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.

In this episode, Erik, Don, Isaac, and Stephanie talk about what 2016 holds for the podcast.

Also, we discuss the recent Asmodee announcements and its possible impacts.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EST

Isaac and Stephanie start off by talking what the Kickstarter Santa brought.

Following that, they talk to Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games about how Kickstarter has changed for board game producers.

Lastly, Isaac and Stephanie talk about what to expect from the show in the upcoming year.
 
Thanks for listening and the great emails we've been getting.
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by the amazing Suzanne to talk about giving the gift of games.
 
 
Indie Cardboard gives us another couple of weeks of new game news.
 
In the review-a-palooza, Erik and Don take a look at:
  • Sure Fresh Cups
  • Burgle Bros
  • Paperback
  • Code Names
  • Hoyuk
  • Kaosball
  • Bottom of the 9th
  • Worm Up
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Direct download: obg173_121415.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EST

Isaac and Stephanie start off by talking about BGG Con.

Following that, they talk to Michael Fox of the Little Metal Dog show about Ship Naked and the fate of his podcast.

Lastly, they look at the following Kickstarters of interest:

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

In this very special episode, Erik and Don are at BGG Con and the Dallas Games Marathon. They talk to Stronghold Games, Aldie from Boardgame Geek, and various other attendees about the con.
 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Isaac and Stephanie start off by discussing some recent Kickstarters.

There is a quick note about GameFe, a Kickstarter for a board game cafe in the UK. Also, if you are in the OKC area on Nov 27, be sure to drop by Games HQ for Don Con, featuring Donald Dennis.

Following that, they talk to Richard and Emily Gibbs of 64 oz Games about their game accessories for the blind.

Next, Isaac and Stephanie talk to Jodi and Clint Black, makers of the Carolina Gaming Tables.

Lastly, they look at the following Kickstarters of interest:

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Bruce, Rocki, Maureen, and Chris from the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast to talk about the new hotness in party games.
 
 
Indie Cardboard gives us another couple of weeks of new game news.
 
Don interviews Kevin Makinzie of the http://dallasgamesmarathon.com/.
 
Don also interviews Mark Sierens of Vile Genius Games, creator of Evil Death Ray (out now).
 
The reviews are again contained in the round table (something that happens when Bruce is on) and cover:
  • The Amazing Dr. Nim
  • Pie Face
  • Champions of Midgard
  • Pie Face
  • Don plays Firefly
  • Mysterium
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Direct download: obg171_111615.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Issac and Stephanie start off by discussing some recent Kickstarters.

Following that, they talk to Joshua Lobkowizc of Gray Fox Games about Champions of Midgard and where Kickstarter now fits in their company.

Lastly, they look at the following Kickstarters of interest:

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Dirk Kneymeyer to talk about what a game producer is and does.

 
Indie Cardboard gives us another couple of weeks of new game news.
 
 
In the review-a-palooza, Bruce Voge joins Erik (for real this time) and they take a look at:
  • Manila
  • One Night Ultimate Vampire
  • Evolution
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Issac and Stephanie continue to rock as they discuss some recent Kickstarters.

Following that, they talk to Travis Change about the game Kodama.

They then have a great discussion with Marc Specter about demoing games and Kickstarter's impact on conventions.

Lastly, they look at the following Kickstarters of interest:

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Scott Nicholson to talk about game design.

 
Isaac pops in with an interview about 7th Continent and amazing new game on Kickstarter.
 
Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
In the review-a-palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Issac and Stephanie return to form as they discuss some recent Kickstarters.

Following that, they bring on Randy Hoyt and Alex Kevern to talk about World's Fair 1893 and retheming games

Lastly, they look at the following Kickstarters of interest:

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by the (dare I say it) Amazing Bruce Voge from the Party Gamecast, featuring the Party Game Cast, to talk about trivia in games.

Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
In round table, Don, Erik, and Bruce take a look at:
  • Rattlebones
  • Tiny Epic Galaxies
  • Tea Dueling
  • WWE Superstar Showdown
  • The Guardians: Explore
  • Last Spike
  • Steampunk Rally
  • Clear for Takeoff
  • Ruse
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Issac and Stephanie go interview crazy in this jam packed episode.

First, they talk to Brent Vincent from Adacio games to talk about Latice.

Next, they talk to Adam Clark and Meloney Buehl about Kicktraq (and for some reason cheese caves).

Than, they talk to Jason Kotzur-Yang about his game Ragnaroll.

Lastly, they talk to Hasbro (yes that Hasbro) about their new quest for a partygame and embracing crowdfunding to do it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Geof Gamble from the Long View podcast to talk about sandbox and open world gaming.

Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
  • Catan Traveler
  • Flip City
  • Trambahn
  • Princess Bride: Miracle Pill
  • Isle of Skye
  • Exploding Kittens
  • 6 Nimmt
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

Isaac and Stephanie talk about some Kickstarter games they've played recently.

Our show sponsor is Gil Hova where we talk to him about his new game The Networks and what life is like as a full-time game designer.

Kickstarters of Interest

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

In this episode Erik is joined by Suzanne and Chaz from Pair Of Dice Paradise to talk about game weight and what it means.

Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
  • Yomi the Steam version
  • Star Trek 5 Year Mission
  • The Networks
  • Manhattan Project
  • The Princess Bride As You Wish Game
  • No Thanks
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

Isaac and Stephanie talk about some statistics regarding Kickstarter.

Our show sponsor is Patrick Fahy where we talk to him about his new game Mech Deck

We also chat with Nat Levan about the relaunch of New Bedford and some of the interesting issues a relaunch brings up.

Kickstarters of Interest

     Treasure Hunter

     https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/treasure-hunter

     Trove

     https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074786394/trove-the-crystal-caverns

     Carolina Table

     https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1830353071/carolina-game-tables

     Tabletopia

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tabletopia/tabletopia-the-digital-platform-for-board-games
Direct download: OBGCFE30_082715.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Sen-Foong Lim to talk about games outside of the gaming table.

Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
  • Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Venture
  • The JackPack which includes FibbageXL, Lie Swatter, Word Spud, and Drawful

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Isaac and Stephanie recap the best games and most interesting news coming out of GenCon 2015.

 

F2Z Entertainment acquired Plaid Hat Games. 

GenCon had more than 60,000 attendees and growth of over 8% from last year.

Kickstarters of Interest

Direct download: OBG_CFE_29_GenCon_2015.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Dirk Knemeyer to talk about how games have evolved.

Indie Cardboard gives us a couple of weeks worth of new game news.
 
 
In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
  • Pandemic: The Cure
  • PBL Robots
  • Zoneplex

 

 

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

This On Board Games Crowdfunding Edition is a short episode because of GenCon.

Special guests, Josh Garrett and Jordan Basaldua, from Regular People Gaming join Isaac to talk about Random Encounters.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/randomencounters/random-encounters-the-rpg-card-game

Random Encounters Box

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_28_Random_Encounters.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Isaac Shalev to talk about creating your game collection.

Indie Cardboard takes a look at some of the upcoming games that will be available at GenCon
 
The lovely Suzanne tells all about the convention for the rest of us: GenCan't.
 
 
 
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Direct download: obg163_072615.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

OBG CFE 27: High Frontier

On this episode Isaac is joined by Bruce Voge, host of the Party Gamecast Featuring the Party Game Cast. and One Small Step Games! One Small Step is mostly does war games, as well as Ares Magazine.

Bruce Voge
Twitter: @partygamecast
URL: www.thepartygamecast.com

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_27_High_Frontier.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Bruce Voge to talk about questionable content in games.

Bruce Voge
Twitter: @partygamecast
URL: www.thepartygamecast.com

Review-a-palooza 
Erik and Don look at:

 
Krakatoa
Concept
Empire Engine
Castle Panic Dark Titan
Deluxe Wits & Wagers
Deluxe Power Grid
Extra Extra

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Direct download: obg162_071215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Stephanie and Donald are joined by Grant Rodiek and Joshua Buergel to discuss Hocus and Andrew Federspiel about Apotheca.

