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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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Nov 30, 2017

The boys discuss Kickstarter and the effect it’s had on tabletop games. We discuss the best board games we’ve backed, the ones that have been lacklustre and those we regret not backing. Via questions from our listeners we also look at how Kickstarter has effected the gaming industry and muse over if the bubble will burst.

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 19, 2017

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

The Polyhedron Collider Crew return with another slice of board gaming chat interspersed by rabbit holes and nonsense.

Steve and Jon venture out to battle the Gloom of Kilforth, all three members of the team love Dice Forge so much they keep getting distracted and Andy tell us the tales of Captain Cocktail and his intrepid crew in the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius.

 

Games Mentioned

00:06:16 Gloom of Kilforth
00:26:50 Dice Forge
00:42:52 Star Trek Adventures

 

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Oct 15, 2017

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

It’s time to get excited about Essen Spiel and so the boys try and keep it clean and family friendly.  Unfortunately, a request for Polyhedron Collider to review adult products leads to a discussion of said products and things evolve into childish giggling.

We do however get a chance to play ‘game of the year’ contender Clans of Caledonia, dice placement fantasy game Monster-Lands and talk about the Stranger Things inspired two-player card game Inbetween. We also then take our pick of the most interesting games to play and buy at Essen.

 

Games Mentioned

00:16:30 Clans of Caledonia
00:37:07 Monster-Lands
00:57:12 Inbetween
01:03:37 Charterstone
01:07:03 Pandemic Legacy Season 2
01:07:44 The Expanse
01:10:55 Wastleand Express Delivery Service
01:16:57 Dice Hospital
01:19:56 Coaster Park
01:23:56 Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time
01:27:56 Photsynthesis
01:32:44 Pulsar 2849
01:33:43 Otys
01:34:12 Nemesis
01:40:36 Tau Long: The Way of the Dragon
01:44:01 That's a Question
01:48:42 Codenames: Undercover

 

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Sep 17, 2017

Contains strong language

 

After a bit of a break the chaps from Polyhedron Collider return with a good old chat about board games. We go full throttle for our review of Wreck & Ruin, race animals in The Champion of the Wild, get all depressed in This War of Mine and drown our sorrows on a Drinking Quest.


The boys then have a good lock chat about the current state of board game reviews and look at ethics, how we approach reviews and the best and worst receptions we have had to a review.

 

Games Mentioned:
00:01:45 Wreck & Ruin
00:15:17 This War of Mine
00:23:59 The Champion of the Wild
00:31:10 Drinking Quest
00:36:30 An overly long and rambling discussion on board game reviews

 

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Aug 20, 2017

After summer holiday season the Polyhedron Collider schedule has taken a hit, so here we are two weeks late with a bumper podcast full of chat about board games, Gen Con, involute gear forms, and eating olives.  We take in depth looks at Anachrony, Tzolk’in and Labyrinth and provide a roundup of some of the games we have been sent to review that where rather bad.  We also answer questions from the mail bag about blinging out our games, use of theme and which are our most significant games.

 

Games Mentioned:

00:03:26 Anachrony

00:19:29 Tzolk’in

00:39:15 A Game of Trains

00:39:58 Labyrinth

00:50:57 Titan Tactics

00:52:24 Upon a Fable

00:54:53 Frantic

00:55:45 Table Tantrums

00:57:50 Sopio

 

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Jul 24, 2017

It is time yet again for a slice of tabletop gaming chat as the boys explore the latest miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games Runewars, get all depressed by This War of Mine and explore the latest Kickstarters with our thoughts on Burning Rome and Star Scrappers Cave In.  We also discuss the latest news about Talisman and organising a Dungeons and Dragons session.

Games Mentioned


00:09:27  Runewars Miniatures Game
00:25:51  Burning Rome
00:33:35  This War of Mine
00:44:16  Star Scrappers Cave In

 

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Jul 9, 2017

This week’s theme would appear to be the quicker lighter games in our collection. The boys all gush over A Game of Trains, play Isle of Skye while on the Isle of Skye and discuss the hot game of the moment Century Spice Road.

