Dead of Winter, Top 5 Board Game Apps - Boards & Swords #42

Not as many board games to discuss this week, so I dive into some featured topics such as my Top 5 App versions of board games and what my thoughts are of D&D 5th Edition as it has been almost a year since its release. All of that, plus a breakdown of one of my newfound favorite games: Dead of Winter!

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Boards & Swords #12: Carcassonne, What Makes A Good Gaming Store?

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This week, we see the return of some roleplaying game talk, chat for a bit about what makes up a good gaming store, and break down the classic game Carcassonne!

Board Games

Android: Netrunner - Still cannot win at this game! Bought the first data pack, made a pretty killer Haas-Bioroid corp deck

X-wing Miniatures - Also lost. My “tried and true” A-wing setup doesn’t work well against non-swarm builds.

Recently purchased, but can’t wait to play: Forbidden Desert, Rampage


“Join the Rebel Alliance” - Looking at the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion beginner game

Magic The Gathering/Roleplaying Games

Continuation from the news segment, but I talk about getting Chloe interested in Roleplaying games.

Featured Topic

What makes a good gaming store? I talk about some of the experiences I had on travel and 2 stores in particular that I went to up in New Jersey.

Board Game Breakdown

Carcassonne by Z-Man Games

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None this week - let me know what you guys are playing!


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Boards & Swords #10: Zombie Dice, Last Minute Gifts For Gamers

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Merry Christmas everyone!  I know most of you have finished your shopping, but in case you find yourself needing a last minute gift for a board gamer, or have some free money to spend on yourself, I've got a couple of lists for you.  First is the 5 games that you should look at for someone who is relatively new into board gaming, and the second list is just 5 games that are on my Christmas Wish List just to give you ideas for other people.  I hope you all have a great holiday and get to spend time gaming with your friends and family.  I'll see you guys next for more great gaming talk!

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