Game Brain: A Board Game Podcast with Matthew Robinson and his Gaming Group

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A podcast about Board Games and friendship, hosted by Matthew Robinson and his seven other board game members. Join us every week for an in-depth look at the board gaming hobby, including board game news, reviews and much, much more.

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Round 6, Turn 6: "Oceans" with Trey
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Trey, the Game Designer
  • 0:08:04 - This Week's Game Night
    • The Crew
      • Hanabi
    • Roads and Boats (0:15:02)
      • Dwarf and Fortress
      • Antiquity
  • 0:21:14 - This Week's News
    • Dune Expansion: Ixthians and Tlilaxu (0:21:36)
    • Pandemic (0:26:12)
    • Detective: Suburbia Free PDF from Portal Games (0:30:01)
    • Gamma Game Publisher Crisis Initiative List (0:32:41)
    • Jennifer's Post about Table Top Simulator DLCs (0:38:28)
      • Wingspan, Scythe, Viticulture
      • Lacerda v Pfister
      • Oceans, Agricola, Game of Thrones
      • Through the Ages IOS
  • 0:48:20 - Games on the Brain
    • Game of Thrones Card Game On Line (0:48:49)
      • Magic the Gathering
    • Love in the Time of Corona Discord LARPs (0:52:14)
    • De Profundis RPG (0:53:25)
    • Apocalypse 47 LARP in Zoom (0:57:55)
  • 0:58:52 - 8x8 Challenge
    • Roads and Boats Splotter
  • 0:59:14 - Strategy v Tactics
    • Eclipse (1:04:03)
    • 1830 (1:05:50)
    • Food Chain Magnate (1:07:22)
      • Roads and Boats, Antiquity
    • Agricola (1:09:52)
    • Ricochet Robots (1:12:07)
    • Candy Land (1:17:17)
    • Imperial (1:17:43)
    • Oath (1:21:15)
    • Terraforming Mars, Twilight Imperium, Gaia Project, Twilight Struggle (1:22:40)
    • Through the Ages (1:26:02)
    • Concordia, Feast for Odin, Puerto Rico (1:28:30)
      • Terra Mystica
  • 1:31:50 - Review of Oceans
    • Evolution
    • Wingspan
    • Primordial Soup
  • 1:55:25 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Architects of the West Kingdom, Scythe, Viticulture, Gunshone Clever, Seventh Continent, Sagrada, Agricola, Quacks of Quedlinberg, Wingspan
    • Everdell
    • Grand Austria Hotel
    • Village
    • Francis Drake
    • Coimbra 
    • Oceans
    • The Crew
    • Taverns of Tiefenthal
    • The Magnificent
    • Res Arcana
  • 2:05:13 - Sign Off
Mar 30, 2020
A Fireside Chat with Jennifer and Matthew: Diversity and Inclusivity in Video Games vs. Board Games
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Jennifer and Matthew get together (over Skype) for a chat on Diversity and Inclusivity in Video Games vs. Board Games, specifically the games Anno 1800 vs Maracaibo. 

