The Good the Board and Quarantined Episode 1 Special Guest Designer Luis Brueh and His New Game Valknut

April 8th, 2020

Update on life in quarantined, cooking, cocktail making, audiobooks

Unsolicited Reviews:

Audiobook- Circe

Movies- The Wicker Man, Snowpiercer, The Platform (El Hoyo)

Quarantine Episode 1 with Special Guest Designer Luis Brueh 

Reviews:   

Joe - Edge of Darkness first impression

Luis - Cartographers, Roll Player Universe

Valknut

Hype 

 

Luis- Draftosaurus and more

Joe- Maracaibo and more

 

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The Good, the Board, and the Ugly: Gamicon Copper Special Episode

January 15th, 2020

Keeghan, volunteer coordinator for Gamicon, a gaming convention in Iowa, joins Trent and Joe for this episode. Thanks for listening!

Special Episode Gamicon 2020

 

Reviews:   

Joe- Stockpile

Trent- On Mars

Keeghan- Quacks

Special Episode Gamicon 2020

Hype 

Keeghan-Massive Xmas game haul

Trent- Oath

Joe- Underwater Cities

 

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The Good and the Ugly with a 3 Course Dinner of Board Unsolicited Episode 217 The New Normal

August 14th, 2019

Joe returns triumphant! You've heard of solo gaming? Well, here's solo podcasting!!! 

Unsolicited reviews of Premium Sandwich shops:

Until 12:00 ish Which Wich vs. Erbert's and Gerbert's

Quick update about Joe's Life

3 scrumptious board game reviews, starting about 19:00:

1. Dungeon Petz (more of an update than review)

2. Ragusa

3. Cthulhu Wars

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The Good the Board and the Problematic Episode 216 Problems in Content Creation

August 7th, 2019

For 15 minutes, Joe talks about how the GBU podcast will be changing in the future. Thanks for all your support until now!

Then, the show...

Reviews:  

Andy and Trent- Lowenhertz

T.C.- 42nd Edition Cosmic Encounter

Episode 216 - Problems in Content Creation

Hype:

Trent- Ground Floor

Andy- Import/Export - New Edition

T.C.- Gale Force Nine

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The Good the Board and Indy or Bust Episode 215 Gen Con 2019 Hype

July 31st, 2019

Unsolicited Reviews until 16:00

1. New York Subway System (yes, the actual mass transit system, no game about it)

2. Sammy's Bodega in Brooklyn, NY

Episode 215 - GenCon Things we are looking forward to.

Reviews:  

Andy- Heaven and Ale

Trent- Unlock series

 

Hype

Trent- QE

Andy- City of the Big Shoulders

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Unsolicited Episode July 2019

July 10th, 2019

I'm Joe, and I'm opening up in this episode. I talk briefly about Blue Moon City, Pax Pamir 2, Heaven and Ale, and Samurai. I may not be on the show for a while. Until I'm back again, have a great time gaming.

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The Good the Board and What is Under the Hood Episode 214 Favorite Mechanisms

July 3rd, 2019

 

Unsolicited Reviews until 8:00ish

Shamrock Country Inn Motel Shamrock, TX

Motel 6 West Amarillo, TX

Reviews:  

Andy- Initial thought Pax Pamir 2nd Edition

Joe- The Ancient World 2nd Edition

Episode 214-

-Favorite mechanics and why - 

Hype

Joe-Endeavor Age of Expansion

Andy- Bios Origins

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The Good the Board and the Cringey Episode 213 Difficult Themes

June 26th, 2019

-Intro

-Cardboard cohorts-Bridge City Boardamers

-Punchboard media

Episode 213 - Difficult Themes

Reviews:  

Andy- Pipelines

Trent- MetroX

Episode 213- Difficult Themes

-What is a difficult theme?

-What can be useful about having games with these difficult themes?

-What are the pitfalls of using a difficult theme?

-What steps should the designer take make a successful game with a difficult theme?

-What do gamers get out of playing games with difficult themes?

-What are some games we like that have difficult themes.

Hype

Trent- Seasons of Inis

Andy- Pax Pamir 2nd Edition Yes again and will be again until I play it damn it :).  Dude… Sunday

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The Good the Board and the Mindblown Episode 212 Games that Blew our Minds

June 19th, 2019

Episode 212 - Games that blew our minds

 

Reviews:  

Andy- High Treason - The Trail of Louis Riel 2nd Edition

Trent- Pipeline

T.C.- Andy and Trent choice: Missle Command or Planet

Episode 212 - Games that Blew Our Minds

Games that redefined what a game can be either mechanically or thematically.  We are definitely doing one through three. Four and five will be if T.C. can’t make it and/or we have time.

Andy

  1. Bios Megafauna 1st Edition
  2. The Kingdoms Redux
  3. An Infamous Traffic
  4. This Guilty Land
  5. Mage Knight

Trent (I may change the order on the top five if I’m cutting to 3)

  1. Container
  2. Rolling Stock
  3. Yomi
  4. Glory to Rome / Innovation
  5. Android Netrunner

T.C.

  1. Rex/Dune
  2. Andean Abyss
  3. Churchill
  4. Arkham Horror
  5. Age of Industry/Brass

Hype

Trent- 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Andy- Pax Pamir 2nd Edition

T.C.- Dune!

 

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The Good the Board and the OP OOP Episode 211 the Over Poweredness of Out of Print Games

June 5th, 2019

Episode 211 - OOP is OP

 

Reviews:  

Joe- Cacao with Chocolatl

Andy- Penny Rails

Trent- Startups

 

Episode 211 - OOP is OP

Hype

Trent- Seasons of Inis

Joe- Terra Mystica Merchants of the Sea

Andy- Pax Pamir 2nd Edition-Should be soon?

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