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Every Night is Game Night is a weekly podcast dedicated to gamer’s games. We cover board games that have heavy strategy, awesome theme, and everything in between. We also have interviews, discussion topics both serious and fun, and a special love for gamers who play their games solo.

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Every Night is Game Night is a weekly podcast dedicated to gamer’s games. We cover board games that have heavy strategy, awesome theme, and everything in between. We also have interviews, discussion topics both serious and fun, and a special love for gamers who play their games solo.

    ENGN 177 - Marvel at Sorcerer Cat's Last Bastion

    ENGN 177 - Marvel at Sorcerer Cat's Last Bastion

    Jason is joined this week by thebrandt, his good buddy from the Portal Gaming Podcast, to chat about some solo games hitting the table recently. But before we get into all of the fun, we give a heartfelt, final shout out to a podcast that came directly before this one - Low Player Count. They recently released the final episode in their run, so we'd like to thank Travis, Donny, and Shawn for blazing the trail and for being generally awesome to listen to. Kudos.
    For our first game, Brandt and Jason chat about Sorcerer City (5:51), a mashup of a tile-laying game and a deckbuilding game that manages to recreate the feel of both genres in interesting ways. Our second feature is Isle of Cats (21:50), the most recent tile/ puzzle game from good friend of the podcast, Frank West.
    Next up, we get into the re-implementation of the classic game Ghost Stories called Last Bastion (34:15), seeing whether it offers enough to differentiate itself from its predecessor. Finally, Brandt updates us on some of the latest expansions for the Marvel Champions LCG line, Ms. Marvel, Captain America, The Green Goblin, and the Wrecking Crew (41:00).
    In Liz We Trust - Wonderland's War - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/wonderlands-war?ref=discovery&term=wonderland%27s%20warOne Stop Coop Shop Slack - bit.ly/onestopslack BGA Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bga

    • 1 hr
    ENGN 176 - Psych Chat: Games that Help You Help Others

    ENGN 176 - Psych Chat: Games that Help You Help Others

    Jason is back in the chair solo this week, and can't believe it's taken 176 episodes to get to this topic!
     
    Jason is a licensed, practicing psychotherapist in Connecticut who has used board games in his therapy for almost a decade. Along with way, Jason has accrued some go-to board games for different situations, dealing with mental health and wellness. Some of these include:
    Promoting cognitive sharpness (4:53, including a review of Brain Waves: The Astute Goose, a memory game from Dr. Reiner Knizia). Connecting with teenagers (25:25) Managing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (36:29) Coping with Anxiety (42:32) Coping with Depression (57:04) One Stop Coop Shop Slack - bit.ly/onestopslack BGA Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bgaIn Liz We Trust - Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geniusgames/genotype-a-mendelian-genetics-game?ref=discovery&term=genotype

    • 1 hr 8 min
    ENGN 175 - Best in Class and Top Ten; Miniatures in Board Games with Sam Healey

    ENGN 175 - Best in Class and Top Ten; Miniatures in Board Games with Sam Healey

    For our 175th episode (nice round number!), Jason welcomes Dice Tower veteran and current outreach manager for Mythic Games, Sam Healey. He is famous in the gaming community for his love of miniatures in board games, so we could think of no on better to chat about the subject. We answer the critical question - what is the point of them? Jason gets to play some fun Devil’s advocate in this one!
    We then get into Sam’s Top Ten Board Games with miniatures (38:00), which hopefully will give you some ideas about what to get if you want to explore the world of minis a bit further. Finally, we briefly mention the Best in Class for solo gamer miniature games, by popular acclaim - Kingdom Death: Monster.
    This is a long one, but worthy. Hope you all agree!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    ENGN 174 - Review and History Chat: Days of Ire and Nights of Fire

