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Podcast of a conversation by two guys who have a passion for tabletop games and happen to have mics. (Family friendly)

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Podcast of a conversation by two guys who have a passion for tabletop games and happen to have mics. (Family friendly)

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By infinitely curious - Jan 07 2020
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Every year the gaming content declines to the point they made the very factual comment: “we’re half way through an episode and haven’t talked about a game.” They apparently have thin skins because they run any negative commentary into the ground. They devoted a segment of an episode to snarking a review line by line. Every episode they mention the apt “background noise of podcasts” comment. And there’s the intro lawn care segment which is wildly off topic and also a contributor to climate change. Not comedic, not inclusive. Just a mess compared to a formerly decent podcast about… wait for it… board games.

I like it a lot

By Ryan of M - Jan 15 2018
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Great content. Time is well spent and fun. Reviews were super helpful. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

190 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
52
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1

Stopped listening

By infinitely curious - Jan 07 2020
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Every year the gaming content declines to the point they made the very factual comment: “we’re half way through an episode and haven’t talked about a game.” They apparently have thin skins because they run any negative commentary into the ground. They devoted a segment of an episode to snarking a review line by line. Every episode they mention the apt “background noise of podcasts” comment. And there’s the intro lawn care segment which is wildly off topic and also a contributor to climate change. Not comedic, not inclusive. Just a mess compared to a formerly decent podcast about… wait for it… board games.

I like it a lot

By Ryan of M - Jan 15 2018
Read more
Great content. Time is well spent and fun. Reviews were super helpful. Thank you!
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Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast

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Podcast of a conversation by two guys who have a passion for tabletop games and happen to have mics. (Family friendly)

Rank #1: RDTN Episode 105: Arkham Horror – The Card Game Review and GTS Come and Play Day

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We heard about the new Arkham Horror: The Card Game earlier this year when an image was leaked. Well, it is a reality now and we begged, pleaded, gave up […]

Nov 01 2016

2hr 3mins

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Rank #2: RDTN Episode 80 – Blood of Heroes: Blood Rage, Champions of Midgard, and the Flying Squirrels

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Like  Leif Erikson, we explored undiscovered lands looking for treasures and riches in this release. Okay, maybe we don’t find new lands, but we did review Blood Rage by Eric Lang, the area […]

Nov 17 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: RDTN Episode 98: Cry Havoc, The Walking Dead – No Sanctuary, Sadler Brothers and Ignacy

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In this episode, we have two interviews with game designers. Our first is with the brother design team, Adam and Brady Sadler. They were on our show in Episode 79 discussing […]

Jul 26 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: RDTN Episode 92: Midnight Train to Georgia – CMON Expo, Eric Lang, Rodney Smith and Action Phase Games

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CMON Expo in Atlanta, GA is a great small con and we could not have been happier to have been able to attend this year. Between getting to play all […]

May 17 2016

1hr 49mins

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Rank #5: RDTN Episode 183: Tapestry, Bloom Town, War of the Worlds, Dizzle, Gates of Delirium,Annihilageddon

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Time      Segment
00:41      Intro
06:20      Dizzle
09:57      Conspiracy – I tell you
14:04      McRibs are back
17:03      Run to the Border
19:50      Gates of Delirium
27:15      Last Bastion
33:18      The Broken Token
35:15      Bloom Town
40:45      Clarification
41:15      Tapestry
1:14:56    Battle Wizards Annihilageddon
1:19:51    Portal Games
1:21:05    War of the Worlds
1:40:22    Outro
1:43:38    8 Bit Box
1:47:06    Back to Outro
1:51:30    Miniature Market

Bit of a long episode this time due to the number of games covered and ten minutes of talking about food. At least it isn’t lawnmowers this time.

Tapestry gets the Scurry treatment and luckily we had Nate and Mark keeping us in check. Not sure if there is anything new that you haven’t already heard from others, but we had to play this beautiful game. This is one of those games that I want another chance at with the same civilization just to see if I can find a pattern and a winning strategy. I can see where this might be a legacy game for some from the standpoint that they just want to get good at all the civilizations in the game.

