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.
Wed, 18 May 2016
You're in the trenches in the first World War, trying to stay alive long enough to return home with your grizzled old friends. The threat are bullets, combat, toxic gas, night, winter, and rain. The only way to survive is a little planning, teamwork, and a whole lot of luck. The Grizzled is a cooperative game for two to five players from Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez.
We've had mixed experience with the difficulty of this game, but most of the buzz is that it is hard to win, especially with five players. The great thing is that this little game is fun, even you lose.
Wed, 11 May 2016
In March, at SaltCON 2016, we sat down and talked with Seth Hiatt of Mayday Games. We talk about a number of their products including Twist of Fate, a microgame that is finishing up on Kickstarter at the time this podcast is released.
Seth talks about manufacturing, shipping, and the benefit of being Euro Friendly.
Direct download: The_Business_Side_of_Boardgames_with_Seth_Hyatt_of_Mayday_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MDT