Mar 26, 2020
Round 6, Turn 5: "Our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY episode" with Matt!
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  • 0:00:00 - Intro: Welcome Matt
  • 0:04:08 - 50th Episode and One Year Anniversary!
  • 0:07:45 - "Temperature Check" / "Clip Show"
    • Thank you Etamaros Peleg
    • Thank you Liam York
    • Thank you Jennifer, Paul, Dmitry, Ben, Alfred, Jesse, Elder, Trey, and Jake
  • 0:10:24 - This Week's Game Night
    • Castles of Burgundy Table Top Simulator
    • Oceans Table Top Simulator
    • Cartehena (0:16:29)
      • High Frontier
      • Twilight Struggle
  • 0:19:47 - This Week's News
    • Dark Ages Kickstarter
      • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
    • Winter Kingdom (0:23:09)
      • Dominion, Kingdom Builder
    • Origins Game Fair 2020 June 17-21 (0:24:13)
      • Decks Con
    • Dig Your Way Out (0:26:46)
      • Paladins of the West Kingdom
    • Paris (0:28:55)
      • El Grande, Mexica: The Mask Series, Azul
      • Brussels, Troyes, Carson City
    • Wingspan on Switch (0:31:26)
    • Lawyer Up! Kickstarter (0:32:53)
      • ADA
  • 0:35:02 - Games on the Brain
    • Cloud Spire
    • Alu Bari, A Nice Cup of Tea (0:36:05)
      • Snowdonia
    • Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing (0:37:05)
    • Weight Loss Challenge Extension Bet (0:37:34)
    • Exploring On-Line Gaming - Games that are better on the simulator (0:38:58)
      • Antiquity
      • Roads and Boats
      • Through the Ages
  • 0:41:20 - 8x8 Challenge
    • Avalon
    • Gaia Project
    • 18xx
    • Splotter, Age of Steam, Lorenzo, Pax Pamir, Pax Renaissance, Pax Transhumanity, Age of Steam, Great Western Trail
  • 0:44:06 - Year in Review - A Second Look at 48 Games
    • Wingspan (0:44:36)
    • Coimbra (0:45:38)
    • Great Western Trail: Rails to the North (0:46:56)
    • Solenia (0:49:04)
    • Underwater Cities (0:49:37)
    • Avalon (0:50:45)
    • Chronicles of Crime (0:52:18)
    • Terraforming Mars: Colonies (0:53:53)
    • Quacks of Quedlinburg (0:55:04)
    • Escape Plan (0:55:47)
    • Teotihuacan (0:56:44)
    • Trickerion (0:58:24)
    • Catan (1:00:40)
    • Pipeline (1:02:37)
    • The Estates (1:03:55)
    • Twilight Struggle (1:04:55)
    • Pax Pamir 2E (1:05:18)
    • Res Arcana (1:06:47)
    • Architects of the West Kingdom (1:08:31)
    • Tokyo Metro (1:09:55)
    • Black Angel (1:11:42)
    • Air, Land and Sea, QE, Watergate (1:12:23)
    • City of the Big Shoulders (1:14:26)
    • Barrage (1:15:32)
    • Tapestry (1:15:46)
    • Lorenzo Il Magnifico (1:17:39)
    • Gaia Project (1:17:44)
    • Concordia (1:17:55)
    • Paladins of the West Kingdom (1:18:06)
    • Dune (1:19:26)
    • Detective (1:20:15)
    • Trismegistus (1:22:06)
    • Crystal Palace (1:22:23)
    • Bus (1:23:12)
    • Maracaibo (1:23:57)
    • Marvel Champions (1:25:19)
    • Taverns of Tiefenthal (1:26:44)
    • On Mars (1:28:05)
    • Pax Transhumanity (1:28:46)
    • Everdell (1:29:54)
    • Blood on the Clocktower (1:31:03)
    • Food Chain Magnate: Ketchup Expansion (1:33:02)
    • Ora et Labora (1:33:53)
    • Nemo's War (1:34:38)
    • Oath (1:35:41)
    • 1862 (1:38:32)
    • Caylus 1303 (1:39:57)
    • Eclipse: Second Dawn (1:40:38)
    • Railroad Evolution (1:41:30)
  • 1:41:53 - Thank You to Our Listeners!
  • 1:45:01 - Sign Off
Mar 23, 2020
Round 6, Turn 4: "Railroad Evolution" with Ben
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Ben, The Opinionated Gamer
  • 0:12:08 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Railroad Evolution 
    • Die Macher (0:14:05)
    • Table Top Simulator
  • 0:30:47 - This Week’s Game News
    • Verdun: Steel Inferno 
      • The Grizzled
    • Robinson Crusoe (0:31:51)
      • The Treasure Chest (0:32:25)
    • Million Dollar Script (0:33:48)
    • Pax Pamir 2nd Ed. reprint Kickstarter (0:36:03)
    • Stick’em (0:37:27)
      • Tichu
      • Six Nits
    • Twilight Struggle Red Sea: Conflict in the Horn of Africa (0:42:31)
    • Conquest and Consequence (0:43:56)
      • Triumph and Tragedy
      • Maria
      • Churchill 
      • Friedrich
    • Dominant Species: Marine (0:45:22)
    • Vampire Masquerade: Vendetta (0:48:37)
      • Dungeons and Dragons
    • Labyrinth: War on Terror on Steam (0:53:18)
    • Mystic Bale on Switch (0:54:10)
  • 0:56:24 - Games on the Brain
    • Weight Loss Challenge
    • Pandemic: Pandemic Legacy, Season 1 (0:59:28)
    • Food Chain Magnate (1:00:33)
      Ketchup Expansion, Noodles, Sushi, Apartments
  • 1:08:47 - Review of Railroad Revolution: Railroad Evolution
    • Madeira, Nippon, Lude Island, Chung Kuo
  • 1:39:30 - Changing People’s Minds About Games
    • Six Men Morris, Just One, Medici
    • Wingspan
    • Catan
    • Concordia
    • Pipeline
    • Everdell
    • Pandemic
    • Modern Art
    • Ra
    • Survive
    • Jaws
    • Lords of Vegas
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Splendor
    • On the Underground
    • K2
    • Cartehena
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • Indonesia
    • Dead of Winter
  • 1:57:35 - Board Game Sommelier
    • City of Big Shoulders
    • 1862
    • 1822
    • 1830
    • 1889
    • 1849: Sicilian Railways
    • Scythe, Terraforming Mars
    • Twilight Struggle
    • Key to the City: London
      • Keyflower
    • Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
    • Detective
    • Tragedy Looper
    • Letters from Whitechapel
    • Great Zimbabwe
    • Roads and Boats
    • Railways of the World
    • Pandemic Legacy
  • 2:17:23 - Sign Off
Mar 16, 2020
Round 6, Turn 3: "Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy" with Paul
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  • 0:00:00 - Welcome Paul the Game Breaker
  • 0:02:01 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Ora et Labora, Hansa Teutonica (0:04:00)
    • Eclipse: Second Dawn is the Galaxy (0:04:56)
    • Avalon, Oceans, Railroad Revolution (0:05:16)
      • Tribune
    • Avalon, Eclipse, Jaws (0:10:00)
  • 0:13:17 - This Week’s News
    • Coronavirus Convention Cancellation
    • Planner Kickstarter Marketing Hijinks (0:13:54)
    • Maharajah (0:16:16)
    • Geekopolis (0:18:57)
    • The Shining (0:19:57)
      • Cockroach Poker
    • Back to the Future: Back in Time (0:22:31)
    • Burger Academy (0:23:05)
      • Ricochet Robots
    • Die Crew (0:25:50)
    • Tang Garden (0:27:26)
      • Carcassonne
    • Pictionary Air (0:28:22)
    • 2020 Geekmadness Tournament (0:31:18)
    • Regium Automated Chessboard thispersondoesnotexist.com (0:32:13)
  • 0:36:25 - Games on the Brain
    • Weight Loss Challenge (0:37:28)
    • Oceans (0:41:19)
    • Pandemic (0:42:58)
  • 0:47:41 - 8X8 Challenge
  • 0:47:55 - Review of Eclipse: Second Dawn of the Galaxy 
  • 1:17:15 - Expansions!
    • Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients
    • Railroad Revolution (1:20:19)
    • Tzolkien: Tribes and Prophets (1:21:41)
    • Agricola: Farmers on the Moor (1:22:39)
    • Tribune (1:23:25)
    • Catan Cities and Knights (1:27:31)
    • Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients
    • Wingspan (1:29:19)
    • Battlestar Galactica Pegasus (1:29:55)
    • Terraforming Mars Colonies; Prelude (1:31:18)
    • Through the Ages
    • Terraforming Mars Prelude (1:32:24)
    • Dominion Prosperity (1:33:26)
      • Dominion Alchemy, Seaside
    • Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport (1:34:44)
    • Viticulture: Tuscany
    • Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
    • Agricola: Farmers on the Moor
    • Seven Wonders: Leaders
    • Seven Wonders: Cities
    • Power Grid: China, Concordia, Age of Steam: Korea, China; Russian Railroads
    • Lorenzo (1:40:55)
  • 1:42:14 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Quartermaster General, Friedrich, Memoir 44, Twilight Struggle
    • Root, Eclipse, War of the Ring, Risk
    • Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
    • Undaunted: Normandy
    • Nemo’s War
    • Churchill
    • Just One, Time’s Up, Undaunted: Normandy, Watergate, Cryptid
    • Decrypto, Balderdash, Avalon, Time’s Up: Title Recall, Wavelength, The Mind, Sleuth, Ricochet Robots, Cockroach Poker, Tichu, Codenames, Jaws, 
    • Twilight Struggle, Cuba Libre
  • 1:59:26 - Sign Off
Mar 09, 2020
Round 6, Turn 2: "Caylus 1303" with Dmitry
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  • 0:00:00 - Welcome Dmitry, the Philosophical Gamer
  • 0:01:45 - This Week’s Game Nights
    • Wavelength (0:02:16)
    • Santiago (0:03:38)
      • Modern Art
    • Masters of the Renaissance (0:04:23)
    • Ocean (0:05:49)
  • Heaven and Ale, Glenn Moor 2  (0:07:52)
  • 0:08:32 - Game News
    • Burgle Bros 2: Casino Capers (0:08:43)
    • Fallout Shelter (0:09:57)
    • Patchwork: Americana (0:11:02)
    • Scooby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion (0:11:40)
      • Betrayal: House on a Hill
      • Jaws
      • Top Gun
      • Battlestar Galactica
      • Dune
    • Zona: Secret of Chernobyl (0:14:15)
    • Kickstarter Solo Modes: The Ming Voyages, Tumbletown, By Death and Sea, Astroforce: the Dice Game, Endogenesis, Heroes of Tenfir, Knightlancer, Ark: Awakening, Knight Tales (0:17:42)
    • Manifold (0:19:23)
      • Vast, the Crystal Caverns
    • Chronicles of Crime: 1400, 1900, 2400 (0:20:34)
    • Tang Garden (0:22:30)
      • Carcasonne
    • Dogs and Pigs (0:22:55)
    • Bonfire (0:24:07)
  • 0:25:04 - Games on the Brain
    • Heaven and Ale
      • Coimbra
      • Village
      • Oath
      • Pax Pamir
    • Ocean (0:28:47)
    • 1862 (0:31:22)
  • 0:34:05 - Review of Caylus 1303
    • Teotihuacan
    • Great Western Trail
    • Le Havre
    • Maracaibo
    • Bus
  • 1:08:30 - Games as Entertainment
    • Kanban 
    • London Underground
    • Sheriff of Nottingham 
    • Kremlin
    • Junta
    • Bus
    • Cosmic Encounter
    • Agricola
    • Tzolkien
    • Teotihuacan
    • Crystal Palace
    • Coimbra
    • Age of Steam
    • Brass
    • Everdell
    • Barrage
    • Die Macher 
    • Friedrich
    • On Mars
    • High Frontier
    • Pax Pamir
    • Watergate
    • Acquire
  • 1:33:40 - Game Sommelier
    • Brass
    • Shogun/ Wallenstein
    • Nations/ Through the Ages
    • Modern Art
    • Gallerist
    • Wits and Wagers
    • Fresh Fish
    • Cryptid
    • Friedrich
    • Clans
    • Mr Jack
    • Sakigahara
  • 1:45:28 - Sign Off
Mar 02, 2020
Round 6, Turn 1: "1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties" with Jennifer
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  • 0:00:00 - Start of Round 6
  • 0:04:55 - Welcome Jennifer, the Veteran Gamer
    • 1830
    • Civilizatio drew n, Advanced Civilization 
  • 0:08:22 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Underwater Cities Expansion, Barrage, Glenn More 2
    • Everdell, Pearl Brook Expansion (0:10:00)
      • Wraith, New Frontiers
    • Underwater Cities Expansion (0:15:41)
      • Tzolkien
      • Lorenzo Expansion
    • Glenn More 2 (0:18:32)
    • Die Macher
  • 0:20:55 - News of the Week
    • War of the Ring: Kings of Middle Earth (0:21:05)
    • Raiders of Skiffia (0:23:10)
    • DEI: Divide et Imperia (0:24:34)
    • Viscounts of the West Kingdom (0:27:16)
      • Architects of the West Kingdom, Paladins of the West Kingdom
    • Marvel United Kickstarter (0:28:16)
    • Kanban EV (0:31:09)
      • Vinhos
    • Parks Expansion (0:34:50)
    • Eclipse Second Edition (0:35:39)
      • Food Chain Magnate: Ketchup Mechanism
      • Civilization One
      • Alpha Centauri
    • Cloud Spire (0:39:19)
    • Kickstarter Workers Unite! (0:41:08)
    • Asmodee Parts Replacement (0:42:46)
      • Wingspan
    • Slate’s Doctor Drunkenstein’s Reign of Terror (0:50:52)
    • Wisconsin Republican Senate Pages Secret Hitler on Madison.com (0:52:51)
  • 0:56:41 - Games on the Brain
    • Weight Loss Challenge
    • Diplomacy (1:01:05)
    • On Mars (1:05:10)
  • 1:09:56 - Review of 1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties
    • 1830, 1856, 1870, 1825, 1879, 1846, 1852
    • 1817, 1822
    • Age of Steam, ChIcago Express
    • 1846
    • 1879
    • 1822
    • On Mars
  • 1:59:10 - The Slow Pace of Change in Board Game Representation
    • Monopoly
    • Settlers of Catan
    • Maracaibo
    • Blackout Hong Kong
    • Dune
    • Archipelago
    • Spirit Island
    • Trickerion
    • Endeavor
    • Carson City
    • Marco Polo
    • Congo
    • Great Zimbabwe
  • 2:13:40 - Sign Off
Feb 24, 2020
Round 5, Extra Turn: "Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile" Early Impressions and How To Teach Games with Matt
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Tom and Matty sit down to go over their first impressions of Cole Wehrle's "Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile" and discuss the ins and outs of being a good game teacher. 

