The Good, the Board and Pulling the String: Episode 152 The Mechanisms of Negotiation

February 21, 2018

Episode 152: The Mechanisms of Negotiation games

Reviews:

Trent- Let’s just make it a John Company fest where Joe sits there awkwardly without much to say
Andy-Initial Thoughts on John Company
TC- Joining the John Company discussion/ Convincing Joe to play John Company
Joe- Not John Company; Deception Expansion, Azul

Hype
Joe- Endeavor vs. Gentes Kickstarter
Trent- TI4
Andy-Fields of Despair-France 1914-1918
TC- Leaving Earth and playing more John Company (Did I mention John Company?)

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The Good, the Board, and the Local Yocals : Episode 151 Gaming Conventions

February 14, 2018

Episode 151: Keeghan Reynolds, a representative of Gamicon, a convention held in Cedar Rapids Iowa, joins in on this podcast that examines what we want from a local Con.
Reviews:

Joe- Game of 49, Deep Sea Adventure, Escape from the Aliens in outer space
Trent- Pandemic Rising Tide update
Keeghan from Gamicon- Captain Sonar
TC- Initial impression of John Company/ Rant

Hype
TC- Dungeon Pets Dark Alley expansion
Keeghan from Gamicon- Betrayal Legacy
Trent- Captains of Industry
Joe- Brains

 

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The Good, the Board, and the Sesquicentepisode : 150 shows young and going strong!

February 7, 2018

Episode 150 The Sesquicentepisode
Reviews:

Joe- Near and Far
Trent- Finished!
Andy- Battle Line

Hype
Andy- John Company
Trent- 1824
Joe- Great Western Trail Rails to the North

 

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The Good, the Board, and the Handicapable: Episode 149 Adapting Board games to Create Attainable Goals for Students with Special Needs

January 31, 2018

Episode 149 “Adapting board games to create attainable goals for students with special needs”
Norm from the Bridge City Boardgamers and ½ of the Daniel and Daddy video series shares his experience working with special needs gamers. Also joining as a guest will be Joe’s wife, Caroline, who uses games in her job as a special education teacher.
Reviews:
Norm- Flamme Rouge or Bruxelles 1893
Joe- The Hare and the Tortoise
TC- Dungeon Pets with Kate
Trent- Azul

Handi-Capable Gamers

Hype
Norm- Tumblin Dice or The Expanse
TC- Dungeon Lords
Trent- John Company
Joe- Magic Maze

 

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Episode 148 Joe Sallen’s Top Games and Disappointments of 2017

January 24, 2018

Episode 148 Joe’s top ten games of 2017
Joe put way more than ten games on his list. That makes him a horrible person. He also fills the empty hole where his heart should be by mentioning the biggest disappointments of the year. You've been warned.
Reviews:

TC- Star trek ascendancy the Borg Assimilation
Trent- Table Battles/Agricola Master of Britain (I think you did Agricola MoB a couple shows ago)
Joe- This War of Mine

Hype
TC- Dungeon Petz
Trent- New Knizia Game. The doctor is in the house!
Joe- The other two Jordan Draper games
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The Good, the Board, and the Monsoon: Episode 147 Interview with Tony Chen of Monsoon Publishing

January 17, 2018

In this episode, Designer Tony Chen of Monsoon Publishing Joins Joe, Andy, and TC to chat about his experiences in tabletop. Tony is the designer of Iberian Rails and the upcoming Warriors of Jogu.
Episode 147 Designer Interview: Tony Chen of Monsoon Publishing
Reviews:
TONY CHEN- Altiplano
Joe- Rajas of the Ganges or The Quest for El Dorado
TC- Deadly Premonition: The Board Game
Andy- Initial Thoughts:Time of Crisis
Hype
TONY CHEN- Rising Sun
Joe- The Great Zimbabwe
TC- Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks
Andy- Antiquity
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The Good, the Board, and the Prophetic Episode 146: Predictions for 2018

January 10, 2018

Episode 146 2018?
Reviews:
Joe- Deckscape The Fate of London (maybe Huntakiller) Or Fog of Love
Trent- Nine Tiles
TC- Battle for Rokugan
Andy- 18CZ

Hype
Joe- Hate by Eric Lang and CMON
Trent- Charlemagne, Master of Europe
TC- Deadly Premonition The Board Game
Andy-Pendragon

 

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The Good The Board and the Rabbit Hole

December 27, 2017

Kate, Carissa and TC of the Reid clan are here to join host Joe as daughter Kate considers the heavier side of board games.

Episode 145 Heavy Game Curiosity
Reviews:
Joe S.- Key to the City: London
The Reid Family: Legacy of Dragonholt (first impressions)

Kate’s List
4. Chaos in the Old World - Eric Lang
3. Liberty or Death! The American Insurrection - Harold Buchanon
2. Dominant Species - Chad Jensen
1. Rex/Dune
PLUS- Recommendations from Joe for a ‘heavy’ game to play.

Hype
Joe S.- Dominion Organization (Also Nocturne??)
Reid Family Hype Machine- Battle for Rokugan

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The Good, the Board and the Gross of Episodes: Episode 144 Trent and TC’s Best of 2017

December 20, 2017

Episode 144 Trent and TC's Best of 2017 L5R Gushfest
This makes a gross of episodes of GBU!
Reviews:
Joe S.-Mythic Battles Pantheon
Trent- Riverboat
Andy- Familial Responsibilities: The Negotiation Game
TC- See topic

Trent and TC's Best of 2017 L5R Gushfest

Hype
Joe S.-Mythic Battles Pandora
Trent- Charterstone
TC- A Nun Walks into a Bar the Dice Game

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The Good, the Board, and the Brotherly Love: Episode 143 PAX Unplugged Convention Report with Geof Gambill

December 13, 2017

Episode 143 PAX Unplugged Convention Report

Come join Joe, Trent, and Andy as Geof tells about his experiences at the first ever PAX Unplugged convention held in Philadelphia at the same time as BGG Con.
Reviews:
Joe S.-Exit The Polar Station and Exit Forgotten Island
Trent- Pulsar 2048
Andy- Turin Market First Thoughts
Geof- Eminent Domain Oblivion and Hardback

PAXU

Hype
Joe S.- Hunt A Killer
Trent- Tae Kwon Do Fart the Listening Game
Andy- Kickstarter Upgrade for Greenland and Neanderthal
Geof- Welcome to Centerville

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