Gen Con 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #132

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Ok so now it’s time for the recap episode for Gen Con. Hopefully you haven’t moved on to thinking about the next big thing, as Chris throws down some missed (?) news jokes, then he and Philip talk about what board games they saw.

News Links:

Ticket to Ride 15th Anniversary Edition
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride-15th-Anniversary-Edition
Marvel Champions LCG from FFG
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Games-Announces-Marvel-Champions-LCG
CMON Announces Ankh Board Game
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Announces-Ankh-Board-Game
Pandasaurus Games Announces Wayfinders
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Pandasaurus-Games-Announces-Wayfinders

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen7, Gen Con 2019 Preview - Boards & Swords #131

Yes I (Chris) realize that Gen Con was last week, but I suck at planning out when our episodes drop. So in this episode, hear about what we thought were going to be of interest to us at Gen Con, then in the next episode you can hear what actually was played and looked at. Also, a look at Gen7 from Plaid Hat Games

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Seasons of Rice, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 2 - Boards & Swords #130

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A couple of thoughts on Dice Tower Con, a look at Button Shy’s new game Seasons of Rice, and we continue the conversation from the last episode - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Ravnica Pt. 6 (D&D5e) "I Regret The Carbon Output Of This Spell" - The Dirtbags of Holding #139

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It’s the conclusion to the first part of our Ravnica game! Might be a couple of weeks before the next podcast between travel and Gen Con, but more is coming soon!

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Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

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