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Episodes

  • The Board Game Interview Room: Argent: The Consortium by Level 99 Games

    30/12/2013 Duration: 44min

    Level 99 has been a company I’ve been very keen on since I learned about Brad Talton some three years ago. I backed their Kickstarter project for Mystic Empyrean and since they’ve had a whole load of projects that have been successful, which is pretty good! They are the minds behind BattleCon, one of the best fighting games out there. Also, of course, its expansion. Pixel Tactics also features as a fantastic game, by the way! Now they are again in Kickstarter with a game called Argent: The Consortium, a game the promises to mix Euro and Ameritrash experiences so everyone has a way to play that suits their tastes. And it sounds jolly good too, with some really cool victory conditions. But don’t let me give you any spoilers before the podcast. Enjoy the show!

  • The Board Game Review Room: Cornish Smuggler by Grublin Games

    26/12/2013 Duration: 22min

    Nothing like turning history into a game. If done well, they aren’t just instructional, but also terrific fun. That’s what I was hoping with Cornish Smuggler. Apart from the fact that the game looks totally gorgeous, the subject is, to say the least, intriguing. In this game, you’re a smuggler who has to get cargo that fits in your boat, transport it to a secure port – or an insecure port that has a guard you can bribe – and then transport it inland if you want to expand your smuggling business. But, even though all of this sounds very promising, we had to get to play it and try for ourselves. And of course tell you all about it! Hope you enjoy the show!

  • The Board Room episode two enhanced! The Counters Board Game Cafe and StakBots

    20/12/2013 Duration: 01h54min

    By Dr Mike Reddy 00:00 Introduction - http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/the-boardroom 00:02 Interview with Hannah and Ryan of the Counters The Board Game Cafe, Cardiff - https://www.facebook.com/countersBGC 00:13 Interview with Tom Nolan, designer of StakBots the card game, and their upcoming KickStarter for the expansion - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/643459158/stak-bots-battling-card-game-expansion 00:35 Pandemic: The Cure, the dice game prototype - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150658/pandemic-the-cure - with Michael from the Little Metal Dog Show Podcast - http://littlemetaldog.com/ - and Chris from The Sausage Factory Podcast - http://spong.com/podcasts/tsf/ 01:08 End credits

  • The Boardgame Review Room: Council of Verona

    20/12/2013 Duration: 17min

    Romeo and Juliet in the Council of Verona is a small game from Crash Games that uses the characters in Shakesperare’s wonderful play. During the game, players have to decide where to locate the given characters, in the Council or in Exile. Some characters have agendas. During play, you’ll place some chits on the character to gain points if their agenda is met at the end of the game. Funnily enough, one of the chits is just for bluffing… nice addition! These are not all the rules and it’s indeed not an exhaustive description of the rules. For that you have to listen to the episode (which of course you were going to do anyway, weren’t you?). It is a short game and it’s meant to play quickly. Basically it’s a filler game. That makes me both interested and concerned at the same time because filler games tend to be a bit too light for me. With the extremely notable exception of Love Letter, I don’t tend to take many more games with  me when I go out. So we had to try this. And we did. I think you’l

  • The Board Game Review Room: VivaJava

    17/12/2013 Duration: 20min

    I backed VivaJava in Kickstarter because I like the guys who publish it, quite frankly. As you may or may not know, I am a fan of games with theme and strange themes usually make for strange games too, so I thought I’d give it a go. After a long time of wanting to review it, we managed to get to the table and see if the game is for us. VivaJava is a game for up to 8 people in which the players have to create their own blend of coffee and  then sell it. With a bit of bluffing, a bit of negotiation, some worker placement and lovely art direction, you’d think this game has something for everyone so let’s find out! Hope you enjoy the show!

  • The Board Room episode two The Counters Board Game Cafe and StakBots

    10/12/2013 Duration: 01h08min

    By Dr Mike Reddy 00:00 Introduction - http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/the-boardroom 00:02 Interview with Hannah and Ryan of the Counters The Board Game Cafe, Cardiff - https://www.facebook.com/countersBGC 00:13 Interview with Tom Nolan, designer of StakBots the card game, and their upcoming KickStarter for the expansion - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/643459158/stak-bots-battling-card-game-expansion 00:35 Pandemic: The Cure, the dice game prototype - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150658/pandemic-the-cure - with Michael from the Little Metal Dog Show Podcast - http://littlemetaldog.com/ - and Chris from The Sausage Factory Podcast - http://spong.com/podcasts/tsf/ 01:08 End credits

