145 episodes

An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

Space Cats Peace Turtles Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

    Ep 137: 14 Point Tournament

    Ep 137: 14 Point Tournament

    Kind of a weird tone to start this week’s episode, but that’s just the vibe these days. Eventually, we talk a bit about the 14 point tournament from last weekend that was a wildly fun party for the community. We’ve got thoughts on 14 point games, winmaking, and streaming TI, so maybe there’s something in there for everyone. We certainly hope everyone willing to listen feels welcome, that’s for sure.

    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 1 hr
    Ep 136: Yssaril Tribes Strategy Guide

    Ep 136: Yssaril Tribes Strategy Guide

    What a world we’re in! Last week was a faction guide, and we’ve got another one hot on it’s trail. Yssaril is a faction all about subterfuge and sneakery, and turns out that can be a difficult tool to wield. Action Cards can be a mighty force, but only with the economics to back them up. So, is this faction good? Come listen and find out!
     
    11:58 Yssaril Tribes Overview
    25:21 First Round Strategy Cards
    50:15 Early Game Problems
    54:28 Technology
    1:04:50 Trading/Meta
    1:14:05 Mid-Game
    1:19:52 Late Game

    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep 135: Mentak Coalition Strategy Guide

    Ep 135: Mentak Coalition Strategy Guide

    This episode hit a few snags along the way. Our first recording put us over three, and we ended up getting pillaged, so we had to record another once we’d spent our other episodes. So, here now, finally, is our Mentak Coalition Strategy Guide. They’re a bit more straightforward than some of our previous guides, but that doesn’t mean there are important nuances that any player must tend to. Also, at the top, we chat a bit about our games in the 14 point tournament Semifinals that we both took part in last weekend. More on that experience to come in a future episode, though!
     
    0:00 Matt and Hunter’s games in the 14 Point Tournament Semifinals
    19:30 Mentak Overview
    36:22 First Round Strategy Cards
    58:12 Early Game Problems
    1:05:05 Technology
    1:23:00 Trading/Meta
    1:34:22 Mid-game
    1:40:00 Late Game

    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep 134: Root - Learn to Learn

    Ep 134: Root - Learn to Learn

    It is time to embark on a new journey! We’ve been honing our skills at Leder Games’ Root, and we want to start this game off the way we start all of our games: learning how to LEARN Root. This is different from your Learn to Play guides out there, and instead we discuss the ways to approach the game and the types of tactics to approach if you hope to develop a real love of this game.

    Music by Brian Kupillas. Find more at wanderinglake.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 133: Experimental Tech Paths

    Ep 133: Experimental Tech Paths

    On this month’s edition of the Galactic Council, they bring you something a bit more off the beaten path. Since we have new tech, it seems the hottest topic is what new possibilities have opened up in the world of “tech paths.” So, today we explore some of that space, while also just brainstorming what non-traditional tech paths we could experiment with with each faction.
     
    But first! Dane Beltrami is going to join us and catch us up to speed with the recent Omega release, as well as the even MORE recent Living Rules Reference 1.3!

    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep 132: Xxcha Kingdom Strategy Guide

    Ep 132: Xxcha Kingdom Strategy Guide

    Call me Matt. Some years ago -- nevermind how long precisely -- having little or no command counters on my sheet, and nothing particular to interest me on the board, I thought I would sail about a little and see the turtley part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the anger, and regulating the circulation… It’s time to slay my white whale. Join us, for the long anticipated guide to the Xxcha Kingdom
     
    10:10 Overview
    22:20 Round 1 Strategy Cards
    55:16 Early Game Problems
    1:10:16 Tech Paths
    1:22:11 Trading
    1:33:13 Mid Game
    1:41:00 The Meta and Late Game

    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
     
    Join in on the discussion here, on our Discord, or at our Board Game Geek Guild. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And send us your in game moments for Play of the Week! and This Imperium Life at spacecatspeaceturtles@gmail.com
    We appreciate all of the feedback and discussion, but there are more ways you can contribute! If you want to join in and decide future games and topics to cover, visit our Patreon

    • 2 hrs 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

floatingfactory ,

TI!

Can we stick to TI instead of talking about dune so often ?

TreacleMiner ,

Completely average in every possible way

This is just your average podcast featuring 2 white males talking about various different board games from week to week.

They never go into too much depth about any one game in particular, which is just perfect in it's mediocrity.

If you are looking for a podcast that is exactly like every other board game podcast out there today, then why are you even reading this?? Go listen to one of those other podcasts! There is nothing new or interesting for you discover here.

sdougbrown ,

A fun look at a heavy game

A game like Twilight Imperium can certainly seem intimidating, but SCPT breaks down play style and games in a way that is consistently fun and engaging. After listening for a while it’s much easier to “think in TI” and just enjoy your friends at the table rather than fretting about where to move your space ships. It’s a good listen, and if you have the game on your shelf or are thinking of buying it you should certainly give this podcast a listen.

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