At the time of the recording, I had not gotten to play Gates of Delirium, but I have since. Marty is right, this is a fast pace game where you need to pay attention to what is on the table and going on around you with the other players. It is a fun game where the final outcome might surprise you. It did me.

Bloom Town and Dizzle provided a pleasant surprise to us both. Before you discount Dizzle as another Roll and Write, you need to give it a try because there is some strategy that will surprise. Bloom Town is the same way with the strategy, but there is the potential for hate drafting in the game. So what seems to be a light game suddenly becomes one of hard choices and sometimes mean decisions. Bloom Town is a Walmart exclusive.

War of the Worlds is brought to you by Marty and Adam and it is always fun to hear Adam needle his father about things. This is a two player game only so keep that in mind as you hear how Marty lost both times.

Annihilageddon is a very adult content game. You have been warned not only on the box, but by us.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #6: RDTN Episode 104: Mansions of Madness, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Qwixx, Karibou Camp and Rant

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To get in the mood for Halloween, we played two Cthulhu based games this month. First up was Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu by Asmodee games. This is a re-theme of […]

Oct 18 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: RDTN Episode 78 – Who Wants to Live Forever: Pandemic Legacy with Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock

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If you were to go into the RDTN archives, you would hear us talk a bunch about Pandemic. It was probably one of the first games that really started us […]

Oct 20 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: RDTN Episode 136: Hunt for the Ring, Heaven & Ale, Muse, Finished!, and Lotus

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One of the first games that I introduced my family and friends to was Nuns on the Run. One of the draws of that game is the number of people […]

Jan 23 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: RDTN Episode 166: Unmatched, Restoration Games Interview, Tudor, Kapow, Combo Fighter, Kickstarters

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I told Marty that we should occasionally change the secret word to the Green Room. By keeping the same code, past people could show up and request to come back […]

Mar 12 2019

1hr 57mins

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Rank #10: RDTN Episode 93: Ship of Fools – Rob Daviau and Seafall

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Having not learned from his last appearance or he has a short memory, Rob Daviau, designer of countless games and co-designer behind the #1 game on Boardgamegeek, has returned to […]

May 24 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #11: RDTN Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games

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Time              Segment
00:00:32          Intro
00:01:56          Episode 181 Cleanup
00:05:10          It is that time again
00:09:10          Diamonds Second Edition
00:10:03          City of the Big Shoulders again
00:12:56          Short Term Memory stinks
00:14:33          Fall movie drought
00:17:40          Portal Games
00:19:29          Pret-a-Porter
00:40:27          The Broken Token
00:41:57          Foothills
00:46:37          No Quarter Required: Raiders of North Sea & Pandemic
00:56:39          Cloudspire
01:09:34          Final Hour with Vanessa
01:23:34          Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
01:28:02          Outro
01:33:08          Miniature Market

Cloudspire hit the table and about broke it. This game from Chip Theory Games did not disappoint us but it isn’t for the weak when it comes to understanding the nuisances. The core mechanics are easy, but the individual factions are what shine. These individual factions will need practice and patience in order to get good at this game and players will need to be on equal footing. It is one of these games that players that have a constant group will experience the biggest joy because it becomes a chess moves between players. Lot to explore in this game and if you are looking for a new lifestyle game, this might be the one for you.

Pret-a-Porter surprised us for it was not the game we thought it was going to be. We thought it was going to be a crunchy euro that comes down to who managed their enterprise the best. But this game brought out the cutthroat in us and we were doing our best to ensure the other player’s plans were messed up each round. Maybe we made too much out of the backstabbing that was going on, but every round, we heard someone complain about how their whole turn just got messed up.

The card mechanic in Foothills is one of our favorite mechanics and so glad we got this to the table as well. Hard decisions needed to be made and resource management was tight at times. Really enjoy two player games that are quick on the table and Foothills did not disappoint.

