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

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

RDTN Episode 53 – Running on Empty: Chit Chat with Rhi and Suz, Sheriff of Nottingham, Seafall, Bottom of the Ninth, and Specter Ops

For this episode, Suzanne and Rhiannon come back to the table for some Chit Chat and we talk about the happenings at BGG Con. I am sure you are tired of hearing about it and understand because that is how I felt about Gen Con, but I will go on record as saying this has been my favorite of all the big Cons that I have attended. I saved up my allowance to go and glad I did and I am already looking at next year if I can swing it. We got to play tons of games, met amazing people, and never felt rushed at the show. The only thing is to make sure you go with a buddy or know some people going because I can see where it might be daunting to go by yourself. Either way, plan on attending at least once, I am glad I did and I was very apprehensive before we left.

If you are interested in taking the survey, click here

Segment Time
Intro 00:00
Sheriff of Nottingham 5:00
Chit Chat 7:30
Demo of Seafall 39:30
Demo of Bottom of the Ninth 46:00
Demo of New Bedford 52:00
Demo of Specter Ops 57:45
Demo of Shadowrun: Hostile Takeover 1:00:45
Demo of Castle Assault 1:02:00
Outro 1:03:00