Category Archives: Episode

5 Minute Initiative-Android: Netrunner

Marty had this brilliant idea that we should do 5 minute podcasts to discuss stuff that is going on in the gaming world. Stuff like:

  • Game Reviews
  • Game Reports
  • Interesting News
  • Local Tournament Reports
  • Rants
  • etc.
The rules of the show are simple, we got five minutes to get our ideas out and if the time runs out, we stop. So the first podcast in this format will be on a game that seems to really be getting momentum in our area, Android: NetRunner by Fantasy Flight Games. It is another one of their Living Card Games which is a huge thumbs up from us because of reasons we reveal during the show.Thanks for giving it a listen

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.