11:07 - Strategicon Wrap-up

36:52 -Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

1:12:09 - Deep Dive: Teaching Games


Feb 17, 2020
Solo Mode #3: "Nemo's War (Second Edition)"
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Welcome to another single-serving episode of Game Brain solo mode! 

Your host, Matthew Robinson, takes a look at the highly thematic, gambling, dice chucking, strategy war game euro hybrid known as... Nemo's War. 

Feb 10, 2020
Round 5, Turn 8: "Ora Et Labora" with Elder
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Professor Elder
  • 0:02:07 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Tribune (0:02:40)
    • Avalon (0:03:26)
    • Praise (0:04:15)
    • Hansa Teutonica (0:10:38)
      • Terra Mystica, Gaia Project, Eclipse
      • Clans of Caledonia (0:13:00)
    • Parks (0:14:34)
      • Clask, Wingspan
  • 0:15:17 - This Week’s News
    • Wuhan Corona Virus and Other Chinese Exports
      • Polygon Best Boardgames to Buy at Target (0:20:00)
        • Seven Wonders, a Fake Artist Goes to NY, Azul, Catan Jr, Cards Against Humanity, Coup, Furglars, King Domino, Pandemic, Sagrada, Telestrations, Disney Villainess, Magic the Gathering Game Night, Dungeons and Dragons. 
        • Santorini
        • Wakanda Forever
        • On Mars
        • Jaws
      • Castles of Tuscany and Game Franchising (0:25:23)
        • Castles of Burgundy
        • Marco Polo 2
        • Puerto Rico
        • Merlin
        • Nusfjord
        • Year of the Dragon
        • Trajan
        • Bora Bora
        • Carpe Diem
        • Paladins of the West Kingdom
        • Architects of the West Kingdom
        • Raiders of the West Kingdom
      • Rocket Men Kickstarter (0:34:10)
        • Wild Lands
        • Terraforming Mars
        • On Mars
        • The First Martians
        • High Frontier
        • Leaving Earth
      • Oath Print and Play (0:37:24)
        • Gloomhaven
      • A War of Whispers (0:41:00)
        • Clans
      • Alma Mater (0:44:10)
      • WATU: Western Approaches Technical Unit, A Game of Birds and Wolves (0:45:06)
    • 0:50:05 - Games on the Brain
      • On Mars
        • Gallerist, Kanban 
      • Diplomacy (0:52:58)
    • 0:55:00 - 8x8 Challenge
    • 0:55:30 - Review of Ora et Labora
      • Agricola
      • Bonanza
      • Le Havre
      • At the Gates of Luanne
      • Farmers on the Moor
    • 1:25:57 - Our Favorite Thing: Resource Management
      • Alta Plano
      • Power Grid
      • Bonanza
      • Terraforming Mars
      • Keyflower
      • Barrage
      • Roads and Boats
      • Antiquity
    • 1:49:44 Board Game Sommelier
      • Balancing Old and New Games
        • Color Coding Your Library
        • Announcing a Theme Night
        • Randomizing App
        • Culling Your Collection
      • Medium to Heavy 5 Player Games (1:55:00)
        • Taj Mahal, Shogun, Wallenstein, El Grande, Santiago, Terraforming Mars, Le Havre, Nations, Indonesia, Die Macher, Aman Ray, Princes of Florence, Puerto Rico
  • 01:59:50 - Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
  • 02:00:30 - Sign Off
Feb 03, 2020
Round 5, Turn 7: "Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism" with Trey
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Trey, the Game Designer
  • 0:01:40 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Tokyo Metro (0:02:00)
      • Tsukiji Market
    • Tichu (0:05:46)
    • Keyflower (0:06:12)
      • Caylus
    • Ora et Labora (0:11:02)
      • Agricola
  • 0:19:25 - This Week’s News
    • 2019 Kickstarter Stats and Larger Publishers (0:19:37)
      • Trial by Trolley; Throw, Throw Burrito; Etherfields, Bloodborne, Reaper miniatures, Bones, Battletech, Zombiecide, Exploding Kittens
    • Secret Hitler (0:27:00)
    • Arkwright Card Game (0:32:22)
    • Dominant Species: Marine (0:34:12)
    • Maharajah (0:36:42)
      • Azul, El Grande, Torres, Mexica
      • Taj Mahal
    • Golem (0:40:30)
    • Metamorphosis Alpha: Doom on the Warden (0:44:07)
  • 0:45:42 - Games on the Brain
    • Through the Ages (0:46:04)
    • Diplomacy (0:48:38)
  • 0:56:35 - Why Gamers Game
    • Twilight Struggle, 18xx, On Mars
  • 1:21:30 - Food Chain Magnate Ketchup Mechanism and Other Ideas
    • Indonesia
    • Roads and Boats, Etcetera

