Top 5 Board Games to Play With Our Families - Boards & Swords #138

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What is our crew planning on playing with their families during the upcoming holidays? Tune in to find out!

News

Asmodee is now king of memes
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96124/hachette-livre-buys-blackrock-games-asmodee-picks

Detective: Season One
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Portal-Games-Announces-Detective--Season-One

New Dominion expansion incoming
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95812/more-dominion-more-agricola-more-fluxx-and-more-mo

Back to the FunkoVerse
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96066/prepare-go-back-future-again-while-mrs-maisel-brin

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Epoch, Raiders of the North Sea App - Boards & Swords #137

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Along with the news and a couple of reviews, Chris gives his first impression of the Batman Gotham City Chronicles, and the gang talks about a couple of ideas for the show going forward.

News

Gloomhaven: Subtitle
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95516/gloomhaven-gets-smaller

Quacks Expansion now available
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/The-Quacks-of-Quedlinburg--The-Herb-Witches-Expansion-Now-Available-From-North-Star-Games

Scott Pilgrim Minis Game
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Renegade-Game-Studios-Announces-Scott-Pilgrim-Miniatures-The-World-Kickstarter

Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Gamelyn-Games-Running-Tiny-Epic-Dinosaurs-Kickstarter

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Tips For Your First Board Game Convention! - Boards & Swords #136

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We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.

News

Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95074/minecraft-builders-biomes-challenges-players-build

CMON Time Machine Kickstarter
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Launches-Time-Machine-Kickstarter

Keyforge is showing you the money
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/26/rise-of-the-vaultwarrior/

Renegade's efforts to prevent counterfeits
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94887/counterfeiting-cheating

Wingspan Expansion
https://mailchi.mp/stonemaiergames/tyuol1szw3-2986941

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Your Town, 5 Minute Marvel, Pantone - Boards & Swords #135

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This week, Chris gets mad at a few of the news items, then we launch into a series of reviews: Your Town from Van Rider Games, 5 Minute Marvel from Spinmaster Games, and then Pantone from Cryptozoic Games. Then Chris runs the crew through the classic The Rank is Right!

News

Zombicide 2nd Edition Promo pics
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Posts-History-of-Zombicide--Part-1

American Tabletop Awards announced
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94694/winners-announced-deutscher-spielepreis-and-americ

Ticket to Ride Japan and Italy
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride--Japan

Captain America deck for Marvel Champions
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Previews-Captain-America-Hero-Set-From-Marvel-Champions

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Shobu, Wooly Whammoth, Nova Open 2019 - Boards & Swords #134

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Now that our multi-episode list is done, we get back to some news, some reviews, and Chris talking about some minis thing he went to.

News

The Mind Extreme
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/93874/make-way-more-mind-extreme

A3ul: Azul With A Vengence
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94099/collect-tiles-once-again-time-azul-summer-pavilion

Games Workshop Announces Aeronautica Imperialis
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Games-Workshop-Taking-Pre-orders-For-Aeronautica-Imperialis

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

FunkoVerse, Catacombs, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 3 - Boards & Swords #133

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We finish up our list of games that you should try if you are tired of “gateway games” by looking at Roll & Writes and Dexterity Games. Plus a few other reviews thrown in at the top of the show!

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen Con 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #132

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Ok so now it’s time for the recap episode for Gen Con. Hopefully you haven’t moved on to thinking about the next big thing, as Chris throws down some missed (?) news jokes, then he and Philip talk about what board games they saw.

News Links:

Ticket to Ride 15th Anniversary Edition
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride-15th-Anniversary-Edition
Marvel Champions LCG from FFG
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Games-Announces-Marvel-Champions-LCG
CMON Announces Ankh Board Game
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Announces-Ankh-Board-Game
Pandasaurus Games Announces Wayfinders
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Pandasaurus-Games-Announces-Wayfinders

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen7, Gen Con 2019 Preview - Boards & Swords #131

Yes I (Chris) realize that Gen Con was last week, but I suck at planning out when our episodes drop. So in this episode, hear about what we thought were going to be of interest to us at Gen Con, then in the next episode you can hear what actually was played and looked at. Also, a look at Gen7 from Plaid Hat Games

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Seasons of Rice, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 2 - Boards & Swords #130

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A couple of thoughts on Dice Tower Con, a look at Button Shy’s new game Seasons of Rice, and we continue the conversation from the last episode - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 1 - Boards & Swords #129

For probably the first time ever, Philip brings us a good topic to discuss - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

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Twilight Imperium 4 Revisited, Top 5 Games to Take on Vacation - Boards & Swords #126

Twilight Imperium 4 Revisited, Top 5 Games to Take on Vacation - Boards & Swords #126

Not really any reviews this week, but Collin and Chris played Twilight Imperium 4 together, and Collin and Cindy are about to go on vacation, so we take a look at our Top 5 games to take on vacation.

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Koi, Word Slam Family, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure - Boards & Swords #125

Koi, Word Slam Family, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure - Boards & Swords #125

In this episode, Collin and Cindy take the reins and talk about a few games that they have been playing! Plus, you have about 24 hours left to enter our contest to win a set of Easy Roller Dice!

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Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf - Boards & Swords #121

Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf  - Boards & Swords #121

Jac, who started as a fellow board game friend on instagram and twitter, but is now a player on Girl’s Game Shelf joins us for some good times. We also pitch some games by playing But Wait There’s More!

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Pyramid of Pengqueen, Looking ahead to 2019 - Boards & Swords #119

Pyramid of Pengqueen, Looking ahead to 2019  - Boards & Swords #119

Enough with this 2018 garbage! We gotta look ahead to 2019! That’s what everyone else is doing right? Plus a review of Brain Games’ new Pyramid of Pengqueen game (set in the Ice Cool universe)!

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