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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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May 5, 2016


This week we talk Competitive gaming, Tournaments, & what we have been playing! also news Sea Fall & Xia Expansion!


  • News & junk!
    • Seafall!!
    • Far off Games announced kickstarter dates for new Xia Expansion!!!!!!!
  • Tabletop day recap!
  • What we have been playing!?
    • (Roy) Millennium Blades
    • (Rob) Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Heroes Call and Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • (Matt) Also Millennium Blades
  • What games have you played competitively or in a tournament style setting?
    • (Matt) TF2
    • (Rob) Call of Duty: WaW, Friday Night Magic, Risk Legacy
    • (Roy)  Heroclix, Magic, Redemption
  • How do you prepare for playing in a competitive tournament?
    • (Rob) GET HYPE!!!
    • (Roy) Meticulous thought.
    • (Matt) Just play the game.
  • What board game would you play in a competitive tournament?
    • (Rob) Game of Thrones
    • (Roy) Galaxy Trucker
    • (Matt) Rhino Hero

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Apr 28, 2016


This wee we talk to Marty from rolling dice & taking names all about Lord of the Rings! and what we have been playing! Check it!

  • Introduce Marty from Rolling Dice and Taking Names!
  • What we have been playing!?
    • (Roy) Legendary, Hearthstone, and Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • (Rob) Star Wars Queen’s Gambit
    • (Matt) Star Wars Imperial Assault
    • (Marty) 51st State and a mention of Star Wars Rebellion


Topic: Lord of the Rings


  • What is lord of the rings?
    • A fantasy IP from J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • When did you first hear of Tolkien's world of Middle Earth?
    • Lord of the Rings Cartoon
    • Books
    • Movies
  • Do you think Tolkien's work had a big influence on the fantasy genre?
    • YES!
  • What are some tabletop games with the lord of the rings theme?
    • War of the Ring
    • Risk: Lord of the Rings
    • Lord of the Rings CCG
    • Lord of the Rings LCG
    • Lord of the Rings: The Miniature Game
  • Marty what is your current favorite board game?
    • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  • Is there anything else you'd like to talk about or promote?
    • summer movie reviews
    • Going to CoolMiniOrNot Expo
    • Going to Origins
  • We are going to be hosted by Geek and Sundry on International Tabletop Day (April 30th) thanks to our friends at Gamelyn Games. We will be playing Tiny Epic Galaxies at 8pm EDT on April 30th come by and check us out @

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Apr 21, 2016

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Apr 14, 2016


This week Roy and Matt talk about being a board game Player Vs being a hobbyist, Casual gaming, & Bringing people in to the hobby. we also take some questions from our listeners!


  • What we have been playing!?
    • (Roy) Atomic Empire, Codenames Pictures
    • (Matt) NDA’s, Telestrations After Dark
  • What is the difference between a board game player and a hobbyist?
    • Player enjoys playing games but doesn’t get into buying all the games.
    • Hobbyist’s get super into the theme.
  • What would you consider yourself?
    • (Matt) Player
    • (Roy) Hobbyist
  • Should we be trying to convert people to the hobby?
    • Yeah
  • Is there anything wrong with being a casual gamer?
    • Nope
  • Do you think there's too much elitism in gaming?
    • Ehh
  • What can gamers do to be more inclusive to all people groups?
    • Be nice.
  • Questions from some listeners!
  • Isthisgamefun:
    • Are there any Kickstarter games that you're really looking forward to?
      • Secret Hitler
      • Banner Saga
      • Scythe
    • Are they any games that everyone loves but you don't?
      • Killer Bunnies?
  • Boardgameshowcase:
    • You have to purge your collection, but you’re allowed to keep two games. What two games would you keep, what would you miss the most what would be your first purchase for the new collection (can't be anything you got rid of)?
      • Roy keeps Xia and Legendary plus all the expansions


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Apr 7, 2016

We Celebrate 50 Episodes with a ton of amazing guests! We talk Games we are excited about and play a game of Werewolf to close out the show!

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Brandon @_Analoggamer

Emerson @nazcagames

Isaac @Isaacsashes

Jerry @Mice_guy

Josh @Jlobkowicz

Mark @Boardgamecorner

and us @Epicgamingnight

Mar 31, 2016

This week we talk about the Golden Geek awards form board game geek, out thoughts, and how we voted! we also talk Blood Rage and Pandemic Legacy!


