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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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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, […]

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Episode 40: Board Game Streamlining

In Episode 40 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about games we’ve recently played including Carnegie, Glasgow, and Treasure Hunter. Then we have a discussion about board game streamlining prompted by Pingyao: First Chinese Banks, mentioning a variety of Vital Lacerda games, CGE games, and others. Highlights include simplicity vs streamlining, thematic integration, flow, smaller […]

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Episode 39: The Evolution of Deck Building in Board Games

In Episode 39 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about some recent experiences in the board game online world, and then go into some games we’ve played like Village Green, My Village, Targi, 7 Wonders Duel: Agora, and Fast Sloths. Then, we have an extensive discussion about the evolution of deck building in board games […]

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Episode 38: Poorly Described Games

In Episode 38 of Cards And Cubes, we talk about some games we’ve played, like Praga Caput Regni, Bonfire, and Glenn’s Gallery. Then we mention some upcoming games, a couple of which we have already partially previewed – Darwin’s Journey, CloudAge, and Kanban EV. We then go onto a particularly difficult section of poorly described […]

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Episode 16: Board Game Meetups

In this episode of Cards and Cubes we discuss board game meetups. How do you find people to play with? How do meetups happen? We will also talk about our top three two-player games. Listen to Episode 16: Board Game Meetups byCards And Cubes on hearthis.at 0:00 – Intro First Impressions1:29 – The King’s Dilemma […]

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Episode 15: Randomness

In this episode of Cards and Cubes we are talking all things randomness. What makes randomness enjoyable in games? What are our top three games that involve randomness? Listen to Episode 15: Randomness byCards And Cubes on hearthis.at 0:00 – Intro Games Played2:32 – Brandon: Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico – The Card Game6:53 […]

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Episode 14: Space Games

In this episode of Cards And Cubes we talk about our top three games that take place in space. Before that, however, we discuss rulebooks. What makes them good? Bad? Easy to follow? Listen to Episode 14: Space Games byCards And Cubes on hearthis.at 0:00 – Intro 1:06 – Sleep, Board Gaming, and Pillows. Games […]

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Episode 13: Games We Have Played Too Much

In this episode we talk about games we have played over the past two weeks. We discuss games that we are looking forward to. Then we get into round two of board game etiquette. Finally, we cap the episode off by talking about our top three games that we have played too much.