#248 Listener Questions October 2020
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Kathryn joins Dirk and David to answer some more listener questions. Discussion includes a deep dive into the role of complexity in design: where it makes sense and where it detracts from the product. In a similar vein, the hosts talk about “stout” games that are both heavy in decision making but short in duration. Other topics include the RTS genre, the idea of experience-focused design, and the favorite episodes of Kathryn, Dirk, and David.
So Very Wrong About Games
So Very Wrong About Games
Mike Walker & Mark Bigney
#158: Video Game Adaptations
The kids these days, what with their pokemons and their video games. The bleeping and the blooping. Personally I think civilization's gone downhill since Pong. It's all the colours! Pong had one too many colours if you ask me. What with the violence in the games and in the rock music and the hip hop... Hell in a handbasket. Coming soon to PS5: "Hell in a Handbasket" by EA. 01:50 AYURIS: Hellboy: The Board Game (James M. Hewitt & Sophie Williams, Mantic Games, 2019) Games Played Last Week: 03:22 -Cerebria: The Inside World (Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, István Pócsi, Frigyes Schőberl, Nick Shaw, & Dávid Turczi, Mindclash Games, 2018) 05:54 -Shadowrift: Boomtown (Jeremy Anderson, Starling Games, 2020) 08:28 -Horizon Wars: Zero Dark (Robey Jenkins, Precinct Omega Publishing, 2020) 10:56 -Fuji Koro: Deluxe (Jerome Demeyere, Game Brewer, 2020) 13:02 -Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time (Helana Hope, Sen-Foong Lim, & Jessey Wright, Lucky Duck Games, 2020) 18:56 -Bloodborne: The Board Game (Eric M. Lang & Michael Shinall, CMON Limited, 2021) 25:32 -It’s a Wonderful World: Corruption & Ascension (Frédéric Guérard, La Boîte de Jeu, 2020) 28:28 -The Taverns of Tiefenthal (Wolfgang Warsch, Schmidt Spiel, 2019) News (and why it doesn't matter): 29:19 Batman: Dark Knight Returns solo only 30:01 Bamboo Bash faces accusations of ripping off Toc Toc Woodman 34:15 Tiny Turbo Cars on Kickstarter 34:58 Tiny Epic Dungeons improves its sexist art 36:31 Skyrim: The Boardgame on Gamefound soon 37:54 John Company 2nd Edition on Kickstarter March 30th 39:06 Ragnarocks on Kickstarter 39:41 Patrons eligible for a free copy of Trick Shot 40:13 40K Magic: the Gathering?! 40:25 Brew from Pandasaurus 40:52 Topic: Video Game Adaptations
1 hr 12 min
Solosaurus
Solosaurus
Michael Eckenfels & Martin Gonzalvez
Episode #74 - Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael take their pulse rifles and flares into a game called Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps, a solo/co-op game by Gale Force Nine. Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Game News (03:13) Review Begins (13:50) Components (17:28) Rules (31:32) Gameplay (36:51) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (46:39) Stomp Discussion (55:14) Special Announcement (56:27) Final Thoughts (59:58) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com. To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292. PARTICIPATE in the great Warp's Edge giveaway, as mentioned in the podcast! https://www.stonevalleygames.com/warp The three games mentioned in the news segment for this episode (note that links may expire; if so, check 'em out on BGG): * V-Commandos * Vienna Connection * Maeshowe Other games mentioned in this episode of the podcast: * Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game * Unbroken * Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck-Building Game * Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck-Building Game
1 hr 3 min
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