Thu, 27 December 2018
Welcome to the final episode of 2018.
In contrast to the happenings of the real world, we close out the year on a high note, talking about some recent plays and recent releases that have us excited to sit down at the table again.
Direct download: PCP_145_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT
Tue, 11 December 2018
With the December chill in full swing we need to get down with something hot, so we're talking a couple new releases that were highly anticipated here in the dungeon. Could they live up to our expectations? Do they play? Do they have legs? Will our travels be rewarded?
The answers to those questions and much more can be heard in our latest episode. Have fun.
00:09:20 -- Blood on the Ohio contest
Direct download: PCP_144_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:06pm PDT
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?
Direct download: PCP_143_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10pm PDT
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
Direct download: PCP_142_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:55pm PDT
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
Direct download: PCP_141_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT
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
Direct download: PCP_140_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT
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.
Direct download: PCP_139_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT
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
Direct download: PCP_138_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT
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!!!
Direct download: PCP_137_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm PDT
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.
Direct download: PCP_136.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT
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.
Direct download: PCP_135_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT
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
Direct download: PCP_134_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm PDT
Thu, 7 June 2018
We serve up something a little different in this episode. On tap is a play by play, blow by blow, and drink by drink recap of our trip to Denver for Heavy Con and its impromptu satellite cons. Did we have fun? Did we play enough games? You be the judge.
00:09:12 -- A John Company Pre-Post-Production Contest
Direct download: PCP_133_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT
Tue, 22 May 2018
When you most expect it, and pretty much the way you like it. Episode 132. A handful of games, a little whiskey and a few good tunes. All of it, wrapped up into a semi-coherent conversation. Enjoy.
Direct download: PCP_132_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04am PDT
Tue, 8 May 2018
Bruce may be dropping the needle and saying a prayer over at ol' Mary's place, and Frank's ghost sure as hell is still jammin' over at Joe's garage, but there's a cool breeze on a warm evening over here on Jackie's porch.
We've got a little bourbon neat, a few slices of pie and some fancy cards; it's a juxtaposition of thinkiness and relaxation. Come on over and join the band.
00:02:07 -- No Con For You!
Direct download: PCP_131_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm PDT
Tue, 24 April 2018
Using our trusty mobile recording device, we gather at a secret location (Joe's) and leave our comfort zone to lay down the riffs that comprise episode 130. Some games covered, some stout imbibed and some stories related. This is a loose episode. The information is fractured. Our thought train, a bit derailed. Still, it all comes out fine in the end. And no gorillas were harmed in the making. Enjoy.
00:09:28 -- How to Avoid Gaming
Direct download: PCP_130_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10pm PDT
Wed, 11 April 2018
Episode 129 is here. We discuss a few chunky, meaty games. We examine a new musical release from a well respected indie duo. And we imbibe a couple of weighty bourbons.
Won't you join us on this magical journey of hope and glory?
00:12:55 -- Will There Ever be a Punching Con?
Direct download: PCP_129_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT
Tue, 27 March 2018
Chaos. Uncertainty. Disloyalty. Keywords of the day. But we can handle it. We can fling Loyalty challenges across the table with the best of them. We can arrange a Renaissance marriages and take over religions and funnel coins from one bank to the next like it's water flowing through pipes. Oh, yes we can. And then we can turn it all up to 11 and list the Euros that should remain on our shelves.
Yep, that's all happening here in episode 128.
00:14:18 -- It Was a Time (some recent plays)
Direct download: PCP_128_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm PDT
Tue, 13 March 2018
No one's going to accuse us of following the cult of the new in this one. We talk about a couple older games that have hit the tables around here while shaming ourselves about a good number of titles collecting dust on our shelves. Our whiskey's been nicely aged as well (Unfortunately, the fine salted caramel stout decided to collide with some rusted trains).
So, tip your servers and enjoy the session, and please, please, please, don't spill your beer.
00:04:38 -- The Best Damn Guild on BGG.
Direct download: PCP_127_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT
Tue, 27 February 2018
As the supernova known as February fades we are able to conquer the light years and arrive on a fairly sane planet. It is here where we attempt to answer your questions and guide you through the Gaia Project.
Then, after our usual efforts, we wade into uncharted territory with a serious discussion on a very serious topic. Passengers will be warned and given a chance to depart beforehand, but we do recommend taking the entire journey.
Will we succeed, or will a horde of alien races destroy our babbling civilization?
00:12:27 -- Joe visits Board Game Blitz Con
Direct download: PCP_126_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT
Thu, 8 February 2018
Here be episode a buck and a quarter. We're doin' the usual. You're doin' the usual. It's like we all get along or something. Enjoy.
00:21:50 -- Iberian Rails (in-depth)
Direct download: PCP_125_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:53am PDT
Wed, 24 January 2018
On Episode 124 of As the Cardboard Turns: Joe continues to show off his quick thinking with his ability to jab and dance and commentate. In addition, we a treated to a stellar performance of the word turmeric. Meanwhile, right in front of your ears, Jim loses his battle to a nasty cold.
Will the headhunters come calling to offer Joe a better gig on a more prestigious show? Will Jim’s battle against the evil Mucus be for naught? Will the dog notice that Timmy has fallen into the well? Well, we’ll just have to wait for the next episode for those answers. Until then, enjoy this week’s descent into board game madness.
00:05:55 — Helping a Brother Out
Direct download: PCP_124_finalA.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:55pm PDT
Tue, 9 January 2018
Welcome to the first show of 2018. It's a good show. It's a fun show. It's a show containing discussions of games new and old. And it's it's chock full of the stuff that makes Punching Cardboard great.
(Wait, Punching Cardboard is great??? (Sure is, just roll with it before someone notices.))
So kick back, pour a wee dram, and enjoy the lively banter and thoughtful analysis.
00:07:14 -- The Christmas Joy and Space Truckin'
Direct download: PCP_123_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT