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Where too many consonants meets too many vowels

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Where too many consonants meets too many vowels

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Great news on the industry from the inside

By brehmster1977 - Nov 24 2019
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This is more than just the discussion of games. It is the business and design from two leaders in the industry. If you are curious as to how the business is run and how to be succussful in the industry, then tune in.

My favorite gaming podcast

By Hgfddccccfgujkb - Jan 06 2019
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Informative and entertaining at the same time. Stephen and Ignacy have great chemistry. Thank you!!

iTunes Ratings

68 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
10
1
4
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Great news on the industry from the inside

By brehmster1977 - Nov 24 2019
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This is more than just the discussion of games. It is the business and design from two leaders in the industry. If you are curious as to how the business is run and how to be succussful in the industry, then tune in.

My favorite gaming podcast

By Hgfddccccfgujkb - Jan 06 2019
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Informative and entertaining at the same time. Stephen and Ignacy have great chemistry. Thank you!!

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Episode 81 – HUGE News, Seeking Designers, and Hirings

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EVENT DECK: Azul Wins Spiel des Jahres, Asmodee SOLD, Christian Peterson Leaves FFG

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered.

FINAL SCORING: Portal Games Hires, Detective Hits Store Shelves, Indie Game Studios Hiring

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Aug 15 2018

41mins

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Episode 80 – Azul, Publisher Printing, and HUGE NEWS

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EVENT DECK: Overturn KS, WotC Direct Sales, Pandemic Anniversary, Azul Sales, Warhammer 40k Monopoly, Barnes & Nobel Summer Game Nights

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered.

FINAL SCORING: Huge news at Gen Con?

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 25 2018

33mins

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Episode 83 – Alliance Game Show, Dune Board Game, and more!

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EVENT DECK: Alliance Game Show, industry news, and conventions

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered.

FINAL SCORING: Dune Board Game

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Sep 13 2018

42mins

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Episode 79 – Gen Con Fever, Foreign Exchange, and Stephens Sales Pitch

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EVENT DECK: Gen Con Fever has Begun, Electronic Board Games, Barnes and Nobel Sales Down, Terraforming Mars: Colonies

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Detective Shipping, Monolith Arena, Lots of Conventions, Gold Fever, Paper Tales, Kitchen Rush, Lots of Terraforming Mars stuff.

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Jul 11 2018

30mins

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Episode 99 – Last chance to enter contest!

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EVENT DECK: Ignacy talks about Tides of Time app, and shipping of L.A. Crimes, Stephen announces a lot of street dates and updates you on Kickstarters. Meanwhile Games Factory Publishing, major Polish publisher goes out of business, GAMA trade show was a record breaking event, and CMON announces more changes. Tune in to learn more industry insider information!

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Upcoming Cons – AmaCon, GoF.

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

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Mar 27 2019

44mins

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Episode 90 – Countdown to 100!

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EVENT DECK: Stronghold releases revealed! Good and bad news for CMON

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Spring Meadow event, couple of release dates, Dice Tower Cruise!

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Dec 12 2018

37mins

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Episode 113 – The one with Tick to Ride Show!

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Episode 113 – The one with Ticket to Ride show!
In this episode Ignacy and Stephan talks about preparations to Gen con, discuss The Dice Tower awards and changes in the Dice tower con for upcoming years.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 24 2019

42mins

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BGI 121 – The one before Essen

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121 – the one before Essen.

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 17 2019

48mins

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Episode 107 – The one about Spiel Des Jahres!

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In this episode number 107 Ignacy talks about Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019 and about UKGE in Birmingham. Stephen talks about BGG Spring convention in Dallas.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

May 29 2019

43mins

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Episode 93 – Annual Predictions

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EVENT DECK: Our annual Predictions episode, when Stephen shows the world how much more of a Prognosticator He is than Ignacy!

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Follow us!

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jan 16 2019

40mins

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BGI 120 – The one with the new segment

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120 The one with the new segment
In this episode Ignacy invites everybody to play free demo of Detective and Stephen is completing his Roll & Write series. As always we answer fan questions, discuss news and this time we have a new segment!

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 09 2019

51mins

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Episode 94 – Great news from Stronghold and Portal

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EVENT DECK: Portalcon is coming, that means announcements for 2019 from Portal Games! Also games are recognized, and are climbing up the ladder on BGG!

