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Nick is joined by fellow Reiner Knizia Enthusiasts, Scott and Jared, as they draft and discuss the B-Side games (underdogs, hidden gems, unsung newcomers, etc.) from Knizia's catalogue.
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Nick shares his 1st impressions of EIGHTEEN Reiner Knizia board games in this marathon episode of candid cardboard:
1:23 - My Island
5:18 - Galaxy Cat Extension
9:16 - Pick a Pen Trilogy (Crypten, Riffen, Tuinen)
13:19 - Yangtze
17:11 - Sunrise Lane / Rondo
23:13 - Amun-Re: The Card Game
27:11 - Karate Tomate
31:35 - Palazzo
36:08 - Silver Screen
40:27 - Sushi Bar (Sushizok im Gockelwok)...
Nick shares his 1st impressions of a whopping 10 Reiner Knizia board games spanning a wide range of genres.
1:10 - Foodie Forest
6:38 - Dragon Land
10:36 - Medici: The Dice Game
14:38 - The Lord of the Rings
17:17 - Chartae
20:53 - Lost Cites: Rivals
23:37 - Cheeky Monkey
25:56 - High Society
30:48 - Res Publica
33:42 - Classic Art
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Nick shares his first impressions of 7 recently released board games:
0:48 - Archeos Society
6:11 - Judge Domino
9:00 - Stick Collection
11:37 - Ninja Master
15:40 - Viking See-Saw
19:30 - That's Not a Hat
22:39 - Challengers!
Check out our Kickstarter campaign for Spectral and Trailblazers: Sasquatch here.
Now available from our webstore — Zoo Vadis and Gussy Gorillas. Order ...
In this episode, Nick shares the interesting tale of how Spectral went from a game he had zero interest in all the way to his absolute favorite game of its genre... a game that he loves so much that he had to publish it himself. Who doesn't love a good underdog story? 😉
Check out the Kickstarter campaign for Spectral here.
Nick shares 23 of his most anticipated board games and crowdfunding campaigns for the second half of 2023.
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Full thoughts on Pick-A-Pepper and Wandering Towers
Top 15 Games of 2022
We all have our favorite genres and mechanisms of board games... from deck building to roll & writes to area control and more. In this episode, Nick explores 10 board game genres, identifies their common weaknesses, and highlights specific games that defy those weaknesses.
Nick shares his 1st impressions of new-ish and upcoming board games including:
0:49 - Wandering Towers
4:38 - Pick-A-Pepper and Abluxxen
9:49 - Circus Flohcati
13:08 - Trajan
16:49 - QE: Commodities (expansion)
20:23 - 7 Wonders: Architects
23:02 - Mille Fiori: The Masterpieces (expansion)
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Nick shares his 1st impressions of newer board games including:
0:38 - Dandelions
3:28 - High Score
9:11 - Turncoats
13:02 - Paint the Roses
19:00 - Cascadia
22:55 - SWAT!
24:49 - nana
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In this Galactic Renaissance Preview, Nick dives deep into this cosmic spiritual cousin of the legendary board game, Inis!
Galactic Renaissance launches on Kickstarter on March 21st. Check it out here.
The hunt is on, and Nick has been tearing through even more board games by Reiner Knizia in a quest to uncover hidden gems. Featuring his first impressions of:
0:45 - Lost Cities: The Board Game
3:45 - Odd Socks / Relationship Tightrope
7:18 - Wiener Walzer
10:56 - Medici: The Card Game
13:58 - Forbidden City
18:44 - Cat Blues / Katzenjammer Blues
Kyle is back on the show with Nick to discuss board game modules. When do they go too far? How are they different from variants and expansions?
Games discussed include:
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1st Impressions of Galactic Renaissance, Undaunted: Stalingrad, Terra Nova, Skymines, Spots, and more...
Today's round of candid cardboard is extra special in that it includes Nick's 1st impressions of the hotly anticipated upcoming game Galactic Renaissance. But before we get to that, let's explore 6 other games he has been playing lately...
0:42 - Undaunted: Stalingrad
4:45 - Spots
10:04 - Gutenberg
13:17 - Blood Rage
17:51 - Skymines
20:35 - Terra Nova
23:02 - Galactic Renaissance
2022 has come and gone, which means it’s time again to celebrate the best new board games of the year!
Check out the Kickstarter page for Zoo Vadis and Gussy Gorillas
Thanks for your support!
Nick has researched and uncovered 27 — count 'em, TWENTY-SEVEN — exciting games set to release this year. Come check out what upcoming releases might be worthy of your wishlist...
For links to (and more info on) these games, head over to the blog post version of this podcast episode.
We're launching Zoo Vadis and Gussy Gorillas on January 24th via Kickstarter! Be sure to follow this link and click to be ...
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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