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Jul 25, 2018


  • Comanauts
  • Project Elite
  • Roy joins Kid Loves Tiger Games

What we have been playing!

  • (Roy) A Song of Ice and Fire
  • (Rob) A Song of Ice and Fire
  • (Matt) Nothing

Topic: Gencon previews

Games we talked about:

  • Brass
  • Too Many Bones
  • Scythe: Rise of Fenris
  • Forbidden Sky
  • Root
  • Detective
  • Century: Eastern Wonders
  • Reef
  • Gizmos
  • Founders of Gloomhaven
  • Rise of Tribes
  • Nyctophobia
  • Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
  • Terraforming Mars: Prelude
  • Adrenaline: Team Play Expansion
  • Tiny Epic Zombies
  • Funky Chicken
  • BattleStar Galactica: Starship Battles
  • Villainous
  • Dude
  • Tower of Madness
  • One Week Ultimate Werewolf
  • Megaland
  • Smiths of Winterforge
  • Guardians
  • Goodcritters
  • Neon Gods
  • Startropolis

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Jul 19, 2018

Ep. 164: Dice Tower Con Stories!!



Topic: Dice Tower Con

  • Scavenger hunt!
  • What did we play at dice tower con?
    • Strike
    • TI4
    • POG’s
    • Isle of Skye
    • 9 player Game of Thrones
    • Blood Rage
    • Starship Samurai
    • Specter Ops: Broken Covenant
    • Rising 5
    • Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea
    • Deception
    • The Mind
    • Pioneer Days
    • Tiefe Taschen
    • Wits & Wagers
  • Crazy stories?
  • Why do you like Dice Tower Con?
  • What was your favorite part?

Games we talked about:

  • Dragon Castle

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Jul 17, 2018

Ep. 163: Samurai Starships and Guardians with Isaac and Callin


Topic: Plaid Hat Games

  • Tell us a little bit about samurai starships!
  • What are some of the mechanics of the game?
  • Tell us a little bit about the setting and the theme behind the game?
  • What would you say was your biggest influence designing the game?
  • What was the most difficult thing about designing samurai starships!
  • What anime would you love to design a game around?
  • Callin tell us all about guardians!
  • Tell us about the mechanics of guardians!
  • Like most Plaid Hat Games is there a rich theme and story to the background of the game?
  • What was it like being a first-time game designer?
  • What were some of your biggest influences designing the game?
  • Is this a standalone game or should we expect to see more?
  • Specter Ops: Broken Covenant is out!
  • Is there anything else you want to talk about from Plaid Hat Games?
    • Ashes Expansions soon
    • Clans Clans decks (Feather, Leaf, Shadow, Fang, Light, Fire)
    • July is going to be crazy for announcements
    • Issac got an exciting next week
    • Guardians preview out in September

Games we talked about:

  • Starship Samurai
  • Guardians
  • Ashes
  • Crystal Clans
  • Crossfire
  • Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

Thanks so much to all of our amazing patrons

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Jul 2, 2018

Ep. 162: Up/down time!



What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) 7 Wonders, Wiz-War, Ethnos
  • (Rob) Thanos Rising, Ethnos
  • (Matt) Nothing

Topic: Down time

  • Describe the concept of up and down time in a board game.
  • How do you feel about down time in games?
  • Does length of the game have anything to do with the amount of downtime?
  • What are some Games with a lot of downtime?
    • Xia
    • Forbidden Stars
  • Can some games be prone to analysis paralysis and lead to down time?
  • What are some ways designers & developers can minimize downtime?
  • What are some mechanics that help minimize downtime?
  • What are some games that keep players constantly engaged?
    • Century
    • Ethnos
    • Fief
  • Have you ever been surprised by how long you been playing a game because you were engaged the whole time?
  • Do you have any tips for listeners on how to deal with downtown?

