Episode 30: Gen Con 2014, Machi Koro and Pandemic: Contagion

BPPP Machi Koro and Contagion (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb give an in-depth review of the games that saw and played at GenCon 2014.

2) The guys and the girls review the light civilization builder by IDW Games, Machi Koro.

3) The Pegs review the action selection game, set collection game by Z-Man Games, Pandemic Contagion.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes and game play photos.

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Episode 29: Enigma and Macao

Enigma and Macao Reviews (click on the text to the left to play)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss an epic gaming week and provide their final GenCon 2014 Preview.

2) The guys and the girls (or girl) review Z-Man Games abstract puzzle game, Enigma.

3) The Pegs review the action selection game, Macao.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 28: Istanbul and Tier Two Games

BPPP Istanbul and Tier 2 Games (click on the text to the left to listen)

istancoverDuring this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb give the details of their GenCon activities, discuss a few games they are looking to get and/or play at the Con as well as other gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Alderac Entertainment Group’s Kennerspiel des Jahres winning worker placement game, Istanbul.

3) The Pegs discuss how to transition away from “gateway” games by playing “tier two” games.

Click here for show notes and game play photos.

The Seventh Peg Ep. 5- Snake and Lattes Gaming Cafe

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During this episode of Blue Peg, Pink Peg’s 7th Peg we talk with the management and gurus of Toronto, Ontario’s wildly popular board gaming cafe, Snakes and Lattes about the business and craft of running a successful and long standing board gaming business; including discussions of hiring practices, game selection, market interaction and more. If you are interested in hearing about how to convert your love of board gaming into a viable business or just want to hear from the lucky few who get to make a career of doing what they love, this is a must listen. (Note: Because of recording conditions we were unable to meet our typical and exacting standards when it comes to sound quality, we are sorry. We had to make some edits in order to improve the quality of the audio; but we thought the content of this interview was just too good not to share it with you.)

Episode 27: Splendor, Blueprints, Gen Con Preview and Travel Gaming

BPPP Splendor Bluprints and Travel Games (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb preview Gen Con 2014.

2) The guys and the girls provide mini-reviews of Space Cowboy’s Splendor and Z-Man Games’ Blueprints.

3) The Pegs discuss playing games while on vacation.

Click here for show notes and game play photos.

 

Episode 26: Blue Moon: Legends and Inside the Podcast Studio

BPPP Blue Moon and 1 Year (click on the text to the left to listen)

bluemoonDuring this week’s one year anniversary episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss recent game plays, news and reviews including Historia and Five Tribes.

2) The guys and the girls provide review Fantasy Flight Games reprint of the classic Knizia card game, Blue Moon: Legends.

3) The Pegs give an inside view to the process of putting together a gaming podcast.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for game play photos and show notes.

Episode 25: Sentinels of the Multiverse/Gaming Etiquette

BPPP Sentinels and Aunt Peggy (click on the text to left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss a response to one of their recent reviews and discuss their recent game plays, short game reviews and gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Greater Than Games hand management cooperative game, Sentinels of the Multiverse.

3) The Pegs visit with Dear Aunt Peggy in order to discuss gaming etiquette.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for game play photos and show notes.

The Seventh Peg Ep. 4- Jamie Keagy and Chris Miller of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast

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During this episode of Blue Peg, Pink Peg’s Seventh Peg, Patrick & Robb sit down and talk with Jamie Keagy and Chris Miller of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast. During their interview the guys discuss the history, philosophy and daily ins and outs behind the making of one of the most popular, entertaining and polished board gaming podcast in the industry.

Click here to check out The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast.

Episode 24: Core Worlds/Bruxelles 1893

BPPP Core Worlds and Bruxelles 1893. (click on the text on the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss the factors that go into making a Friendly Local Game Store successful; their recent game plays; a brief review of I Say, Holmes and other gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Stronghold Games draft building game Core Worlds.

3) The Pegs review Z-Man Games action selection game Bruxelles 1893.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for game play photos and show notes.

The Seventh Peg Ep. 3- Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games

BPPP 7th Peg Stonemaier Games (click on the text to the left to listen to the interview)
stoenmaierDuring this episode of Blue Peg, Pink Peg’s Seventh Peg, Patrick & Robb  interview the founder of Stonemaier Games and the designer of Euphoria and Viticulture, Jamey Stegmaier. During the discussion they discuss kickstarter tricks and trends, game design and the gaming industry from the perspective of an independent game designer and publisher.

Click here to buy Euphoria, Viticulture or its expansion Tuscany.

Click here to read Jamey’s extensive writing on kickstarter and game design.

 

Episode 23: Lords of Waterdeep/Never Will I Ever

BPPP Lords & Never Ever (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss GenCon 2014 Event Registration, recent games plays; including a few that prove that they are not game snobs.

2) The guys and the girls review the action selection game, Lords of Waterdeep.

3) The Pegs talk about their “never will I ever” board game list.

Click here for show notes.

The Seventh Peg Ep. 2- Stronghold Games

BPPP 7th Peg Stronghold Games (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this episode of Blue Peg, Pink Peg’s Seventh Peg, Patrick interviews the president and founder of Stronghold Games, Stephen Buonocore. During the discussion they discuss the publishing industry, Stronghold’s mission and philosophy, Stronghold’s recent games and some exclusive news about Stronghold’s upcoming titles.

Click here to buy Stronghold’s newest titles, including Voluspa and Rogue Agent.

Episode 22: Bora Bora/The Meta-Game

BPPP Bora Bora and The Meta-Game (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss the legal ramifications of kickstarter failures and review recent game plays and board game news.

2) The guys and the girls review the action selection game, Bora Bora.

3) The Pegs talk about the meta-game, or the game within the game.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 21: Rise of Augustus/Geeking Out

BPPP Augustus and Geeking Out

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb review and discuss Bora Bora and preview some games that will premiere at GenCon 2014.

2) The guys and the girls review the set collection family game, Rise of Augustus.

3) The Pegs talk about the things about which they “geek out”.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

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Episode 20: The Settlers of Catan/Time Management

BPPP Settlers and Time Management (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb review some of their RobbCon plays and discuss recent gaming news and reviews.

2) The guys and the girls review Mayfair Games’ classic resource management game The Settlers of Catan, during the inaugural Dice Tower Network Game of the Month episode.

3) The Pegs discuss the things that they do to make time for board games.

Click here for show notes.

The Seventh Peg Ep. 1- The Designers of Dead of Winter

BPPP The 7th Peg Ep. 1, Designers of Dead of Winter


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During this the inaugural episode of Blue Peg, Pink Peg’s Seventh Peg, Patrick interviews the designers of the upcoming Plaid Hat Games “meta-cooperative” zombie Apocalypse game, Dead of Winter, Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega. During the discussion the guys discuss the role of narrative and morality in game play, the creation of the “crossroads” game style and the decisions that help shape a zombie board game that accurately reflected what it might be like to live and survive in such and strange and disorienting landscape.

Click here to pre-order Dead of Winter.

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Episode 19: Rampage/Game Mechanics

BPPP Rampage and Mechanics (click on the text to the left to listen)
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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb announce the winners of the Asmodee Games contest, some math trade complaints, recent games plays and game news.

(If you did not win our contest and want to buy Concept, Continental Express or The Builders: Middle Ages, click the game titles here or on our show page)

2) The guys and the girls review Asmodee Games’ dexterity game Rampage.

3) The Pegs discuss their favorite and least favorite game mechanics.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 18: Dominion/Trains

BPPP Dominion and Trains (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss Patrick’s PrezCon experience, discuss their ongoing contest, and review recent game plays and news.

2) The guys and the girls review Rio Grande Games deck building game Dominion.

3) The Pegs review AEG’s deck building area control game Trains.

Click here for show notes.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR ASMODEE LISTENER CONTEST WHERE YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF CONCEPT, THE BUILDERS AND CONTINENTAL EXPRESS 

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Episode 17: Amerigo/Explaining Rules

BPPP Amerigo and Explaining Rules (click on the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb reveal the winner of their Voluspa: Order of the God Contest (with a little help), reveal a new Peg Head surprise and discuss recent game plays and board game news.

2) The guys and the girls (or most of them) review Queen Games action selection game Amerigo.

3) The Pegs discuss board game rules explaining tips and tactics.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 16:City of Iron/Blue Peg Patrick Hot Seat

BPPP City of Iron and Patrick Hot Seat (click the text to the left to listen)

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss some of their recent game plays and talk about the “blocking” debate.

2) The guys and the girls review Red Raven’s civilization builder City of Iron.

3) The Pegs learn more about Patrick’s gamer persona by subjecting him to the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Hot Seat.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 15: Voluspa and Tash-Kalar

BPPP Voluspa and Tash Kalar

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss some gaming disappointments and pleasures and share the details of The Voluspa/Rouge Agent Pre-Order Contest.

2) The guys and the girls review Stronghold Game’s tile laying game Voluspa.

3) The guys and the girls review CGE’s strategy combat game Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 14: Steam Park/Gaming Resolutions and Predictions

BPPP Steam Park/Gaming Resolutions and Predictions

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss many new and recent game plays and several new gaming projects.

2) The guys and the girls review Iello’s set collection game Steam Park.

3) All of the Pegs discuss their gaming resolutions and predictions for 2014.

Click here for show notes and to vote for the prediction that will come true in 2014.

We received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be enjoyed by our listeners.

Episode 13: Seasons/Best and Worst for 2013

Click On The Clip Below To Listen To The Thirteenth Episode Of Blue Peg, Pink Peg

BPPP Seasons and Best and Worst

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their Christmas gift giving and receiving and recent gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Asmodee’s card drafting game Seasons.

3) All of the Pegs discuss their best and worst gaming experiences from 2013.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 12: Lost Legends/Board Game Gifting

Click On The Clip Below To Listen To The Twelfth Episode Of Blue Peg, Pink Peg

BPPP Lost Legends and Board Game Gifting

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb reveal out factions contest winner, discuss our incredible listeners, review Going, Going Gone and discuss recent gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Queen Games’ Lost Legends.

3) All of the Pegs discuss tactics for buying Board Games as gifts.

Click Here for Show Notes

Episode 11: Keyflower/Pink Peg Christina Hot Seat

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BPPP Keyflower and Christina Variable

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss Robb’s incredible Secret Santa haul and the worker placement game Terra Mystica.

2) The guys and the girls review R&D Games and Game Salute’s Keyflower.

3) We learn more about Pink Peg Christina by putting her on the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Hotseat.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 10: Cosmic Encounter/Why We Play

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Episode 10: Cosmic Encounter & Why We Game

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game plays including plays of some classic games.

2) The guys and the girls review Fantasy Flight Games’s Cosmic Encounter.

3) The guys and the girls talk about why they like to play board games.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 9: Nothing Personal/Negotiation Board Games

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Episode 9- Nothing Personal & Negotiation Games

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game plays including some epic gaming sessions and game previews.

2) The guys and the girls review Tom Vasel and Stephen Avery’s Nothing Personal.

3) The guys and the girls talk about negotiation board games.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 8: Divinare/Escape: The Curse of the Temple/Board Game Themes

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Episode 8: Divinare, Escape and Theme

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game plays including reviews of Keyflower and Ghost Stories: White Moon, recent gaming news and Essen 2013.

2) The guys and the girls review Brett J. Gilbert’s Divinaire and Kristian Amundsen Østby’s Escape: The Curse of the Temple.

3) The guys and the girls talk about their favorite board game themes.

Click Here For Show Notes

Episode 7: Galaxy Trucker/Gaming With Non Gamers

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Episode 7: Galaxy Trucker/Gaming With Non Gamers

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game play including reviews of Hera & Zeus, recent gaming news and discussion of a few new Kickstarter projects for two fun and very different games, Marrying Mister Darcy and 404: Law Not Found.

2) The guys and the girls review Vlaada Chvatil’s chaos management game, Galaxy Trucker.

3) The guys and the girls talk about playing board games with non-gamers.

Click Here For Show Notes

Episode 6: Bruges/Gaming Pet Peeves

Click On The Clip Below To Listen To The Sixth Episode Of Blue Peg, Pink Peg

BPPP Bruges

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game play including reviews of Quicksilver, recent gaming news and discussion of a new Kickstarter project for an abstract strategy game, Codinca.

2) The guys and the girls review Stefan Feld’s enhanced card game, Bruges.

3) The guys and the girls talk about board gaming pet peeves.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 5: Via Appia/Gaming Stereotypes

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BPPP Via Appia

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss their recent game play including reviews of Helvetia Cup and Serpent Stones as well as recent gaming news.

2) The guys and the girls review Michael Feldkötter’s Via Appia, a action selection game with a unique dexterity component.

3) The guys and the girls talk about boardgamer stereotypes.

The aforementioned review derives from a copy of the reviewed game which was provided by the publisher, free of charge.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 4- Gen Con 2013 Review/Dungeon Roll/Libertalia

Click On The Text Below To Listen To The Fourth Episode Of Blue Peg, Pink Peg, our Gen Con 2013 Review.

Episode 4: Gen Con Review

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss the games played, people seen and things done at GenCon2013.

2) The guys and the girls review Chris Darden’s Dungeon Roll, a light (literally) dice rolling press your luck game.

3) The guys and the girls review Paolo Mori’s Libertalia, a hand management game in which pirate crews compete and conspire to divide up loot.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 3: Ghost Stories/Buying New Games

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Episode 3: Ghost Stories

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss Robb’s Portland game purchases, The Game of Real Life, Fantasy Flight’s Eldritch Horror, Drag Ball: The Game, Rightgames, LLC and more.

2) The guys and the girls review Antoine Bauza’s Ghost Stories, a challenging cooperative where the players try to stave off destruction of a Chinese town by an army of horrific ghosts.

3) The guys and the girls talk about how to avoid family tension when purchasing new games.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 2: Smash Up/Couples Competition

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Episode 2: Smash Up

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss storytelling games, miniatures, kickstarter risk and more.

2) The guys and the girls review Paul Peterson’s Smash Up, a pop culture card game that allows you to play all sorts of crazy faction combos in order take over the world.

3) The guys and the girls talk about how competition can help you learn about and becoming closer to your significant other.

Click here for show notes.

Episode 1: King of Tokyo/Boardgame Weekends

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Episode 1: King of Tokyo/Boardgame Weekends

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During this week’s episode:

1) Patrick and Robb discuss game organization, recent expansions, and their preparations for GenCon 2013.

2) The guys and the girls review Richard Garfield’s King of Tokyo, a whimsical, dice rolling game that lets you play vicious mutated monster’s demolishing Tokyo, Japan.

3) The guys and the girls talk about strategy’s for planning and pulling off a boardgame weekend that doesn’t end in anger or resentment.

Click here for show notes.