A guy, three girls, a few friends and a shelf full of games

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.

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It's Week 22 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!!

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The Blog--->https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/

AnnaBeth and Gabby join me this week to discuss some games and our 3x3 before Memorial Day challenge!!



Games Discussed:
Machi Koro
Neuroshima Hex!
Progress: Evolution of Technology
Doodle Quest



Kickstarters:
Best Treehouse Ever->https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005228768/best-treehou...

The Siblings Trouble->https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ebaraf/the-siblings-tro...

Surviving: One month in->https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078209941/surviving-on...

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It's Week 21 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!!

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Read the whole story of the week here -->https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/week-21/

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!!

Games discussed:

Fields of Arle
VOLT: Robot Battle Arena
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Dungeon Raiders
Summoner Wars: Master Set
BANG! The Dice Game
Catan
Deus

Acquisitions:

Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Kickstarters:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/the-evolutio...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005228768/best-treehou...

My pre-GameDay Fuel!!
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It's Week 20 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!!

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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.

You can find the blog at: https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/

Games Played:
Doodle Quest
Dungeon Raiders
Star Realms
Steam Torpedo: First Contact
VOLT: Robot Battle Arena
Aton

Acquisitions:
Fields of Arle
Star Realms Mercenary Garrison, with Card Box and Sleeves.+ Star Realms: Crisis – Bases & Battleships+Star Realms: Crisis – Events+Star Realms: Crisis – Fleets & Fortresses-Completely forgot to list this as an acquisition on the podcast or on my 2015 Games Acquired Geeklist

Other Podcasts:
Low Player Count: http://lowplayercount.com/2015/04/05/episode-1-getting-to-kn...

Cardboard!: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cardboard!/id982094665?u...

Other Links:
Board Game Geek Weight Loss Challenge

How I spend my work breaks:


Doodle Questing:
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It's Week 19 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!!

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Alright, slow week of gaming so a quick 19 minute episode this week, but it's got some good things in there I think even if it is shorter.

Only two games got to the table this week, VOLT: Robot Battle Arena and The Phantom Society. I give a brief overview of both of these. I talk a bit about Kickstarter, nothing new tempted me, but I did keep following Mistfall and I am enjoying watching Best Treehouse Ever just keep climbing.

In acquisitions I added three games to our collection, I think I mistakenly called one of them Storm Torpedo, but it's actually Steam Torpedo: First Contact. Also added Doodle Quest and Rococo.

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.

Volt-https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/143981/volt-robot-battle...

The Phantom Society-https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/142197/phantom-society

Mistfall Kickstarter-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskn-ludibooster/mistfa...

Best Treehouse Ever Kickstarter-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005228768/best-treehou...

Best Treehouse Ever Thread for new Rooms-https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1342763/help-create-new-roo...

Rahdo Runs Through Kickstarter-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855928930/rahdo-runs-t...

Follow the Board Game Twitter Fantasy Baseball League on Twitter by following the tag #BGTLeague

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It's Week 18 of the What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing!!

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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.



Talk a bit about a Weigh Loss Challenge over on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/189001/bgg-weight-loss-ch...

Also touch on some acquisitions and Kickstarter. Picked up a copy of Rococo and then backed the fantastic Best Treehouse Ever. Also discussed a bit about Mistfall and Wir sind das Volk!.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskn-ludibooster/mistfa...

Pertinent What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing links:

Guild on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101

Blog Site: https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/

What Did You Play This Week Subscription Thread on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/456454/what-did-you-play-we...

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wdyptw?ref=hl

Don’t forget the contest!! Enter at wdyptw@gmail.com

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It's Week 17 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing!!!

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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 wdyptw@gmail.com



And now the links!

Blog: https://wdyptw.wordpress.com/

KS Links:

Project Dreamscape: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undine/project-dreamsca...

Mistfall: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskn-ludibooster/mistfa...

BGG Links:

Best Treehouse Ever Preview: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1336879/best-treehouse-ever...

Heavy Cardboard Geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/188562/heavy-cardboard-20...?

Mike Selinker 100 Games Geeklist: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/188490/100-games-you-abso...?
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It's Week 16 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing!!!

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Game Day @ MRRL!!

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 wdyptw@gmail.com 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.

Vault Wars Kickstarter Page

Vacabck on Twitter!!

What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing on iTunes!!

What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing on Stitcher!!







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It's Week 15 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing!!!

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Light week of gaming so I try to make up for it by talking a bit later in the podcast about some board game video content creators that I enjoy and follow.

We did play a few games, Tajemnicze Domostwo , Castles of Mad King Ludwig and Can't Stop.

Talked a bit about a couple of Kickstarter projects that I am backing, first up the Meeple Syrup Kickstarter and then Between Two Cities from Stonemaier Games.

The two fine hosts of the Meeple Syrup Show over on Youtube are:

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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.

Meeple Syrup Show Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/673196292/meeple-syrup-...

Between Two Cities Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/between-...
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It's Week 14 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing!!!

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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!!

Project Dreamscape Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undine/project-dreamsca...

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.

Links for the WDYPTW Podcast Thing:

WDYPTW Geeklist Subscription Thread https://boardgamegeek.com/article/17737841#17737841

On Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/brandon-kempf/the-what-did-y...

On iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/what-did-you-play-this-w......

Email me at - wdyptw@gmail.com

Or find me on Twitter @Vacabck https://twitter.com/VacaBCK

Or here on BGG via Geekmail or in the Guild - https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101

Find the WDYPTW Podcast Thing on Facebook! That's right, Facebook!! https://www.facebook.com/wdyptw
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It's Week 13 of the WDYPTW Podcast Thing!!!

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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.

Links:

https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/38778/open-letter-podcast...

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187213/10-questions-every...?

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187059/what-did-you-play-...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1478832610/floating-mar...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/age-of-empir...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/ghostbusters-the-bo...

Links for the WDYPTW Podcast Thing:

WDYPTW Geeklist Subscription Thread https://boardgamegeek.com/article/17737841#17737841

On Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/brandon-kempf/the-what-did-y...

On iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/what-did-you-play-this-w...

Email me at - wdyptw@gmail.com

Or find me on Twitter @Vacabck https://twitter.com/VacaBCK

Or here on BGG via Geekmail or in the Guild - https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/2101

Find the WDYPTW Podcast Thing on Facebook! That's right, Facebook!! https://www.facebook.com/wdyptw









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