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We are a podcast About Board games, Card games, & any other form of tabletop gaming! Join Roy, Matt, And Robert On our amazing podcasting adventure with tons of table top gaming! each week will will tackle another gaming topic and talk about game we are currently streaming and playing! we stream the podcast live on Tuesdays at 9pm EST and we play live board games on fridays 6-10pm EST check us out on twitter and instagram @epicgamingnight
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Oct 6, 2016

We have the Legend Mark Streed from Board Game corner on the podcast to talk bout thematic experience games!


What we have been playing!?

  • (Mark) Mansions of Madness, Inis, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, and many more.
  • (Roy, Mat, & Rob) Battlestar Galactica

Topic: Games that create a thematic experience!

  • What are a few games that create a thematic experience?
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Mansions of Madness
    • Star Trek Ascendancy
    • Star Trek Panic
    • Xia: Legends of a Drift System
    • Tales of Arabian Nights
    • Dead of Winter
    • XCOM
  • What part of a game really enhances the theme for you?
    • Components
    • Story
    • Reading sections to define theme
    • Art
  • Is there anything that ruins the theme or experience for you with some games?
    • People
    • Components
    • Crazy game mechanics
  • Is there anything you do for your games to enhance the experience? (Painting? Playing Music? Upgrading components?)
  • What is the best experience you've ever had board gaming?
    • (Rob) Lion Bear Squid alliance, Dead of Winter betrayal
    • (Mark) Messing with Ignacy Trzewiczek live at BGGcon
    • (Roy) Public execution in TI3
    • (Matt) Playing Secret Hitler and making Emerson Matsuuchi yell
  • Mark can you tell us about the new board game corner awards program?
    • Cornerstone Collection: Games you must own
    • Corner Certified: Gaming Excellence in all things
  • Are there any notable games that have gotten the award?
    • Element - Rather Dashing Games
    • Zombicide Black Plague - Cool Mini or Not
    • XIA: Legends of a Drift System - Far Off Games
    • Star Trek Panic - Fireside Games and USAopoly

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Sep 29, 2016

We interview Dan King about board game Reviews and talk about what we have been playing!



What have we been playing?

  • (Dan) The Ravens of Sahashri
  • (Roy) Mystic Vale
  • (Rob) Moving into new house/ Descent
  • (Matt) Pandemic Legacy Rulebook :D

Dan King’s Favorite game

  • Time Stories

Games talked about during the interview

  • Scythe
  • Dominion
  • Clank!
  • Oceanos
  • Time Stories

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Sep 22, 2016


This week the guys talk about what makes a game good? and talk about afew games we have been playing! Inis, The Others, & Happy Salmon!



  • Mechs VS Minions

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Inis
  • (Rob) The Others
  • (Matt) Sheriff of Nottingham, Happy Salmon

Topic: What makes a game good?

  • Name one good game that you don't think gets enough love and people should play more.
    • (Roy) Galaxy Trucker
    • (Rob) Zombicide
    • (Matt) Spector Ops, Xia
  • Games we talked about
    • Spyfall
    • Pandemic: Legacy
    • Rhino Hero
    • Go Cucukoo
    • Junk Art
    • Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Mice and Mystics
    • Tales of Arabian Nights
    • Monopoly :D
    • Dominion
    • And many more I forgot to type...

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Sep 15, 2016

This week Roy Mat & Rob talk all about being a betrayer! and about ffg and GW spliting ways.



  • Tiny epic galaxies: Beyond the Black on Kickstarter
  • Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop part ways
  • Draft Mechanic Tabletop Boardgame Draft League

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Star Trek: Ascendancy
  • (Rob) Mansions of Madness 2nd edition
  • (Matt) Junk Art, Champions of Midgard, Luchador!

Topic: Becoming the Betrayer

  • What are some games that let you become a traitor?
    • Dead of Winter
    • Dark Moon
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Mansions of Madness 2nd edition
    • Secret Hitler
    • Spyfall
    • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

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Sep 8, 2016

We talk to Colby Dauch the mastermind behind plaid hat games!

we get some insights on how PHG started, what drives the team to make games, & whats coming from Plaid Hat!


Games talked about during the podcast

  • Summoner Wars
  • Dead of Winter
  • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  • Mice and Mystics
  • Seafall
  • X-Wing
  • Spector Ops
  • Dead of Winter: The Long Night
  • Codenames
  • Mysterium

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Aug 25, 2016


This week we talk about games we no longer play! and our play of Mansions of Madness!



  • Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
  • One Night Ultimate Alien
  • Seven Wonders Duel: Pantheon
  • Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Eons
  • Letters to White Chapel: Dear Boss
  • Analog Gamer facebook page takes orders now!

