In this Podblast, Amanda takes a look back at the game releases from 2014 to give what her Golden Elephant List would have been had she been a host of the show at that time!
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In this Podblast, Edward & Amanda give their initial thoughts after some early plays of Tin Goose!
Join us this episode as we dig deep and hope to strike it rich with our review of RASS Games' 2013 release, Wildcatters.
We also include trailer reviews for Haspelknecht and 18Dixie.
In this Podblast, Amanda takes a look back at the game releases from 2013 to give what her Golden Elephant List would have been if she was on the show!
In this Podblast, we announce our top 4 games of 2015 and the winner of the Heavy Cardboard Golden Elephant Award for the Best Heavy Board Game of 2015!!
Join us this episode as we explore the 2008 K & K game Cavum. Is the game an overlooked gem or is it just a 'fugazi'? You'll have to listen to find out!
We also discuss 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and West of Africa.
This episode is all about the Cult of the Old! We break down Splotter Spellen's Antiquity, as well as Hansa and Metropolys. Don't forget to join us in the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!
A quick request/reminder that this is the first episode post-Tony, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback!
0:23:32 - Hansa 0:32:36 - Metropolys 0:41:06 - Antiquity 1:15:40 - Questions from the guild
In this episode, we delve deep into the masterpiece that is Age of Steam. We talk about why we love it, highlight some maps that we love...and, sadly, say goodbye to Tony. Don't forget to join us in the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!
0:33:27 - Age of Steam primer 0:36:30 - We dissect Age of Steam, what we like and don't 1:20:33 - Amanda's highlight map - 1830's Pennsylvania 1:23:45 - Tony's highlight map - Montreal Metro 1:26:39 - Edward's highlight maps - Soul Train and The Moon 1:30:30 - Summaries 1:38:34 - Tony's farewell
This episode is wall-to-wall discussion about AUCTIONS...and it's a big'un, so tuck in everyone! Not to mention, we also have a wide-ranging discussion with highly-regarded designer, Vital Lacerda. You know, the man behind such fantastic designs as Vinhos, Kanban, and the Gallerist! Don't forget to join us in the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!
0:33:19 - Vital Lacerda interview 1:18:19 - All you can eat Auctions!
A brief announcement! We have created our Patreon page and wanted to mention it to y'all.
We have lots of content in this episode and a couple of announcements. We have three(!) game trailers (1849, Castles of Burgundy, & Quebec) in addition to the main feature: Troyes! Sit back, put your headphones in and enjoy yourself! Don't forget to join us in the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!
0:36:57 - 1849 0:41:38 - Castles of Burgundy 0:51:46 - Quebec 1:00:10 - Troyes
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
Portugal figures heavily (pun intended) into episode 40 as we discuss both The Gallerist and Nippon - both games sprang from the creative minds of Portugal's brightest designers! In between, we go into space and talk about Roll for the Galaxy, the dice engine game that is Race for the Galaxy's younger cousin. Lots of questions from the Heavy Cardboard Guild made their way into this episode too! Join us in the guild for discussions on this episode and heavy gaming in general!
0:26:17 - The Gallerist 0:39:03 - Roll for the Galaxy 0:48:59 - Featured Game: Nippon
Lists. They inspire reflection, emotion, balance and - most importantly - they inspire conversation! Edward and Tony present their top 50 favorite games of right now! We had two caveats when we compiled our lists: (1) no filler games and (2) the games could be of any weight class. We also share the results of the poll of our listeners for their top 10 games.
0:24:41 - 21 thru 50 1:13:13 - 11 thru 20 1:27:53 - 1 thru 10
A quick Christmas Eve podblast from your friends at Heavy Cardboard! What's a podblast? A short and sweet conversational topic. A "blast" of fun. In this podblast, we present our lists of the top 5 games that were new to us in 2015. Two caveats: (1) we consider nothing released in 2015 for this list and (2) no filler games in the list. Also, we have a second list in this podblast. A list of games that were new to us in 2015 but were disappointments. This one can (and does) include games from 2015 (still, no filler games in this list either).
This was fun, hope y'all enjoy it! - Listen up, it's just under 20 minutes, and tell us your lists!
Alexander Pfister is on a roll and Heavy Cardboard is reviewing his heaviest work, Mombasa. It's a game that has some very unique mechanics: an interesting take on stock ownership and hand management. Listen to the episode and our take on the game. 0:20:28 - Alhambra 0:31:08 - Operation Maccabee 0:38:03 - Mombasa
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
Neue Heimat. Gesundheit! This wicked little auction game is the primary topic of discussion. We love auction games here at Heavy Cardboard, and if you do too, check this one out. Also, we talk a little about Ships, the new Martin Wallace release. Macao, and older Feld design is yet another topic of discussion. Sound quality comes and goes during parts of the first half of this episode as we had some technical issues when recording - however we sorted it out and the rest of the episode is good. Sorry about that!
0:28:43 - Ships 0:37:29 - Macao 0:46:10 - Featured Game: Neue Heimat
Food Chain Magnate. Joris and Jeroen talked about it during our interview. We got hyped up for the game. Finally, it arrived. Finally, we played it. Did it live up to the hype? Give a listen and find out. Also, we have a series of short discussions on the Essen games we have had a chance to play so far. Honestly, it's been a mixed bag, but that's to be expected. What do you guys think? What Essen games have you played?
0:18:18 - Ships 0:20:19 - Mombasa 0:28:47 - The Royal Goods 0:34:19 - My Village 0:37:10 - SteamRollers 0:40:22 - Pi mal Pflaumen 0:44:20 - Dilluvia Project 0:46:55 - Antarctica 0:50:50 - Burano 0:53:51 - Food Chain Magnate