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86 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Did You Rescue By The Rules Yet?
We have reached 11 times 2 episodes of this podcast and to celebrate this non-thing, we talk more about the games we've played recently such as Grand Austria Hotel, Arboretum, Yamatai, Bruxelles 1893 and more. For this week's We're The Experts, we get smart about a little classic known as Skittle Baseball. The area control classic known as El Grande is our Shame Game for this episode. Finally, is it important for a game to be played by it's rules if fun has been had?
101 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
Is That Mille Bornes For Punishment?
On our first drinking age episode, we chat about what we've been playing of late such as Castell, Troyes, Pandemic Legacy, Heaven & Ale as well as how the Games Plus Spring Auction went. In We're The Experts, we get into the bones of Stick Figure Fighters. We take a look at The Castle Of Mad King Ludwig in The Shame Game. Finally, we discuss some recent online chatter concerning Board Game Vocabulary.
86 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
How Many Yokozunas Are There?
On our landmark (not really) 20th episode, we discuss the bevy of gaming experiences we've had since our last recording. We touch on Architects Of The West Kingdom, Lorenzo il Magnifico, The Godfather, Yokohama, Game Of Thrones, Root, Teotihuacan, Dinosaur Island and more! In We're The Experts, we dig deep on Undead Apocalypse: War Of The Damned. We bring back The Shame Game to go over Troyes. Last but not least, we discuss our personal 7 Deadly Sins Of Board Gaming.
78 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
All Turf With No Surf?
Now that our 2018 countdown is finished, we start a new year of episodes by talking about some recent plays of T.I.M.E. Stories, Wingspan, Ulm and Vast: The Crystal Caverns. In We're The Experts, Double Cross is the game that we determine whether or not double crosses our guesstimation abilities. Based on the current BGG Top 200, we introduce a new weekly segment called The Shame Game to beat ourselves up for not having played Food Chain Magante. Finally, find out if and why we both hate Terraforming Mars.
160 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Are You Gonna Put A Bird On It?
Only 3 weeks into the New Year and we FINALLY finished our Top 50 Board Games of 2018! We cover our #15 through our #1. We also had a chance to play a few hot new titles such as Architects Of The West Kingdom, Betrayal Legacy, Teotihuacan: City Of Gods and Wingspan! Finally, we uncover a pleasant surprise with Toast in We're The Experts.
131 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
Is That Woof Worf 30-16?
Sad to say, the holiday hectic-osity has had an effect on the amount of gaming being done lately, but we've gotten a few new ones in to discuss. We both had the chance to play Spyrium and Ginkgopolis with a bit of differing opinion on these Euro classics from earlier in the decade. Eric played a memorable game of Ticket To Ride: New York that only Sully Sullenberger could appreciate. In We're The Experts, we debate the upside of Addiction. Finally, we hit the gas on our Top 50 countdown with #30 through 16.
81 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Who Watches Bob Barr From 40 To 31?
On part two of our end of 2018 countdown, we cover our Top 40 through 31 games for the year. But first, we talk a little bit more about Eschaton and Legendary. Brian also got a chance to try out Blue Lagoon from Reiner Knizia as well as playing the Crossover Crisis Cartoon Network Deck Builder from Cryptozoic Games. In We're The Experts, we determine if the game Bar could possibly be about Roseanne Barr, Barbara Bush or former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr.
90 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
How Much Is 50 - 41?
After a far too lengthy recording hiatus, we start our 5-part countdown of our Top 50 Games of 2018 by counting down 50 through 41. But before that, we dive into some recent games that we've played such as Eschaton, Smiths Of Winterforge, ***Fireball Island *** as well Eric finally getting to try Raiders Of The North Sea.
77 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Why Aren't You Disrespecting The Elders?
After too long a hiatus, we finally have a new-old episode as we approach the new year. This time, Eric and I discuss the public board game meet up at the Frankfort Public Library. Brian also goes back to his own early gaming well to talk a little bit about the classic dice allocation horror game Elder Sign. In this week's We're The Experts, we ponder the origins of Over The Trenches. We try getting all quotable and notable via the famous Chicago Bears Running Back Walter Payton and wrap up by wondering what a legacy version of Ticket To Ride could look like.
64 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
Who Is Chopping Up Marshmallow Peeps In The Basement?
After an unexpected and unnecessary hiatus, we have returned to talk about.....ARCADE GAMES?!? Weird, right? Eric went to The Galloping Ghost in Brookfield, IL just outside of Chicago and talks about how games like Dragon's Lair and Dig Dug hold up in 2018. We also dive into Deep Sea Adventure from Oink. In We're The Experts, we bounce around ideas about Hop Hop Haschen. Finally, how do we decide on games to play at a Meet Up? Download this episode to find out!
79 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Do Jurassic Mosquitoes Keep You Entertained?