  • The RPG Interview Room - Cthulhu Britannica Boxet Kickstarter with Stuart Boon

    09/12/2013 Duration: 29min

    The Cthulhu Britannica London Boxet for Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign has been very successful. And it’s not surprising because the team behind it are as passionate as they’re experienced. To find out more about what sort of thinking has gone behind the production of all the writing in this project, I got together wit Stuart Boon, the line manager for the Cthulhu Britannica series of books from Cubicle 7. Apart from making even more excited about the Kickstarter, he also was very reassuring about the content and future of the whole line. Hope you enjoy the interview!

  • The Boardgame Review Room: Pandante

    07/12/2013 Duration: 16min

    Let me make this *very* clear: I don’t like Poker. At all. I find it a pretty pointless game that people take too seriously and doesn’t serve any purpose because I don’t find it fun. I know a lot of people like it. I know a lot of people sing its praises, but it’s just not for me. Therefore, when Sirlin Games asked me if I wanted to playtest and review their game Pandante, I was a bit.. err… “meh!”. I was feeling that way because Pandante is, basically, Poker with a few bits and bobs added. The bits and bobs added, though, turn it into a game that I was curious enough to actually say “yes, I’ll review it”. Pandante is like Poker, but with lying, bluffing (no… bluffing more than in normal Poker) and abilities. And Pandas! Lots and lots of Pandas! So I sat down with Michael Chamberlain and Max Murray in the review room and we played it. And we recorded our impressions. If you are on time, you might want to head now to Kickstarter and back this project. If you aren’t on time, you might want to g

  • The Dragonmeet Room with Cat Tobin

    03/12/2013 Duration: 22min

    Dragonmeet comes one more year and things are changing! Things are changing because they’re getting better and more interesting, which is why I thought it’d be a good idea to invite Cat Tobin, one of the organisers and masterminds who’ve put the show together to ask her about the new goodness coming in! This year there is a more comprehensive selection of seminars, traders role playing and board games organised, an art exhibition and a charity auction, this year promises to be really special. Hope you enjoy the interview and it inspires you to come to the show in London!

  • The RPG Interview Room Cthulhu London Boxset Kickstarter from Cubicle 7

    02/12/2013 Duration: 35min

    Boxsets where the norm when I got into roleplaying games. The gorgeous boxes from the D&D range and many other games of the mid 80s marked the format that turned my summer – and winter – afternoons and evenings into amazing times. Of course among those boxes were a few Cthulhu related boxes. And, unfortunately, then they went away. That’s not to say there haven’t been *great* game material written for Call of Cthulhu, but boxes? Not as many as I’d like! Enter Cubicle 7! The C7 humans have had the Cthulhu Britannica series goign on for a while and some fantastic products have been released. If you haven’t got Shadows Over Scotland, please do yourself a favour and get a copy. Now they’re upping their game and releasing the London version of their Cthulhu Britannica series, and for that they’ve gone to Kickstarter to get some money. But is it worth backing this? I think it is and thus I’ve backed it, and hopefully the interview with Dom McDower-Thomas, Cubicle 7 mastermind will hopefully help

  • The RPG Interview Room: Jim Pinto. Protocol Game Series Kickstarter

    01/12/2013 Duration: 35min

    Few authors, if any,  provide with as many  roleplaying games as Jim Pinto. The mastermind behind Postworld Games keeps churning ideas and turning them into games at a speed that makes the Enterprise seem like a child’s tricycle.  Mr Pinto, friend of the show, has been at it again. Now he’s in Kickstarter offering 15 games for a price that is more than reasonable. As always, he offers great value for money *and* great entertainment! Hope you enjoy the interview!

  • The Boardgame Interview Room: Fortress Moon in Kickstarter

    01/12/2013 Duration: 21s

    Some of us like the sort of retro Sci-Fi look from the 50s and 60s and also love the movies from that time. As someone who’s first sci-fi experience was Forbidden Planet, the cheesy and wonderful future imagined at the time was, and indeed still is, incredibly attractive. That’s one of the reasons I felt compelled to look further into Fortress Moon, a game by Thorin and Alan Thompson. Fortress Moon is a heavy strategy game that, if funded, will come with 280 miniatures and a ton of components for a 2 to 4 players experience. In this interview, I spoke to Thorin and Alan about the game and what makes it special. Hope you enjoy it!

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