Stop Using CMON's Loss As A Market Indicator!

Stop Using CMON's Loss As A Market Indicator!

Recently, CMON issued its Third Quarter Earnings report, in which they described a revenue loss of about $4.1 million. This has caused the "BGG elite", as I've come to know them, to go crazy and saying that the end times are coming for the board gaming industry. Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about this? One company does not represent the whole of the board gaming industry. In fact, my position is that the CMON loss has less to do with industry trends and more to do with the fact that they just didn't have that many interesting kickstarters this year. I went on a twitter rant about it a few days ago, but I thought I'd dig into the numbers a bit more to explain myself. 

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Century Spice Road, Dice Tower Con - Boards & Swords #84

This week, Collin and Cindy spill about their trip to Dice Tower Con and then we talk about the new game from Plan B Games: Century Spice Road!

Kickstarters

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/contender/action-news-the-game-of-television-news?ref=category
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th3rdworld/2018-gaming-calendar?ref=discovery
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cwali/habitats-2nd-edition

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

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?

Unfair, Best Snacks for Game Night - Boards & Swords #79

Things get unfortunate as we play Unfair from CMON.  Also, we talk about our what are the best snack foods for game night and I throw in a lesson about how dice are made.

News/Kickstarters

Card Castle
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1066809583/card-castle-the-fun-and-fast-paced-slap-card-game

Rayguns & Rocketships
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/rayguns-and-rocketships?ref=category

Six Shooters Dice
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398817948/six-shooters-western-themed-dice

Legend of the 5 Rings LCG details
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37307/legend-five-rings-reborn

The White Box - Game Design Workshop in a box
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jefftidball/the-white-box-a-game-design-workshop-in-a-box?ref=category

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts

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

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?

Carson City, Best Games to Play While Traveling - Boards & Swords #77

We had to make this one a Skype episode due to some scheduling issues, but this week we head to the old west and play the Worker Placement game Carson City.  We also spend some time talking about what games would be good to play while you are traveling.

News/Kickstarters

Diver City - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1258558654/divercity

PoH Exp. - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/the-pursuit-of-happiness-community

T.I.M.E Stories Expansion Details - http://www.dicetowernews.com/lumen-fidei-the-5th-expansion-for-time-stories-detailed/40017

Eric Lang hired by CMON As Director of Game Design - http://www.dicetowernews.com/eric-m-lang-hired-by-cmon-as-director-of-game-design/40098

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter and 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 listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Potion Explosion, What Makes a Good Game Store? - Boards & Swords #74

This podcast is sponsored by Easy Roller Dice, creators of amazing dice and gaming accessories.  To learn more, visit easyrollerdice.com.

In this episode: I am quarantined in my house so we managed to get everyone on Skype for an episode.  We talk about CMON's Potion Explosion, and then I go on a mega rant about gaming stores.

News/Kickstarters

The Book of Metal https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461682152/book-of-metal?ref=category&utm_content=buffer79f4c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Rising Sun Launches on Kickstarter March 7

http://cmon.com/news/rising-sun-kickstarter-launch-date-revealed

Dusk City Outlaws https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481478805/dusk-city-outlaws

Super Hot Card Game

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1293726726/superhot-the-card-game

Quodd Heroes

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wondermentgames/quodd-heroes-0

Little Knitted Cthulus

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jannyblue/make-100-little-knitted-cthulhus

The best board game review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter and 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 listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Guildhall Fantasy, 51st State, Kickstarter Expectations - Boards & Swords #71

It's been awhile, but I'm BACK!  On this episode, my friend Collin and I talk about a couple of games we've played recently: Guildhall Fantasy by AEG and 51st State by Portal Games.  We then have a discussion about what we expect to find in Kickstarters and what makes us want to back them.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProf.  You can also send me an email at feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

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 dice tower network.  If you are looking to pick up some great deals on games, check out coolstuffinc.com.

Systems Malfunction Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #47

This week, we continue our play through of Systems Malfunction: a scifi game currently on Kickstarter from End Transmission Games.  It's gone from bad to worse as the Dirtbags are facing a giant Hunter Killer wvern creature before they can fly out!  Enjoy the conclusion to our short campaign!

Thanks for listening to this episode.  Remember that you can check out Systems Malfunction right now on Kickstarter!  Back them and let them know you enjoyed listening to us play their game!

Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/systems-malfunction-sci-fi-rpg

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. 

The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Systems Malfunction Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding #46

This week, we continue our play through of Systems Malfunction: a scifi game currently on Kickstarter from End Transmission Games.  Things are looking bleak for the Dirtbags - can they eliminate the threat and still complete their mission?

Thanks for listening to this episode.  Remember that you can check out Systems Malfunction right now on Kickstarter!  Back them and let them know you enjoyed listening to us play their game!

Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/systems-malfunction-sci-fi-rpg

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. 

The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Systems Malfunction Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding #45

This week, we continue our play through of Systems Malfunction: a scifi game currently on Kickstarter from End Transmission Games.  The Dirtbags have been overrun by aliens, can they take them all out?

Thanks for listening to this episode.  Remember that you can check out Systems Malfunction right now on Kickstarter!  Back them and let them know you enjoyed listening to us play their game!

Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/systems-malfunction-sci-fi-rpg

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. 

The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Systems Malfunction Pt. 1 - The Dirtbags of Holding #44

This week, we begin our play through of Systems Malfunction: a scifi game currently on Kickstarter from End Transmission Games.  We find out about a squad of marines sent in to retrieve a doctor before the planet is overrun with evil aliens.

Thanks for listening to this episode.  Remember that you can check out Systems Malfunction right now on Kickstarter!  Back them and let them know you enjoyed listening to us play their game!

Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/systems-malfunction-sci-fi-rpg

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. 

The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Ice Cool, FFG & GW Are Seeing Other People - Boards & Swords #68

In this episode, Philip and Collin are back to talk about some recent news items, such as Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop parting ways.  We also talk about some Kickstarters that we've found, and end the episode by reviewing the fun dexterity game Ice Cool by Brain Games

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProf.  You can also send me an email at feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

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 dice tower network.  If you are looking to pick up some great deals on games, check out coolstuffinc.com.

Caleb Stokes and Red Markets - Boards & Swords #62

On a previous episode, I mentioned the kickstarter for the RPG Red Markets, which is a game of economic horror.  On today's episode, I sat down with the creator, Caleb Stokes, to talk about the game.  NOTE - Red Markets only has a few hours left on kickstarter, so make sure to jump on it quickly if interested!

Link to Red Markets: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Pandemic Legacy, Game Canopy, SDJ Nominees - Boards & Swords #60

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On this episode, I bring on 2 of my friends, Collin & Philip, to discuss what's got our attention currently in gaming, Kickstarters we are interested in, and we review Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Our review is split into 2 parts: a spoiler free and then a full on spoilers version.  The spoilers version is at the end of the episode, so feel free to cut off the episode to not be spoiled.

News items:

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34570/struggle-catan-cash-guns-team-spirit-finding-dory-spot-it

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34554/2016-spiel-des-jahres-nominations

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34490/hasbro-marks-hasbrocon

Kickstarters

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1915792245/load-the-board-game/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burninggames/faith-a-garden-in-hell-rpg-starter-set-campaign/description

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!