January 15, 2022
This week I interview Elli Amir, designer of the game Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate. This is a two player card game with a solo campaign mode which will be coming to Kickstarter in March. I really enjoyed this conversation with Elli, not only did they talk about the game and the solo mode for the game but they told me a bit about the process of commissioning art for a game. I really enjoy hearing the backstory for games and game design. This was a really good conversation and I look forward to seeing more of the game, which can be tried for free on Tabletopia!
December 11, 2021
This week Julius and I discuss the no longer latest campaign for the Arkham Horror card game. I am writing of Innsmouth Conspiracy. In this campaign, you get to explore Innsmouth and environs and have all sorts of interesting adventures. This is part 1 of 2 episodes. In this part, we cover the first four campaigns. Just a note, but part 2 will not be the next.. give it a bit of time :)
Come listen.. we are labelling this a spoiler episode as it will give away some of the story and a small bit of strategy. However, it's a very small bit of strategy. Based on what I learned from Julius, I doubt I will have more success the next time I play.
- Arkham Horror: LCG (BGG, FFG)
- Innsmouth Conspiracy (BGG, FGG)
- In To Deep (BGG, FFG)
- Devil Reef (BGG, FFG)
- LotR: Murder at the Prancing Pony (BGG, FGG)
November 20, 2021
This week Julius and I talk to Jason Tagmire of Button Shy games. We talk about small games, design contests and the upcoming game ROVE. It's going to be released on the Button Shy website on Black Friday. Check it out, it's a neat little spatial puzzle of a game.
September 18, 2021
This week Julius tells us about the game Red Rising, published by Stonemaier Games. This game is based on the novel series by the same name by Pierce Brown and let's you play the role of house attempting to rise in power. This is a pretty abstract card game that is really a rummy game at heart. Enjoy!
May 15, 2021
It's back to the table with Friday! I hadn't played this game in six years. Julius and I took the time to re-visit this solo classic.
July 12, 2019
Wow another episode in the same year! We are on a role. This time around, Albert interviews Lee Broderick, designer of Dwarf, now on Kickstarter. We have a fun chat about Uwe Rosenberg games and get into a lot of the details about dwarfs (or dwarves). We get into dwarven details. :)
May 19, 2018
Do you like Arkham Horror the card game? Do you continue to purchase the new expansions as they come out? Well, Julius does. Albert doesn't, so we are leaving him behind as Julius and guest co-host Tyler Moore review over the entire Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror the card game. Join us for a full review of each scenario across the cycle.
January 22, 2017
Welcome, guests. Come in, come in, for an exciting tale about our rustic inn. Be not concerned by the red flecks on the couch; those are merely some minor rust stains. I guarantee, the quality of this podcast of beyond compare. Now, as I was saying, listen to a tale woven of Arkham Horror the card game, while Julius interviews the lead designer Matt Newman. Afterwards, Albert and Julius review the Bloody Inn, with absolutely no comparison to this fine establishment.
- 00:01 - Catch up banter
- 00:01 - Subterra and Tabletopia
- 00:04 - Recording plays and Feast for Odin scores
- 00:06 - Arkham Horror card game updates
- 00:08 - Interview with Matt Newman, lead designer of Arkham Horror the card game
- 00:49 - Review of the Bloody Inn
- 01:22 - What's It Missing: Cleaning vs Animated Tokens
December 26, 2016
The year is coming to a close with a final episode for 2016, of more moderate length. Julius and Albert dispute whether the Grizzled can be considered a wargame (which it cannot), in addition to chatting about some other games they've played. Plus, Julius steals a segment from Chris and review a print-and-play game, Haze Island.
- Favorite game of the year - 00:01
- Mini-review of Ascended: Become Chosen (BGG) - 00:06
- Print-and-Play Review: Haze Islands (BGG) - 00:16
- Review of the Grizzled - 00:30
- What's It Missing - 01:05
(Our apologies for Albert's recording quality.)
October 30, 2016
In Episode 112 Albert & guest host Chris discuss the recently wrapped up Solo Print & Play design contest. We look at the top winners and a few honorable mentions. We also have a brief KS segment in which we show off just how good Julius really is at Kickstarter stuff.
