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July 2, 2017

Episode 48 - Clank!: A Deck Building Adventure Review

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We're giving the full review treatment to the game we can't stop playing (or talking about!) and that's Clank!: A Deck Building Adventure. Find out why we think it's spectacular and also what we think about the Sunken Treasures expansion. Before we get there though, we talk about our first plays of both 1960: The Making of the President and Arkwright!

1960: The Making of the President - 01:50

Guilds of London - 13:00

Arkwright (Spinning Jenny) - 17:44

2-Player Review of Clank!: A Deck Building Adventure - 25:12

June 17, 2017

Episode 47 - Bluffing Games with Two

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We're leading off this week with our thoughts on Terraforming Mars, why Emily hated Town Center, and why Ghost Stories has carved out a permanent place in our collection. We talk about the new Zombicide Kickstarter campaign and why we can't bring ourselves to back it this time around. In our main segment, we're talking about the best bluffing games that can be played with two players.

Terraforming Mars - 01:56

Morocco - 10:50

Town Center - 15:38

Ghost Stories - 19:59

Zombicide: Green Horde kickstarter - 25:32

Bluffing Games with Two Players - 30:54

June 5, 2017

Episode 46 - Vlaada Chvatil’s Games with Two

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We have impressions of a couple heavy hitters including Broom Service, The Pillars of the Earth, and the massive War of the Ring. Then in the main topic, Emily and I talk about the eclectic designer Vlaada Chvatil and which of his games that we've played offer a great two player experience!

War of the Ring (Second Edition) - 01:48

The Pillars of the Earth - 11:05

Jamaica - 16:16

Broom Service - 20:24

Vlaada Chvatil's games for two players - 28:10

May 16, 2017

Episode 45 - Revisiting Some Initial Impressions

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We kick things off by giving our initial impressions on Archipelago, The Golden Ages, and Exit: The Game! In our main segment, we revisit several games we had previously given impressions on. Which games have carved out a place in our rotation and which ones we ended up kicking to the curb!

The Golden Ages (and Cults and Cultures expansion) - 01:45

Archipelago - 09:05

Exit: The Game: The Secret Lab - 18:47

Revisiting our initial impressions - 23:57

May 2, 2017

Episode 44 - Bruxelles 1893 Review

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We're giving the two-player review treatment to one of our favorite under-the-radar strategy games: Bruxelles 1893! We also give our impressions on TMG's deluxe rendition of Yokohama and Mega Man Pixel Tactics from Level 99 Games, as well as have our willpower fade before your very ears as we succumb to the temptation of Roxley Games' Brass Kickstarter campaign!

Yokohama Deluxe - 02:14

Mega Man Pixel Tactics - 09:56

Aeon's End - 18:22

Deus: Egypt (expansion) - 24:58

Brass Deluxe Kickstarter campaign - 29:58

Bruxelles 1893 review - 38:10

April 10, 2017

Episode 43 - Playing Campaign Games with Two

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This week we're talking about game with campaigns. Find out what style of campaign works best for us and which ones we recommend for two players. We also give you our impressions of Clank! and At the Gates of Loyang.

 

Clank! - 02:20

Fugitive - 12:40

La Granja - 19:02

Pitchcar - 25:00

At the Gates of Loyang - 28:10

Hardback on Kickstarter - 38:36

Gloomhaven reprint on Kickstarter - 42:08

Campaign style games for two players - 44:37

March 20, 2017

Episode 42 - Unpub 7 Experiences and Gloomhaven Impressions

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We visited Unpub 7 this weekend and have some games to talk about! Hear our thoughts on the handful of games we played. We also give our very early impressions of Gloomhaven and speak about The Colonists!

Gloomhaven initial thoughts - 01:12

Villages of Valeria - 16:32

Pandemic: The Cure - Experimental Meds - 22:16

Orleans: The Duel - 26:56

The Colonists - 30:48

All about Unpub 7 - 40:11

February 27, 2017

Episode 41 - Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game Review

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We are reviewing a game that's made it to our table more than most in our collection: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game. See where we place it amongst deck builders and how worthy an addition it is to your collection as a two-player game. We also get into a few new games including our descent into Crokinole obsession!

Crokinole - 02:40

Glass Road - 09:36

Thebes - 16:15

Empires of the Void II - 23:17

The Last Garden - 27:52

Legendary Encounters review - 30:37

February 14, 2017

Episode 40 - Asymmetric Games for Two

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Our main topic is all about asymmetric games. Why does Brad love them so much, and what are the best ones to play with two players across a variety of different categories. We also give our impressions of two hidden gems that we recently discovered as well as a brief overview of our recently received Duchess gaming table!

Duchess impressions - 01:50

Starving Artists - 07:45

Super Motherload - 14:30

King Chocolate - 19:34

Tash-Kalar: Nethervoid expansion - 23:36

Asymmetric Games - 26:00

January 23, 2017

Episode 39 - Our Most Anticipated Games in 2017

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We really enjoyed 2016 in gaming, but now it's time to look ahead to 2017! We both bring our own lists to the table and sell each other on the games we're most looking forward to. Also included are our first impressions of Great Western Trail and Cuba Libre.

Great Western Trail - 02:06

Cuba Libre - 08:43

Colony - 14:18

La Granja: No Siesta - 19:36

Darkest Night - 24:24

Concordia Salsa - 28:58

Mystic Vale - 31:57

World's Fair 1893 - 37:16

Most Anticipated Games of 2017 - 42:58