Wed, 30 December 2020
It's almost over. This . . . year.
Nothing much to do other than gather up some lists of the things that got us through. We hope you dig it.
Direct download: PCP_189a_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT
Mon, 14 December 2020
It took us two tries to get this one right. Well, right might be too strong of a word. Lets swap that for recorded. Yeah, we finally got the episode recorded. I mean, right, ha, probably more like wrong, but you know how it is.
Anyway, on with the show.
00:15:35 -- The Listening Rooom (The Jesse Green Test)
Direct download: PCP_188a_final.mp3
Category:Board Games and Music -- posted at: 4:55pm PDT
Fri, 27 November 2020
This episode marks the beginning of our 8th year ranting and raving about games (and books (and music (and life))).
We kick it into gear with some heavy discussions of almost all of the above. Pretty much, if it ain't broke. . . . or, if it is broke, lean into it.
00:19:09 -- Whiskies
Direct download: PCP_187_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT
Thu, 12 November 2020
Favorite mechanics? Nah.
How about a discussion of a bunch of games and the one thing each of them offers to stand out from the crowd?
One thing in one game!
Yeah, we can get into that. Follow along, if you please.
THINGS (Not just One and Two):
00:04:22 -- The Election of the Century
Direct download: PCP_186_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT
Wed, 28 October 2020
We're keeping it simple as we're back to remote recording. One Game. One book. One in-depth discussion.
Still over two hours of quality goodness. Enjoy.
00:05:39 -- Tekhenu (in-depth)
Direct download: PCP_185_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT
Wed, 7 October 2020
One. Two Three. Four.
We front load this episode with four games discussed in detail, included are forays into adjacent concepts in gaming. After two hours of that nonsense we delve into some music and television that's enlightening our minds and enriching our lives.
00:04:25 -- Alma Mater
Direct download: PCP_184_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT
Thu, 24 September 2020
To hell with the experts, if just for one day. Travel happened. Games were played. Most importantly, human contact was regained, if just for 9 days.
00:17:00 -- I Did a Bad Thing
Direct download: PCP_183_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT
Wed, 2 September 2020
It was a lovely evening away from the maddening crowd so we decided to do a show. Just like the 181 times before, we gathered with some microphones and chatted about board games and other things. Even our special guest, Chip, the cricket, seemed to approve.
00:09:49 -- Celebrity Boardgame Deathmatch
Direct download: PCP_182_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT
Wed, 19 August 2020
Shambolic: adjective -- chaotic, disorganize, confused.
Direct download: PCP_181_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT
Fri, 31 July 2020
Once in a century Pandemic.
We take a 90 minute journey through the 18th Century world of Imperial Struggle, throwing a little pandemic, protest and pot-luck life discussion in at the end of the show. We hope you enjoy the ride.
Direct download: PCP_180_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm PDT
Tue, 14 July 2020
Well, you caught us on a nice summer evening, sitting outside, sippin' whisky, and talkin' board games. It's the best we can do in this paranoid pandemic times. Maybe the closest we've come to the old days in a while. The most human the interaction has been. Whatever the case, we think we did alright with this one.
Direct download: PCP_179_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 5:08pm PDT
Wed, 8 July 2020
And on and on and on.
Direct download: PCP_178_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT
Mon, 22 June 2020
With Joe still on the road two of the masterminds behind the upcoming Spielworxx game The Cost, Armando Canales and Lyndon Martin, join Jim in a wide-ranging discussion of games, game-states and playing manners.
In addition, Jim finds out just how wrong he's been all these episodes.
00:06:00 -- A differing opinion on Tank Duel
Direct download: PCP_177_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT
Mon, 8 June 2020
It's been a hard couple of weeks here, so for those of you tuning in, we thank you. It really does mean something to us.
And we are all devastated by the murder of George Floyd as well as the continued beatdown we're all taking from the Coronavirus pandemic. Hard times come again no more indeed.
Direct download: Whisky_006_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:42pm PDT
Thu, 21 May 2020
Have you really played all the games? Probably not.
And we've all probably got a couple on our list that folks might consider classics, or required games. We talk about those glaring oversights here in the latest episode of As the Lockdown Turns.
