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Judy & Robert: two geeks who love board games discuss them, recommend them, and sometimes get distracted from them (by other geeky things). Now available on iTunes! Read more at http://boardgameandgeekout.libsyn.com
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Nov 29, 2017

In this episode we take a look back at Fantasy Flight Games' Arkham Horror: The Card Game and the completion of its first expansion cycle, The Dunwich Legacy!  Is it still holding us in its grips as the original box did?  Will we escape its nightmarish tendrils for greener pastures?  The vast majority of the review is spoiler-free; we do touch on some very light spoilers at the end, so skip from 1:21 to 1:30 if you want to avoid that.

Before that, we take some time to gab about some of the non-cardboard games we've been on lately, as well as some of Marvel's Netflix content (spoiler-free!), cause that's how we do.

We also take a look at some high-quality, custom Arkham Horror: The Card Game playmats, themed & designed by friend of the show: Andresia "Momo Monster" Garnier.  Check them out at:  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MomoMonsterCo

  • 0:00:38 - Marvel's Jessica Jones
  • 0:03:10 - Path of Exile
  • 0:12:02 - Destiny 2
  • 0:15:11 - League of Legends
  • 0:20:11 - Kickstarter woes
  • 0:22:44 - Marvel's The Defenders
  • 0:26:46 - The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • 0:30:02 - Borderlands 2
  • 0:31:58 - Labyrinth
  • 0:38:43 - AH:TCG - The Dunwich Legacy - Theme & Components
  • 0:43:31 - AH:TCG - The Dunwich Legacy - Gameplay
  • 1:17:52 - AH:TCG - The Dunwich Legacy - Final Thoughts
  • 1:21:59 - AH:TCG - The Dunwich Legacy - Minor Spoiler Thoughts
  • 1:30:03 - AH:TCG - The Dunwich Legacy - Box Inserts & Custom Playmats
  • 1:34:19 - Music with Boardgames

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Sep 20, 2017

In Episode 20, we're taking a look at CMON's latest big release:  Massive Darkness!  It's a big box, co-operative dungeon crawl that attempts to inject a few new ideas into the genre while still retaining the simplicity of earlier games like Zombicide.  Does it work?  Is there any fun to be had?  We discuss!

  Also on the menu are our spoiler-free thoughts on the latest season of Game of Thrones, along with some of the news that excited us most out of this year's GenCon.  

  Thanks for listening!

  • 0:00:54 - Game of Thrones Season 7
  • 0:06:36 - Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • 0:08:57 - James Bonding
  • 0:12:55 - League of Legends Championship
  • 0:13:47 - Chris Cantrell's (of Riot Games) GDC talk
  • 0:16:42 - GenCon
  • 0:45:00 - Massive Darkness - The Rules
  • 0:54:44 - Massive Darkness - Theme & Components
  • 1:17:06 - Massive Darkness - Gameplay
  • 1:35:13 - Massive Darkness - Final Thoughts
  • 1:40:20 - Music with Boardgames

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Willow and the Light, and Satiate by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

Aug 17, 2017

Episode 19, the turf war of The Godfather: Corleone's Empire!  Fresh from the mind of Eric Lang and published by CMON in 2017, Joe, Judy & Robert battled for control of New York and the favor of Don Corleone.  It's the episode that may mark the motive for Robert's inevitable and untimely demise..

 

   Thanks for listening!

  • 0:01:02 - Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • 0:07:55 - Path of Exile
  • 0:11:16 - Pentakill
  • 0:14:24 - Atomic Blonde
  • 0:17:16 - Stranger Things
  • 0:24:23 - Train to Busan
  • 0:27:17 - Arkham Horror: The Card Game - The Dunwich Legacy
  • 0:32:48 - Mage Knight
  • 0:36:26 - Who Goes There?
  • 0:42:51 - The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Rules
  • 0:47:22 - The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Theme & Components
  • 1:06:03 - The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Gameplay
  • 1:15:54 - The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Final Thoughts
  • 1:17:51 - Music with Boardgames

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Duet Musette by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

Jul 26, 2017

Episode 18, where we sail off into the black in search of fame, fortune & glory.  It's Xia: Legends of a Drift System (Cody Miller) and its 2017 expansion, Embers of a Forsaken Star (Cody Miller & Ira Fay)!  Published by Far Off Games, it promises a sandbox experience in space, given players the freedom to seek their fame through whatever means they wish: explore, trade, exterminate..  It's the closest we get to playing a Firefly game short of actually playing a Firefly game.  Does Xia keep the signal going, or does it get lost in the black?

