The Long View is a podcast designed to take a closer, more critical look at the games we play. Each episode will focus on a single game. The game will be one that the podcasters will have played many, many times. The purpose is to provide a forum for those who want to know what a game reveals after multiple plays. Discussion will focus on the game play itself. It will not be a description of the rules of the game. Rather, it will be an in depth exploration of the merits or flaws of the game that become apparent when it it played multiple times. Thanks for listening!
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The Long View Episodes
In this episode of The Long View, I'm happy to be joined by Elhannan Lloyd Keller as we investigate two new titles from Stronghold Games, Great Western Trail and Sola Fide: The Reformation. Are these titles worthy of your attention and collection? What makes them unique? Listen to hear our opinions in this new episode!
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In this episode of The Long View, T.C. Reid and I are pleased to be joined by returning contributor Stephen Miller as we discuss one of his favorite games, Glen More. What makes this game so unique? Can a tableau builder that encourages you to NOT build your tableau actually work? Where does the tension in the game come from? How does it compare to the new release Lunarchitects? What general strategy advice does Stephen have for you? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this episode!
Tired of lists about the best of 2016? In overload? Want to think back with fond memories aaaalllllll the way back to 2015? Well look no further! In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by co-host T.C. Reid as we look back at 2015 in board games. Which ones caught our attention? Which ones were innovative? Which ones are still on our tables and why? Listen and hear our picks for the best of 2015!
In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, Elhannan Lloyd Keller and I review two new titles. First up is The Oracle of Delphi by Stefan Feld and publisher Tasty Minstrel Games. Is this another Feldian point salad extravaganza or an entirely new style of game from this noted designer? Tune in to hear our thoughts! Finally, we review one of the newest titles from Spielworxx, North American Railways. Does this small box game pack the punch of a runaway locomotive, or does it have all of the intensity of Thomas the Tank Engine?
In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by first time contributor Andrew Denison as we discuss one of his favorite games, Three Kingdoms Redux. What makes this three player only game so special? Can you balance an asymmetrical game with only three player without a kingmaker? How well does the game capture the theme? These questions and more are explored in this episode of The Long View. The Long View is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Go and see all of the resources available at www.dicetower.com.
In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by my co-host Elhannan Lloyd Keller as we explore two new titles. First up is The Pursuit of Happiness from Stronghold Games. Is this just a CV retread? A The Game of Life wannabe, or is it just possible it's something special that actually makes you feel like you've lived a full and amazing life? Tune in to hear our thoughts. Next, we discuss the new title Flag Dash from designer Kirk Dennison. Is this a whimsical family game, or an overwrought programmed movement game, far too meaty for its fun theme.
In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined once again by returning contributor Joe Sallen from The Good, The Board, and The Ugly as we discuss the game The Voyages of Marco Polo. Is this game a masterpiece of dice allocation, individual player powers and variable setup or does it collapse under the weight of such demands? What makes the game shine? What flaws may become apparent after multiple plays? Tune in to hear our thoughts. Thanks, as always, to my sponsor www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of The Long View.
In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, Elhannan Lloyd Keller and I discuss two new titles. First up from Stronghold Games is City of Spies: Estoril 1942. Is this spy vs. spy bluffing game a sneaky hit, or a Mad Magazine inspired bomb? Listen to hear our impressions of this new title. Finally, we review Islebound from Red Raven Games. Is this the best of Laukat? Does a game need to be revolutionary in design to be great? Check out our impressions of this interesting new title.
In this special episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by none other than Stephen Buonocore as we discuss the history of Stronghold Games and the man himself. In this episode we dive into the details of the company as it has evolved, but also the details about Stephen himself to see how his experiences have shaped the course of the company and the Stronghold Brand. Finally, we end with a discussion of his upcoming games including Great Western Trail, Terraforming Mars, J�rv�k, Fabled Fruit, The Fog of War, Fuji Flush and La Granja: The Dice Game - No Siesta!.
In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, Elhannan Lloyd Keller and I investigate two new titles. First up is Kraftwagen V6 edition from Stronghold Games. Does this game deserve shelf space along other games of similar theme like Automobile, or is it just more of the same? Listen to hear out impressions and thoughts of this new edition. Finally, we end by discussing the newest title from designers Ben Pinchback and Matt Riddle, Morocco. Is this game a worthy successor to the awesomeness of Fleet, or does it fall flat?