  • What we have been playing!?
    • (Everybody) Blood Rage and Pandemic Legacy
  • For a breakdown of the Golden Awards just listen to the podcast!!!
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Mar 24, 2016

Ep: 48 Nazca games with Emerson! we talk about all the awesome stuff coming out of Nazca Caravan, app devolpment, and more awesome things in the works!!


  • What we have been playing!?
    • (Roy) Tail Feathers
    • (Rob) Axis and Allies: D-Day
    • (Matt) Xia
    • (Emerson) Imperial Settlers
  • Nazca Games!
    • Moving more toward game design and development instead of publishing.
  • What games do you have in your current line up?
    • Caravan
      • Spice Road
      • Crystal Golem
  • Tell us about Caravan.
  • Who's idea was it to do two completely different themes on the game?
    • The Plaid Hat guys
  • Are you team Spice Road or team Crystal Golem?
    • The original design was for the spice road variant
  • Apps!! How is the specter ops app coming along?
    • Good just working on texturing the 3D elements and creating the low poly models
  • Any clue on a release date?
    • Should be mid-summer 2016
  • Dead of winter the long night in the cross roads app?
    • Issac mentioned it should be integrated into the existing Dead of Winter app
  • Any new designs from Nazca coming up that we should be excited about?
    • An unnamed hidden role game
    • An unnamed hidden role game based on the Spector Ops universe
    • A city builder game for Arcane Wonder
  • What cons will Nazca Games be at in 2016?
    • Origins
    • Gencon
  • What are you most excited about in the board game and community?
    • Working with everyone in the industry.
    • Working with new publishers
    • Getting to know all of the people who are a part of the board game community
  • What is your personal favorite movie?
    • Sneakers
  • Is there anything more you would like to talk about or promote?
    • Shoutout to Mark Streed!
    • Chaz Marler Pair of Dice Paradise
  • Follow Emerson Matsuuchi and Nazca Games
    • @Nazcagames on Twitter
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Mar 17, 2016

We talk with Josh at Grey Fox games about all the awesome stuff coming out of grey fox, Expanding in to global markets, and the growth of the board gaming hobby!


  • What we’ve been playing:
    • (Roy) Cosmic Encounter
    • (Rob) Mansions of Madness
    • (Matt) Robo Rally
    • (Josh) A Study in Emerald, Innovation
  • What games do you have in your current line up?
    • Champions of Midgard
    • A Study in Emerald
    • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
    • Operation F.A.U.S.T
  • Update on hot games coming back in print like deception?
    • April-ish for deception.
  • What is grey fox doing to expand into global markets?
    • Went to Essen
    • Making contacts at cons to help distribute
    • Finding producers who want to make localized versions of the games
  • What's coming out at grey fox?
    • 7 Ronin
    • Waste Riders
    • London Dread
  • What conventions will Grey Fox be at this year?
    • Gencon
    • Essen
    • Dice Tower Con
    • BGG Con
  • Do you think board gaming will continue to grow the way we have seen in the last few years?
    • Yes
  • What is your personal favorite movie?
    • Stranger than Fiction
  • Is there anything more you would like to talk about or promote?
    • Keep an eye on
  • Follow Josh Lebkowicz
    • @JLebkowicz on Twitter
    • @Greyfoxgames on instagram
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Mar 10, 2016

This week we interview Casey & Donald from Board with Life the board game based sitcom! We talk all about how they got started, Donald's amazing attendance, the second season of board with life, and Casey's relationship with his "sister".

  • Games we’ve been playing:
    • (Rob) Time Stories
    • (Roy) Specter Ops
    • (Matt) Istanbul
    • (Donald) Brass
    • (Casey) Spyfall
  • Games we talk about during the podcast:
    • Fiasco
    • Pandemic
    • D&D
    • No Thanks

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Mar 3, 2016

This week we talk to the guys from Rule & Make about Publishing games, Digital VS Analog, and gaming in Australia.