Meanwhile, we engage in a variety of non-board game topics.  Robert's been creating his idyllic city in Cities: Skylines while learning about hydroelectric dam physics, Judy's been watching a time-travelling crime drama, Signal, and reading the Decameron (which is soft-of kind-of getting a movie), and Joe's creating a house run by Skynet, all thanks to Amazon Prime Day.  We look forward to our future roomba overlords.

   Thanks for listening!

  • 0:02:46 - Cities: Skylines
  • 0:12:55 - Amazon Prime Day & Joe's Skynet House
  • 0:15:31 - Star Realms: Frontiers
  • 0:20:12 - Signal
  • 0:24:01 - The Decameron
  • 0:28:04 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Rules
  • 0:40:20 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Theme & Components
  • 0:55:10 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Gameplay
  • 1:19:34 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Final Thoughts
  • 1:29:59 - Music with Board Games

Questions?  Thoughts?  We'd love to hear what you have to say!

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Crypto, Impact Andante, Impact Lento and Impact Prelude by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

Jun 19, 2017

    Episode 16, where we fend off hordes of alien bugs in XenoShyft: Dreadmire, the new cooperative deck-building game from Michael Shinall & Cool Mini Or Not, and stand-alone expansion to 2015's XenoShyft: Onslaught.  Does it stand steadfast, or will the horde of nit-picking review-creatures leave nothing but rubble in their wake?

    We also had the chance to continue playing some more Watson & Holmes scenarios, carrying off from our previous episode, and share our experiences with some 2- and 3-star scenarios.  Don't worry, there are no spoilers!  Does the increased difficulty enhance the game?

    There seems to be a lot of TV and movie watching lately.  Spoiler-free thoughts on the recent season of Sherlock, the new Wonder Woman film, Snowpiercer..

    For those interested in watching some board game-like television (seriously), we highly recommend checking out two Korean shows:  The Genius & Crime Scene. 

    Thanks for listening!

  • 0:01:23 - Wonder Woman
  • 0:04:14 - BBC Sherlock
  • 0:05:36 - League of Legends
  • 0:11:27 - Snowpiercer
  • 0:15:04 - The Genius
  • 0:16:47 - Crime Scene
  • 0:20:11 - Archer
  • 0:21:42 - Watson & Holmes
  • 0:25:56 - XenoShyft: Dreadmire - Rules
  • 0:33:45 - XenoShyft: Dreadmire - Theme & Components
  • 0:59:34 - XenoShyft: Dreadmire - Gameplay
  • 1:20:52 - XenoShyft: Dreadmire - Final Thoughts
  • 1:25:27 - XenoShyft: Dreadmire - Mini Expansions
  • 1:26:33 - Music With Board Games

Questions?  Thoughts?  We'd love to hear what you have to say!

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Crypto by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

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Jun 5, 2017

    Episode 15, where we solve the mystery: is Watson & Holmes a good game or a great game?

    We took our eyes away from the cards and dice recently to watching some shows and movies.  Joe's been watching the Geek & Sundry production, Escape: in which various celebrities are placed in an escape room and the audience gets to watch them struggle in their efforts to... escape!  Judy & Robert saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and argue over the reds are really as red as they can be.

     Back at the table, we got to play the original, vanilla Zombicide again, and in doing so learned to appreciate the simplicity of playing with [i]only[/i] the kitchen sink.  Naturally, it's only further drumming up our excitement for the Green Horde kickstarter..

    Speaking of CMON kickstarter, Massive Darkness' delivery is right around the corner and Robert is geeking out with anticipation for it.  Meanwhile, Joe just geeks out over their expo in general.  Are we secretly CMON shills?  Time will tell..

  • 0:00:30 - Escape
  • 0:02:59 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • 0:06:22 - Zombicide
  • 0:07:47 - Zombicide: Green Horde
  • 0:09:58 - Massive Darkness
  • 0:13:56 - CMON Expo
  • 0:16:02 - Watson & Holmes - Rules
  • 0:21:36 - Watson & Holmes - Theme & Components
  • 0:39:58 - Watson & Holmes - Gameplay
  • 0:54:15 - Watson & Holmes - Final Thoughts
  • 0:57:49 - Music With Board Games

Questions?  Thoughts?  We'd love to hear what you have to say!

