Off the Beaten Path – Episode #033

In this episode Rob takes a look at some more uncommon games that turned out to be exceptional hits. This includes The Institute for Magical Arts, Lectio, Super Fantasy Ugly Snouts Assault and Paperback. Rob also talks about one of his favorite games stores and goes back in time to episode 13 to discuss an update to all the games from that show. Enjoy!

00:00:00 – Intro

00:02:47 – Lectio
00:10:54 – Paperback
00:18:00 – Super Fantasy Ugly Snouts Assault
00:28:48 – The Institute for Magical Arts

Game Store
00:46:10 – Games Plus

20 Shows Ago
00:56:41 – 20 Shows Ago
BusyTown Airport
Lords of Waterdeep
Balloon Cup
Tooth & Nail
Sedition Wars – Battle for Alabaster
Twilight Struggle PC Edition

Game Lust
01:02:51 – Doomtown Reloaded
Imperial Settlers

01:05:32 – Recap

By |2014-08-08T19:55:48-05:00August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Motor City Mayhem – Episode #032

After a short hiatus Rob gets back to the mic to record episode 32 again and again and again! In this show he talks about some recent games including Capo dei Capi, Friese’s Landlord, The Builders: Middle Ages and Mars Needs Mechanics. 20 Shows Ago delves into episode 12 where Rob gives updates on Africana, Rapa Nui, Hanging Gardens, Manhattan Project, Airlines Europe, Jaipur, Zooloretto Wurfelspiel and Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. Enjoy the show!!!

00:00:00 – Intro

00:02:42 – Capo dei Capi
00:19:48 – Friese’s Landlord
00:32:04 – The Builders: Middle Ages
00:40:23 – Mars Needs Mechanics

00:52:27 – Detroit Game Stores: RIW Hobbies & Pandemonium

Wayback Machine
00:58:32 – 20 Shows Ago
Zooloretto Wurfelspiel
Merchant of Venus & issues w/ licensing
Manhattan Project
Airlines Europe
Hanging Gardens
Rapa Nui
Agricola All Creatures Big And Small

Game Lust
01:11:12 – Marvel Dice Masters

01:13:28 – Recap

By |2014-06-04T09:22:59-05:00June 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Mean Lean 2014 – Episode #031

In this episode, Rob starts off the show with a reply to last episode’s randomness discussion. Then it’s off to the discussion of five games including Trieste, Let Them Eat Shrimp!, Uchronia, Asante and Blueprints.

Rob had a business trip out to Detroit which took him to RIW Hobbies and he discusses what he found there. Finally for 20 shows ago we go back to May 2012 to revisit the All Things Feld episode and discuss how the games have fared in nearly two years. Enjoy the show!!!

00:00:00 – Intro
00:01:10 – Updates

00:06:37 – Trieste
00:15:48 – Let Them Eat Shrimp!
00:25:50 – Uchronia
00:39:18 – Asante
00:50:03 – Blueprints

01:01:30 – Detroit Game Store
RIW Hobbies

01:06:00 – 20 Shows Ago
Castles of Burgundy
The Speicherstadt
Notre Dame

01:13:46 – Recap

By |2014-02-27T00:41:03-06:00February 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Grecian Games Formula – Episode #030

This Board Game Life is back with the first episode of 2014. The holidays are over and now it’s time for gaming!

In this show, Rob starts off with a discussion on randomness in games. Are games with randomness representative of real life where seemingly random things happen all the time?

Then the discussion changes to talk about some games. This includes A Study in Emerald, Straw, Uno Attack, and finally two Grecian games Among the Stars and Archon Glory and Machination.

Rob went to Omaha in December and was able to stop at two of the local game stores.

For the 20 Shows Ago segment we go back to May 2012 and provide some updates on the games talked about back then.

Then finally on the Game Lust segment there’s only one title at the moment. Enjoy the show!!!

00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:51 – Updates
00:02:59 – Randomness discussion

00:07:57 – Archon Glory and Machination
00:15:16 – Among the Stars
00:24:26 – Uno Attack
00:28:54 – Straw
00:34:00 – A Study in Emerald

00:40:41 – Omaha Game Stores
The Game Shoppe
Dragon’s Lair Comics and Games

00:45:34 – 20 Shows Ago
Pop the Pig
Busytown Busy Airport
Kingdom of Solomon
Star Wars Miniatures
Saint Malo

00:50:45 – Game Lust
Lewis and Clark

00:51:39 – Recap

By |2014-01-24T11:30:34-06:00January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Falling For Games – Episode #029

This show looks at five notable games that Rob has been playing during the fall season of 2013. We take a look at Amerigo, Castaways, Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp, The Downfall of Pompeii and Pixel Tactics 2. Then we take a quick look at some of the games that Rob really is interested in from Essen 2013. A new segment is announced this show where we take a quick look at the games we talked about 20 shows ago. Did they last? Are they still fun? Did they get binned? Then Game Lust!!! Enjoy!

00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:30 – Updates

00:06:58 – Amerigo
00:24:58 – Castaways
00:45:44 – Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp
01:00:41 – The Downfall Of Pompeii
01:12:25 – Pixel Tactics 2

01:24:13 – Essen Rundown
– Invaders
– Caverna
– CV
– Glass Road
– Friese’s Landlord

01:35:12 – 20 Shows Ago
– Ogre
– Thunderstone Advance
– Focus Groups
– Numeri
– Finito
– Zooloretto The Dice Game
– Lords of Waterdeep

01:42:30 – Game Lust
– Manhattan project APP
– Invaders
– Caverna

01:43:48 – Recap
01:47:20 – Out

By |2013-11-19T23:29:03-06:00November 19th, 2013|0 Comments