- Peacekeepers (6:00)
- Starcade (10:26)
- Spires (15:35)
PnP contest discussion + review (21:00)
- Artisans (27:20)
- The Shooting Party (35:00)
- The Solo System (43:50)
- The Bogey (1:11:15)
- Feathers and Wax (1:14:55)
- Mech Capture (1:18:15)
- Photon Galactic Traders (1:21:05)
- Sudoku Killers (1:36:00)
What we've been playing (1:39:00)
Be The Hero Series (1:39:15)
Descent 2nd Ed (1:44:20)
What's it missing? (1:48:55)
October 16, 2016
Like two hobbits with the same birthday, Albert & Julius celebrate the eleventy-first episode by covering two games. First we look at the Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game then we look at the Networks. There is off course the usual KS segment and a quick chat on what we've been playing. Oh, and don't forget, we fix one of these games by adding in the missing piece.
What we've bee playing (00:01:35)
- Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
- Pandemic Legacy
- Airborne Commander
- LotR: LCG
- Wizard's Academy
- Tiny Epic Western
Lord of the Rings Adventure Deck Game (BGG) (00:21:47)
The Networks (BGG) (00:39:36)
What's it Missing? (01:16:11)
September 13, 2016
Episode 109 is here! This time Albert describes Shadowun: Crossfire. This is a deck buidling game set in classic cyperpunk Shadowrun universe. Also Julius interviews B.J. Galley and Brad Lawrence on their upcoming re-Kickstarter game, Victoriana. Plus most of the usual stuff.
00:00:39 - Welcome everybody
00:06:09 - Guilds of London (BGG
00:06:59 - Too many solo games?
00:09:33 - Kickstarter
00:09:33 - Card Rogue (BGG
00:16:12 - Victoriana (BGG
00:17:29 - Victoriana Interview
00:47:58 - Shadowun: Crossfire (BGG
01:28:57 - Whats it missing?
August 31, 2016
Welcome back from GenCant. Albert and Julius return to talk about some new games, Gencon announcements, and a contest. We also review Warhammer Quest: the Adventure Card Game, a campaign card game. As a bonus review, Julius talks about Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction, a filler and solo-friendly game.
00:00 - Gencon and general chat
00:18 - Print-and-Play Patrol
00:35 - Recent Games and a Giveaway
00:39 - Review of Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game
01:16 - Review of Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction
01:35 - The Great Debate: What's It Missing?
July 31, 2016
It's the Solitaire PnP Design contest time of the year. We have a long chat with Chris Hansen regarding the contest. First we look at the normal news and Kickstarter stuff. After we do the normal game review stuff. This time, we look at Samurai Spirit by Antoine Bauza. It's a neat little co-op game for the math lover & film buff in you.
0:00:35 - Welcome
0:02:11 - News
0:02:17 - VPG is moving (VPG
0:12:04 - Mansions of Madness 2nd edition (BGG
, FFG here
0:17:06 - 1 Player guild keeps growing! (BGG here
0:18:57 - Kickstarter report
0:19:02 - Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave (BGG
0:25:46 - Fire of Eidolon (BGG
0:30:56 - Fate of the Elder Gods (BGG
0:37:54 - The Game of Energy (BGG
0:45:18 - PnP Patrol: Solitaire PnP Design Contest (BGG
, BGG 2016
1:29:14 - Samurai Spirit (BGG
2:01:31 - What's it Missing?
June 18, 2016
Episode 104 is here! This time we have a good PnP report, an interview with the designer of Dungeon Crusade: Book 1 Genesis of Evil, which is currently in Kickstarter. Then we discuss the merits of owning your own lawn mowing business.
00:05:45 - Kickstarter report
- Elevenses for One, and Bowling Solitaire (BGG
- Days of Ire: Budapest 1956 (BGG
- Summit (BGG
00:26:44 - PnP Patrol
- 30 Rails (BGG
- 1572: The Lost Expedition (BGG
- Paper 'Mech (BGG
- Interview with Rodger Deering: Dungeon Crusade Book 1: Genesis of Evil (BGG
- Mow Money (BGG
01:38:15 - What's it Missing?