It’s back to the daily grind. An extra day off was rather nice. And it’s never a bad time to reflect on where the US was and how far we’ve come, but we still have so far to go. But, in the meantime, gaming. (hey, I don’t like the site being political, so there). Seeing as it’s Tuesday, the work week got a bit of a jump with that day off. So let’s see if we can make this short week feel shorter by listening to gaming podcasts while we go about our daily routines.
This week we have: Game Classy Episode 154: Spoilers; One Board Podcast S1E09: Gotcha Games, Dexterity Mechanic, Junk Art Review; Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 26; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 239: Gaming Review of 2017; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 140: Assembly Required; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 135: Gaia Project, Topiary, Codenames Disney, Passport to Culture; The Cardboard Herald Episode 62: Tristan Hall of Hall or Nothing Productions; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 11: How Long RPG Campaigns Should Last and Dark Earth 1899; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 72: Moors Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 114: Lisboa & 2018 Board Gaming Predictions/Resolutions; The D6 Generation Episode 229: Smirk & Dagger Update and Tech Talk; and The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 36: The Games We Are Looking Forward To In 2018.
The boys eat Swedish candy and talk The Last Jedi….and I think they talk about some gaming stuff too
Why do some games turn us into jerks? In this episode, Ric and Ryan talk about how not to be a jerk when playing games. In Mechanics Corner we talk about dexterity games like Ice Cool, Flip Ships, Flick ‘Em Up, Jungle Speed and more.
This week Ric reviews the fantastic family game Junk Art.
It’s the first episode of the MBS Podcast for 2018! In Episode 26, Greg and Andy welcome Josh Linde back to the show to discuss the Firestorm Armada and Halo Fleet Battles/Ground Command games he is going to be running at Adepticion this year. Later, Andy, Greg, and Josh do an in-depth review of Fleet Commander Genesis by Capsicum Games. Rounding out the episode, Greg and Andy take a look at how their gaming resolutions for 2017 panned out, and make some new resolutions for 2018.
Adepticon Event Preview: 48 Min
Fleet Commander Genesis Review: 1 Hr 26 Min
As we enter 2018, the Meeples crew get together to talk about what their Top 5 favourite games of 2017. As well as counting down our favourite games, we also talk about our favourite miniatures, best gaming experiences and reveal our biggest gaming disappointments of last year.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Topic: Assembly required!
What are some board games require assembly before playing?
Mansions of Madness
What are some ways game can require assembly before play?
Do you think assembly is a barrier to entry when it comes to tabletop gaming?
Has assembly time ever kept you from playing a game?
Do you have any tips for putting together models punching out games or getting a game ready to play?
Do you enjoy the assembly process when it comes to getting a game ready to play?
What can publishers do to make a game have less assembly and barrier to entry?
What was your least favorite game to assemble?
What was a game you enjoyed putting together?
We start of the new year with a game that we were excited to hear about in 2017. Gaia Project by Zman games is one the table and since it is similar to one of Marty’s favorite games, Terra Mystica, we had to do it right. Therefore, we start off in our first show of 2018 with a Scurry Report. And if that wasn’t enough, Vanessa joins Marty for a 5 Minute Initiative on Renegade’s new game Topiary. And we go over your thoughts on the show in our survey review. Really, less cowbell, I think someone was pulling our leg.
Tristan and I talk about history, movies, kids, The Lord of the Rings, and of course, his board games Gloom of Kilforth and 1066, Tears to Many Mothers.
n episode 11 we talk about our decision to switch from Fate Core to World of Darkness and a little but about the new Genesys system. Then we take a topic from a listener about how long should RPG campaigns take to complete. Then finally we talk about our current Dark Earth 1899 campaign.
Rodge here. Welcome to SAGA THORSDAY – your weekly source for Saga the miniatures game content! This week, I’m chatting Moors w/ Adam Trunzo (who resides right here in Wisco!)
In this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Charterstone, Topiary, The Ruhr: The Story of Coal Trading, and much more;
2) Review the card driven action selection game Lisboa;
3) Revisit Haspelknecht, and;
4) Provide their 2018 Board Gaming Predictions and Resolutions.
Curt Covert, of Smirk & Dagger and Smirk & Laughter Games, is back in the 3rd chair!!
Up first we talk to Curt about what he’s been up to and why two companies?
Later, Raef “Hollywood” Granger joins Russ in “Tech Talk”
All that plus:
– Total Fan Girl
– Do You Ever Notice
– App of the Ep
– & More
It’s the New Year, so Steve, Andy and Jon gaze into their crystal ball and look forward to the games that are coming out in 2018. We’ll choose our top picks that are coming to Kickstarter, before looking at the games we have backed and are waiting impatiently to be delivered and those games from the big publishers that we know about.