    ENGN 174 - Review and History Chat: Days of Ire and Nights of Fire

    Liz from Beyond Solitaire is back to chat about two of our favorite things - games and history! We have two games for review this week. The first is Days of Ire (2:52), a classic cooperative game (or 1 vs. many game) depicting the struggle of revolutionaries during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The game was released in 2016, yet much of the gameplay still holds up today.
    The follow-up to Days of Ire, entitled Nights of Fire (12:52), delivered to Kickstarter backers this past year. Nights of Fire is much more of a traditional wargame with Euro elements. It depicts the Soviets striking back against the Hungarian revolutionaries, and the players job (in the solo and coop) is to save civilians and delay the oncoming Soviets as much as possible.
    After all of that gaming goodness, Liz and Jason geek out and chat about the historical background of both games. We are NOT scholars of the time period by any means. We may have misstated a few of the elements (or more than a few). However, we are both very interested to learn, and also very happy to help interested gamers gain access to these two games in a whole new way.
    One Stop Coop Shop Slack - bit.ly/onestopslack BGA Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bga

    • 52 min
    ENGN 173 - Best in Class and Top Ten: Deckbuilding Games

    ENGN 173 - Best in Class and Top Ten: Deckbuilding Games

    We roll on with our Best in Class series with one of the most popular genres out there. Thanks so much to everyone who has given positive feedback on the "Best in Class" format so far - we like it, and we'd love to keep bringing it to you!
    This week, Jason and friends tackle deckbuilding games. When Jason put out the call on twitter to explore deckbuilding games, lots of folks responded who wanted to share their favorites. We take all of those clips and organize them into a Top Ten! We also reach into the wayback machine for some previous content to round out the episode, including when a game designer stopped by the show to share why his deckbuilding game is the Best in Class.
    Thanks to everyone who helped out with the episode!
    Board Game Crockpot - https://boardgamecrockpot.blog/author/crocko33/ Room 51 - https://anchor.fm/room51 Sarah Reed - at_eurogamergirl on Twitter Game All Night - https://www.gameallniteshow.com/ One Stop Coop Shop - bit.ly/onestopslack In Liz we Trust - Warp's Edge - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renegadegamestudios/warps-edge

    • 58 min
    ENGN 172 - Best in Class and Top Ten: Dungeon Crawlers with Rolling Solo

    ENGN 172 - Best in Class and Top Ten: Dungeon Crawlers with Rolling Solo

    Our Best in Class companion series to the Top 100 Solo Games People's Choice rolls on! Today, Jason is ecstatic to welcome back a friend of the show, Adam Smith from Rolling Solo. This man knows more about recent dungeon crawl games than any other content creator out there.
    We get into what we like about dungeon crawl games, as well as what distinguishes them from other thematic adventure games (which we covered last week). After that, we get into Adam's Top Ten, which he has also presented as a video over on his Rolling Solo channel.
    The Best in Class for dungeon-crawling games, according to solo gamers, is Gloomhaven. Did it make the top of Adam's list, as well?
    In Liz We Trust - Black Sonata: The Fair Youth - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sideroomgames/black-sonata-the-fair-youth?ref=discovery&term=fair%20youth One Stop Coop Shop Slack - bit.ly/onestopslack BGA Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bga

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

Nickxvan ,

My daily commute fix ...

Hey Jason and Anthony, and Liz - great show, thanks! You are my daily board game fix while I am in the car commuting. And I now have a couple more solo games in my collection for some reason :-)! My only frustration is not always being able to note the games that come up in a show - particularly if there are multiples in an episode. Adding the named games to the details of the show is very useful as I can then pick these up when Ive stopped driving - thanks.

shockaday1 ,

Great board game podcast

This is my favourite board game podcast. Really enjoy the discussions, chat and laughter. Also love the special attention given to solo gaming.

Hazykev ,

Amazing but...

One of my favourite podcasts with lovely knowledgeable presenters but please. Can you stop saying "yo my peoples what's up?" It's the most toe curling, excruciating thing I have to listen to all week!

Other than that, fantastic show. Hope you don't take offense, you guys are great.

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