Category Archives: Chit Chat

RDTN Episode 85: Golden Years – Chit Chat, Pandemic Cthulhu, Seafall, Portal Announcements, and Other Stuff

RDTK PROMO-01We have returned from the awards and we spend our time catching up on all the news. Big announcements from Portal, Z-man, Plaid Hat, and tons of other publishers. They are beginning to release their plans for 2016 and this is just the start. So with all this news coming out, we ask the question during the Chit Chat segment on are we becoming board game overloaded? Think about it for a second. Wasn’t it just last week when we received news from Essen about all those new releases? So maybe it was much longer ago, but it just doesn’t seem that long ago.

Suzanne also tells us about her new job over at the Board Game Breakfast. She is now the face for Kickstarter campaigns if you hadn’t heard. She tells us about the workings behind that segment and more importantly, she gives us a glimpse ks_suzanneinto how an item gets on her radar. Following that riveting discussion, we discuss a topic submitted by a listener on if games were to be equated to say a fancy dinner, fast food dinner, and a home cooked meal, which games would go into those categories. Please, by all means, tell us which games would fill those spots for you.

We also do an overview of the Kickstarter Escape Room in a Box that is currently active. We were surprised by this demo. Yes, the skepticism was high and we were caught off guard when we played it because this could be something very fascinating at your next party. It isn’t the same as going to an Escape Room, but it is a lot cheaper.

The last thing is the link to our announcement of the Podpledge page. Also if you want to just get the shirt, head over to Analog Gamer.

Segment Time
Intro 0:45
Portal Announcements 8:40
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 14:15
Plaid Hat Announcements 16:20
Cool Mini or Not Announcement 19:45
Marvel Universe Mini Game 21:00
Chit Chat 28:15
Kickstarter BGB Segment 29:45
Baseball 2045 App 45:00
Board Game Overwhelmed 48:30
What game is this meal 1:02:30
Squirrel – Meeple Source KS 1:07:45
What game is this meal – cont 1:09:00
Werewolf Experiment Kickstarter 1:17:25
Megamoosecon – a local CLT Con 1:21:45
Shush Con 1:24:25
Podpledge Announcement and new Shirts 1:25:30
And the Guild speaks 1:31:35

RDTN Episode 75 – Feel Like a Number: Codenames, The Grizzled, Mafia de Cuba, New Salem, and Chit Chat

The ladies are back for another episode of Chit Chat. We continue our relationship discussions about games, but this time, it is all about your worse experience with a blind suzcroppeddate. You know, your friends set you up to play this great game only to have one of your worse experiences in gaming. Either the chemistry wasn’t right or it wasn’t something you would enjoy. The ladies will also share with you a couple of games that they played recently that might deserve your attention.

We also talked about some quick filler games we played. Everyone is talking about Codenames and The Grizzled and we share our opinions of the game. One that you might not heard about is Mafia de Cuba and there are some differing opinions about the game between Marty and I. Nothing earth shattering, but it just shows our difference in opinion of these type of deduction games. Marty also talked about New Salem that I didn’t get to play and after listening to him talk about, kind of glad I missed that one.

If you are so inclined, be sure to check out Rodney Smith’s fundraiser.

Segment Time
CSI Contest 1:15
The Grizzled 5:00
New Salem 11:30
Codenames 15:30
Mafia de Cuba 20:45
Chit Chat 26:15
Rhi's take on The Grizzled 28:00
Suz's talks Trickster 33:30
The Blind Date Board Game 39:15
Outro 1:03:00
Side Quest 01:04:00
Future Shows 01:06:00

RDTN Episode 71 – Still the One: Stockpile Review, Forbidden Stars Impression, Chit Chat: Game to Settle Down With

iheartboardgames Suzanne and Rhiannon are back and we discuss a topic suggested by a BGG RDTN Guild member on what game we think is our soulmate. That is right, is there a board game out there that would be one that you could settle down with and thus live out your life just playing that game. Now in real life we know that there will never just be one game for us to play, but it was a fun debate among the four of us.

Marty and I review a game he got at Origins called Stockpile. I must say that I was very surprised by this game and was initially concerned that it might be a tad boring because economic games are that to me. But what a breath of fresh air and iheartgamesone game I will pick up for myself instead of trying to borrow Marty’s copy all the time.

We also give our initial impression of Fantasy Flight’s Forbidden Stars that we have been chomping at the bit to play. This one is going to take another few plays to get a full feel for the game, but initial impression is it worth the time investment to discover if you might like it or not.

We also want to thank our newest sponsor Portal Games and for those heading to Gen Con, be sure to visit their Store and place your order for delivery at the show.

Segment Time
Intro 00:30
Tony who? 4:30
Forbidden Stars 6:00
Stockpile 14:00
Chit Chat 27:15
Dice Tower Con 28:30
Geekway to the West 32:30
General Con Thoughts 37:30
The Gauntlet is thrown: Neuroshima Hex 44:00
The Game You would Marry 48:30
Battle of the Board Game Networks 1:10:00
Gen Cant 2015 01:15:00
Portal Announcement 1:25:45
Marty's Gen Con Events 1:27:15
The Broken Token Special Offer @ Gen Con 1:29:15
Outro 1:32:15

And here is the Battle of the Board Game Networks Video.