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A lively discussion of modern board games. Strategies and reviews included free of charge.

Latest Episodes

Episode 180 -- The 18th Century Shuffle

Once in a century Pandemic. Once in a generation civil upheaval. Once in a decade game? We take a 90 minute journey through the 18th Century world of Imperial Struggle, throwing a little pandemic, protest and pot-luck life discussion in at the end of the show. We hope you enjoy the ride. CONFLICT POINTS: 00:18:33 -- A Prelude to Digression 00:31:08 -- Imperial Struggle (in-depth) 02:01:50 -- The Wind-down

155 MIN3 d ago
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Episode 180 -- The 18th Century Shuffle

Episode 179 -- Cuttin' All The Frills

Well, you caught us on a nice summer evening, sitting outside, sippin' whisky, and talkin' board games. It's the best we can do in this paranoid pandemic times. Maybe the closest we've come to the old days in a while. The most human the interaction has been. Whatever the case, we think we did alright with this one. FIELD RECORDINGS: 00:07:19 -- The Taverns of Tiefenthal (in-depth) with a side of Nusfjord 00:51:50 -- It's a Wonderful World (short take) 00:56:13 -- In the Hall of the Mountain King (in-depth) 01:18:42 -- Is this the Real Life? 01:22:03 -- Coal Country (short take) 01:28:48 -- Gaming Refresh 01:45:30 -- Literature vs. the World 02:00:45 -- Glen Scotia Single Malt 02:09:25 -- The Gloaming 02:12:00 -- Stillwater: encores

144 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 179 -- Cuttin' All The Frills

Episode 178 -- Keep Prattling and Drag On

And on and on and on. Joe returns from his long, strange trip and we slowly get back into the socially distanced swing of things. PRATTLES: 00:03:07 -- Life During Wartime 00:38:57 -- That's a T-Shirt! 00:45:00 -- Clonakilty Irish Whiskey & Loch Lomond 18yo Scotch 00:55:15 -- The Ramshackle Game Parade 00:56:04 -- The Gaia Project 01:12:10 -- 18XX Family Time 01:29:12 -- Memoir '44 01:36:10 -- Madeira 01:39:00 -- Antiquity 01:44:08 -- Baseball Highlights 2045 01:45:29 -- Guildhall 02:00:35 -- Upcoming Games 02:09:53 -- Gabriel Bump's Everywhere You Don't Belong

175 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 178 -- Keep Prattling and Drag On

Episode 177 -- Vape Spasms

With Joe still on the road two of the masterminds behind the upcoming Spielworxx game The Cost, Armando Canales and Lyndon Martin, join Jim in a wide-ranging discussion of games, game-states and playing manners. In addition, Jim finds out just how wrong he's been all these episodes. INCORRECTIONS: 00:06:00 -- A differing opinion on Tank Duel 00:17:50 -- Group Losing 00:26:54 -- Trick Taking Responsibilities 00:42:43 -- Player Manipulation 00:49:08 -- Hate Drafting 00:53:48 -- Takin' it Back 01:01:03 -- Pulling Levers: Math vs. Art 01:15:46 -- The Cost (designer insight)

96 MINJUN 23
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Episode 177 -- Vape Spasms

Two Passings for the End of the World, Part 6

It's been a hard couple of weeks here, so for those of you tuning in, we thank you. It really does mean something to us. This is a solo effort as Joe is off burying his mother and attending to all that accompanies a person's passing. Our broken hearts are with him. And we are all devastated by the murder of George Floyd as well as the continued beatdown we're all taking from the Coronavirus pandemic. Hard times come again no more indeed. So I muse on all of the above and close with discussion of 3 Playstation titles that are keeping me out of my own head late at night. No wisdom, just ramblings. Take care. Be kind. Love. Peace. Understanding. Black Lives Matter!

46 MINJUN 9
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Two Passings for the End of the World, Part 6

Episode 176 -- The Preoccupation Ending

Have you really played all the games? Probably not. And we've all probably got a couple on our list that folks might consider classics, or required games. We talk about those glaring oversights here in the latest episode of As the Lockdown Turns. Many other items covered as well. You know, a typical show. Enjoy. SCRUTINIES: 00:02:47 -- Because We're Livin' It! 00:18:47 -- Libations 00:23:55 -- The Board Gaming Glaring Oversight Committee 01:10:20 -- Gugong (in depth), and a side of Ginkgopolis 01:15:51 -- New Music (Willie Nile, Jason Isebell) 02:09:07 -- Apeirogon, by Colum McCann 02:32:55 -- The top Albums of 1976

163 MINMAY 22
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Episode 176 -- The Preoccupation Ending

Episode 175 -- Flip Scripting

Wasting no time, we dive into the main game we played the past few weeks. A handful of games follow. Still, all the content you expect, just in a different order. Enjoy. THE SCRIPT: 00:01:24 -- Hansa Teutonica (in-depth, session) 00:45:29 -- The Albums of 1975 00:57:54 -- Memory Failure: Did We Already Discuss the family Hellas Session? 00:59:18 -- Triumph & Tragedy (session) 01:15:25 -- Santa Maria (first take) 01:35:50 -- Captains of Industry (session) 01:56:00 -- Books, the Surreal Life and Other Miseries

