Board Again Gaming

Board Again Gaming

We talk about all things related to table top gaming - board games, miniature games, card games, and gaming adjacent things like painting and puzzles. A very irregularly updated hobby podcast. If you want to help me make the podcast better, you can show your financial support at the following link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1354651/supporters/new

Episodes

April 18, 2024 50 mins

The audio on the car ride home from Circle DC with Tim Densham and John Lapham who are both designers for Catastrophe Games who I work with.  Tim designed Zurmat and is also working on True Command. John has a game coming called A More Perfect Union. 

Apologies for the audio in the car being of a lower quality. 

Games mentioned in this episode:
Diplomacy, The Devil's Advocates, Nicaea, Votes for Women, Ni...

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A somewhat tongue in cheek conversation with Sebastian J. Bae. and Non-Breaking Space and two of Sebastian's professional war game cohorts - Rachel and Robert. 

We also talk about economic conflict, area control, exploitation, and coercion. 

This conversation was held during Circle DC '24 at the Franklin School building on the top floor of the Planet Word Museum.  

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February 14, 2024 61 mins

I talk with Beth Jackson and Angel Drummond about their current campaign on Crowdfundr - Beth and Angel Make a Campaign where they are making 31 zines during the month of February. We talk about writing, prompts, and inspiration even during a mental crunch. We also talk about how creating for yourself and a community is different than making something for mass market consumption. 

We also talk about their love for sci-fi, ...

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February 9, 2024 22 mins

We talk with Lamont Jones about his upcoming book, "The Gist of Bid Whist." 

A boxing business attorney and executive, Lamont Jones maintains that the deals most meaningful to him are not those he’s negotiated or litigated on behalf of boxing managers, promoters, or champions. Instead, the contracts that most make his heart sing are those he enters and defends against at the card table, playing Bid Whist. Jones b...

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February 5, 2024 44 mins

Seppy Yoon is a board game designer and publisher. We talk about his upcoming expansion for Conquest Princess: Fashion is Power - Night of the Necropede. 

We talk about his games like: End of the Line, Mouse Cheese Cat Cucumber, Processing.

We also talk about games like Kingdom Death Monster and Boop. 

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December 24, 2023 55 mins

I talk with designers T.K. King, Dennis Northcott, Koltin Thompson about their upcoming game Galactic Cruise and how they decided to design this game. We talk about the game mechanics and why they still enjoy the game. We also talk about what it was like to add Dennis as a third designer after they had been designing their game for a while. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Galactic Cruise, Settlers of Catan, Cascadia, On ...

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October 16, 2023 29 mins

Bijhan Agha is the designer of the game Time Wars: Stellar Assault and in this episode we talk about the game and the Patreon that helped create the game from JamSheed Studios which is an art collective which helps creators retain their works. 

Games mentioned in this episode:
Time Wars: Stellar Assault, Digimon: TCG, Star Wars: The Card Game, Chess, Dixit, and Magic the Gathering

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September 22, 2023 35 mins

Diatoms was the 2023 Cardboard Edison Award winning game and we talk with designer and publisher Sabrina Culyba in this episode about why she decided to self-publish the game. We also talk about how math and art can intersect in the game and be a learning tool. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Diatoms, Azul, Sagrada

Essen 2023 booth # Hall 3 H115 and it's hosted by Dina Said So Studio https://dinasaidsostud...

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August 28, 2023 44 mins

Jeff Irving is the creator of the Vrahode system of gaming which is a tabletop dungeon crawl type of experience. He has spent countless hours working on his game and getting it ready to share with the world. We talk about the basics of his system and what will be available to players.  


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Sigfried Trent is one of the lead writers on the Everyday Heroes system from Evil Genius Games. We talk about his favorite characters to writer, the rapid growth of the company and writing challenges that come with that experience, and his favorite hero type to play. 

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July 10, 2023 32 mins

Kirsten Lunde is a game designer and publisher who currently resides in New Zealand. We talk about the process of publishing and crowd funding her game Ovation as well as her upcoming version of the Ell Deck which will be mission based.   She talks about the community and support she gained in New Zealand, including lessons learned from designer Shem Phillips. We also talk about games that have influenced her as a designer. 

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June 5, 2023 30 mins

In this episode I talk with designer Akar Bharadvaj about his work with the Zenobia Awards as well as his 2021 Zenobia Award winning game Tyranny of Blood: India's Caste System Under British Colonialism, 1750-1947. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Votes for Women, Rising Waters, Here I Stand, Root, Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars, Versailles: 1919. 

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Danielle Reynolds is a game designer and host of Game Design Unboxed Podcast. We talk about her new job news at Wise Wizard Games, designing games, and working full time in different parts of the board game industry.  

Games mentioned in this episode: Herstory, Tiny Towns, Watch Mojo: A Super Fan Top 10 Party Game, eBay Buy it Now, Sushi Go!, Cluckle, Stargazers, Secret Clue: Animals. 

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Durdle Games is the design moniker of Jason Hager and Darren Reckner who are also local to the Cincinnati region. We talk about game design, Unmatched, and game designers they admire.  Their recent game design Unmatched Adventures: Tales to Amaze from Restoration Games is the first cooperative version of the extremely successful Unmatched series. They also have another to be renamed deduction game signed with Weird Giraffe Games. W...

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Jason Matthews is one of the designers of Twilight Struggle. This is the best selling war and historical game of all time. He is also a recent director on the board for The Game Manufacturer's Association. We talk about board games and war gaming, researching for games, The Library of Congress, Lizzo, and what he looks forward to in the hobby. Finally, we talk about why he prefers the term "conflict-simulation" versu...

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Heather O'Neill is the co-owner of 9th Level Games (www.9thlevel.com/games)  and a game designer. She also serves as Managing Director for Unpub (unpub.net).  We talk about her new game - Dreams of Yesterday from Weird Giraffe Games, game design and advice she would give to newer game designers. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Venture Society, Dreams of Tomorrow, Dreams of Yesterday, Splendor, Return to Dark Tower R...

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February 7, 2023 39 mins

I talk with Keun Ahn about making his game Shadows: Heroes and Monsters and how he ran the Kickstarter and fulfilled the game. We also talk about moving to the U.S. from South Korea and how board games changed how he looked at gaming and social time. We also get to talk about his favorite convention experiences at smaller conventions in the Midwest. 

Games mentioned in this episode: 
Puerto Rico, Chinatown, Spirit Isla...

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January 23, 2023 48 mins

In this episode we talk with new designers Amar and Pearl about their forthcoming game - Cake of Doom. We discuss what influenced them, sweet treats, and how the community influenced their game design focus. 

Games mentioned in this episode: 
Cake of Doom, Bites, Brass, Monopoly, Codenames, Scroll, 7 Wonders, Earth Rising, Pugs and Mugs

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December 14, 2022 51 mins

We talk with designer Tory Brown about her upcoming game Votes for Women, what games influenced her, and why it's hard to design a game about contemporary issues.  Votes for Women is a game from Fort Circle Games. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Votes for Women, 1960: The Making of a President, Watergate, World's Fair 1893, Stonewall Uprising, First Monday in October, Ticket to Ride, Targi, Patchwork, and Wings...

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November 25, 2022 49 mins

Dave Thompson is a local to Cincinnati game designer. He is also the author and artist. We talk about the years it took to create his game and the reasons he created a game where everyone can feel welcome at the table. 

Games mentioned in this episode: Everlore, D&D, Pathfinder. 

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