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Marvel Legendary: Civil War
  • (Rob) Mansions of Madness
  • (Matt) Junk Art

Topic: Games we quit playing

  • Are there tabletop games that you used to play a ton but no longer play?
    • Axis and Allies
    • Random assorted ccg’s and lcg’s
    • Android: Netrunner
    • Wiz-War
    • BSG
  • Is there a tabletop game that used to play a lot in your past that you wish you could still play?
    • Dune
    • Trouble (lol)
    • Cash and Guns
  • Is there a board game that you have played and are now are directly opposed to playing and hope you never have to play again?
    • Killer Bunnies
    • Dominion
    • Glory to Rome
    • Fluxx
    • Munchkin
  • If there was one game from your past that you could play again at game night what would you want to play?
    • BSG
    • Eclipse
    • Tales of Arabian Nights

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Aug 18, 2016

We continue talking about games we played at gencon! Blitz part 2!


We have new stacks of games to play so make sure to check back soon as we talk about our playthroughs of other awesome games! Cry havoc, mansions of madness second edition, & the others!


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Aug 18, 2016

This week we talk about all the new games we played at Gencon!


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Aug 11, 2016

This week Roy and Matt talk about all the news out of Gencon!



  • Arkham Horror LCG
  • Rising Sun
  • Star Wars Destiny
  • Specter ops app
  • Doom
  • Rune wars miniatures game
  • Dead of Winter flick em’ up and Warring Colonies!
  • Imperial Assault app in 2017

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy)
    • Captain Sonar
  • (Matt)
    • 7 Ronin

Topic: Post GenCon

  • What was the game of the con for you?
    • (Matt)
      • Go Cuckoo! (Winner)
      • Junk Art (Runner-up)
    • (Roy)
      • Captain Sonar (Winner)
      • 7 Ronin (Runner-up)
  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi to us!!

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Jul 28, 2016

This week we talk about Gencon 2016 with our friend Brandon from analog gamer! we also talk Asmodee acquiring F2Z!



  • Asmodee to acquire F2Z 😱
  • Contest Winner!!!! Congratulations to wmburke81
  • Meridae games event 7/4 9-12pm @ Colts Grille

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Piratoons
  • (Rob) Wiz-War, Dead Last
  • (Brandon) Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  • (Matt) You get Nothing!

Topic: GenCon 2016

  • What game coming out at gencon are you most looking forward to?
    • (Roy) Cry Havoc, Mystic Veil, War of the Ring: Warriors of Middle Earth
    • (Rob) Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Last Friday, Star Trek Ascendancy, Harry Potter and the Battle of Hogwarts
    • (Brandon) Codenames: Pictures, Junk Art, Captain Sonar
    • (Matt) Junk Art, Chronicles 1: Origins, The Last Friday
  • What game do you really want to demo?
    • (Roy) Tiny Epic Quest, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
    • (Rob) The Others, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
    • (Brandon) Millennium Blades
    • (Matt) Chronicles 1: Origins
  • Any awesome events that you have planned to attend?
    • (Roy) Grey Fox Booth
    • (Rob) Ashes Tournament
    • (Brandon) Dice Tower Live
    • (Matt) Nope!

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Jul 21, 2016

This week we talk all about why we like board games! and a few awesome games we have been playing! Scythe & Rebellion



  • Spiel Des Jahres!
    • Code names
    • Isle of Sky

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Scythe
  • (Rob) Star Wars Rebellion
  • (Matt) Scythe

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Jul 14, 2016

This week on the podcast we talk Set Collection games, Pokemon Go, Forbidden Stars, & Stronghold! and do we have any kind of personal Collections?


What we have been playing?

  • Pokemon Go, Forbbiden Stars, Stronghold 2nd Ed

Topic: Set Collection games! And Collections?

  • What are a few games that use the set collection mechanic?
    • Hanabi
    • Sheriff of Nottingham
    • CV
    • Lords of Waterdeep
    • Sushi Go
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Splendor
  • What is your favorite game with set collection?
    • (Rob) Legendary
    • (Roy) Shadows over Camelot
    • (Matt) ? Sheriff of Nottingham ?
  • Do you have any kind of personal collection?
    • (Matt) Nerdy Posters and Shirts?
    • (Roy) Board Games
    • (Rob) Risk

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Jul 7, 2016

This week we talk about the cult of the new! are you all about the hot new games? are there some older games you should take a look at? and we played CV.

Jun 30, 2016

This week we take questions from Listeners! And talk about our play of Zombicide Black Plague!



What we have been playing?

