We always give a rundown of what is coming up in the episode and we talk a bit about our show sponsor General Nonsense Games. We do a quick review of one of their games called "King's Ransom", and we start a new contest to give a way a free copy of their newest game, "Dice and Daggers"!
8:47 - QUICK HITS
We start off we a few updates (or complaints?) about a few kickstarter projects we've backed including Hedgemonic, Sails of Glory, Shadows of brimstone, and Villains & Vigilantes. Jim talks about a the newest Martin Wallace, Discworld themed game, from Mayfair Games "The Witches". Matt admits to getting into "Pokemon Trading Card Game", and Jeff explains the console/collectable miniture game "Disney Infinity"
25:25 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"What are some suggestions for once you've maxed out your gaming space?"
32:45 - GAME SPOTLIGHT
Breach by Not-So-broken games
We dive into this sci-fi card-and-dice game that features space combat , Marine firefights, tactics and events. You assume command of a space station and fight it out with one or more other Commanders to achieve galactic domination! This game has been around since 2011 but has recently received a major overhaul and two big box releases. Find out if this is one game you shouldn't let fly under the radar.
55:30 - OUT OF THE BOX
(Our Christmas traditions)
Since it's almost christmas, (atleast when this originally released) we thought we'd bring you into our lives and share some of the traditions we have for the holidays. We talk about ones we had when we were children and ones we have now. Get your eggnog ready!
Matt's back! Where has he been? As usual we tell ya what's coming up in the episode and then get right down to it!
3:50 - QUICK HITS
Did we mention Matt's back.?After a two episode break, Matt returns and fills us in on what's been going on with him. He talks about his favorite horror novel and something that terrorfied him as a kid since he missed those topics. We talk about the Flying Frog Kickstarter game Shadows of Brimstone, Jim runs down a list of new games he owns and has still not played, and Jeff has a personal update!
18:14 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"What are some good (and bad) foods to break out for game nights?"
27:28 - SUPERHERO GAME SHOWDOWN
We compare and contrast the three big dogs of Super hero games. What makes them different? How are they alike? Which one do we like the most?
Sentinels of the Multiverse by Greater Than Games
Legendary: The Marvel Deck Building Game by Upper Deck
D.C. Deck Building Game by Cryptozoic
50:30 - TOP 5 MANIFESTO
(Movies we'd like to see made into board games)
You know every time you watch a movie you think about how it could make an awesome game. We do too, and we run down five each and talk about what the mechanics, theme, and gameplay could be like. We also talk about some of the ones mentioned on our Twitter feed.
A short introduction this episode as we get you right into the swing of things. We tell you what to expect in this episode and sadly tell you why matt is once again not with us this time around.
4:29 - QUICK HITS
Jim discusses his thoughts on Zman games "Clash of Cultures" and complains about why he lost. We tried a little trick taking game from North Star Games called "clubs" and you'll be surprised on what we thought of it. Also, a quick look at Pandemic for ipad
20:35 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"How would someone who wants to get into role playing games learn the ropes?"
28:59 - GAME SPOTLIGHT
Pathfinder : Adventure Card Game - Rise of the Runelords
Paizo's Pathfinder RPG has now become a Card Game! Have they taken their expansive universe and turned it into a fun game, designed by Mike Sellinker, or should you stick to the pen and paper RPG? We give a brief look at how to play and then run down our thoughts in detail.
1:06:54 - OUT OF THE BOX
Movies (and other things) that terrorfied us as kids
It was the 80's, even kids movies were creepy. Find out what really freaked us out and how does is stand up today. We also run down a bunch of answers from or Boardgame Geek guild members.
As always we take a look at what's ahead in the episode and we also tell you how you can support Bostons Children Hospital through the Extra Life/Cardboard Jungle event. See link below!
5:02 - QUICK HITS
It's time to rant! First we tell you why we havn't played a game in over a month, and then Jim rips into a couple of Kickstarter projects Zombicide: Season 2 and Hedgemonic. Also, Jeff have a very exciting announcement!
20:51 - MINI GAME SPOTLIGHTS
Ultimate Werewolf: Inquisition by Bezier Games
Ted Alspach's Ultimate Werewolf gets a new stand alone title. It's a Werewolf style party game of deduction and trickery but without the player elimination.
Maximum Throwdown by Alderac Entertainment Group
It's a card throwing game! Jason Tagmire's game of battle royal card chucking action.
Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport expansion by Wizards of the Coast
It's one of the most anticipated expansions to one of the hottest games of 2012! SoS is two expansions in one.
44:23 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"How do you get your game group to play longer games? (over 2 hours)"
48:16 - TOP 5 MANIFESTO (HORROR NOVELS)
Hope you're in the mood for horror! We run down our top 5 favorite horror books of all time!
EXTRA LIFE LINK FOR THE CARDBOARD JUNGLE:
2:35 - QUICK HITS
Jim covers a game with a very unusual mechanic in Via Appia from Queen games and Matt talks about his experience with one of the years hottest Kickstarter games Dungeon Roll from Tasty Minstrel Games. Also, it's The Haunted Prison time of year again. - www.prisonhaunt.com
12:33 - GAME SPOTLIGHT
NOTHING PERSONAL by Game Salute & Dice Tower Designs
Tom Vasel and Steve Avery's game of controlling the mafia and earning the most respect. This is a game about negotiations, back stabbing, and friendship destroying.
41:30 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"What game got us into designer board games and do we still play that game?"
48:25 - LOOKING BACK
In this segment we look back at a bunch of the games we did a game spotlight on about two years ago. This time we look at Advance Squad Leader Starter Kit (ASLSK), Rune Age, Lego Heroica, Nightfall, and Quarriors!
58:40 - OUT OF THE BOX
GUILTY PLEASURES (or things that make us lose geek cred)
We suck it up and admit to liking things that we really shouldn't. We stick to movies, television, and music.
1:21:26 - CLOSING THOUGHTS