This week was a bit light on gaming, but it seems a bit heavy on rambling, sorry, not sure how I stretched this out to a 28 minute long podcast, but I did.
This week we’ll talk a little bit about Red 7, DC Deck Builder Game, Scoville, Colonial:Europe’s Empires Overseas, San Juan and Castles of Mad King Ludwig.
I discuss my 2015 Vow of Solidarity with fellow BGG’er Steven O’Dhea and a bit about a Kickstarter that I think could use a bit of help.
Along with that, I ramble a bit about an upcoming segment I would like to host on the show and my future desire to have fellow gamers on the show somehow, but first, I have to learn how to pull that off.
Thank you all for listening once again, it really does mean the world to me. I like to talk, but if you folks aren’t listening, who would know, haha. I’ll see you all on the Geeklist!!!
Can you believe it’s Week 9 and that I’ve made it this long?!?! I hope you all are enjoying this as much as I am, or at least close to as much as I am.
This week I talk about a few games that we’ve been playing, including Red 7, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Medina(again), Apples to Apples, a PnP Unpub Prototype and Stack Up!
Talk a bit about The Long View Podcast this week, the Punching Cardboard Podcast, Shut Up and Sit Down and the 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast and their announcement of a game that I am really anxious to learn more about, Best Tree House Ever.
I also give my inital review of the Game of 49 a fun lighter weight auction game where you are vying to get 4 in a row.
Just me flying solo tonight to talk about a few games we played on this slow recovery week. Getting caught back up with work and cleaning and planning for my youngest daughter’s 5th birthday party kind of put the kibbosh on much gaming. But we did do some, or else I’d be hard pressed to talk about anything.
Tajemnicze Domostwo/Mysterium, Dead of Winter, Diamonds, Star Realms and Council of Verona.
Podcasts talked about-Heavy Cardboard, The State of Games and Geek All Stars
Lots of games over the week to talk about and Kerensa even makes the first of what we hope is many appearances. I talk about a couple of Geeklist Challenges on BGG that are going on that I am taking part in and why.
We talk a bit about the Timeline Series of games, Kakerlaken Poker(still hitting the table), Medina(this time with 2 players), Five Tribes, Mysterium, Black Fleet, Masters Gallery(the Modern Art version), Hanabi and Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective(no spoilers).
Sub 15 minute episode this week as Kerensa and Gabby were to ill to join in the fun which is what I had planned to fill in some time, so instead you get to hear me talk about the games we played and a bit of what I hope to play in the coming week.
Talk a bit about Kakerlaken Poker, Medina, Pounce/Jerk, Mysterium and Cards Against Humanity.
Also talk a bit about wanting to review a game in an upcoming episode and I think that game will be Medina, if I can get some more plays under my belt. I was quite taken with this abstract, but I’m not sure Gabby & Kerensa were sold on it as much as I, but we’ll see.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Holiday, if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope you had a fantastic week just as well. And I hope that everyone has a fantastic New Year.
Shorter episode this week, been busy getting ready for Christmas and also with Christmas gatherings. Played some fun games this week including Scotland Yard, The Game of 49, Guillotine, Diamonds and Tajemnicze Domostwo. Nice range of games for us.
Talk a bit about the 10×10 Challenge and how I feel about it looking back after a year and whether I want to try it again next year. Also going to try to finish the statistics for it in the coming months and also announce the Geek Gold winner of the writing contest for the Challenge.
I tried to get Kerensa to join me tonight but she was too tired, and you’ll hear that in this episode. I am hoping at the beginning of the year I’ll be confident and knowledgeable enough to actually edit this podcast instead of making it one long random stream of thought, but until then, your stuck with my babbling.
Thank you all for everything, I forgot to mention it at the beginning of the podcast but last week’s Anticipated Games cast went beyond my dreams, LibSyn reported 229 downloads of last week’s episode. I know that can be a bit skewed, but still it felt fantastic to see that many people listening! So thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas week! Hope we all get to have fun with our families and friends.
This week on the podcast we talk about games we’ve been playing, including: Machi Koro, Bruges, Biblios and The Game of 49. I talk a little bit about some BGG content that I have been following and enjoying and some podcasts and videos that were of interest. Along with that I do my initial Top 10 list, this one is a list of Top Anticipated Games of 2015.
Thank you all for listening, last week was amazing, I think we were approaching triple digits for downloads and that kind of just boggles my mind. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Once again, if you have any questions, tips or suggestions, feel free to send them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter @Vacabck That also happens to be my handle on BGG as well.
Have a great week everyone, now tell me, what have you all been playing?
Week 3 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing, Gabby didn’t want to join me on audio so I just collected a couple thoughts from her. We talk about Machi Koro, Qwixx, Blueprints, Caverna and Spyrium. Talk a smidge about another podcast out there that has me jonesing for some heavier games, Heavy Cardboard, most recently they have me wanting to try Arkwright. I babble a little bit about the new game KanBan and attempting to learn it. This one clocks in at a bit over 12 minutes, and I used a lower bitrate, let me know if there are any audio issues at the lowered bitrate, I mainly did it after realizing how much room even a 10 minute podcast can take up when you only want to pay for 50 mb of hosting at the moment!
This is the beginning, I needed something to do to distract me from the fact that another BGGcon is here and I am not there.
So it was a good game night on Monday, we had 6 people show up to play and we managed to play four games over the evening. Started out playing Five Tribes, three new players and me. My only experience with this one prior is with two players and that other player for all those plays is Gabby(age 10). So it’s a bit different playing with three other adults. The game can definitely “suffer” from some AP issues with more players and it even hit me a bit in the middle when I wasn’t going first. Every move can affect the next move and that can cause some issues to players, but there are so many ways to score points it really shouldn’t bog down the game as much as it seems to do. Anxious to see if it stays that way or speeds up with repeated plays by the other players. Really fun game though and can definitely be considered a stepping stone to get folks from Ticket to Ride to other games that up the strategy.
After playing Five Tribes we hopped into a hand of Abluxxen(aka Linko!). One of the other players had played before and this game is an easy teach, the playing is the hard part. In Abluxxen, the object of the game is to get rid of the cards in your hand in front of you before everyone else. Each card played in front of you is worth one point and negative one point in your hand. Game is played simply, on your turn you play a card or any number of cards of the same number in front of you. You then compare what you played to the rest of the cards in front of everyone else and if you have played the same number of cards and a higher card you can either take those cards from your opponent into your hand or tell your opponent to pick them up, which then they get to decide if they want them in their hand or they can discard them and draw new cards up to the number of cards they had to discard. That’s it, that’s the game. I believe our winner this time at 22 points with second place having 11, with me at 3 and last place had 1 point. Really interesting card game that can have numerous different strategies in play.
Lastly we finished off the night with a couple games of Ca$h n Gun$. My previous game of CnG was a disappointment, people felt uncomfortable pointing guns at certain people so the game became a “pick on the one person who was playing the game” game, and that person was me. This time around though the five of us actually played the game to win. There were deals made, there were deals broken, there was trash talk and there were guns pointed at each other sideways, in other words, the game can be a lot of fun.
That was Monday, let’s see what the rest of the week brings.
This blog will be a work in progress, possibly accompanied by weekly podcast/podblasts of me rambling a short while on what I played, or what I want to play, or what I want to buy. Hopefully folks enjoy it. Feel free to let me know what you think anytime!