Wed, 28 November 2018
The boys are back in town and doing well, and all is right with the world. In this episode, the BGG CON experience and a smattering of games, both old and new.
00:09:20 -- Another Year?
Tue, 6 November 2018
Welcome to a lively episode. In this one we dip our toes back into the Eurogame-o-sphere, and we are fairly excited about the waters.
Also, the first installment of the Punching Cardboard Book Club, which results in a heady and exhilarating discussion. As they say in sportsball, we left it all on the field in this one.
00:18:52 -- Wilderness War
Tue, 23 October 2018
It's that time, and we roll the dice and lay out the games that have caught our attention in this year's Essen preview show.
First we cover 10 games nominated by our guild using a complex and patented formula. Then we each take a shot at adding five games of our own discovery. Throw in some expansion discussion, and you have a show of partially educated guessing that is sure to wow even the most cynical gamer.
00:14:49 -- The Guild 10 plus
Fri, 5 October 2018
Ramshackle. I like the word ramshackle. Ramshackle Day Parade is a great Joe Strummer song. Streetcore. Track five.
And it's a bit the way we're feeling here in episode 140. Run down. Beat up. We wander through this episode and take on a series of topics pertaining to the state of the hobby, or pertaining to where we exist in it. We go a bit low key, somewhat reflective, and we let the conversation lead us. Hopefully you can dig it.
It's all a little ramshackle.
00:07:38 -- Shirts, Essen Lists, & Other Monkey Biz
Wed, 12 September 2018
Sometimes you can't fit all the information that's fit to say about a game in one episode. Such was the case with our discussion of Pendragon in Episode 138. In response, we've created a new segment, The Follow-Up. And it debuts here as we attempt to add to our in-depth coverage of heavy games and game systems.
Also, how concerts are and how they should be, a beer and a dram, and a short look at a new abstract. Cheers.
Wed, 29 August 2018
Whosoever pulleth this sword from this rock shall, um, I don't know, do some stuff, vanquish some folks, and then become king of someplace. Right? 4th Century A.D., 5th?
We're talking Pendargon: The Fall of Roman Britain here in episode 138. That, and a bit of list nonsense, and little dram of something nice as well.
No pillaging allowed!
00:02:55 -- Scooters From Hell
Fri, 17 August 2018
Here ya go kids, all the way from the lands of Antiquity, episdoe 137, take 2. We sewed all the parts together and shocked it into being. Because we care.
00:15:03 -- What We Did on Our Summer Vacation
P.S. -- We still forgot the scooters!!!
Tue, 17 July 2018
It's Summertime! Here's something for a long drive in a rented car or a lazy afternoon at the beach.
Tue, 3 July 2018
As Summer settles in we look to take it a little easy. Some shelves are dusted off, and a couple titles come back to the table after resting a few years. Also, a rare abstract finds it's way into our rotation.
We also recount a few sessions and some trips to some gigs. Easy Breezy, as Joe might say.
Wed, 20 June 2018
We discuss a sprawling, big Euro game, a compact, tense Euro game and five albums that should be filling your ears. All that and a debate on the state of the hobby in episode 134 of the 'cast.
00:10:49 -- The John and Company Not Monopoly Contest Results