Jack and Joel talk about deck builders and what we love about Valley of the Kings and Dominion.
VotK - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/274466/valley-kings-premium-edition
In the second half it's all about IT 2 - spooky clown! and spells in D&D that are TOO GOOD!
Jack and Joel host Harry, we talk about games we like and all the popular ways to play tabletop RPGs that aren't D&D or Pathfinder.
Harry gives a review of Inis https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155821/inis
Jack and Joel host Harry and we all discuss the madness that is 4 days of Gencon, as well as some of the more interesting of the 446 games released at the con.
Western Empires was demoed, One Small Step, Letterjam and others.
We had so much Gencon content we had to split it into three shows, this episode introduces the convention as a general concept and explains the history of Gencon and the atmosphere.
Jack calls Joel for a phone interview, sound quality leaves a bit to be desired.
Jack and Joel host Marc and talk about all the great deals out during the Steam Summer Sale, did we buy any of them? Maybe...
In the second half we talk about DM Styles in D&D and get caught up on Marc's campaign
Jack and Joel talk about some games, 2018 Kennerspiel De Jahres Quacks of Quedlinburg is getting real hot right now.
The game is sold out but if you can find it, get a copy! It's a push your luck strategy. Make a fancy potion and get some puentes!
Jack talks about his love for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Alex does not attend E3 and therefore doesn't have anything to report
Jack and Joel host another episode of this show! AD.
Joel is working on a campaign and is digging into the Forgotten Realms content:
Jack gave Concordia Venus another go, spoiler~ It's still great!
Jack and Joel valiantly refuse to pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 even though it looks awesome, E3 releases some sweet sweet gaming news!
Jack and Joel host Marc, who previewed the new Stellaris DLC, more of the same but maybe good?
Joel talks about Reiner Knizia and his popular title: Ra
In the second half, we talk about Marc's new campaign in D&D and how great he is at all the things!
Have you heard of D&D? https://dnd.wizards.com/
Jack and Joel chat about their Pandemic Legacy, the second best game on BGG right now.
Joel is going to Gencon in August and runs down the events he's registered for, and Jack gives a summary of the US V. China trade war and what it might mean for the cost of board games.
Heavy Games abound!
Jack and Joel discuss the 1959 classic game, Diplomacy:
In the second half, Here I Stand, the GMT card driven semi-Epic covering the wars of the reformation.
Jack and Joel had a slow week, but there was some classic SNES games, mainly Super Marios Bros.
Jack tries Doki Doki Literature club which breaks down into a discussion on Japanese culture.
Check out DDLC for free! https://ddlc.moe/
Jack and Joel get caught up, they've played so many games! around a dozen games are discussed in a flurry of discourse, here are some good games to check out:
Hey! That's my Fish!
Jack and Caleah and Harry talk about Harry's gaming addiction, and how he has a problem and needs to stop.
Viticulture, Tzolkien, Agricola, Caverna, Rhino Hero!
Jack and Joel host Friend of the show Jonathan Feddema! We talk about our weekend of games, featuring clearclaw favorite Chicago Express, BSG Custom Game Dark Moon, and a Vlaada party game Pictomania!
Plus a review of Google's release of their Stadia game platform announcement.
Jack and Joel host CFRU Alumni David Croal and talk about Star Trek, Spirit Island and RPGs, Jack Reviews Shipwrights of the North Sea
David reviews print and play (FREE!) Game Federation Stellar Force, very carefully avoiding copyright infringement of "Popular Space Show"
I't's a rollin right!
Jack and Caleah talk about the much anticipated expansion to Ewe Rosenberg's Magnum Opus: The Norwegians, their cats were not fans but I think the HUMANS are! The expansion has an 8.9 on BGG:
Some party games they also got to play; Unstable Unicorns and Telestrations
Jack and Joel talk about all kinds of games, top games by player count? How awesome is Panic on Wall Street!? So awesome. Game of Thrones board game sucks!
Have you ever wanted to beat all of your friends at a game? Jack and Joel talk about the concept of One Vs. Many, where a single player takes on the rest of the gaming group. Some popular titles in this vein: Scotland Yard, Fury of Dracula, and Specter Ops
Jack and Joel discuss the hot new games Fox in the Forest, something something island game, and more REEF!
In the second half we talk about the legendary BGG personality, Clearclaw, and the concept of being objective and analytical in games.
Jack and Joel have a talk about Gryphcon's little brother, Gryphcon Shadow and also ruminate on the nature of what Tabletop exactly is. They also end up having a chat about Mercury Games' reprint of the Container from designers Delonge, Ewertt, and Nesbitt.
Jack, Joel, and special guest Kat have a chat about streaming for charity and become bogged down in the details. Joel endorses a mobile game that he will not regret two weeks later. Jack raves about a 15 year old PC game.
In the latest exciting episode of Android's Dungeon Jack and Joel end up getting distracted and talking about Kickstarter games again, Essen Spiel, and run their mouths about the Halloween and Star is Born reboot.
On the latest episode of Android's Dungeon, we're joined by confirmed friend of the show Patrick to have a post-game discussion about Eric Lang and CMON's Rising Sun, as well as a chat about the latest iteration of Magic the Gathering to shake up stinky comic book shops and offices everywhere.
After a week off, Jack and Joel are Back!! We review Grim Dawn, Ewe Rosenberg's Fields of Arle, and Merkator. Also, the Scythe Expansion Rise of Fenris!