  • 1;57:50 - Game Sommelier
    • Getting the Most Out of Strategicon (1:58:30)
      • Battlestar Galactica, Root, Dune
    • Eclipse, Warlord, Diplomacy (2:06:16)
      • Axis and Allies, Risk, Nuclear War
  • 2:07:50 - Sign Off
Jan 27, 2020
Round 5, Turn 6: "Blood on the Clocktower" with Jesse
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome the Analytical Gamer, Jesse.
  • 0:01:33 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Food Chain Magnate Ketchup Expansion
    • On the Underground (0:02:03)
      • Tokyo Metro
    • Food Chain Magnate Modules (0:04:32)
      • New Milestones, Coffee, Rural Area, Apartment Buildings, Night Manager, Lobbyist, Noodles
      • Marketer versus Recruiting Girl with Night Manager Strategies (0:07:07)
        • Luxuries Manager (0:09:30)
    • Caylus 1303 (0:11:20)
    • Blood on the Clocktower (0:13:54)
      • Werewolf
  • 0:16:04 - This Week’s News
    • No Pun Included Games of the Year
      • Sidereal Confluence, 2017
      • Now Boarding, 2018
    • Burgle Bros
    • Sabotage
    • 2019 No Pun Included Game of the Year Pipeline (0:17:50)
      • Barrage, Crystal Palace, Marvel Champions
    • Asmodee Acquisition of Repos Productions (0:20:19)
      • Times up, Just One, Seven Wonders
    • Mariposas (0:22:03)
      • Wingspan
    • Return to Dark Tower (0:23:52)
    • Foundations of Rome Kickstarter (0:27:39)
      • Century Road, Specter Ops
    • Oath (0:29:53)
    • Cosmic Encounter Duel (0:33:03)
    • Today Show’s Ten Board Games for Adults (0:36:06)
      • Do You Know Me, Flying Sushi Kitchen, Twister Scrabble, Monopoly Speed, Candyland Mashup
    • Most played Board Games on BGG (0:39:27)
      • Catan, Agricola 
      • Top 5: carcasson, Code Names, Magic the Gathering, Race for the Galaxy, Dominion
  • 0:41:27 - Games on the Brain
    • Teen Fight Tactics Auto Chess
      • Twilight Struggle
    • 1862, Food Chain Magnate (0:46:55)
  • 0:49:48 - Weight Loss Challenge
  • 0:59:00 - Blood on the Clocktower Review
  • 1:47:55 - Immersiveness in Game Mechanisms Matching Theme
    • Twilight Struggle, Star Wars Rebellion, War of the Ring
    • El Grande (1:51:10)
    • Diplomacy (1:53:43)
    • Sidereal Confluence, Genoa
    • XComm (1:55:30)
    • Dead of Winter, Battlestar Galactica, Dune
    • Godfather Corleone (1:58:30)
    • High Society (2:01:39)
    • Detective (2:02:10)
    • Space Alert (02:04:33)
    • Captain Sonar, Arms (02:05:24)
    • Santiago (02:05:54)
    • Dune, Marco Polo
    • Gloomhaven
    • Terraforming Mars
    • Die Macher
  • 2:13:28 - Sign Off
Jan 20, 2020
Round 5, Turn 5: "Everdell" with Jake and Dmitry
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Casual Gamer Jake and Non-Gamer Dmitry
  • 0:01:57 - This Week's Game Night
    • 1862 (0:02:35)
    • Pipeline, Everdell, Concordia, Tichu
    • Throw, Throw Burrito (0:04:19)
    • Food Chain Magnate Ketchup Expansion  (0:07:42)
    • Ricochet Robohs, Jaws (0:14:57)
  • 0:15:38 - News of the Week
    • Shout Out to Efka from No Pun Included: Sidereal Confluence, Now Boarding
    • Fantasy Flight Interactive RPG Layoffs (0:18:17)
    • Afternova (0:21:06)
      • Genoa, Chinatown
    • Traintopia (0:22:19)
    • Ride the Rails (0:22:31)
      • Irish Gauge, Age of Steam
      • Dune
    • Pacific Rails, Inc. (0:27:30)
      • Ticket to Ride
    • The Shining (0:29:50)
    • Marvel United Miniature Game (0:31:18)
      • Marvel Champions
  • 0:32:48 - Games on the Brain
    • Johnny Trigger iPhone App (0:33:05)
    • Age of Steam Moon Map (0:33:35)
    • City of the Big Shoulders (0:35:20
    • 1862 (0:37:18)
    • Food Chain Magnate (0:38:24)
  • 0:39:58 - 8X8 Challenge
  • 0:40:18 - Review of Everdell
    • Crystal Palace
    • Terraforming Mars
  • 1:12:36 - Favorite Game Themes and Laser Sharks 
    • Resistance, Avalon (1:13:25)
    • Terraforming Mars (1:14:48)
    • Gaia Project, Terra Mystica (1:16:34)
    • Traveler, Dungeons and Dragons (1:18:30)
    • Agricola (1:20:45)
    • Trickerion (1:23:15)
    • Bus (1:23:45)
    • Avalon, Tichu (1:24:33)
    • Time’s Up, Wavelength (1:25:30)
    • Barrage (1:26:00)
    • Dune, Rex, War is the Ring (1:27:08)
    • Marvel Heroes (1:28:35)
    • Kremlin (1:29:17)
    • Eclipse (1:29:42)
    • Greed, Inc. (1:30:09)
    • Gallerist, Sheriff of Nottingham, Estates (1:31:16)
    • Junta, Die Macher (1:31:38)
    • High Frontier, Space Alert (1:32:52)
    • Container (1:35:55)
    • Kanban (1:36:22)
  • 1:37:00 - Game Sommelier
    • Pico 2 (1:40:17)
    • Welcome To (1:41:20)
    • Time's Up (1:42:15)
    • Clans of Caledonia, Acquire, Mombasa (1:45:10)
  • 1:46:37 - Sign-Off
Jan 13, 2020
Solo Mode #2: "Pax Transhumanity"
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Welcome to another single-serving episode of Game Brain solo mode! 

Your host, Matthew Robinson, takes a look at the latest in the Pax series of games, Pax Transhumanity.

Jan 06, 2020
Round 5, Turn 4: "On Mars" with Matthew and Alfred plus THE TOP 10 GAMES OF 2019!
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Matthew and Alfred return to the podcast in glorious fashion to rejoin Tom for a review of On Mars, the latest from Vital Lacerda, plus Tom and Matthew's TOP 10 GAMES OF 2019!

