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Episode 38: Dipping Your Toes into Historical Board Games, with David Thompson
Mar 15 2024
Episode 38: Dipping Your Toes into Historical Board Games, with David Thompson
Game designer David Thompson joins Candice to discuss their favorite board games for dipping your toes into historical board games.00:00:00 Introduction00:01:51 Game Updates from David (War Chest: Nightfall, Undaunted 2200: Callisto, War Story Occupied France, Night Witches, and Zheng He)00:08:10 New GeekUp bits for War Chest & Tash Kalar00:08:34 The Hobby premiere at SXSW00:13:14 Cardboard Creations available on podcast platforms00:18:03 Fresh Plays00:19:13 Mandala00:24:14 Triqueta + Hidden Wolves expansion00:30:56 Patterns00:34:29 Candice is getting back into Lord of the Rings: The Card Game00:35:33 Sea Salt & Paper00:46:12 Dipping Your Toes into Historical Board Games00:46:17 What historical games are all about00:49:29 Why we're passionate about historical games00:52:19 Our Favorite Introductory Historical Board Games00:53:31 Candice's Honorable Mentions (Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, Twilight Struggle: Red Sea, Votes for Women, The Red Burnoose: Algeria 1857, Undaunted: Normandy, Valiant Defense Series )00:58:03 Versailles 191901:01:45 Halls of Hegra01:06:43 The Battle of Versailles01:11:23 Border Reivers01:15:46 Stonewall Uprising01:20:13 Cuba Libre01:23:37 The British Way01:25:23 Liberty or Death01:27:11 Land and Freedom01:32:29 1815, Scum of the Earth01:36:32 Votes for Women01:40:04 Zenobia Award Games01:41:28 Sign-offThank you to our sponsor, CATAN Studio!Web: https://boardgamegeek.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@boardgamegeekTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeekEmail: podcast@boardgamegeek.com
Episode 31: The 2023 BGG Holiday Gift Guide, with Steph Hodge
Nov 24 2023
Episode 31: The 2023 BGG Holiday Gift Guide, with Steph Hodge
Steph Hodge from All the Meeples of the Rainbow joins Candice to discuss the 2023 BGG Holiday Gift Guide games.00:00:00 Introduction00:02:34 Nemesis at BGG.CON00:06:36 Fresh Plays00:06:53 Empire's End00:12:14 Revive00:24:03 Challengers!00:31:20 The Rich and The Good00:39:51 Divinity Derby00:42:14 The 2023 BGG Holiday Gift Guide GamesModern Classics00:46:53 Azul00:47:19 CATAN00:48:18 Sagrada00:49:55 Bonus Mention (Ra)Stocking Stuffers00:50:52 Noobs in Space00:52:48 Ohanami00:53:51 Romi Rami00:55:28 Bonus Mentions (Button Shy wallet games/Battlecrest,Wizards Cup)Kids Games00:57:41 Capt'n Pepe: Treasure Ahoy!00:58:42 Forbidden Desert00:59:57 Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)Solo Games01:00:43 Arkham Horror: The Card Game (Revised Edition)01:03:10 Cartographers01:05:21 Marvel Champions: The Card Game01:06:42 Bonus Mentions (20 Strong, Hoplomachus Victorum)Two-Player Games01:12:15 Fiction01:14:37 Sky Team01:16:12 Wingspan Asia01:17:16 Bonus Mentions (Splendor Duel, 7 Wonders Duel, Jaipur, Targi, General Orders: World War II, Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes, Tokaido Duo)Family Games01:19:31 Cascadia01:19:40 PARKS01:20:08 Trekking Through History01:20:42 Bonus Mentions (Challengers!, Polynesia)Party Games01:21:49 Blank Slate01:22:23 Codenames + One Night Ultimate Werewolf 01:22:38 Bonus Mentions (Green Team Wins, Just One, Sides, Ready Set Bet)Midweight Games01:24:22 Marvel Dice Throne01:25:05 My City (or My Island)01:25:53 Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game01:26:43 Bonus Mentions (The Princes of Florence, IKI, Apiary)Heavy Games01:28:07 Ark Nova01:28:14 Carnegie01:28:36 Teotihuacan: City of Gods01:29:23 Bonus Mentions (Age of Innovation, Skymines, any version of Great Western Trail)Cooperative Games01:31:08 Exit: The Game – Advent Calendar: The Silent Storm01:31:46 Indiana Jones: Sands of Adventure01:32:53 KuZOOkA01:34:23 Bonus Mentions (The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, Race to the Raft)01:37:08 Sign-offThank you to our sponsor, Fantasy Flight Games! Web: https://boardgamegeek.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@boardgamegeekTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeekEmail: podcast@boardgamegeek.com
Episode 28: SPIEL '23 Experiences, with Paula Deming
Oct 13 2023
Episode 28: SPIEL '23 Experiences, with Paula Deming
