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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

January 3, 2017

Episode 38 - What Exactly are We Using Kickstarter For?

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This episode has us taking an introspectve look at our backing habits on Kickstarter. We look at which types of games backed have stood the test of time, what we personally use the crowd funding service for (and how that has evolved over these past 3 years), and how that lines up with what Kickstarter set out to be in the world of board games. We're also giving first impressions of Key to the City: London and Tramways!

 

Tramways - 02:10

Key to the City: London - 11:54

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon - 18:58

America - 27:10

Our introspective Kickstarter analysis - 32:29

December 19, 2016

Episode 37 - Our 2016 Enthusiastic Seals of Approval!

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It's the end of the year so, as we did last year, we give you our Enthusiastic Seals of Approval (which are our top 2-player picks in a variety of categories)! We may have gone chalk for our Game of the Year, but there are bound to be a few surprises in there for sure! We also give a slew of new impressions including several new abstract games that have hit our table recently!

Sola Fide: The Reformation - 01:22

Discworld: Ankh-Morpork - 07:21

One Deck Dungeon - 11:21

Santorini - 17:14

Agamemnon - 20:51

YINSH - 25:06

Tabletop for Two's 2016 Seals of Approval - 29:14

December 5, 2016

Episode 36 - Eldritch Horror Review & Arkham Horror: LCG Impressions

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This episode is the finest you'll find this side of R'lyeh as we give you a double dip of Lovecraft goodness. We're leading off with out initial impressions of the new Arkham Horror Living Card Game, and our main segment has us giving a full review of Eldritch Horror.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game - 01:47

High Treason: The Trial of Louis Riel - 11:42

Russian Railroads - 18:22

Tiny Epic Western - 22:36

Lord of the Rings - 27:25

Eldritch Horror review - 32:39

November 14, 2016

Episode 35 - Games with Scalable Difficulty

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This episode finds us talking about games with scaling difficulties. Whether it's a traditional sliding scale or the gradual introduction of more complexity, we give you our favorite games we think handle it the best. We also give our initial impressions of Mechs vs Minions!

 

Mechs vs Minions - 02:03

My Village - 11:18

Kraftwagen - 15:28

The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction - 20:29

Mega Man Pixel Tactics - 23:24

Games with Scaling Difficulty - 28:22

November 2, 2016

Episode 34 - Talking Vital Lacerda Games

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This episode has us reviewing the games of one of our favorite designers, Vital Lacerda, as we discuss what makes his designs stand out and which offers the best two player experience. We also happen to give our impressions of his newest (old) release: Vinhos Deluxe Edition

Spires - 27:58
Vital Lacerda discussion - 30:51
October 17, 2016

Episode 33 - Discussing Area Control/Majority with Two Players

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The show kicks off with our impressions from our initial plays of A Feast for Odin and Cry Havoc! Later on we break down area control/majority as a mechanic when playing with two players. See which games we think utilize area control the best.

Games discussed in this episode include:

Cry Havoc - 07:54
Junk Art - 26:00
Walnut Grove - 31:27
Rolling Freight - 37:26 
Area Control with Two Discussion - 43:02
September 30, 2016

Episode 32 - The Essen Games We Have to Have

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Essen is right around the corner and there are several games being featured at the show that have us drooling. We detail the titles that are must-buys for us and tell you why we think they'll be great for two. We also have two more Victory Point Games offerings to discuss, and Emily gets giddy over the Harry Potter deck building game.


Tally Ho! - 30:25
Our Must-Haves from Essen 2016 - 33:09
September 5, 2016

Episode 31 - Our Top 20 of All-Time

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We've never done an overall top-whatever list before but now seems as good a time as any! It's our consensus top 20 games! Before that we give our first impressions of Caverna, ZhanGuo, and more!

ZhanGuo - 01:46
Puerto Rico - 24:00
Our Top 20 Games - 33:26