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Myst On The Moor by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

#Escape #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2 #Zombicide #GreenHorde #MassiveDarkness #CMON #Watson&Holmes #boardgames

May 15, 2017

    Episode 14, where Joe (re)joins us to discuss some of the games we're most anticipating getting to play in the second half of 2017.  With so many games coming out and being announced every month, it can be hard to keep up with every title, so we decided to take some time to share with each other what we're looking forward to the most.  Joe struggled so much, he managed to sneak in an extra title!  For the savvy listener, this means you can expect dedicated review episodes for the vast majority of titles on this list down the line.  Excitement!

    I also had the time to explore the supplementary app for Clank!, getting in a couple games of its included solo mode, and share my thoughts on that.

    Then Joe questions how we go about picking new titles to add to our collections.  With hundreds of new titles on Kickstarter alone, let alone titles that come through the regular retail channels, everyone has their own system of filtering the ocean of games down to a select few titles at a time.  

    We'd love to hear your thoughts on these subjects!  What games are you hotly anticipating to play this year?  Are we crazy to be excited for the titles we chose?  Did we miss some super obvious choices?   ...   Probably.

    Two corrections to what we say:  Bullets & Teeth is actually from Last Ditch Games, not Space Goats Productions.   Robert also confused This War Of Mine with Valiant Hearts: The Great War.  The former was never offered as a free download.

  • 0:01:07 - Clank!'s App & Solo Play Discussion
  • 0:13:45 - Top Five Games We're Looking Forward To
  • 0:14:44 - Judy's #5
  • 0:19:25 - Joe's #5
  • 0:21:48 - Robert's #5
  • 0:28:54 - Judy's #4
  • 0:32:42 - Joe's #4
  • 0:34:48 - Robert's #4
  • 0:40:27 - Judy's #3
  • 0:43:38 - Joe's #3
  • 0:46:13 - Joe's #3.5
  • 0:49:14 - Robert's #3
  • 0:52:01 - Judy's #2
  • 0:57:30 - Joe's #2
  • 1:04:36 - Robert's #2
  • 1:09:44 - Judy's #1
  • 1:15:28 - Joe's #1
  • 1:23:36 - Robert's #1
  • 1:24:50 - What We Look For In New Games

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Volatile Reaction by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

#Clank #Terminator #RailraidersInfinite #DeadofWinter #MythicBattlesPantheon #Infected #ArkhamHorror #ThisWarOfMine #DicebornHeroes #AStudyInEmerald #CutthroatKingdoms #Brass #FirstMartian #SecretHitler #Gloomhaven #boardgames

 

May 1, 2017

Episode 13, the noisiest of them all, where we discuss Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, as well as its recent expansion, Sunken Treasures. A board in my deck-building game?!  Madness!

Recently, we attempted to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return.  A recent kickstarter success, this classic show has returned with Joel Hodgson, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray.  Watch a couple of friends making fun of a bad movie?  With the recent popularity of podcasts doing that exact thing, it seems only natural for this show to come back!

Already recently played is the indie game Crawl, now available on PC, PS4 & Xbox One.  Smash Brothers meets legacy board games??  Robert forgets to say so in the recording, but he really wants to see a board game that mirrors this game now.

Enjoy!

  • 0:00:32 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
  • 0:03:30 - Crawl
  • 0:07:52 - Clank! - Story
  • 0:09:38 - Clank! - Rules
  • 0:18:56 - Clank! - Theme & Components
  • 0:28:16 - Clank! - Gameplay
  • 0:39:08 - Clank! - Sunken Treasures
  • 0:44:39 - Music With Board Games

Questions?  Thoughts?  We'd love to hear what you have to say!

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Hall of the Mountain King by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

#Clank #Crawl #MST3K #boardgames

Apr 19, 2017

Episode 12, where we review T.I.M.E. Stories - specifically the core box, featuring the Asylum scenario, designed by Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy, and published by Space Cowboys.  To do so, we'll travel through time to prevent a temporal fault from rupturing our present timeline!  If we fail on this mission, we'll be forced to repeat it again and again until we succee--

Episode 12, where we review T.I.M.E. Stories - specifically the core box, featuring the Asylum scenario, designed by Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy, and published by Space Cowboys.  To do so, we'll travel through time to prevent a tempor--

Episode 12, where we review T.I.M.E. Stories - specifically the core box, featuring the Asylum scenario, designed by Peggy Chasse--

Episo---....

