All posts by Tony McRee

I have been playing board games for as long as I can remember. When the summer heat in North Carolina was too much to be outside, we would retreat to playing games inside. My favorite game was Stratego but always loved the new, especially when things went electronic with Stop Thief. Even in later years, games would continue to be a major part of my life, none more that APBA Pro Baseball. Outside of gaming, I enjoy playing all sports but the current favorite is disc golf. There are some incredible courses in the area and a ever growing disc golf community keeps them in great shape. Whenever time permits, I will break out a game and play with family and friends and I get great enjoyment out of teaching new games to others though I don't do it worth squat. My favorite types of games are those that promote a fairly fast style of play and can be done in under two hours. My least favorite games are those that promote analysis paralysis by the players or promote large amounts of downtime waiting on other players. I am currently co-hosting a podcast at http://rolldicetakenames.blogspot.com

RDTN Episode 189:Return to The Dark Tower, Irish Gauge, Little Devils, Letter Press, Town Builder: Coevorden

ime Segment
01:02 Intro
05:38 Irish Gauge
09:18 Little Devils
11:25 Letterpress
15:32 Town Builder: Coevorden
20:47 Moisturize
22:43 CBD
23:51 The Broken Token
24:40 Restoration Games
26:23 Cooking with Rob
29:12 We are getting older
32:00 Return to Dark Tower
1:08:50 Dark Tower Testing
1:10:42 When does it come out – Thursday
1:13:24 What’s in the package
1:23:10 Restoration 2020 Plans
1:29:39 SNL Knowledge leaks out
1:31:16 Lawn Mowers of 2020
1:41:03 Portal Games
1:42:14 Outro
1:44:43 Dungeon Party: Forbidden Games
1:51:04 Miniature Market

We are starting of the year strong because, Rob and Justin have returned to the show and they are telling us all about Return to Dark Tower. We got the lowdown on how to play, what it took to get the Tower running, and the support behind the game. Once we got that out of the way, we talked about Restoration Games’ plans for 2020 and how they plan to expand their current lineup.

But what would a board game podcast be without talking board games. We discuss games that are coming out in 2020 and games that have been out for a long time. One game, Irish Gauge is currently not available at Capstone to order, but be watching for it at your local game store. More importantly, they will be releasing a Kickstarter for the second game in the series soon.

RDTN Episode 188: Cities Skylines, The City, Fire!, Flying Squirrels

Time Segment
01:02 Intro
01:44 House Update
05:34 Finger Update
13:00 Contest Update
17:15 Wits & Wagers: Party Edition
20:45 The Count Lawnmower Issues
21:20 RTDN: The Hallmark Movies of Boardgame Podcasts
25:24 5 Minute Initiative: Fire!
31:05 Miniature Market
32:23 The City
36:38 Flying Squirrels
37:25 He said what?
39:20 Barkam Horror The Card Game
41:37 Cubicle 7 lost LOTR
43:43 Summer Trailers are coming out
46:05 Is 8 too many players
48:00 Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion Demo
49:58 Booth or Table?
52:31 The Broken Token
53:24 Cities Skylines
1:05:05 Quiver’s newest storage solution
1:10:55 BGG Support Drive
1:12:33 Outro
1:15:55 Portal Games

We got a fairly light show this time. Between broken fingers, house repairs, holidays, we haven’t had the time to sit down and get in some heavy gaming. But never fear, the banter is always here. Thanks to everyone who answered the survey and if you were lucky enough to win something, we will be contacting you in the coming weeks.

We did get to play The City from Tom Lehman and enjoyed the simplicity of the game. Sometimes you just need something that takes less than 30 minutes to play and this game does it.

Adam comes back on the show and helps Marty talk about Cities: Skylines and how it compares to the video game. So if you play the video game, maybe Adam can convince you you need the board game as well.

Finally, Marty goes solo and discusses a Stronghold game called Fire! This game is another quick to play and might be a time killer you need while waiting on a friend to show up and get your game night started.

Thanks for listening and please be sure and consider supporting BGG.

RDTN Episode 186: Stronghold Undead with special guest, Ignacy Trzewiczek

00:37                    Intro
01:55                    World Cup
03:55                    Volleyball
05:55                    Essen – Two Days is not enough
09:57                    Pret-a-Porter
14:14                    Empires of the North
17:46                    Magic Turing Machine
23:31                    The Magic behind designing a game
25:06                    Miniature Market
25:39                    Stronghold Undead
57:17                    The Broken Token
58:00                    Terra Mystica Correction from Episode 184
59:40                    Detective Plans
1:04:00                Portal Games Plans for 2020
1:12:18                Portal GamesProfessional Commercial

We are joined once again by Ignacy. You would think he would have gotten wise after all these years, but nope, he keeps coming back. This time, he talks to us about a game we have been waiting on for years – Stronghold Undead. It is no exaggeration, we have been waiting for years. Good news, the game is funded, so our wait is almost over. It will still be 2020 before we see it. This is also a very short KS and will be over 11/25/2019, so don’t delay if you are interested in backing it.

Ignacy gives advice on how to not loose so badly in Pret-a-Porter to help us in our next game. He then spoils a new faction for Empires of the North where it is about giving stuff to other players only to reap the benefits for yourself. Ignacy states this is going to be a tough but challenging faction to play and we are looking forward to it.

Thank you for listening and in the next episode, we hear about Marty’s adventurers at BGG Con