In the second half we describe 18XX games and what it is to try not to be elitist.
Jack and Joel host Seth as we discuss his 3 year Pathfinder campaign, the lastest games, and Mahjong!
Our good friend Brittany, (friend of the show? Maybe!) taught us Mahjong over the weekend and we're very excited to talk about it.
Joel get's absolutely murdered in two ways. In a single weekend he is eliminated at the National level of the Pandemic Survival tournament, and his character is killed (permanent death) in D&D.
Jack and Joel talk about all the things, what's the best Civilization game? Please, that's easy.
What's in a description? Joel and Jack reign supreme again. We talk about the mushroom collecting game Morels, and a very close match of Cyclades
Musical Break: U.S. Girls, Pearly Gates
Does Jack have a new favorite game?
Our listeners have tripled! Thanks to everyone tuning in.
Joel and Jack ramble on about everything and nothing at once, we had a lot of fun! There's some talk of Magic, Euros, Ameritrash, Cribbage!?, even Catan gets mentioned.
In the second half We talk about England's chance in the World Cup and the Sex Pistols
Jack and Joel host friend of the show Kurtis! We ramble about an amateur hacker up north, is Binding of Issac a bullet hell?
Second half we talk about our D&D campaign and some other topics whatever we want!
What's a Dungeon Master? Jack and Joel have a special guest, Marc the DM!
We discuss Stellaris and What do you MEME!?!?? and Dark Sould Remastered, D&D and lots of other fun stuff, new Season! Blows your mind.
Joel and Jack talk about party intrigue games like Avalon, The Resistance and Secret Hitler.
Then they talk about "Grail" Games, that is a game that is hard to get and is therefore valuable. Resale value of over 150 dollars for a deck of cards!?
D&D Goes on, gets wild
Jack and Caleah have a late episode where they talk about Lisboa, a game about building Lisbon but with a fancy old timey name.
In the second half them folks discuss recent horror films Silence and Life, Jack goes off on the nuances of SCARING audiences with SURPRISING capital letters.
Aside from a brief discussion on the nature of Calimari, this episode is all about Mega Civilization.
Jack and Caleah host, there's a brief call in from Joel about the game, we had Stefan, Patrick, Chris, and Seth over for a rousing game of our new treasure, Mega Civilization.
The episode opens with clips from the players, all glowing reviews of this epic 12-14 hour game.
Jack and... Eventually Joel interview CFRU coolgirl Andrea. She tells us about her dream of completing all of the Zeldas and some other games.
In the second half our quest for Mega Civ is concluded, and we find out the truth about Andrea's totally real Magic obsession.
Jack and Joel have a classic episode talking about this and that, Warcraft 3 turns 16 and Gloomhaven releases solo adventures for each class.
Meanwhile, what games run best solo? Who plays solo games anyway? And how many times do you need to play in order to review a game?
March 1st, 2018
Jack flew off to San Fransisco and left the show in Joel's capable hands, the show has been hijacked!
Joel and Harry talk about travelling with games, Gloomhaven, and the pending awards from BGG
February 14th 2018 - Episode starts at 6th Minute
Jack and Joel interview Kyle Smith, a Kiwi in Milton, regarding their recent tournament win in Pandemic Survival, Nationals come next!
In the second half Jack talks about mergers and some other fun stuff
February 1st, 2018
Joel takes the reigns and it ain't pretty. We chat about Scythe and carry on our feud about Agricola Vs. Caverna, Agricola is obviosly the better game.
We then talk about how it seems video games get worse while board games get better, or is just our perception? The cult of the new, boardgamegeek.com ratings show the top 10 games are all 3 years old or less!
November 23rd, 2017
Joel and Jack talk about one of the heaviest games know to man, the epic Advanced Civilization
This game will draw you in for 10-13 hours of brilliant gameplay, it's long but it's really the best.
Listen to our definitions of Guelphie and Townie
October 26th, 2017
Jack and Caleah struggle to stay relevant without their handsome cohost Joel, they somehow scrape out an episode about spooky things.
It's Guelph! It's Sppppooooooooky themed for Halloween
Joel and Jack have a guest! Josh Faria joins us to talk about the latest video games and Sythe.
We talk about the tastiest of splotter games, Food Chain Magnate!
Food Chain Magnate is a staple of the heavy games, it looks cute and fun but it's actually super cruel and unforgiving, very addicting game.
Be ready for a lot of Salt!
July 27th, 2017
We discuss travel games
We tear apart the worst ripoff of Diplomacy since the Bush administration.
Game of Thrones takes secret orders and area control to the max and then throws in a whole ton of RNG. It's bad it's bad it's bad.
AD talks about the most delicious splotter game of all time, Food Chain Magnate!
This game is a staple of heavy strategy, it looks very light but it is actually brutal and unforgiving, addicting as hell.
Joel played El Grande
Jack and Caleah rattle off a bunch of games exclusively for 2 players, and also talk about our favorite games for two players.
Jack and Joel both have partners that play games, so two player games are highly sought after. There are a lot of classic games like Cribbage that run well with 2 players, plenty of good new ones too.
We teach the concept of the Intrigue game, very much an entry level party type concept.
The intrigue can be played with anyone, but can also ramp up to heavier intrigue games like Dark Moon and Wrath of Dracula.
Thank God I don't watch basketball.