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In each episode of the podcast, we will focus our attention on one heavy game to discuss. We’ll share our thoughts and opinions on the game with our listeners. Our intention is not to teach you how to play but to help inform you about the game and hopefully help you decide if a game is one you’d like.

Heavy Cardboard Heavy Cardboard

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    • 4.7, 269 Ratings

In each episode of the podcast, we will focus our attention on one heavy game to discuss. We’ll share our thoughts and opinions on the game with our listeners. Our intention is not to teach you how to play but to help inform you about the game and hopefully help you decide if a game is one you’d like.

    Heavy Cardboard Cocktail Hour with Clay Ross

    Heavy Cardboard Cocktail Hour with Clay Ross

    Join Edward & Clay Ross from Capstone Games as we hang out and socialize with y'all for a bit!
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    Heavy Cardboard Episode 145 - Pax Transhumanity

    Heavy Cardboard Episode 145 - Pax Transhumanity

    Edward & Andrew take a deep dive into Pax Transhumanity
    0:00:50 - Welcome & what’s been going on
    What we’ve been playing?
    0:20:53 - 18xx
    0:21:31 - 1889: History of Shikoku Railways
    0:23:46 - Crusader Kings
    0:27:56 - Bus
    0:30:41 - Undaunted Normandy
    0:33:50 - Babylonia
    0:34:57 - Ride the Rails
    0:36:00 - Coffee Traders
    0:40:36 - Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
    0:44:25 - What we’ve acquired?
    1:03:24 - What we’re anticipating?
    1:09:15 - What we’re looking forward to playing?
    1:14:33 - Pax Transhumanity Review
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    Heavy Cardboard Episode 144 - First Looks

    Heavy Cardboard Episode 144 - First Looks

    Edward & Ken discuss First Looks

    0:00:45 - Welcome Ken & what’s been going on
    0:19:10 - PAX East0:29:41 - GAMA Trade Show
    0:33:07 - What we’ve acquired?
    0:39:19 - What we’re anticipating?
    0:55:04 - What we’re looking forward to playing?
    1:04:08 - First Looks
    1:05:34 - Brass: Lancashire
    1:07:15 - Terramara
    1:10:34 - 18EU
    1:14:50 - Pax Transhumanity
    1:17:53 - 18NewEngland
    1:21:04 - Santorini
    1:24:57 - Chartae
    1:25:33 - Libraria
    1:26:49 - Greener
    1:29:05 - Wizard’s Garden
    1:30:15 - Vivaldi
    1:33:13 - Gloomhaven
    1:37:36 - Age of Steam: Cypress
    1:40:38 - Bus
    1:42:13 - Babylonia
    1:44:52 - Crusader Kings
    1:48:36 - Sekhigahara & Hammer of the Scots
    1:51:40 - Pangea
    1:57:50 - Pacific Typhoon
    2:02:40 - Goa
    2:04:12 - Hab & Gut
    2:07:20 - Undaunted Normandy
    2:07:40 - Warpgate
    2:08:30 - Yunnan
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    Heavy Cardboard Episode 143 - Top 50

    Heavy Cardboard Episode 143 - Top 50

    Edward, Jess, & Martin discuss the Top 50 of All Time... of Right Now
    0:00:45 - Welcome & what’s been going on
    0:04:10 - 800+ Patrons0:08:05 - 5 Games 4 Doomsday Interview - https://fivegamesfordoomsday.com/2019/12/23/edward-uhler/
    0:11:16 - Poker update
    What we’ve been playing?
    0:12:00 - 1822
    0:14:11 - De Vulgari Eloquentia
    0:15:25 - 6-player Bridge
    0:20:20 - Tichu
    0:23:30 - Space Corp
    0:24:57 - Heerlof
    0:26:02 - Pax Transhumanity
    0:27:33 - Orient Express
    0:29:10 - Elfin Roads
    0:32:20 - Natsumemo
    0:35:30 - Medici, Modern Art, Ra
    0:37:09 - Key Market
    0:37:56 - Jiguan Eastern Mechanist
    0:39:04 - Chicago Express
    0:40:32 - Legacies
    0:41:40 - New Orleans: Big Band
    0:44:03 - Entdecker
    0:46:04 - Heaven & Ale
    0:48:50 - Fiddle of Gold
    0:50:31 - Dominant Species
    0:50:54 - Age of Steam
    0:51:07 - Big City Jumbo Edition
    0:51:33 - What we’ve acquired?
    0:56:51 - What we’re anticipating?
    0:58:55 - What we’re looking forward to playing?
    1:01:13 - Top 50 (Edward & Jess)
    1:34:14 - Top 20 (Edward, Jess, & Martin)
    Player aid: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/179522/deluxe-player-aids-brass-birmingham
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    Heavy Cardboard Episode 142 - City of the Big Shoulders

    Heavy Cardboard Episode 142 - City of the Big Shoulders

    Edward & Martin take a deep dive into City of the Big Shoulders
    0:00:50 - World’s Fair Hotel
    0:02:45 - Convention updates
    0:03:55 - Poker update
    0:07:55 - Martin’s Renovation
    What we’ve been playing?
    0:09:00 - Pax Pamir 2E
    0:11:22 - Dominion
    0:13:00 - Age of Steam: Switzerland
    0:13:48 - Dominant Species
    0:15:02 - Promenade / Art Decko
    0:17:20 - Board Game Cafe Frenzy
    0:21:22 - Paris Connection
    0:22:50 - Glory to Rome
    0:24:40 - The Magnificent / Yin Yang
    0:28:40 - Formosa Tea
    0:29:42 - Nova Luna
    0:31:20 - Yukon Airways
    0:33:24 - Money
    0:34:51 - Sheep ‘n’ Sheep
    0:36:33 - Brussels 1897
    0:39:08 - Zoocracy
    0:41:00 - Wildcatters
    0:43:15 - What we’ve acquired?
    0:49:00 - What we’re anticipating?
    0:50:45 - What we’re looking forward to playing?
    0:53:30 - City of the Big Shoulders Review
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    Heavy Cardboard at Essen Spiel Day 4

    Heavy Cardboard at Essen Spiel Day 4

    Heavy Cardboard attends, explores and reports on Essen Spiel 2019!
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

pchomp ,

Great show

I really enjoy this podcast along with the YouTube channel. I do not have a heavier game group, although I am starting to enjoy them. This really gives me ideas for games that I can get for the few times I can get a heavy one to the table.

Ivan Warner ,

Passion and Analysis

There are many podcasts that talk about board games, and they provide quick reviews so that consumers have an idea of what is good or not. However, few give such a good look at a single game in such an organized manner as Heavy Cardboard. Apart from the many times poker is mentioned there is so much to enjoy, learn about, and discover when listening to this podcast.

Daddyrawes ,

Really wanted to like it...

I really wanted to like this podcast. Tried two episodes. One involved an 11 minute monologue about ankles, food and poker, then a few more minutes about gaming at a developers house. The other episode took waaaayyy too long to get to any crunch as well, including even more poker talk about how the host played for money and when. Funny enough it was a heavy board game podcast without crunch and with too much filler. This show could be trimmed to an hour if the fluff was pulled out and it would be greatly improved. It stinks though, I really really wanted to like it!

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