 — Setup? This is about setup???
28:45 — The Feld Throwdown begins
30:30 — Featuring the Bruges Expansion (review)
53:05 — Expansions?
60:45 — Chinatown (review)
76:10 — Age of Steam
83:00 — Lethargy Incorporated

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Episode 50 — Just Doing Our Jobs

Episode 50 — Just Doing Our Jobs

La_Granja_0001Episode 50! A Milestone. We’ve got special guests and previews of secret upcoming games by all-star designers and marching bands and . . . well, none of that really. Just Jim and Eric pontificating about some games they’ve played. But that’s what you came for, right? Right? Hello?

THE TIMES (ARE A CHANGIN’)

01:35 — What to put under the tree
07:30 — How could we forget Imperial Settlers?
08:35 — Meh (Five Tribes)
13:12 — Meh 2 (La Isla)
19:49 — And fill the stockings too
21:25 — La Granja (full review)

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