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In a world over saturated by crunchy and dreary Euro Board Games, one podcast show takes a stand. The No Cube Zone is all about exploring the games that fall beyond the realm of Euro. Games about theme, social interaction, and luck... Ya, we'll end up talking Euro games occasionally, it's inevitable.
 
All things have an origin story. We’ve often debated which came first, the chicken or the egg? Whatever the origin, Michael Coniff and Stephen Rippee’s friendship was further cemented when they both discovered each other’s board game passion. Then, when they met Erik Brown? That passion grew into a full blown obsession. This podcast is a dedication to that obsession, but ultimately, the idea that board games can bring friends, family, and even strangers together in an increasingly digital ag ...
 
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"'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the studio not a podcast was stirring, not even the talk shows The mics were hung on their boom arms with care, Dormant and silent just like the chairs Jordan and Rippee were nestled snug in their beds, While visions of board games danced in their heads, And Swampy and Shiloh, chatting late into th…
 
The Season 1 Finale of The No Cube Zone is finally here... Jordan, Coniff, and Rippee sit down and discuss their Top 10 Board games of all time... ever... OF ALL TIME. Intro Banter - 0:41 Number 10 - 8:57 Number 09 - 17:01 Number 08 - 24:15 Number 07 - 33:16 Number 06 - 40:37 Number 05 - 47:45 Number 04 - 55:57 Number 03 - 1:03:11 Number 02 - 1:10:…
 
Welcome to this super spooky edition of the No Cube Zone... In this particularly creepy episode, your hosts discuss their recent endeavors, tell the tale of the scariest thing to ever happen to them, and round out the episode with a discussion on Dead of Winter. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear details on our season finale and a special…
 
In Episode Nineteen of THE NO CUBE ZONNNNNNE... your hosts Coniff, Rippee and Jordan discuss if mechanisms can be inherently Euro or Ameritrash, talk Joe Pilkus' newly launched Professors Lab, the 7th Citadel kickstarter campaign, and finally round out the episode with a discussion on Wasteland Express Delivery Service. Intro banter - 0:41 Euro vs …
 
In Episode Eighteen of The No Cube Zone, Jordan decides to sell his car, Rippee celebrates his 607th birthday, and Coniff get's suckered into another Serious Poulp kickstarter. Oh! And we discuss the set collecting game Ethnos (and read the greatest 1 star rating ever written). Intro Banter - 0:41 Jordan is selling his car! - 4:30 Whatcha been up t…
 
In Episode 17, your hosts discuss their recent plays (and their UPCOMING plays), answer community submitted questions (oddly several about food!), and round out the episode with a discussion on Raiders of the North Sea in the Board Game Showcase segment! Intro Banter - 0:43 Whatcha...GOING to be up to? - 4:13 The Tale of the 4 hour Lignum learn - 1…
 
In Episode 16 of the No Cube Zone your hosts discuss whether or not dice are cubes, talk foam core inserts, sing Happy Birthday to Starla from Our Family Plays Games, highlight an Adventures in Middle Earth DnD Campaign, and FINALLY round things out with a discussion on the hardest co-op board game of all time, Ghost Stories. How's that for a run-o…
 
In Episode 15 of the No Cube Zone, your hosts not only express their love for the archaic Talisman (ok so not Jordan), but they also open up another special piece of mail and then dive into discussion on Stockpile in the board game showcase segment! Welcome to the Jam! - 0:41 How ya'll doing? - 2:20 Welcome to the World Owen Michael Hopper! - 4:15 …
 
In Episode 014 of The No Cube Zone, your hosts discuss a recent opportunity to meet a community member, and share not only physical mail we received but also a lovely email from a listener. Finally, we round out the episode with a glowing discussion on one of the best looking board games out there: Everdell. Intro banter - 0:41 Whatcha been playing…
 
