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Episode 6 – Catan: Why you can’t burn your neighbors city

Episode 6 is out for debate. We were lucky enough to have Todd join us for this episode in which we discuss Eurogames vs Ameritrash. To help people have some idea what we are talking about, here are the definitions as found on BoardGameGeek:

Ameritrash n. A catchphrase for “American style boardgames”. In general, this means games that emphasize a highly developed theme, player to player conflict, and usually feature a moderate to high level of luck. Examples of classic Ameritrash games include Axis & AlliesDuneCosmic EncounterTalisman, and Twilight Imperium. See the Ameritrash page for more information

Euro / Eurogame n. synonym for German game. This term emphasizes the more frequent publication of German-style games in other countries in Europe.

Ok, that didn’t help as much as I had hoped, so give the podcast a listen and hopefully it will become even clearer.
During the podcast, Todd mentions a book which he read to prepare for the show. That is right, there was actually sources used in the show. That is why we bring on the guests, to help raise the level of this show. Anyway, the book Todd mentions is Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games by Stewart Woods.

Just remember, that when you are looking at games and think, is this a Eurogame or Ameritrash, you will know it when you see it.

Potter Stewart

 

Episode 5 – Can’t we just all get along (Coop Games)

Episode 5 is out for consumption and it is all about Coop games, one of our favorite style of games.

  • In the first 5 minutes, we don’t jump into Coop games so don’t be confused, we talk about our gaming experience with Twilight Imperium (00:00)
  • We then talk about a whole bunch of coop games that we have played or would like to play going from those we consider intro (Forbidden Island, Flash Point) up to the hard core (Arkham Horror) (05:01)
  • In Casual Corner, we talk about Pandemic. We love this game and it shows. We mention the new release and below are the images to help you understand the reference. (30:10)

And sometimes we get confused between actors, but it is understandable, see they look the same.

Episode 4 – It’s Up, And It’s Good!

The title says it all, this episode we focus on football games from the past and games that we are playing now that have a football theme . 

  • First segment is all about the great football games of the past and one of our favorites electric football. I can’t believe that has been around since 1948 and what was even more amazing is what it costs today. Makes me wish I still had my old set. (01:40)
  • This episode’s Casual Corner is all about… well give it a listen to see (15:10)
  • Also in this episode we have a special guest join us. Steve, the guy behind the awesome, new, inspiring logo, talks to us about Blood Bowl. (19:49)
  • Finally, Marty gives his impressions of a new miniature game by Mantic Games called Dreadball. (34:43)
 
 
Enjoy the show!