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Tony Boydell

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Voices From The Solitude- Tony Boydell

Five Games for Doomsday


21 Apr 2020

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Garrett's Games 667: Tony Boydell, Game design, and his Top 10

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Designer and raconteur Tony Boydell (of Snowdonia & Guilds of London fame) joins me for a conversation about game design, jaded gamers, and his own Top 10 from the past year. Here's his list: The Mind Eco-Links VOLT Holding On Airship City Gingerbread House Symphony No. 9 Endeavor: Age of Sail Tales of the Northlands AuZtralia


14 Apr 2019

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Episode 21: Smacking them in the buffers (with Tony Boydell, Jonathan Gilmour, & Ilka Luza)

This Game Is Broken

In episode twenty one of our comedy board gaming quiz show we play: Haters Going to Hate Theme Chase The Doctor is In  Down with the Kids Higher or Lower Many thanks to our special guests  Tony Boydell, Jonathan Gilmour, and Ilka Luza. You can find Tony's games (such as Snowdonia and Guilds of London) over at Surprised Stare Games and wherever good games are sold. You can also find his blog over at Every Man Needs a Shed. You can find Jonathans games (such as Dead of Winter and Dinosaur Island) also wherever good games are sold. You can find Ilka over at http://ilkaluza.de/ If you would like to financially support the show you can do so on our  PodPledge Page! If you would like to buy a Tshirt or other merch you can do so on our threadless page! And of course if you enjoy the show please tell your friends!  And don't forget to check out our  YouTube channel This Game is Broken is released every two weeks and is  hosted by Dan Hughes and features Matthew Jude, Dave Luza, Nick Murphy and Mike Murphy.  The show is devised and produced by Dan Hughes and edited by Matthew Jude.  If you would like Matthew to help you edit your podcast then contact him at: Matthewjudecooper@gmail.com  Art by our secretive sixth member Gary.  If you would like to commission Gary then email him at: Graphics@deadcatdreaming.co.uk Additional production support from Mike Poole, Simon Brass, Max Davie, and Gary Pope.   Email: thisgameisbrokenpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisgameisbrokenpodcast Twitter: @TGIBpodcast YouTube: https://goo.gl/CPTVj9 You can see more from Dave Luza on his board gaming YouTube channel - The Happy Luza.  He also talks about tabletop games every week on the Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast doing his Playing the News segment. The Brother's Murph also have there own gaming Youtube channel The Brother's Murph.  You can find them on the Dice Tower's board Game Breakfast show too talking about Thrift Store Throwbacks. Dan Hughes and Matthew Jude also have segments on Board Game Breakfast on the Dice Tower.  Dan reviews children's Tabletop games alongside his daughter on "Dan and Cora".  And Mathew talks about board and card games on "Dead Last". Despite the cast's close ties to the Dice Tower This Game is Broken is not affiliated to the Dice Tower Network.  Or to the Shut Up Sit Down Network, the Rhado Runs Through it Network, or the Watch it Played Network.  Mostly because those networks don't even exist.


13 Jun 2018

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Garrett's Games 615 - Tony Boydell & Some of 2017's Best

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Tony Boydell's on board this week from across the pond for a discussion of some of 2017's best (and worst) games.  Here are some of the games we touch on Tony's Lists: Top 10 of 2017 Nusfjord Azul Calimala The Cousins War Mini Rails Gentes Fox in the Forest John Company Seasons (revisited) kingdomino Bottom feeders  Gier Fast Forward games Doug's Lists: Top 11: Azul Altiplano Biosphere Codenames Duets Gentes Heaven & Ale Iquazu Majesty: For The Realm Pulsar 2849 Riverboat Santa Maria Honorable Mention for various reasons: Palace of Mad King Ludwig Rescue Polar Bears Cousins’ War Destination X Calimala Really Don’t Like: Agra Feuville Merlin Montana

1hr 5mins

9 Apr 2018

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Garrett's Games 562 - Tony Boydell and Reflections on 2016

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Tony Boydell joins me for the third April in a row to discuss some of the games we've played since Essen, as well as reflecting on the publication of his latest, Guilds of London. Games discussed: Round House from EmperorS4 Adrenaline from CGE Scythe from Stonemaier Terraforming Mars from Stronghold Games Mondrian The Dice Game from Tranjis Games Feast for Odin from Z-Man/Feuerland Spiele Cottage Garden from Edition Spielewiese/Stronghold Games First Class from Hans im Glück/Z-Man New Bedford from Greater Than Games Fabled Fruit from 2F-Spiele/Stronghold Games Here's a link to last year's episode (Episode 511): http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-511-tony-boydell-of-surprised-stare-games and the one from 2015 (Episode 458): http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-458-tony-boydell-and-favorite-game-plays-from-2014 


9 Apr 2017

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Garrett's Games 511 - Tony Boydell of Surprised Stare Games!

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Tony Boydell of Snowdonia and the forthcoming Guilds of London joins me this week for a discussion of his forthcoming title, as well as a look back, now that we're 6 months removed, on the games of Essen 2015.


17 Apr 2016

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Garrett's Games 458 - Tony Boydell and Favorite Game Plays from 2014

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Rather than the typical "Best Games of 2014" episode where we're limited to titles that debuted last year, Tony, Shelley and I choose our favorite games and gaming experiences from the past year. TONY'S LIST: Libertalia Keyflower Deus Historia Red7 Cubist Dragster Patchwork Colors of Kasane Shephy DOUG'S LIST: One Night Ultimate Werewolf Concordia (w/new expansion) Colors of Kasane Nehemiah La Granja Kaleido KanBan Machi Koro + expansions Moscow to Paris Panamax HONORABLE MENTIONS: Freedom: The Underground Railroad Puck Sucht Lady Staufer Dynasty El Gaucho Colt Express SHELLEY'S LIST Rococo Moscow to Paris Happy Pigs Castles of Mad King Ludwig Splendor Russian Railroads HUE & GEM Nehemiah Tzolk'in The Mayan Calendar Freedom: The Underground Railroad

1hr 1min

5 Apr 2015

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Garrett's Games 457 - Tony Boydell of Surprised Stare and Every Man Needs A Shed

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Tony Boydell joins Shelley and me for a discussion of the history of Surprised Stare Games, and the many titles he and his partner in the business have created, including Tony's own Scandaroon, Totemo, Fzzzt!, and Snowdonia.


29 Mar 2015