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Mark and Jake are the Gaming Moguls. We discuss aspirational board gaming topics for those board gamers that want to get deeper into the hobby. We discuss a variety of topics and offer our opinions and analysis of interest to enthusiast gamers.

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Mark and Jake are the Gaming Moguls. We discuss aspirational board gaming topics for those board gamers that want to get deeper into the hobby. We discuss a variety of topics and offer our opinions and analysis of interest to enthusiast gamers.

    Episode 34: 2019 Review and Wrap-Up

    Episode 34: 2019 Review and Wrap-Up

    It’s been a great 2019 of gaming – Mark and Jake reflect on their year of gaming and call out some high points and low points of the year. No proper New Year episode would be complete without some gaming resolutions!



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:27 Moguls’ 2019 Personal Summary



    00:01:34 Board Game Stats App



    00:06:48 Moguls’ 2019 Hobby Summary



    00:09:25 Games of the Year From Any Year 



    00:10:09 Age of Steam



    00:11:12 Gùgōng



    00:11:56 Clans of Caledonia



    00:13:40 Ra



    00:14:30 Container



    00:16:13 Leaving Earth



    00:17:44 Agricola



    00:18:38 Games of the Year From 2019



    00:21:21 18NewEngland



    00:23:06 In Front of the Elevators



    00:24:10 Nine Tiles Panic



    00:26:40 Bus



    00:27:45 Across the United States



    00:20:10 Pax Pamir (Second Edition)



    00:32:27 Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set



    00:34:04 Name Our Mogul Contest!



    00:35:04 Disappointing Games of 2019



    00:36:27 Dual Clash Poker



    00:38:40 Corinth



    00:39:48 Fantastic Factories



    00:41:41 Black Angel



    00:43:29 Noctiluca



    00:45:57 Edge of Darkness



    00:48:10 Games We Want to Play in 2020



    00:49:18 18NewEngland



    00:50:28 Kraftwagen



    00:51:15 Stephenson’s Rocket



    00:52:37 Underwater Cities



    00:54:17 Indonesia



    00:56:13 Le Havre



    00:58:36 City of the Big Shoulders



    01:01:02 Age of Steam



    01:01:49 18XX…All of them!



    01:02:13 2020 Gaming Resolutions



    01:09:08 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 33: The Bag of the Month Club

    Episode 33: The Bag of the Month Club

    This episode, Jake and Mark welcome the third Mogul to the microphone – Dennis! They discuss the games they played over the holidays and their thoughts on them. They ponder the idea of a “Bag of the Month” where the games for a calendar month are curated and replayed. Lastly, they talk about Family Games that DON’T suck.. which they hope they play over the holidays.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:06 Special Guest Mogul: Dennis Zerwas (aka “The 3rd Gaming Mogul!)



    00:05:30 Mogul Scale Revamp



    00:06:05 Name Our Logo Mogul Contest!



    00:07:24 Games Played This Week!



    00:08:14 Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set



    00:18:54 Bosk



    00:24:43 1824: Austrian-Hungarian Railway



    00:28:48 Ora et Labora



    00:34:00 All Systems Go Games



    00:34:52 SHŌBU



    00:39:30 Biblios



    00:42:12 Targi



    00:47:36 Main Topic: The Bag of the Month Club



    00:57:28 Main Topic 2: Family Games That Don’t Suck



    00:59:00 The Climbers



    01:00:52 Quacks of Quedlinburg



    01:02:22 Biblios



    01:02:36 Paris Connection



    01:03:43 Camel Up (Second Edition)



    01:05:14 Lanterns: The Harvest Festival



    01:06:44 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 32: Pax Anniversary

    Episode 32: Pax Anniversary

    It’s been a year! 32 Episodes later the Gaming Moguls are still at it. We reflect on a few of our favorite moments from the past year. We spend most of the episodes discussing the games we played and finish it out making out our wishlist for holiday gaming with our families.. because we’ve been very nice this year.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:21 First Anniversary Retrospect



    00:05:53 Name Our Logo Mogul Contest!



    00:08:34 Games Played This Week!



