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Dec 9, 2018

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Andy is back and finished his house move, and so we are back in action with 300% more waffle. Today’s episode is brought to you by the letter D, as Andy explores Deep Sea Adventure, Steve becomes a grizzled Detective and Jon gives us an updated on our Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.


Our news ferret tells us about the latest game from Stonemeier and Frosty the Snow Lich.  We also sort through the mailbag, and discuss Paul Grogan’s itch, using cardboard as currency and our top tips for miniature painting.

Games Mentioned

00:11:36 Nemesis and Tainted Grail
00:17:22 Frosty the Snow Lich
00:18:33 Wingspan
00:20:40 Clank Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
00:27:13 Deep Sea Adventure
00:33:10 Sushi Go
00:34:29 New York Slice
00:38:38 Detective
00:48:56 The Big Book of Battlemats
00:52:00 Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Nov 25, 2018

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Andy is busy moving house, or playing Deep Madness in any empty flat, so it’s just Jon and Steve on this episode and subsequently proceedings are much more relaxed. Pour yourself a drink (we recommend a nice dark beer to sip on) and get cosy as Jon and Steve take you through the latest news, visit Dinosaur Island and delve deep into Dungeons of Plunder.

We also answer questions from the mailbag, which all seem to be directed at Andy – d’oh!

Games Mentioned

00:04:45 Gen7: A Crossraods Game
00:09:44 CMON and A Song of Ice and Fire
00:13:19 Projectors for D&D
00:19:38 Krowdfunder the game
00:17:28 Keyforge
00:21:14 D&D Errata
00:24:10 Dinosaur Island
00:xx:xx Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder
00:57:42 Battlestar Galactica

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 11, 2018

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Any other podcast would make a big song and dance about releasing their 50th episode. Not the boys from the PHC, because they weren’t paying attention and didn’t realise they had reached such a prestigious milestone.

Instead they talk about four games that may well make their best of the year lists; Steve gets his arse handed to him by Arkham Horror 3rd Edition, Andy goes into a Deep Madness and Jon tackles Monolith Arena. Andy and Steve then quickly say how much they love Brass (Brarse), while Jon tackles the news and Steve’s delves deep into his sack, mail sack that is.

Games Mentioned

00:09:17 24 hours D&D event
00:11:04 Glen More 2 - Glen Morer
00:15:11 Pipeline
00:18:13 An ogre and his Cake
00:22:42 Arkham Horro 3rd Edition
00:32:42 221B Baker Street
00:35:51 Deep Madness
01:02:22 Monolith Arena
01:16:32 Brass Birmingham and Brass Lancashire

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 21, 2018

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It’s that time of the year again were our gaze is directed towards Germany and the Spiel game fair in Essen.  We look forward to some of the exciting games being released at the world’s largest board game convention and have a look back at our predictions from last year.

Let the rampant speculation begin!

Games Mentioned

What we were looking forward to last year;
Clans of Caledonia,
Monster Lands,
The Inbetween
Charterstone
Pandemic Legacy Season 2
The Expanse
Wastleand Express Delivery Service
Dice Hospital
Coaster Park
Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time
Photsynthesis

Our top picks;
00:16:46 Teotihuacan: City of Gods
00:20:42 Railroad Inc
00:25:40 Monolith Arena
00:27:52 Prehistory
00:34:24 Escape Tales: The Awakening
00:38:29 Silk
00:44:02 Ceylon
00:49:48 Wildlands
00:53:52 Pipeline

Honourbale Mentions;
01:00:02 Reef, Planets, Magnastorm, Tudor, Everdell & Newton

 This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 7, 2018

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Steve goes to Tabletop Gaming Live and tells us about the games he played their, including Keyforge and Monumental.  Jon takes on the role of new ferret and Andy just distracts us all with his usual nonsense. 

Games Mentioned

00:08:26 Airecon
00:09:32 City of Games
00:11:54 Monolith Arena up for preorder
00:14:26 Men at Work
00:17:32 Azul
00:24:25 Ragusa
00:27:36 Heroes of Tenefyr
00:43:03 Keyforge
00:50:01 Trapwords
00:55:48 Fallout Wasteland Warfare
01:06:56 Monumental

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 9, 2018

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Nanty narking is an old Victorian phrase for a right good time, and that's what we're having as we give you another generous helping of tabletop gaming chat.

Jon takes on the role of News Ferret as he weasels out the latest board game news, Steve takes us through current Kickstarter games Simulation Theory, Micro Brew and Nanty Narking, and Andy just adds his usually colourful language and unique sense of perspective to proceedings.