Many other items covered as well. You know, a typical show. Enjoy.
Direct download: PCP_176_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT
Wed, 6 May 2020
Wasting no time, we dive into the main game we played the past few weeks. A handful of games follow.
Still, all the content you expect, just in a different order.
Direct download: PCP_175_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:40pm PDT
Mon, 20 April 2020
Here we are in the new world order, or rather, the chaotic world order.
We're just trying to survive and maybe discuss a few games and other things of cultural import. Just trying to raise our spirits.
It's a journey. Thanks for your company on the ride.
00:20:11 -- Surprising Lack of Games on the Table during Lockdown
Direct download: PCP_174_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 3:27pm PDT
Thu, 9 April 2020
Struggling for sanity, we put together another installment of our virus lockdown series.
In this one we answer the question, which five non-GMT titles should’ve been developed and published by GMT? There might be something about someone getting drunk as well.
Hopefully this will distract you for a little while.
Direct download: Whisky_005a_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT
Wed, 1 April 2020
Live from Portland, the 173rd stop on our world tour, presented in it's entirety without cuts or overdubs, our latest show in all its glory.
Will there be technical difficulties? Yes.
Will we stumble trying to answer tough questions? Possibly.
Direct download: PCP_173_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT
Thu, 26 March 2020
Part 4 of this series and we've settled in a little to the new reality.
Having solved his technological difficulties, Joe returns to add his wisdom to the question of getting games to the table with your significant other. Also, we discuss table games played via computer vs. computer games.
Direct download: Whisky_004_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT
Tue, 24 March 2020
Join us as we enter week two of the lockdown. We desperately want to keep in touch with our listeners. Hopefully we can keep each other sane as we navigate this brave new world. Included are some tips on gaming with your partner while on lockdown.
Direct download: Whisky_003a_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT
Thu, 19 March 2020
In part 2 of our limited series we get Joe setup with a recording rig at home. We talk a little more about the current predicament and then migrate our book discussion over and take a look at Lydia Fitzpatrick's Lights All Night Long.
Direct download: Whisky_002a_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT
Wed, 18 March 2020
The Punching Cardboard team is in Isolation. Isolation sucks. It's lonely. It's unnerving. It's stopping us from playing games and talking about them.
So, for now, while this disruption lasts, we're gonna send you this series. Our way of talking through the absurdity that is life, especially now that it's truly absurd. These episodes will be shorter and much more frequent (because what the hell else do we have to do) and probably much more free of form and topical, not like we do the PCP any other way.
Direct download: Whisky_001_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT
Wed, 4 March 2020
There are times when you need to make something out of nothing. Entering the studio for episode 172 was one of those times. I mean, we had next to nothing. A game session, a new dram, a couple albums.
But we pulled it together, rambled into other territories, consolidated some stray ideas, and in the end lasted for the marathon. Yea us!?
00:04:17 -- The 2020 PCBA Baseball Season: Last Call
Direct download: PCP_172_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT
Wed, 19 February 2020
If you're only here for our in-depth, main game discussion, then skip the first two hours of the show. If you want to know a little about a lot of game related things, then tuck in at the beginning and enjoy the ride.
Direct download: PCP_171_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT
Wed, 5 February 2020
The water flows. The oil moves. The beat goes on. A new era begins, same as the old era. We continue on. Enjoy.
00:05:00 -- The State of the Podcast
Direct download: PCP_170_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT
Wed, 22 January 2020
Route building. Colony building. Future building. Restaurant building.
We turned a lot of resources into a lot of structures these past few weeks. We also bought and sold shares of stock and grilled some burgers. A little of everything, really, resulting in a lot of game talk.
00:17:52 -- On Joe's Table: Xenon Profiteer & The Arrival
Direct download: PCP_168_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT
Wed, 8 January 2020
Missiles are raining down in Iraq, but ain't we got smiles.
Yeah, I guess. With 2020 already looking doomed already, we steady ourselves and take a look at some of the good things we encountered over the Winter break.
We have hope. We will forge ahead. There are games to be played.
Direct download: PCP_167_final.mp3
Category:Board Games -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT