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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.

    Our Top 15 Desert Island Games

    Our Top 15 Desert Island Games

    Jake and Mark ponder as to which games would we keep if we had to winnow our collection down to 15 games.. as if we were off to a desert island.. with just our games. Well, maybe some canned SPAM too. We also review the games we’ve been playing since the last episode.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:43 Games Played This Week!



    00:02:12 Heul doch! Mau Mau



    00:08:08 1848: Australia



    00:13:30 Antiquity



    00:21:28 1846: The Race for the Midwest



    00:24:26 Yokohama



    00:28:19 Kingdomino



    00:28:39 Queendomino



    00:30:17 Blue Lagoon



    00:35:27 Main Topic: Our Top 15 Desert Island Games



    00:38:39 Metro X



    00:40:05 Gloomhaven



    00:42:20 Tichu



    00:45:05 Power Grid



    00:47:01 Age of Steam



    00:48:09 Brass: Birmingham



    00:49:17 Agricola



    00:52:04 Ra



    00:54:09 1830: Railways & Robber Barons



    00:56:15 Root



    00:57:44 Azul



    00:59:42 Orléans



    01:01:20 Crokinole



    01:03:09 Acquire



    01:10:32 Wrap Up & Outro



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Tale of the Teach

    The Tale of the Teach

    Mark and Jake are back with another Gaming Moguls podcast. As students of the game, they deep dive on their thoughts and tricks for teaching board games effectively. As ever, there is a lengthy chat about the games they played including Brass: Lancashire, Root, The Castles of Burgundy, Tribune, the Crew, Dairyman and Ride the Rails. Bonus: Ever get a major rule wrong?!?



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:10:21 Games Played This Week!



    00:10:43 Brass: Lancashire



    00:20:19 Root



    00:25:00 The Castles of Burgundy



    00:29:15 Tribune: Primus Inter Pares



    00:32:17 The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine



    00:38:31 Dairyman



    00:41:24 Ride the Rails



    00:46:45 Main Topic: Teaching Board Games



    01:22:15 Wrap Up & Outro



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Toppling the Innovative Print-n-Plays

    Toppling the Innovative Print-n-Plays

    Jake and Mark return to have some mid-summer musings about their gaming adventures during the month of June. They talk about the games they played – including what seems like a bumper crop of 18xx games. The main topic is a recap of the print-n-play projects that Jake and Mark have the in the works.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:01:25 BGG Game Patches



    00:04:13 1822: The Railways of Great Britain Kickstarted!



    00:06:38 Games Played This Week!



    00:06:51 18xx.games



    00:10:30 Yokohama



    00:16:09 Ride the Rails



    00:24:19 Across the United States



    00:27:51 1832: The South



    00:36:56 Pax Porfiriana



    00:49:17 Wildcatters



    00:51:27 Main Topic: Print-n-Plays



    00:55:40 boardgamesmaker.com



    01:06:26 Wrap Up & Outro



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Systemic Insanity

    Systemic Insanity

    In this plus-sized episode, we stretch out for two main topics. The first main topic is a deep-dive into system games. What’s a system game? A game that has a lot of extra content or variants based on one ruleset. Next up – we talk about the ultimate system game, Dungeons and Dragons. We discuss our role playing experiences, background, and favorite memories. Of course – no Gaming Moguls episode is complete without a lengthy discussion of the games we played.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:04:27 Games Played This Week!



    00:05:02 Airship City



    00:11:38 18CZ



    00:21:20 Tiny Towns



    00:25:17 Crokinole



    00:30:05 Glory to Rome



    00:32:37 Twins



    00:34:23 Castles of Mad King Ludwig



    00:43:56 Orléans



    00:49:41 Main Topic: System Games



    00:52:49 Power Grid



    00:53:27 Concordia



    00:55:44 Age of Steam



    00:57:38 Memoir ‘44



    00:59:59 18xx



    01:04:45 Dungeons & Dragons



    01:30:26 Wrap Up & Outro



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Big Huge Expansions Expansion

    The Big Huge Expansions Expansion

    No doubt about it – expansions are red hot and some games have a LOT of expansions available! The problem is that we don’t often play games enough for it to matter.. and that’s for the really good ones.



    So – what are our favorite expansions.. and why?



    Despite no in-person game nights, lots of games hit the table and Jake and Mark all about the games they played.







    00:00:00 Intro



    00:02:37 Pax Viking & Pax Renaissance on Kickstarter



    00:05:18 Frosthaven



    00:06:48 Ankh: Gods of Egypt



    00:07:44 1840 Vienna Tramways



    00:08:45 Mini Express



    00:10:34 Games Played This Week!



    00:11:43 Air, Land & Sea



    00:17:05 Innovation



    00:21:05 Le Havre



    00:26:39 Stick ‘Em



    00:29:13 Raiders of the North Sea



    00:32:24 Yokohama



    00:33:31 Keyflower



    00:34:18 1848: Australia



    00:40:29 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion



    00:44:30 Main Topic: Expansions



    01:05:14 Near and Far: Amber Mines



    01:06:36 Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition



    01:07:46 A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians



    01:08:45 Great Western Trail: Rails to the North



    01:09:29 Orléans: Trade & Intrigue



    01:10:34 MetroX: Sendai & Hakata & Nagoya



    01:11:25 Raiders of the North Sea: Fields of Fame



    Raiders of the North Sea: Hall of Heroes



    01:13:01 Leaving Earth: Outer Planets



    01:15:53 Root: The Riverfolk Expansion



    01:16:46 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Closer then Ever, Farther than Usual

    Closer then Ever, Farther than Usual

    In Episode 39, Jake and Mark talk about some of the ways they keep their gaming habits going during the great quarantine of 2020. They deep dive on their two favorite tools – Tabletop Simulator and Board18. Then, they discuss the Games they Played since the last episode, and comment how well they work virtually.



    00:00:00 Intro



    00:02:25 News & Thank You!



    00:02:38 The Mogul Scale BGG Geeklist



    00:04:18 geekGroup



    00:06:31 1882 Preorder!



    1882



    00:09:45 Main Topic: Socially Distanced Gaming



    00:10:44 Tabletop Simulator



    00:14:27 Discord



    00:30:56 BOARD18



    00:35:55 Games Played This Week!



    00:36:08 Great Western Trail



    Great Western Trail: Rails to the North



    00:39:55 Eggs of Ostrich



    00:44:48 Barrage



    00:48:02 Root



    00:49:12 Root: The Riverfolk Expansion



    00:51:54 18Chesapeake



    00:55:26 Agricola



    00:56:19 Reykholt



    00:59:26 Wrap Up & Outro



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    The Mogul Scale Living Document

    • 1 hr 1 min

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