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Three British blokes grab a beer and talk about board games and tabletop games for roughly an hour. They'll be discussing the latest board games, card games, miniature games and possibly even the odd roleplaying game.
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Jun 25, 2017

Jon is back! And so Steve and Andy regale him with some more exciting game we played at the UK Games Expo and talk about some 100% fresh board games and tabletop gaming Kickstarters.

We build theme parks, we go to sea and raid as a Viking and then divvy out the spoils of war, go fishing and become estate agents and detectives. We also discuss drinking songs and how pasties are hotter than the core of the Sun.

Sorry for the audio quality in this episode – we have had a myriad of problems throughout.

Bärenpark

Spoils of War

Drakkan

Ice Fishing

Holmes and Mycroft

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Softwar

Housing Crisis: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2062378542/housing-crisis-two-player-light-strategy-game?ref=PolyhedronCollider

Critters Below: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antler-games/critters-below-survival-has-never-been-so-much-fun?ref=PolyhedronCollider

Dragons Conquer America

Nemesis

Pandemic Legacy Season 2

Orctions

 

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Jun 11, 2017

Suffering from the sleep deprivation that comes from the 3 days at the UK Games Expo, Andy and Steve try to download from their brain everything they saw at the UK Games Expo 2017. They failed, which is why this episode covers just half of the games we saw.

 

We would like to thank everyone who was involved, we had a great time.

 

Games mentioned

00:06:22 Mournequest

00:08:08 Gretchinz

00:08:58 Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition

00:13:20 Runewars Miniatures Game

00:16:00 Diceforge

00:21:00 Oligarchy

00:23:07 Wreck & Ruin

00:25:51 Elemenz

00:28:04 Gladiators

00:30:02 Ianu

00:34:55 Diesel Demolition Derby

00:39:09 Library of Alexandria

00:45:41 Shadowscape

00:51:18 War of the 9 Realms

00:57:49 Guild Ball

01:00:04 Batman: The Board Game

01:07:33 Uboot

01:13:56 Everdark

 

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May 21, 2017

The UK Games Expo is the 2nd to 4th of June and it’s the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the UK.  It will be three days full of board games, card games, miniatures and roleplaying games and we take a look at the games that have got us excited.

 

Games Mentione;d
Knightmare Live
The City of Kings
Ravage Dungeons of Plunder
Beer Empire
Multiuniversum Cthulhu Expansion
SUPERHOT The Card Game
The First Martians
Alien Artefacts
Hannibal and Habicar
Anachrony
Days of Ire
Warhammer 40,000 8th edition
Shadow War: Armageddon
Dice Hospital
Pleiades
Adrenaline – expansion
Codenames: Duet
Statecraft
Pleiades
Sub Terra
War of the Nine Realms
Nine Worlds
The Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines
Sherlock and Mycroft
The Godfather
Legends Untold
Lord of the Horde
Perfect Crime
Raid & Trade: War on the Streets
Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander
Batman The Board Game
Ore-Some
Carcosa
Wreck and Ruin
Strawberry Ninja
Shadowscape

 

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May 7, 2017

In a desperate effort to clear the decks before the UK Games Expo, the boys from Polyhedron Collider cast their eye over the latest batch of board games and tabletop Kickstarters.  Steve faces the crushing difficulty and divisive gameplay of Dark Souls and then all three go to war with big mechs and sneaky spies in Farsight. Andy is one with the weather as he moves like the wind in Petrichor before joining Steve on the dungeon crawling of Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder. Finally Steve tries one of the latest Escape the Room games in Exit the Secret Lab.

 

00:00:00 Intro, and why we are all mad at Andy

00:01:54 Darks Souls: The Board Game http://steamforged.com/dark-souls/

00:16:14 Farsight https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/315276384/farsight-corporate-warfare-in-a-dark-future

00:30:55 Petrichor https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyboards/petrichor

00:50:12 Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746130610/ravage-dungeons-of-plunder

01:01:58 Exit The Secret Lab http://www.thamesandkosmos.com/index.php/kosmosgames/exit-the-secret-lab

 

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Apr 30, 2017

In part 2 of episode 23, the Andy, Jon and Steve go through our overflowing mailbag and answer your questions. We discuss solo games, Talisman Legacy, apps in game and our favourite and least favourite game components.

 

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Apr 23, 2017

Steve, Andy, his potty mouth, Jon and his creaky chair have come together for another batch of board gaming chat. In part one of a two parts special (I say special, its more that we waffled for too long and had to chop it down) we go through Andy’s Kickstarter habit, have a discussion on the pronunciation of the word Brass, Nandos and how best to censor Andy.

We also talk about some games, since that’s why we’re here. Andy takes us to Mars, in a Story of Civilisation, Steve ventures through time in TIME Stories Expedition Endurance, Jon is all at sea with Tsuro and we all learn some valuable science from Dr Lewis in Planetarium.

