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Where too many consonants meets too many vowels

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Episode 117 – the one after Dorian
47:15
Episode 117 – the one after Dorian BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames | @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 116 – The one before Stephen’s vacation
38:25
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! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: […]
Sep 04, 2019
Episode 115 – The one about tarrifs
49:26
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
Episode 114 – The one about Spiel des Jahres and GenCon
40:49
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
Episode 113 – The one with Tick to Ride Show!
42:41
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 […]
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 112 – The one with Ignacy making fun of Monopoly
41:12
Episode 112 – The one with Ignacy making fun of MonopolyIn 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! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US […]
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 111 – The one recorded at Dice Tower Con
32:52
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! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames | @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower Con
38:39
Episode 110 – The one before Dice Tower conIn 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 […]
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 109 – The one after Origins
45:50
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! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | […]
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 108 – The one about upcoming conventions and KS campaigns.
40:26
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 […]
Jun 12, 2019
Episode 107 – The one about Spiel Des Jahres!
43:44
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
Episode 106 – Trade war is not our favorite board game!
40:29
In this episode number 106 Ignacy announces date for Pret-a-Porter KS campaign launch, Stephen tease Egizia KS campaign and they both discuss proposed tariffs and how it will influence our hobby! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames | @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy […]
May 23, 2019
Episode 105 -Wolfgang Warsh is a genius!
43:14
In this Episode number 105 Ignacy announces his new show on YouTube and Stephen talks about all games by Wolfgang Warsh he is going to publish. Besides that they talk about changes in Maple Games, Kollosal Games having issues with KS and a ton of other industry news! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | […]
May 15, 2019
Episode 104 -Detective gets an award, Turmoil gets one million!
38:58
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!  BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | […]
May 08, 2019
Episode 103 – LIVE from the Gathering of Friends!
21:57
In this Episode number 103 we are recording LIVE from The Gathering of Friends in lovely Niagara Falls, NY! Today Stephen sat down with a special guest, Luke Otfinowski from Portal Games US, to talk about his role in the company and the Gathering of Friends around them! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | […]
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 102 – Winners of the Contest
39:53
Welcome to episode 102! We are announcing the winners of the contest during our Strategy & Tactics section! What’s more we have an update on Stronghold: Undead and more Kickstarters, we answer your questions, and we talk about the winners of the Golden Geek awards! We also talk about Gathering of Friends – say hi […]
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 101 – Voting for Golden Geek
42:40
This episode was recorder after Golden Geek nominees were announced, so you can listen to our commentary on the voting system. We also talk about the previous episode with a very special guest Tom Vasel, and of course we bring you up to date on what is happening in Portal Games, Stronghold Games, and in […]
Apr 10, 2019
Episode 100! – We’d have never made it here without Tom Vasel
35:46
Here it is guys! The EPIC 1-0-0! With a very special guest. Celebrate with us Board Games Insider milestone! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 99 – Last chance to enter contest!
44:11
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 […]
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 98 – Ignacy wins Game of the Year and Stephen is a very special guest of honor!
42:00
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 […]
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 97 – Hasbro wins the game of life
34:29
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 […]
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 96 – Hot Winter
36:49
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 […]
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 95 – Carnival celebrations
39:59
EVENT DECK: More about the contest, more about Portalcon 11, more about Portal / Stronghold weather banter. And more about Aftershock, Ganz schön Clever and Futuropia . STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: GUEST OF HONOR at GamiCon Nickel (Cedar Rapids, IA), GAMA Trade Show BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB […]
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 94 – Great news from Stronghold and Portal
43:48
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 BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: […]
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 93 – Annual Predictions
40:32
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! BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jan 16, 2019
Episode 92 – News Catch-up
31:20
EVENT DECK: Many news today, we sum up what’s happening in Stronghold Games and Portal Games, we mention Portalcon, special AuZtralia event, 20th birthday of Portal celebration, annual predictions, and much more! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Plans for the near future! TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 91 – Christmas Special
30:31
EVENT DECK: Still counting to 100! Christmas traditions & gift exchanges, Essen summarized STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Christmas / New year retreat TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames @Trzewik Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jan 02, 2019
Episode 90 – Countdown to 100!
37:30
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
Episode 89 – Vacation?
42:07
EVENT DECK: Three more players pushing into toy and game space, Sale of Asmodee Group CLOSES, Asmodee buys ACD Blackfire & more! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered (or we try, at least) FINAL SCORING: PAX-U, Vacations, Dice Tower Cruise! Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 88 – Aftercon
38:51
EVENT DECK: News from Essen & BGG, more travels, and new releases! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: PAX-U next week! Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Nov 23, 2018
Episode 87 – We are at Essen
33:51
EVENT DECK: Ignacy visits Germany and Pegasus Press Day, Greater Than Games buys Cheapass Games?, Devil Pigs in trouble 🙁 STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: We are at Essen! Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Oct 24, 2018
Episode 86 – Preparing for Essen
36:01
EVENT DECK: Essen, Games Workshop, Amazon STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: BGG Con, PAX U, release schedules, and more! Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Oct 18, 2018
Episode 85 – GAMA Drama!
36:43
EVENT DECK: GAMA DRAMA! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Street Dates & future plans, Upcoming Cons – Grand Con and Essen Spiel Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 84 – GrandCon and local conventions!
37:46
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 […]
Sep 27, 2018
Episode 83 – Alliance Game Show, Dune Board Game, and more!
42:59
EVENT DECK: Alliance Game Show, industry news, and conventions STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered. FINAL SCORING: Dune Board Game Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Sep 13, 2018
Episode 82 – GAMA, Time of Year, and Merger
39:46
EVENT DECK: Merger Answers, GAMA Board Changes, Eight Percent, Top 10’s from icv2, New Target Exclusives STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered. FINAL SCORING: IS Amazons, Monolith Arena, Detective Sold Out, BGtTS3, TM: Prelude, Mars Society International Conference Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Sep 06, 2018
Episode 81 – HUGE News, Seeking Designers, and Hirings
41:12
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 Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 80 – Azul, Publisher Printing, and HUGE NEWS
33:17
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
Episode 79 – Gen Con Fever, Foreign Exchange, and Stephens Sales Pitch
30:14
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. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 78: Growth, Insiders, and Paper Tales
36:15
EVENT DECK: CMON Reports 80% Growth, Indie Boards and Cards Releases, Unrivaled Tournament, Netrunner, UK Games Expo, Origins Growth, Games Workshop up 40%, Monolith  to Try Kickstarter STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Myster Tales, Monolith Arena, Detecive Pre-Orders, Paper Tales, Paper Tales, Paper Tales, Paper Tales. (I think Stephen likes Paper Tales) Intro Music: […]
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 77 – BGI Meetup, Hiring, and Buzz
39:20
EVENT DECK: Origins Awards Nominees, Spiel des Jahres Nominees, Hiring News STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Lots of games. Always. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 76 – Ninja Fail, Asmodee Sale, and Convention Gale
46:18
EVENT DECK: Ninja Division KS, Red Raven Target Exclusive, Toys R Us, Asmodee for Sale, AEG Sells Love Letter STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: We Didn’t Start the Fire, Detective Pre-Orders, Terraforming Mars: Prelude, BGG Spring, and Origins. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
May 31, 2018
Episode 75 – Live at the Gathering of Friends
33:07
This special episode was recorded at the Gathering of Friends 2018. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Apr 26, 2018
Episode 74 – Kickstarter, Conventions, and Gatherings
40:33
EVENT DECK: Batman KS, CBS on Games, Toys R Us and Amazon, Ninja Division STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Gathering of Friends, Testing for Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales, Moving In Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 73 – Fields of Mars
34:57
EVENT DECK: Fields of Mars, Authentic Product, Asmodee Entertainment, Goodbye Toys R Us STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Detective in Print, Robinson Crusoe Expansion, Portal Games Informant, Paper Tales, Fists of Dragonstones, Does Anyone Read This? Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 72 – Fired Again, GAMA, Questions
34:58
EVENT DECK: Facebook, AuZtralia, Funagain, GAMA Trade Show, Batman: Gotham Chronicles STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Alien Artifacts: Discovery, Robinson Crusoe: In Store Event Kit, Space Freaks, Terraforming Mars: Prelude. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Mar 14, 2018
EPISODE 71 – Our Third Anniversary!
35:47
EVENT DECK: French Game of the Year, Steve Jackson Games Stakeholders Report, Fake Codenames STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Detective Goes English,  Event Kits, Alien Artifacts: Discovery, Stephen lists the 400 new games releasing this spring. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 70 – Wait, What?
37:25
Let’s not tell Stephen and Ignacy that I forgot to post this last week. Deal? Thanks! You’re the bestest. -Chevee Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Feb 28, 2018
EPISODE 69 – Forty-Two Minutes of News
42:19
EVENT DECK: NEWS! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: NEWS!! FINAL SCORING: IT’S ALL NEWS!!! Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Feb 01, 2018
Episode 68 – Predictions 2018
36:17
It’s here, the annual predictions special! Ignacy and Stephen go over last year’s predictions and make bold claims for 2018. Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
Jan 17, 2018