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A board game podcast by Dads, for Everyone - talking 18xx, Cube Rails, COIN, the Pax series, and Old Dusty Euros.

Dads on a Map James and Sanchez

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    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

A board game podcast by Dads, for Everyone - talking 18xx, Cube Rails, COIN, the Pax series, and Old Dusty Euros.

    #54: Live from BGGCon 2021

    #54: Live from BGGCon 2021

    Sanchez is off to BGGCon 2021! Follow along as Sanchez mingles with fellow con goers, gets in plenty of plays, and gets immediate thoughts from the table. Bridges of Shangri-La, Beyond the Sun, Furnace, Lords of Vegas, and so much more! Enjoy the show!
    (:30) Christmas Chatter, Football Bet
    (9:50) BGGCon 2021
    (19:30) Furnace
    (25:02) Tigris & Euphrates
    (30:20) Pax Transhumanity
    (39:45) Beyond the Sun
    (49:53) Elevator Chatter
    (53:38) Sanchez Hallway Interview?
    (54:41) BGGCon Library
    (58:23) Lots
    (61:07) Lords of Vegas
    (70:05) Lost Ruins of Arnak
    (73:56) Bridges of Shangri-La
    (93:43) Plays of the Con
    (102:22) Wrap up with James & Sanchez
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    Contact us at dadsonamap@gmail.com

    • 2 hr
    COIN Collectors #6: Bayonets & Tomahawks

    COIN Collectors #6: Bayonets & Tomahawks

    Join COIN Collectors Phil, Tom and Tyler for a special short Blitz episode! In this episode, we kick off the first of a series focusing on conflicts in 1700s North America with a discussion of the 2021 GMT game Bayonets & Tomahawks by Marc Rodrigue. In Bayonets & Tomahawks, players take on the roles of the French and British as they clash throughout the Northeastern US and Canada in the French and Indian War (1755-1760).
    (00:15) - Intro
    (00:41 )– Game map
    (07:45) - Game flow
    (09:30) – Event decks
    (12:22) – Unit types
    (13:50) – Unit activations / actions
    (15:34) – Impact of movement on play and strategy
    (19:50) – Differences in French and British event cards
    (20:50) – Combat
    (27:50) – Game scenarios
    (30:58) – Depth of game play in short scenarios
    (35:12) – Winter reset
    (38:02) – General thoughts and wrap-up

    • 48 min
    Hittin' Dits #2: Initial Stock Valuation & Opening Strategy in Chicago Express

    Hittin' Dits #2: Initial Stock Valuation & Opening Strategy in Chicago Express

    Hittin' Dits, a new short line podcast from the Choo Choo Crew. Join Mike, Zach, James and Joe as they take a stop in Columbus and talk about the initial stock round and first dividend round in Chicago Express!
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    • 32 min
    #53: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Trade

    #53: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Trade

    Embrace the Trade! James & Sanchez are joined by a special mystery guest to talk all about board game trading. We also talk recent plays of Can't Stop, Container, Vanuatu, and Micro Macro Crime City. Enjoy the show!
    (3:30) Sanchez going to BGG Con!
    (10:25) TransAmerica
    (16:30) Can't Stop
    (21:20) Vanuatu
    (27:45) Micro Macro Crime City
    (33:54) Container
    (44:39) Santiago
    (49:25) Main Topic: Trades!
    (50:31) Mystery guest revealed!
    (53:39) Why do we trade?
    (68:10) How & Where to Trade?
    (97:59) Pro Tips!
    (102:47) Our Best Trades Ever?
    (109:22) Sanchez BGG Stats Deep Dive

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    Contact us at dadsonamap@gmail.com

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Choo Choo Crew #12: Gauging Game Length

    Choo Choo Crew #12: Gauging Game Length

    On this episode of the Choo Choo Crew James, Joe, Zach, and Mike talk Game Length - gauging it, exploiting it, and steering it in the direction that best benefits you. Also a live auction of 18Ireland, and recent plays of 1841, Hiawatha Gauge, & 18Tokaido. Enjoy the show!
    (:40) Recent streams
    (2:40) Feedback: Chicago Express on BGA
    (4:24) 18Ireland Opening Auction
    (21:45) Rising Run Railroads
    (25:50) 1841
    (28:57) 18Tokaido
    (34:47) Hiawatha Gauge/Irish Gauge
    (39:20) Main Topic: Gauging Game Length

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    Twitter - @dadsonamap
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    Contact us at dadsonamap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    COIN Collectors #5: Falling Sky

    COIN Collectors #5: Falling Sky

    Welcome to a special Dads on a Map: COIN Collectors session discussing the 2016 war game “Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar.” In this episode the COIN Collectors head back in time to explore the challenges and issues of the Gallic revolt in against Rome. Falling Sky puts the players in the roles as 3 Gallic tribes immersed in an all out revolt against Rome. Join us at the table to hear our experiences and opinions with this well regarded war game.
    00:52 Intro
    06:16 Win conditions
    07:54 War correspondent report
    10:20 Rome faction overview
    13:08 Belgae faction overview
    16:21 Arverni faction overview
    18:58 Aedui faction overview
    22:40 Leaders
    25:08 Supply lines
    28:10 Map and changes to COIN formula
    35:00 Battle sequence and complexity
    36:26 Comparison to traditional wargames
    39:00 Ancients COIN games
    45:30 Roman politics and strategy
    48:55 Game length
    52:28 Events and capabilities
    53:39 C3i issue 30 article and COIN series evolution
    57:00 Closing thoughts
    1:01:55 Coming next
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    Contact us at dadsonamap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KeepMichelleLaughing! ,

I love this show.

These guys are so down to earth and fun to listen to. I love the fact that they will be absolutely straight up about sucky games and speak honestly about them and just move on. Plus their taste in games is amazing.

To address the weaklings that may be offended by some of their comments on games… if you DO find yourself offended by their comments on games you love, you might just like sucky games, and that’s okay. You’re allowed to buy sucky games, play sucky games, etc… but let’s not blame DOAM for that. You’re allowed to enjoy those crappy games as often as you want.

On a side note… I was personally VERY offended at their comments on Castles of Burgundy, but… instead of leaving a crappy review on here and swearing the show off… I realized… Castles of Burgundy probably IS sucky, and I just happen to like it. So I used my life experience and adult mind set to just move on silently and continue to enjoy both THIS podcast, as well as the games they smash on occasionally.

Turns out that’s possible!

Tooooootttttt!!! 🚂 (shout it high pitch)

Corey Small ,

Great show!

Very well thought out episodes with lots of fun bits. Definitely my favorite gaming podcast out there. Between the Choo Choo crew episodes, COIN collectors, and general episodes with lots of family games talk, there really is something for everyone here.

zchillman ,

Great podcast for those interested in the heavier side of gaming

I found Dads on a Map when the podcast Cardboard Reality came to an end. Sanchez and James have a fun podcast going that focuses on a group that, while somewhat narrow focused, is one I belong to—dads who enjoy board gaming, specifically at the heavier end of the spectrum. The trials they experience in getting games to the table are similar to my own because balancing family responsibilities with hobbies isn’t easy, and it gets more challenging with the meatier offerings in the hobby—18xx, Pax games, etc. These guys tackle them and offer strong opinions. May not always agree, but at least they aren’t endorsing every new Kickstarter. If you’re looking to hear about the new hotness, DoaM may not be the podcast for you, but if you’re interested in learning about some of the more obscure niches in the board gaming hobby and those entry points (and warrens found much further down the rabbit hole), this is the one.

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