Competitive CoupleCast

Episode 8: A Year in Pandemic Legacy Season 2 (with SPOILERS)

An episode of Competitive CoupleCast

By Charlotte Collins
A tabletop and board gaming podcast where Charlotte & Jamie talk about great games to play on your tabletop as a twosome. Each month we tackle a new game, discussing just how well it plays with two players, and share some of the highlights from our games!
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Episode 9: Chronicles of Crime
Chronicles of Crime is a game where 1 to 4 players will be working together to solve crimes set in modern day London. It uses scan & play technology, so you can take a look around VR crime scenes and scan QR codes to interrogate suspects. In the podcast, we do a spoiler-free review of the base game, share our initial thoughts of the Noir expansion, and discuss just how well it plays at a two player count.
27:08
March 25, 2019
Episode 8: A Year in Pandemic Legacy Season 2 (with SPOILERS)
We're back with a brand new podcast episode, dedicated ENTIRELY to legacy board game Pandemic Legacy Season 2! From unboxing to our fateful last moves, join us as we share the highs and numerous lows of our year-long campaign. The first 13 minutes are spoiler-free, but from that point on, spoilers abound! Definitely have a listen if: - You’ve played it yourself, and would like to revel in our misery (or compare it to your own!) - You really don’t care about spoilers (spoilers schmoilers) - You have no intention of playing it yourself...but are the tiniest bit curious about how the story unfolds! Credits: The sound effects used in this episode were from Zapsplat.com. Music - "Obliteration" "The Descent" and "Urban Gauntlet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. The track ‘Contamination’ is from Purple-Planet.com.
1:13:56
February 11, 2019
Episode 7: Why Do We Board Game?
Competitive Couple Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Star Wars Rebellion, The Chameleon, and Roll Player. Charlotte tries to smash through all the headlines to hit the world of board gaming this month. And the duo dig in deep and discuss why people enjoy board games, exploring some of the reasons why we are drawn to the hobby, and some of the ways board gaming is good for you. Peace Love & Games 'Why Do People Love Board Games?" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-o1knHftuc&t=2s Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
45:29
September 30, 2018
Episode 6: Board Game Themes
This month the podcast goes a bit meta, as the podcast is themed around…themes. Charlotte and Jamie share their thoughts on two Mars-themed games, Pocket Mars and Terraforming Mars. The regular feature Gullible Gamer is reversed, as Charlotte challenges Jamie to identify the fake Monopoly theme in a line-up. And the duo discuss all things theme – what themes are we drawn to? What themes are off-putting? And ultimately, what is more important to us, theme or mechanic? Episode Timestamps: 00:00 – Episode start 01:40 – First impressions on two Mars themed games! 01:56 – Pocket Mars 05:14 – Terraforming Mars 17:15 – Gullible Gamer – This time, Charlotte shares 5 different Monopoly themes with Jamie, and it’s his job to spot the fake Monopoly game. 22:15 – Discussion of board game themes. How important is theme in a board game? What themes draw us to a game, and what board game themes are off-putting to us? 39:20 – Podcast end Credits: Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
41:06
August 28, 2018
Episode 5: When Board Gaming is in Tents
In a jam-packed 5th CoupleCast episode, Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Century: Eastern Wonders, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Legacy of Dragonholt and Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island. Puppy Parade, Ducklings or Daddy Cool? Charlotte tries to work out which is the fake game in another round of Gullible Gamer. And get your s'mores at the ready, as the duo discuss camping-friendly board games. Episode Timestamps: 00:00 – Episode start 03:25 – Century: Eastern Wonders 06:08 – Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Thames Murders & Other Cases 10:29 – Legacy of Dragonholt 14:24 – Robinson Crusoe 23:09 – Gullible Gamer – Puppy Parade, Ducklings or Daddy Cool? Charlotte attempts to identify which parenting-themed game Jamie has made up! 28:03 – Following our holiday, we discuss good camping-friendly board games… 28:46 – Exit: Pharaoh’s Tomb 30:23 – Star Realms 32:04 – Goblin Quest 32:36 – The Mind 43:00 – Episode end Credits: Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