As T.I.M.E. Stories is a very story-sensitive adventure game, we've respectfully placed any comments that venture on (light) spoiler territory into their own segment, beginning at the 0:57:24 mark.  Please skip this portion of the podcast if you have yet to play the game and wish for your first adventure to be a complete surprise!

Before this wicked time loop took hold of our lives, we had the opportunity to revisit Deception: Murder In Hong Kong (and Robert rants about why he hates being the murderer), watched Star Trek: Beyond, lament the long out-of-print Gears of War board game that we'll never get to play, and briefly check out Yooka-Laylee.

Enjoy!

  • 0:00:59 - Deception: Murder In Hong Kong
  • 0:09:35 - Star Trek: Beyond
  • 0:13:26 - Gears of War
  • 0:15:47 - Yooka-Laylee
  • 0:19:59 - T.I.M.E. Stories - Story
  • 0:23:05 - T.I.M.E. Stories - Rules
  • 0:30:14 - T.I.M.E. Stories - Theme & Components
  • 0:43:00 - T.I.M.E. Stories - Gameplay
  • 0:57:24 - T.I.M.E. Stories - ** SPOILER WARNING**
  • 0:58:26 - T.I.M.E. Stories - (Light) Spoiler Talk
  • 1:09:46 - T.I.M.E. Stories - ** END SPOILERS **
  • 1:16:20 - Music With Board Games

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by Bensound (www.bensound.com);  and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode:  Division by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License.

#boardgames #TIMEStories #Deception #GearsofWar #YookaLaylee

Apr 3, 2017

Episode 11, where we sail away with Rum & Bones: Second Tide.  RB:ST is a standalone, second edition of Cool Mini Or Not's Rum & Bones, and is a 2-6 player game modelled after the ever popular MOBA style of PC games... but with pirates!  We share our thoughts on it - and we have lots! - and definitely plan on revisiting this title again in a future episode down the road, as it's been a contentious one for us.  Our Music With Board Games segment continues with our suggestions based on what we listened to throughout our pirating affairs..

We're once again joined by Joe, who shares with us his experiences in playing Blood Rage (another CMON game!) and Guillotine (a card game from 1998, all about becoming the best guillotine operator you can be).

We also had the fortune of coming across a copy of Witness, the cooperative deduction game based on the Blake & Mortimer IP.  After a solid 8 plays, we're excited to tell as many people as we can to track down a copy, and pine for it to receive another print run.

  • 0:02:24 - Blood Rage
  • 0:03:53 - Guillotine
  • 0:07:10 - Witness
  • 0:17:46 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - What's a MOBA?
  • 0:19:29 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - Rules
  • 0:25:21 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - What's New?
  • 0:28:12 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - Theme & Components
  • 0:44:47 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - Gameplay
  • 1:12:19 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide - Final Thoughts
  • 1:18:19 - Music With Board Games

Questions?  Thoughts?  We'd love to hear what you have to say!

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by  Bensound (www.bensound.com), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

#boardgames #RumAndBones #BloodRage #Witness

Mar 20, 2017

Episode 10, whence we descend into Inferno to save the city of Arcadia!  Arcadia Quest: Inferno is a standalone expansion for the original Arcadia Quest.  This week we discuss our recent play-through of the new Inferno campaign and give our thoughts on whether it improves upon the original game or not.  Our Music With Board Games segment returns with our suggestions based on what we listened to throughout our hellish campaign.

Joe describes to us his recent plays of two games: Santoriniand Rhino Hero.  It sounds as amazing as it's title suggests.  We also share our thoughts on the Logan movie, as well as bizarre indie game on PC & consoles called Manual Samuel.

  • 0:01:25 - Santorini
  • 0:05:24 - Rhino Hero
  • 0:07:57 - Logan
  • 0:11:30 - Manual Samuel
  • 0:16:21 - Arcadia Quest - Recap
  • 0:19:56 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - What's the Same?
  • 0:20:40 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - What's New?
  • 0:25:26 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Theme & Components
  • 0:34:52 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (Heroes)
  • 0:37:29 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (Damnation)
  • 0:44:48 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (New Items)
  • 0:47:12 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (Brimstone Cards)
  • 0:50:16 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (New Objectives)
  • 0:54:18 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (Angels)
  • 0:57:17 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Gameplay (Balance)
  • 1:01:23 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno - Final Thoughts
  • 1:02:04 - Music With Board Games
  • 1:08:10 - Horrible Bloopers..