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Oct 08 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #12: RDTN Episode 139: Stone Age, Cult, V-Commandos, Fast Forward Series, Age of Rivals

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We are actually doing something that was asked for by the listeners of RDTN, we are looking at some older games in our 5 Minute Initiative Segment. The first one […]

Mar 06 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: RDTN Episode 133: Whistle Stop, Battle for Rokugan, and PAX Unplugged 2017

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Whistle Stop by Bezier Games has given gamers another train game that incorporates tile laying, resource collecting, and set collection, all the things that scratch that itch in a game […]

Dec 05 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #14: RDTN Episode 170: Robinson Crusoe Mystery Tales, Res Arcana, Space Base Expansion, Wacky Races, Superfriends

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Hope everyone has recovered from the onslaught of Avengers Endgame and Game of Thrones battles and ready to get back to board gaming. We are and this episode puts five […]

May 07 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #15: Episode 17: Emily Post – The Lost Chapters

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Have you ever been playing a game and wished that they people you were playing with would just get a clue and have better manners? Of course you have, Marty […]

Jul 16 2013

58mins

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Rank #16: RDTN Episode 163: Everdell, Stephen Buonocore, Tantrum House

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We have guests on for this show and we get chatty with one guest. He is such a great friend to the show and it is hard keeping it short. […]

Jan 29 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #17: RDTN Episode 81 – Come Together: BGG Con Review – Suzanne Sheldon, Matt Evans, Chaz Marler, and Joel Eddy

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This one is recorded live at BGG Con and we share some of our highlights and low-lights that occurred over those five days. We went last year, had a blast, […]

Dec 01 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: RDTN Episode 174: Origins Recap, Undaunted: Normandy, Corinth, Southern Fried Gaming Expo

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Marty had a great trip to Origins. There are so many good games coming out and he shares a sample of some that stood out to him. It is no […]

Jul 02 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: RDTN Episode 155: Tabletop Showcase – Martin Wallace

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Over the six years of doing the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast, we have been privileged to have some of incredible designers drop by the show and talk. Once […]

Oct 11 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #20: RDTN Episode 169: Fifth Annual Screening, Streaming, or Steaming Summer Movie Preview

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The 5th Annual Movie Show with our good buddies Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman. This is going to be a big summer of movies and we wish we had enough […]

Apr 23 2019

1hr 51mins

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RDTN Episode 189:Return to The Dark Tower, Irish Gauge, Little Devils, Letter Press, Town Builder: Coevorden

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01:02 Intro
05:38 Irish Gauge
09:18 Little Devils
11:25 Letterpress
15:32 Town Builder: Coevorden
20:47 Moisturize
22:43 CBD
23:51 The Broken Token
24:40 Restoration Games
26:23 Cooking with Rob
29:12 We are getting older
32:00 Return to Dark Tower
1:08:50 Dark Tower Testing
1:10:42 When does it come out – Thursday
1:13:24 What’s in the package
1:23:10 Restoration 2020 Plans
1:29:39 SNL Knowledge leaks out
1:31:16 Lawn Mowers of 2020
1:41:03 Portal Games
1:42:14 Outro
1:44:43 Dungeon Party: Forbidden Games
1:51:04 Miniature Market

We are starting of the year strong because, Rob and Justin have returned to the show and they are telling us all about Return to Dark Tower. We got the lowdown on how to play, what it took to get the Tower running, and the support behind the game. Once we got that out of the way, we talked about Restoration Games’ plans for 2020 and how they plan to expand their current lineup.

But what would a board game podcast be without talking board games. We discuss games that are coming out in 2020 and games that have been out for a long time. One game, Irish Gauge is currently not available at Capstone to order, but be watching for it at your local game store. More importantly, they will be releasing a Kickstarter for the second game in the series soon.

