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This week we’ve got game designer Jay Cormier sitting in the judgment seat. He’s the designer behind over a dozen games like Belfort, Rock Paper Wizard, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Junk Art and most recently Mind MGMT. Our theme this week is about using cards in unique ways. Will Ryan’s upgraded game idea impress Jay? Can Ric’s innovative ide…
 
In this show, Tom is joined by Jeremy Howard as Eric is away. We talk about Paris, Almanac, and Whistle Mountain. Geoff brings some insight that's for the birds and we dive into a slew of questions. Do we get Kickstarter regret? Are there any one-vs-many games that play well with two players? How do we deal with someone who is attached to their pho…
 
This week's guest is the owner of City of Games and the designer of Isle of Cats, Frank West. We talk about obsession, computer science and how to run a publisher...but which games did he choose? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/5g4d Magic the Gathering: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering Werewolf: https://boardgamegee…
 
Suzanne and Mandi discuss Undo: Forbidden Knowledge, Der Clou, Castles of Tuscany, Fish Farewell Forever, and Noir Deductive Mystery Game, and Red Cathedral. They talk about the Europe map of Ticket To Ride the App and Krumit's Tale. And then wrap with a Victory Points discussion recapping what folks' experiences were with virtual conventions.…
 
This week's guest is mover and shaker in both digital and analogue games, Grant Rodiek. We talk about growing up in Texas, the huge world of The Sims and the discipline of designing for the tabletop...but which games did he choose? Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/5g4d Carcasonne: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne Ca…
 
In this show, we talk about Boomerangs, Furnace, The Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits, and Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse. Geoff talks about auctions, and we answer a pile of questions. What do we think of Boardgamearena? What to do if you only play one Pandemic Legacy game? What's a tableau? What to do if a rule isn't clear? And many mo…
 
Suzanne joins us as we review Ohanami, Marvel United, Hierarchy, Micro City, Finished!, and Inhuman Conditions. Geoff talks about Markov Chains, we talk about dessert and games, skirmish games, and other questions. And finally, we end the show talking about games that defy "Vasel's Law" which states 'Every great game will eventually be reprinted'.…
 
This week we have Josh Cappel and Daryl Chow as our guest judging duo. In this episode Ric and Ryan do their best to pitch board games around the topic of puppets. Can Ric sing his way to victory with his classic movie throwback? Will Ryan’s game pitch ruin the idea of felt puppets for children around the globe? Josh and Daryl are the designers beh…
 
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