We also end up down rabbit holes within rabbit holes as we discuss kilt patterns, how to pronounce garam masala and wearing a Victorian cape to work.

 

Games Mentioned

 00:02:45 A Game of Trains
00:07:16 Barenpark
00:10:15 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
00:23:35 Brutal Kingdom
00:30:55 Century: Spice Road
00:40:57 Lords of Hellas
00:45:03 This War of Mine
01:03:03 Dungeons & Dragons
01:06:31 Tsuro
01:07:41 Escape the Nightmare
01:09:19 Resistance: Avalon

 

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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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Dec 29, 2016

It’s the end of the year, so between filling their bellies with roast turkey and figgy pudding and the inevitable hangover that follows New Year and Hogmanay the boys gather to look back at the best board, card and tabletop games of 2016.

 00:00:00 Introduction. Sorry for the delay in releasing an episode but due to disruptions in our day to day life Steve has been rather busy.

00:03:03 Because no-one not called Tom Vasel can play every game in existence we make a note of the games missing from our best of list. For some reason the boys then digress with reminiscing about Bulls Eye.

00:05:48 Arkham Horror: The Card Game

00:10:28 Scythe

00:15:51 Codenames: Pictures

00:21:07 We award Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules, Games Personality of the Year

00:21:49 Conan

00:26:53 Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

00:31:50 Ominoes

00:35:23 Star Wars: Rebellion

00:39:34 Adrenaline

00:44:34 Android: Mainframe

00:48:43 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

00:52:06 Imhotep

00:59:58 Ice Cool

01:02:36 Captain Sonar

01:07:00 Ave Roma

01:14:12 Each of us then selects are number on game of 2016.

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Nov 23, 2016

Welcome listeners of illusion to the podcast of confusion. We, Polyhedron Collider, challenge you to the ultimate adventure. The next episode of the podcast is complete, the entrance to the dungeon is open so enter listener.

 

The Polyhedron Collider Crew party up and head into the dungeon adventure that is the world of board games, card games, roleplaying games and the world of tabletop gaming.  Andy tells us about his experience of Knightmare Live, Steve and Andy explore the kickstarted world of Legends Untold before escaping the locals of Innsmouth in Mansions of Madness and Jon takes us through Dobble Star Wars. We also delve into the mailbag and talk about our pet peeves in gaming, rulebooks and augmented reality and VR.

 

00:00:00 Intro: Explicit Content, how Apple has got our game and Steve is moving away.

 

00:02:59 Andy relives a ropey TV show from the 90s, as he talks about Knightmare Live

 

00:12:03 Andy and Steve delve further into a dungeon with a review of Legends Untold, an adventuring card game on Kickstarter right now. You can go back it at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505428038/legends-untold-as-deep-as-an-rpg-as-fast-as-a-card?ref=PolyhedronCollider

 

00:23:10 A quick shout out to Ominoes, that is also on Kickstarter and every member of the podcast crew loves. Go back it now at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/258813455/ominoes-the-dice-game-for-everyone?ref=PolyhedronCollider

 

00:25:23 Andy and Steve both go mad exploring the Cthulhu invested great houses of the Mansions of Madness. They discuss the use of apps in board games and the increasing cost of board games.

The boys also discuss Cthulhu fiction and recommend some Lovecraft stories to get you in the mood. You can download the entire Lovecraft collection for you e-reader over at http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

 

00:44:59 All three boys have been rather silly and playing some Dobble Star Wars, which we all agree is ‘snap on crack’ and far more fun than it deserves to be.

 

00:51:15 Jon delves his hand deep into the mailbag and finds some juicy questions to be answered.

00:51:38 What are your pet peeves about gaming?

00:55:57 What makes a good rulebook?

01:00:58 Mars seems to be the most popular theme at the moment, what do we think will be the next big thing?

01:04:35 What are your thoughts on what Fantasy Flight Games might have up their sleeves to replace Games Workshop licenced products?