Jan 14 2020

1hr 53mins

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RDTN Episode 188: Cities Skylines, The City, Fire!, Flying Squirrels

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01:02 Intro
01:44 House Update
05:34 Finger Update
13:00 Contest Update
17:15 Wits & Wagers: Party Edition
20:45 The Count Lawnmower Issues
21:20 RTDN: The Hallmark Movies of Boardgame Podcasts
25:24 5 Minute Initiative: Fire!
31:05 Miniature Market
32:23 The City
36:38 Flying Squirrels
37:25 He said what?
39:20 Barkam Horror The Card Game
41:37 Cubicle 7 lost LOTR
43:43 Summer Trailers are coming out
46:05 Is 8 too many players
48:00 Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion Demo
49:58 Booth or Table?
52:31 The Broken Token
53:24 Cities Skylines
1:05:05 Quiver’s newest storage solution
1:10:55 BGG Support Drive
1:12:33 Outro
1:15:55 Portal Games

We got a fairly light show this time. Between broken fingers, house repairs, holidays, we haven’t had the time to sit down and get in some heavy gaming. But never fear, the banter is always here. Thanks to everyone who answered the survey and if you were lucky enough to win something, we will be contacting you in the coming weeks.

We did get to play The City from Tom Lehman and enjoyed the simplicity of the game. Sometimes you just need something that takes less than 30 minutes to play and this game does it.

Adam comes back on the show and helps Marty talk about Cities: Skylines and how it compares to the video game. So if you play the video game, maybe Adam can convince you you need the board game as well.

Finally, Marty goes solo and discusses a Stronghold game called Fire! This game is another quick to play and might be a time killer you need while waiting on a friend to show up and get your game night started.

Thanks for listening and please be sure and consider supporting BGG.

Dec 17 2019

1hr 16mins

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RDTN Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi

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Time Segment
01:23 Intro
02:00 BGG Con
04:47 I broke it
11:45 Back to BGG Con
22:57 Time for the Food
27:48 Return to Dark Tower
30:03 Gloomhaven Playtest
31:02 Sanctum
40:57 Portal Games
42:40 Paladins of the West Kingdom
48:34 Survey Time
52:13 Miniature Market
53:07 The Taverns of Tiefenthal
58:37 Miyabi
01:08:46 Our Apologies
01:17:14 The Broken Token

Marty goes off to BGG Con and plays tons of games. He comes back and you would think he would be all giddy about a game, but if you have been listening to us long enough, that isn’t going to be the case. He is excited about grit balls. You read correctly, fried balls made of grits. Okay, he was excited about the games.

Paladins of the West Kingdom hurt us. Yeah, that is right, this game but the grey matter through a work out and it was a good work out. This is a great next step in the series and one that needs a few plays to really get a grasp of this game.

The Taverns of Tiefenthan is a lighter deck building, dice drafting, engine building game that might be something to introduce newer games too those particular concepts. Very simple mechanics, quick to learn and not too competitive. Looking forward to more plays of this game with the modules that we will need to discover on our own.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 17mins

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RDTN Episode 186: Stronghold Undead with special guest, Ignacy Trzewiczek

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00:37                    Intro
01:55                    World Cup
03:55                    Volleyball
05:55                    Essen – Two Days is not enough
09:57                    Pret-a-Porter
14:14                    Empires of the North
17:46                    Magic Turing Machine
23:31                    The Magic behind designing a game
25:06                    Miniature Market
25:39                    Stronghold Undead
57:17                    The Broken Token
58:00                    Terra Mystica Correction from Episode 184
59:40                    Detective Plans
1:04:00                Portal Games Plans for 2020
1:12:18                Portal GamesProfessional Commercial

We are joined once again by Ignacy. You would think he would have gotten wise after all these years, but nope, he keeps coming back. This time, he talks to us about a game we have been waiting on for years – Stronghold Undead. It is no exaggeration, we have been waiting for years. Good news, the game is funded, so our wait is almost over. It will still be 2020 before we see it. This is also a very short KS and will be over 11/25/2019, so don’t delay if you are interested in backing it.

Ignacy gives advice on how to not loose so badly in Pret-a-Porter to help us in our next game. He then spoils a new faction for Empires of the North where it is about giving stuff to other players only to reap the benefits for yourself. Ignacy states this is going to be a tough but challenging faction to play and we are looking forward to it.

