Boardgame Mechanics

Boardgame Mechanics

Jason and Katie discuss board games, life, and nonsense.

Episodes

August 5, 2022 63 min

Episode 227: What Is on the Shelf pt. 4

Introduction: 

News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Isle of Trains: All Aboard - 4 days, $30 (deluxe-ish) 
  • Eden’s Conflict - 9 days, $30
  • Board Game Day - 11 days, $20
  • Games Played: 

  • The Golden Ticket Game
  • Mortum: Medieval Detective
  • Gutenberg 
  • What’s on the Shelf pt. 4: 

  • Daxu 
  • Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
  • 7 Wonders: Duel
  • Akrotiri
  • Lost Cities
  • Spirits of the Wild
  • ConcluZio
  • Coloretto
  • Closing: 

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    Episode 226: GenCon 2022 Preview

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • The Acts: Deluxe Edition $36 18 days
  • Planting Evidence - 11 days, $32
  • League of the Lexicon - 12 days, $34
  • Games Played: 

  • GROWL
  • Lords of Waterdeep 
  • Town Builder: Coevorden 
  • Obligatory GenCon 2022 Preview: 

  • Jason - Ready, Set, Bet! AEG John D. Clair - August 2022 release. Not sure if for sale or not. 
  • Katie - Museum Suspects - Blue Orange, Philip Walker Harding, for sale...
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    Episode 225: What is on the Shelf part 3

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Bedeville Carnival - 4 days, $50
  • Neko Boss - 7 days, $19/$24 (2/multi, mini) $26/$37
  • Deluxe Hanafuda Deck & The 100 Torii: Diverging Paths - 10 days, $65
  • Games Played: 

  • Shadowrift 
  • Finca
  • What is on the Shelf part 3: 

  • Dinosaur Island and Totally Liquid Expansion 
  • Taverns of Tiefenthal 
  • Xi’an 
  • Gugong 
  • Paris 
  • Lords of Waterdeep and Expansions (all one box) 
  • Closin...

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    Episode 224: What is on the Shelf part 2

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Globetrotting - 4 days, $53 
  • Maid Knight Saga: The Story of Faltisia - 6 days, $60
  • Stardust Coffee - 12 days, $28
  • Games Played: 

  • Masters of Renaissance 
  • Ark Nova
  • What is on the Shelf part 2:

  • A Gentle Rain
  • Founding Fathers
  • Police Precinct
  • Ex Libris
  • Tokaido
  • Passing Through Petra
  • Sonar
  • Moonshine Empire
  • Harry Potter Death Eaters Rising
  • Closing:

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    Episode 223: What is on the Shelf part 1

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Clank! Catacombs - Dire Wolf only. No longer Renegade. 
  • Yum Cha Card Game - 3 days, $20
  • Pagan: Fate of Roanoke (2nd printing) - 7 days, $48
  • Games Played: 

  • Planted
  • Picture Perfect: Pickpocket
  • Bitoku
  • What is on the Shelf part 1:

  • Colosseum 
  • Epic Resort w/ Expansion in base box
  • Broom Service
  • Roll Player
  • Kraftwagen
  • Unearth
  • Mad Science Foundation
  • Parks
  • Parks Nightfall Expans...
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    Episode 222: Old Faithful Games

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Return to Dark Tower RPG - 5 days, $50/$125
  • First in Flight - 6 days, $39
  • Bot Factory - 6 days, $48
  • Skyrise - 6 days, $49/$75
  • Septima - 6 days, $79
  • Games Played: 

  • Campy Creatures
  • Golem
  • Ark Nova
  • Old Faithful Games: 

  • Jason - Marvel United
  • Katie - Shipwreck Arcana 
  • Jason - The Godfather
  • Katie - Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Jason - Century: Spice Road
  • Katie - Fool’s Gold
  • Honorable Mentio...

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    Episode 221: #Origins2022 Recap

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Crossroads Inn: The Innkeeper’s Creed - 7 days, $42
  • Enigma Crime Scene: Sicily and Chicago - 12 days left, $54.83 
  • Games Played: 

  • Platypus
  • Blank Slate
  • Terror on Star Base X - Katie 
  • Lords of Vegas
  • It’s a Wonderful World
  • Katie - Return to Dark Tower
  • Obligatory #Origins2022 Recap:  

  • Distilled 
  • Septima
  • Fog of Love
  • Mortum: Medieval Detective
  • Sherlock: Case Connection
  • Power Plants
  • ...