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Upcoming Cons — Portalcon, GamiCon Nickel (Cedar Rapids, IA), GAMA Trade Show

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jan 30 2019

43mins

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Episode 108 – The one about upcoming conventions and KS campaigns.

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In this episode number 108 Ignacy talks about UKGE adventure with cookies. Stephen talks about KS campaign coming in June. Together they discuss about upcoming conventions and changes on the board games market.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jun 12 2019

40mins

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Episode 115 – The one about tarrifs

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Episode 115 – The one about tarrifs!
In this episode Ignacy and Stephane are looking for Essen volounteers and also discuss high politics and tarrifs! 

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Aug 28 2019

49mins

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Episode 96 – Hot Winter

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EVENT DECK: We do not have time for winter break, although it is a beautiful winter in Poland, and even more beautiful winter summer in Florida! The contest is on, w talk about L.A. Crimes, Imperial Settlers Roll&Write, Aftershock, Futuropia, and many more games!

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: GUEST OF HONOR at GamiCon Nickel (Cedar Rapids, IA),
Dice Tower WEST, GAMA Trade Show, North Tournee of Trzewik & Merry

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Feb 13 2019

36mins

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Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower Con

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Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower con
In this episode Stephen talks about Die Macher KS, and Ignacy talks about Pret-a-Porter Kickstarter! Our famous segment ‘Asmodee buys’ is back and we discuss changes in distribution in US for Asmodee, and of course we answer our fans questions!Episode 110

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 03 2019

38mins

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Episode 104 -Detective gets an award, Turmoil gets one million!

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In this Episode number 104 Ignacy brags about Detective again, and Stephen brags about Turmoil on Kickstarter! Besides that they talk about Chinese goverment destroying Cthulhu books, Magic the Gathering cards worth 100k usd being stolen and many other important industry news! 

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

May 08 2019

38mins

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Episode 98 – Ignacy wins Game of the Year and Stephen is a very special guest of honor!

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EVENT DECK: Welcome to Episode 98, and we continue our countdown to the EPIC #100! We will have a very special episode for Episode #100, so get ready for that! MEANWHILE… Our CONTEST is currently running with two winners to get a game, one from Stronghold Games, one from Portal Games.

News from Portal: Game of the Year for Detective! Pre-Orders for Detective: L.A. Crimes started! Imperial Settlers: Roll&Write goes to print!

News from Stronghold: AFTERSHOCK! Just relaunched! Aftershock: San Francisco & Venice a VERY SHORT, 12 days Kickstarter! EGIZIA: Shifting Sands: release date April 9, 2019

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: Dice Tower WEST, GAMA Trade Show, new Portal Games website for US: PortalGamesUS.com

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Mar 06 2019

42mins

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Episode 84 – GrandCon and local conventions!

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Hear us talk about GrandCon and local conventions in general!

Pre-orders for Essen not only new games with promos, but also tickets for 3 special events!  (I AM GUEST Speaker at an event!! – Friday: 2-3:30– “International Game Publishing” – Room: Saal Europa.)

Special Promotion for “Forum Trajanum” – Find 3 of 4 Romans, get your card stamped, and pick up your set of FT-Promo cards

EVENT DECK:
Unique games from FFG – Keyforge and Discover https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41136/second-title-ffgs-unique-game-line-revealed
Asmodee buys… http://www.dicetowernews.com/asmodee-to-aquire-galapagos-jogos/53782

Sep 27 2018

37mins

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Episode 97 – Hasbro wins the game of life

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EVENT DECK: We continue the countdown to the EPIC #100 special episode! Meanwhile Ignacy went on tournee to 6 cities, finished Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write and is teasing us with L.A. Crimes pre-orders. And Stephen announces Aftershock coming back to Kickstarter soon, Egizia will be live on April 9, and talks about a month long Forum Trajanum Envoy Store Splash! Also, some more news form the industry!

STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered

FINAL SCORING: GUEST OF HONOR at GamiCon Nickel (Cedar Rapids, IA),
Dice Tower WEST, GAMA Trade Show

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Feb 27 2019

34mins

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BGI 126 -The one after BGGcon and before Pax Unplugged!

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125 – In this episode Ignacy talks about the end of Stronghold Undead Kickstarter, Stephen talks about the end of convention season and they both discuss recent industry news including Ticket to Ride for Alexa! They also answer your questions and they ask you a question!

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Dec 11 2019

48mins

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BGI 125 – The one with a very sad news section

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125 – The one with a very sad news section
In this episode Ignacy and Stephen have to discuss very disturbing news. This is a very serious episide and we share some light and fun only a bit, at the end of the episode with Stephen alking about beer. Again!