Thank you for listening and in the next episode, we hear about Marty’s adventurers at BGG Con

Nov 19 2019

1hr 13mins

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RDTN Episode 185: Tabletop Showcase – Klaus and Benny Teuber

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00:34 Intro
03:28 Klaus and Benny Teuber
22:35 Rank’em
30:23 Thoughts on Starfarers

As part of the Tabletop Showcase Event, we have the honor of talking with Klaus and Benny Teuber. There isn’t a lot of introduction needed here or explanation who they are. It is almost fair to say that if you play board games, own board games, or walk down an aisle with board games, you will see the Teuber name. Do I really need to spell out it for you? Fine, Catan.

Do want to point out that the interview was shorter than we wanted, but we had to catch them between their engagements at Essen. We had too many questions and just hope that we asked ones you would be interested in. We played RDTN Rank’em, which we do with our first time guests, and pay attention because you might get some valuable insight for how to play your next Catan game.

Finally, Marty and I talk about the re-release of Starfarers and our experience. Neither of us have played before and our going in thoughts did not match our thoughts coming out of the play.

Thanks for taking the time in listening to the interview and be sure to check out all the other Tabletop Showcase creations this week.

Nov 14 2019

43mins

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RDTN Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Hako Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

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00:44 Intro
07:48 Hako Onna
16:55 Gates of Delirium
20:01 BooBQ Food
22:55 Revisit 183
28:05 Terra Mystica Expansion
36:00 Portal Games
38:03 Stronghold Undead
45:00 Mega Moose Con Retrospective
50:55 Miniature Market
52:15 Ankh’or
58:01 Warhammer Feast of Bones
01:21:40 Kapow Success Story
01:26:20 Outro
01:27:08 Broken Token

In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try.

We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for for a few years. More on that because Ignacy will be joining us on a later show to give us some more intelligent thoughts than what we can supply.

Adam comes back to the show to share his thoughts on Warhammer’s new Feast of Bones box. He and Marty go all miniature and give the details on what is included in this expansion and their thoughts on if you need to add this to your Warhammer collection.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 28mins

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RDTN Episode 183: Tapestry, Bloom Town, War of the Worlds, Dizzle, Gates of Delirium,Annihilageddon

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Time      Segment
00:41      Intro
06:20      Dizzle
09:57      Conspiracy – I tell you
14:04      McRibs are back
17:03      Run to the Border
19:50      Gates of Delirium
27:15      Last Bastion
33:18      The Broken Token
35:15      Bloom Town
40:45      Clarification
41:15      Tapestry
1:14:56    Battle Wizards Annihilageddon
1:19:51    Portal Games
1:21:05    War of the Worlds
1:40:22    Outro
1:43:38    8 Bit Box
1:47:06    Back to Outro
1:51:30    Miniature Market

Bit of a long episode this time due to the number of games covered and ten minutes of talking about food. At least it isn’t lawnmowers this time.

Tapestry gets the Scurry treatment and luckily we had Nate and Mark keeping us in check. Not sure if there is anything new that you haven’t already heard from others, but we had to play this beautiful game. This is one of those games that I want another chance at with the same civilization just to see if I can find a pattern and a winning strategy. I can see where this might be a legacy game for some from the standpoint that they just want to get good at all the civilizations in the game.

At the time of the recording, I had not gotten to play Gates of Delirium, but I have since. Marty is right, this is a fast pace game where you need to pay attention to what is on the table and going on around you with the other players. It is a fun game where the final outcome might surprise you. It did me.

Bloom Town and Dizzle provided a pleasant surprise to us both. Before you discount Dizzle as another Roll and Write, you need to give it a try because there is some strategy that will surprise. Bloom Town is the same way with the strategy, but there is the potential for hate drafting in the game. So what seems to be a light game suddenly becomes one of hard choices and sometimes mean decisions. Bloom Town is a Walmart exclusive.

War of the Worlds is brought to you by Marty and Adam and it is always fun to hear Adam needle his father about things. This is a two player game only so keep that in mind as you hear how Marty lost both times.

