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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Chris' Top 50 Games of All Time (2019 Version): #50-41

Chris' Top 50 Games of All Time (2019 Version): #50-41

Around this time last year, we finished our series of Top 50 games of all time on the podcast as a celebration of hitting 100 episodes. This year, we decided to do an update but instead of doing a long series again, we are only talking about our Top 10 list. Therefore, I figured I'd use the blog to talk about the rest of my favorite games. 

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I Play This Game in Defense Mode: First Impressions of Millennium Blades

I Play This Game in Defense Mode: First Impressions of Millennium Blades

You probably don't know this about me, but I LOVE card games. The fact that last year two of the games in my Top 10 of all time had the words "the Card Game" in them probably didn't give that away at all. CCG/TCG/LCG/LOL/BBQ I've tried a lot of them. So from the moment that I heard about Millennium Blades, a game from Level 99 Games where you simulate playing a CCG, I was intrigued. 

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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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How Good (or Bad) Were Board Games in 2018?

How Good (or Bad) Were Board Games in 2018?

If you know where to listen, you might hear some weird murmurs in the board game media space. "2018 wasn't a good year for board games," one might say. "Too many half baked ideas, not enough development," says another. Not everyone feels this way, but I hear enough whispers about it that it got me wondering if this was actually the case.

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You Don't Have To Like A Game Because It's Popular!

You Don't Have To Like A Game Because It's Popular!

Once again, I'm expanding on a twitter rant I had a couple of weeks ago. This time, it was spawned because of various facebook posts I've seen over the past couple of weeks in regards to Keyforge. If I were to summarize these posts, it would sound something like: OMG WHY IS KEYFORGE SO POPULAR? IT'S A DUMB CARD GAME AND A WAY FOR FFG TO MAKE MONEY CALLING IT A UNIQUE GAME WHEN ITS ACTUALLY JUST A CCG WITH A NEW COAT OF PAINT! 

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Spirits of the Wild, DC Spyfall, Reddit Roundtable - Boards & Swords #115

Spirits of the Wild, DC Spyfall, Reddit Roundtable - Boards & Swords #115

No news in this episode because we only recorded it a week after the last one! We fill in a few more reviews that didn’t make the cut in the last extravaganza, then we take some questions we found on Reddit and give our own unique answers to them. Oh and game shows!

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Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Reviews Galore! - Boards & Swords #114

Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Reviews Galore! - Boards & Swords #114

It’s been a month since a proper episode, so we make up for lost time with ALL THE REVIEWS! Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Bloodborne expansion, Carthago, new Downforce maps, Scythe: Rise of Fenris, and I could still go on!!

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Roll Player Expansion, Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger - Boards & Swords #112

We couldn’t possibly have 2 shows with guests back to back right? Nut so Fast! In fact, Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger Games joins us to talk about his gaming and some of the neat releases that they have coming out soon.

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Isle of Skye App, Calvin Wong from Crazy Rich Asians - Boards & Swords #111

Isle of Skye App, Calvin Wong from Crazy Rich Asians - Boards & Swords #111

It’s getting Crazy up in here! He was a popular board gamer before he went and got all famous appearing in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, but we have Calvin Wong on the show! Plus, all the usual antics.

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