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MATT’S TOP 10:
1. Pax Pamir 2e
2. Barrage
3. City of the Big Shoulders
4. Pipeline
5. Res Arcana
6. Taverns of Tiefenthal 
7. Paladins of the West Kingdom
8. Maracaibo
9. Tapestry
10. Marvel Champions: The Card Game

TOM’S TOP 10:
1. Barrage
2. Crystal Palace
3. On Mars
4. Pipeline
5. Watergate
6. Sabotage
7. Wingspan
8. Marvel Champions: The Card Game
9. City of the Big Shoulders
10. Jaws

Dec 30, 2019
Round 5, Turn 3: "Taverns of Tiefenthal" with Paul
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Game Breaker Paul Seetachitt 
  • 0:02:09 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Pax Transhumanity (0:03:02) 
    • Wavelength (0:07:47)
    • Architects of the West Kingdom (0:09:03)
    • Trickerion (0:09:47)
    • Bus at Three Players versus Four (0:12:21)
  • 0:15:05 - This Week's News
    • Game Brain on Reddit (0:15:23)
    • Joel Eddy, Drive-Thru FM #27 (0:16:58)
    • Gale Force 9 Dune Expansion: Ixians and Tleilax (0:18:54)
      • The Duel, The Spice War - Original Dune Expansions (0:21:15)
    • Teotihuacan: Shadow of Xitle Expansion (0:26:20)
      • Teotihuacan: PreClassical Period Expansion
      • Tribune Expansion
    • Sleeping Gods (0:30:30)
      • Far and Away (?)
      • Near and Far (?)
      • Above and Below
    • Ankh: Gods of Egypt (0:33:54)
      • Blood Rage
      • Rising Sun
    • Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans (0:37:12)
      • Raiders of the North Sea, Paladins
    • Who's Your Game: Artificial Intelligence (0:39:28)
      • Madeira
      • New Angeles
      • Net Runner
    • Imperial Struggle (0:41:25)
      • Twilight Struggle
      • GMT Games: Here I Stand, Paths of Glory, Fire in the Lake, Cuba Libre, Churchill, Barbarossa to Berlin, 1846, 1862
  • 0:46:28 - Games on the Brain
    • Trickerion with far-flung friends (0:46:56)
    • Through the Ages (0:48:28)
    • 1862 (0:57:55)
    • 9% Body Weight Challenge (1:06:50)
  • 1:20:36 - 8x8 Challenge - Bus
  • 1:20:48 - Taverns of Tiefenthal
    • Dominion
    • Wingspan
  • 1:38:41 - Paul's Favorite Things - Gaming with Family
    • Seven Wonders
    • Skull and Roses
    • Dora the Explorer: Memory
    • Rummy Cube
    • Mah Johng
    • Tichu
    • Agricola
    • Wits and Wagers
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Trivial Pursuit
  • 1:58:17 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Bootleggers, Concordia (1:58:57)
    • Sheriff of Nottingham (1:59:40)
    • El Grande (2:01:20)
    • Santiago (2:01:47)
    • The Estates (2:02:37)
    • Fillers/ Lunch Games (2:03:33)
      • Now Boarding
      • Through the Desert
      • Fresh Fish
      • Ricochet Robots
      • Samurai
      • Dachmus
      • Cockroach Poker
      • Rick and Morty: Total Rickall
      • The Mind
      • Codenames
      • Race for the Galaxy
      • Glory to Rome
      • The Bloody Inn
      • QE
      • Cryptid
      • Sleuth
      • Tichu
      • High Society
      • For Sale
      • Innovation
      • Arboretum
      • Love Letters
    • 2:06:40 - Sign Off
Dec 23, 2019
Solo Mode #1: "Marvel Champions: The Card Game"
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Welcome to the very first bite size, single-serving episode of Game Brain solo mode! 

Your host, Matthew Robinson, takes a look at Fantasy Flight Games latest LCG, Marvel Champions: The Card Game. 

Dec 20, 2019
Round 5, Turn 2: "Maracaibo" with Jennifer
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Jennifer Schlickbernd, The Game Pioneer.
    • Die Macher, Advanced Civilization, 1822xx, Ora et Labora, Great Western Trail, Dominant Species, Indonesia, Food Chain Magnate, Crystal Palace.
  • 0:05:33 - This Week's Game Night
    • Maracaibo, Crystal Palace
    • Wavelength (0:07:17)
  • 0:12:57 - News of the Week
    • Yellowing Yangtze App (0:13:09)
      • Tigris and Euphrates
    • Terraforming Mars App Fix (0:15:16)
      • Cesar, Alpha Centauri 
    • The Crew: Quest for Planet 9 (0:16:32)
    • Wingspan: European Expansion (0:19:47)
    • Car Wars Kickstarter (0:21:20)
      • Auto Duel
      • Gas Lands (0:23:32)
      • Dungeon Crawl Classics
    • Mothership (0:27:16)
      • Traveler
      • Drive-Through RPG
      • Kickstarter Expansion
      • Gloomhaven
    • Survivor Controversy (0:33:27)
  • 0:39:27 - Games on the Brain
    • Underwater Cities Expansion (0:40:15)
    • Barrage (0:40:32)
    • Bus (0:42:00)
    • Foodchain Magnate (0:43:17)
      • Ketchup Expansion
  • 0:44:42 - 8x8 Challenge
  • 0:44:55 - Review of Maracaibo
    • Mumbasa, Great Western Trail, Expedition to Newdale
    • Anno 1800
    • Shia
    • Newton
    • Pipeline
  • 1:14:30 - Pioneering Gaming
    • Diplomacy
    • Agricola
    • Catan, Splendor, Western Empires, Advanced Civilization
    • 1846, 1862
  • 1:25:16 - Holiday Gift Giving Guide
    • The Mind (1:26:10)
    • Sushi Go, Las Vegas (1:27:01)
    • Just One (1:27:36)
    • Wavelength (1:27:56)
    • Wingspan (1:28:13)
    • Ticket to Ride (1:29:05)
    • Codenames (1:29:38)
    • Mastermind (1:29:57)
    • Carcasonne (1:30:21)
    • Ricochet Robots, Xendo (1:30:50)
    • Tichu (1:31:22)
    • Bus, Baron Park, Santorini, Samurai, Santiago (1:31:52)
    • Pit, Concordia (1:32:38)
    • 1862, Pipeline (1:33:33)
  • 1:34:26 - Sign Off
Dec 16, 2019
Round 5, Turn 1: "Bus" with Dmitry
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction to Round 5
  • 0:03:45 - Introduction: Co-Host Dmitry Portnoy
  • 0:04:32 - Matt's Upcoming Solo Game Reviews and Game Brain Discord Channel
  • 0:05:06 - This Week's Game Night
    • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil Expansion (0:05:38)
      • Colonies, Venus Next, Prelude, Helasport Terraforming Mars Expansions
    • Now Boarding (0:09:37)
  • 0:14:06 - This Week's News
    • Alternative Essen Top 5: Die Crew, Crystal Palace, Marco Polo 2, Azul: Summer Pavilion, Barrage.
    • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon (0:16:35)
      • Gloomhaven, War of the Ring
      • Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Robinson Crusoe, Tales of Arabian Nights, Detective
    • Frosthaven (0:22:09)
      • Gloomhaven
    • Venice (0:23:09)
      • Anachrony, Trickerion, Ragusa
    • Infamous Traffic (0:24:52)
    • Top Gun (0:26:11)
      • Jaws
    • Tapestry Adjustments (0:29:58)
    • Barkham Horror (0:32:18)
  • 0:34:15 - Games on the Brain
    • Avalon (0:34:33)
    • Poker (0:39:30)
    • Crystal Palace (0:42:11)
      • Paladins, Orleans
  • 0:48:00 - 8x8 Challenge
  • 0:48:30 - Review of Bus
    • Food Chain Magnate, Roads and Boats, Duck Dealer, Greed, Inc., Indonesia, Great Zimbabwe
  • 1:23:30 - Dmitry's Favorite Thing: Penelope's Suitors
  • 1:48:34 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Air, Land, and Sea; Maracaibo
    • Francis Drake (1:49:58)
    • Merchants and Marauders (1:51:22)
    • Shia: Legends of the Drift System; Firefly
    • Eclipse (1:54:04)
      • Eclipse, 2nd Edition 
  • 1:56:56 - Sign Off
Dec 09, 2019
Round 4, Extra Turn: BGGcon and "Crystal Palace" with Trey
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00:00:00 - Introduction