170 MINMAY 7
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Episode 175 -- Flip Scripting

Episode 174 -- The Netplay Simulator Lockdown Blues

Here we are in the new world order, or rather, the chaotic world order. We're just trying to survive and maybe discuss a few games and other things of cultural import. Just trying to raise our spirits. It's a journey. Thanks for your company on the ride. TICKETS: 00:20:11 -- Surprising Lack of Games on the Table during Lockdown 00:26:57 -- Netplay, Strat-O-Matic Style 00:39:55 -- Tabletop Simulator (yes, it works!) 00:52:49 -- Pax Transhumanity (update) 01:00:41 -- Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans (in-depth sessions) 01:12:23 -- The Appreciation Level of Others 01:24:44 -- 1974 01:32:52 -- New Music (Bill Frisell, Melt Yourself Down) 01:42:54 -- Illicit Maneuvers 01:46:05 -- The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens

130 MINAPR 21
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Episode 174 -- The Netplay Simulator Lockdown Blues

A Whiskey for the End of the Worm, Part 5

Struggling for sanity, we put together another installment of our virus lockdown series. In this one we answer the question, which five non-GMT titles should’ve been developed and published by GMT? There might be something about someone getting drunk as well. Hopefully this will distract you for a little while.

48 MINAPR 10
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A Whiskey for the End of the Worm, Part 5

Episode 173 -- Raw Nerves, Live Wires

Live from Portland, the 173rd stop on our world tour, presented in it's entirety without cuts or overdubs, our latest show in all its glory. Will there be technical difficulties? Yes. Will we stumble trying to answer tough questions? Possibly. Will it be good? Sure? SETLIST: 00:11:31 -- Freedom of Thought or Just an Illusion 00:28:40 -- Unhelpful Billionaires 00:31:12 -- Bruxelles 1897 00:41:13 -- Ora et Labora for Two? 00:44:59 -- Table Top Simulator 00:47:20 -- Barrage: The Leeghwater Expansion 00:58:59 -- A Daily Dose of Metheny, Shakaba and the Ancestors 01:09:13 -- Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 01:12:39 -- Top 5 Mechanisms, sort of. 01:24:20 -- Top 5 GMT Games 01:33:02 -- Watch Outnumbered.

103 MINAPR 2
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Episode 173 -- Raw Nerves, Live Wires

Latest Episodes

Episode 180 -- The 18th Century Shuffle

Once in a century Pandemic. Once in a generation civil upheaval. Once in a decade game? We take a 90 minute journey through the 18th Century world of Imperial Struggle, throwing a little pandemic, protest and pot-luck life discussion in at the end of the show. We hope you enjoy the ride. CONFLICT POINTS: 00:18:33 -- A Prelude to Digression 00:31:08 -- Imperial Struggle (in-depth) 02:01:50 -- The Wind-down

155 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Episode 180 -- The 18th Century Shuffle

Episode 179 -- Cuttin' All The Frills

Well, you caught us on a nice summer evening, sitting outside, sippin' whisky, and talkin' board games. It's the best we can do in this paranoid pandemic times. Maybe the closest we've come to the old days in a while. The most human the interaction has been. Whatever the case, we think we did alright with this one. FIELD RECORDINGS: 00:07:19 -- The Taverns of Tiefenthal (in-depth) with a side of Nusfjord 00:51:50 -- It's a Wonderful World (short take) 00:56:13 -- In the Hall of the Mountain King (in-depth) 01:18:42 -- Is this the Real Life? 01:22:03 -- Coal Country (short take) 01:28:48 -- Gaming Refresh 01:45:30 -- Literature vs. the World 02:00:45 -- Glen Scotia Single Malt 02:09:25 -- The Gloaming 02:12:00 -- Stillwater: encores

144 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 179 -- Cuttin' All The Frills

Episode 178 -- Keep Prattling and Drag On

And on and on and on. Joe returns from his long, strange trip and we slowly get back into the socially distanced swing of things. PRATTLES: 00:03:07 -- Life During Wartime 00:38:57 -- That's a T-Shirt! 00:45:00 -- Clonakilty Irish Whiskey & Loch Lomond 18yo Scotch 00:55:15 -- The Ramshackle Game Parade 00:56:04 -- The Gaia Project 01:12:10 -- 18XX Family Time 01:29:12 -- Memoir '44 01:36:10 -- Madeira 01:39:00 -- Antiquity 01:44:08 -- Baseball Highlights 2045 01:45:29 -- Guildhall 02:00:35 -- Upcoming Games 02:09:53 -- Gabriel Bump's Everywhere You Don't Belong

175 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 178 -- Keep Prattling and Drag On