Thanks so much to all of our amazing patrons

  • Patron of the week:
    • Nick Vollentine

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Jun 28, 2018

Roy and Rob talk about table talk in board gamingQ

Jun 21, 2018

Roy and Rob talk what they have been playing and do a Q&A and talk about all the games!

Jun 13, 2018

Roy and Rob talk about upcoming games and what they have been playing!

Jun 7, 2018

Roy and Rob talk about board games that are popular and maybe why some games don't get the hype.

May 30, 2018

Roy & Rob talk to Michael and Scott about 

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea: Pestilence Expansion

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May 24, 2018




  • Five minute dungeon curses! Foiled Again!
  • Heroes contest winner David Ginsburg!
  • Heroes Pestilence expansion announced
  • Gamelyn on the podcast next week!

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, Unlock!, Clank!, Thanos Rising
  • (Rob) Video games with the family
  • (Matt) Crossfire, Telestrations

Topic: Making the Cut!

  • Do you ever Cull games out of your Collection?
  • What goes into the decision of getting rid of a game?
  • How would you normally get rid of a game that you no longer wanted in your collection?
  • With so many games coming out is it harder for a game to have staying power?
  • Is there a genre of game that you feel like you don’t need any more of or you’re tired of seeing?
  • What does it take for games to get you excited and want to add it to your collection?
  • Is there a game you can never see getting rid of?
  • Is there a game you’ve got rid of that you wish you still had?
  • How many games would you say you have in your collection?
  • Do you have a limit to how big you want your collection to be?
  • Do you have any advice for new gamers on how to find games with staying power?

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May 17, 2018

Ep. 155: The Epic Gaming Bracket!



  • Loot & Shoot!
  • Death May Die

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Gizmos, Thanos Rising, Dragon Castle
  • (Rob) Nothing
  • (Matt) Nothing

Topic: Board Game Bracket!

  • Announce our contestants!
    • Zombicide
    • Century: Spice Road
    • Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea
    • Marvel Legendary
    • Junk Art
    • Deception
    • Spector Ops
    • Blood Rage
    • Rhino Hero
    • Terraforming Mars
    • Mansions of Madness
    • Tales of Arabian Nights
    • Xia
    • TI4
    • Dead of Winter
    • Champions of Midgard
  • Chat who do you think will come out victorious?

Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea Giveaway!! Only a couple of days left!!

Thanks so much to all of our amazing patrons

  • Patron of the week:
    • Keith McRell

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May 3, 2018

Episode 154 Choosing games!



  • X Wing 2nd Edition
  • Cmon Expo

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Marvel Legendary: Infinity Wars (variant), Coup
  • (Rob) Clank!
  • (Matt) DnD

Topic: Choosing games!

  • How do you choose what games to play in different situations?
  • What game would you pick to play:
  • At a party?
    • (Roy) Rhino Hero, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Spyfall, Cash n Guns
    • (Rob) Happy Salmon, Wits & Wagers, Strike, Telestrations
    • (Matt) Junk Art, Flip Ships, Deception, Monikers, Dixit
  • With family?
    • (Roy) Century: Spice Road, Codenames
    • (Rob) Same from previous category
    • (Matt) Sagrada, Dixit
  • At a gaming con?
    • (Roy) Chaos in the Old World, Dune, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea
    • (Rob) Champions of Midgard, Dead of Winter, Game of Thrones, Fief
    • (Matt)
  • With kids?
    • (Roy) Haba games, Kids of Carcassone, Stuffed Fables, Outfoxed
    • (Rob) Haba games, Mice and Mystics, Lion Guard Protect the Pridelands
    • (Matt) Blood Rage, Doodle Quest, Pitch Car
  • During a game day?
    • (Roy) TI4, Mansions of Madness
    • (Rob) Social Deduction games
    • (Matt) Eclipse
  • With new gamers?
    • (Roy) Co-op Games, Legendary, Shadows over Camelot
    • (Rob) Dead of Winter
    • (Matt) Century
  • With Teens?
    • (Roy) Social Deduction games, Cash n Guns
    • (Rob) One Night Ultimate Werewolf, King of Tokyo
    • (Matt)
  • With your significant other?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob)
    • (Matt)
  • During lunch Break?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob)
    • (Matt)
  • While traveling?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob) DnD, Werewolf
    • (Matt)
  • At a restaurant?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob)
    • (Matt)
  • With non gamers?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob)
    • (Matt)
  • What game do you think fits best in any situation and why is it Rhino Hero?
    • (Roy) Deception
    • (Rob) Wits and Wagers
    • (Matt) Codenames

