Wed, 6 July 2016
We continue our coverage of the fantastic two player games available right now. Star Realms: Colony War was a sure hit with us, but Brent and Ryan discover even more difference in their play styles even in a game they both enjoy. Does Colony Wars stack up to vanilla Star Realms? Find out as we discus the game from drastically different angles. We also cover Onitama, Hive, Tides of Time, and Pinata (formerly Balloon Cup).
Fri, 1 July 2016
MN 0118 More Interviews- Joshua from CGE, John of Bink Inc, Michael from Gamelyn Games, and Luke of Sea Pig
We have four interviews from Game Industry professionals!
1:00-7:30 Joshua Githens of CGE Games
7:31-19:22 John Binkley of Bink Inc, Makers of Trekking the National Parks
19:23-36:29 Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games
36:30-46:55 Luke of Sea Pig Games
Thu, 23 June 2016
Two player games are the perfect pastime to spend with your significant other, your soulmate or a random guy at the park. We love our two player games so much, we devoted several new podcasts to the topic, gushing about some of our new favorite games. We discuss 7 Wonders: Duel, Patchwork, Star Wars Risk, ...and then we held hands, and Horrible Hexes in this episode. Hold hands with someone close by awkwardly and with no regrets as you listen.
Tue, 21 June 2016
MN 0116 Lost SaltCON Interviews - Dapper Kris, Daft Chris, Designers Dale Tolley and Matt Saunders, and STGCon Organizers, Alex and Shaea
Brent and Ryan finally get around to editing more interviews from SaltCON 2016. Here are five great interviews recorded back in March. Enjoy!
0:00-1:11 - Introduction
1:12-14:38 Kris McClanahan from Deeply Dapper talks about his geeky products for sale at his Etsy store or at www.deeplydapper.com
14:38-24:57 Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts talks about his current projects on sale at Etsy and www.daftconcepts.com
24:58-32:42 Dale Tolley, designer of Cheesonomics, from Eagle-Gryphon, talks to us about game design and his future plans
32:43-38:19 Matt Saunders, designer of Mow Money, published by Mayday Games, talks about his game. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_Saunders
38:20-47:28 Shaea and Alex Bernard of the Saint George Board Game Convention talk about their inaugural year and what they plan for their 2016 convention. Find out more at www.stgcon.org
Direct download: MN_0116_Lost_SaltCON_Interviews_-_Dapper_Kris_Daft_Chris_Two_Designers_and_Two_Con_Organizers.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 3:34pm MDT
Thu, 16 June 2016
Bang! Loses its lawsuit against a copycat game, We talk many Kickstarters, Cthulhu Realms Eats My Batteries is not an expansion, Brent Rants about CMoN, Kickstarter Exclusives, and the Boardgame Bubble
Sun, 12 June 2016
At SaltCON 2016 we sat down with Greg Spence and talked about inserts, how he started the company, and many of his offerings, including his impressive convention schedule. You can find them at their website http://thebrokentoken.com or at Origins, GenCon, BGG.con, or many of the other conventions they have scheduled.
Wed, 8 June 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres
T.I.M.E Stories 0-7:03
Pandemic Legacy: Season One 7:03-9:56
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King 9:57-11:45
We announce our winner of the Kennerspiel des Jahres 11:46-15:02
Kinderspiel des Jahres
My First Stone Age 25:19-27:50
Brent's opinion of which should win 27:51-29:29
Spiel des Jahres
Ryan tells us which game will win 47:57-48:59
Thu, 2 June 2016
The fantastic Dan Wells, author and avid gamer, joins the Nation! Dan Wells is a fantasy, YA, post-apocalyptic author known for the Partials series and his new book, Bluescreen a futuristic science-fiction cyber-thriller. He also writes the John Cleaver series. The first one, I am not a Serial Killer, has been made into a movie starring Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, and Max Records. He is a co-host of the Writing Excuses podcast.
Dan is also a long-time boardgamer. We discuss his favorite board games, his love of storytelling in games, and what he thinks makes a game great. We reminisce about ancient role playing games, Decipher CCGs, and the new Pathfinder Adventures app. We also talk a little Kickstarter.
Direct download: MN_0112_Dan_Wells_-_Author_and_Board_Game_Enthusiast.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 12:23am MDT
Mon, 30 May 2016
This bonus episode was recorded by Brent while he attended BGG.Spring in Dallas on May 29, 2016. He sits down with three of the Spiel des Jahres judges and discusses game eligibility, judging criteria, the selection process, and the differences between the three awards.
We then review the nine nominated SdJ games for 2016.
Direct download: MN_0111_Spiel_des_Jahres_Judges_at_BGGSpring_2016.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 5:25am MDT
Wed, 25 May 2016
Matt and Barbara join us for another News episode. We talk of Hero Realms, Pathfinder App, Cthulhu Realms App, Descent: Road to Legend App, Campaign Manager, Game Bags, SpielSoap, two versions of Caravan.
We also report the newly announced Spiel des Jahres nominees including Codenames, Imhotep, and Karuba.