  • Table Top Network

00:14:36 - Interview with Alan Moon

  • The Gathering of Friends
  • Ticket to Ride, Union Pacific, Airlines Europe, Where's Bob's Hat?
  • Pandemic Legacy, Descent: Journeys into the Dark

00:32:22 - Cooper Island

00:39:01 - Sabotage

  • Captain Sonar, Burgle Brothers

00:46:07 - Interview with Tim Fowers

  • Paperback, Now Boarding
  • Fowers.games

00:59:54 - Expedition to Newdale

  • Oh My Goods!

01:07:33 - Magnificent

01:17:04 - Marco Polo 2: In Service of the Khan

01:28:03 - Taverns of Tiefenthal

01:37:00 - On Mars

01:44:26 - Jaws

01:56:32 - Sierra West

02:01:40 - The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9

02:05:57 - Review of Crystal Palace


Dec 02, 2019
Round 4, Turn 7: "Trismegistus" with Jake
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00:00:00 - Introduction: Co-Hosts Jake Shapiro and Trey Alsup

  • New email: Contact@GameBrainPod.com

00:09:10 - Game Night

  • Trismegistus
  • Barrage
  • Avalon

00:14:40 - Game News
00:46:15 - Games on the Brain
00:51:00 - Game Review: Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

01:20:35 - Jake's Segment - Gaming with kids
01:48:16 - Game Sommelier -

Nov 18, 2019
Round 4, Turn 6: "Detective" with Jesse
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
    • Chronicles of Crime
  • 0:01:42 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Trismegistus (0:02:30)
    • Age of Steam (0:07:00)
    • Tzolkien (0:10:09)
    • Marakaibo (0:12:39)
    • Ricochet Robots (0:14:55)
  • 0:18:55 - This Week's News
    • Geek Buzz 2019 Essen Top Ten (0:19:08)
      • Terramara
      • Ethos: First Continent
      • Glenmore 2
        • Watergate
      • Cooper Island
      • Brussels 1897
        • Brussels 1893
      • It's a Wonderful World
        • Seven Wonders
        • Terraforming Mars
        • Agricola
      • Barrage
      • Trismegistus
      • Aquatica
      • The Magnificent
        • Big Top
        • Show Manager
        • Trickerion
        • Santa Maria
        • Meeple Circus
      • Imperial Settlers Roll and Write (0:29:10)
      • Marco Polo 2: In Service of the Khan (0:30:30)
      • Teotihuacan: Shadow of Xitle (0:32:28)
      • Spielworks + Karl Heinz Shmiel (0:34:19)
        • Die Macher
        • Tribune
      • Food Chain Magnate Expansion: Ketchup Mechanism (0:40:21)
        • Bus
        • Roads and Boats
        • Antiquity
        • Indonesia
        • Greed, Inc.
      • Detective: Season One (0:46:32)
  • 0:47:30 -  Games on the Brain
    • Blood on the Clocktower (0:49:06)
    • Imperial Struggle (0:49:40)
      • Twilight Struggle
    • The Current Multiplayer Solitaire Trend (0:50:59)
      • Trismegistus
  • 0:55:35 - Review of Detective
    • Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
    • Chronicles of Crime
    • Imperial Settlers
    • Robinson’s Crusoe
    • Pret a Porter
    • Fifty First State
    • Concordia
  • 1:29:30 - Old School with Jesse: My Dad's Game Collection
    • Campaign for North Africa
    • Monopoly
    • Life
      • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel edition
    • Risk
    • Clue
    • Scotland Yard
    • Crossbows and Catapults
    • Broadsides and Boarding Parties
    • Dark Tower
    • Dungeons and Dragons
    • Camelot 
    • Fireball Island
    • Grass
    • Hero Quest
    • Acquire
    • Civilization
    • Backgammon
    • Chess
    • Diplomacy
    • Gettysburg
    • Tubruck
    • Source of the Nile
    • Flat Top
    • Storm over Arnheim
    • Field Command
    • Empire
    • War in Russia
    • Silent Service
    • Decision in the Desert
    • Computer Ambush
    • Computer Quarterback
    • Colonial Conquest
    • Nam
    • Stock Market Game
    • The Stock Market Game
    • Stocks and Bonds
    • Mr President
    • Speed Circuit
    • Win, Place and Show
    • Win, Place, Show
    • Winner Circle
    • Wizard’s Crown
    • Avalon Hill
    • 3M
    • Strategic Simulations, Inc.
    • CoIn Games (Counter Insurrection)
      • Cuba Libre
      • Fire in the Lake
      • Block Games
  • 1:51:51 Board Game Sommelier
    • Board Games similar to Car Wars and Battletech
      • Warhammer
      • Gloomhaven
      • Space Hulk
      • Descent: Journeys into the Dark
      • Gas Lands
      • Kingdom Death Monster
    • 1:57:31 - Sign Off
Nov 11, 2019
Round 4, Turn 5: "Dune" with Trey
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:01:47 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Pret a Porter, Barrage (0:02:20)
  • 0:08:11 - This Week’s News
    • Francis Dresham has passed (0:08:20)
      • Civilization, 18xx
    • Dune (0:09:51)
    • Railroad Revolution Expansion (0:10:34)
      • Madeira 
    • Through the Ages Wonders and Leaders Expansion Postponed (0:11:15)
    • Weather Machine Early Prototype? by Vito Lacerda (0:12:23)
      • Nemo’s War
    • High Frontier 4 All (0:13:49)
        • Pax Porphyriana
    • Imperial Settlers: Empires in the North (0:16:57)
      • Detective, Robinson Caruso, Stronghold
    • 1942: USS Yorktown (0:18:32)
      Space Alert, Captain Sonar
    • Crystal Palace (0:24:23)
    • Underwater Cities: New Discoveries (0:26:45)
    • Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Sea (0:29:00)
      • Gaia Project 
  • 0:34:20 - Games on the Brain
    • Diplomacy (0:34:56)
      Risk, Imperial
  • 0:42:23 - Old School Games
    • Mass Market Games: Monopoly, Risk, Clue, Scrabble, Stratego, Battleship, Life, Candyland
    • Roll to Move for Euro Fans: Merlin (0:47:14)
    • Hobby Games, Catan, Magic the Gathering (0:42:43)
    • Diplomacy, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Civilization, Acquire, Survive: Escape from Atlantis, Republic of Rome, Car Wars, Starfleet Battles, Magic Realm, Sleuth, Kremlin, Cosmic Encounter, Merchants of Venus, Ogre, Illuminati, Axis and Allies, 1830 Railways and Robber Barons, Advanced Squad Leader, Battletech, Brittania, Magic Realm, Rail Baron, Wiz War.
    • Blood on the Clocktower, Secret Hitler
    • Through the Ages (1:03:33)
  • 1:04:20 - Dune Review
    • Gloomhaven, Here I Stand, Root, Scythe, Eclipse, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
  • 1:39:45 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Grandparent Games, Uncle Bill, Trey’s Dad (1:41:08)
      • Bridge; Backgammon; Air, Land and Sea
      • Chess, Atari, Mah Jongg
    • Limited Shelf Space (1:47:19)
      • Trickerion, Gaia Project, Lorenzo
        • Twilight Imperium
  • 1:50:48 - Sign Off