Stephanie and Donald discuss FTC case against 'Doom that came to Atlantic City'.

Donald complains about Kickstarter videos autoplay feature.

 

Interview with Andrew Federspiel about Apotheca. 

 

 

 

Andrew Federspiel

 

Main interview block with Grant Rodiek and Joshua Buergel about Hocus

Hocus Box Cover 

Grant Rodiek

 

Joshua Buergel

 

 

 

Last Parsec is shipping!

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/
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Twitter: @onboardgames
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_26_Hocus_and_Apotheca.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

OBG 161: Emergent Gameplay

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by David Chott and Ben Draper to talk about emergent gameplay.

David Chott
Twitter: @3haresgames
URL: www.3haresgames.com
BGG: dchott 

Ben Draper
Twitter: @ben_draper
BGG: bennyd

 

Review-a-palooza 
Erik and Don look at:


    Pigskin
    Roll for the Galaxy
    Dark Moon
    Thunder Alley
    Fluxx

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Direct download: obg161_070115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

OBG CFE 25: Monstrous

 

Isaac and Stephanie are joined by Kim Brebach, from Secret Base Games to talk about everything from kickstarter fulfillment to the Australian game design scene, but mostly about Monstrous, a dexterity game kickstarter that’s live now!

Origins Rundown

 

  • Steam Court

  • Pitch a game to Tom Vasel

  • Played Cahoots by Jay Treat

 

Khairul Hamdan stops by to talk about Reign:The Card Game
Reign the Card Game

 

Kim Brebach on Monstrous

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 
Email Isaac: obgcrowd@gmail.com
Email Stephanie:  stephstraw@gmail.com

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_25_Monstrous.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Don is joined by Suzanne and Marguerite to talk about gaming and charity.

Twitter: @425suzanne

Twitter: @MaggiBot

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

  • Tiny Epic Kingdoms Heroes Call
  • Note about Firefly
  • Runecrafter
  • La Granja
  • Kraftwagen
  • Automobile

 Reminder!
There is also a contest. Send your one or two paragraph twist on hidden traitor games to onboardgames.net@gmail.com and you might win a copy of Dark Moon from Stronghold Games! Put DARK MOON CONTEST in the subject line.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

OBG CFE 24: Steam Court

Today, Stephanie and Isaac talk to Will and Ryan, from Tantrum House about Steam Court.

 Steam Court on Kickstarter

Steam Court

Kickstarters we’ve been playing

  • Eminent Domain: Microcosm
  • The Metagame - local no 12, Eric Zimmerman
  • Lift Off! by Eduardo Baraf
  • Agents of SMERSH by 8th Summit
  • Flip Hue by Studio 202 Games
  • Treasure Chest

Active Kickstarters of Interest

 

Want to be on the show? Please be in touch 3-6 months before your kickstarter launch to learn about dates, rates and sponsorship opportunities. 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_24_Steam_Court.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

OBG 159: Traitor in the Mediterranean

Erik and Don are joined by Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games to talk about life, the universe and hidden traitor games.

Twitter: @StrongholdGames
Web Site: http://strongholdgames.com/
Podcast: http://boardgamesinsider.com/

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

  • Chaosmos
  • For the Win
  • Penny Press
  • X-Men: Mutant Revolution
  • Sun, Moon, and Stars

 

BONUS!
There is also a contest. Send your one or two paragraph twist on hidden traitor games to onboardgames.net@gmail.com and you might win a copy of Dark Moon from Stronghold Games! Put DARK MOON CONTEST in the subject line.

