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.
Make sure if you are on Twitter you follow me @VacaBCK, hoping to use a new app called Periscope which allows some live video, hoping to use it from time to time when we play games to give some in action video or just some random thoughts during games. It worked really well during TableTop Day, my phone was dinging all day with different folks using it.
Everywhere I look, Fields of Arle
Hope everyone had a fantastic International TableTop Day and hope everyone who was at The Gathering of Friends remembers to regale us all with the tales of epic gaming!!
Here's week 20 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!
I'm going to slowly go a little shorter form on these blog posts, just due to how much I am putting up over on the actual blog, so from now on over here I am going to do links and such and maybe a photo or two to tell a bit about the week.
I do also mention a new podcast to be watching for from friend, Travis Hill. It's called Low Player Count, it's going to be a podcast all about solo and two player games, can't wait for that one to drop. Keep an eye out for it around Sunday of next week.
Also mention our Board Game Twitter Fantasy Baseball league which I am so going to win this year, and you'll all get to hear a little about it as the season goes I'm sure, but be sure to mention to Anthony from Cardboard Jungle that his team looks pretty bad this year.
Week 18 starts with a bang! Played some fantastic new games this week and a fantastic old favorite.
Start with playing some Thunder Alley at the church meetup on Monday night, had a great time with that game. Then on Thursday I helped with a Millenial Program at the public library and taught a game of Black Fleet. Saturday got in a couple plays of TZAAR, fantastic abstract that I lost horribly and a game of Ginkgopolis which is easily Top 3 material for me, if not number 1. Sunday we closed out the weekend with some Flying Monkeys and some PitchCar with the girls.
Well, we've made it to week 17! This week was a light week as far as gaming goes, but I did do some work on the blog, getting it up to snuff so to speak and we released our first Kickstarter preview. This one for Best Treehouse Ever from Green Couch Games and Scott Almes, be sure to check out our preview on Board Game Geek and also over on our blog, and if it sounds interesting to you be sure to check the Kickstarter which is launching on March 20th!
My wife and daughters joined me to talk a little bit this week so if the format is a bit wonky, that's because I'm trying to teach myself how to do add in guests that use pre-recorded material, so I apologise if things get repeated a bit as that'll happen when we have 3 different recording sessions. Mostly we talk about Best Treehouse Ever and Downfall of Pompeii. But be sure to listen as AnnaBeth gives her favorite game, it came as a shock to me to say the least.
Don't forget the contest we are running for a copy of Sheriff of Nottingham, just email me your favorite "gotcha" moment from your gaming life. You can email me an audio file of you telling the story or you can send it in text as well. Send submissions via email to email@example.com
Played lots of games this weekend, mostly due to our quarterly game day that we host at the public library in town. Games mentioned and talked about include, King of New York, Coup, Camel Up, Castles of Burgundy, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, X-Com, Medina and Red 7.
Also reveal that we'll be doing a preview podcast next week for Best Treehouse Ever from Scott Almes and Green Couch Games. A little clue, it's a fantastic family card drafting game where you are building a dream treehouse. Look for the podcast preview next week along with a new podcast of course.
We announce our Sheriff of Nottingham contest running from now until April 1st, we'll announce winners on the April 6th podcast. All we want you to do is submit to us your favorite "Gotcha" moment you've had in gaming. Submit it via email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Either as an audio file or as a written story!! This one is going to ship free to CONUS folks, otherwise I'll go ahead and pay the first $15 in shipping should the winner be anywhere else in the world.
Contest coming next week for a copy of Sheriff of Nottingham so get ready for that. And I do mention wanting to plan a sort of virtual Game Day on Board Game Arena sometime around the week of March 23rd possibly.
A bit of another rambly episdode tonight, but I did try my hand at a little bit of editing. I am going to have to record this a bit earlier in the evening though if I am going to edit the entire show as that eats up almost double the recording time. Another lesson learned!!
Talk a bit about Panamax, Kerensa and I got another match up of that in, we played some Project Dreamscape, the new Kickstarter from Will and Sarah Reed, played some more Cash n Guns and some One Night Ultimate Werewolf.
Talk a little about how my digital gaming helped fill some voids this week, and talk a little about a game that frustrates the heck out of me but I keep coming back because I love it even though I am not that good at it.
BGG talk, convention talk, I ran the gambit here this evening!
Thanks for listening everyone, hope you all have a fantastic week!!
I did forget to mention one other Kickstarter that I backed, but we'll hit on that next week so I can do it justice. It's something a bit different for me, but it is board game related so not too far out there.
This week I hosted a game day at our house, which is a rarity, got a few new to us games played including Hollywood, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Roll for the Galaxy and some old favorites such as 7 Wonders and Cash n Guns. Also got a first play of Scoville in with Kerensa and she and I played our first game of Panamax and I got STOMPED!
Talk about three Kickstarter games going right now, Floating Market, Age of Empires III and Ghostbusters.
Then the BGG talk of a geeklist that has arisen from the ashes, our WDYPTW Geeklist and Ignacy Trzewiczek's Blog post about shortening podcasts.
That just about covers it! Thank you all for listening, it really means everything that there is someone out there. Be sure spread the word about the podcast, the more people hear about us, the more fun things we can possibly do in the future.