Episode 177 -- Vape Spasms

With Joe still on the road two of the masterminds behind the upcoming Spielworxx game The Cost, Armando Canales and Lyndon Martin, join Jim in a wide-ranging discussion of games, game-states and playing manners. In addition, Jim finds out just how wrong he's been all these episodes. INCORRECTIONS: 00:06:00 -- A differing opinion on Tank Duel 00:17:50 -- Group Losing 00:26:54 -- Trick Taking Responsibilities 00:42:43 -- Player Manipulation 00:49:08 -- Hate Drafting 00:53:48 -- Takin' it Back 01:01:03 -- Pulling Levers: Math vs. Art 01:15:46 -- The Cost (designer insight)

96 MINJUN 23
Comments
Episode 177 -- Vape Spasms

Two Passings for the End of the World, Part 6

It's been a hard couple of weeks here, so for those of you tuning in, we thank you. It really does mean something to us. This is a solo effort as Joe is off burying his mother and attending to all that accompanies a person's passing. Our broken hearts are with him. And we are all devastated by the murder of George Floyd as well as the continued beatdown we're all taking from the Coronavirus pandemic. Hard times come again no more indeed. So I muse on all of the above and close with discussion of 3 Playstation titles that are keeping me out of my own head late at night. No wisdom, just ramblings. Take care. Be kind. Love. Peace. Understanding. Black Lives Matter!

46 MINJUN 9
Comments
Two Passings for the End of the World, Part 6

Episode 176 -- The Preoccupation Ending

Have you really played all the games? Probably not. And we've all probably got a couple on our list that folks might consider classics, or required games. We talk about those glaring oversights here in the latest episode of As the Lockdown Turns. Many other items covered as well. You know, a typical show. Enjoy. SCRUTINIES: 00:02:47 -- Because We're Livin' It! 00:18:47 -- Libations 00:23:55 -- The Board Gaming Glaring Oversight Committee 01:10:20 -- Gugong (in depth), and a side of Ginkgopolis 01:15:51 -- New Music (Willie Nile, Jason Isebell) 02:09:07 -- Apeirogon, by Colum McCann 02:32:55 -- The top Albums of 1976

163 MINMAY 22
Comments
Episode 176 -- The Preoccupation Ending

Episode 175 -- Flip Scripting

Wasting no time, we dive into the main game we played the past few weeks. A handful of games follow. Still, all the content you expect, just in a different order. Enjoy. THE SCRIPT: 00:01:24 -- Hansa Teutonica (in-depth, session) 00:45:29 -- The Albums of 1975 00:57:54 -- Memory Failure: Did We Already Discuss the family Hellas Session? 00:59:18 -- Triumph & Tragedy (session) 01:15:25 -- Santa Maria (first take) 01:35:50 -- Captains of Industry (session) 01:56:00 -- Books, the Surreal Life and Other Miseries

170 MINMAY 7
Comments
Episode 175 -- Flip Scripting

Episode 174 -- The Netplay Simulator Lockdown Blues

Here we are in the new world order, or rather, the chaotic world order. We're just trying to survive and maybe discuss a few games and other things of cultural import. Just trying to raise our spirits. It's a journey. Thanks for your company on the ride. TICKETS: 00:20:11 -- Surprising Lack of Games on the Table during Lockdown 00:26:57 -- Netplay, Strat-O-Matic Style 00:39:55 -- Tabletop Simulator (yes, it works!) 00:52:49 -- Pax Transhumanity (update) 01:00:41 -- Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans (in-depth sessions) 01:12:23 -- The Appreciation Level of Others 01:24:44 -- 1974 01:32:52 -- New Music (Bill Frisell, Melt Yourself Down) 01:42:54 -- Illicit Maneuvers 01:46:05 -- The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens

130 MINAPR 21
Comments
Episode 174 -- The Netplay Simulator Lockdown Blues

A Whiskey for the End of the Worm, Part 5

Struggling for sanity, we put together another installment of our virus lockdown series. In this one we answer the question, which five non-GMT titles should’ve been developed and published by GMT? There might be something about someone getting drunk as well. Hopefully this will distract you for a little while.

48 MINAPR 10
Comments
A Whiskey for the End of the Worm, Part 5

Episode 173 -- Raw Nerves, Live Wires

Live from Portland, the 173rd stop on our world tour, presented in it's entirety without cuts or overdubs, our latest show in all its glory. Will there be technical difficulties? Yes. Will we stumble trying to answer tough questions? Possibly. Will it be good? Sure? SETLIST: 00:11:31 -- Freedom of Thought or Just an Illusion 00:28:40 -- Unhelpful Billionaires 00:31:12 -- Bruxelles 1897 00:41:13 -- Ora et Labora for Two? 00:44:59 -- Table Top Simulator 00:47:20 -- Barrage: The Leeghwater Expansion 00:58:59 -- A Daily Dose of Metheny, Shakaba and the Ancestors 01:09:13 -- Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 01:12:39 -- Top 5 Mechanisms, sort of. 01:24:20 -- Top 5 GMT Games 01:33:02 -- Watch Outnumbered.

103 MINAPR 2
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Episode 173 -- Raw Nerves, Live Wires
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