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:
“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%
,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%
,RSS Subscription,21.88%
,BoardGameGeek Forums,20.00%
,Visiting the RDTN website,15.00%
Have you ever watched our youTube videos?,Yes,39.38%
,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%
,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%
,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