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Heavy Cardboard Episode 41 - Lignum

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 41 - Lignum

Gut Holz! Lignum is the featured game of this episode. Does this game make the cut? Or, do we have an axe to grind? Ok, that's terrible, but our conversation about the game could interest you! We also talk about Bretagne and Signorie. We think you'll find our conclusions interesting! 0:23:34 - Bretagne 0:31:59 - Signorie 0:49:01 - Lignum

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 37 - All the games!

The main feature of episode 37 is, well, lots & lots of games. We've played a lot of games lately what with BGG CON and all. We'll cover all that and the super awesome Heavy Cardboard gathering at BGG CON. Along the way, Euro Crisis and 18MS are the subjects of our trailers. Did you go to BGG CON? Were you at the Heavy Cardboard gathering there? Share your heavy gaming experiences with us!

0:45:32 - Euro Crisis 0:54:50 - 18MS 1:03:59 - Featured Game: BGG CON 1:20:19 - Featured Game: Heavy Cardboard Gathering at BGG CON

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 34 - Late 2015 Preview

We hope you think this will be a fantastic episode. In addition to some preliminary chatter on the much anticipated Food Chain Magnate, we cover the Knizia classic Medici and get into the list of games we are anticipating for the rest of 2015. We talk about 25 games over 82 minutes! 0:20:51 - Food Chain Magnate 0:25:32 - Medici 0:38:20 - Concordia: Salsa 0:42:18 - Russian Railroads: German Railroads 0:47:16 - 1914 Germany at War 0:50:14 - Bretagne 0:52:39 - Burano 0:55:25 - Dilluvia Project 0:59:22 - Haithabu 1:04:58 - Haspelknect 1:08:36 - Imperious Milenarios 1:12:53 - Lignum 1:17:31 - Mega Civilization 1:22:35 - Mexica 1:25:07 - Mombasa 1:27:36 - Nippon 1:30:45 - Nord 1:33:55 - Pax Pamir 1:36:26 - Porta Nigra 1:38:25 - The Producers 1940 - 1944 1:41:48 - Royal Goods 1:44:42 - Ships 1:47:15 - Signorie 1:50:22 - Through the Ages 1:52:47 - Tin Goose 1:58:02 - Trickerion 2:00:44 - U.S. Civil War

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 33 - Masters of Venice

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 33 - Masters of Venice

Masters of Venice. A quirky, under-the-radar game that has an awful lot going for it & we dive deep into it during our featured review. We also give a couple of Martin Wallace titles a good look when we do an extended trailer on Tinner's Trail as well as touch on Liberte a bit. There's a little bit medium, a good bit of heavy, and a full heaping of quirky, so sit back & enjoy the listen! We would love to hear from y'all with your thoughts on the show and on the games discussed. We hope you enjoy the episode as much as we had recording it! 0:15:28 - Tinner's Trail 0:45:35 - Liberte 1:01:00 - Featured Game: Masters of Venice

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 26 - Uwe Rosenberg

Change of pace alert! Heavy Cardboard discusses Uwe Rosenberg. We end up talking about a lot of games of course! Also, we take some time and offer up an extended trailer for the brand new release, Kraftwagen, as well as a trailer for the excellent 3-player game, Maria. 0:20:06 - Kraftwagen 0:31:44 - Maria 0:43:28 - Feature: Uwe Rosenberg 1:29:58 - A mini-rant & some fun questions

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 25 - Container

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 25 - Container

The guys talk about Container. It's OOP and costly, but is it worth the money? They also touch on Merkator and London. HeavyCon 2015 is also a topic of discussion. Lastly, Ask the Elephant returns in this episode with great questions from the listener community. 0:14:45 - Merkator 0:23:51 - London 0:32:22 - Featured Game: Container

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 24 - Puerto Rico

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 24 - Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico. The boardgaming legend is the main topic of the Heavy Cardboard crew in this episode. If you've never played this classic, listen to this episode and decide if it is a title you should try. 0:14:45 - First Train to Nuremberg 0:23:51 - The Capitals 0:32:22 - Featured Game: Puerto Rico

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 23 - Ground Floor

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 23 - Ground Floor

In this episode we tackle Ground Floor by David Short, brought to us by Tasty Minstrel Games. We start on the ground floor and work our way up through the game and let you know what we think. We also cover Arboretum and 20th Century. 0:30:24 - Arboretum 0:37:47 - 20th Century 0:44:16 - Featured Game: Ground Floor 1:31:50 - Ask the Elephant

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 21 - Indonesia

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 21 - Indonesia

Indonesia. It evokes exotic imagery and adventure. A country with amazing attributes and contrasts. Splotter Spellen's heavy economic board game of the same name equally evokes exotic imagery and adventure and is a game of amazing attributes and contrasts. We have thoroughly enjoyed playing this game and are thrilled to review. Give the episode a listen and tell us what your thoughts are regarding the game. 0:12:56 - Florenza 0:23:00 - War of the Roses 0:31:18 - Featured Game: Indonesia 1:36:04 - Ask Heavy Cardboard

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 20 - Wir sind das Volk

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 20 - Wir sind das Volk

OK, in this episode we look at Wir sind das Volk the new Cold War themed game for two players. Since that game is not a very long game, we invested some time into a couple of other games that have been on our tables. Locomotive Werks is a game we have just begun to explore and we had some interesting conversation around our game tables regarding it, so we wanted to share some conversation with our listeners about this title.

Grand Cru is an economic game with a wine-making theme (always fun to have a glass or two when playing a wine-themed game) that we've played recently. There are some interesting things going on in this imperfect game - give a listen and let us know what you think!

0:12:59 - Locomotive Werks 0:32:03 - Grand Cru 0:46:56 - Featured Game: Wir sind das Volk 1:26:36 - Ask Heavy Cardboard

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 19 - Automobile

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 19 - Automobile

Martin Wallace's Automobile is the guest in this episode. This is an extremely interesting game - give a listen to see if you agree with our thoughts. We also kick into the first "Ask Heavy Cardboard" segment too - so, thanks everyone for the questions! 0:24:17 - In the Shadow of the Emperor 0:29:30 - Castles of Burgundy 0:34:53 - Featured Game: Automobile 1:18:07 - Ask Heavy Cardboard

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 18 - Agricola

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 18 - Agricola

The classic, the monster hit Agricola is our featured game in this episode. We also touch on Forged in Steel and re-rate - using our new 1 to 6 scale - the games from our earlier episodes. Also, you guys should help me get Edward to play Lancaster. I know he'll like it! 0:23:45 - Forged in Steel 0:28:43 - Lancaster 0:37:29 - Dominant Species 0:46:10 - Featured Game: Agricola 1:30:56 - New 1 to 6 scale ratings for games we've previously reviewed

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 17 - ZhanGuo

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 17 - ZhanGuo

Wow! This episode is loaded. We talk about Cargotrain, AquaSphere, Antiquity and we feature ZhanGuo. We also discuss our top 10 games that were new to us in 2014 but were NOT reviewed by us on the show. We hope you enjoy the show! 0:20:07 - Cargotrain 0:25:45 - AquaSphere 0:31:23 - Antiquity 0:34:44 - Featured Game: ZhanGuo 1:39:28 - Top 10 New-to-Us games in 2014 that we didn't review in 2014

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 15 - Arkwright

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 15 - Arkwright

To ring in the new year, we bring our faithful listeners a tab bit of extra content in this episode! In addition to our normal routine, we have an extra review for you all. 2015's Spirits of the Rice Paddy! Also, Edward muses about dexterity games. We also touch on Colonialism and dive deep into Arkwright! We hope you enjoy the episode. 0:16:14 - Spirits of the Rice Paddy 0:31:34 - Dexterity Games 0:39:54 - Colonialism 0:43:07 - Featured Game: Arkwright

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 14 - Kanban: Automotive Revolution

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 14 - Kanban: Automotive Revolution

Vital Lacerda's 'Kanban: Automotive Revolution'. That's the game review of this episode. Listen to our thoughts on this heavy weight. Additionally, instead of covering a couple of side games, we list out some of the games we're hoping show up in 2015...hey, 2015 is just around the corner! 0:21:57 - Games for 2015 0:48:33 - Featured Game: Kanban: Automotive Revolution

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 11 - Brass

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 11 - Brass

Where there's muck there's brass...and there's both muck and brass to be found in Martin Wallace's classic game Brass. The guys discuss this game, one of the euros rated heaviest (3.9) on BGG. And, we've been playing games such as Clinic, Rococo, Thunder Alley, Biblios and Strasbourg. Speaking of playing, this episode has us doing a little role playing and word association.

0:16:11 - Ad Astra 0:26:44 - Dominant Species 0:35:04 - Featured Game: Brass

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Three Kingdoms Redux - Unboxing Video

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Three Kingdoms Redux - Unboxing Video

Starting player over night shipped us an advance copy directly from Panda of their new game, Three Kingdoms Redux!

We're big fans of the subject matter - Tony even has 28MM Ancient Chinese miniature armies for period wargames! we're just reading the rules and learning the game now but it seems to be "Heavy Cardboard", the box weighs a ton and the game has some intriguing complexity and mechanics. We're very excited to get this begin to get this title to the table this week and feature it in Episode 12!

Read about Three Kingdoms Redux on the Starting Player website. You can get a primer on the history of the Three Kingdoms period at this link.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 6 - Master of Economy

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 6 - Master of Economy

Tony and Edward get back to the format: heavy game reviews. In this episode we discuss Master of Economy. Wow, we really have a fun and lively discussion on this game, we hope you listen and chime in with your thoughts! Have you played Master of Economy? We also talk about our recent purchases and plays and talk about a couple of terrific games to highlight. Lastly we throw out some nominees for our Heavy Game Award and wrap up with some word association!

0:20:30 - Impulse 0:14:13 - Kaigan 0:32:39 - Featured Game: Master of Economy

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