We are back and to make up for the break, we return with a truly huge episode.
Ronan and Sean are joined by Paul (Full on) to look over the best and worst that 2015 had to offer (and to offer Paul a hug).
Included in the episode:
- Our Top 5 of 2015
- Top new to us games of 2015
- Most disappointing games of 2015
- Out of the Dust
- Want to play again
- and much more
Also in this episode is a sneak peak at Nightmare Forest: Dean Run.
This game is now available on KickStarter here:
In episode 6 Raf and Charlie talk the new direction of Ding and Dent and about the future. Pete Ruth, writer from The Review Corner, joins the podcast as a special guest. Finally, Raf and Charlie discuss board games as art and review 2015’s The Grizzled.
Games Discussed: The Grizzled, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Starter, Firestorm Armada, T.I.M.E Stories
Now back to our regular Picking Over the Bones format after the excitement of Essen, we have tweaked the way we do the reviews.
In this episode we did not provide a straight up rules explanation but instead looked to incorporate the rules into the general discussion.
Please let us have your feedback on our new way of doing things.
In this episode, Sean and Ronan take a look at The Big Book of Madness, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Porta Nigra and Res Publica: 2230 AD.
This episode’s big discussion was about Premium Games. These are the multi-$100 boardgames that have found a thriving home on Kickstarter. We interviewed Sandy Petersen, designer of Cthulhu Wars and talked about them. He’s basically one of the originators of this style of game so it was neat to hear his perspective and explain (not necessarily defend) where these games fit in the gaming landscape. And of course, we talked about what we’ve been up to lately including Champions of Midgard and BattleBin
Games Discussed: Fireteam Zero, Champions of Midgard, Blood Rage, Hyperborea, Cthulhu Wars, Chaos in the Old World.
After working their way through the Essen Spiel halls and the playing as many of the Essen 2015 releases as they could get their dirty mitts on, Ronan and Sean come to a decision on what the feel was the best and worst of this years Spiel.
In the episode each of the boys choose their Top 3, Biggest Disappointment and Biggest Surprise.