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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers: “Viking and Mouse Attack…” Episode 13

“Viking and Mouse Attack…”


Welcome back to Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers. Our first episode of 2013!

It’s been a while!

Lance and Joel spend the episode talking about a myriad of topics and we cover a lot of different games and gaming topics:

CO2, Tzolkin, Space Cadets, Darkest Night, DVG Leader Series, The Hunters, Love Letter, Coup, DC Comics Deckbuilding Game, Power Grid: First Sparks, Lords of Waterdeep, Agricola, Terra Mystica, Torchlight II, Diablo III, XCom, Level 7 Escape, Tabletop, BoardGameGeek, Quarriors, GenCon, BGG.CON, X-Wing Miniatures, Robinson Crusoe, Náufragos, Friday, Clash of Cultures, Exodus: Proxima Centauri, Might & Magic: Heroes, Mage Knight, German Railways, NFL Playoffs, Stratamatic Games, and much more…

~ Joel Eddy

Opinions and statements stated by “Wooden Cubes and Iron Soldiers”  podcast are not to be considered as endorsed by 2D6.org. Visitors are urged to use their own discernment to draw their own conclusions.

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Drive Thru’s Best of 2012… and a Contest!


Another year is coming to a close, and I thought I would take a look back at all of my favorite games of 2012. This year I decided to do a pseudo “award show” breaking the games up into different categories. I’ve also received permission to run a contest to give away my favorite game of the year over on BoardGameGeek.com.

In addition, the publisher of the game has offered to step up and provide a copy of the game from themselves directly. I am extremely grateful for this!

What is my favorite game of the year? Who is the publisher? You’ll have to watch the video to find out. After watching the video head over to BGG for details on entering the contest.

Click HERE for details on entering the contest.

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CO₂ (Video Review)



In the game CO₂, each player is the CEO of an energy company responding to government requests for new, green power plants. The goal is to stop the increase of pollution, while meeting the rising demand for sustainable energy — and of course profiting from doing so. You will need enough expertise, money, and resources to build these clean power plants. Energy summits will promote global awareness, and allow companies to share a little of their expertise, while learning still more from others.

In CO₂, each region starts with a certain number of Carbon Emissions Permits (CEPs) at its disposal. These CEPs are granted by the United Nations, and they must be spent whenever the region needs to install the energy infrastructure for a project, or to construct a fossil fuel power plant. CEPs can be bought and sold on a market, and their price fluctuates throughout the game. You will want to try to maintain control over the CEPs.

Money, CEPs, Green Power Plants that you”ve built, UN Goals you”ve completed, Company Goals you”ve met, and Expertise you”ve gained all give you Victory Points (VPs), which represent your Company”s reputation – and having the best reputation is the goal of the game … in addition to saving the planet, of course.

~ Stronghold Games

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Stronghold Games Accepting Preorders For……Merchant of Venus (wow!)


Stronghold Games


 Stronghold Games is pleased to announce that Preorders for these highly-anticipated games are now OPEN:

  • CO2
  • Space Cadets
  • Core Worlds: Galactic Orders
  • Revolver 2: Last Stand at Malpaso

   … and a “free shipping” bonus if you order:

  • Merchant of Venus (wow!)



in Dallas, TX next week?

… Just come help us in our booth, of course…


Space Cadets “Training Videos” posted on the Stronghold Games website!

Preorder these games now, get 30% off, shipped to you

first, AND the coolest Promos!

Yes, it’s finally that time!  PREORDERS are open for:


Space Cadets

Core Worlds: Galactic Orders

Revolver 2: Last Stand at Malpaso

…and… if that is not enough… you can get FREE SHIPPING in the USA (discounted to Canada/Mexico) if you order:

Merchant of Venus(*)

(*) very limited quantity available.

Any order or preorder from our website that includes Merchant of Venus will get:
FREE SHIPPING for USA Customers.  Use this discount code at checkout:

  • eric-summerer-is-right

$15 DISCOUNT ON SHIPPING for Canada/Mexico Customers. Use this discount code at checkout:

  • tom-vasel-is-wrong

And the PROMOS!
With every purchase of these games, the indicated promo/expansion will be given for FREE:

  • – “Arctic Mini-Expansion”

Space Cadets

  • – “Experimental Equipment and Crystals” Promo cards
  • – TWO starship miniatures

The Ship of The Line (gray plastic mini)
The Flagship (blue plastic, Limited Edition mini)

Core Worlds: Galactic Orders

  • – “Buono Core World” mini-expansion

Revolver 2: Last Stand at Malpaso
– “By the Gun They Died” expansion

Click here to go to the preorder page now! 

Stronghold Games:
“Ultimate Geek” Sponsorship at BGG.CON!
Wanna be part of the team? 
Come help us in our BGG.CON booth! 
We’ll get you a Free Badge!

Stronghold Games is going LARGE at BGG.CON!

We are ULTIMATE GEEK sponsors at BGG.CON!  That’s the highest level of Sponsorship for BGG.CON, which will be held in Dallas, TX, next week, Novemeber 14-18, 2012!

Stronghold Games is very proud to be sponsoring BGG.CON at this highest level.  We feel a great degree of kinship, not only with BGG the website, but with all of the fans of BGG, which are of course are our core demographic!

You guys are the “Alpha Gamers”, the ones that not only go out and buy games for your friends to play with you, but you evangelize great games, and you have done a great job doing this for Stronghold Games over the past several years!  Thank you very much for your help in that regard!

For our booth at BGG.CON, we are looking for some “Knights of The Stronghold” to help us out!

If you would like to be part of the team at BGG.CON, spending some time in the Stronghold Games booth, demo’ing and playing games with the other fans, we would love to have you!

Don’t have a Badge for BGG.CON, you say?  Well, we can get you one…if you spend time in the booth with us, demo’ing and helping out, of course.  Just let us know if you need a badge when you contact us!

Booth Staff will be treated to various nice things for their help.  Depending upon the amount of time that you stay in the booth with us, we can give you games (duh! :)), food, drinks, and even the aforementioned badge to BGG.CON…again, all depending upon the time commitment you can make to us.

So, please email us at info@strongholdgames.com if you are interested in being part of the team at BGG.CON!

Not sure what the “Space Cadets” thing is all about?  Well, see for yourself!

Designer Geoff Engelstein has created a series of 8 Tutorial Videos for the game.  Each video shows you one of the bridge stations that you will be manning when you play Space Cadets.  They are quick videos, each of approximately 2 minutes long.

There is a video for each of these bridge stations:

  • Captain
  • Engineering
  • Helm
  • Sensors
  • Weapons
  • Sheilds
  • Tractor Beams
  • Jump Drive

Click to watch one or all of the videos!

Let’s leave you with some cool pics of the games, since the above was void of game boxes and pics (but big on announcements!)…CO2 box top


Space Cadets boxtop


Core Worlds: Galactic Orders boxtop




Merchant of Venus boxtop

We thank you for supporting great games!

Stephen M. Buonocore


Stronghold Games LLC

ALSO!!! Survive is being worked on for iOS and Android! More information when it’s available!
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The Long View: CO2

The Long View

On this episode of The Long View, Lloyd Keller and I take a look at the new strategy game CO2. We discuss the theme, the strategies that reveal themselves after repeated play and what may make this the next great gamers game. Thanks to www.2d6.org for hosting the podcast, and thanks to www.gamesurplus.com for their continued sponsorship of The Long View. Thanks to YOU for listening!

~ Geof Gambill



The Long View: CO2


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