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 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

RDTN Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Hako Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

Time Segment
00:44 Intro
07:48 Hako Onna
16:55 Gates of Delirium
20:01 BooBQ Food
22:55 Revisit 183
28:05 Terra Mystica Expansion
36:00 Portal Games
38:03 Stronghold Undead
45:00 Mega Moose Con Retrospective
50:55 Miniature Market
52:15 Ankh’or
58:01 Warhammer Feast of Bones
01:21:40 Kapow Success Story
01:26:20 Outro
01:27:08 Broken Token

In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try.

We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for for a few years. More on that because Ignacy will be joining us on a later show to give us some more intelligent thoughts than what we can supply.

Adam comes back to the show to share his thoughts on Warhammer’s new Feast of Bones box. He and Marty go all miniature and give the details on what is included in this expansion and their thoughts on if you need to add this to your Warhammer collection.