Alison and Justin, review all their favourite board games, so you can be up to date on what’s hot in the world of tabletop games. Reviews of exciting games from Kickstarter and established games. Discover the features of board games from replay ability, how to win, component pieces, cost, expansions and the impact board games have on a marriage. Join them as they discuss whatever games they feel magnetised to.
K.S.R.U. February 2023
I don't buy every game I like but I probably buy more than I should. that's okay. I've made my peace. It could be drugs, right? At least it's not drugs. It's now February and I've been up to my old tricks. Hanging around kickstarter pages. Perusing Facebook marketplace. Coveting surprise preorders. LOL. Anyway, I've made up a short list of the games I find most tantalizing, and we discuss the pros and cons of this month's kickstarter round up (KSRU). Let us know if I've convinced you to back a new game, or if I didn't include something that you think is just criminal not to include. This is fun. We do it for the fun. I can stop anytime.
I always wanted to be a skate boarder, but I grew up in the country with a dirt road and also, I didn't like all the falling down so I never really got to live the dream. Pandasaurus games new release Skate Summer, grabbed me from the first, with its nostalgic promise to relive that childhood dream. It has some really interesting and unique mechanics, spot on artwork, and the creator clearly knows what they're talking about when it comes to skating.
It's a promising game from a consistent company. Is it the perfect boardgame adaptation of the skater lifestyle? Do those interesting mechanics make for a solid fun game?
Listen in to find out if Skate Summer lands the trick, or totally bails.
116 Y.E.R.U. 2022
Another Year come and gone. We played a lot of games. Some of them were good, some of them not so good, and some of them were pretty great. We went over every new game that we played this year and came six that we could both agree were or favorites. Find out what they are and find out what we each chose to be our 2022 best game of the year.
Mechanics are supremely important to a great game, but mechanics are not the only thing that makes a game great. Story, theme, and art are clearly very important as well. Namiji, the newest game from FunForge (the creators of Tokaido) has decent low weight mechanics and is a fun game to play. However, where it really shines is in the other three categories. Particularly Theme and Art. the Aesthetic is minimalist and combined with the theme of Zen appreciation the game is a gorgeous and charming experience.
114 Marvel Zombies Heroes Resistance
Zombicide is pretty much what got us into modern board gaming, so we are always exited to see a new version, and man do they every have a lot of versions. There is modern, medieval, sci-fi, western, a role and write and more. The latest version that we have had the chance to play is Marvel Zombies Heroes Resistance a minimized retail edition of the huge CMON and Spinmaster adaptation of the Marvel Zombies comic books. So, this version has some excellent fun new mechanics, but more than anything the big change is that it's small. The big question is whether Zombicide can hold up as a fun game when you take away most of the bells and whistles.
Kickstarter boardgame roundup Oct 2022
What's more fun than playing your favorite boardgame? Maybe nothing, but a close second is drooling over the latest list of upcoming boardgames that might just be your next favorite. It's time again for our kickstarter roundup. Let us know if you agree with our list.
I really enjoyed listening to these two dorks. It’s clear that they love games and each other. I love games and I love this podcast. I hope they do more!
Great honest reviews
Great honest reviews and entertaining to listen to. Can’t wait for the Blood Rage episode