This month, Rick is joined by Tom Coldron and Tom Lovewell. We talk about games we have played recently and Tom L chats to Thibaut Devigne and Zoromeya about their recently released game Houses of Knowledge. We also discuss the new Spiel Des Jahres nominees and our favourite games from the awards past.
Rick and Samuel discuss games we have been playing, including Twilight Struggle, Kingdomino, Sobek and Dragonheart. We also talk about choose your own adventure books.
In this episode, Tom Lovewell, Tom Coldron and Rick discuss boardgaming while under lockdown. Tom L interviews Dave Wetherall while at Airecon and we discuss his games which include High Low Zero, Rockpool and KaleidoCards. Also, Rick tells us about his plays of Valletta and Tom L talks about Warren Wars.
A very special episode today, Rick is joined by Tom Coldron who has a game called Categorickell on Kickstarter and Mark Dainty who runs Not Bored Gaming Youtube channel.
We discuss games we have played recently including Taj Mahal, Isle of Cats, Horrified and Nemesis. Tom then tells us about the Kickstarter game he has designed using the ELL deck (by Behrooz 'Bez' Shahriari).
Then Mark tells us about the challenges and rewards of running his own Youtube channel.
Mark's Gaming Channel
"Join our Guild on Board Game Geek at: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/3610 A haven for board gamers and, more specifically, those of us who like Solo Boardgaming. With reviews, unboxing, discussions, news, playthroughs - you know, the whole banana!! You can also follow us on Facebook at @not bored gaming Remember - If you can't find anyone else to play with, there's nothing wrong with playing with yourself. Email: Notboredgaming@icloud.com"
Links to games
Description of Categorickell from Kickstarter -
"The rebirth of the ELL deck. The first featured game is: CATEGORICKELL!
A fast, frantic, tug-of-war for 2-6 players (2 teams), 5-10 minutes, ages 8+
Think of a country, starting with S or G! You are racing to do this before the other team! Each time you win, the 'active card' moves closer to you. Keep beating the other team to get it to your side and then score a point!
There are 19 suggested categories. Easy ones (e.g. food and drink), harder ones (e.g. musical groups/composers), and meta-categories (e.g. words exactly 5 letters long). Of course, you can also create your own topics if you have specific knowledge. Once, I watched 2 people play a full game, with the category of 'cosmetic products sold by our company'!"
In this episode Samuel, Rick and Tom Lovewell from Redwell Games discuss board games Ethnos, Underwater Cities and Zombie Kids. Tom and Samuel tell us about playtesting new games and Rick and Samuel tell us about board gaming books The Board Game Book Volume 1 and It's All A Game - A Short History of Board Games.
Our question of the week is 'Does everyone love a game but you dislike it?'
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This month, a very special interview with Jim Freeman, owner and MD of Patriot Games in Sheffield.
"Patriot Games is a Bricks and Mortar Gaming Store, an FLGS (Friendly Local Games Store). It is situated in the heart of Sheffield and has been dedicated to promoting and supporting gaming in all its forms for more than 21 years."
Club members Rick and Samuel discuss recently played games Loot, Tiny Towns, Wavelength and Just One. We also discuss solo gaming.
Rick, Tom C and Tom L discuss board games we have played at the club. Rick tells us about meeting his gaming hero, the legend that is Ian Livingstone, and Tom C visited ProtoSpiel in Nottingham.
We discuss the games Bang the Dice Game, Santorini, Planet, Plague Inc, Weird Alchemy and Just One. We also talk about gaming with the family over the holidays.
This month, Samuel and Rick discuss the board games we've been playing recently at the club. Rick tells us about some apps and Samuel tells us about Catan 3D Collectors Edition. We discuss Walls of York, Era - Medieval Age and Point Salad. Rick gives us his first impressions of Terra Mystica, Terraforming Mars and Tapestry. Finally, our question of the week is "what are your favourite 2 player games"?
In this episode, Tom C, Tom L and Rick discuss our plays of Century Spice Road (Golem Edition), Rice Dice, The Gruffalo, Roll For It, Shifty Eyed Spies, Longboat and Wingspan. Tom L tells us about Tabletop Scotland and also the London Board Game Development Con. Club member Craig also tells us about Lock Up.
In Episode 5 of our board game podcast, Rick and Fiona discuss games they've played recently. Rick tells us about Retrodome arcade in Barnsley, and Fiona tells us about the Vegames event she organises. We hear from club member Dave about Star Wars Outer Rim and we have a very special interview with Ruth Haigh, co-owner of the Treehouse Board Game Cafe, Sheffield.