Dice Tower Network Podcast: Four Corners

4 friends, 3 age demographics, 2 genders, 1 argument. Join the RPGer, number cruncher, neophyte, and the alpha gamer biweekly as we analyze one board game at a time.

Regular Contributors:

Four Corners Episodes

Play

We visited a local con called Play and Pub and we quickly talk about the games we've played there, followed by our regular report of published games we've played.

We have a quick look at :

Please Drive Through

Poisoner's Guild

Synx Trap and the Larklamp

Camelot 101

Mercenaries of the Right

Random Encounter Plains of the Troll king

First Class

Mission Red Planet

Akrotiri

Play

We start off this episode by looking at some games we've played :

Solaris Mission

Codinca

Monarch

Food Chain Magnate

Electronic Stop Thief! (prototype)

We then get into Cry Havoc. We discuss many aspects of the game : are all the races balanced? What about the skills? Is it OK to have a game that is unbalanced? Who is this game for? Would we recommend this game? Does it have a run away leader problem? Are the trogs fun to play? Are they over powered? As usual there are vastly different opinions on this game

Play

We have a look at Inis in this episode, but first we look at some games we've played over the last few weeks, including

Secrets of the Lost Tomb

Black Orchestra

Covert

Starfall (quick revisit)

Play

Happy New Year! In this episode we do our yearly tradition of looking back at all the 2016 games we've played in 2016 (well, atleast all the ones Graeme owns). Each is presorted into a ok, good, or great pile and then we have a very quick discussion on why (of course there are some disagreements, why wouldn't there be).

We then finish off the podcast with our game of the year and a runner up - these are the games that we feel are the ones to have in your collection from 2016.

Play

We review a big box of bling! Otherwise known as Mechs Vs Minions. But first we start off by looking at some games we've played recently :

Above and Below 02:00

Oceanos 09:22

Feast of Odin 15:36

Geek Out! 23:20

Inis 29:12

We then look back a year at Lords of Vegas and Vegas Showdown.

Play

We review Pandemic Legacy Season 1 this time, but don't worry, we will warn you before the review starts so you can avoid any spoilers! First we talk about some games we've played :

The Boss 01:00

Elder Sign 06:00

Pandemic : Reign of Cthulhu 12:00

We then do a look back at Powergrid (19:25)

And finally, the spoilers start at 22:00 but again, we will warn you before we start the section. Also, since you are listening to the spoilers, we are assuming you know how to play the game so there is no walkthrough in this episode during the review.

Play

This episode we look at a new deck building adventure game - we are calling these types of games Deck Builder Plus. But first we look at some games we've played over the last 2 weeks :

Rolling Freight 00:30

Costa Rica 14:15

Pandemic The Cure 18:35

We then have a look back at Zombicide (25:50)

Play

After a brief hiatus the Four Corners is back (unfortunately we are a corner down) with our second most requested review game - Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition!

First we talk about some games we have been able to play in the last few weeks:

Dice Town 01:35

Onitama 06:44

Blueprints 10:28

Tiny Epic Galaxies 18:04

We then have a look back at Canterbury 25:34 (Lella does eventually remember the game) - since B enjoys this game, why don't we play it more?

Play

We just got back from GrandCon in Grand Rapids, MI - so we give a quick review of the Con, but we spend most of the episode giving quick reviews of the games we played :

Tash Kalar 09:40

Night at Higsley Manor 14:12

Saloon Tycoon 23:19

Thunder Alley - Crew Chief expansion 31:27

Legends of the American Frontier 36:00

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 51:00

Mad Science Foundation 57:30

Artemis Ship Simulator 1:01:00

Royals 1:10:00

Play

We just got back from GrandCon in Grand Rapids, MI - so we give a quick review of the Con, but we spend most of the episode giving quick reviews of the games we played :

Tash Kalar 09:40

Night at Higsley Manor 14:12

Saloon Tycoon 23:19

Thunder Alley - Crew Chief expansion 31:27

Legends of the American Frontier 36:00

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 51:00

Mad Science Foundation 57:30

Artemis Ship Simulator 1:01:00

Royals 1:10:00

Pages