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December 19, 2016

Episode 37 - Our 2016 Enthusiastic Seals of Approval!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
August 15, 2016

Episode 30 - When All You Need is a Deck of Cards


In this episode we discuss our favorite games whose components consist of just a small deck of cards and discover which of these diminutive games pack the most punch for two players. We also give impressions from first plays of several big releases including Mansions of Madness and The Others!

Games discussed in this episode include:

New Bedford - 15:28
The Networks - 22:04
2 de Mayo - 30:36
Kahuna - 35:13
Main Topic: Deck of cards games - 40:04
August 1, 2016

Episode 29 - GenCon 2016 Two-Player Preview


With GenCon 2016 right around the corner, we preview the games we think are going to be the best two-player games to buy and/or play at the convention. Brad also waxes poetic about his initial experiences with titles from Victory Point Games.

Games discussed in this episode include:

Trifecta - 12:53
GenCon 2016 Two-Player Preview - 33:06
July 12, 2016

Episode 28 - Scythe Review


We, along with many of you, have received Scythe and have been playing it bunch. Seems like a two player review is in order! We review the game as a whole and let you know if we think it's a worthwhile endeavor at two players. Also first impressions of the Kosmos classic Targi!

Games discussed in this episode include: