Pick Up and Deliver

Pick Up and Deliver

A brief podcast about hobby board games, recorded by English professor Brendan Riley on brief 15 minute walks around town. Join us for a stroll as we discuss mechanisms, gameplay, theory, and topics of the day. Find show notes at RattleboxGames.com... Show More

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February 27, 2021 22 min
Pick Up & Deliver 311: Learning Game Patterns - Brendan talks about spotting patterns and getting good at games. Join us, won't you?
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February 18, 2021 14 min
Pick Up & Deliver 308: Valentine's Day (B.G. Sommelier) - Brendan returns to the theme-focused recommendation practice, "Board Game Sommelier," in which he suggests film and game pairings focused around elements of a particular theme. Join us, won't you?
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Pick Up & Deliver 309: Hunted: Mining Colony 415, School of Sorcery, The Grand Carnival - Brendan shares his first impression of three games he played for the first time in the last couple weeks. Join us, won't you?
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February 11, 2021 15 min
Pick Up & Deliver 307: Arkham Horror LCG, part 2 - Brendan does a deep discussion of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. The discussion ended up being pretty long, so it’s been divided into two episodes. Join us, won’t you?
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February 10, 2021 15 min
Pick Up & Deliver 306: Arkham Horror LCG, part 1 - Brendan does a deep discussion of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. The discussion ended up being pretty long, so it's been divided into two episodes. Join us, won't you?
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February 9, 2021 20 min
Pick Up & Deliver 305: Canvas, Beez, Praga Caput Regni (Shootin' from the Hip) - Brendan shares his first impressions of three games he tried recently. Join us, won't you?
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February 3, 2021 18 min
Pick Up & Deliver 304: Top of the Stack, February 2021 - Brendan shares his gameplay experiences from January 2021 and makes plans for February. Join us, won't you?
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January 30, 2021 20 min
Pick Up & Deliver 303: Looking Ahead to 2021 - In this chilly episode, Brendan looks ahead to games coming out in 2021 and talks about the ones he's excited for. Join us, won't you?
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January 28, 2021 21 min
Pick Up & Deliver 302: 2019 Game Awards - Best Games of the Year - Brendan shares his favorite games from 2019 in this second "Game Awards" episode. Join us, won't you?
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January 26, 2021 17 min
Pick Up & Deliver 301: 2019 Game Awards - the Superlatives - Brendan calls out a few games from 2019 that earn special notice, in this first of two awards-focused episodes that kick off season 4! Join us, won't you?
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January 20, 2021 20 min
Pick Up & Deliver 300: Inclusiveness - Brendan shares his thoughts on some recent events in the board game community, and how we can continue to make the hobby more inclusive. Join us, won't you?
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PU&D299: Victoriana, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, and Gods Love Dinosaurs (Shootin from the Hip) - Brendan shares his first impressions of three games he's tried for the first time. Join us, won't you?
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January 13, 2021 24 min
Pick Up & Deliver 298: Zombies - Theme Survey - Brendan does a survey of the zombie games he knows, and pairs them with films or writing that shares the feeling of the game. Join us, won't you?
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January 12, 2021 23 min
Pick Up & Deliver 297: 2021 Gaming Challenge - Brendan shares his family's 10x10 challenge for 2021, discussing a bit about what he expects the gameplay to be like. Join us, won't you?
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Pick Up & Deliver 296: My City and Pandemic Legacy Season 0 (Legacy Game Review Extravaganza) - Brendan shares two spoiler free reviews of legacy games, one a "message from the deep" and the other a "shootin' from the hip" review. Join us, won't you?
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Pick Up & Deliver 295: Gingerbread House, New York Zoo, Trails of Tucana (Shootin' from the Hip) - Brendan shares his thoughts on early encounters with three different games.
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January 5, 2021 17 min
Pick Up & Deliver 294: Chopping Block Games 2021 - Brendan updates listeners on the Chopping Block games from last year, and adds new games to the list this year.
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January 4, 2021 18 min
Pick Up & Deliver 293: Top of the Stack, January 2021 - Brendan reviews his month's gameplay statistics and the overall games played in 2020. He also discusses his plans for January. Join us, won't you?
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December 17, 2020 17 min
Pick Up & Deliver 292: Gaming Assumptions, part 2 - Brendan continues his discussion of assumptions that shape the way we play games and encounter rules. Join us, won't you?
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December 14, 2020 18 min
Pick Up & Deliver 291: Gaming Assumptions, part 1 - Brendan shares his thinking about how our assumptions of the way games will work shape our expectations and experiences of those games. Join us, won't you?
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