  • (All) Zombicide: Black Plague , Summoner Wars


  • Jpeevo73: How can I find other gamers in my community??
    • Friendly Local Game Store
  • Peterobeirne: What are some good games for my five and a half year old?
    • Rhino Hero
    • Most Haba games
    • Animal upon animal
    • King of Tokyo
    • Flick em’ up
    • Terror in Meeple City (Rampage)
    • Run a D&D campaign
  • Peterobeirne: What are your go-to "gateway games" to introduce new players to board gaming?
    • Most any co-op game
    • Codenames
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Shadows over Camelot
    • Dark Moon
    • Resistance
  • Mr_Rob: What's the difficulty in learning war of the ring or star wars rebellion or the space battle star wars game?
    • Have patience and prepare to lose
    • Take your time learning and watch videos online
  • peterobeirn: What are some really fun but also budget friendly games?
    • Codenames
    • Rhino Hero
    • Any Tiny Epic Games
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Spyfall
  • Dadmostlyloses: When a gamer says "show me a game I have never seen?" What's your go to game?
    • Axis of Villains
  • Peterobeirne: Strong thematic games or brilliant mechanic games?
    • Both
  • Peterobeirne: What was the first game that you played that brought you into this amazing world of tabletop games?
    • BSG
    • Game of Thrones
    • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Peterobeirne: Where do you get great game shelves?
    • Ikea
    • Or use Physics to your advantage
  • Firestorm5672: What are good RPG solo board games? And also good solo board games in general?
    • Legendary
    • Xia (Solo campaign from Embers from a Forsaken Star)
    • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
    • Descent
    • Zombicide
    • Lord of the Rings Living Card Game
  • Jozex.kyo: What do you think about Pirate's Cove of Days of Wonder and the presence of pirate games in general on boardgames?
    • Pirate games are cool
  • Jotajotavargas: Who would win in a fight: Superman or Goku?
    • Superman
  • Cliffny: What are your favorite deck building games and which would be your favorite cards in those games?
    • Marvel: Legendary- Thanos
    • Marvel: Legendary- Kuurth: Breaker of Stone
    • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn: Brennen
  • Ajniggles: What theme do you want to see in a game that you haven't seen or haven't seen done well?
    • The Matrix
    • Full Metal Alchemist
    • The Massive
  • Ajniggles: What game do you love to play but none of your game group likes it?
    • Couldn’t think of any
  • Enginerding: What are some of your favorite games to play with two players that also have higher player counts?
    • Specter Ops
    • Legendary
    • Rhino Hero
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Wiz-War
    • Race for the Galaxy

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Jun 23, 2016

We talk to Lea Culliton from Haba USA about all there games & Gaming with Kids!


  • What is Haba Games and can you tell us a little bit about how it got started?
    • The game branch of the Habaermaaß company.
  • Can you tell us about a few of the games that Haba makes?
    • Dancing Eggs
    • Animal upon Animal
    • Magic Feathers
    • Karuba
    • Rhino Hero
    • Go Away Monster
    • Orchard
    • And many, many more...
  • Our listeners have children in a huge variety of ages. Do you think it's important to game with your kids?
    • Yes, it’s so important.
    • They learn so many skills for interacting with anyone and so many other things.
  • Do you have any tips for playing games with children?
    • They want to do what you’re doing so find games that are easy to understand that you like and play with them.
  • What do you think is the best first game for kids to learn?
    • My very first Orchard
    • My very first games: Hungry as a Bear
    • Bubble Bath Bunny
  • Haba also makes games more geared towards gamers. Can you tell us a little more about that line of games?
    • 3 new games being previewed at Gen-Con
    • Just started last year with Karuba launching
  • Karuba was nominated for the spiel des jahres! Has that brought lot more buzz & sales for the game?
    • It was already selling very well before the nomination
  • Rhino hero is one of our favorite games. (it's kind of a thing with our podcast and listeners) It's basically the perfect filler game. Can you tell us about how well that game has done in the US market?
    • It sold out in the US market currently
    • The number 1 in the market currently
  • Is there any chances for giant rhino hero ever hitting the US? Or expansion?
    • A new version is in the works and will probably come out next year.
    • Giant Rhino Hero might not happen. (EGN recommends sending a petition or email to the Consumer Product Safety Commission [lol jk])
  • What is your personal favorite tabletop game?
    • Card games
      • Dirty Clubs
      • Cribbage
      • And many others...
  • Is there anything else coming up at Haba you like to talk about or promote?
    • Heroes of Cascaria (Age +6)
    • Rocks (Age +7)
    • Splish Splash Catapult
    • Dragon Rapid Fire
    • Fire, Fire, Firefighters
    • Princess Mina
    • Magic Feathers
    • Go Cuckoo!

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