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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

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