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    Episode 220 - Favorite Odd End Game Mechanisms

    Introduction: 

    Games Played: 

  • Infinity Gauntlet:  A Love Letter Game
  • My Farm Shop
  • Hansa
  • Favorite Games with Odd End Game Mechanisms: 

  • 5 - Gugong 
  • 4 - Council of Blackthorn
  • 3 - Livingstone
  • 2 - Venice
  • 1 - Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
  • Honorable Mentions: 

    High Society, QE, Clank!, The Hunger

    or

    Lords of Waterdeep, London, Unicorn Fever

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    Episode 219: #Origins2022 Preview

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Kabuto Sumo Total Mayhem and so much more - 6 days, $89 new stuff
  • Flappy Families - 8 days, $27
  • Bark Avenue - 10 days, $49
  • Games Played: 

  • Hanafuda - Koi Koi
  • Ethnos 
  • Clank! Temple of the Ape Lords Expansion
  • Obligatory #Origins2022 Preview: 

  • Jason - Hippocrates, Game Brewer, For Sale $70
  • Katie - Mortum: Medieval Detective, Arcane Wonders, $50
  • Jason - New York Pizza Delive...
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    Episode 218 - The Emperor and Loki Sat at The Kids Table in Druid City Staring at the Pandasaurus Wearing a Plaid Hat

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Gamefound - good for publishers, rough for users: hidden amount of time left, have to “load more”, landing pages vary greatly 
  • Games Played: 

  • Corrosion 
  • The Prodigals Club
  • Yedo 
  • A Few Favorites from Small Publishers: 

  • Kids Table Board Games 
  • Fossilis
  • Wreck Raiders
  • Loki
  • Detective Charlie
  • ...
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    Episode 217 - Lookout Mayfair! Euros are coming!

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Through Ice and Snow - 6 days, $53
  • Brindlewood Bay: Cozy Murder Mystery RPG - 10 days, $20 digital/$65 hardback
  • The Flood - 13 days, $55/$149 (all in) 
  • Games Played: 

  • Tokaido
  • Long Shot: The Dice Game
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Our Favorite Mayfair/Lookout Games:

  • 7 - Le Havre
  • 6 - No Thanks! 
  • 5 - Agricola
  • 4 - De Vulgari Eloquentia 
  • 3 - Lords of Vegas
  • 2 - Merkator
  • 1 - ...
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    Episode 216 - Ride ‘em Cowboy…from Space

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Gamefound: Damask - 11 days, $33
  • Murder and Co: Fallen Star - 5 days, $130
  • All Time Wrestling: The Wrestling Card Game - 13 days, $99 (all in)/ $54 (legends)
  • Games Played: 

  • Alma Mater
  • Belgian Beers Race 
  • Champions of Midgard w/ both expansions 
  • Our Favorite Space Cowboys Games: 

  • 7 - Jamaica
  • 6 - Consulting Detective 
  • 5 - Jaipur 
  • 4 - Splendor
  • 3 - Via Nebula
  • 2 - Black ...
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    Episode 215 - Wondering About Arcane

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Autobahn - 5 days, $56
  • Wayfarers of the South Tigris - 5 days, $45
  • Broken and Beautiful: A Game about Kintsugi - 14 days, $16/$30
  • Games Played: 

  • Long Shot The Dice Game
  • Tea, Scones and Arsenic 
  • Momiji
  • Our Favorite Arcane Wonders Games: 

  • 8 - Sherlock 13
  • 7 - GoodCritters
  • 6 - Sheriff of Nottingham
  • 5 - Royals
  • 4 - Furnace
  • 3 - Smartphone Inc
  • 2 - Picture Perfect
  • 1 - Four Gardens
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    Episode 214 - Spiele, Eggert Spiele

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Critter Cards - 5 days, $12
  • Castles by the Sea - 6 days, $45/$65
  • Explorers of the Woodlands - 10 days, $31
  • Games Played: 

  • Sentient
  • King of New York 
  • De Vulgari Eloquentia 
  • Our Favorite Eggertspeiele Games: 

