Win Geek Out or Draco Magi

We are currently running two contests for some great games. First is Geek Out from Playroom Entertainment. A party game for geeks of all types that was featured on Tabletop.

The next is Draco Magi from Robert Burke Games. We’ll be giving away a copy of the game plus a play mat and two dragon posters

To enter fill out a simple survey.

Answer a question from Geek Out.

Name you favorite dragon.

Winners will be randomly drawn and the contest ends February 8th at midnight EST.

Good luck!

RDTN Episode 57 – Gimmie Some Slack: Chit Chat, AquaSphere, Defenders of the Realm, and SCARAB Convention

In this episode, Marty tells us about the new Feld game AquaSphere that he just received from TMG which he backed via Kickstarter. I compare Defenders of the Realm which I traded Robinson Crusoe for at BGG Con to Pandemic and determine if it was a good trade or not. Suzanne Sheldon and Rhiannon Ochs join us again for another Chit Chat session where we just catch up since we haven’t talked in a bit and discuss what is going on in their Internet life. Matter of fact, Rhi drops a sort of bomb on us on the changes happening over at Spooning Meeples. We explore the new RDTN grading scale for gamRO Scalees, inspired by Rhi thus named accordingly as the RO Scale. It is real simple because that is all Marty and I can handle:

  • It’s a Game
  • It’s a Good Game
  • It’s a Great Game
  • It’s a Game I’ll Buy

Don’t forget to check out the newest addition to the board game table builders at BoardGameTables. One last thing, the Draco Magi Contest prizes were stated incorrectly in the show, but this is actually an upgrade. We are giving away a copy of the game, a mat, and 2 posters. To participate, go to the this page.

Segment Time
Start it off 00:40
Tony Rant 2:10
What are the wife's up to 5:00
SCARAB Convention Gaming 8:30
AquaSphere 10:00
Defenders of the Realm 20:00
Chit Chat 25:00
RO Scale 35:00
Bunch of generic game talk 48:00
Suz's new possible segment 1:04:00
Outro 1:10:00
Kickstarter Plugs – Stronghold & AEG 1:12:00
Two Contests this month 1:22:00

RDTN Episode 56 – Reminiscing: Tiny Epic Galaxies, 2014 Look Back, Game of Thrones, and Camel Up

Not sure how many of you use BGG to record your plays, but at the start of the year, we decided to try and record our game plays as best we could for 2014. It just surprises me that even after feeling like I played a bunch of games this year, my stats are not as high as I thought they would be. I also didn’t realize just how many are the same ones we play again and again. It goes to show you, you play only what your group is comfortable playing.

Marty and I then ask what is a good gateway game that came out in 2014 to handle the issue above and we couldn’t come up with one. Can you think of a gateway game of 2014? Let us know via BGG, Twitter, Facebook, or here. Love to hear your opinion.pic2349732

Marty then sits down for a one on one interview with me about the new Kickstarter from Gamelyn Games – Tiny Epic Galaxies. It is funded, blowing past goals, and Marty likes it. I think he has funded all the Gamelyn Games and this is no exception. Enjoy the show.

Segment Time
Intro into the show 1:00
Game of Thrones Board Game 7:45
Camel Up 15:25
2014 Highlights 21:50
What was a good gateway game of 2014? 35:20
Tiny Epic Galaxies 45:50
Outro 1:04:45

Our stats for 2014

Game Plays in Month Marty Tony
December 11 28
November 43 30
October 22 5
September 13 3
August 13 19
July 47 8
June 22 19
May 25 10
April 16 12
March 18 10
February 15 7
January 20 9
Total 265 160

RDTN: Tiny Epic Galaxies Preview

The new game, Tiny Epic Galaxies, from designer Scott Almes and publisher Gamelyn Games is the latest game in the Tiny Epic series. This is sci-fi themed gamed where your goal is to gather resources, colonize planets and gain victory points in order to achieve victory.


The following is a preview of the game based on a prototype version we received from Gamelyn Games.

The Kickstarter begins on January 8th, 2015.

RDTN Episode 55 – The Mob Rules: Imperial Settlers and Survey Results

cutmypicFor our last podcast of the year, Marty and I discuss Imperial Settlers at length. We talk about our likes and dislikes and Marty gives you a quick run-through of the game. Okay, maybe not so quick, but sometimes it is hard not to go into some detail as you discuss the likes and dislikes.

We also go over our survey results for 2014 and want to thank you so much for participating. If you were a winner, you will receive an email from us requesting your mailing address and permission to release your name. We will see you 2015!




Segment Time
Intro 00:00
Imperial Settlers 15:35
Survey Results 34:35
Outro 59:50

Survey Results:

Question Answer Results
We try and keep the show under 1:30 hours, is this time Too Short 8.13%
About Right 77.50%
Too Long 14.38%
Did you participate in a contest that we hosted this year? Yes 19.38%
No 65.63%
There where contests… 15.00%
We try and limit the number of guests to three a quarter, is that: Too few 15.63%
About Right 79.38%
Too many 5.00%
How do you find out that we released a new show? Twitter 27.50%
Facebook 12.50%
RSS Subscription 21.88%
iTunes 33.13%
BoardGameGeek Forums 20.00%
Visiting the RDTN website 15.00%
Have you ever watched our youTube videos? Yes 39.38%
No 32.50%
Seen a few 28.75%
What is the most important aspect of a review of a board game? How it is played 48.13%
What is liked about the game 73.75%
What is disliked about the game 60.00%
Quality of the components 16.25%
That it is not a demo copy 3.75%
Do you play PC/Console/Tablet board games? Yes 81.25%
No 8.75%
Not yet but thinking about it 5.63%
I did but stopped 5.00%
What system do you play games on? PC 51.88%
Xbox System 31.88%
Playstation 31.25%
Nintendo Console 19.38%
Nintendo DS 16.88%
Don't play video games 26.25%

RDTN Episode 54 – Happy Anniversary: For Sale, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Greg Spence from The Broken Token

Let me start off by apologizing for the mic issue we had with Greg Spence. Marty and I could hear some of the popping while we were recording, but thought it might be just from the brokentoken transmission and not on his end. So, you will hear an occasional pop when he talks. But don’t let the discourage you from listening because some great information from Greg. We have a couple of exclusive announcements during the interview plus just how Greg got started with his business. We also talk about For Sale, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, and a Tony Tantrum.

Segment Time
For Sale 06:00
Castles of Mad King Ludwig 07:45
Tony's Tantrum 14:15
Greg Spence from The Broken Token 20:30
The Employees 32:30
Sony Online Entertainment – WHAT!!! 34:30
How do you determine what to design 38:15
What is most popular 41:00
Exclusive #1 50:15
Major Announcement 1:03:00
Rank'em 1:11:00
Outro 1:22:30

Win Games By Taking Our Year 2 Survey

As our second anniversary rolls around, we’d like to get a finger on the pulse of how we are doing. What works? What doesn’t? Is there any feedback anyone would like to give? How can I get a Moon Pie?

As such we’ve put together a quick 10 question survey that we’d love for people to take.

“But, what’s in it for me?” 

Ah, so you want incentive. How about the chance to win a copy of Sheriff of Nottingham, or Tiny Epic Kingdoms or Battle for Souls?

Just complete the survey, include your email address at the end and you’ll be entered to a drawing to win. Survey will close Sunday December 21st, 2014.

Note: Games can only be shipped within the US. Sorry :-(


Here’s the link for the survey and thanks!! Don’t be alarmed by the Part 2, we filled up our allocation of survey responses in the “free” zone, so we had to do a duplicate.

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