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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Doom Machine

Join Hristo as he plays Doom Machine – the newest Kickstarter board game by Nathan Meunier!

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Episode 41: What We Look For in a Game Store

In Episode 41 of Cards and Cubes, our games played include Sierra West, Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road, Curious Cargo, and a few solo gaming experiences. Our topic of discussion this week is “What We Look For in a Game Store.” Games on the horizon include Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector’s Edition, […]