Oct 28, 2019
Round 4, Turn 4: "Paladins of the West Kingdom" with Paul
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:02:35 - This Week’s Game Night
    • Just One (0:02:50)
      • Flappy Birds (0:05:43)
    • Newton (0:09:42)
    • Avalon (0:10:20)
    • Teotihuacan (0:11:44)
  • 0:11:56 - News of the Week
    • Dune (0:12:06)
    • Dilluvia Project Product Recall (0:15:13)
    • ***NOTE: It is our recommendation NOT to buy Dulluvia at this time
    • Barrage Five Player Expansion Kickstarter (0:16:40)
    • Europa Universalis (0:19:02)
      • Campaign for North Africa (0:20:42)
      • Europa Universalis: The Price of Power Kickstarter (0:23:32)
      • Here I Stand (0:25:03)
    • 1861xx, 1867xx Kickstarters (0:26:41)
      • Age of Steam (0:29:41)
    • Graham Nash Interview: Playing Risk with Jimmi Hendrix (0:31:00)
    • Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders (0:32:17)
    • Tribune Expansion (0:35:00)
    • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil (0:35:25)
    • Anachrony: Fractures in Time (0:36:43)
    • The Artemis Project (0:38:15)
      • Alien Frontiers (0:38:40)
      • High Frontier (0:39:40)
    • Sierra West (0:41:20)
  • 0:44:30 - Games on the Brain
    • Indonesia (0:44:52)
    • Food Chain Magnate (0:47:47)
    • The Void (0:49:33)
  • 0:52:48 - Paladins of the West Kingdom Review
    • Raiders of the North Sea, Architects of the West Kingdom
    • Orleans (0:56:13)
    • Roads and Boats (1:23:53)
  • 1:27:53-GameBreaker/Metagamer/Gambler
    • Keyflower (1:47:00)
    • Wildlife (1:49:43)
  • 1:51:04 - Game Sommelier
    • Bang, Dead of Winter (1:51:32)
    • Battlestar Galactica (1:52:42)
    • Fury of Dracula, Letters from Whitechapel, Scotland Yard (1:53:02)
    • Love Letters, Splendor, Azul (1:54:07)
    • Ricochet Robots (1:54:46)
    • Through the Desert (1:55:05)
    • Seven Wonders (1:55:39)
    • Santorini (1:55:54)
    • Five Tribes (1:56:05)
    • Sleuth (1:56:28)
  • 1:57:00 - Sign Off
Oct 21, 2019
Round 4, Turn 3: "Concordia" with Elder
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Oct 14, 2019
Round 4, Turn 2: "Gaia Project" with Dmitry
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Oct 07, 2019
Round 4, Turn 1: "Lorenzo Il Magnifico" with Matt
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Sep 30, 2019
Round 3, Turn 8: "Tapestry" with Tom and Alfred
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Sep 23, 2019
Round 3, Turn 7: "Barrage" with Jesse and Trey
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Sep 16, 2019
Round 3, Turn 6: "City of the Big Shoulders" with Dmitry
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Sep 09, 2019
Round 3, Turn 5: "Air, Land and Sea", "Watergate" and "Q.E." with Paul
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Aug 26, 2019
Round 3, Extra Turn: LARPs! with Trey and Tom
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:05:05 - This Week's News
    • Iocane Productions (0:05:10)
    • Root Digital (0:05:45)
    • Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition Kickstarter (0:06:14)
      • Princes of the Renaissance, Caverna
    • Burgle Brothers 2: The Casino Caper Kickstarter (0:10:55)
      • Fugitive, Paperback, No Pun Included, Now Boarding
  • 0:13:07 - All About LARPs
  • 1:50:18 - Sign Off
Aug 19, 2019
Round 3, Turn 4: "Black Angel" with Alfred
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  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:05:35 - The Rules Lawyer takes down his shingle
  • 0:07:50 - This Week's Game Night
  • 0:18:04 - News of the Week
  • 0:29:19 - Games on the Brain
  • 0:40:30 - 8X8 Challenge Update
  • 0:42:00 - Review of Black Angel
  • 1:16:11 - To Snivel or Not To Snivel Debate
  • 1:36:36 - A Personal Statement From Alfred
  • 1:37:49 - Board Game Sommelier
    • Kemet (1:38:40)
    • Lords of Hellas (1:39:16)
    • Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Castle Panic, Sushi Go, Dead of Winter, (1:39:42)
    • Splendor, Century Spice Road, Patchwork, Haba Games, Rhino Hero (1:40:22)
    • Concordia, Gloomhaven, Spirit Island (1:41:35)
    • Two Rooms and a Boom, Just One, Ricochet Robots, Cockroach Poker, The Mind, Mysterium, Time's Up Title Recall, Wits & Wagers, Blood in the Clocktower (1:42:50)
  • 1:43:50 - A Sign Off and Farewell