01:09:31 Do you think augmented reality, or VR, has a place in board games?

We talk about using the Microsoft Hololens for D&D which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/VX9TEADmVQ0

Nov 13, 2016

So what is it?

I’ve never seen one before, no one has, but I’m guessing it’s the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 14. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. A black hole sucks time and matter out of the universe, the Polyhedron Collider Cast ejects tabletop gaming chat back into the universe.

So that thing is spuing board game banter back into the universe?

Precisely, the Polyedron Collider crew have played Battlestar Galactica, digressed about Red Dwarf and had a lot of fun with Captain Sonar. They’ve also answered questions from the mailbag about which designers they would like to play with, talk about their D&D characters’ voices and break down their Christmas wish lists.

So what is it?

00.00.00 Intro

00.01.00 Battlestar Galactica

00.08.45 Talkie Toaster and Red Dwarf

00.14.50 Captain Sonar

Questions from the mail bag

00.23.34 Is there someone from the industry you’d like to play against at their own game?

00.25.39 Is Scythe not as good as everyone says it is?

00.26.53 Have you ever been offered to cover a game that is quite literally, complete and utter gash?

00.32.34 We know you like games, but do any of the Polyhedron Collider crew’s other halves get involved in the cardboard arena?

00.38.26 An off topic chat about Dungeons and Dragons

00.40.16 If you were playing roleplaying D&D, do you give your character a voice? And would you do the voice right now on air?

00.43.28 What has made our Christmas Lists?

 

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Board games, Tabletop games, Battlestar Galactica, Captain Sonar, Red Dwarf, White Hole, Talkie Toaster, Jamie Stegmeier, Scythe, Stonemeier Games, Dungeons and Dragons, D&D, Roleplaying games, RPG, Christmas, Gift guide,

Oct 15, 2016

Steve is joined by Richard Denning, designer at Medusa Games and one of the people instrumental to the UK Games Expo. Richard chats about his newest game, Nine Worlds, an abstract area control game themed around the nine worlds of Norse mythology. He also talks to us about the UK Games Expo, its history and what it’s like to be responsible for such a large gaming event.

00:01:23 Nine Worlds
00:23:25 UK Games Expo
00:32:16 AireCon
00:35:20 Beasts of War
00:38:18 X-Wing
00:43:40 Meeting Doctor Who
00:45:37 Future Games

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Aug 19, 2016

In a bonus episode, the boys discuss the games that were announced and released at Gen Con 2016, the world’s largest tabletop gaming convention.  Unfortunately, three cash strapped British chaps couldn’t make it to the Indianapolis convention and they spoke to someone who did, special guest Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules and Czech Game Edition (CGE).

 

Intro 0.00

Paul Grogan 1.44

RuneWars: The Miniatures Game 20.38

Seafall 29.40

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 36.04

Rising Sun / Eric Lang 37.31

Raise Your Goblets / Toast 40.55

Potion Explosion 44.55

Star Trek Adventures / Jay Little 46.38

The Iron Throne 51.57

Arkham Horror: The Card Game and a rambling discussion about LCGs and CCGs and how they are not deckbuilders 54.46

Outro 01.01.27

 

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Jun 6, 2016

High on a combination of gaming excitement and caffeinated beverages, the Polyhedron Collider boys record live from the UK Games Expo 2016. Recorded at the end of the first and third days, we give our initial impressions of every game we can remember playing.

 

Games mentioned

  • New Earth
  • Clacks: A Discworld Board Game
  • Obama Llama
  • Codinca
  • Codenames: Pictures
  • Adrenaline
  • Everdark
  • Nine Worlds
  • Ice Cool
  • The Networks
  • Frostgrave
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Project: ELITE
  • Surviving: One Month In
  • Hip Hop
  • HOPE
  • Steam Forge
  • Perfect Crime
  • Lantern
  • Crisis
  • The Pioneers Program
  • Legends Untold
  • Adrenaline

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