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Game Brain: A Board Game Podcast About Our Gaming Group Game Brain

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A podcast about Board Games and friendship, and a real life board game group! Join us every week for an in-depth look at the board gaming hobby, including board game news, reviews and much, much more.

    Round 14, Turn 10: "Best of 2021" with Tom, Ben, and Jennifer

    Round 14, Turn 10: "Best of 2021" with Tom, Ben, and Jennifer

    0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Tom, Ben, the Opinionated Gamer, and Jennifer, the Game Pioneer: Golem, Watch What Crappens Podcast, Mayveena You Tube Channel
    0:11:55 - This Week's Game Night: Ark Nova, Bitoku, Stroganoff, Origins: First Builders, Santiago, Tabannusi, (Tekhenu, Tzolkin, Teotihuacan, [Taiwanitsu]) Forbidden Stars, Obsession, Art Decko, Anno 1800, Tichu, Show Manager, Captain Sonar, (Year of the Dragon)
    0:34:22 - This Week's Game News: Cardboard Creations Candice's Interview with Emma Larkins: Abandon All Artichokes, Dom PIerre, (Viticulture, Vinhos, Die Macher) Blazon, (Sagrada, Azul, Brass) Squaring Circleville (Crescent City Cargo) Feast of Odin on BGA
    0:51:09 - 2021 in Review: 18xx.games, 18 Chesapeake, 1860,, LowLands, Tichu, Advanced Civilization/ Western Empires, Imperial Steam, Ark Nova,  Container, Bitoku, Transcontinental, Blood on the Clocktower
    1:28:28 - Top 5 Games of 2021: (Carnegie)  Mind Mgmt, Meadow, (Everdell) Coffee Traders, 1840: Vienna Tramways, Ark Nova, Imperial Steam, Furnace, Magnate: First City, Bitoku, (Messina1347, Praga, Underwater Cities, Shipyard, Pulsar 2847) Carnegie, Messina 1347
    2: 04:30 - Sign Off

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Round 14, Episode 09: "City Hall" with Dmitry and Paul

    Round 14, Episode 09: "City Hall" with Dmitry and Paul

    Ben, Dmitry, and Paul review the 2014 release, "City Hall," and discuss the game group as an ibasho.

    0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Ben, the Opinionated Host, Dmitry, The Philosophical Gamer, and Paul, the Game Breaker
    0:06:20 - This Week's Game Night: Pulsar 2846, (High Frontier, Ticket to Ride,) Ark Nova, Medium, (Wavelength, Wits and Wagers,) Avalon, Once Upon a Time, The Great Wall (Perseverance, Brass,) Twilight Imperium 4: Prophecy of the Kings Expansion, Urban Sprawl
    0:44:04 - Games on the Brain: Boonlake, Trismegistus, Darwin's Journey, Broom Service, Forbidden Stars, Forged in Steel, Hegemony, Teotihuacan (The Beginning of Everything,) Avalon
    1:09:55 - Review of City Hall: Santiago, Estates, Embarcadero, Magnate: First City, Age of Steam, Isle of Skye
    1:59:50 - Ibashos and Game Groups
    2:32:07 - Sign Off: Kirbooloni.com

      

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Round 14, Turn 08: "Boonlake" with Jennifer and Elder

    Round 14, Turn 08: "Boonlake" with Jennifer and Elder

    Trey, Jennifer, and Elder talk about the 2021 release "Boonlake" and discuss the "Cult of the New."
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:04:00 Game Night
    -  The Hunger
    -  Space Corp: 2025-2300AD
    -  Nuclear War
    -  Free Ride
    -  Fields of Arle
    -  Witchstone
    -  Ark Nova
    -  Cascadia
    -  Pulsar 2849
    -  Unfathomable
    -  Battlestar Galactica
    00:28:55 Game News
    -  Asmodee purchased by Embracer Group
    -  Candice's game overview of Imperial Steam
    -  Root now on Nintendo Switch
    00:37:53 Games on the Brain
    -  Bitoku
    -  Radlands
    -  Complexity Bias in BGG ratings - Dinesh Vatvani
    01:01:30 Game Review - Boonlake
    01:45:33 Member Segment - Cult of the New
    02:10:43 Outtro
    -  Find Etamar at kirbooloni.com
    -  Game Brain Facebook Group
    -  Twitter
    -  Instagram

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Round 14, Turn 7: "Brian Boru" with Tom, Candice, and Ben

