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Scythe, Ticket to Ride: New York, Baba Is You, and Mark Robinson of Link To The Cast - Ep85

Scythe, Ticket to Ride: New York, Baba Is You, and Mark Robinson of Link To The Cast - Ep85

August 14, 2019

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00:00 - The benefits of the multi-screen setup, and Sandra Bullock as an unbelievable hacker.

06:57 - The 20th anniversary of The Matrix, and a trip down memory lane.

23:34 - Scythe is a strange but elegant mash up of lots of board game genres, plus a dissection of bad tutorials in digital tabletop adaptations.

40:33 - Ticket to Ride: New York is just the right size of game (about 20 minutes).

51:49 - Baba Is You throws you at literal and metaphorical walls, but that's okay, and you should persist, because it's completely brilliant.

56:28 - The Ultimate Licensed Video Game.

All that, and a pirated cable box, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Mark (@lithiumproject).

Thanks again to Mark from Link To The Cast for joining us - we think his podcast is really good, and you should give it a go. Also we had Link To The Cast's Dave Ryan on a little while back, so give that a listen if you get the chance.

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Blood Bowl, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Florence - Ep84

Blood Bowl, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Florence - Ep84

August 1, 2019

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00:00 - The deep appeal of croquet.

06:32 - The peaceful joy of painting miniatures, a visit to Element Games, getting into The Hobby, a dash of Star Wars: Legion, avoiding Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, kicking back with Shonan BeachFM, and kicking things off with Blood Bowl.

34:26 - Superior sunglasses.

36:16 - The Wandering Games Conference at Bangor University, Kris's keynote, and why there aren't any shoes in The Fullbright Company's Gone Home.

40:49 - Florence by Mountains is a short but delightful experience, and bounding through the best Bart Bonte game: Blue.

47:48 – A long discussion on the theme tune and lyrics to Spider-Man. And also that new Spider-Man: Far From Home movie.

All that, and the sun from Super Mario Bros. 3, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada, Feed Me!, and Roll Dice Gaming - Ep83

Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada, Feed Me!, and Roll Dice Gaming - Ep83

July 15, 2019

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00:00 - Roll Dice Gaming is a solid addition to the UK tabletop event calendar, and 2019's weekend was "a good first event" (even if we didn't get a goodie bag!), but it's currently a bit lacking in an identity to call its own.

09:45 - From Gen42, the folks who brought you Hive, comes Feed Me!, which is coming to board game stores this Christmas. We saw it at Roll Dice Gaming and it's a physics-y puzzle game that's a bit Pachinko, a bit Rube Goldberg machine, and more than a little Cut the Rope.

20:25 - Woof.

25:20 - Meditation. Mindfulness. And games like Stardew Valley that transport you to a peaceful, relaxed state of mind.

35:15 - Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada is an odd game with a strong pedigree, that's a blend of puzzle-infused dungeon crawling RPG, and critique of the games industry, and it feels just right on Switch.

45:45 - Our listener question this week comes from our pal Adam... or was it Greg? Anyway, he asks us which real life statistic we would want to know about our own lives. Plus bonus guest appearance from Lisa, who argues with an apostle.

All that, and the calming properties of public transport, with Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Chernobyl, ScorePal, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Ep82

Chernobyl, ScorePal, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Ep82

July 1, 2019

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00:00 - Being painfully middle class and watching people with real jobs go about their business.
13:33 - Our pal @twpercival1 has a question for us, which is: "why when people remake a film is it a remake, but if you remake a song it's a cover?" and we then proceed to talk about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids for an extraordinary amount of time.
23:13 - A competition to read the Discworld novels, a rivalry-inducing board game app called ScorePal, and a daily check in via Daylio.
37:40 - A smooth segue and a Charity Miles update.
45:18 - What film should never be remade? We have an answer.
47:47 - The light and breezy TV series, Chernobyl.

All that, and the circle of life, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Chocobo Party Up!, Celeste, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Ep81

Chocobo Party Up!, Celeste, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Ep81

June 15, 2019

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00:00 - Going to the UK Games Expo, and a gift of Wibbell++.
05:50 - Gravity wells and hex maps and a problem in the making with a purchase of BattleTech: AeroTech.
07:58 - Chocobo Party Up! is Square Enix's latest in-house designed board game, we've played it, and we can tell you all about fat Chocobos.
14:25 - Avoiding a potion explosion with Wolfgang Warsch's The Quacks of Quedlinburg.
26:27 - God of War, how it relates to parenting, and a discussion about difficulty in video games.
39:12 - Butterscotch Shenanigan's Levelhead has difficulty that's super high, but that's also part of why it's so satisfying.
43:08 - Celeste's mountain climb is tough, but very smart, has something to say, and is so incredibly rewarding.
48:26 - Hello and welcome to "Peter Asks a Question".
52:40 - Our Listener Question for this episode comes from our pal Robyn Zwicker, who asks: "What is the best biscuit to have with tea?" and the answer to which we all vehemently disagree.