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May 1, 2018

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Apr 26, 2018

Ep. 153: Marvel Madness!



  • Tabletop day
  • Dogmight’s new kickstarter
  • New crystal clans!
    • Shadow, Fang, Leaf and Feather Clans

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Shards of Infinity, City of Kings
  • (Rob) Ta-Da!, Wits and Wagers, Sheriff of Nottingham
  • (Matt) Dinosaur Island

Topic: Marvel Madness!

  • What are some marvel themed board games?
    • Marvel Legendary
    • X-Men Revolution
    • Heroclix
    • Codenames: Marvel
    • Marvel Heroscape
  • What is your favorite marvel character?
    • (Roy) Wolverine
    • (Rob) Omega Red, Juggernaut
    • (Matt) Punisher/ Moon Knight
  • Which of the MCU movies is your favorite?
    • (Roy) Guardians of the Galaxy
    • (Rob) Thor Ragnarok
    • (Matt) Thor Ragnarok
  • If you could make a marvel themed board game what would it be? Theme & mechanics?
  • It seems like there are tons of marvel games coming down the pipeline that were announced recently. Which ones are you most interested in?
  • Is there a marvel game that you wish you could play that you haven’t yet?
    • Overpower
  • Infinity wars hype!

Thanks so much to all of our amazing patrons

  • Patron of the week:
    • UberMx

Tim’s Thanos Rising Review

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Apr 19, 2018

Ep. 152: Top 10 Cooperative games!



  • Zombicide Invader
  • Mansions of Madness video game
  • Crystal on Dicetower tonight?

What we have been playing!!

  • (Roy) Fiasco
  • (Rob) ...
  • (Matt) Lords of Hellas

Topic: Top 10 Co-ops!


  • Honorable mentions:
    • Stuffed Fables
    • Exit
    • Unlock
  • 10. Mechs vs Minions
  • 9. 5 Minute Dungeon
  • 8. 7th Continent
  • 7. Eldritch Horror
  • 6. Shadows Over Camelot
  • 5. T.I.M.E Stories
  • 4. Battlestar Galactica
  • 3. Legendary
  • 2. Arkham Horror LCG
  • 1. Mansions of Madness


  • Honorable mentions:
    • The Grizzled
    • Betrayal
    • Flipships
  • 10. Pandemic Series
  • 9. Mechs vs Minions
  • 8. 5 Minute Dungeon
  • 7. Stuffed Fables
  • 6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
  • 5. Battlestar Galactica
  • 4. Dead of Winter
  • 3. T.I.M.E Stories
  • 2. Zombicide Series
  • 1. Mansions of Madness


  • Honorable mentions:
    • Zombicide
    • Mansions of Madness
    • 5 Minute Dungeon
    • Mechs vs Minions
  • 10. Xenoshyft
  • 9. Flipships
  • 8. X-COM
  • 7. Unlock
  • 6. Legendary
  • 5. Battlestar Galactica
  • 4. T.I.M.E Stories
  • 3. Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • 2. Pandemic Legacy
  • 1. Dead of Winter

Is there a cooperative game that you wish you could play that you haven’t yet?

  • Roy
    • Kingdom Death
    • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
  • Rob
    • Magic Maze
  • Matt
    • Gloomhaven
    • Kingdom Death
    • 7th Continent
    • Agents of SMERSH

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