June 4th - Boardgaming Through the Ages

by Chad, Adam, Ryan
in podcasts

Hold our hand as Adam, Ryan and Chad escourt you thought the last few epochs from boardgaming history; Pre-Catan (before 1995), the European Invasion (1995 - 2005), and the Thematic Renessance (2005 - 2012). Chad also practices some real-life pandemic while trying describe Ethnos and Adam celebrates his recent playing of Between Two Cities

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be June 18th at 8 PM CST.

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Chad, Adam and Ryan discuss the successes and failures of storytelling in board games, and feature Battlestar Galactica - I’m pretty sure Adam’s the cylon. Ryan also delivers his diatribe against modern euro board game design and Great Western Trail in particular.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be June 4th at 8 PM CST.

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I played the original version of The Captain Is Dead in a bar once, and I’m not sure if it was the poor lighting, the beer, or the general company but I faintly recalled having a good time with it. When I saw a copy of Episode III pop up on a local used site, I jumped at the chance to have my own copy. Unfortunately, just like the bright lights at closing time, after a closer look things weren’t exactly what they seemed.

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Ryan talks to himself for a few minutes and then Chad joins him to chat about clever board game components and what they add to the tabletop experience. We also go back in time to two weeks ago when we played Anachrony, and discuss how Bret Hart almost threw a chair at Chad.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be May 21st at 8 PM CST.

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For those of us on the “collector’s” side of the board gaming hobby, a question that always comes up is how one curates their collection - what process do we use to decide which games to purchase, keep, or remove from those overloaded shelves in our homes? Everyone’s got their own secret formula, but here’s a few things to consider.

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Adam, Ryan, and Chad discuss how technology has enhanced and improved board games in the last few years. We also discuss this episode’s feature game Mage Knight, and chat about Vast: The Crystal Caverns and Terraforming Mars.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be May 7th at 8 PM CST.

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Inspired by Epic Gaming Night’s tweet asking “What’s your favorite small box game?”, we decided to put together a quick list of our favorites! Small box games can be defined as board games that fit into a smaller-than-average box and usually slide in at a lower price point than most games. They tend to be lower-complexity games that don’t take a lot of table space (although not always!) and are generally good as “fillers” (games to play before/after larger games), gateway games, or ice breakers.

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Chad, Adam and Ryan drop their meeples on the Worker Placement genre, mispronounce Agricola, and discuss how badly Ryan destroyed them at El Grande. Also a shout out to Millennium Blades, Argent: The Consortium, and Clank!

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be April 23rd at 8 PM CST.

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Of Dice and Men

Adam, Chad and Ryan host Of Dice & Men, a talk radio show on board games. New episodes every 2nd Sunday from 8PM-9PM on 91.3 FM, CJTR, Regina Community Radio.


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Regina, SK