All that, and going for a cry, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Game of Thrones, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Bontegames - Ep80

Game of Thrones, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Bontegames - Ep80

May 31, 2019

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00:00 - Telling the truth about a trip to see Liar Liar.
04:40 - Bang bang, it's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum calling.
17:04 - A Charity Miles update and a pat on the back to our pals at Sporadically Board.
19:59 - We've seen Game of Thrones season 8 and we'll tell you what we think about it, but don't worry, we don't spoil anything... except the theme tune.
36:58 - The BBFC Game, and Peter and Dan's idea for a new horror podcast.
42:00 - What's Yellow, Red, and Black? Some of the lovely, peaceful puzzlers from Bart Bonte, that's what!
49:50 - Our pal @baileyneil asks... "If each of you was a pizza, what pizza would you be and why?"

All that, and a sack of potatoes, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Avengers: Endgame, Canopy & Stars, and Guard Duty - Ep79

Avengers: Endgame, Canopy & Stars, and Guard Duty - Ep79

May 17, 2019

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01:00 - Fancy glamping via Canopy & Stars, plus a game or two of Joker.

10:00 - A long discussion and some pretty big spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, why fancy cinemas are the best cinemas, and snack strats.

42:54 - Guard Duty is a fantastic retro-tinged modern adventure game, so we have a nice chat about that.

50:25 - Our Listener Question this episode comes from our pal @CaptainBuckers, who asks us about getting into video games, and where to start.

All that, plus a very revealing ablution, with Alix (@EruditeWolf), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

And as mentioned, a massive thank you to all the people who have reviewed the podcast, including our pals from the UK: LittleGem96, BooBoo et famille, colossalblue, olisims, --RTerry--, Footballmad19910, Stevie Allan, Jebusf, RickyG23189, Boardgraemes, Paultcha, DoFuss, Shazawazawa, Ateeeeeena, NOOBS on ice, Kartar, Jabanda, Edddd368, Hollsi85, Dad8287, We're Not Wizards, Revatar, AND our pal from Australia lonegamesman, AND our pals from the USA MC Variety Hour, Big Brother B, Berzerkerguy, DerrickLewis, AND our pal from New Zealand Qdabean.

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Heaven’s Vault, Hook, and Bali - Ep78

Heaven’s Vault, Hook, and Bali - Ep78

April 30, 2019

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00:13 - Sam's 10 out of 10 wedding, plus a metaphysical discussion about seafood.

12:02 - It sounds like a cliché to say it, but Bali truly does feel like another world at times.

18:45 - Rainbow Train's relaxing, thoughtful puzzle game Hook is 50 levels of meditative mobile gaming loveliness.

34:06 - Heaven's Vault is an exhilarating, highly personal narrative experience from Inkle.

44:25 - @Lithiumproject provides the question for this episode, asking "is there a game you wish you could have got to the end of?" - thanks pal!

All that, plus a PlayStation Vita blast from the past, with Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Ep77

Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Ep77

April 15, 2019

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00:00 - Wedding decompression and a very special ice cream.

04:19 - EGX Rezzed 2019 as experienced as a member of the video games industry.

11:35 - OutOfTheBit's new 2D top-down racer Super Arcade Racing feels like an ever-so authentic mix of 90s racers like Micro Machines and Overdrive.

15:47 - Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope has you piecing together a maritime mystery in a stylish 1-bit visual style. We think it's genius.

25:28 - A lovely tea blending workshop at Bird & Blend Tea in Bristol, plus a "Cremebow".

41:49 - Our pal Robyn Zwicker asks us via Facebook: "if Brexit was a board game how would it play and how would you rate it?". Thanks!

All that, plus a fair bit about pu'er, with Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Ep76

Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Ep76

April 2, 2019

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00:00 - Dan's feeling a bit poorly, bless.

02:04 - The first 30 mins or so of Captain Marvel.

08:50 - How late is too late for someone to write a groomsman’s speech?

21:30 - We go on an Old Man's Journey, with the perfectly slow-paced adventure from Broken Rules.

27:36 - Railroad Ink and other games to play with a cup of tea.

33:38 - Another episode, another Charity Miles update.

37:54 - The problems with computer voices and phoning it in.

41:38 - Our listener pal @Adamski_UK provides our question for the episode, and it's all about our "inner voices". Thanks!

All that, and a not-grift, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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