 

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by  Bensound (www.bensound.com), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

#boardgames #ArcadiaQuest #Santorini #RhinoHero

Mar 10, 2017

Episode 9, the one where we try to stay calm while engaged in submarine warfare (and fail)!  Captain Sonar is a real-time, team game for 2-8 players, and we weigh in on whether it's great fun on just great stress.  Our Music With Boardgames segment included some great fan suggestions, though it should be noted that the sonar soundbite used in the podcast is not from the YouTube video originally linked to us; the original creeped Robert out too much!

Joe extends his thanks to Chris Cantrell (of Riot Games) after receiving a resolution on his defective crystal (from Mechs Vs Minions).  We also had the opportunity to play the older (and sadly now out of print) WarHammer 40k strategy game Forbidden Stars (from Fantasy Flight Games) and give our initial impressions.  Rum & Bones: Second Tide (Cool Mini Or Not) is arriving in the mail and we gave the core box a quick spin.  Also from CMON, our Arcadia Quest: Inferno kickstarter arrived in one giant shipment, and we're plugging our way through the new campaign therein.  Finally, Joe saw The Great Wall: the movie where Matt Damon fights monsters on the Great Wall of China.  It's a thing.

  • 0:02:20 - Forbidden Stars
  • 0:09:28 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide
  • 0:12:29 - The Great Wall
  • 0:18:12 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno
  • 0:20:05 - Captain Sonar - Intro
  • 0:22:42 - Captain Sonar - The Story
  • 0:25:48 - Captain Sonar - The Rules
  • 0:30:00 - Captain Sonar - Initial Gameplay Thoughts
  • 0:36:12 - Captain Sonar - Theme & Components
  • 0:47:37 - Captain Sonar - Gameplay & Mechanics
  • 0:56:13 - Captain Sonar - What we didn't like..
  • 1:11:46 - Captain Sonar - Final Thoughts
  • 1:17:12 - Music With Board Games: Captain Sonar

 

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by  Bensound (www.bensound.com), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode includes:  Division by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/author/kevin/), licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License, and Submarine Sounds Effects by 8 Hours Of (https://youtu.be/nbdvlh5XmY0).

#boardgames #CaptainSonar #ForbiddenStars #RumAndBones

Feb 24, 2017

Episode 8, the one where we negotiate our way through New Angeles!  Returning this week is our Music With Boardgames segment, covering great cyberpunk soundtracks to use with New Angeles.  We received our first fan question on Facebook, asking for insights on breaking into the board game industry, and we answer it to the best of our (in)ability.  Other random commentary includes our thoughts on the Lego Batman movie, the upcoming boardgame-like video game Pit People (from The Behemoth), and a recent replay of the euro classic Princes of Florence (which Robert has trouble saying).

 

  • 0:01:05 - Lego Batman Movie
  • 0:02:00 - Pit People
  • 0:04:12 - Princes of Florence
  • 0:08:11 - Listener Questions
  • 0:13:29 - New Angeles - The Story
  • 0:18:29 - New Angeles - The Rules
  • 0:32:07 - New Angeles - BSG Comparisons
  • 0:34:42 - New Angeles - Judy Hates Bargaining
  • 0:37:08 - New Angeles - Theme & Components
  • 0:48:36 - New Angeles - Gameplay & Mechanics
  • 1:05:29 - New Angeles - Final Thoughts
  • 1:07:04 - Music with Board Games - New Angeles

 

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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by  Bensound (www.bensound.com), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode includes:  Impact Prelude and Impact Lento by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.

 

#boardgames #NewAngeles

Feb 9, 2017

Episode 7, the one where we talk about Mysterium!  We also start up two new regular segments: music with boardgames and our select house rules of the week.  We also fall over ourselves with excitement after receiving a surprise email from Chris Cantrell, Associate Producer at Riot Games and the Product Designer of Mechs Vs Minions!  

