Sushi Go Party: Seaweed-Wrapped Deliciousness

By Andrew Joyce


Anybody hungry? Sushi Go party is a remix of the 2013 game Sushi Go!, which made a big splash with its fun, fast-paced card drafting. Sushi Go Party adds more types of cards, support for up to 8 players, and packages it all up in an equally appealing and accessible package as the original. But do the additions help or hinder the new game? Read on for more. Continue reading Sushi Go Party: Seaweed-Wrapped Deliciousness

#7: Hive and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

#7: Hive and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
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We take our first step into audio reviews! In this episode, Tim and Andrew unpack their thoughts on the light social deduction game, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong. We also spend some time reviewing Hive, a delightfully accessible abstract about bugs! Things wrap up with our usual ‘latest plays’ segment. Continue reading #7: Hive and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

Paperback: A novel approach to deckbuilding?

By Andrew Joyce


You are an aspiring writer…one who will stop at nothing to create the next best-seller! Welcome to Paperback, a light deck-builder cutely mashed up with a word game. Is this truly “A novel approach to deckbuilding” as the box claims? Read on for more. Continue reading Paperback: A novel approach to deckbuilding?

#6: Negativity in Board Gaming

#6: Negativity in Board Gaming
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In this episode, Tim and Andrew talk about negative reviews, if the hobby is over-hyped, and how reviewers should approach bad games. Is calling out mediocre games good for the hobby? Is there even such a thing as objectively bad games?

We also chat about some of our latest plays, including Photosynthesis, El Grande, Snooker Solitaire, and Nightfall.

00:17 – Introduction
01:05 – Negativity in Board Gaming
36:19 – What We’ve Been Playing & First Impressions

#5: Pick5: High Floor, Low Ceiling Games

#5: Pick5: High Floor, Low Ceiling Games
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In this episode, we talk about our reliable performers — the games which will always be a success regardless of the group, but will never hit those same highs as our favorite games do. Still, this class of filler/gateway/reliable games is a useful one to have in your collection!

00:20 – Introduction
02:34: – Pick5: High Floor, Low Ceiling Games

23:21: – First Impressions & Latest Plays

#4: Top Ten Games of All Time

#4: Top Ten Games of All Time
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Join us as we confirm, once and for all, the list that nobody cares about because we’re just two guys on the internet: our top ten games of all time. Surprise, awe, and excitement will punctuate the next half hour, as we share the games that really do it for us!

00:17 – Introduction
06:33 – Top Ten Lists
40:12 – Observations

#3: Questions about Board Game Reviews

#3: Questions about Board Game Reviews
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In this episode, we talk about reviewing games well. Every reviewer of anything out there (food, art, board games, movies), struggles to balance the objective and subjective. No matter how much you talk about the objective components of any given object, you are still drawing on your own personal, subjective experience in making conclusions about the game. Join us as we wrestle with questions such as, “How can we objectively review a board game?”, “What do we do with games we don’t enjoy?”, “Should we really recommend that people buy a game?”

00:13 – Introduction
01:03 – Is it possible to say that a game is objectively good/bad?
07:37 – How do we handle mediocre games? (and we babble about some mediocre games)
18:59 – Is it fair for reviewers to compare a game to another game?
27:03 – Should a reviewer play a game multiple times before releasing an opinion?
36:28 – Wrapping Up

#2: You Had me at Hello

#2: You Had me at Hello
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Join us as we talk about some games that really wowed us on our first impression…and then just failed to live up to that initial burst of excitement. We’ll also talk about some of the ways we discover and get excited about games, as well as mention a few games that gave us a really good impression, and have stood up to the test of time.

00:13 – Introduction
04:26 – You had me at “Hello,” and you still have me
27:52 – Games we really liked at first, but later soured on

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#1: The Board Gaming Experience

#1: The Board Gaming Experience
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In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss board games that provide memorable experiences, and spin yarns about some unforgettable plays of Shadows over Camelot, Xia: Legends of a Drift System, and Glory to Rome, among others!

00:13 – Introduction
01:16 – Games that you remember specific plays of
12:32 – Games that are favorites because of an accumulated depth of experiences
17:35 – Games that aren’t great, but still managed to create an incredible game experience

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