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Direct download: obg159_053115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am EST

OBG CFE 23 Grey Fox Games

Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw are joined by Joshua Lobkowicz, the head of game development at Grey 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

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_23_Grey_Fox_Games.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

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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Direct download: obg158_051715.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

OBG CFE 22: Tides of Infamy

 

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: 4:25pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

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: 9:40pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

OBG CFE 20: Geoff Engelstein

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: 1:38pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

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: 6:20pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

 
Anthony Amato and Nicole Kline, the dynamic duo behind Resistor_ join Isaac and Erik. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/933157520/resistor-hacking-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-destructi
 
 
http://www.cardboardfortressgames.com/
 
 
Bonus Guest! Chris Kirkman joins us to talk about the merger of Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games
http://www.dicehatemegames.com/the-family-is-all-here/
 
Other Kickstarters of Interest
Above and Below
Blood Rage
Alien Frontiers Big Box
 
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_18_RESISTOR.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Dirk Knemeyer of Tesla vs. Edison fame to talk about the narrative arc in games.

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

  • Gobblet
  • Lords of Xidit
  • Xcom
  • Tiny Epic Defenders
  • Red 7
  • Superfight
  • Race for the Galaxy
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Today we’ll talk to Jeff Large of Happy Mitten about Aether Magic

Aether Magic box

We also have a bonus inteview with Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, designers of Fleet and Floating Market, which is on Kickstarter now.

 

Sponsor: Bad Medcine

Other Kickstarters of interest

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_017_Aether_Magic_and_Floating_Market.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Bruce Voge of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Gamecast and we talk about UnPub 5.

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

  • Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  • Get Bit Deluxe
  • Warfighter Expansions
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

OBG CFE 16: Bad Medicine

Gil Hova, the owner of Formal Ferret Games, joins Isaac Shalev and Donald Dennis to talk about the Bad Medicine Kickstarter Campaign.

 

Bad Medicine box

Twitter: @gilhova

Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games also joins us to talk about his perspective on established publishers and Kickstarter campaigns. 

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest

 

 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_16_Bad_Medicine.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Alex Singh of Bottom Shelf Boardgames to talk about changes in gaming tastes.

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

  • Sellswords
  • Parade
  • Plucky Pilots
  • Splendor
  • The Broken Token
  • Patchwork
  • Imperial Assault
  • Illuminati
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Today we talk with Dirk Knemeyer from Conquistador Games  about Tesla vs. Edison and Prefundia. We also discuss Stronghold games and the evolving nature of Kickstarter. 

Cover, Tesla vs. Edison

Tesla vs. Edison lets 2-5 players become one of five pioneering electrical companies in 1880s-1890s America. Featuring a famous genius inventor, you compete to dominate the electric light and power industry via investing in new technology, claiming contracts around the country, and buying and selling stock from the various companies.

Project Prefundia Page
http://prefundia.com/projects/view/tesla-vs-edison/2566/

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_15_teslavsedison.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

In this episode Erik and Don are joined by Suzanne from Boardgame Breakfast to talk about electronics in board games.

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

  • Field Commander Rommel
  • Gamescience Dice
  • Troll Hunt
  • Monsters and Maidens
  • Mummy's Treasure
  • Murano
  • Cockroach Poker
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

Isaac and Erik are joined by Jamie from Monolith Board Games to talk about the current Kickstarter hotness: Conan!

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest:

  • Tiny Epic Galaxies
  • Spirits of the Rice Paddies
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse's Latest
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Direct download: obgcfe_014_Conan.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

In this episode Erik is joined by Isaac and Lea Culliton from HABA Games to talk about kids games and bringing HABA games to the US.

http://www.habausa.com/

Rhino HeroOBG Logo

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

  • Princes of the Dragon Throne
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
  • Star Trek TNG Deckbuilder - The New Phase
  • Medina
  • Caveman Curling
  • Chopstick Mega Dexterity Challenge 3000
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

 

Isaac and Donald are joined by Michael Coe, owner of Gamelyn Games, the Tiny Epic Publisher to talk about Tiny Epic Galaxies.

Tiny Epic Galaxies Kickstarter

 Tiny Epic Galaxies

 

 

Other Kickstarters of interest

  • Goat Horn
  • ZNA
  • Lancaster Big Box
  • Medicine Whoops
  • Lord of the PIGS
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_013_Tiny_Epic_Galaxies.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 11:57pm EST