Aug 12, 2019
Round 3, Turn 3: THE GEN CON EPISODE and "Tokyo Metro" with Trey
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Aug 05, 2019
Round 3, Turn 2: "Architects of the West Kingdom" with Elder
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Jul 29, 2019
Round 3, Turn 1: "Res Arcana" with Tom
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  1. 0:00:00 - Group Check-In 
  2. 0:13:54 - Introduction to Episode 1 
  3. 0:18:56 - News
    1. Teburu (0:19:30)
    2. Funkoverse Strategy Game (0:24:52)
    3. Gloomhaven Early Access on Steam (0:25:43)
    4. The End of Lucky Hammers' Terraforming Mars App (0:30:35)
    5. Quest for El Dorado (0:31:42)
    6. Taj Mahal (0:32:40)
    7. Samurai (0:32:55)
    8. High Society (0:33:05)
    9. Through the Desert (0:33:14)
    10. Tigris and Euphrates (0:33:35)
    11. No Pun Included and Shut Up and Sit Down: Pipeline and Pax Pamir (0:34:54)
    12. Love Letter (0:36:11)
    13. Citadels (0:36:45)
  4. 0:38:04  - This Week's Game Night
    1. Pipeline (0:38:06)
    2. The Climbers (0:38:15)
    3. Gaia Project 
    4. Just One (0:39:30)
  5. 0:40:13 - Games on the Brain
    1. Tokyo Metro (0:40:53)
    2. Willy Wonka Pinball (0:47:55)
    3. Three If By Air (0:52:58)
    4. Thunderstone Quest, Too Many Bones (0:55:17)
    5. Magicians Language-Learning RPG (0:56:55)
  6. 1:00:35 - 8X8 Challenge
  7. 1:01:12 - Review of Res Arcana
  8. 1:26:53 - Debate: Uwe Rosenberg v. Vital Lacerda 
  9. 1:50:55 - Boardgame Sommelier
    1. Arkham Horror LCG, Thunderstone Quest (1:51:37)
    2. Solution to flattening warped game boards (1:52:47)
    3. Century: Spice Road (1:54:29)
    4. Istanbul (1:55:55)
    5. Castles of Mad King Ludwig (1:56:27)
    6. Bohnanza (1:57:52)
    7. Watergate (1:58:42) 
    8. Spirit Island (2:02:10)
    9. Impulse (02:03:09)
  10. 02:03:53 - Sign-Off
Jul 22, 2019
Round 2, Turn 7: "Pax Pamir (Second Edition)" with Jake and Ricky Royal
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Jul 15, 2019
Round 2, Turn 6: "Twilight Struggle" with Jesse and Tom
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Jul 01, 2019
Round 2, Turn 5: "The Estates" with Paul
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Jun 24, 2019
Round 2, Turn 4: "Pipeline" with Trey
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Jun 17, 2019
Round 2, Extra Turn: "Settlers of Catan" with Jesse (and special guest Lumin)
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Jun 10, 2019
Round 2, Turn 3: "Trickerion: Legends of Illusion" with Alfred (and special guest Tom)
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05:35: This Week’s Game Night (and Strategicon!)
23:00: The News
36:16: Games on the Brain
44:08: Trickerion: Legends of Illusion review
1:14:27: Alfred and Tom's Top 10 Roleplaying Games that Aren't D&D
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1:18:48: #10 Tom - Fall of Magic by Ross Cowman
1:26:20: #10 ALFRED - The End of the World 
1:29:07: #9 Tom/ALFRED - Paranoia by by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg
1:35:09: #8 Tom - Microscope by Ben Robbins
1:39:43: #8 ALFRED - MERP (Middle-Earth Roleplaying)
1:46:40: #7 Tom - 7th Sea by John Wick
1:52:32: #7 ALFRED - GURPS/Champions
1:57:24: #6 Tom - Knight's Black Agents by Kenneth Hite, based on the Gumshoe system by Robin Laws
2:03:20: #6 ALFRED - Call of Cthulhu
2:06:00:#5 Tom - FATE CORE/Spirit of the Century by Fred Hicks
2:11:28: #5 ALFRED - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
2:15:20: #4 Tom - Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker
2:19:37: #4 ALFRED - Palladium System (Robotech & TMNT)
2:21:30 #3 Tom - Blades in the Dark by John Harper
2:26:25: #3 ALFRED - Shadowrun
2:29:16: #2 Tom - Fiasco/Protocol by Jason Morningstar/ Jim Pinto
2:33:12: #2 ALFRED - Mage the Ascension
2:37:28: #1 Tom - Dogs in the Vineyard by Vincent Baker (again)
2:45:10: #1 ALFRED - Amber Diceless Roleyplaying
2:51:23: Sign Off

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Jun 03, 2019
Round 2, Turn 2: "Teotihuacan: City of Gods" with Dmitry (and special guest Trey)
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03:52: Contest Winners
13:10: This Week’s Game Night
30:09: The News
36:40: Games on the Brain
49:14: Teotihuacan: City of Gods review
1:19:55: Dmitry's Top 10 Big Questions About Games
2:02:24: Matt’s Top 10 Games for Non-Gamers
2:09:40: Sign Off

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May 27, 2019
Round 2, Turn 1: "Escape Plan" with Tom
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00:00: Game Group Check In!
17:15: Round 2 Begins!
19:10: The News
33:46: Games on the Brain
46:07: Escape Plan Review
1:20:50: Top 10 Games That Aren't In Everyone Else's Top 10 Games
2:10:43: Board Game Sommelier 
2:16:54: Sign Off

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May 20, 2019
Round 1, Turn 7: "Quacks of Quedlinburg" with Paul
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05:25: CONTEST DETAILS! 
10:18: This Week's Game Night
17:18: The News
29:57: Games on the Brain
36:51: 8x8 Challenge Update
38:40: Quacks of Quedlinburg Review
59:41: Paul's Segment ”Breaking the Wheel”
1:35:37: Board Game Sommelier 
1:44:07: Sign Off

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May 13, 2019
Round 1, Turn 6: "Terraforming Mars: Colonies" with Dmitry
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11:12: This Week's Game Night
19:08: The News
34:07: Games on the Brain
36:27: 8x8 Challenge Update
36:51: Terraforming Mars: Colonies Review
1:24:33: Dmitry's Segment ”Game Shows”
2:01:40: Board Game Sommelier 
2:09:45: Sign Off

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May 06, 2019
Round 1, Turn 5: "Chronicles of Crime" with Jesse
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15:38: This Week's Game Night
25:27: The News
30:37: Games on the Brain
34:24: 8x8 Challenge Update
34:32: Chronicles of Crime Review
1:00:30: Jesse's Segment ”The Quest for Flow”
1:24:28: Board Game Sommelier 
1:36:27: Other Games We're Playing
1:37:38: Sign Off

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Apr 29, 2019
Round 1, Extra Turn: "The Resistance: Avalon" strategy deep dive and "Underwater Cities" mini-review with Paul, Tom and Trey
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03:40: The News
13:38: Mini-review of "Underwater Cities"
26:12: "The Resistance: Avalon" Strategy Deep Dive
1:50:21: Sign Off

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Apr 22, 2019
Round 1, Turn 4: "Solenia" with Jake plus a "Casual Gamer Primer"
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09:50: This Week's Game Night
22:50: The News
29:30: Games on the Brain
34:11: 8x8 Challenge Update
37:46 Solenia Review
52:25: Jake’s Segment ”A New Parents Guide to Gaming”
1:11:03: Sign Off

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Apr 15, 2019
Round 1, Turn 3: "Great Western Trail: Rails to the North" with Alfred
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14:53: This Week's Game Night
24:17: The News
39:21: Games on the Brain
49:46: 8x8 Challenge Update
51:12: Great Western Trail: Rails to the North Review
1:14:34: Alfred’s Segment ”The Rules Lawyer Within (and Without)”
1:27:08: Board Game Sommelier 
1:41:58: Sign Off

Some of the games discussed: Great Western Trail: Rails to the North Review, The Estates, Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Blood on the Clocktower, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth, On Mars, 18xx, 1879, Age of Steam, Arkham Horror LCG, Rhino Hero, Karuba, Gaia Project, Eclipse, Lords of Hellas, America the Board Game. 

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Apr 08, 2019
Round 1, Turn 2: "Coimbra" with Trey
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02:06: This Week's Game Night
10:47: The News
27:29: Games on the Brain
30:26: 8x8 Challenge Update
34:31: Coimbra Review
1:08:19: Trey’s Segment ”Input Randomness”
1:37:30: Game Sommelier 
1:44:14: Sign Off

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Apr 01, 2019
Round 1, Turn 1: "Wingspan" with Tom and Welcome!
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Mar 22, 2019