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Board on the Air

Board on the Air

By David Stevenson
Join the father daughter gaming duo on CFCR where they will discuss their journey into the resurgence of modern board games and the current events surrounding the industry. Most people remember playing the basics like monopoly or battleship, but the modern world of board games has created fictional worlds much more sophisticated and beautiful feeding into the competitiveness, socialization, imagination and artistic beauty that we all can enjoy. From the co-operative team player to the hard core builder or strategist, David and Shea will be discussing the various options that are out there wh
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Episode 117
When does a game have value?  is it number of plays, is it the enjoyment you get out of the games, we look at what it is for us.
28:39
August 25, 2021
Episode 116
This episode we analyze the Azul series. 3 abstract games that bring a lot of fun.
28:14
August 25, 2021
Episode 115
It's a big show where we look at the West Kingdom series from Shem Phillips
28:37
August 25, 2021
Episode 113
We carry on from last week and talk about rulebooks.  Once more sharing what we like and hate....
28:31
August 25, 2021
Episode 112
We look at Player Aids that are included with games.  What do we like and what annoys us.
28:30
August 25, 2021
Episode 111
How not to keep track of time and miss out on getting to your main topic, but we have some great discussions on all the news from the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular
28:38
July 14, 2021
Episode 110
Special Episode where we discuss games to start your collection with, i.e. you already have some games, what are you going with to make it a collection to be proud of.....
28:34
July 14, 2021
Episode 109
Ok we are ripping the bandage off a sore subject tonight.  Horizontal or Vertical Storage, which is the best way to do it?
28:33
July 14, 2021
Episode 108
We are doing a deep dive into Deduction games
28:22
July 14, 2021
Episode 107
What is FOMO and should you care?  David and Shea both have opinions on this marketing ploy.....
28:35
July 14, 2021
Episode 106
we discuss the ins and outs of Tetris style games, or Funny shapes on a board games.
28:26
July 14, 2021
Episode 105
How much would you pay for a game? How much is too much?
28:26
July 14, 2021
Episode 104
we finish season 2 with David's top ten games currently, see what changed and what stayed the same from the end of Season 1
28:52
July 14, 2021
Episode 103
As we come to the end of Season 2, we are doing our second annual top 10 games games.  Shea is up first, what is her #1 this year?
28:25
May 18, 2021
Episode 102
Another Head to Head to Head with Train games, Trans America, Ticket to Ride, and Railways of the World.
28:21
May 18, 2021
Episode 101
We are starting a new thing.  Game comparisons, we look at a couple Viking themed games Raiders vs Champions.
28:28
May 18, 2021
Episode 100
Our 100th episode so we did something special with our top 10 games that influenced us.
28:51
May 18, 2021
Episode 99
Part 2 of our games that disappointed us, we had fun last week and felt we didn't get a chance to finish our discussion.
28:30
May 18, 2021
Episode 98
Every get excited to play a game and then have it disappoint you?  We look at a few games that have left us with that exact feeling.
28:33
April 9, 2021
Episode 97
When you look at your game collection, how many of each type of games do you need?  We aren't sure either but have fun discussing it.
28:28
April 9, 2021
Episode 96
We took our time to get to this one, but we finally look at online board game simulators.  Join us as we pick our favourites.
28:30
April 9, 2021
Episode 95
We look at games that have multiple editions and if this is good or bad.
28:08
April 9, 2021
Episode 94
We discuss Gaming Gimmicks, what are they and if we like them.
28:33
April 9, 2021
Episode 93
Player Count, do boxes lie?  We discuss it on this episode.
28:34
April 9, 2021
Episode 92
We discuss what games we think would make a good legacy game.
28:42
April 9, 2021
Episode 91
Campaign Games, why are they so hard to start, continue, and finish?  Join us while we figure it out.
28:24
February 24, 2021
Episode 90
Sit back while we discuss if we are Fickle board Gamers (hint we are).
28:33
February 24, 2021
Episode 89
We discuss Board Game Inserts, ones that come with the game and the fancy ones you can add after the fact
28:26
February 24, 2021
Episode 88
Shea and Dave finally research a topic......OK we played a bunch of 2 player only games and we discuss the genre.
28:34
February 24, 2021
Episode 87
Mechanics that just don't float our boat....
28:35
February 24, 2021
Episode 86
Theme vs Immersion, is there a difference?  Who knows? but we discuss it and try to figure it out.
28:32
February 24, 2021
Episode 85
We look at Board Game economics, why do new games cost what they do and why do used games cost what they do.  We don't know but have fun discussing it.
28:25
January 8, 2021
Episode 84
It's our year in review, we look back at our stats form the year, come check out how many plays we had this year.
28:29
January 8, 2021
Episode 83
We discuss out top 10 games that were new to us this year.
28:46
January 8, 2021
Episode 82
This show we talk about Hobbies inside of the board gaming hobby, and I am not talking about collecting board games.....
28:28
January 8, 2021
Episode 81
Its our Christmas Gift Giving guide.  13 categories that we looked at and offered suggestions for people to look at.
