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A lively discussion of modern board games. Strategies and reviews included free of charge.

    Episode 168 -- Station Placement Intricacies

    Episode 168 -- Station Placement Intricacies

    Route building. Colony building. Future building. Restaurant building.
    We turned a lot of resources into a lot of structures these past few weeks. We also bought and sold shares of stock and grilled some burgers. A little of everything, really, resulting in a lot of game talk.
    00:17:52 -- On Joe's Table: Xenon Profiteer & The Arrival
    00:22:42 -- On Jim's Table: Food Chain Magnate: Ketchup and Other Mechanisms Expansion
    00:41:35 -- Stephenson's Rocket (first take)
    00:57:10 -- Pax Transhumanity (first take)
    01:15:26 -- High West Campfire
    01:27:22 -- On Mars (first take, in-depth)
    02:11:14 -- Night Boat to Tangier, by Kevin Barry

    • 2 hrs 41 min
    Episode 167 -- We Got Smiles

    Episode 167 -- We Got Smiles

    Missiles are raining down in Iraq, but ain't we got smiles.
    Yeah, I guess. With 2020 already looking doomed already, we steady ourselves and take a look at some of the good things we encountered over the Winter break.
    We have hope. We will forge ahead. There are games to be played.

    • 2 hrs 58 min
    Episode 166 -- Checking it Twice

    Episode 166 -- Checking it Twice

    Another Year gone by and it's time for the lists to come out. These are the things that moved us in 2019. How do your experiences compare?

    Grab a holiday cocktail, relax, and enjoy.

    00:09:41 -- TV & Visual Entertainment (Spoilers and Rants)
    00:25:36 -- Video / Computer Games
    00:30:56 -- Board Games
    01:32:23 -- Music
    02:52:50 -- Whiskey & Whisky
    02:57:50 -- Books

    • 3 hrs 6 min
    Episode 165 -- Bludgeon Forward

    Episode 165 -- Bludgeon Forward

    We go heavy on the games in this year's penultimate episode. Almost two hours taken to cover three games. We expect you'll have a good Idea on whether these are for you.
    00:00:00 --  Straight Into Some Music (Delines, Clutch, Joe Henry, Perpetual Grace, Ltd.)
    00:32:18 -- Symphony (first take)
    00:57:44 -- Bios: Origins 2 (in-depth)
    01:38:30 -- Circadians: First Light (in-depth)

    • 2 hrs 41 min
    Episode 164 -- Out of Tune Song

    Episode 164 -- Out of Tune Song

    This episode marks six years on the air. We take some time, at Joe's behest, to consider this and where the show might go from here. Also, we revisit a a game that was featured on the second episode, and preview a new release.

    Have fun.


    00:05:15 -- Tournamentville
    00:09:35 -- Apologies and Better Angels
    00:16:33 -- What I Appreciates
    00:22:32 -- Making Bad Better and Good Worse
    00:30:19 -- 6 Years Down the Road
    01:00:10 -- Tank Duel (first take)
    01:25:23 -- Yedo (revisited in-depth)

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    Episode 163 -- Sniffles and Whiffles

    Episode 163 -- Sniffles and Whiffles

    Fighting a cold and the off-season blues, we power though this episode to bring you some pretty heavy game discussion on entries old and new.
    Whisky, music and a book round out the proceedings.
    00:14:26 -- Panamax (revisited, in-depth)
    00:58:36 -- Paladins of the West Kingdom (in depth)
    01:45:27 -- Tearraforming Mars: No Need to Draft
    01:58:04 -- Kavalan ex-Bourbon Cask Whisky
    02:04:15 -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
    02:10:58 -- Lanny, by Max Porter

    • 2 hrs 49 min

Customer Reviews

richardtempura ,

Best « Life » Podcast around

Boardgames, whiskey, music, and some beer.
These guys are the best podcast around, touching on all things in my life.

Thanks guys!

Phil Campeau ,

Good, but used to be better.

I like this show, but the long rambling parts don’t do the show any favours. The boardgame discussion is always good, even the music and whiskey is alright, but 50 minute rants about airlines aren’t interesting.

I know Jim is a big Marc Maron fan, but Maron’s podcast is good in spite of his negativity, not because of it.

Dbezzant ,

Passionate Podcast!

Jim and Joe can go off on all sorts of tangents, and I love it. They really get into stuff they love. I don’t even drink whiskey, and I still love hearing them talk about it.

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