Chris and Wendy Yi bring topical discussions and in-depth reviews in 30 minutes or your podcast is free! Based out of Las Vegas, NV, they're excited to bring you new episodes every Saturday.
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SaltCon 2018 was an excellent convention, with plenty of great games and a few special looks. One of those special looks was a full play of the demo copy of Brass Birmingham coming up from Roxley Games. Come listen as we talk about our experience at SaltCon, and our first impression preview of this new game in the Brass system!
This episode, we're going full-blown Own Wilson and talking about "Wow!" Ben from SnowBoardGamer joins us to go over the Top 5 games that wowed us from the get-go. Some games get slowly warmed up to over time, but not these ones. These ones were instant hits. So enjoy, and see you at SaltCon!
Our Patreon is launching Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. But that's in the future. Today, we're reviewing Azul by Plan B Games! We also talk about perceived imbalance in games, and why we feel it so badly. Also, we'll be talking going on Road Trips with a toddler, since we'll be at SaltCon on March 1, 2, and 3! Hope to see you there!
Ever felt judged for pronouncing a weird game name wrong? We all do it. Inevitably, we'll say some strange word wrong. Unless you are perfect at speaking every language, so we chat about how it's just fine. Also, puns are stupidly awesome, so we share a few more! Lastly, we review Castles of Caladale, by Renegade Games and designed by David Wilkinson, which was a review copy received from Renegade.
Hey hey hey! We're joined by Crystal Pisano from Board Game Blitz, a female-led podcast that also runs 30 minutes. Crystal loves thematic games that create stories, so she's on to share her Top 5 alongside us for great games that do this well. She's an absolute blast, and I don't know if we've laughed this hard recording an episode before. We hope you all enjoy!
Wasn't there sort of special announcement? There sure was! We'll also talk about board game terms that we use, and what exactly we mean by "Heavy" or "Fiddly". Wendy runs us through a Gluten-Free Roux which is an important staple of cooking tastily, and we review Raiders of the North Sea by Renegade Games/Garphill Games. Like Vikings? Like Worker Placement? Check it out.
Do you like candy? Sure you do, unless you're some kind of evil fog monster. Assuming you're not, then check out our review of a very intering and historically themed game called Operatoin Candy Bomber. We also discuss what board games have taught us, and learn a little about the fun musical group Postmodern Jukebox.
If you didn't hear the news, Charterstone is kind of a big deal. Jamey Stegmaier. Legacy. Claims of replayability. So, how does that all stack up? Let's dive in to our Spoiler Free, but very in depth review! It's a half hour you'll be grateful to have spent listening to this episode. Let us know if you have any questions!
Sometimes you get asked to teach a game to people. Those people may not really have much interest in games at all. Maybe they want to see what you have to offer, but aren't really interested in getting further into the hobby. Sometimes you have to host a party for 8 people who want to play some games once and that's all they want. So, how about we offer our Top 5 Games for People Who Don't Play Games (shortened to Non Gamers for the episode title). Share with us what are yours!
Ahh, the smell of freshly punched out cardboard! I love it. Do you? How about baby carrots? How about trees? We're going to talk about them all in today's episode. Photosynthesis is a beautiful game by Blue Orange Games, who has a solid track record with us. Check out our thoughts, and share with us yours as well!