Annihilageddon is a very adult content game. You have been warned not only on the box, but by us.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 52mins

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RDTN Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games

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Time              Segment
00:00:32          Intro
00:01:56          Episode 181 Cleanup
00:05:10          It is that time again
00:09:10          Diamonds Second Edition
00:10:03          City of the Big Shoulders again
00:12:56          Short Term Memory stinks
00:14:33          Fall movie drought
00:17:40          Portal Games
00:19:29          Pret-a-Porter
00:40:27          The Broken Token
00:41:57          Foothills
00:46:37          No Quarter Required: Raiders of North Sea & Pandemic
00:56:39          Cloudspire
01:09:34          Final Hour with Vanessa
01:23:34          Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
01:28:02          Outro
01:33:08          Miniature Market

Cloudspire hit the table and about broke it. This game from Chip Theory Games did not disappoint us but it isn’t for the weak when it comes to understanding the nuisances. The core mechanics are easy, but the individual factions are what shine. These individual factions will need practice and patience in order to get good at this game and players will need to be on equal footing. It is one of these games that players that have a constant group will experience the biggest joy because it becomes a chess moves between players. Lot to explore in this game and if you are looking for a new lifestyle game, this might be the one for you.

Pret-a-Porter surprised us for it was not the game we thought it was going to be. We thought it was going to be a crunchy euro that comes down to who managed their enterprise the best. But this game brought out the cutthroat in us and we were doing our best to ensure the other player’s plans were messed up each round. Maybe we made too much out of the backstabbing that was going on, but every round, we heard someone complain about how their whole turn just got messed up.

The card mechanic in Foothills is one of our favorite mechanics and so glad we got this to the table as well. Hard decisions needed to be made and resource management was tight at times. Really enjoy two player games that are quick on the table and Foothills did not disappoint.

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Oct 08 2019

1hr 33mins

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RDTN Episode 181: Marvel Champions, Pax Pamir, Eternal, Sorcerer, War Chest Expansion

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00:00:41   Intro
00:06:50   Glad They told Us which way was up
00:12:51   Game On Coin Sets
00:16:27   War Chest Nobility
00:24:24   Warhammer Underworlds Expansion
00:31:00   Miniature Market
00:32:26   Pax Pamir
00:38:53   Marvel Champions The Card Game
01:08:07   Portal Games
01:09:32   Sorcerer
01:16:33   Eternal Chronicles of the Throne
01:23:46   The Quick and the Undead
01:31:17   Outro
01:37:15   The Broken Token

Lots of card games were covered in this episode and that includes one of the biggest that will be coming out in the fourth quarter, Marvel Champions from Fantasy Flight Games. Marvel Champions is a coop living card game that pits players against a single villian who has a scheme that will create havoc for the hereos, or just simply rob a bank. A villian has to eat. If you enjoy Living Card Games, get your preorder in. One thing we state on the podcast that needs to be written is that the core set has everything you need to get you playing, unlike the previous LCGs where you had to buy additional copies of the core box to get additional copies of certain cards. Thank you Fantasy Flight for coming to your senses and including all we need in the core set.

War Chest Nobility expansion got an early play. Why is that game so enjoyable to play? Maybe it is the speed of play, the depth of strategy, or the constant battle of the hard decisions that you have to make. If War Chest is making it to the table, then go ahead and plan on this expansion because it gives you more decision points during your play.

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 37mins

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RDTN Episode 180: City of the Big Shoulders, Era, Ecos, Blockbuster, Letter Jam, and more

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City of the Big Shoulders, Era, Ecos, Blockbuster, Letter Jam, and more

00:50   Intro
06:35   Blockbuster
11:49   St. Noire
19:24   Second Chance
22:17   Letter Jam
28:57   Squirrel – Just One
30:45   WoW Classic
36:56   The Broken Token
37:45   Ecos: First Continent
43:20   City of the Big Shoulders
1:09:00 Cartographers
1:14:16 Portal Games
1:16:16 ERA
1:21:57 Meeple People Show
1:23:14 Play Like A Pirate
1:27:09 Miniature Market

Tons of games made it to the table. Marty’s family got to play a bunch of them because it is simple to get people to play games when it is 95 degrees outside and the humidity is in the mid 70s. What else would you do but stay inside an enjoy the A/C.

