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Jun 9, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

 

We are back from three (and a bit) days of awesome gaming and meeting awesome people at the UK’s largest tabletop gaming convention. Join us as we discuss coping with the Mondays, being utterly knackered and sampling as many board games as we possibly could at the UK Games Expo 2019.

Yet again we would like to thank the awesome people behind the UK Games Expo for making the best convention yet!

Games Discussed
00:24:18 Imperial Settlers Roll & Write
00:30:05 Super Fantasy Brawl
00:37:02 Hel
00:38:03 Jonathan STrange and Mr Norrel
00:46:43 Oathsworn
00:55:20 Quantified
01:01:55 Bosk
01:08:11 Letter Jam & Sanctum
01:20:33 Venice
01:29:46 Rome & Roll
01:33:00 Doning the Purple
01:39:40 Syrinscape
01:04:02 Versa
01:46:50 Lifeform
01:48:41 Magnate the First City
01:54:11 Silk, Marqueses, Titan & La Vina

 

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)

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

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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

May 19, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The UK Games Expo is just around the corner, the biggest event in the UK tabletop and board gaming calendar. Andy, Jon and Steve are joined by Rory to go through our top picks for the games we want to see at the show.

The UK Games Expo is the 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Tickets and information is available from https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

Top Picks
00:22:00 Sierra West from Board&Dice
00:32:30 Cloudspire by Chip Theory Games
00:44:38 Venice by Brain Crack Games
00:48:47 God of War, Bloodborne and Trudvang Legends from CMON
01:00:05 Century: A New World by Plan B Games
01:03:41 Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood by Shadowborne Games
01:11:25 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic
01:06:14 Sanctum from CGE
01:09:14 Galactic Era
01:27:58 Rising Blades from City of Games
01:33:41 Marquesas by Alley Cat Games
01:36:50 Coreball from Burning Games

01:42:49 Honourable Mentions
New paints from Games Workshop
Loke Battle Mats
Honey Badger Games
Imhotep the Dual
Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period
Dice Hospital Expansion
Donning the Purple: Votes and Virtue
Silk
Judge Dredd Helter Skelter
The Artemis
Rome and Roll

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

May 6, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Get yourselves comfortable, because it’s a long one today. The boys get the chat well and truly flowing as they discuss the latest news and then get into some in depth talk about the games they have been playing. Steve Journeys in Middle Earth as he plays the latest Lord of the Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games, Steve and Andy tackle demons and cultists in Perdition's Mouth and we rustle up some bad puns in Great Western Trail.

We then check out the best way to get into D&D, with some tips for the budding Dungeons and Dragons adventurer and dungeon Master.

If you fancy sponsoring Jon on his Three Peak Challenge – go here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/WalkinFOCharity

 

Jon's News Ferret

00:18:49 Heroes of Baldur's Gate https://www.dmsguild.com/product/269398/Heroes-of-Baldurs-Gate-5e
00:23:33 Bloodborne: The Board Game
00:26:17 Steamforged get a £5million investment
00:28:45 Kollosal Games get their Kickstarters' suspended
00:31:30 Guardians Retribution gets cancelled

Games Mentioned

00:34:38 Space Base
00:43:14 Great Western Trail
00:55:14 Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
01:09:17 Perditions Mouth: Abyssal Rift
01:35:26 Getting into Dungeons and Dragons

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Apr 21, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

 

After spending his time in the garden, Andy joins Steve to discuss his hooky copy of Terraforming Mars, the latest news and the current crop of games at their table.


They stab the emperor in Donning the Purple, search for lost gold in Treasure Island and provide a spoiler free review of Charterstone, the legacy game from Stonemaier Games. They then cast off the spoiler shackles and have an in depth discussion of the Charterstone game.

 

00:05:03 Steve bought a fake copy of Terraforming Mars

 Jon's Steve's News Ferret

00:18:58 Anachrony: Fractures of Time Expansion on Kickstarter
00:24:29 Sanctum from CGE
00:27:45 Odyssey of the Dragonlords: 5th Edition Adventure Book

Games Mentioned

00:30:04 Donning the Purple
00:42:34 Treasure Island
00:49:10 Charterstone (spoiler free)
01:17:32 Charterstone (with spoilers)

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Apr 7, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The boys from Polyhedron Collider are back but are suffering from a lack of sleep due to daylight saving and midnight wildlife encounters. Don't worry though, they have managed to play some board games.

The boys discuss the latest news and Kickstarters and talk about High Society and Dinosaur Island. We also read from the mail bag and present an MS Paint challenge to the budding artist in our audience.