45:14
July 31, 2018
Episode 4: Board Game Bugbears
This month sees Charlotte and Jamie go back and forth on their thoughts on Bunny Kingdom and Bärenpark, quickly warm to Century: Spice Road, swap some of their board gaming pet peeves, and take another roll at the new regular feature, Gullible Gamer. Episode Timestamps: 00:00 – Podcast intro! 1:48 – Bunny Kingdom 5:08 – Pandemic: The Cure 08:03 – NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game 11:33 – Barenpark 19:40 – Century: Spice Road 24:00 – Roll For It 27:33 – What new games we’d like to play next 30:00 – We play Gullible Gamer – Jamie tells Charlotte about three food-themed games, and Charlotte has to work out which one is made up! 36:43 – Board gaming pet peeves 49:10 – Podcast end Credits: Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
50:52
May 28, 2018
Episode 3: A Gullible Gamer
Charlotte and Jamie chat about their 5 favourite two player board games and ask themselves, if they could only pick one or the other, would they rather only play competitive games or cooperative games? The duo also share their Game of the Month and Charlotte tries to guess which board game in a goat-themed line-up is a fake in Gullible Gamer – will she pick the bleating obvious? Episode timestamps: 02:04 - Our favourite game of the month 10:00 - We try out our new feature 'Gullible Gamer' - Jamie tells Charlotte about 3 games...however one of them is a fake game he made up! It's Charlotte's task to spot the fake game from the real ones. This week's theme - goats! 15:58 - We talk about our five favourite two player games... 16:34 - Odin's Ravens 18:26 - Jaipur 20:30 - Codenames Duet 23:31 - Patchwork 25:25 - Onitama 29:21 - Honorable mention: 7 Wonders Duel and Fog of Love 32:00 - We answer - would you rather only play competitive games or only play cooperative games? 37:51 - End of the episode! Credits: Music: "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
40:51
April 28, 2018
Episode 2: City of Games
In the second CoupleCast episode, Charlotte and Jamie talk about their escapades at Bristol board gaming convention City of Games! The duo discuss Sagrada, Fallout, Pulsar 2849, Sub Terra, Alchemist, Hunt for the Ring and Mexica, relive their extremely creepy escape room experience and play one of the games they brought home – Fog of Love. Episode timestamps: 0:22 – Intro 2:38 – Pulsar 2849 6:39 – Fallout Board Game 11:50 – Alchemist 14:12 – Sagrada 15:50 – Subterra 21:00 – Hunt for the Ring 26:00 – Mexica 28:35 – Our first escape room experience – The Poltergeist Room at Puzzlair 35:15 – Our valentines Fog of Love playthrough 1:00:43 – Episode end Credits: Music: "Smooth Lovin'", "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
1:02:39
March 2, 2018
Episode 1: Meet the Meeples
In the first CoupleCast, Charlotte and Jamie look back over the games of Christmas past, spiral into the depths of despair with a playthrough of Eldritch Horror and have a hearty discussion about how affordable board gaming is as a hobby. Episode Timestamps 2:10 - How we got into board games 8:30 - What are our favourite games? 9:20 - Who out of the two of us is the most competitive? 10:28 - Introducing a segment on what we played over Christmas 2017 11:23 - Obama Llama 14:35 – Banana Drama 16:00 – The Resistance 20:56 – Get Bit 22:33 – Mysterium 25:40 – Great Western Trail 28:35 – Statecraft 32:21 – Eldritch Horror playthrough 48:00 – A discussion about whether board gaming is an expensive or affordable hobby 54:11 – Wrapping up the podcast! Credits: "Day of Chaos", "Evening of Chaos", "Night of Chaos", "Obliteration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
56:50
January 31, 2018
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