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#25: Season Wrap-Up, Azul, and Pick5: The Anti-Hotness
We wind down Season 1 of Get on Board with our 25th episode: hard to believe we’ve been doing this for six months already. We will be back and better than ever in Season 2 which starts in August, so don’t miss that. In the meantime, this episode is jam-packed with goodness as we review SdJ nominee Azul, as well as run a PIck5 on our favorite “old” (or anti-hotness) games, published before 2011.
00:18 – Introduction
02:26 – Recent Plays
Tim: Captain Sonar (5:19), Shadows over Camelot (9:53)
Andrew: Castles of Burgundy (2:31), Safranito (8:10)
11:19 – Review: Azul
35:34 – Pick5: The Anti-Hotness
Andrew: Acquire (37:47), Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (41:35), Kuhhandel (44:25), Tigris and Euphrates (47:28), Hive (52:47)
Tim: Puerto Rico (39:13), Dommtown (42:18), Nexus Ops (45:47), Race for the Galaxy (49:45), Power Grid (53:41)
57:52 – Wrapping Up
#24: Why Solo Games? and Black Sonata
In this episode, we take a look at one of Andrew’s favorite solo games: Black Sonata. Andrew also does his best to convince Tim why solo games are worth his time. Show notes below: (more…)
#23: Spiel Des Jahres Review-stravaganza!
The Spiel des Jahres is one of tabletop gaming’s most prestigious awards, and the nominees have just been announced! In this episode, we take a look at two different SdJ-nominated games: The Mind (nominated for Spiel Des Jahres) and Ganz Schön Clever (nominated for the Kennerspiel or heavy-weight game award). We also make our way through a massive recent plays segment, and Tim laments the general lack of the mail song on recent episodes. We’re also joined, again, by Stephen Hange for his thoughts and impressions on both The Mind and Ganz Schön Clever! Show notes below: (more…)
#22: Geekway to the West, part 2
It’s a recent-play-stravaganza! In our second recap of Geekway, we talk about all the different games we checked out, what was interesting, what grabbed us (and what didn’t!) and what we’re most eager to try out. Buckle up, because this episode tips the scales at an hour and fifteen minutes. A list of all games is included after the break. (more…)
#21: Geekway to the West, part 1
We are joined by special guest, Stephen Hange, as we recap our trip to Geekway! Tim has been to other conventions, but for me and Stephen, it was our first time! We talk about our impressions, our first and worst games of the con, and the overall feel of Geekway. Tune in next week for a full play-by-play of what we sampled at the con!
#20: Pick5: Played-Out Favorites, and Concordia Review
Join us as we talk through a new Pick5 topic: favorite games that we’ve just played out and need to give a rest. We also review one of our favorite Eurogames, Concordia. Also, Tim and Andrew give their thoughts on the Asmodee news, Spiel des Jahres nominees, Geekway, and new-to-us recent plays. (more…)