    • Games we talk about:
      • During the interview:
        • Golem Arcana
        • Alchemy
        • X-COM
        • Rise to Power
        • Quantum
        • Pillars of the Earth
        • Glory to Rome (Blackbox Edition)


  • Rule and Make Games


        • Entropy
        • Ninja Dojo Fight
        • Burger Up
        • Robots and Rockets
        • Skyward (Coming out on Kickstarter soon)

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Feb 23, 2016

This week we talk to Isaac Vega about everything that is coming in Dead of Winter the Long Dark! and about the upcoming Ashes expansions and organized play! Make sure to check out this Plaid Hat filled Episode!!

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Feb 18, 2016

This week we talk Science in board games! are board games realistic?


  • What we’ve been playing:
    • (Rob) Dead of Winter
    • (Roy) Operation F.A.U.S.T
    • (Matt) Deception
  • What are some games that have Science in the game or the theme?
    • Edison vs Tesla
    • Power Grid
    • Pandemic
    • Anything space
  • Do you think the science in boardgames is realistic?
    • Nope!
  • Space travel?
    • Bunch of things
  • Is a Zombie plague realistic?
    • Potentially
  • Technology mumbo-jumbo in sci-fi?
    • It’s good.
  • What aspect of science would you like to see made into a board game?
    • Hard Science!
      • Terraforming Mars
      • Robinson Crusoe Mars game
    • Wormholes/ Blackholes
    • Time Dilation
    • Exploration of planets

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Feb 13, 2016
This week i talk to Henning Ludvigsen about freelance Illustrations and what its like working with Fantasy Flight Games! we also talk about what we have been playing, Dead of Winter & RoboRally!
  • What is a illustrator? What all does your job as an illustrator involve? 
  • What are some of the projects you have worked on?
  • How important are good illustrations in a boardgame?
  • What is it like working with big publishers like Fantasy Flight and Cool Mini or Not?
  • What are some of the biggest struggles in being a freelance illustrator?
  • What is the best part about working in the board gaming industry?
  • Do you get to play a lot of the games that you illustrate?
  • What is your favorite tabletop game?
  • What upcoming projects or things your working on would you like to tell us about or promote!?
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Feb 11, 2016

This week on the podcast we talk Intellectual properties! Whats good and bad & what IP we would love to see made in to a board game!

  • What we’ve been playing:
    • (Roy) Lord of the Rings LCG
    • (Rob) Hand and Foot
    • (Matt) Entropy and Deception
  • What is a IP?
    • An idea or universe created by another person
  • What are some examples of IP games?
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • Star Wars
    • Star Trek
    • Sons of Anarchy
    • Marvel
    • Aliens
    • Civilization
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Portal
    • Banner Saga
  • What IPs would you love to see made into a game? How would it work?
    • Tri-gun
    • The Matrix Revolution
      • Queen’s gambit style
    • Blade Runner
      • Social deduction or hidden movement
    • Braveheart
      • Area control
    • American Hustle
    • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Why do some Companies struggle with making a good IP game?
    • Copy Paste the theme without any thought or love for the show, series, or movie
  • How to do a IP right by the fans?
    • If in doubt just don’t make it
    • Put out feelers of the theme to gauge reactions
  • What is your favorite game with a IP?
    • (Rob) Game of Thrones
    • (Roy) War of the Ring
    • (Matt) Marvel Legendary
  • Epic story about playing a IP?
Feb 4, 2016

This week on the podcast we talk about Finite Games Like Time Stories and Pandemic Legacy & our play of Forbidden Stars!

  • What we’ve been playing:
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Forbidden Stars
    • Summoner Wars
  • What is a finite game?
    • A game that you can only play through once.
  • Examples of a finite game?
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Risk Legacy
    • Time Stories
  • What do you like about finite games?
    • Great stories that live in and with the board
    • Permanent upgrades that persists throughout the game
    • Decisions carry real weight on each subsequent playthrough
    • Video game like features
  • Do you think not being able to play a game infinite number of times is bad?
    • Nope! Good games are good games regardless of playthrough counts
  • Can having spoilers in a game be a bad thing?
    • Not really. If you are worried about spoilers don't look on the internet
  • How can playing through a game and that being the end be a good thing?
    • Has emotional impact and weight that carries on past that playthrough
  • What game would you like to see as a finite game?
    • (Roy) Deep Creepy lovecraftian game
    • (Rob) Dead of Winter
    • (Matt) A random smattering of ideas
  • Should you give finite games a chance?
  • Epic stories about finite games?
    • Yep, Risk Legacy (has spoilers listen if you want to know)
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