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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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Oct 7, 2018

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

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

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

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

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

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

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

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

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

 

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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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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by 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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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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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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Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 28, 2017

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 35 - The Best Games We Played in 2017

Warning: This podcast contain strong language and adult themes.

It’s the end of the year, so the boys get together and discuss the best games they have played in 2017.  Things kick off with the ‘3 for 3’ awards, where the Polyhedron Collider crew discuss the games all three members have purchased in 2017. We then look back on 2017 with a little help from our listeners.  Finally, we all pick the three games that we have enjoyed the most in the past twelve months and our honourable mentions, and not all of them are brand spanking new.

Games Mentioned:

00:03:37 Dice Forge

00:12:39 Mansions of Madness

00:16:47 Game of Trains

00:18:55 Century: Spice Road

01:03:03 Runewars Miniatures Game

01:06:14 Planetarium

01:07:55 Dark Souls: The Board Game

01:09:58 This War of Mine

01:13:07 InBetween

01:15:43 Ethnos

01:17:26 Terraforming Scotland (Clans of Caledonia)

01:21:21 Anachrony

01:25:10 Tortuga 1667

01:28:01 Tsuro

01:30:19 Unlock!

01:35:08 Tzolkin

01:39:31 Mansions of Madness Second Edition: Valkyrie game app https://github.com/NPBruce/valkyrie/wiki

01:43:10 Gloomhaven

01:50:24 Mechs vs Minions

01:56:16 Charterstone

 

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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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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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Oct 30, 2016

Just in time to miss Halloween, the boys return for the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13.  We recount our time at AireCon 2016 where we played a whole host of games and took part in our first media panel.

Steve and Jon attempt a séance in Mysterium, Andy becomes blind but unfortunately can still speak as all three take part in the social deduction party game Two Rooms and a Boom, a conversation about one of favourite game Neuroshima Hex leads to a chat about The Edge Dawnfall, Deep Madness and Siege of Citadel Kickstarters, we revisit dreams in Dixit, build up relations with our neighbours in Between Two Cities and attempt to troll Luke Hector from the Broken Meeple in Android Mainframe.

We also dip into the mailbag for some questions about board game expansions, the Asmodee super entity and who we’d like to get onto the show.

00.00.00 Intro
00.01.03 AireCon - media panel
00.04.25 Mysterium
00.08.06 Two Rooms and a Boom
00.15.56 Neuroshima Hex, The Edge: Dawnfall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/the-edge-dawnfall?ref=PolyhedronCollider), Deep Madness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness?ref=PolyhedronCollider) and Siege of the Citadel
00.25.35 Dixit
00.27.55 Between Two Cities
00.31.37 Android: Mainframe
00.38.43 Questions from the Mailbag

 

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Oct 23, 2016

We’ve just spent the weekend at AireCon, a gaming convention in Bradford UK. Together with Jay from Breacher18, Luke from the Broken Meeple and Rob from the Cult of the New Podcast we took part in a podcasters panel titled Five Games I Hate But Everyone Else Loves.

Will we hate your favourite game? Does Jon actually hate anything? Is Jay going to punch Luke? All will be revealed.

This is our first media panel, so we apologise for the audio quality.

Many thanks to Jay, Luke, Rob and everyone at Airecon.

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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Oct 9, 2016

Jon is back for another dose of board game review and chat as we look at some new games and some upcoming Kickstarters. First off Steve and Jon try to save the world from otherworldly beings in Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Steve and Andy become otherworldly godlike beings in True Messiah and we all become brewers in Boar & Dice’s new Kickstarter Beer Empire.

 

00:00:00 Intro

00:01:08 AireCon

00:03:38 Review policy

00:11:49 Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu

00:28:10 True Messiah

00:40:35 The Hacker’s Guild

00:47:35 Pioneers Program

01:00:57 Beer Empire

01:23:54 The Polyhedron Collider Guild on Boardgamegeek

 

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Sep 18, 2016

Saddened by the demise of the partnership between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop, Jon takes some time away from the podcast to mourn the loss of Talisman. In his absence Andy and Steve discuss what effect the split will have and what will happen to our favourite Warhammer board games. We also discuss two new Kickstarters, No Honor Among Thieves and Brides and Bribes and answer a round of questions from the mail bag.

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:58 The Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Split and The Future of Talisman
00:22:48 No Honor Among Thieves
00:37:42 Brides and Bribes
00:54:42 Slavery in board games
00:57:50 Dead Man’s Draw
01:02:32 Questions from the mailbag

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Sep 3, 2016

The boys are joined by James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games as we talk all things roleplaying game. First we talk to Jay about his new RPG The Chronicles of Aerthe, which is Kickstarting right now.


We then have an in depth discussion about our recent return to roleplaying with our thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We also discuss some RPG accessories starting with Loaded Dice, a set of drinking glasses form Screech Dragon Studios and then discuss Syrinscape and music in your roleplaying game sessions.