Rippee has vanished! Ok not really... In Episode Thirteen, Jordan and Coniff switch things up while Rippee coaches a softball game. It's time for the Gateway Game Sweet SixteenTournament! Intro Banter and the Missing Rippee - 0:41 Gateway Games Sweet Sixteen! - 6:31 The Elite Eight! - 41:47 The Final Four! - 50:08 The Gateway Games Championship! - …
 
In Episode Twelve of the No Cube Zone, Your hosts talk shop on some recent Fireball Island plays, Jordan asks a speed dating question, and we discuss Survive: Escape from Atlantis in our Board Game Showcase segment. Oh! And we announce the winner of the Adventure Games contest! Intro Banter - 0:41 Coniff's Pizza order - 2:00 Jordan secretly loves t…
 
In Episode eleven of The No Cube Zone, Not only do we get a riveting tale of busted pipes, a flooded basement, and bad plumbing, but we discuss the exciting small box game: Adventure Games - The Dungeon! OH and stick around to hear how YOU can win this game from us. Rippee's Plumbing Woes - 0:40 Welcome to No Cube Zone! - 10:34 Jordan's Bug AsSALT …
 
Episode 10 of The No Cube Zone is a departure from our usual show. We wanted to take the time to highlight a wonderful family of color up in Omaha Nebraska that seeks to diversify the Board Game hobby, so we asked Mik and Starla from Our Family Plays Games to join us on the show and tell their story. Tune in for Laughs, games, and an important disc…
 
In Episode Nine of The No Cube Zone, we discuss the big Wisdom For Wizards community discussion on what makes a board game a good game for each of us. We also discuss our thoughts on Five Tribes, a 2014 Days of Wonder title! Intro Banter - 0:42 Discord Plug - 3:25 What makes a game a GOOD game? - 6:45 Board Game Showcase: Five Tribes - 41:43 Social…
 
In Episode 8 of The No Cube Zone, Jordan brings back a Star Wars themed version of the eBay Game, And then we discuss perhaps the best 2 player couples game out there: Patchwork! Intro Banter and What we're all about - 0:41 The Downfall of Pompeii - 3:14 Shawn's purchasing trigger finger - 6:42 Star Wars eBay Game! - 9:25 Across the Board trash tal…
 
In Episode Double-Oh-7 of The No Cube Zone Jordan updates us on his newly minted Shelf of Shame Challenge, Rippee learns about Animal Crossing Day Trading, and we take a look at the greatest sport to exist in board games: Camel racing. (it's Camel Up. NOT Camel Cup) Intro Banter - 0:41 Good ol' Runza - 3:28 What is the No Cube Zone, Jordan? - 6:35 …
 
In Episode Six, Coniff expresses his love of Everdell, Rippee celebrates a marriage anniversary, and Jordan becomes a virtual board gamer. Oh and we discuss the popular push your luck game, The Quacks of Quedlinburg! Intro Banter - 0:41 Welcome to The No Cube Zone - 2:14 What have we been up to? - 6:12 The Unofficial Everdell Hightlight - 9:55 Ripp…
 
In Episode 5 of The No Cube Zone, we address COVID19 and then move on to happier subjects like Everdell and Animal Crossing. Our Board Game Showcase game this episode is the colorful and vibrant: Seasons! Intro Banter - 0:41 An escape from COVID19 - 2:50 Virtual board games! - 4:47 Rippee the Tiger King - 8:45 Whatcha Been up to? - 11:28 Everything…
 
Wisdom For Wizards is back in 2019 and well, you can expect the usual! Erik and Coniff banter, they talk board games, video games, and how the past few months have been! There's something about a baby, and sickness, I don't know, seems just like excuses to me. Intro - 0:15The Mail - 1:10 Nutter Butters - 4:05Whatcha been up to Erik? - 6:00Whatcha b…
 
Hey, thank you ALL for supporting us this year, listening, and joining with us in the joy of board games. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Intro - 0:00THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT - 1:50Borderlands 3 Rumors - 4:02Welcome to Episode 13 - 8:30Christmas Questions - 9:40Greeting from Sir Samuelson - 18:30Top Christmas List Items - …
 
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