28:41
December 11, 2020
Episode 80
Rating games, why? How? and do ratings matter?
28:28
December 11, 2020
Episode 79
We talk about maturing as games, how our tastes have changed over our gaming journey.
28:31
December 11, 2020
Episode 78
We cover what letter of the alphabet has the best games in our collection.
29:18
December 11, 2020
Episode 77
Our main topic is Table Hogging board games and their effect of the gaming world.
29:02
December 11, 2020
Episode 76
We tackle how to organize your board games on your shelves.
28:59
December 11, 2020
Episode 75
This episode we discuss how long games take and if board game boxes lie....
28:58
December 11, 2020
Episode 74
part 2 of our special episodes.  In this one we discuss our top 5 underrated games.
29:53
October 25, 2020
Episode 73
Part 1 of a 2 part special.  We are talking about our top 5 overrated games.
29:08
October 25, 2020
Episode 72
We talk about transporting your games, to game night, to a friends and in our case when you are moving.
29:24
October 25, 2020
Episode 71
In this episode we discuss how to game when you have a busy schedule.
28:39
October 25, 2020
Episode 70
The first of 2 weeks of FM-phasis, CFCR's annual fundraising event.  We touch on what makes you a real board gamer for some entertainment.
28:46
September 24, 2020
Episode 69
We delve into games that we only play with the expansions.
29:03
September 24, 2020
Episode 68
We dive into Reviews of Board Games, Integrity and negative reviews.  How one doesn't equate to the other.
29:15
September 24, 2020
Episode 67
On this episode our main topic is House Rules, the ins and outs of them
29:10
September 24, 2020
Episode 66
How to whittle down your Shelf of Shame is our topic for this episode
27:47
September 24, 2020
Episode 65
Last episode was small box games so this one we are tackling big box games.  Are these space eaters worth it?
29:20
September 24, 2020
Episode 64
We talk about Small Box Games, what we like, dislike and some of our favs
28:41
September 24, 2020
Episode 63
On the big episode on Culling, the ugliest word in board gaming.....
29:37
September 24, 2020
Episode 62
On this episode we discuss How to store your boardgames.
29:31
September 24, 2020
Episode 61
This episode we talk about Turn Order, how it is used in games and how we like it used in games.
28:55
September 24, 2020
Episode 60
Are you a completionist?  Do you need to have everything?  We discuss it on this weeks episode.
29:18
July 19, 2020
Episode 59
On this episode we discuss components in board games.  What we like and what we don't.  NOT deluxifying games, but sort of what makes us.....
29:14
July 19, 2020
Episode 58
We discuss what we feel the enemies of board gaming, i.e what hampers new people from taking up board games as a hobby.
28:58
July 19, 2020
Episode 57
On this episode we talk about Games with Minatures, not Minature Games...
29:20
July 19, 2020
Episode 56
Our first show back after our COVID 19 Shutdown.  We discuss our gaming through the shutdown.
28:28
July 19, 2020
Episode 55
Our ToonCon review episode, as we talk about what we played at our local gaming convention.
28:14
July 19, 2020
Episode 54
Dave and Shea discuss the Tooncon schedule as they prepare for the weekend.
29:34
March 9, 2020
Episode 53
Dave and Shea kick off Season 2 by welcoming the Tooncon executives to the show to talk about the upcoming gaming convention in Saskatoon.
28:41
February 27, 2020
Episode 52
David talks about his top games of all time on the last episode of Season 1.
29:38
February 27, 2020
Episode 51
As we come to the end of Season 1, Shea gives us her top 10 games of all time.
29:08
February 27, 2020
Episode 50
We discuss Social vs Party games, are they the same thing, are they different, and are they any good?
29:31
February 27, 2020
Episode 49
Trains, Trains, and more Trains..... we discuss as many train games as we can.
29:02
February 27, 2020
Episode 48
We discuss how games get labelled as Light, Medium, and Heavy games.
28:48
February 27, 2020
Episode 47
We discuss definitions for common Board Game terms.  We didn't quite make it through our entire list, so we may have to make this a regular segment.
29:35
January 16, 2020
Episode 46
Do you track your stats?  Shea and I discuss Board Game Stats in our gaming, what do we track and why.
29:05
January 16, 2020
Episode 45
Shea and I discuss our favourite games of 2019 that we played for the first time.
29:19
January 16, 2020
Episode 44
We dive into Euro's and David tries to convince you that it is the only genre to care about.
28:42
December 19, 2019
Episode 41
We talk about hype in board games, is it good, bad and how to see if it is justified or not.
28:59
December 19, 2019
Episode 43
We discuss Card games (non-deck builders), and give some good options for those that like that tactile feeling of having cards in their hands.
29:23
December 16, 2019
Episode 42
This is our Christmas Buying guide as we go through different Genre's, different types of Gamers, and the hot new games from this year.
29:15
December 16, 2019
Episode 40
On this episode we discuss Abstract Strategy games.  What we like about these theme-less beauties and why they have such a broad appeal,
28:25
November 25, 2019
Episode 39
We discuss board games based on video games, what they are and why we haven't played any of them.
