MN 0040 Two Player Games
During this month of love (February 2015) we turn our hearts to two-player games. We discuss Battle Line Balloon Cup (now Pinata) Lost Cities Medici vs Strozzi GIPF TAMSK Tally Ho Nathan also laments his inability to keep up with Living Card Games and figure based games such as X-Wings. We also discuss three games that at least one of us (Ryan) considers best with 2, even if they play more. Attika Scrabble Carcassonne
24 Feb 2015
MN 0171 Boardgamegeek.com
We discuss the fantastic website boardgamegeek.com. This stalwart site is chocked full of resources and user-generated content fit for any style and experience level of gamer, although each person is going to use the site in different ways. We discuss ratings, rankings, reviews, geeklists, guilds, logging games owned and played, and many other features of the Geek, including forums, contests, videos, podcasts, images, and flame wars. Join the conversation!
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MN 0203 Complex and Heavy Games
This week we are joined by Shane Larsen as we talk about complexity in games including talks about Puerto Rico, Through the Ages, Lorenzo Il Magnifco, and many more. Are complex games better, or just longer?
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MN 0208 Gloomhaven
This week we discuss Gloomhaven, the monstrous game by Isaac Childres. Ryan, Brent, and Nathan are joined by Dennis Holliday for this podcast.
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