Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 51: 3 Kinds of Games to Play at a Game Convention

In Episode 51 of Cards and Cubes, we have a short intro about themes which affect our interest in games. We go on to games played, which this week include Alchemists, Massive Darkness, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game, and Space Gate Odyssey. Our topic this week is “3 Kinds of Games to Play at […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 50: Hidden Information in Tabletop Games

In Episode 50 of Cards and Cubes, our games played over the last couple of weeks are Nippon, Unlock!: Mythic Adventures, The Prodigals Club with Last Will, and Cubitos. As prompted by some recent experiences playing on Board Game Arena and its dynamic scoring, our topic today is Hidden Information in Tabletop Games. Our Games […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 49: Fragility in Tabletop Games

In Episode 49 of Cards and Cubes, we have a short intro about the Battlestar Galactica board game reimplementation called “Unfathomable.” We go into Games Played including CloudAge, The Search for Planet X, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Gentes, and Hallertau. Our topic for this episode is Fragility in Tabletop Games. We discuss […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 48: TrevCON 2021

In Episode 48 of Cards and Cubes, we have a brief discussion about Terra Mystica and other board game tournaments. Then, the we go through a lengthy list of games from “TrevCON 2021” – a made-up “convention” of us playing games more frequently than usual, mostly at Trevor’s house. Games mentioned include Gods Love Dinosaurs, […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 47: Tabletop Game Awards

In Episode 47, we begin with a short discussion about game scarcity and out of print issues. We follow with our games played section which includes Chinatown, Genoa, Eschaton, Oriflamme, CuBirds, Codex Naturalis, Jekyll vs. Hyde, and Tybor the Builder. Our combined topic and news item for the day is Tabletop Game Awards, and in […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 46: 3 Good Cooperative Games

In Episode 46, we start off talking about our section name change from “Top” to “Good” games. We then discuss playing games with themes which overlap with our professional careers. Games played in this episode include a lengthy discussion about the Maracaibo campaign we recently finished, Sluff Off!, Venice, and Star Wars: Unlock! . We […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 45: Digital Implementations of Tabletop Games

In Episode 45 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about Anachrony, Exit and Unlock games, Mercado de Lisboa, as well as some area control games we played over a weekend recently including The Expanse: Doors and Corners, A War of Whispers, and Inis. Our topic this week is “Digital Implementations of Tabletop Games” where we […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 44: Teaching Board Games

In Episode 44 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about our continuing trend of playing trick-taking games like The Bottle Imp and Indulgence. Then we discuss Ginkgopolis and Suburbia. Our topic today is “Teaching Board Games” where we examine our personal early experiences, learnings, recommendations, and differing teaching styles when explaining board games. Games on […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 43: What’s in a Game

In Episode 43 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about some games we’ve played recently, including L.L.A.M.A., Dune: Imperium, Pixie Queen, Bloodborne: The Board Game, and Steampunk Rally Fusion. Our discussion today is what’s in a game – in other words, what we feel qualifies as a game, and we go into a recent case […]

Categories
Podcast Episodes

Episode 42: Keep or Cull

In Episode 42 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about our experience playing the card games Custom Heroes and Trickster: Champions of Time. Then we go into a discussion about Tyrants of the Underdark, Dice Town, and some comments about our first steps into Etherfields. Our topic today is “Keep or Cull” – a discussion […]