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Episode 106 — Reggie and Emily’s Excellent Adventure

Episode 106 — Reggie and Emily’s Excellent Adventure

Welcome to an episode filled with old games and some special guests. Edward and Amanda from Heavy Cardboard join in as we discuss how to get old games back to the table. And after a day of gaming here at Punching Cardboard headquarters, we unleash a session report covering the three underrated titles that ended up on our table. To be honest, we weren’t even planning to play these games.

In this episode we leave the cult of the new outside in the rain and rediscover (or discover) some titles that should be getting a little more love. We hope you have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.

SESSIONS:

15:40 — The Wayback Machine
16:54 — Baseball Highlights:2045, Super Motherload, Argent
27:19 — Getting Games Back to the Table (Part 1)
32:17 — Dominant Species, Wir Sind Das Volk, In the Year of the Dragon, Metropolys, Florenza
40:29 — Getting Games Back to the Table (Part 2)
53:21 — The Music Segment
61:33 — Edward as Navigator, a True Adventure.
62:55 — The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire (Session Report)
75:51 — Shogun (Session Report)
94:13 — Thunder Alley (Session Report)
109:37 — Captains of the Gulf: A Friend gets his due.

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Episode 48 — De-icing and the Redemption of Humanity

Episode 48 — De-icing and the Redemption of Humanity

MadKing_0004And here we are, on the last episode of our first season. Welcome. This, I believe, is also our longest episode as well (something I could look up, but if you’ve been listening, you know . . . ).

We discuss many, many things in this episode, including a trip to Stonemaier Games’ Design Day event, United Airlines’ complete incompetence (save one beautiful soul) and a bunch of games played. Long reviews of Panamax and Castles of Mad King Ludwig included for your listening pleasure.

We do rant and ramble a bit, but we think some of it is quite entertaining, and Jim’s story of his ridiculously long journey back from St. Louis ends with hope for us all.

THE TIMES:

3:15 — Stonemaier Design Day
8:05 — Horse and Pony Show
14:00 — RANT! De-icing and the redemption of humanity
23:00 — Asmodee: The New Electronic Arts?
25:00 — More St. Louis Shout-outs.
28:30 — Eric plays Brass and Cosmic Encounter
31:10 — The Ty Wyman Memorial Cup, Race 2 (Thunder Alley)
33:07 — Review: Panamax!
68:00 — Review: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
91:25 — Queen Corrects Greed MSRP

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Episode 34 — Turning Left Never Felt So Right

Episode 34 — Turning Left Never Felt So Right

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We could care less about NASCAR, or Indy car, or Motorcross, or F1, or any other type of real world contest where people climb into or on machines and go fast, and yet here we are looking at a game that just might be the first legitimate contender for the best game of 2014.

There is nothing overly complex or unique about Thunder Alley; however, it’s card driven mechanics and bring the field with you strategies result in an experience that’s just fun. Simple fun.  Oh, and it’s exciting too.

Step inside, we’ll tell you more.

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