Two Wood for a Wheat

Two Wood for a Wheat

Two Wood for Wheat is a board game podcast. We review and criticize board games, diving deep into the strategies and mechanisms that make them great or make them forgettable.

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November 22, 2021 89 min
We complete the Eric Lang mythological trilogy with Ankh: Gods of Egypt. Will it rise above all other games or merge into nothingness?
Then Jake Frydman from the Decision Space podcast joins us to discuss the inaugural World Series of Board Gaming! How is it, what is it, why is it, and what will it be?

03:39 One Night Ultimate Werewolf
03:56 Subastral
04:05 Wild Space
04:22 SWEEPSTAKES
05:15 No Thanks!, Point Salad
05:19 Doody Head
06:49 S...
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Collect the best crew of animals for your spaceship in Wild Space, our feature game this week. Also find out how Tony foils hunters on his property and whether Mitch can fill a cart to gain free shipping.

Time Stamps:

0:39 Putting together a free shipping cart
2:15 Resurgence
3:45 Ankh
3:52 Beautiful Mt. Airy Lodge
5:42 Crossbows and perfume
9:02 PAX Unplugged
9:31 Tiny Towns
9:45 Wormholes
10:06 Jury duty
12:19 FEATURE REVIEW - Wild Space
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November 8, 2021 65 min
Here we have the Van Goghs, works by Monet, and the many works of... Sobel?

It's board games where the artwork makes the game. But first, it's the follow up to Stellar, Subastral by Renegade Game Studios.

01:33 Root
03:55 Crash Octopus
04:07 An interlude by Ankh
04:59 Tasty Humans
05:25 Monster Expedition, Kingdomino, Subastral
06:19 Rising Sun, Draftosaurus
07:50 One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Secret Hitler, Deception in Hong Kong...
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November 1, 2021 52 min
Frank Herbert's Dune arrives in theatres and on our gaming tables. Is this story based game a polished thrill ride or a cheap cash grab? Listen and find out.

Time Stamps:

1:24 TEN
1:40 Witchstone & Wild Space
2:05 Aquatica
4:18 FEATURE REVIEW: Dune House Secrets
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October 25, 2021 48 min
Think happy thoughts... think happy thoughts... think hungry thoughts... because today it's Dollars to Donuts and Happy Games!
We review Crafty games' and the Flatout Design studio's Dollars to Donuts, a delicious tile layer about matching donut halves and satisfying the insatiable need for these tasty circles.
Then it's happy games, those that put a smile on our face when we play them or think about them.

02:44 Terr...
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October 18, 2021 35 min
Tony's Dad has trouble at the Casino, and Mitch and Tony review the new digital edition of one of the most beloved eurogames ever made. Does the implementation justify its hefty price tag? Listen and find out.

4:32 Magic: the Gathering
4:40 Smores
5:05 Mumblety-Peg
5:50 Dollars to Donuts
6:02 Blood Rage
7:11 FEATURE REVIEW - Concordia Digital Edition
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Travel with us to the silk road, the internet of the ancient world. We review Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road.
Then it’s our best games of 2020 that we only played in 2021.

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October 4, 2021 34 min
We review TEN, a push your luck auction game which is the latest puzzly filler from Flatout Games and AEG. Does it measure up to the legacy of Point Salad and Calico? Mitch and Tony disagree.

Time Stamps:

0:35 Forgotten Waters
1:21 Concordia (digital version)
6:21 Merv
7:30 FEATURE REVIEW - TEN
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Arrrrre ya ready kids? Get ready for Forgotten Waters, the silly swashbuckling pirate game that's a cannon full of goofs.
Then we explore our top 10 most anticipated games from Essen Spiel but somehow talk about 90 games.

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September 20, 2021 47 min
Plaid Hat Games' flagship dueling game has returned 12 years after its initial release with a new edition. Is this the same game with minor changes, or does it take big strides forward? We discuss the changes, the online version, and who exactly this game is for.

0:43 Forgotten Waters
1:12 Magic the Gathering - Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
4:00 Dice Tower Retreat (and why we weren't there)
6:39 Tyrants of the Underdark
8:5...
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September 13, 2021 49 min
I think if shapes had religion, they'd worship Project L. Come and see if this tile-laying engine-builder is worthy of your praise.
Then, we figure out why bad luck makes us so damn mad (so mad!).

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Did the 1999 Cleveland Indians have the greatest offense in baseball history? And in a world which, depending on where you live, is either burning or drowning, we talk about what matters most: the Capstone Games release of the slide puzzle family game Juicy Fruits.

8:49 Tainted Grail
9:01 Wingspan
10:40 Forgotten Waters
11:50 FEATURE REVIEW - Juicy Fruits
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August 30, 2021 47 min
After reviewing Cascadia, I think we're all moving to Oregon. Join us for the varied microclimates of the Pacific Northwest and the joys of laying down river, mountain, and forest tiles. Then stick around for our discussion of nature-themed games.

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August 23, 2021 47 min
Jordan Nach joins Mitch and Tony to review the new digital implementation of the heavy euro classic Gaia project. Does it work for beginners (Mitch)? Does it work for veteran players (Jordan and Tony)? How many insults can Jordan throw at Tony? Listen and find out.

0:38 Cascadia
1:00 Exit: the Enchanted Forest
2:18 Champions of Midgard
4:21 Lorenzo Il Magnifico
4:50 Carnival of Monsters, Point Salad
4:59 Shipshape
5:54 Jump Drive
6:11 Sant...
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Have we actually discovered that mythical creature of the boardgaming landscape, the relaxing game? We review Meadow and find out. Warning: excessive amounts of flora and fauna trivia are included.

1:47 Rajas of the Ganges: the Dice Charmers
2:56 Iberian Gauge
6:58 Wingspan
7:40 Magic the Gathering - Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
9:55 Gaia Project
10:07 Cascadia
10:36 FEATURE REVIEW - Meadow
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Today we're reviewing the hot new deckbuilder Imperium: Classics. Will this supercharged deckbuilder last a thousand years on our shelves or will it fade into history?
Then, with this newest wave of deckbuilders times another mechanism, we're discussing deckbuilders on steroids.

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We review the roll and write version of Inka and Markus Brand's acclaimed eurogame. Cardboard elephants, tyrannical cyborg dogs, colonoscopies and weddings abound.

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What's black and white but red all over? It's MicroMacro: Crime City! A bloody game of murder, intrigue, and... cuteness? Strain your eyes, and you may just learn whether this game is for you. By the way, it's pronounced Shpeel dez Jahr-izz. And it's what this game won!
Then it's a collection of some of our favorite oddball mechanisms.

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We review Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria, the new dice drafting euro from Stan Kordonskiy (Dice Hospital, Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, Lockup, Old West Empresario, Endless Winter) and then interview him about his design philosophy.

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Today we're joined by Mitch from the B-Side to review Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Can Mitch withstand the verbal onslaughts in defense of this iteration of his favorite game?
Then, we find out the exact right length for a game (it's one hour and five minutes).

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