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.
Week 63 is here and we're rolling in February already. We've got a preview of the new Green Couch Game game Wok on Fire which is coming to Kickstarter, we've got Patrick talking about gaming online, Eric discusses the jackassery that is game shaming and Derek wraps up the final week of his Evolving Review of Mage Knight.
Welcome to Week 62 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing and welcome to February and a new beginning. We have joined the Pathological Nerdcasters Network www.pncn.rocks be sure to visit the page and show everyone some love over there! Thank you to Jason Hancock for the invite! Looks like a great group of folks to network with and work with to make each other a bit better every week.
**NOTE-THERE IS A 10 SECOND GAP IN THE PROGRAM RIGHT AFTER PATRICK'S CONTRIBUTION, I WAS BATTLING GREMLINS ALL EVENING GETTING THIS PUT TOGETHER AND THAT SOMEHOW SLIPPED THROUGH, MY APOLOGIES.**
3:48 Patrick kicks us off this week, thought we'd do something a bit different this week just kind of due to things that happen to us all. So no review this week from Patrick, just a little life talk. Also I do mention Paul Leoncavallo and his current fund raising efforts for Home Away Boston, please check them out here -->https://www.crowdrise.com/homeawayboston2016/fundraiser/paul...
5:54 AnnaBeth's Story Cubes
11:12 Teach the Game-Patchwork
16:22 Kerensa and I Talk Games
Survive! Escape from Atlantis
Deck Building The Deck Building Game
Carson City Big Box
33:56 Eric Eats Crow
38:31 Kickstarter Talk
42:52 Chris and Joe The Cardboard Architects
1st and Goal
49:58 2015 Listener/Reader/Friend WDYPTW GotY
51:10 Evolving Review
Wir Sind das Volk
1:01:32 Contest Winner Announcement
Please let us know what you think of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast, review us on iTunes, email me or any of the contributors and give us some feedback.
Also over on the guild you'll see that we are trying to gather some nominations for the WDYPTW Listener/Reader/Contributor/Everyone Top 10 of 2015, be sure to throw in some nominations if you see any we have missed and be ready to vote come next week when I post the poll to get the Top 10 put together. I'll be giving my 10-6 on Week 60 and then 5-1 on Week 61.
But anyway, back to the podcast!! I am hoping to learn how to link Time Stamps at some point, but for now, I'll just list the times so you all can skip and choose as you wish, if you wish, but I think we've got a good thing going here for an hour.
In other news, I am handing over the reigns to the WDYPTW Geeklist and Thread postings to the one and only Bill Kunes. That should make my Monday mornings a bit easier to handle and allow me to feel like I can participate in them a bit more. Also, I will be attempting to participate more in the monthly geeklists this year, call me on it if you don't see me posting!!
Also, the blog may be a bit more active. I'm trying to do different things over there rather than just simply use it to post the podcast. I've got a review hopefully coming in the next day or two of the Star Wars: Imperial Assault insert from The Broken Token, so look for that soon!!
Week 55!!! We have a lot in store, so buckle up and enjoy a little over an hour of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!
Eric Booth reviews Fields of Arle
Derek Davis continues the ongoing Evolving Review of Mage Knight
Chris and Joe return to the show with guns blazing and apparently Joe wants folks to remember to play ugly games.
Patrick Hillier gives us some children's game recommendations and reviews the Android app for Suburbia
In between all of that, AnnaBeth tells us a short story and Kerensa and I talk about:
Survive! Escape From Atlantis
Castles of Burgundy
T.I.M.E Stories(spoiler free)
Isle of Skye
The Bloody Inn
7 Wonders Duel
It's packed full folks, and may be one of my favorite episodes to date.
Remember, if you like what you hear, please review us on iTunes and also send me any feedback about what you'd like to see us work on with the show or just tell me that you enjoy listening! Reach out to Eric, Patrick, Derek, Chris or Joe, you can find all their information on the blog on our Where to Find Us Page, I'll be updating it with Derek's information shortly!
In between that Eric gives us a review of the new two player hotness 7 Wonders: Duel. Ray gives us some more recommendations and Patrick does as well, along with giving a brief review of the Qwixx for Android app.
We've gotten over the hump, the podcast is officially over 1 year old now. It's all downhill from here! Just kidding, we've lots of great stuff planned for the future of the podcast and we hope you all come along for the ride.
No Story Time with AnnaBeth this week, she was a bit worn out after the Thanksgiving holiday so she took a pass, hopefully she'll be back and raring to go next week. In the meantime we've got Kerensa and I talking some games!
We've also got Ray Shell hopping back on the podcast to give us a bit of a rebuttal to our T.I.M.E Stories talk from last week, we've got Derek Davis starting up a new Evolving Review where he's going to try to review a game 10 weeks in a row as he learns and plays it and ultimately decides if it stays in his collection, Mage Knight Board Game is the chosen game this go around.
Then Patrick Hillier closes us out by telling us a bit about his BGG Con experience and name dropping like a champ! He even manages to review a small Cribbage app in the process.
Give us some feedback, give us some reviews. If we get 5 more reviews on iTunes before Christmas, I'll do a small game giveaway. If we get 10 more reviews before Christmas, I'll give away something even bigger!!
Thank you all for listening! Have a fantastic week!
Halfway to 100 for the podcast, but more important, it's only 2 weeks away from 1 year of me doing these podcast things. I've learned a lot, we've changed a lot and I hope to keep evolving the show as well. It's a bit difficult to do a weekly podcast when you have children around, it means late Sunday night recording sessions and editing a lot of the time, so my Mondays are kind of zombie like.
Patrick joins us to give a review of Elder Sign on Android. Patrick has been doing these reviews for us for a few weeks now, and they continue to get better, I just hope the board games keep coming for the Android operating system so he can keep doing the reviews!
AnnaBeth tells us another story using her Rory's Story Cubes and things get a bit dark this time around.
I hope everyone who listens is enjoying the show, we've got some fun stuff coming up that I hope everyone will enjoy. We're going to do a round table episode and we've got a new contributor joining us in a couple weeks!!
In the meantime leave us a review over on iTunes or on Stitcher if you like the show, the more reviews that pop up there, the more folks will find the show.