Fri, 6 November 2015
In episode 35, Craig pairs up two Word/Deck Building games in a comparison of mechanics and gameplay. First he talks about Paperback from Tim Fowers, the Dominion/Scrabble hybrid, and then he discusses Dexicon from Andrew Rowse and Eagle-Gryphon Games and the new concepts it adds to the almost stale deckbuilding genre. Lastly, Craig digs into Seven7s from Jason Tagmire and Eagle-Gryphon games, discussing its simple deck complexity. Also note, Craig is aware he is terrible at his job.
Paperback (Tim Fowers): 8:30
Dexicon (Eagle-Gryphon): 20:30
Seven7s (Eagle-Gryphon): 38:04
Fri, 23 October 2015
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.
Lanterns (Foxtrot Games): 6:50
Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games): 20:45
New York 1901 (Blue Orange Games) 41:15
Mon, 19 October 2015
In the first episode of the newest sister program Craig has dreamed up, he digs into the psychological principles of Locus of Control and the Self-Serving Bias. To achieve this goal, he has a long discussion with Edward and Tony from the Heavy Cardboard Podcast and Aaron and Quinten from the Board Alive Podcast where they dig into luck and random factor in games discussing the advantages and disadvantages of randomness or lack of randomness in a large scope of games. HC touts their knowledge of luckless heavy strategy games, while BA talks about their favorite stand-up dice rolls in thematic games and it culminates into an amazing discussion about how much randomness and luck leaves each group feeling fulfilled.
Fri, 9 October 2015
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.
Vault Wars (Floodgate Games): 7:00
Tiny Epic Galaxies (Gamelyn Games): 26:00
Mottainai (Asmadi Games): 39:00
Fri, 25 September 2015
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.
Sat, 12 September 2015
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.
Thu, 18 June 2015
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.
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
Tue, 9 June 2015
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.
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
Tue, 2 June 2015
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.
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
Tue, 26 May 2015
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.
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!