  • 0:01:08 - Captain Sonar
  • 0:01:44 - Not Alone
  • 0:04:38 - New Angeles
  • 0:08:23 - Rogue One
  • 0:10:37 - Surprise email from Chris Cantrell
  • 0:13:54 - Mysterium - The Story
  • 0:18:15 - Mysterium - The Rules
  • 0:26:04 - Mysterium - Theme & Components
  • 0:45:47 - Mysterium - Gameplay & Mechanics
  • 1:01:48 - Mysterium - Final Thoughts
  • 1:05:40 - Music with Board Games - Mysterium
  • 1:15:26 - Judy & Robert's House Rule(s) of the Week - Mysterium
  • 1:20:20 - Judy & Robert's House Rule(s) of the Week - Arcadia Quest

 

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#boardgames #Mysterium #ArcadiaQuest

Jan 23, 2017

Our first Appisode!  In the fall of last year we went abroad and used the opportunity to play some iOS board game apps.  Here we are, three months later, giving our much belated thoughts on them.

Our audio issues from the previous episode should now be resolved (extra thank yous to those who made it through it in its entirety).  Now with extra dog-walking in the background!  (Just can't win..) 

  • 0:02:53 - Lords of Waterdeep
  • 0:12:34 - Splendor
  • 0:23:31 - Pathfinder Adventures
  • 0:57:21 - ???

 

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#iosgames #boardgames #LordsofWaterdeep #Splendor #Pathfinder

Jan 9, 2017

Mechs Vs Minions!  After an unplanned holiday hiatus, we return with our good friend Joe to hold a lengthy discussion, having played through the entire campaign together.  Did it live up to the hype?  Are pre-painted miniatures any good?  Do we join a secret cult to worship The Box?

The sound quality in this episode is unfortunately a bit low and record an unwanted amount of cleanup, so hopefully it's at a presentable state for your ears.  Thank you for sticking through it!

BAGO now comes with show notes!

  • 0:02:18 - We played Mysterium
  • 0:06:51 - We played Deception: Murder In Hong Kong
  • 0:11:46 - Joe played Skulls
  • 0:15:19 - Judy played more Batman - Episode 3
  • 0:20:46 - Mechs Vs Minions - Ramble Session
  • 0:27:36 - Mechs Vs Minions - What is it?
  • 0:40:11 - Mechs Vs Minions - THE BOX (and other components)
  • 1:12:00 - Mechs Vs Minions - What works?
  • 1:40:22 - Mechs Vs Minions - Nitpicking!
  • 1:53:02 - Mechs Vs Minions - In Summation
  • 1:59:09 - We're tired, let's go home
  • 2:02:27 - ???

 

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#bago #boardgames #MechsVsMinions #Mysterium #DeceptionMurderInHongKong #Skulls #BatmanTelltaleSeries

Dec 12, 2016

In our very first special Geek Out! episode, we take a second watch of the Warcraft movie.  Some of us are long-time World of Warcraft fans, but not all!  Who is who, and does the movie hold up for fans and newbies alike?

It's an episode chock full of firsts:

  • Our first special guests, David & Teresa, join us to help prop it up and tear it down!
  • Our first usage of the Geek Out! theme music, ready to confuse first-time listeners with the change of audio!
  • Our first foray into inserting soundbites to break up the monotony of listening to us speak!
  • Our first episode that doesn't discuss board games!
  • Our first episode filled with unfortunate audio issues.  Our apologies for the 'tapping' noises that worked their way in.

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Dec 2, 2016

It's the inaugural episode of our podcast!  Welcome to Boardgame And Geek Out, the podcast where we play boardgames and geek out!

This week we're talking about Battlestar Galactica, the board game, from Fantasy Flight Games, and it's expansions: Pegasus, Exodus and Daybreak.

We also share our thoughts on Suicide Squad, Judy read Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, and we look forward to playing Batman: The Telltale Series and Vast: The Crystal Caverns.

Due to technical issues, the first episode is being posted after the 2nd and 3rd.  Madness!  Sorry for any confusion.

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Nov 24, 2016

Zombicide: Black Plague!  It's back!  After 3 seasons and multiple expansions, Zombicide has been rethemed in a medieval fantasy setting, but is it any good?  Did it improve on the formula, or is it just a cash grab?  We discuss!

Judy shamelessly plugs her other podcast:  KDrama My Eyes Out.  Shill!

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Nov 24, 2016

Arcadia Quest!  In anticipation of the upcoming standalone expansion, Inferno, we discuss our experiences with the original base game as well as the first expansion, Beyond The Grave.  Form a guild, venture into the city and purge it of evil and your friends in a light, tactical PvEvP affair.

We also played Overcooked, watched Ant-Man, share our 10-second thoughts, and discuss the possibility of going to see Star Trek: Beyond after recording!  (Spoiler:  We still haven't seen it yet..)

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