He and I did get in some very good games these past two weeks. City of the Big Shoulders is one that we saw at Gen Con, got excited for when we talked with Raymond Chandler, and kept that enthusiasm going as we played. Ecos got another play and still needs more because there is hidden depth here that must be explored and discovered. Then Era was on the table with all of its bits and pieces. And we finished off the week with Cartographers which was  a breath of fresh air in the mark on a piece of paper games that have been coming out.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 27mins

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RDTN Episode 179: Ragusa, Bargain Quest, Watergate

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00:37 Intro 04:36 Pivot 08:57 Shipnaked Game Box 12:27 Funkoverse 14:30 Other Games in the Box 17:51 Bargain Quest 26:00 Portal Games 27:25 Flying Squirrels 27:56 Metal Gear Solid 29:38 […]

Aug 27 2019

1hr 21mins

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RDTN Episode 178: Gen Con Live! – With lots of special guests including Stefan Feld!

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In this episode, we have a bunch of guests drop by to talk Gen Con and all the great games we saw at the show. Plus a very special interview […]

Aug 13 2019

1hr 44mins

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RDTN Episode 177: Pathfinder 2nd Edition Review (Compared to 1st Edition and DnD 5e)

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In this special episode of RDTN, Marty is joined by his sons, Adam and Travis, to discuss the brand new 2nd edition of Pathfinder. They’ll talk about the history of […]

Aug 01 2019

1hr 19mins

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RDTN Episode 176: Empires of the North, Warcry, Abomination, Catan Switch version

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This episode includes a Scurry Report on Empires of the North. The Connell gentlemen talk about the new Warcry miniature game. And Marty tries to channel me in a […]

Jul 30 2019

2hr

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RDTN Episode 175: Brikks, Dark Domains, Point Salad, Mountains, Dragon’s Breath, Curios

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Back from vacation and not well rested, but ready to talk about games once again. Marty tells me all about some games he played while I was away on vacation […]

Jul 16 2019

1hr 26mins

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RDTN Episode 174: Origins Recap, Undaunted: Normandy, Corinth, Southern Fried Gaming Expo

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Marty had a great trip to Origins. There are so many good games coming out and he shares a sample of some that stood out to him. It is no […]

Jul 02 2019

1hr 19mins

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RDTN Episode 173: Top 5 List, Imperial Settlers Roll & Write, Tiny Towns

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We are breaking our format a bit in this Episode by doing something we haven’t really done in the past. We list our Top 5 Games that we would not […]

Jun 18 2019

55mins

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RDTN Episode 172: Hadara, Pandemic Rapid Response, 51st State Allies, Shadowrun 6th Edition

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While I enjoy Imperial Settlers from Portal, I will admit that 51st State is my favorite of the two. Don’t get me wrong, not saying that one is better than […]

Jun 04 2019

1hr 32mins

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RDTN Episode 171: Star Wars Outer Rim, Nagaraja, and Silver

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One of these days, I am going to get us down below one hour again. But it isn’t going to happen for this show. Nope. We have too much to […]

May 21 2019

1hr 26mins

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RDTN Episode 170: Robinson Crusoe Mystery Tales, Res Arcana, Space Base Expansion, Wacky Races, Superfriends

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Hope everyone has recovered from the onslaught of Avengers Endgame and Game of Thrones battles and ready to get back to board gaming. We are and this episode puts five […]

May 07 2019

1hr 23mins

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By infinitely curious - Jan 07 2020
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Every year the gaming content declines to the point they made the very factual comment: “we’re half way through an episode and haven’t talked about a game.” They apparently have thin skins because they run any negative commentary into the ground. They devoted a segment of an episode to snarking a review line by line. Every episode they mention the apt “background noise of podcasts” comment. And there’s the intro lawn care segment which is wildly off topic and also a contributor to climate change. Not comedic, not inclusive. Just a mess compared to a formerly decent podcast about… wait for it… board games.

I like it a lot

By Ryan of M - Jan 15 2018
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Great content. Time is well spent and fun. Reviews were super helpful. Thank you!