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Only one week to Gen Con! That means it's time to run down some of the hottest games everyone's talking about, plus lots of reviews of our recent plays from Origins. To kick things off, we chat about the recently announced Spiel des Jahres winners - Azul, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, and Dragon's Breath. Then we read listener answers to our question of the week, which asked, "What criteria do you use when/if culling your board game collection?" - a spot on question for convention season. Next up, in our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the newest Vital Lacerda game, Escape Plan, on Kickstarter right now. Chris then looks at Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy, also on Kickstarter currently. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Carthago, the newest release from Capstone Games, and Chris looks at both Megaland from Red Raven Games and End of the Trail. Finally, we dig into the hotness on BGG for the end of July. Question of the Week: 4:45 Acquisition Disorders: 9:19 Carthago Review: 15:16 Megaland Review: 22:21 End of the Trail Review: 26:28 BGG Hotness Review: 29:42 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
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For our last episode before 100, we are really excited to shine a big, bright spotlight on a few corners of the board gaming world that you might not know much about. If you want to build up some "indie cred" when it comes to some potential hot games in the future, this is the show for you! First up, we welcome back Chris Harris, who runs the Solitaire Print and Play game design contest on BGG. We spoke with Chris last year, and he's back to talk about how much the contest has grown, how excited we are for past winners and designers to move on to bigger and better things (including the publication of last year's winner, Black Sonata), and what's there to check out this year. As of the date of this episode airing, 8/10/18, the Solitaire PnP contest is still going on. You can check out games, participate in playtests, and follow conversations here: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2011569/2018-solitaire-print-and-play-contest Our second interview is a doozy - five people on a Skype call, and somehow it did not collapse in on itself. We welcome various folks involved with the GenCant Game Design contest this year, run in tandem with Button Shy Games. Jason Tagmire is the founder and CEO of Button Shy, while Jon Simantov is the designer of Button Shy's latest game, Liberation, soon to hit Kickstarter. They were two of the judges who declared two winners. Elizabeth Hargrave was recognized for her 2-4 player, "I split, you choose" game, Tussie Mussie, while Corry Damey contributed the 2 player tile laying game, Seasons of Rice. We get into the games, the process of picking winners, and some dos and don't for anyone who wants to enter contests like this one in the future.
We didn't think we would do another Kickstarter mega-pod for a good long while. However, we've gotten so many delivered kickstarters that we had to bring the band back together! (we know, we have some acquisition disorder issues...) So, we are happy to welcome back Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games. First up, Jeremy shares about Ninth World: A Skill Building Game in Numenara (5:25), a deckbuilder-esque cooperative game with a RPG feel. Then Liz tells us about the new 4x-style release from our friend Carla Kopp, Stellar Leap (13:30). Jason then brings us away from the short games and talks about two big, honking adventure games which could not be more different - the Euro-style mechanism heavy dungeon crawling game, Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (20:17), as well as the urban, story driven adventure game, The Shared Dream (36:47), Finally, the whole gang weighs in about a deckbuilder set in a Roman Colosseum setting, Carthage (48:54).
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This week, we're revisiting a classic episode (#85) and looking at games that do especially well in representing female characters.
First up, we look at our question of the week. We asked the listeners what games thoroughly blew away their expectations, and share some of our own big surprises.
Next up, we look at CO2, the revamped edition of the classic Vital Lacerda game, now on Kickstarter in our Acquisition Disorder for the week.
For our At the Table reviews, Anthony looks at Rudiger Dorn's Montana, and Chris dives into a little game you may have heard of, Eric Lang's Rising Sun.
Finally, Chris delves into the best games for female characterization in our feature review for the week.
Question of the Week: 3:19 Acquisition Disorder: 5:59 Montana Review: 10:03 Rising Sun Review: 17:40 Best Games for Female Characterization: 28:47 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.