Jon's News Ferret

00:12:09 Infinity Defiance
00:14:19 Machi Koro Legacy
00:16:27 Exodus Chronicles 
00:21:03 Dune the Board Game

Games Mentioned

00:27:22 Hanamikoji
00:33:12 High Society
00:39:09 Dinosaur Island

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Mar 17, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Jon and Steve are back from a weekend of gaming at Airecon. Andy, however, couldn’t make it and tells us his tale of woe along with a novel method of reducing the size of his board game collection. We talk about our live show, Family Fortunes and the games we played at Airecon; including Villainous, Space Base, and the digital version of Scythe.

Jon's News Ferret

00:18:03 Critical Role
00:22:12 Talisman Batman
00:24:55 Lockup: A Roleplayer Tale and Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale

Games Mentioned

00:30:25 Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
00:37:06 Scythe digital version
00:34:24 Villainous
00:51:56 Space Base
00:57:17 Azuil: Stained Glass of Sintra
01:06:17 Perdition's Mouth
01:09:04 Dwarf
01:15:55 At Home on Legrange

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Feb 24, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Fresh from a full weekend of gaming at City of Games, the boys from PHC download all the information they can about the games they played.

Jon’s news ferrets find us some juicy Spielberg influenced titbits of tabletop gaming news. We then proceed to have a good old chin wag about Pulsar 2849, Zoocracy, Tiny Towns and Blood Rage, as well as have another chat about Root.

Jon's News Ferret

00:05:35 Airecon
00:06:30 Stanger Things D&D starter set
00:08:37 Kids on Bikes
00:10:07 Jaws
00:11:52 District 9
00:15:33 Chocolate Factory 

Games Mentioned

00:16:30 Pulsar 2849
00:25:03 Zoocracy
00:38:57 Tiny Towns
00:46:25 Twatty Hadouken
00:47:25 Vadoran Gardens
00:48:43 Root
01:03:55 Endeavor
01:07:20 New Angeles
01:14:55 Space Base
01:25:08 Blood Rage

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Feb 10, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Pour yourself a large glass of your tipple of choice, get yourself comfy, and get ready for another session of top quality board gaming chat from the boys at Polyhedron Collider.

Jon’s news ferrets have been hard at work, gathering the latest news and the hottest Kickstarter. When it comes to games, Steve is getting sticky with Folded Space and Vektorace, Andy goes down to the woods with Root and Jon conquers the solar system in Onward to Venus.

We then dive into the mailbag, and have a surprisingly mature discussion when we are asked if the board game bubble is about to burst.

Jon's News Ferret

00:03:07 Upcoming Conventions: City of Games, Airecon and Tabletop Scotland
00:05:44 Dobble is the UK's most popular game
00:07:45 Century: New World
00:10:59 Captain Sonar expansion
00:13:25 Tuki
00:14:53 The Secret Cabal
00:16:45 Munchkin Dungeon - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/munchkin-dungeon
00:20:35 Chocalatiers - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/chocolatiers
00:22:20 Hyperspace - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersengames/hyperspace
00:25:46 Dead Man's Cabal - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pandasaurus/dead-mans-cabal
00:29:29 Tenfold Dungeon - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/room17games/tenfold-dungeon-modular-dungeon-crawling-terrain

Games Mentioned

00:30:55 Folded Space
00:37:48 Vector Race: Formula 8
00:41:41 Root
00:53:35 Onward to Venus

Questions from the Mailbag
01:01:30 Advertising of player counts
01:06:30 Will the board game bubble burst?
01:12:20 What games from before 2010 do we still play?
01:17:50 What app version of games have replaced the physical version?

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Jan 27, 2019

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Call for the ambulance, because the boys from Polyhedron Collider have got a fever for cardboard, as well as a severe case of acquisition disorder. We go through some of the games we have been playing over recent months, including Dice Hospital, Detective, and Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig.

Games Mentioned

00:07:05 Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
00:21:52 Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
00:32:02 Krowdfunder – the card game
00:36:29 Doodle Rush
00:41:07 Doomsday Bots
00:45:12 Thunderstone Quest
00:53:56 Dice Hospital

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Jan 13, 2019

Its 2019 and we have a whole year of exciting new board games to look forward to, so Andy and Steve take us through the tabletop games we are looking forward to playing—and backing on Kickstarter—over the next 12 months


We also discuss getting old, blowing all your board game budget on soft furnishings and announce the highly prestigious “Andy's Insert of Choice Award 2018”.

Games coming to Kickstarter in 2019
00:28:55 The fourth game in the Dark Cities series
00:30:40 Bloodborne: The Board Game
00:33:29 Munchkin Dungeon
00:35:28 Chocolate Factory
00:37:39 The Gig
00:39:34 Magnate
00:40:37 Krudvang Legends

Our top picks of the games coming out in 2019
00:45:55 Comanauts
00:49:55 Metal Gear Solid
00:53:58 Tang Garden
00:56:57 Aliens: Another Glorious Day in The Corps!
01:01:43 Lifeform
01:04:00 Century: New World
01:06:35 Wingspan
01:09:55 Sierra West
01:12:40 Pipeline

 

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)

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

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