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Nov 20 2019

42mins

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BGI 124 – The one after Essen again and about New KS campaign – STRONGHOLD UNDEAD

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123 – the one after Essen.

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Nov 13 2019

46mins

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BGI 123 – The one after Essen

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123 – the one after Essen.

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Nov 06 2019

49mins

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BGI 122 – The one before last preparations for Essen

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121 – the one before last preparations to Essen. Ignacy talks about some secret staff Portal will have for their fans in Essen and Stephen talks about his trip to Poland and KS.

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 23 2019

49mins

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BGI 121 – The one before Essen

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121 – the one before Essen.

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 17 2019

48mins

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BGI 120 – The one with the new segment

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120 The one with the new segment
In this episode Ignacy invites everybody to play free demo of Detective and Stephen is completing his Roll & Write series. As always we answer fan questions, discuss news and this time we have a new segment!

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 09 2019

51mins

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BGI 119 – The one with Ignacy on vacation!

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Ignacy and Stephen discuss changes in Barnes and Nobles, success of EXIT series, Rising Sun comic and much more! They also – as always – answer fan questions about the board games industry!

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Oct 02 2019

39mins

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Episode 118 – the one after vacation

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Episode 118 – the one after vacation

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TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Sep 25 2019

43mins

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Episode 117 – the one after Dorian

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Episode 117 – the one after Dorian

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TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Sep 11 2019

47mins

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Episode 116 – The one before Stephen’s vacation

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Episode 116 – In this episode Ignacy announces pre-orders for Essen Spiel, and Stephen gives update about his KS games! Besides that, they discuss changes in Amazon policy for third party sellers and they discuss another step in the growth of tabletop category on Kickstarter!

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Sep 04 2019

38mins

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Episode 115 – The one about tarrifs

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Episode 115 – The one about tarrifs!
In this episode Ignacy and Stephane are looking for Essen volounteers and also discuss high politics and tarrifs! 

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Aug 28 2019

49mins

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Episode 114 – The one about Spiel des Jahres and GenCon

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Episode 114 – The one about Spiel des Jahres and GenCon.
In this episode Ignacy and Stephan talks about Spiel des Jahres and GenCon.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Aug 23 2019

40mins

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Episode 113 – The one with Tick to Ride Show!

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Episode 113 – The one with Ticket to Ride show!
In this episode Ignacy and Stephan talks about preparations to Gen con, discuss The Dice Tower awards and changes in the Dice tower con for upcoming years.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 24 2019

42mins

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Episode 112 – The one with Ignacy making fun of Monopoly

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Episode 112 – The one with Ignacy making fun of Monopoly
In this episode Ignacy discusses changes in the industry based on the success of unique themes (Wingspan, Pret-a-Porter) and Stephen funds Die Macher, first game ever entered in the BGG database!

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PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

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Jul 17 2019

41mins

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Episode 111 – The one recorded at Dice Tower Con

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In this episode Stephen meets Luke again and they both record the show at the con. Here is their impression from The DiceTower con 2019!

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Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 10 2019

32mins

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Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower Con

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Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower con
In this episode Stephen talks about Die Macher KS, and Ignacy talks about Pret-a-Porter Kickstarter! Our famous segment ‘Asmodee buys’ is back and we discuss changes in distribution in US for Asmodee, and of course we answer our fans questions!Episode 110

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jul 03 2019

38mins

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Episode 109 – The one after Origins

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Episode 109 – The one after Origins!
In this episode Stephen talks about epic Origins 2019, and Ignacy talks about release of Imperial Settlers: Roll&Write. The event deck is dominated by boring but ‘very important numbers” news and Strategy & Tactics as always brings answers to your awesome questions!

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STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jun 26 2019

45mins

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Episode 108 – The one about upcoming conventions and KS campaigns.

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In this episode number 108 Ignacy talks about UKGE adventure with cookies. Stephen talks about KS campaign coming in June. Together they discuss about upcoming conventions and changes on the board games market.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

Jun 12 2019

40mins

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Episode 107 – The one about Spiel Des Jahres!

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In this episode number 107 Ignacy talks about Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019 and about UKGE in Birmingham. Stephen talks about BGG Spring convention in Dallas.

BGI: BGG| FB

STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB

PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB

TWITTER:@StrongholdGames | @Trzewik

Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com

May 29 2019

43mins

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