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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.

Hot Game Magnet: Board game reviews Alison and Justin

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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.

    Top Pop

    Top Pop

    This week we have a talk with Jason Washburn of Talon Strikes Studios about their new game "Top Pop". It's a fun chat about what makes Talon Strikes Studios unique, and why Top Pop might be the perfect game to add to your collection.

    • 45 min
    KS Roundup June 2021

    KS Roundup June 2021

    June came and went pretty fast. As have a lot of great looking games on Kickstarter. This week we have a look at a few of those games that are still going and that you may want to back. There's something for everyone. Honestly, I'm tempted to back all five games, but I probably wont. Maybe. I shouldn't. LOL!

    • 33 min
    Crash Octopus

    Crash Octopus

    I'm a sucker for bright colors and gonzoid themes. Crash Octopus from Itten Games does not disappoint. It's a light-hearted dexterity game that is just challenging enough. Set up is easy and game play has a built-in time limit using a round tracker. Oh man! I just love that giant pink octopus.

    • 23 min
    Mark Swanson: Oddbird Games

    Mark Swanson: Oddbird Games

    This week I got to speak with the designer of one of our all time favorite games. Actually, we talk about this game all the time and use it as a bench mark when discussing other games. If you haven't guessed already the game is Feudum, and the designer is Mark Swanson. I got to find out about how Mark goes about creating a game, and why he decided to do game design. We also got to talk a little about his next game, the much anticipated follow-up to Feudum. 

    • 52 min
    Hellboy revisited

    Hellboy revisited

    I don't think there are any games that we have played too much, but there are definitely games that we haven't played enough. 

    Hellboy was one of our favorite games from 2019 but surprisingly we haven't played it at all since the first month we got it.

    This week we revisited Hellboy to see what we've been missing out on, and perhaps figure out why we've been missing out.

    • 28 min
    Santa Monica

    Santa Monica

    There is something magical about the boardwalk beach fronts and developments of coastal cities. Santa Monica is one of those iconic locations, and Santa Monica the board game with art by Jeremy Nguyen captures that magic on appearances alone. The game itself is a lovely lower medium weight tableau builder, that is adequately crunchy and plays very well with two players.

    • 30 min

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Fun

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!

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Great honest reviews

Great honest reviews and entertaining to listen to. Can’t wait for the Blood Rage episode

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