    Round 14, Turn 7: "Brian Boru" with Tom, Candice, and Ben

    0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome OmniGamer Candice and Opinionated Gamer Ben
    0:08:08 - This Week’s Game Night: Brian Boru, Boon Lake, Star Wars LCG, (Lord of the Rings, NetRunner Game of Thrones, Arboretum,) Avalon (Secret Hitler) Barrage, Shipyard (Clinic, Antiquity, Tramways of Vienna, Small Cities) Belratti, Brick and Mortar, Stick’um, (Black Orchestra), Spirit Island (Pandemic Legacy, Pandemic: Rising Tide)
    0:38:58 - This Week’s Game News: Weather Machine, (Kanban EV, On Mars, CO2, Railways of Portugal, Lisboa, The Gallerist) Undaunted Reinforcements (Undaunted Normandy, Undaunted: Africa, Tank Duel) Palaces of Carrara (Paris, Telkhal, Azul) https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2767995/2021-end-year-support-drive
    0:52:24 - Review of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland
    1:33:51 - The Most Interesting Area Majority Games: (Area Control: Blood Rages, Forbidden Stars, Twilight Imperium, Wallenstein, Hansa Teutonica, Lords of Vegas, Eclipse, ) Calimala, (Merve, Medusa) Juraku, Liberte, (Ethnos) Gingkopolis, Dominant Species: Marine, Maharaja, Wildcatters, (Coffee Traders) Europe Divided, (Undaunted Normandy, Warchest) Struggle of Empires, (Coalitions) Rococco, (Pret a Porter) Time of Crisis, Reef Encounter, Nippon, El Grande (Tamany Hall)
    2:32:16 - Sign Off: Kirbooloni.com

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Round 14, Turn 6: "Iki" with Dmitry and Paul

    Round 14, Turn 6: "Iki" with Dmitry and Paul

    0:00:00 - Introduction
    0:04:11 - This Week's Game Night: Free Ride, Avalon, Brian Baru, Darwin's Journey, Advanced Civilization, (Eclipse) Western Empires, Eastern Empires, (Here I Stand) (Barrage) (Railways of the World) (Junta) Show Manager, Belrati, Mandala, Diluvia Project, Furnace, (Res Arcana) Small Star Empires, Imperial Steam, Pulsar2849, PanAm, (Arkwright,) Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    0:42:00 - Games on the Brain: Free Ride, Santiago, Estates, Fresh Fish; Hegemony; Brick and Mortar; 
    0:53:19 - This Week's Game News: Asmodee team up with Exploding Kittens, Brass Birmingham on Steam; Gaia Project, Tapestry, I'm the Boss on BGA
    1:01:07 - Review of Iki: Le Havre, Teotihuacan, Francis Drake
    1:48:20 - Things That Keep Us From Being Better Players
    2:30:40 - Sign Off: WatchWhatCrappens.com, Etamaros Peleg @Kirbooloni.com

    • 2 hrs 32 min
    Round 14, Extra Turn: "The BGG Con Report" with Trey and Candice

    Round 14, Extra Turn: "The BGG Con Report" with Trey and Candice

    0:00:00–Introduction: Welcome Tom, Game Designer Trey and Omni Gamer Candice at BGG Con
    0:03:06–This Week’s Game Week:
    Paint the Roses, 9:28 (Cryptid);
    The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, 15:53 (Tichu);
    Corrosion, 0:20:55 (Trismegistus, Terra Mystica, Race for the Galaxy, Tzolki'n, Barrage, Gutenberg);
    Show Manager, 0:31:20 (Wallenstein, Bohnanza, Agricola, Show Manager: Cruise Ship);
    Gutenberg, 0:41:08; 
    Boon Lake, 0:48:45 (Maracaibo, Mumbasa, Terraforming Mars, Viticulture: Tuscany);
    Ark Nova, 0:58:36 (Rajas of the Ganges, Terraforming Mars, Agricola, Corrosion, Wingspan, Cataan, Civilization: A New Dawn, Dominant Species, Kanban EV);
    Buddy Toss, 1:12:30 (Shuffleboard, Crokinole, Man vs Meeple);
    Wavelength, Wits and Wagers, 15:00 (Avalon);
    Imperial Steam, 1:19:47 (Beyond the Sun, Furnace);
    Stage Left, 1:21:54;
    Scout, 1:25:17 (Delft);
    Free Ride, 1:29:53 (Power Grid, Fresh Fish, Ticket to Ride, Faiyum);
    Messina 1347, 1:34:02 (Istambul, Agricola, Shipyard);
    Tank Duel, 1:40:57 (Combat Commander, Fields of Fire)
    1:46:00--Sign Off, Etamar Peleg--Kirbooloni.com

    • 1 hr 47 min

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