The Good The Board and The Niches Get Stitches: Episode 133 “Niches”

October 3, 2017

Reviews:

The Good, the Board, and the Ugly

 

Reviews:   

Joe S.- Spirit Island Branch and Claw

Trent - Sidereal Confluence

TC -  Sola Fide The Reformation

 

Episode 133 Niches 

Here, we welcome TC Reid on to the GBU as a full co-host! He showed his stripes as a guest in the past, and now you can look forward to his continued involvement. Glad to have you TC, and please stop asking me to play Arkham Horror! For the topic, we'll be chatting about the niches that we have identified within the board gaming hobby. What are the benefits and drawbacks of being in a sector of the hobby deemed a niche?

 

Hype

Joe S.- Iberian Rails, Jeff Foxworthy’s Bible Challenge,  or Vanilla Ice Electronic Rap Battle

Trent - Gentes

TC- Arkwright Jr

 

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The Good The Board and The Quitters: Episode 132 “When you can’t beat em…”

September 27, 2017

Reviews:

The Good, the Board, and the Ugly

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Episode 132- When you can’t beat em…

What do you do in situations where you can’t possible win the game? Do you play for the best possible spot? Do you do all things possible to hurt the person in the lead? Do you create an alternate personal win condition that may or may not involve watching the world burn? All this and more in this week’s episode of the most free-thinking tabletop podcast on the air!

Reviews:   

Joe S.- Escape the Room Mystery at Stargazer’s Manor or TTA app

Trent - L5R

Andy - Initial Thoughts Table Battles

Joe S.- Aeon’s End War Eternal

Trent - Transatlantic

Andy- Dynasty:  The Era of the Five Dynasties

 

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The Good The Board and The Suggestive: Episode 131 “Evocative Mechanisms”

September 19, 2017

The Good, the Board, and the Ugly Episode 131 - The Feels

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What makes theme come through in board game mechanisms? Is it a bible's worth of flavor text? Does a lack of control contribute to the theme in a game? All this and more will be discussed as the tabletop team of rivals reconvenes.

Reviews:

Joe S.- Junk Art

Trent - City of the Big Shoulders

Andy - Mini Rails

Episode 131 - Evocative Mechanisms

Joe S.- Unlock The Island of Dr. Goorse

Trent - This Guilty Land

Andy- Fog of War

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Episode 130 The Good, the Board, and the Existential Question

September 14, 2017

The Good, the Board, and the Ugly

Episode 130 - Why Are We Here?

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In this episode, Trent, Andy, and Joe delve into the reasons they engage in the brutal onslaught of attacking and defending opinions every week on this free thinking show.

Reviews

Joe S.- Pax Ren
Trent- fantasy football from a boardgamer’s perspective
Andy- A NIght With Your Mom: Trading Card Game

 

Episode 130 - Why Are We Here?

Joe S.- Alpaca (the Orleans reimplementation) I think I’ll change it to This War of Mine
Trent - Altiplano
Andy- A Night With Your Mom TCG: The Herp Expansion

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The Good The Board and The Playstyle?: Episode 129 “Playstyle”

September 6, 2017

Man...when it comes to naming episodes, some days you got it.  Some days you just don't. 

 

Reviews:

Joe S.- Lisboa 

Trent- Mini Rails

TC- Star Trek Ascendancy

 

Episode 129 Playstyle

 

Joe S.- Marco Polo Expansion

Trent - Lorenzo expansion

TC - Plains Indian Wars

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The Good, the Board, and the Gambill at WBC: Episode 128 “The World Boardgaming Championships with Geof Gambill and TC Reid”

September 3, 2017

Joe and Andy are joined by T.C. Reid and Geof Gambill to discuss Geof's experiences at the WBC held earlier this August. As an event with a primarily competitive nature, they'll share how this distinguishes the WBC from other conventions.
Reviews:
Joe S.- Fabled Fruit
Geof- Fields of Green
TC- Washington’s War
Andy- Tony’s benevolence

Episode 127 WBC breakdown
Joe S.- London
Geof- 7th Continent
TC- TI4
Andy - Small City

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The Good The Board and Mr. Hamm Goes to Indianapolis: Episode 127 “Gen Con 2017″

August 29, 2017

Reviews:

Joe S.- Spirit Island

Andy- Initial Thought City of the Big Shoulders stay tuned for more.

 

Episode 128 Gen Con 2017

 

Joe S.- Spirit Island Branch and Claw

Andy - Optimates et Populares

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The Good The Board and The Ethical: Episode 126 “Ethics and Bias in Board Game Reviews”

August 17, 2017

Reviews:

Joe S.- DND

Trent- KingDomino

Andy- 1867

 

Episode 126 Ethics and Bias in Board Game Reviews

Joe S.- Spirit Island

Trent - Gencon hype list (L5R, Whistle Stop, Spirit Island, Mini Rails, Millennium Blades mini XP, maybe others)

Andy - Pacific Typhoon

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The Good The Board and The Light Headed: Episode 125 “Light Games for Heavy Gamers”

August 9, 2017

Reviews:

Joe S.- Watson & Holmes

Trent- Great Zimbabwe

Andy- 18IReland!!!

 

Episode 125 Light Games Recommended for Heavy Gamers

Joe S.- DND!!!

Trent - Power Grid Fabled? This looked friggin awesome!

Andy - Stellar Horizons

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The Good The Board and The Ugly Duckling: Ep 124 “When Bad Mechanisms Turn Good”

August 2, 2017

Reviews:

Joe S.- Word Domination

Trent- Attila

Andy- Comancheria Initial Thoughts

 

Episode 124 When Bad Mechanisms Turn Good

 

Joe S.- AuZtralia

Trent - Wilson

Andy - City of the Big Shoulders

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