27 episodes

Podcast by No Pun Included

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Podcast by No Pun Included

    Episode Eight - Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    Episode Eight - Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    In today’s episode Elaine and Efka discuss:

    The burgundiest castles from The Castles of Burgundy - ( 02:32 )
    Get in tune with each other via Wavelength - ( 18:47 )
    And conduct a conversation on their favourite mode of transportation via Bus - ( 30:16 )

    • 50 min
    Episode Seven - Hot Steamy Clouds

    Episode Seven - Hot Steamy Clouds

    There are days when I am convinced of the magical nature of our podcast. Today is one of those days. Somehow we have managed to squeeze three very big games into what amounts just the same length of podcast. From a physics standpoint this is clearly impossible - and let’s face it - telling you how we do it would be giving away a very big industry secret. But by Jove, I think we've got it.

    Age of Steam: ( 04:35 ) - In theory, reprints of classic games are incredibly exciting because here’s a chance for people to rediscover something that was clearly good enough to be propelled by the industry for that long. In practice, imagine the dread of the reviewer when they realise that maybe this much beloved classic is… well. Let’s just leave it at that for now. You’ll have to listen to the podcast itself for more.

    Tainted Grail: ( 22:23 ) - Oh no! It’s 7th Continent all over again. But grimdark! Long time viewers will know that that much beloved game did not sit well with these beloved reviewers inspite of its popularity. Is there more to this different spin on the genre of a giant map full of choose your own adventure hotspots and survival mechanisms? That’s what we’re here to talk about.

    Cloudspire: ( 44:30 ) - Remember when you used to say things like “light as a cloud?” Well, forget about it because Cloudspire comes in at a hefty ten kilograms of neoprene matts, poker chips and custom dice in this voluptuous board game take on the MOBA genre of video games. With a ruleset that prompted this genuine response from your favourite podcast host.

    Mailbag: ( 1:00:48 ) - Listener Lambert sent in a swarm of questions about our time with Gloomhaven. We were perhaps a touch too brief in answering them, but everything has good reasons.

    Want to send us a question? Fire it to efka@nopunincluded.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode Six - A Vast Schnitzel Sandwich

    Episode Six - A Vast Schnitzel Sandwich

    In this episode Elaine and Efka return from Essen Spiel, the biggest board game convention not just in North Rhine-Westphalia, but also the world. Now that we've played some of the exciting releases - it's time to talk about them.

    Era: The Medieval Age: ( 02:30 )
    Vast: The Mysterious Manor: ( 13:19 )
    Expedition to Newdale: ( 27:50 )
    Maracaibo: ( 43:05 )
    Mailbag: ( 1:05:06 )

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode Five - Snails, Rails And Chocolate Trails

    Episode Five - Snails, Rails And Chocolate Trails

    In this episode Elaine and Efka share some BIG NEWS (03:23 ) and talk about such potentially excellent board games as:

    Chocolate Factory ( 07:11 )
    Sabotage ( 19:31 )
    Irish Gauge ( 34:59 )
    Tapestry ( 50:13 )

    Don't forget to visit our Podcast website at http://nopunincluded.com/podcast and leave a comment!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode Four - Black Angel of Perth

    Episode Four - Black Angel of Perth

    Tune in to find out about critical darling Black Angel, surprise hit Watergate, follow up to the EXIT series and more!

    Rurik: Dawn of Kiev (07:43)
    QE (20:14)
    Adventure Games: The Dungeon (29:03)
    Black Angel (42:15)
    Watergate (1:03:07)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode Three - Eighteen Sofa Wars

    Episode Three - Eighteen Sofa Wars

    Alert! Alert! The sofas have run amok and it is up to our heroes, Efka and Elaine, to put all the sofa pieces back together. What treasures will we find in the crevices? What hidden board game gems are gathering dust under those pillows?

    Star Wars: Outer Rim ( 03:55 )- How did an ENTIRE galaxy get lost in the folds of our sofa? We will never find out, but at least we can tell you if this Star Wars themed bimble bimbled our fancy.

    Undaunted: Normandy ( 17:44 ) - The definitive accent pillow of today's podcast is this WW2 themed deck builder. And here’s us telling you why we think it's great and… why Efka just doesn't get on with it.

    1846 ( 34:16 ) - Rounding out our game discussion is the one game that is definitely bigger than any sofa - 1846, which is just one flavour of the multifaceted genre of 18xx games. Find out how we felt about our first sit down onto board gaming's hardest cushions.

    Want to send us a question? Fire it to efka@nopunincluded.com

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

Pierson69 ,

Enthusiasm & Earnestness

Absolutely great podcast. Very informative, and Positive. Highly recommend subscribing.

Ordered wings ,


Charming hosts, fun conversation, the games that are games, the podcast that is games

drengy ,

The Simon & Garfunkel of Boardgame Podcasts

Efka and Jon are amazing together, bringing different-but-complementary viewpoints to every game they cover. If you like their YouTube channels, this podcast is a must-listen. Goes to the top of my podcast queue the instant they release an episode.

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