Games Mentioned

00:04:33 Ominoes Heiroglyphs
00:06:33 Your best game ever from Monte Cook Games
00:15:51 Munchkin Dungeon Quest
00:20:22 Nemesis
00:23:52 Deep Madness
00:30:45 Planetarium
00:32:19 Keyforge
00:37:10 Tabletop Gaming Live
00:42:29 Simulation Theory
00:47:05 Trikerion
01:04:48 Micro Brew
01:16:04 Nanty Narking

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 31, 2018

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After a myriad of audio recording problems and Skype snafus we are back with the latest episode of the Polyhedron Collider Cast. Two weeks later than planned, our discussion on the latest hotness from Gen Con now feels a bit cold, but that never stops us from talking nonsense about the Arkham Horror, Keyforge and Gen 7 announcements.

In a shock to everyone Andy has played Talisman and Steve regales us with his thoughts on comedy fantasy card-game game, Hero Master

Games Mentioned
00:01:24 Arkham Horror 3rd Edition
00:09:52 Keyforge
00:18:57 A Game of Thrones Board game expansion
00:20:24 Discover: Lands Unknown 
00:27:32 Gloomhaven digital
00:31:10 Gen 7 - A crossroads game
00:36:46 Andy has played Talisman!
00:47:53 Andy trys a real Escape Room
00:56:04 Draughts London, Board Game Cafes, Dream Home and Whistle Stop
01:04:49 Hero Master, The Epic Game of Epic Fails

 

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Jul 26, 2018

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Polyhedron Collider proves it is, as always, on the bleeding edge of new releases and the new hotness… by talking about Lords of Waterdeep and Android Netrunner, games that came out about 5 years ago.

We also agree the Echidna Shuffle is a great game, admit that we are terrible at Pandemic Legacy and should never be left in a position of responsibility and get all paranoid over The Thing.

Games Mentioned

00:02:07 Cthulhu Death May Die and Mansions of Madness
00:07:56 Eclipse Second Edition
00:10:33 Four new Talisman Games
00:13:19 Echidna Shuffle
00:17:14 Pandemic Legacy Season 1
00:20:13 Lords of Waterdeep
00:32:21 Android Netrunner
00:40:46 The Thing
00:51:17 Our Dungeons & Dragons Twitch stream

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 30, 2018

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In this week’s episode we talk about a whole bunch of family games we have been playing, which means we have to counter balance it with more filth and swearing than a normal episode. Andy educates us on the difference between sonic and knuckles with Echidna Shuffle, Steve tells us about a hangry dragon in Beasts of Balance and Jon blind pets on peacock based trick taking game Pikoko.

We also have tickets for Knighmare Live up for grabs in our very first competition.

Games Mentioned

00:03:39 Echidna Shuffle

00:12:02 Beasts of Balance

00:21:36 Pikoko

00:30:42 Knightmare Live

00:37:30 Cthulhu Death May Die

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Jun 10, 2018

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We have returned from three days at the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the UK.  The UK Games Expo was yet again another amazing and exciting event so we talk about all the board games, card games, tabletop roleplaying games and miniatures games we saw that got us all excited.

We would like to thank everyone who made it an awesome convention.

Games Mentioned

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
Lightseekers and the Warhammer Age of Sigmar version
Warhammer 40,000 TCG
Middle Earth Roleplay
Pathfinder
Fallout
Wildlands
Brass: Birmingham
Nanty Narking
Uboot
Defection
Century: Earstern Wonder
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Chocolate Factory
The Gig
Ragusa
Trickerion: Dahlgaard's Academy
Twilight Imperium 4
Itchy Monkey
Beasts of Balance
Heroes of Tenefyr
Ominoes Heiroglyphs
Hexpanse
Gladiatores

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 26, 2018

It’s that time of the year again; it’s time for our favourite tabletop gaming convention, the UK Games Expo. From the 1st to the 3rd June we will be seeing all kinds of board games, card games, miniature games and roleplaying games as we descend on the Birmingham NEC for all kinds of gaming awesomeness.


In this episode we look forward to all the games we are excited to see at the Expo.

 

Games Mentioned

00:29:13 Teotihuacan: City of Gods
00:33:32 Off the Rails
00:35:04 The Everrain
00:38:13 Chocolate Factory
00:41:25 Adapt
00:46:13 Chronicles of Crime
00:53:29 Uboot: The Board Game
00:59:21 Tenefyr
01:02:24 Century: Eastern Wonder

Honourable Mentions
The Inbetween, 5 minute Chase, Blight Chronicles Agent Decker
Knightmare Live
A Song of Ice and Fire
Star Trek RPG & Vampire: The Masquerade
Starfinder and Pathfinder Playtest
Lifeform
Ice Cool 2
Brain crack games
Pictomania
Newspeak
Defection
Wreck & Ruin
Hard City
Microbrew
Fallout Miniatures Game
Hannibal & Hamilcar
Gaslands

 

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 14, 2018

Get the air horn ready, because it’s another episode of the Polyhedron Collider Cast. We start by comparing board game collection sizes with the Secret Cabal before we get excited by the new X-Wing games (well Steve does anyway). We then review Kickstarter Games Hard City and Darwin’s choice before talking about Stuffed Fables, Guards of Atlantis and Kickstarter stretch goals.

