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Imhotep: The Duel, Truck Driver, and Monopoly - Ep89

Imhotep: The Duel, Truck Driver, and Monopoly - Ep89

October 16, 2019

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00:00 - Yes, these definitely sound like things a beer drinker would make up.

12:20 - The peculiar awkwardness of full body massage.

18:52 - Imhotep: The Duel is a two player board game masterpiece from Kosmos.

35:28 - Soedesco's latest is called Truck Driver and it's the first big vehicle simulation game on console. We've got an early review of it for you.

50:13 - Our listener question comes from Kathryn Hopkins (@Calon_Lan) who asks: "what classic board game can the world live without?" and we nearly all have a falling out. Thanks pal!

All that, and the 85%, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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The Taverns of Tiefenthal, Battle at Big Rock, and Untitled Goose Game - Ep88

The Taverns of Tiefenthal, Battle at Big Rock, and Untitled Goose Game - Ep88

October 1, 2019

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00:30 - All rise. The Court of The Pod is now in session, the Honourable Judge Frost presiding. Our first case: leaving drinks in other people's fridges.

07:20 - The maker of The Mind and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Wolfgang Warsch - is back with Taverns of Tiefenthal from Schmidt Spiele and Coiledspring Games, which we review in-depth.

27:17 - Watching stuff together but separately, and Battle of Big Rock, the (quite scary) new Jurassic Park short.

38:37 - Our question comes from Dan Hughes (@Dghughes28), who asks: is a 10/10 game possible?

49:25 - Honk a.k.a. Untitled Goose Game.

All that, and the cheeky things Mario Kart will make you do, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Control, Perfect Information Games, and Kelvin and the Infamous Machine - Ep87

Control, Perfect Information Games, and Kelvin and the Infamous Machine - Ep87

September 15, 2019

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00:00 - The lovely Stephen, and some Toilet Duck Jeans.

07:03 - What are our favourite perfect information games? A great question from our pal @xhs_mdy_swimmer, which we do our very best to answer...

17:44 - Kris has backed his first Kickstarter, and it's the stupendous looking Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers from Tim Fowers.

30:45 - Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a fantastically funny adventure game romp through time.

40:42 - Oh boy, oh gosh, the bizarre and brilliant Control is out, and we've just started scratching its surface.

53:49 - A Charity Miles update, and it's an exciting one.

All that, and Kris's fridge toilet, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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20 Second Showdown, 6 nimmt!, and Donut County - Ep86

20 Second Showdown, 6 nimmt!, and Donut County - Ep86

September 1, 2019

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00:44 - A truly astonishing DPD Delivery.

05:39 - A big discussion on party games, why they're great, and the reasons 20 Second Showdown from Big Potato Games is one of the greatest.

24:48 - The wonderfully fast 6 nimmt!, playing 7 Wonders in under five minutes using the app version, and Bristol's Clifton Rock Slide.

45:13 - Our pal @Fatboy_Rob asks which is better, Toy Story 4 or Toy Story 3, and we give our expert opinion.

51:57 - Donut County is a story of quadcopters and the satisfaction of putting the correct shaped blocks into the correct shaped holes.

All that, and Barry's dilemma, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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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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