We played a lot of games that were discussed on this episode. Strap in because we go over the DC Deckbuilder and the "game engine" that it birthed, the unsung wizardry of Castell, the weird scoring of Lords Of Xidit, the length of Ticket To Ride: Rails And Sails, the surprising excellence of Raiders Of The North Sea as well as the compressed brilliance of Low Lands. In We're The Experts, we find out if The Siege Of Syracuse has anything to do with college basketball. Finally, we debate the Over / Under on the games of CMON!
71 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Will You Survive The Global Cardboard Pandemic?
On this episode, we talk more about the games we've been playing this past week or so. We also discuss the opening of Chicago's south suburban gaming and coffee house in Tinley Park, IL called D12 Cafe. In We're The Experts, we find out if we're cool enough to join a club for Members Only. In And I Hate It, it's time to rail against the phenom that is Pandemic and its many iterations. Finally, we talk about how to fit our gaming addiction in around everyone's varied sleep schedules.
86 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
How Many Clowns Are On Meth In This Town?
On this episode, we eschew all of our normal segments for a lengthy discussion about our trip to both Saugatuk and Grand Rapids in the great state of Michigan for Grand Con. We lodged at Eric's family cabin in Saugatuk, MI and we talk about Uncommon Coffee and the town made whole by magical elves. We also discuss our gaming at the Con, the sandwich mastery of the Grand Rapids food wizards and the overall vibe of a fun-filled weekend!
68 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Start Kicking Who Now?
On this week's podcast, we discuss our trip to Draxtar Games for their Going Out Of Business sale, our thoughts on what we saw and what they had to offer that their gaming community will now be losing. Next, we talk about Eric's latest venture into Kickstarter backing and general thoughts on crowdfunding games. In***We're The Experts***, we delve into Ruzzle and what the Hell it could possibly be about. We bring back Words Of Wisdom to see if Mark Twain has any interesting thoughts related to our hobby. We wrap this episode with another Over / Under on games based on Intellectual Property.
69 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Will You Be My Wizard Woman?
On this week's episode, we revisit Coimbra now that Brian has finally had a chance to sample it's wares. In a new segment called To Buy Or Not To Buy, we debate whether Brian needs another dungeon crawler in Sword And Sorcery. We hypothesize the details of Cloudbusters in We're The Experts. In And I Hate It, we go over why we weren't excted after playing Explorers Of The North Sea. Finally, if we had what some might call Oprah money, how would we go about crafting the ultimate board store in the history of our minds?
94 minutes | Sep 2, 2018
Were You Saying Boo Or Boo-urns?
After watching The Power Of Grayskull, Brian whines intellectual about his hopes to see an epic campaign-in-a-box game featuring He-Man and Skeletor. We also recall our recent plays of the hot new game Coimbra, a modern classic in Orleans, an unsung Days Of Wonder gem in Quadropolis and more. In We're The Experts, we tackle Foul Play and whether it involves burying another baseball team or random body parts. In IP PI, we imagine a world where The Simpson's re-emerge after a hiatus on our tabletops. Finally, we debate whether or not there is any merit to playing board games solo.
117 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
Why Is Jason Statham The Passenger?
Disney fans and corporate partners should be thrilled with this week's episode. We discuss our recent playthrough of Thanos Rising and Villanous, as well as Eric's introduction to Yedo. We recently went to arguably Chicago's best game store Games Plus so we look at how it makes us feel inadequate as gamers. In We're The Experts, we circle around Commuter and try to discern the appeal of being a passenger. In our new segment Words Of Wisdom, we apply a quote from author Nathaniel Hawthorne to game art and economics. Finally, we go Over and Under on the games of Bruno Cathala.
119 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
Can We Have Money, Please?
On this week's episode, we regale you with our exploits of playing games such as Rising Sun, Rajas Of The Ganges, Concordia, Thanos Rising and more. Which of these stood out and which of these were utterly disappointing? In this We're The Experts, we examine the inner workings of Brainwashed. We introduce a new recurring segment inspired by the show's title called And I Hate It where we take a look at Royals, a Dice Tower Essentials game. Finally, we explore the merit and morality of reselling and cannibalizing games for parts.
92 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
Who Gets The Claw Hands?
On this week's episode, Brian and Eric celebrate a Facebook moment and talk about the evolution of board game mechanics. We're The Experts sees us breaking down the possibilities of what Reiner Knizia's Dream Factory might be about, our new segment Marooned Gamer is where we talk about working with the different gamer personalities and we finish up by figuring out how to avoid the post-Gen Con depression.
102 minutes | Aug 5, 2018
Sacktion Or Sack Action?
This week, Eric and Brian get into the "controversy" surrounding the Kickstarter for Kill Baby Hitler. Is the theme offensive or is the game just not worth worrying over? We take a look at the new selection of hobby and party games found at Target stores nationwide and what of these are on our radar now. In this week's We're The Experts, we discuss Glen More and whether it is Irish-themed or is it possibly about a sexy guy named Glen? Finally, we banter about the possibilities of a Y: The Last Man game in our new segment IP PI or Intellectual Property Private Investigators as well as our experience at GenCon 2018!
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