    00:09:17 Let’s Make a Bus Route



    00:14:43 Pax Transhumanity



    00:24:44 World Without End



    00:29:46 Maskmen



    00:36:02 Twilight Struggle



    00:42:01 Fantastic Factories



    00:47:50 Main Topic: Holiday Gaming



    00:51:21 Sushi Go Party



    00:53:19 Dune



    00:54:41 Tichu



    00:56:03 Crokinole



    00:58:20 Ra



    01:00:58 Nertz



    01:03:08 Caverna: The Cave Farmers



    01:04:21 Pax Transhumanity



    01:06:17 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 31: The Age of Mean Wingspans

    Episode 31: The Age of Mean Wingspans

    It seems like a lot of games are starting to bubble-wrap the play experience leading to low interaction and no in-game meanness. Mark and Jake have a long discussion about their thoughts about mean games and discuss some of their favorite games with sharp elbows.



    They also review some of their recently played games including Wingspan, Ra, Bus, Underwater Cities, Age of Steam and Sticheln



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:56 Games Played This Week!



    00:02:13 Underwater Cities



    00:07:12 Underwater Cities: New Discoveries



    00:08:41 Bus



    00:14:45 Ra



    00:21:22 Age of Steam



    00:26:50 Sticheln



    00:32:03 Wingspan



    00:39:15 Main Topic: Meanie Games



    00:51:51 Agricola



    00:53:18 18xx Games



    00:56:48 Age of Steam



    00:59:06 The Estates



    01:01:33 Arboretum



    01:03:48 Chicago Express



    01:08:54 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 30: Jake’s Top 20 – Fall 2019 Edition

    Episode 30: Jake’s Top 20 – Fall 2019 Edition

    The Millennial Mogul gets his day in the sun to discuss his favorite games as of Fall 2019. Jake breaks down each of his top twenty and why he loves each of them. We thought Mark’s and Jake’s lists would be pretty similar – but they turned out to be interestingly different! We used the ranking tool at PubMeeple.com to help us compare all of our games to make our list. And.. if you don’t hear your favorite game, it was probably #21.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:02:05 Jake’s Top 20 Games: Fall 2019



    00:04:07 Azul



    00:07:02 The Great Zimbabwe



    00:10:35 Antiquity



    00:14:32 Age of Steam



    00:18:38 Caverna: The Cave Farmers



    00:21:22 Glory to Rome



    00:24:44 The Estates



    00:29:15 Race for the Galaxy



    00:31:40 Imperial Settlers



    00:37:46 Crokinole



    00:42:34 Tichu



    00:46:43 Yokohama



    00:51:08 Pax Pamir (Second Edition)



    00:56:27 Great Western Trail



    00:59:16 Arboretum



    01:01:14 Indonesia



    01:05:14 Roll for the Galaxy



    01:08:08 Gaia Project



    01:12:52 Leaving Earth



    01:17:49 18xx Games



    01:21:01 1846: The Race for the Midwest



    01:21:31 18MEX



    01:22:01 18NewEngland



    01:22:15 1822MX



    01:22:36 1889



    01:22:40 1817



    01:25:06 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 29: Mark’s Top 20 – Fall 2019 Edition

    Episode 29: Mark’s Top 20 – Fall 2019 Edition

    Who’s a fanboi? As Jake and Mark approach the one year anniversary of the Gaming Moguls, they revisit their top 20 using the PubMeeple.com ranking engine. This time, it’s Mark’s top 20 – as it turns out Jake doesn’t agree with all of the choices. As it turns out.. Mark is a massive fanboi of a certain designer.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:36 Pub Meeple Ranking Engine



    00:06:33 Mark’s Top 20 Games: Fall 2019



    00:08:18 Fields of Arle



    00:11:06 Glass Road



    00:14:48 Age of Steam



    00:19:00 The Gallerist



    00:22:35 Dungeon Petz



    00:26:08 Twilight Struggle



    00:31:07 The Grizzled



    00:33:48 Near and Far



    00:36:42 Troyes



    00:39:17 Root



    00:43:12 Power Grid



    00:45:45 Agricola



    00:48:49 Orléans



    00:50:59 Leaving Earth



    00:55:39 Caverna: The Cave Farmers



    00:59:20 Great Western Trail



    01:02:08 A Feast for Odin



    01:05:17 Le Havre



    01:08:44 Yokohama



    01:12:20 Brass:Birmingham



    01:16:13 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 18 min

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