0:00:00 Intro
00:06:10 Interview with James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games about The Chronicles of Aerthe
00:38:24 Our experiences with Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
01:05:22 Loaded Dice drinking glasses from Screech Dragon Studios http://screechdragonstudios.com/
01:11:12 Syrinscape and audio in roleplaying games
01:21:30 Our final thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons and the current state of RPGs

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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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Aug 13, 2016

After a refreshing break in the wilds of Scotland the Polyhedron Collider crew get back together to discuss the board games they have been playing. We talk about Scythe yet again (well it is popular) and we take an in depth look at Fluxx, Multiuniversum, Vampire Hunters and Eldritch Horror.
 

We also give a shout out to the Brawling Brothers for supporting our show, and an argument about a brewery start some impromptu Sean Bean impressions.

 
Intro 0:00

Scythe 1:46

Fluxx 19:51

Multiuniversum 27:11

Vampire Hunters 40:58

Eldritch 54:00

Sean Bean 1:08:55
 

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Jul 17, 2016

Steve is our only hope as his misfit rebellion defeat Andy’s evil empire in Star Wars Rebellion, Andy takes his revenge as a blood hungry vampire in Fury of Dracula and John talks about Imps Devilish Duels, a game of dice and cards from Triple Ace Games.  The boys also take another look at the economic worker placement games of Crisis and Scythe. Discussion is then prompted by questions from listeners where all three weigh in with their thoughts on Battleships, Legacy games and the Spiel des Jahres nominees.

Contents

  • Star Wars Rebellion
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Imps Devilish Duels
  • Crisis
  • Scythe
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Codenames

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Jun 30, 2016

The boys try and catch up with things after the UK Games Expo, unfortunately the number of games to talk about gets the boys in a twist and chaos ensues.  Jon gets his rhyming together in Obama Llama, Steve gets his escape pods and airlocks confused in Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Andy invades Rome in Hannibal and we all get political with Statecraft. 

Games mentioned:

  • Statecraft
  • Obama Llama
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Nefarious
  • Dark Deeds
  • Dimensions
  • Hannibal: Rome vs Catharge

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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

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

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May 26, 2016

The boys are joined by Elora for some sensible and reasoned perspective as we talk about Eclipse, Blood & Fortune, Aya and Ominoes. We also start getting very excited about the UK Games Expo and talk about Codenames Pictures, Everdark, Guilds of London and Nine Worlds.

We also answer question from the mail bag about a pub fight between Euro Games and Ameritrash.

May 1, 2016

The Top Gear of table top gaming come together yet again to talk about all manner of board games.  Steve talks about getting to play an early copy of Dark Souls, Andy explores the new world in Empires: Age pf Discovery and Jon sets sail in the Curse of The Black Dice.

We also answer questions from the mailbag, talking about meeting our favourite designers, our magpie approach to games and the requirements of cultivating a neck beard in order to play magic.

Apr 24, 2016

Welcome to the Polyhedron Collider Interview Cast. These interviews where recorded on the show floor at Salute 2016. First we speak to Paranoid Miniatures about their Lovecraft inspired miniatures game Mythos.  We then speak to Jack Caesar from River Horse about The Hunt for Red October board game and finally from Alessio Cavatore about the upcoming Labyrinth board game and the My Little Pony RPG.


Many thanks to Paranoid Miniatures and River Horse Games.


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Mar 31, 2016

The Polyhedron Collider chaps crack open a beer and discuss Blokus, Portal the Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, TIME Stories, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and miniatures in board games.

Mar 19, 2016

Jesse Bergman and John Kimmel join me over Skype a chat about their Kickstarted customisable card game Battle for Sularia, where they talk about their history in gaming, the development process for the game and future plans.

You can find out more about Battle for Sularia at http://www.sularia.com

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Mar 7, 2016

Once again Jon talks about Munchkin and Talisman, Andy tries to show off his sommelier skills with Viticulture and Steve talks about ruling The Seven Kingdoms in A Game of Thrones the board game. We also talk about the UK Games Expo and an in depth discussion about which flavour of WKD is best.

Games mentioned                 

  • Viticulture
  • Housing Crisis
  • Raid & Trade
  • Munchkin
  • Roborally
  • Cash and Guns
  • A Game of Thrones the Board Game 2nd Edition
  • Machi Koro
  • Star Wars X-Wing the Miniatures Game

 

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Feb 24, 2016

Polyhedron Collider gathers up the crew, pours a beer and has a nice long chat about boardgames.

Warning there are a few naughty words.

Games mentioned:
• Specter Ops
• Alchemists
• Dead of Winter
• Exploding Kittens
• Euphoria
• Dixit
• Mysterium
• Poseidon’s Kingdom
• Pandemic Legacy
• Warhammer 40,000 second edition

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