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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
August 15, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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:

June 26, 2016

Episode 27 - Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost

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The man topic for this episode are games that we really enjoyed but yet couldn't maintain a place in our collection. What happened that we kicked these titles to the curb? We also give our first impressions of Food Chain Magnate!

Games discussed in this episode include:

June 5, 2016

Episode 26 - The Must Play Two Player Games of 2016…as of June

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This episode we each give our personal top five games that were released in the first half of 2016. We also highlight a few excellent looking Kickstarter projects that have caught our eye, and give first impressions of Railways of the World and Starship Catan!

Games discussed in this episode include:

Stick tap to Joel Eddy for the inspiration for this episode topic!