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In Episode 34, Craig digs in to three tile placement games, which quickly becomes a lesson on intro/family games. During the episode he discusses Lanterns: The Harvest Festival from Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games, Between Two Cities from Stonemaier Games, and New York 1901 from Blue Orange Games.

 

Show Times:

Lanterns (Foxtrot Games): 6:50

Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games): 20:45

New York 1901 (Blue Orange Games) 41:15

Direct download: 34.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

In Episode 33, Craig dives into three games that showed up on his doorstep thanks to the magic of Kickstarter. All three games are 2015 releases and have shown up within the past month or so which means he has fought hard to get several plays of each game to bring them to your attention, dear listener. 

First Craig talks about Vault Wars, the auction game from Floodgate Games, then he digs in the latest installment of the Tiny Epic line from Gamelyn Games, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and he finally wraps us with his newest game obsession, Mottainai, from Asmadi Games. 

 

Show Times:

Vault Wars (Floodgate Games): 7:00

Tiny Epic Galaxies (Gamelyn Games): 26:00

Mottainai (Asmadi Games): 39:00

Direct download: 33.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

In episode 32, Craig talks specifically about three Cool Mini or Not games. First off he takes a look back at Arcadia Quest, a 2014 release, but with fresh perspectives and more experience. Next, Craig dives into  the cooperative game the Grizzled, which is an upcoming release, and was a big hit at GenCon 2015. Lastly, he dives into the area-control, card-drafting game, Blood Rage designed by Eric Lang. 

Direct download: 32.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

In episode 31, Craig begins his convention season wrap-up by discussing three games he played (see bought) at Gen-con 2015, specifically, Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot from Portal Games, Codenames from CGE, and Trove:The Crystal Caverns from Leder Games.

Direct download: 31intro.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

In Episode 30, Craig and Dave take a look at a few games they've played recently, including Dragon Run and Dimensions, and Craig talks about the Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign he's running. In kickstarter newsm The look at Zombicide: Black Plague from Cool Mini or Not and Dark Dealings. Lastly, due to technical difficulties, there is no third segment this week, but Craig takes the mic to give a special announcement.

Show Times:

Dragon Run (Blue Orange): 9:45

Star Wars:Edge of the Empire (FFG): 18:45

Dimension (KOSMOS): 26:15

FTC Suit against Kickstarter Publisher: 35:30

Zombicide: Black Plague (CMON): 39:15

TMNT Heroclix (Wizkids): 47:15

Dark Dealings (Nevermore Games): 50:00

Paperize Dev Tool (Oil and Rope): 55:15

Smog Riders (Scale 75): 58:00

Craig's Announcement: 59:45

Direct download: 30.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

In Episode 29, Craig takes the mic to recap the games he played during the 2015 Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. He breaks down over twenty titles that he and his son demoed during their time at the convention. Next, Craig and Dave interview Brooklynn Lundberg from Succubus Publishing about their current kickstarter project, Middara. 

Show Times:

Lanterns (Renegade Games): 3:40

Shoot Your Friends (Gangrene Games): 6:00

Monster Truck Mayhem (Dice Hate Me): 8:45

Welcome to the Dungeon (Iello): 11:00

Pie Factory (Dice Hate Me): 12:40

Bottom of the 9th (Dice Hate Me): 14:00

Sylvion (Z-Man): 17:45

Angry Dice (Dice Hate Me): 19:15

Bring Out Yer Dead (Upper Deck): 21:15

Arcadia Quest (Cool Mini or Not): 28:15

Xenoshyft (Cool Mini or Not): 29:15

Patchwork (Mayfair): 32:10

Wombat Rescue (Eagle Games): 34:00

Flick 'em Up (Z-Man Games): 37:00

Dogs of War (Cool Mini or Not): 38:15

Bad Beets (Stoneblade): 39:00

Pingo Pingo (Iello): 40:45

Hogger Logger (Breaking Games): 43:35

Ubongo (Kosmos): 43:35

Dimension (Kosmos): 45:40

Dohdles (Kosmos): 47:05

Colt Express (Asmodee): 48:40

Easy Breezy Travel Agency (Dice Hate Me): 50:00

Interview: Brooklynn Lundberg, Succubus Publishing: 53:20

Direct download: 29.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

In episode 28, Craig and Dave are joined by special guest, Matt Wolfe, the designer of Wombat Rescue, which is on Kickstarter right now from Eagle Games. Also in this episode, The boys give first impressions of The Metagame from Local No. 12, and X-Men Mutant Revolution from Wizkids Games. In Kickstarter news, they look at Middara from Succubus Publishing and Ether Wars from EtherDev, and lastly they talk about the nominees for this year's Spiel des Jahres. 

Show Times:

The Metagame (Local No. 12): 2:45

Star Wars Edge of the Empire (FFG): 16:15

The End of the World Line (FFG): 17:15

X-Men Mutant Revolution (Wizkids): 19:15

Middara (Succubus): 31:45

Ether Wars (EtherDev): 35:30

Wombat Rescue (Eagle Games): 37:00

Spiel des Jahres 2015 Nominees: 38:30

Welcome to the Dungeon (Iello): 41:45

Interview with designer Matt Wolfe: 48:00

 

Direct download: 28p1.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

In Episode 27, Craig and Dave talk forever in their first impressions of Assassinorum Execution Force from Games Workshop which may end in a bit of a heated disagreement.  They also give a full game review of Plaid Hat's 2014 hit game, Dead of Winter. In kickstarter news, they look at One Hit Kill from John August, Gruff from Studio Woe, and Mottainai from Asmadi Games. 

Show Times:

Assassinorum Execution Force (Games Workshop): 4:15

One Hit Kill (John August): 32:45

Skyrelics Update: 36:30

Mottainai (Asmadi): 38:45

Gruff (Studio Woe): 41:30

Mensa Select 2015 Winners: 44:15

Fluxx Dice (Looney Labs): 47:00

Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans: 48:30

Dead of Winter Review (Plaid Hat): 51:45

Stinger: Music with our mouths!

Direct download: 27final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

In episode 26, Dave and Craig take a long hard look at the X-wing Miniature Game in their first battle report episode. Also in this episode, they look at some Kickstarter games in Karnivore Koala from Voodoo Games and Coup: Rebellion G54 from Indie Boards and Cards, give a first Impression on One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak from Bezier Games, and talk about news in the hobby.

Show Times:

3x3 Update: 4:45

One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak (Bezier Games): 10:45

Karnivore Koala (Voodoo Games): 14:30

Coup: Rebellion G54 (Indie Boards and Cards): 17:30

Marvel Legendary Secret Wars: 19:00

Smash-up: It's All Your Fault (Alderac): 21:30

Battle Report: X-Wing Miniature Game: 24:30

Direct download: 26final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

In Episode 25, Craig and David offer their usual banter about the games they played this week which followed a weird pattern of brutal coop games including Robinson Crusoe from Z-Man Games and Space Hulk: Death Angel from Fantasy Flight. In Kickstarter chatter they look at Dragon Punch from Koen Hendrix and Apocrypha from Mike Selinker and Lone Shark Games. Lastly they go in depth with the game that got them started on the hobby, Betrayal at House on the Hill, before wrapping it up with a quick round of Who Would Win wiith Chuck and Dave.

Show Times:

Robinson Crusoe (Z-Man Games): 4:15

Space Hulk: Death Angel (Fantasy Flight): 9:45

Dragon Punch (Koen Hendrix): 29:30

Apocrypha (Lone Shark Games): 31:15

B-Sieged (CoolMiniOrNot): 35:15

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Tindalos Software): 38:30

Noire Black Box Edition (Level 99 Games): 39:45

In Depth: Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Games, WOTC): 43:15

Who Would Win with Chuck and Dave: 1:12:30

Direct download: 25final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT