Episode 37 - The Art of Gaming

September 28, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including The Pyramid's Deadline, Kobayakawa, Russian Railroads, and BONK. We then talk about art and graphic design in board games. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "art."

Gen Con 2017 Recap

August 24, 2017

by Ambie Valdés
For the first time in forever, Toby and I went to Gen Con! This year was the 50th anniversary, and all the badges were sold out, so there were a lot of people there. We definitely did not go in expecting to play many games, but we still managed to play a few games throughout the convention! We also don't usually buy many new games, so we were mostly there just to experience everything as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The convention was overwhelming. Before this, the biggest board game convention I went to was 3,000 people, so it was a huge jump to go to the 60,000 people at Gen Con! Also, most of the conventions I'd been to were more focused on open gaming and didn't have many vendors, but half the convention center was dedicated to exhibitors. We walked through the Exhibitor Hall multiple times each day, and every time we'd see booths we hadn't seen before. I'm pretty sure we still didn't see everything there.

Episode 34 - GenConCant Preview

August 17, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 1859, Rocky Road a la Mode, and T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei. We then talk about Gen Con and GenCant, including what we're excited about and some predictions we have. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "hype."

Episode 31 - On the Road Again

July 6, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Fourth Age, 1817, Kitten Klash, and Barenpark. We then talk about playing games while traveling or on vacation. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "score."

Episode 27 - Putting the "Fan" in Fantasy

May 11, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Startups, Takenoko, and Sagrada. We then talk about the fantasy theme in board games. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "fantasy."

Episode 21 - Puttin' On the Blitz

March 2, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Witness, Suburbia, and Santorini. We then introduce a new category of board games, blitz games! We also talk about Blitz Con 2017, and announce a contest! In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "grok."

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