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:23 What has Andy Backed this week? Brass, Hannibal, City of Kings and Rise to Nobility
00:12:08 Mars a Story of Civilization
00:25:13 T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition Endurance
00:32:40 Tsuro
00:41:35 Planetarium

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Apr 2, 2017

On their return from Airecon, the boys have put together a bumper episode of tabletop gaming goodness. We start by discussing FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG and its Garden In Hell starter set. We then go over the games we played and the people we met at Airecon, including our thoughts on Geeknson gaming tables and The City of Kings, the fantasy adventure game that is taking Kickstarter by storm.

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:30 FAITH The Sci-Fi RPG and A Garden in Hell Starter Set.  The FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG Core Book and miniatures is currently on Kickstarter now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burninggames/faith-the-sci-fi-rpg-core-book-miniatures
00:21:17 Airecon
00:23:33 Playing Viticulture on a Geeknson gaming tables http://www.geeknson.com/
00:36:05 Defection Game https://twitter.com/defectiongame
00:36:54 Inside the Box Games http://itbboardgames.com/
00:37:23 Eldritch Essences https://www.eldritchessences.com/
00:38:30 The Gloom of Kilforth – you can pre-order here: http://ratdorg.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/gloom-of-kilforth-pre-orders-now.html
00:43:20 Everdark
00:46:00 The City of Kings https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tcokgame/the-city-of-kings-a-cooperative-adventure-for-1-4
01:02:44 Magmeda Monsters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/714723302/magmeda-monsters

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Mar 19, 2017

Its time, yet again, for another dose of board gaming chat.  Jon is off biking, or some other strenuous activity that Andy and Steve find far too much like hard work, and so they substitute a brummy for a redkneck as they are joined by James Hudson from Druid City Games.  James tells us all about his new game, The Grimm Forest, and goes into detail about publishing, Kickstarter, distribution and Peppa Pig.

The Grimm Forest launches on Kickstarter on 21st March.

 

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Mar 5, 2017

Its episode 20 and the Polyhedron Collider’s One-Year anniversary, so we thought we would take a break from our usual format and take time to discuss what are our very favourite games and, more importantly, why we like them.

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:45 Arkham Horror
00:11:21 Talisman
00:18:10 Viticulture
00:26:39 Star Wars X-wing Miniatures Game
00:34:53 RoboRally
00:43:08 Eclipse
00:51:57 Dungeons & Dragons

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Feb 19, 2017

Jon, Steve and Andy are back and ready for some chat about board games. First off we look forward to Airecon and have a rather in depth discussion about Cavern Tavern from Final Frontier Games.  We then look at a couple of Kickstarters, SUPERHOT from Board & Dice and Elemenz from BadCat Games. Finally we round off the show with questions from the mailbag, answering our thoughts on Kickstarter versus pre-order and comment on the best and worst Kickstarter games we have backed.

00:00:00 Intro. We welcome back Jon and criticize Steve for not planning any contingency
00:01:56 We’re going to Airecon on the 10th to 12th March and we’re starting to get excited.
00:04:04 Cavern Tavern
00:28:58 SUPERHOT: The Card Game
00:36:42 Andy takes us down his Kickstarter money hole.
00:39:45 Elemenz
00:45:34 Question from the mail bag: Pre-orders or Kickstarter, which do we prefer and why? Which are the best and worst Kickstarters we have backed?

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Jan 29, 2017

Steve and Andy grab some mics and bring you another dose of board game chat. We discuss the business negotiation game in the world of Android and Netrunner, New Angeles. We then order a greek salad and a bottle of ouzo to discuss Santorini, the beautiful abstract game from Roxley Games. Finally we look forward to 2017 and talk about the games we are looking forward to the most.

00:00:00 Intro and chocolate hobnobs

00:02:12 New Angeles

00:29:29 Santorini

00:37:08 Hexspanse

00:39:29 Games we’re looking forward to in 2017

 

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Jan 14, 2017

We kick off the New Year with by kicking some demon butt in Doom: The Board Game, we investigate the hype of Mechs vs. Minions and realise we know nothing about our nation’s past with Timeline: British History.  We also discuss board game profit margins, the new Roborally and boardgamegeek.com.

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:26 Andy spools up his BFG9000 to talk about Doom: The Board Game
00:22:06  Steve and Jon tell us about the Mechs vs Minions and how Steve very nearly didn’t get to play the game
00:37:50 Our Mechs vs. Minions chat leads on to a discussion about distribution, mark up on board games and the fabled friendly local game store.
00:41:36 The new Roborally has grabbed our attention
00:45:21 We find that Jon is rubbish at history with Timeline: British History
00:53:16 Talisman! (just for Board Deck & Dice)
00:54:15 Outro – please go visit our guild at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2726

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