On Board Games
A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.

Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw are joined by Joshua Lobkowiz, the head of game development at Gray Fox Games. http://www.greyfoxgames.com/games/ 

 

Show Sponsor

Tides of Infamy & Gamewalker Games

Cards from Tides of Infamy

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1807984992/tides-of-infamy

 

2015 Kickstarters Geeklist

A geek list by Matt Wolf

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/184188/2015-kickstarter-boardgame-projects

Wombat Rescue

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/wombat-rescue-unlike-any-game-seen-played-or-smelt

Wombat Rescue Box

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 

Direct download: OBG_CFE_23_Grey_Fox_Games.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 12:17 AM

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Dirk Knemeyer from Artana Games to talk conventions.

In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at:

  • Flea Market
  • Fidelitas
  • Wordariffic
  • Five Tribes
  • Reef Encounter (finally)
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Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw are joined by Jacob Bunting, designer of Tides of Infamy, a beautiful and very interactive pirate themed game featuring art and design by Peter Wocken, Jon Ariosa, and Corey Godbey.

 

Other Discussions

Kickstarter continues to improve with the help of Google Analytics. Google Analytics added to Kickstater helps project creators understand how the market is responding to their promotional efforts, and to their page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/introducing-google-analytics-and-an-inside-look-at-the-creator-d

  

Results from James Mathe’s survey about shipping and early birds.

http://www.jamesmathe.com/survey-says-ks-usage/

 

 

 

Interview

Jacob Bunting of Gamewalker about Tides of Infamy

Twitter @GamewalkerLLC

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 

 

Tides of Infamy Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1807984992/tides-of-infamy

Gamewalker LLC: https://www.facebook.com/gamewalker
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_22_Tides_of_Infamy.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 8:25 PM

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Michael Keller from Visible Hand Games to talk about first plays of games.

In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at:

  • Walk the Plank
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Istanbul
  • Camel Up
  • Aquasphere
  • LotR The Two Towers Deckbuilder
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Brikenbrak Games. Check out their latest project, Bill Shakespeare is Dead, funding now on Kickstarter! Later, Paul Cosca, founder of Brikenbrak. 

 

 

Bill Shakespeare is Dead

 

Mighty Heroes  

Kickstarters recently played/received:

  • March of the Ants

  • Dawn: Rise of the Oculites

 

Kickstarters of Interest

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_21_Shakespeare_is_Dead.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 1:40 AM

In this episode Erik is joined by Bruce from the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast to talk about dexterity games.

In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at:

  • Friday
  • Ten Pin
  • Colt Express
  • Forbidden Desert
  • Penny Drop
  • But Wait, There's More
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Geoff Englestein, host of Ludology, and designer of games like Space Cadets and the Ares Project, joins Isaac and Stephanie to talk about applying concepts from game theory, behavioral economics, and game design to Kickstarter projects themselves.

Kickstarters we have recently played/received:

 

  • Cheesenomics

  • March of the Ants

 

Geoff & Ludology

http://www.ludology.libsyn.com/

On Twitter @gengelstein

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Direct download: OBG_CFE_20_Geoff_Engelstein.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 5:38 PM

In this episode Don is joined by Michael Fox from the Little Metal Dog Show and Dan Yarrington of Game Salute to talk about marketing in games.

In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at:

  • Contingency
  • Bullfrogs
  • Smash Up: Sci-Fi Double Feature
  • Roll For It
  • SoTM: Wrath of the Cosmos
  • Battle Sheep
  • Nightmare
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Isaac is joined by our new OBG Crowdfunding Edition Cohost Stephanie Straw. You may know Stephanie from her work on the State of Games, her active role in Unpub, or from the convention circuit, where she’s always evangelizing for the latest and greatest games.

Before they get to their guest they talk about the bankruptcy of Phil Kilcrease, the owner of 5th Street Games.

 

Far Space Foundry
Isaac and Stephanie interview Justin Schaffer, one of the partners who run Terra Nova Games. Their latest release, Far Space Foundry by Dan Manfredini with art by Adam McIver is rocketing through Kickstarter now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinschaffer/far-space-foundry

 

 

 

They also listen to our top entrants from the Haba Rhino Hero Theme Song competition, and announce the winner!

Behroox Shahriari http://youtu.be/O0WKalc9GTo

Justin Ricker https://youtu.be/bn07AH4bP0k

Boardgame Deciples Jaclyn & Joey White https://youtu.be/a_IAMl-W7mg

Michael Cooper https://youtu.be/AeqvslWWqsc

Ray Greenly - not available online (yet).

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_19_Far_Space_Foundry.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:20 PM

In this special episode Erik and Don are joined by the amazing Scott Nicholson to talk about his studies into Escape Rooms.

There is no Review-a-palooza this episode, mostly because Erik was out of the country.

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Direct download: obg154_032215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35 PM