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A tabletop and board gaming podcast where Charlotte & Jamie talk about great games to play on your tabletop as a twosome. Each month we tackle a new game, discussing just how well it plays with two players, and share some of the highlights from our games!

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A tabletop and board gaming podcast where Charlotte & Jamie talk about great games to play on your tabletop as a twosome. Each month we tackle a new game, discussing just how well it plays with two players, and share some of the highlights from our games!

    Episode 9: Chronicles of Crime

    Episode 9: Chronicles of Crime

    Chronicles of Crime is a game where 1 to 4 players will be working together to solve crimes set in modern day London. It uses scan & play technology, so you can take a look around VR crime scenes and scan QR codes to interrogate suspects.

    In the podcast, we do a spoiler-free review of the base game, share our initial thoughts of the Noir expansion, and discuss just how well it plays at a two player count.

    • 27 min
    Episode 8: A Year in Pandemic Legacy Season 2 (with SPOILERS)

    Episode 8: A Year in Pandemic Legacy Season 2 (with SPOILERS)

    We're back with a brand new podcast episode, dedicated ENTIRELY to legacy board game Pandemic Legacy Season 2!

    From unboxing to our fateful last moves, join us as we share the highs and numerous lows of our year-long campaign.

    The first 13 minutes are spoiler-free, but from that point on, spoilers abound! Definitely have a listen if:
    - You’ve played it yourself, and would like to revel in our misery (or compare it to your own!)
    - You really don’t care about spoilers (spoilers schmoilers)
    - You have no intention of playing it yourself...but are the tiniest bit curious about how the story unfolds!

    Credits:
    The sound effects used in this episode were from Zapsplat.com.
    Music - "Obliteration" "The Descent" and "Urban Gauntlet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. The track ‘Contamination’ is from Purple-Planet.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 7: Why Do We Board Game?

    Episode 7: Why Do We Board Game?

    Competitive Couple Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Star Wars Rebellion, The Chameleon, and Roll Player. Charlotte tries to smash through all the headlines to hit the world of board gaming this month. And the duo dig in deep and discuss why people enjoy board games, exploring some of the reasons why we are drawn to the hobby, and some of the ways board gaming is good for you.

    Peace Love & Games 'Why Do People Love Board Games?" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-o1knHftuc&t=2s

    Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 45 min
    Episode 6: Board Game Themes

    Episode 6: Board Game Themes

    This month the podcast goes a bit meta, as the podcast is themed around…themes. Charlotte and Jamie share their thoughts on two Mars-themed games, Pocket Mars and Terraforming Mars. The regular feature Gullible Gamer is reversed, as Charlotte challenges Jamie to identify the fake Monopoly theme in a line-up. And the duo discuss all things theme – what themes are we drawn to? What themes are off-putting? And ultimately, what is more important to us, theme or mechanic?

    Episode Timestamps:
    00:00 – Episode start
    01:40 – First impressions on two Mars themed games!
    01:56 – Pocket Mars
    05:14 – Terraforming Mars
    17:15 – Gullible Gamer – This time, Charlotte shares 5 different Monopoly themes with Jamie, and it’s his job to spot the fake Monopoly game.
    22:15 – Discussion of board game themes. How important is theme in a board game? What themes draw us to a game, and what board game themes are off-putting to us?
    39:20 – Podcast end

    Credits:
    Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 41 min
    Episode 5: When Board Gaming is in Tents

    Episode 5: When Board Gaming is in Tents

    In a jam-packed 5th CoupleCast episode, Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Century: Eastern Wonders, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Legacy of Dragonholt and Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island.

    Puppy Parade, Ducklings or Daddy Cool? Charlotte tries to work out which is the fake game in another round of Gullible Gamer.

    And get your s'mores at the ready, as the duo discuss camping-friendly board games.

    Episode Timestamps:
    00:00 – Episode start
    03:25 – Century: Eastern Wonders
    06:08 – Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Thames Murders & Other Cases
    10:29 – Legacy of Dragonholt
    14:24 – Robinson Crusoe
    23:09 – Gullible Gamer – Puppy Parade, Ducklings or Daddy Cool? Charlotte attempts to identify which parenting-themed game Jamie has made up!
    28:03 – Following our holiday, we discuss good camping-friendly board games…
    28:46 – Exit: Pharaoh’s Tomb
    30:23 – Star Realms
    32:04 – Goblin Quest
    32:36 – The Mind
    43:00 – Episode end

    Credits:
    Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 45 min
    Episode 4: Board Game Bugbears

    Episode 4: Board Game Bugbears

    This month sees Charlotte and Jamie go back and forth on their thoughts on Bunny Kingdom and Bärenpark, quickly warm to Century: Spice Road, swap some of their board gaming pet peeves, and take another roll at the new regular feature, Gullible Gamer.

    Episode Timestamps:
    00:00 – Podcast intro!
    1:48 – Bunny Kingdom
    5:08 – Pandemic: The Cure
    08:03 – NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
    11:33 – Barenpark
    19:40 – Century: Spice Road
    24:00 – Roll For It
    27:33 – What new games we’d like to play next
    30:00 – We play Gullible Gamer – Jamie tells Charlotte about three food-themed games, and Charlotte has to work out which one is made up!
    36:43 – Board gaming pet peeves
    49:10 – Podcast end

    Credits:
    Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 50 min

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