  • 8 - Mombasa
  • 7 - Yedo
  • 6 - Heaven & Ale
  • 5 - Blackout: Hong Kong 
  • 4 - Camel Up
  • 3 - Alma Mater
  • 2 - Rococo 
  • 1 - Coimbra
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    Episode 213 - The Renegades of Pretty Okay

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Gamefound: For Northwood! - 7 days, $15
  • Pestilence: Escape the Plague - 5 days, $6 PNP
  • Fujiyama with Ajisai - 10 days, $47 both
  • Games Played: 

  • Camel Up: Off Season
  • Rockband Manager
  • Fool’s Gold
  • Our Favorite Renegade Games: 

  • 5 - Jason: Passing Through Petra 
  • 5 - Katie: The Search for Planet X
  • 4 - Jason: The Hunger
  • 4 - Katie: Bargain Quest
  • 3 - Jason: Covert
  • 3 - Katie...
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    Episode 212 - The Old Grey Fox and the Hound

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Viticulture World Cooperative Expansion
  • The Big Pig Game - 6 days, $45
  • Silicon Valley - 10 days, $30
  • Games Played:

  • San Juan
  • Search for Planet X
  • Lucky’s Misadventures 
  • Our Favorite Grey Fox Games: 

  • 5 - Jason: Run, Fight, or Die!
  • 5 - Katie: After the Empire
  • 4 - Jason: A Study in Emerald 
  • 4 - Katie: London Dread
  • 3 - Jason: Rising 5: Runes of Asteros
  • 3 - Katie: Risi...
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    Episode 211 - Our Favorite AEG Games

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Encyclopedia - 6 days, $54
  • Age of Rome - 7 days, $76 
  • An Unexpected Wedding Invitation - 13 days, $33(hardback) $8 pdf, $27 paperback
  • Games Played: 

  • Livingstone
  • Aeon’s End
  • Ex Libris
  • Our Favorite AEG Games: 

  • Jason 5: Tiny Towns
  • Katie 5: Ecos: First Continent
  • Jason 4: Valley of the Kings
  • Katie 4: Ravenous River
  • Jason 3: Cubitos
  • Katie 3:  Walking in Burano
  • Jason 2: Santa Mo...
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    Episode 210 - Toss a Coin to the Tasty Minstrel

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding:

  • Route East - 5 days, $42
  • Habitats, Nine Lives, Basketboss - 6 days, $19(9)/$39; $89 all three 
  • Ryozen - 6 days, $44
  • Games Played: 

  • Bargain Hunter
  • Mai Star
  • Pebble Rock Delivery Service
  • Our Favorite TMG Games: 

  • Jason 5: Ars Alchimia
  • Katie 5: Crusaders 
  • Jason 4: Scoville
  • Katie 4: Ars Alchimia
  • Jason 3: Aquasphere
  • Katie 3: Harbour 
  • Jason 2: Colosseum
  • Katie 2: Colosse...
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    Episode 209 - Happy Days of Wonder

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Hamlet - 4 days, $61
  • Library Labyrinth - 6 days, $39
  • The Last Gig - 11 days, $50
  • Games Played: 

  • Indulgence
  • Walking in Burano
  • Unicorn Fever
  • Our Favorite Days of Wonder Games: 

  • 11: Pirate’s Cove
  • 10: Ticket to Ride
  • 9: Ticket to Ride: London
  • 8: Ticket to Ride: Europe
  • 7: Cargo Noir
  • 6: Small World
  • 5: Yamatai
  • 4: Mystery of the Abbey
  • 3: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
  • 2: Deep...
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    Episode 208 - Long Live the Queen…Games

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

  • Gamefound: Pilgrim - 9 days left, about $86
  • Ahau (ah-how) - Rulers of Yucatán - 7 days left, $65
  • Deeproot Dwellers - 13 days, $45
  • Games Played: 

  • Lords of Vegas with both Expansions
  • Pie Town
  • Founders of Teotihuacan
  • Our Favorite Queen Games: 

  • 9: Kingdom Builder 
  • 8: It Happens… 
  • 7: Parfum 
  • 6: Alhambra 
  • 5: Neptun 
  • 4: Fresco 
  • 3: Amerigo 
  • 2: Thebes 
  • 1: Merlin  
  • Honorable Ment...

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