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Four 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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Mar 23, 2020

At Airecon 2020 Polyhedron Collider recorded a live session of our unique brand of board game banter but because we couldn’t be bothered preparing any notes we let the audience choose the topics for the show.

Andy, Jon and Steve talk about beginners advice for new Dungeons and Dragons dungeon masters, leaving the Cyclons out of Battlestar Galactica and what games to bring to a convention.

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)

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 13, 2020

To celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter for Dark Ages, the new game from Adam Kwapiński, designer of Lords of Hellas and Nemesis, we are launching a very special competition in association with our god friends at Board & Dice.


Dark Ages is a historically-based civilization-building game that features an innovative action selection mechanism. As long as your action markers remain on the board, you may be able to gain secondary bonus actions whenever you or another player repeats the action.


While Dark Ages features objectives commonly found in 4X games — encouraging you to explore nearby regions, expand your territory, exploit the resources, and exterminate your opponents — it does so featuring several Euro-centric mechanisms. Collect resources from lands under your control, using them to build up your cities and fortifications. Some building types provide several ways for you to gain important in-game advantages, while others enhance your military strength or simply score you victory points. As you expand your territory, you will lay claim to noble titles, acquire new technologies, and train your military units. Each region and leader offer asymmetrical choices with their unique abilities.


Dark Ages launches on 16th March and you could win yourself a copy. The winner will receive a copy of Dark Ages including all stretch goals, with free worldwide shipping to anywhere except Brazil, Libya, Syria, the Philippines, Reunion and Venezuela. The winner will also be provided with a letter bestowing upon them the title of Champion of the Unified Kingdom.


To win this prize we want you to design a heraldry or coat of arms for Polyhedron Collider. Send that design to us in any format you want, but please send all entry to steve@polyhedroncollider.com

You have until 20 March 2020 to submit your design.

Mar 3, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The HMS Polyhedron Collider is still at sea without a full crew, and without its trusty navigator Andy, Jon and Steve drifted into dangerous waffle waters. But never fear our intrepid crew are still able to keep things ship shape with a hold full of table top gaming chat.
After picking over the depleted news stores we take set sail for the black lagoon in Horrified, catch jellyfish in Noctiluca and hire a capable crew in Port Royal

 

Games Mentioned

00:02:14 We are going to be at Airecon! https://www.airecon.co.uk/
00:08:15 Gorilla Marketing
00:11:33 On Mars
00:16:22 Tao Long
00:19:24 Tang Garden
00:21:17 Street Fighter Exceed
00:25:05 Not a new D&D announcement
00:26:48 Frosthaven
00:34:46 Horrified
00:47:39 Noctiluca
00:59:55 Port Royal

 

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
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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 16, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Andy, Jon and Steve return for another dose of tabletop gaming chat. We talk about the newest member of the PHC crew, Andy’s delivery of On Mars and we talk through the latest news, including out top picks for board game IPs we want to see as video games.


We take a good deep look at Paladins of the West Kingdom and then have a good long chat about the current state of the board gaming industry.


00:03:37 On Mars
00:14:11 Etherfields
00:15:44 Gloomhaven on PC
00:19:10 WOTC announce Archetype studios
00:22:12 Lindesfarn gaming piece
00:24:08 Asmodee hire Alexanda Theme and licensing out IP
00:31:02 Paladins of the West Kingdom
00:50:23 The current state of the board gamoing industry and will the bubble burst?

 

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
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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 2, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The boys are back to the normal format after the Christmas and New Year excitement, and they’ve obviously forgotten how to record a podcast.

We look at Isle of Cats from City of Games, and Architects of the West Kingdom from Carphill games before delving into the burgeoning mail bag and answering questions about miniature games on Kickstarter, how can production be improved and Andy playing with his meeple under the table.

Gaming News

00:18:16 Critical Role Seeting book for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition
00:20:50 job lay offs at Fantasy Flight Games
00:25:20 Riot games announce more tabletop games
00:26:32 Dishonored RPG announced by Modiphious
00:31:14 Warhammer 40,000 anthology film announced

Games Mentioned


00:32:45 The Isle of Cats
00:45:50 Architects of the West Kingdom

01:01:15 Questions from the mailbag

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
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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 12, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

2020 is upon us, which means another year of potentially amazing games is ahead of us. Join Andy, Jon, Rory and Steve as they try and pick four games each that they are the most excited for, but ultimately fail and talk about raising children, building extensions, college rock and the dangers of storing games in your loft.

Games Mentioned

00:15:41 Oath - Chronicles of Empire and Exile
00:20:13 Tekhenu
00:23:24 Defection
00:27:04 Perseverance Castawy Chronicles
00:30:32 Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood & Etherfields
00:38:12 Dwellings of Eldervale
00:40:53 So, You’ve Been Eaten
00:43:52 In Too Deep
00:48:18 Ankh: Gods of Egypt
00:53:17 Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition
00:56:38 Lander
01:01:24 Dice Theme Park
01:07:45 Kingdom Rush: Rift In Time
01:11:17 Donning the Purple & Anachrony
01:13:08 Dice Hospital: Community Care
01:16:28 The Isle of Cats
01:17:44 All the other games that we want to play but are too many to talk about in detail!
01:25:55 Venice & Florence
01:30:30 The games are listeners are looking forward to

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
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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