MN 0143 Arkham Horror the Card Game

Ryan Bruns joins the regular hosts to finish out the first Arkham Horror campaign and talk about the newest expandable card game from Fantasy Flight Games.

One core set allows 1-2 players to explore the dismal buildings and forests of Arkham Massachusetts. Add a second core set to allow a third or fourth investigator.

We recommend this game for the storytelling, discovery, and cooperative gameplay.

MN 0142 Theomachy

This week Sam Aho joins Nathan and Ryan, while Brent is AWOL. He brings his Kickstarter version of Themachy, a game that combines poker, ancient gods, and resource management. What do we think about this game? Listen and find out. And make sure you catch Sam on his Video Channel, Sam Says Continue Reading

MN 0141 Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Classic Games Ticket to Ride Pandemic Catan Splendor Family Games Fabled Fruit Dixit Potion Explotion Mysterium Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Party Games Codenames Bang! The Dice Game Wits and Wagers Gamers Games Star Wars: Destiny Clank! Quadrapolis Stocking Stuffers Fuji Flush Deep Sea Adventure Rage! Love Letter Bohnanza Star Realms Sushi Go! or Sushi Go!… Continue Reading

MN 0139 BGGCON 2016 Outside the Box

Brent has just returned from BGGcon 2016 and sits down with Ryan and Nathan to talk about some of his experiences. What follows is a larger discussion about friendships and different ways to enjoy conventions. Brent speaks of Haggle with Rikki Tahta, Werewolf with longtime friends, BGGfit, Poker, Puzzle Hunt, and creative use of an… Continue Reading

MN 0138 Hero Realms

Nathan, Brent and Ryan sit down and discuss Hero Realms after their first play. This game is based on the highly successful deckbuilder, Star Realms but already has additional play options such as cooperative play, solo play, and character packs that provide unique starting hands. How will these Star Realm loving hosts like this game?… Continue Reading

MN 0137 Organized Play

This week Nathan and Brent sit down and talk with Bubba Washington about Organized Play options and how they benefit both the game companies and the game stores. We talk CCGs, including Magic the Gathering, and about the Asmoplay program from Asmodee. We also discuss Stronghold Games’ release of Terraforming Mars! Continue Reading

MN 0136 Terraforming Mars

In Terraforming Mars each player takes the role of a corporation that works across generations in order to turn Mars into a habitable planet. Work to raise the temperature, create oceans, and create flora that will release oxygen into the atmosphere, all while doing this more efficiently than you competition. Will there be puppies on… Continue Reading

MN 0135 October Post-Con News

On the heels of Essen, Nathan, Ryan, and Brent sit down with Matt and Barbara to discuss the latest news in the board game industry. We discuss Terraforming Mars and Cottage Garden, Kickstarters for C.O.G., Cobras, and Steal This Game, and more digital content for Star Realms and Descent: Road to Legend. Matt and Barbara… Continue Reading

MN 0134 Mini Reviews of Vast and Captain Sonar, then House Rules

We first fire off a few mini reviews. The first game discussed is Vast: The Crystal Caverns, then we discuss Nathan’s sadness over missing out on Captain Sonar. Then we¬†discuss the dirty little secrets of playing with house rules. Is your favorite space on the Monopoly board Free Parking? Do you enforce certain variable rules… Continue Reading