Paula Deming from Things Get Dicey! joins Candice to discuss their SPIEL '23 experiences.00:00:00 Introduction00:03:46 Paula Leveled Up in Pathfinder00:04:29 Pathfinder Adventure Card Game00:05:49 Paula's Dice Curse00:08:48 We completely missed each other at SPIEL00:11:52 Fresh Plays00:12:05 Acquire00:16:57 Big Boss00:19:52 Battlecrest00:27:44 nana/Trio00:34:03 Discordia00:48:21 Our SPIEL '23 Experiences00:48:38 Vibe of the show00:52:08 Traveling to Essen00:53:02 Castles of Mad Ludwig00:57:56 Bumping into people at the show + designer encounters01:03:03 La bâtarde01:03:42 Jonathan Cox's climbing/shedding games (Peaks & Valleys and Spring Cleaning) 01:05:22 Romi Rami01:05:43 Zong-Hua Yang (Taiwan Night Market, Vegetable Stock, Christmas Tree)01:06:34 Content Creator Encounters01:08:15 Impressive Booths01:08:42 ttRPG demo booth01:10:10 The Gerhard’s booth01:11:28 Triad01:12:42 Board&Dice booth decked out for Nucleum01:13:15 Nightmare Before Christmas: Take Over the Holidays!01:13:51 Memorable Demos01:14:15 MLEM: Space Agency01:16:34 Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa01:21:05 Game Discoveries01:21:36 Rebel Princess01:26:23 Stich für Stich01:30:49 Fruitoplay01:37:05 Faraway01:41:42 Other Games Played01:42:00 General Orders: World War II01:44:55 Accuse!01:47:57 Tipperary01:49:50 Evenfall01:54:45 Wizards Cup01:57:32 Future Releases on Our Radars01:57:52 Blueprints of Mad King Ludwig02:00:59 Nemesis: Retaliation02:04:31 Sign-offThank you to our sponsor, Lookout Games! Web: https://boardgamegeek.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@boardgamegeekTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeekEmail: podcast@boardgamegeek.com
Episode 22: Card-driven Games We Love, with Uli Blennemann
Jul 21 2023
Episode 22: Card-driven Games We Love, with Uli Blennemann
Spielworxx owner Uli Blennemann joins Candice to discuss their favorite card-driven games.00:00:00 Introduction00:04:04 PGC Con (trick-taking game convention)00:06:17 Robotrick00:07:42 Trick-taking in Black and White00:08:51 The Barracks Emperors00:10:51 Le Plateau00:11:07 Touchdown Heroes & Savage Bowl00:11:14 Inside Job00:11:58 Diamonds00:12:46 Bridge City Poker & Five-Three-Five00:13:48 Bacon00:14:10 Dual Gauge: Denmark00:14:50 An Infamous Traffic00:17:28 Blood on the Clocktower00:21:55 Fresh Plays00:22:11 Land and Freedom00:25:59 Peak Oil: Profiteer00:35:27 Votes for Women00:38:57 Moonrakers00:50:54 Card-driven Games (CDGs) We Love00:51:04 What CDGs are all about00:55:49 We the People (Mark Herman)00:58:50 Forged in Steel00:59:22 No Motherland Without00:59:54 Twilight Struggle01:02:02 1979: Revolution in Iran01:03:46 Paths of Glory01:05:53 Twilight Struggle: Red Sea01:08:42 Clash of Monarchs01:11:08 Clash of Sovereigns01:11:57 Brotherhood & Unity01:18:39 Washington's War01:21:04 Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? 01:25:25 Here I Stand & Virgin Queen01:30:58 Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory01:34:29 Empire of the Sun01:40:47 Wir sind das Volk!01:47:46 Uli's Honorable Mentions - No Motherland Without, Twilight Struggle, Wilderness War, Unhappy King Charles, For the People, Pursuit of Glory01:49:24 Candice's Honorable Mentions - Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, Red Flag Over Paris, 13 Days, Watergate, Successors, Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno, Europe Divided, Siege of Vienna01:52:43 Weimar: The Fight for Democracy01:55:41 Sign-offThank you to our sponsor, Lookout Games!Web: https://boardgamegeek.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@boardgamegeekTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeekEmail: podcast@boardgamegeek.com
Episode 21: Why 18xx Might Be Your Next Obsession, with Ben Mandelker
Jul 7 2023
Episode 21: Why 18xx Might Be Your Next Obsession, with Ben Mandelker
Ben Mandelker from the Game Brain podcast joins Candice to geek out about the 18xx genre of railroad-themed stock market and tile-laying board games, in addition to sharing their initial impressions of 1880: China (2022 Lookout Games edition). 00:00:00 Introduction00:06:12 Fresh Plays00:06:26 ZhanGuo00:11:15 Imperial Struggle00:27:30 Skymines00:27:59 Gold West00:37:03 Undaunted: Stalingrad 00:44:32 Mind MGMT00:48:55 Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)01:06:44 Why 18xx Might Be Your Next Obsession 01:07:02 What 18xx games are all about01:19:48 What we love about 18xx games01:25:34 The challenges/barriers of getting into 18xx01:32:55 New ways to think about 18xx to demystify it and embrace it01:39:44 Dipping your toes in 18xx:01:40:07 Dual Gauge01:40:35 18Chesapeake01:41:07 18xx.games01:42:49 City of the Big Shoulders01:43:25 Shikoku 188901:43:30 Diving a little deeper:01:43:37 1846: The Race for the Midwest01:44:17 18 Los Angeles01:44:24 18MEX01:44:37 1882: Assiniboia 01:45:12 1848: Australia 01:45:33 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways01:46:01 18Ireland01:46:40 181701:47:08 1822: The Railways of Great Britain01:47:21 If trains aren't your thing:01:47:37 City of the Big Shoulders01:47:45 21Moon01:48:14 Rolling Stock Stars01:48:35 Poseidon01:49:20 18Mag: Hungarian Railway History01:51:30 Our initial impressions of 1880: China02:12:17 Sign-offThank you to our sponsor, Bezzerwizzer Studio! Web: https://boardgamegeek.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@boardgamegeekTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeekEmail: podcast@boardgamegeek.com