Games Mentioned

00:10:37 Nemesis
00:11:31 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
00:16:46 Hard City
00:26:33 Darwin’s Choice
00:37:10 Stuffed Fables
00:57:13 Gaslands
01:01:29 Guards of Atlantis

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 25, 2018

We are back with another helping of tabletop gaming chat, board game reviews and all kinds of nonsense about everything else. In this week’s podcast episode we talk about cutesy pie card laying game Vadoran Gardens, novelty wine glasses, dice placement game Rise to Nobility and magic mirrors. We round up our discussion with a lengthy talk about Dungeons and Dragons and the adventures of our current campaign that we’ve been playing via Roll20.

Games Mentioned

00:07:28 Vadoran Gardens
00:22:13 Rise to Nobility
00:35:34 Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

 

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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mar 25, 2018

Back from Airecon, the boys from Polyhedron Collider discuss the latest batch of tabletop games they have been playing. They kick off the board game chat with Lords of Hellas from Awaken Realms, discuss The Grimm Forest from Druid City Games and have a good chin wag regarding the latest version of Pictomania from CGE.

Games Mentioned

00:05:38 Lords of Hellas
00:20:18 City of Kings
00:22:10 The Grimm Forest
00:34:31 Unamed CGE Prototype
00:41:42 Pictomania

 

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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mar 18, 2018

At Airecon 2018, the Polyhedron Collider Cast were joined by representatives of No Pun Included, JTR Podcast, Board Game Opinions, Unlucky Frog Gaming, Creaking Shelves, The Broken Meeple, I Play Red and the Game Pit. In front of a live audience we posed them a host of random question drawn from the hat submitted by our listeners and Airecon visitors.

A big thank you to everyone involved.

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Feb 26, 2018

Welcome to February, the Tuesday of the year (as Andy calls it) as the Polyhedron Collider team recount their adventures from the City of Games convention. We talk about mega Kickstarter Nemesis, melting Jon’s brain with Viticulture and Alchemists, getting down to some family games with Number 9 and eating poisoned chocolates.

Games Mentioned

00:01:16 Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and Roll20
00:05:37 Kickstarter - what are we backing at the moment?
00:10:02 The City of Games
00:12:15 Kingdomino
00:11:45 Photosynthesis
00:18:28 Nemesis
00:32:25 Viticulture with Tuscany Expansion
00:42:47 The Poisoned Chocolate
00:53:19 Arkon Card Game
00:57:44 Number 9
01:04:33 Lanterns
01:06:29 Azul
01:09:55 Alchemists
01:30:46 Defection

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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Feb 6, 2018

The Polyhedron Collider boys return to their normal podcast format, venturing into the wasteland of Fallout from Fantasy Flight Games, trying to be the next Gordon Ramsay with Kitchen Rush from Artipia Games and and conquer fantasy lands with Ethnos from CMON. With a little help from the mailbag we discuss Andy's acquistion disorder, the value of games and just how much are game collection is worth.

Games Mentioned

00:07:03 Fallout
00:28:55 Kitchen Rush
00:35:06 Ethnos
00:46:50 Infinity
00:49:25 Charterstone
00:58:20 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Value your collection here:http://bgg.jsmackin.co.uk/
01:11:14 HATE
01:16:21 Rising Sun
01:17:41 Charterstone (again)

 

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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jan 14, 2018

Warning: This podcast contain strong language and adult themes.

It’s the New Year, so Steve, Andy and Jon gaze into their crystal ball and look forward to the games that are coming out in 2018.  We’ll choose our top picks that are coming to Kickstarter, before looking at the games we have backed and are waiting impatiently to be delivered and those games from the big publishers that we know about.

 

Games Mentioned

00:06:36 Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
00:15:32 UBOOT: The Board Game
00:20:58 Nemesis
00:24:01 Endeavour: Age of Sale
00:28:29 Donning the Purple
00:31:49 HATE
00:35:20 No Honor Among Thieves
00:39:39 Brass: Lancashire
00:44:02 The City of Kings
00:49:12 Rising Sun
00:54:59 Deep Madness
00:57:34 Who Goes There
01:04:54 Mansion of Madness 2nd Edition: The Sanctum of Twilight
01:12:54 Warhammer 40,000 Heroes of Black Reach
01:17:07 Star Wars: Legion
01:22:12 Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
01:29:37 Eclipse Second Edition
01:34:33 Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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