29:35
November 25, 2019
Episode 38
We tackle the hot new genre, Roll and Writes.  David has bashed these on the show but has now started playing some of them and has enjoyed them.  So we are talking about them.
28:46
November 25, 2019
Episode 37
On this show we talk about the games of Essen that caught our attention
29:25
November 25, 2019
Episode 36
We discuss Campaign/Legacy games.  What we like and what we don't.
29:06
November 25, 2019
Episode 35
On this show we discuss the Superstar effect and how it effects board game sales.
29:23
November 25, 2019
Episode 34
Tonight we discuss ideas for what to play with People who are not board gamers or aren't fans of board gaming.
28:38
October 10, 2019
Episode 33
Week 2 of FM emphasis, we continue with what we have been playing and the news.
29:08
October 10, 2019
Episode 32
As the first week of FM-emphasis, we cover the news and what we have been playing.  
29:12
October 10, 2019
Episode 28
Shea and Jordan discuss App versions of board games......wait, what, who's Jordan?  As Shea's brother and David's son he has been the subject of many rants and the butt of even more jokes,  Jordan sits in for David, as our Loyal listeners finally get to hear the infamous Jordan on our podcast.  
28:52
October 8, 2019
Episode 31
David discusses his top 10 mechanics in part 2 of our special celebrating reaching 30 episodes.
29:17
September 26, 2019
Episode 30
With our 30th episode we decided to do a 2 part series on our top 10 game mechanics.  This episode is Shealynn's list, have a listen and see if you agree with her.
29:12
September 26, 2019
Episode 29
This episode we discuss what attracts us to specific games, and what makes us want to play them.
29:07
September 26, 2019
Episode 27
We take run at racing games in this episode.
28:51
August 22, 2019
Episode 26
On this episode we discuss the ending of games, things we like and somethings we don't.
29:06
August 22, 2019
Episode 25
We talk about some of the games we played while out at the lake, it was a lengthy list so only got through a few of them.
28:20
August 22, 2019
Episode 24
On this episode we discuss taking care of your games and concerns about lending them out.
29:32
August 22, 2019
Episode 23
Following up from our last episode we discuss what we like in games.
28:24
August 22, 2019
Episode 22
On this episode we talk about things that annoy us in games.
28:54
August 22, 2019
Episode 21
This episode we talk about Party Games
29:30
August 22, 2019
Episode 20
On our 20th episode we talk about Lake games, what games do you take to the lake?
28:33
July 9, 2019
Episode 19
We talk about teaching board games, do's and don'ts.
29:12
July 3, 2019
Episode 18
We discuss Interaction in board games, forms of it and what we like and don't like.
28:45
July 3, 2019
Episode 17
Expansions, The good, bad and the ugly.  Join us while we discuss what we think about expansions.
28:56
June 17, 2019
Episode 16
Dave and Shea talk about what makes a game replayable.
29:32
June 13, 2019
Episode 15
Theme vs Mechanics, which is more important?  David and Shea totally disagree on this one....
28:59
May 31, 2019
Episode 14
Do you deluxify your board games?  Do you know what that is?  Shea and David discuss the upgrades that they know about and thoughts on them.  join them as they make their games even prettier.
29:08
May 24, 2019
Episode 13
Our second part on Kickstarter
28:39
May 21, 2019
Episode 12
Shea and Dave Talk the news, what he has been playing and some random game that Shea played some time.  For our main topic we discuss Kickstarter.
28:34
May 10, 2019
Episode 11
Shea and Dave discuss High Player count games, at how many players does a game become a high player count game, and suggestions for games that aren't just party games.
28:36
May 3, 2019
Episode 10
For our 10th episode we did a top ten of why we play board games.  Shea did 5 and I did 5, sort of...
28:45
April 29, 2019
Episode 9
We discuss game nights and some things to think about when planning a game night.
28:34
April 21, 2019
Episode 8
We discuss Cooperative games, what we like and dislike, and how can you like a game that doesn't have a winner?
28:24
April 12, 2019
Episode 7
We talk about Route Builders on this weeks episode along with our usual what we have been playing (Brass and Legendary: Marvel). Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (every Friday we are going to have a poll) and Facebook.
28:33
April 5, 2019
Episode 6
We talk about Deck Builders, the mechanic and a few games to try.
28:12
April 2, 2019
Episode 5
We talk about Worker Placement Games, Traditional to New takes on the genre.  
28:15
March 24, 2019
Episode 4
Dave and Shea delve into Modern Classic Games.  What makes a modern classic and if there will be more going forward.
28:15
March 18, 2019
Episode 3
We talk about the Cult of the New and what it means to board games.
28:01
March 8, 2019
Episode 2
Talking About Gateway Games and what we have played recently
28:28
March 1, 2019
Episode 1
This is a digital copy of our Radio show on CFCR 90.5.  We start our show with a discussion of What we have been playing (Lords of Waterdeep, Champions of Midguard), then move on to notable news before tackling why there is such a mixed opinion on Catan.  We then finish up with the next game we will be tackling (Gloomhaven).
27:59
February 22, 2019