Random thoughts on board gaming with my family and friends. I'm a recent convert to the board gaming community, and I am trying to introduce my wife, daughters and friends to some great games to get them over to board gaming as well.
JurassAttack! and Hocus both end their Kickstarter runs this week! Be sure to check out their campaigns. I still have not gotten to play Hocus yet, but it's printed/sleeved and ready to roll, and I think everyone knows how much we have enjoyed JurassAttack!.
This week was one of those light on gaming weeks, so thanks to an idea from @demo_ken, I went ahead and compiled my Top 10 games that I would be rushing to see at GenCon this year if I were going, this week you get the Honorable Mentions and numbers 10-6, I'll give you all 5-1 next week.
Also this week, Ray reviews Eminent Domain: Microcosm. Happy to have Ray pitch in and give us a bit more content to add to the show, and I hope that he gets the time to contribute whenever he has the time.
Light week of gaming for us, we were lucky enough to get a preview copy of the newest Green Couch Games title, JurassAttack!. Be sure to check out our preview, AnnaBeth and Gabby both join me for this(3:49 on the podcast). You can also read the preview here on BGG JurassAttack! Preview. Gabby and I also got another couple plays of Arboretum in, she's definitely getting closer I think.
Kickstarter talk is all basically the same, except for the fact that The Gallerist ended it's successful funding and Monster Truck Mayhem struggled and was shut down, watch for it coming back in the future though!
Fun week of gaming and what I think is one of our better podcasts, but I may not be the best judge of that. We played a handful of games over on Board Game Arena this week. Kerensa and I enjoyed our first play of Last Will and also our first play of Transylvania: Curses & Traitors. Gabby got skunked at Arboretum and when I suggested over on twitter that maybe I should take it easy on her, she posted:
@VacaBCK no don't take it easy on me otherwise I won't get better
We'll call this one, "Back in the Saddle Again". Even though I wasn't really gone.
Thank you to my lovely and talented wife for taking over last week's podcast, it was much appreciated!
Good week of gaming with 9 plays this week of 3 distinct games. Arboretum saw 5 plays over the week at all player counts. Cacao had 3 plays over the week but all at the 2 player count, and we wrapped up the week with a 3 player game of Scoville.
Kickstarter is starting to get a bit crazy, not really a bit, we'll just call it crazy, with me currently backing Epic, The Gallerist and Carson City: Big Box. Plus we have Hocus coming this week on the 25th I believe.
I'm wrestling with Monster Truck Mayhem, really really want to back it, but I just don't know if the money is there. I hate to see this one get pushed off my list as it was one that I was looking forward to quite a bit, but with the amount of Kicktstarter money I've got tied up right now, I just don't know if it's there. We'll see.
If anyone has anything to say about Child of Light, let me know, it's on sale on Steam right now and I was thinking it may be a good one to pick up and see if it can hook my daughter into playing something with more meat, instead of flash based games and such.
And we branch out into other random ramblings, hope you enjoy the ramble.
No guests this week, but starting tomorrow I am going to start asking around for the next Meet the Gamer subject and I hope I find someone for next week's podcast, if not, it'll come the week after that.
It's finally here, after a week of waiting, I've finally got the next WDYPTW Podcast Thing episode out and it's the longest one I've done to date at just over 1 hour long. I felt it should be a longer episode just to do Geekway to the West justice and I hope it does. Next week we get back to the normal, hopefully.
To help, I do have some time marks for you all this week.
Doing something a bit different this week, I kind of took the week off from recording, but I did put out a little 6 minute "don't forget about us" episode which you can listen to.
We spent 4 days in St. Louis for Geekway to the West with about 1400 friends and fellow gamers and I am a bit beat. My voice is shot and I need to catch up on work from Thurs/Friday. So what I am going to do, is I am going to work this week on putting a big Geekway episode together for next Monday and then we'll be right back on schedule.
In the meantime check out Wombat Rescue on Kickstarter!! It's one of my Top 10 anticipated games for 2015 and it's live!!