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October 24, 2020 73 min
It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus in this Halloween episode as we review Hocus Pocus! The game, not the movie. We do have our top 5 movies for Halloween, and Hocus Pocus is in there so we kinda review the movie. There's also a discussion about weird sodas. It's a wild ride this episode folks. And Reverend D is struck by an earth shattering revelation about one of our favorite game developers
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October 10, 2020 73 min
It's taken almost a year, but we finally made it to the end of our Kids on Bikes campaign! We cover the different story elements James put together as well as what led to the final confrontation. Hear the exciting conclusion as we face the terrifying tree demon! Did our heroes win the day? Were they defeated in the end? And who is the mysterious Rubber Chicken?
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September 26, 2020 74 min
It's time to build some dinosaurs as we play some Dinogenics. Learn about the dinosaur with the butt tail (Ankylosaur) and how the mechanics of creating your own dinosaur park can be challenging and fun. What's this?! A dissenting opinion?! It happens and you get to hear it from Uncle Billy! We divulge plans for future episodes as we drift off the rails. And to round things out, our top 3 games we haven't played yet an...
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September 12, 2020 67 min
In this episode, we get to the highly anticipated and requested Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. Hear about the differences in the two games, as well as the improvements made to streamline the game. Reverend D does, however, have a gripe about the game. As usual, shenanigans ensue and the conversation goes a little off the rails, only to be brought back for us to cover the new..ish Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. Have you heard about the...
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It's time to solve a mystery gang! We dive into Scooby-Doo! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a more kid friendly version of the original Betrayal game. There's some skater talk as James tells the team about the upcoming Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. As we're on the home stretch, it's almost the end of Kids on Bikes so catch up on our latest antics. And you get a more, personal connection into the goings on of our lives. ...
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August 15, 2020 50 min
It's time for out annual (?) coverage of GenCon! We've got a lightning round of select games from the Con as well as some already released this summer. Uncle Billy gives us a run down of Japanese television history in regards to Kaiju. And Reverend D confronts Couch James on what he did last episode. (He knows exactly what he did)

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August 3, 2020 57 min
In a slight departure from our normal show, Reverend D is joined by his buddy Don to discuss fantasy football for the upcoming year. Get some basic planning on drafting your team, as well as Don's picks for good players to draft. It's like D&D, but for sports!
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It's another oddball episode as we make our way through Jungle Cruise. We discuss the new Gloomhaven a little more and plan a future session of it, Reverend D goes on a rant about communication, and more Kids on Bikes! Unrelated to gaming, James askes a deep question towards the end of the show and you finally learn the terrifying truth: Intern Xteve does have a last name.

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July 19, 2020 63 min
It's time to run like crazy to escape a haunted house in Hako Onna. Did our heroes make it out alive (laughs in evil spirit) or did they mange to escape? We discuss an upcoming Clank expansion, a new expansion to Star Trek, and James even shares his next purchase; a crokinole board. Lockdowns have you down? We cover the various digital conventions that have and will be going on. Don't miss it!

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It's time to rebuild our village and explore the underground as we play Above and Below. Do you have the new Gloomhaven? Well we don't, and we gripe about trying to find the elusive game. James and Dennis discuss the challenges of gaming at a distance. And we return to the tales of Billy Mitchell!
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June 21, 2020 72 min
Regular show is back baby! We've got a review of Fast Sloths for your enjoyment as well as life updates on how we've been during the lockdown. And in this return to normalcy, a super sized covering of our last couple sessions of Kids on Bikes! Be sure also to check out a new gaming review site jeffsayhi.com for reviews on games and books.

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It's here at last! This is the conclusion to our Honey Heist playthrough and boy is it full of action! Will we get the honey or fail? We also discuss future playthroughs at the conclusion. Tune in!

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With the van destroyed, there is no going back as our heroes begin their invasion of Honey Con in Part 3 of our Honey Heist play through. What sort of obstacles will they find? Is there truly more honey to be had? Why are they arguing about bands? Find out in this episode.

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Part 2 of Honey Heist is here with a guest speaker for your enjoyment! The gang has a set of wheels but they face a big challenge: Honey Con is a mobile convention on the highway! Will our heroes make it to the first truck unscathed? Tune in...
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The team is back with new and returning party members to bring you the first part of their playthrough of Honey Heist! Join the rag tag group of bears as they plan the heist of the century to steal Manuka honey from Honey Con. Will the likes of Jumping Jack Hack, Panda Monium, Bi Polar Bear, Al Pinecone, and Hunny H Badger the Tird succeed or will they fail to get that sweet sweet reward?
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Are you up for gardening and pandas? We've got you covered as we Takenoko in both it's board game and mobile iteration. James shares his experience with the Outer Worlds. We discuss the issues with Gamestop and possible solutions to help them. And Reverend D throws out his top 5 worst movies, don't miss it!
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March 30, 2020 65 min
Unfortunately for us, the world has gone crazy. While we weren't able to review a new game for you this time, we have our top 5 favorite games across all genres to share!
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In what will be a semi regular thing here on Bonus Level, Reverend D dives back into Final Fantasy XI. Tune in for a brief tour of the Omega server as well as a quick run down of Knightfall's first few days.
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March 14, 2020 60 min
It's time to take over Japan as we play Rising Sun! Who won in our civil, mostly peaceful campaign? Do you enjoy cutscenes in your video games? We discuss when too many cutscenes interfere with gameplay and bring up a few older classics worth checking out.
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February 29, 2020 52 min
Let's make some robot vacuums as we cover the intriguing Mechanica boardgame. Hot topic right now concerning a policy that affects replacing lost pieces for your boardgames as well as an impromptu chat about Magic cards. And Xteve makes his commercial debut...it's not what was planned but it's what he put in.
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