Twilight Imperium 4 Revisited, Top 5 Games to Take on Vacation - Boards & Swords #126

Twilight Imperium 4 Revisited, Top 5 Games to Take on Vacation - Boards & Swords #126

Not really any reviews this week, but Collin and Chris played Twilight Imperium 4 together, and Collin and Cindy are about to go on vacation, so we take a look at our Top 5 games to take on vacation.

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Koi, Word Slam Family, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure - Boards & Swords #125

Koi, Word Slam Family, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure - Boards & Swords #125

In this episode, Collin and Cindy take the reins and talk about a few games that they have been playing! Plus, you have about 24 hours left to enter our contest to win a set of Easy Roller Dice!

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Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf - Boards & Swords #121

Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf  - Boards & Swords #121

Jac, who started as a fellow board game friend on instagram and twitter, but is now a player on Girl’s Game Shelf joins us for some good times. We also pitch some games by playing But Wait There’s More!

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Pyramid of Pengqueen, Looking ahead to 2019 - Boards & Swords #119

Pyramid of Pengqueen, Looking ahead to 2019  - Boards & Swords #119

Enough with this 2018 garbage! We gotta look ahead to 2019! That’s what everyone else is doing right? Plus a review of Brain Games’ new Pyramid of Pengqueen game (set in the Ice Cool universe)!

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Stop Using CMON's Loss As A Market Indicator!

Stop Using CMON's Loss As A Market Indicator!

Recently, CMON issued its Third Quarter Earnings report, in which they described a revenue loss of about $4.1 million. This has caused the "BGG elite", as I've come to know them, to go crazy and saying that the end times are coming for the board gaming industry. Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about this? One company does not represent the whole of the board gaming industry. In fact, my position is that the CMON loss has less to do with industry trends and more to do with the fact that they just didn't have that many interesting kickstarters this year. I went on a twitter rant about it a few days ago, but I thought I'd dig into the numbers a bit more to explain myself. 

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Spirits of the Wild, DC Spyfall, Reddit Roundtable - Boards & Swords #115

Spirits of the Wild, DC Spyfall, Reddit Roundtable - Boards & Swords #115

No news in this episode because we only recorded it a week after the last one! We fill in a few more reviews that didn’t make the cut in the last extravaganza, then we take some questions we found on Reddit and give our own unique answers to them. Oh and game shows!

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Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Reviews Galore! - Boards & Swords #114

Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Reviews Galore! - Boards & Swords #114

It’s been a month since a proper episode, so we make up for lost time with ALL THE REVIEWS! Ice Cool 2, Starship Samurai, Bloodborne expansion, Carthago, new Downforce maps, Scythe: Rise of Fenris, and I could still go on!!

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Roll Player Expansion, Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger - Boards & Swords #112

We couldn’t possibly have 2 shows with guests back to back right? Nut so Fast! In fact, Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger Games joins us to talk about his gaming and some of the neat releases that they have coming out soon.

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Isle of Skye App, Calvin Wong from Crazy Rich Asians - Boards & Swords #111

Isle of Skye App, Calvin Wong from Crazy Rich Asians - Boards & Swords #111

It’s getting Crazy up in here! He was a popular board gamer before he went and got all famous appearing in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, but we have Calvin Wong on the show! Plus, all the usual antics.

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Council of 4, Before There Were Stars, Sell it to Phil - Boards & Swords #110

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We've got reviews, we've got your jokey jokes, we've even got some cheating! Plus, we try and convince Philip to try some alternative games to Munchkin!

News

Pokémon Booster Box sells for $56k
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41158/pokemon-1st-edition-booster-box-sells-56-000

CGE to release Trapwords
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41140/czech-games-is-setting-trapwords

Gale Force 9 gets Dune franchise
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41139/exclusive-frank-herberts-dune-comes-tabletop

Second Unique Game coming from FFG
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41136/second-title-ffgs-unique-game-line-revealed

Capstone releasing Pipeline
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41109/perfect-oil-refining-pipeline

Kennerspiel winner coming to US
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41085/the-quacks-quedlinburg-gets-u-s-release

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

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

Warsaw: City of Ruins, Kung Fu Zoo, Gen Con 2018 Recap - Boards & Swords #109

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So much stuff in this episode! Put it this way - the Gen Con recap is just a tiny portion of it! Lots of game reviews, a ton of news following Gen Con, and Collin takes some games out for a date!

News

Restoration Games returning to The Dark Tower
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41078/childres-daviau-return-dark-towner

Stronghold and Indie Boards and Cards merge
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41077/stronghold-games-indie-boards-cards-merge

Munchkin Warhammer 40K
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41052/munchkin-invades-grimdark-future-warhammer-40-000

Arkham Horror 3rd Edition
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41046/arkham-horror-third-edition

New “Keyforge” Card game from FFG
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41039/richard-garfields-keyforge-puts-new-spin-unique

Power Rangers Game from Renegade
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41048/power-rangers-heroes-grid

NEW CLANK STUFF!!!
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41038/clank-innovates-expansion-style

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

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

GameFor App, Fake News, Dice Tower Con 2018 Recap & Gen Con Preview - Boards & Swords #108

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Cons cons and more cons! Collin and Cindy just came back from Dice Tower Con, and Chris is about to head to Gen Con! Plus a LOT of news, some game discussions, and much more!

News

Munchkin Dungeon from CMON
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40962/cmon-reveals-first-licensed-munchkin-game

Hasbro Game Sales Up
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40946/hasbro-game-sales-up-14

Spiel des Jahres winners
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40936/winners-2018-spiel-des-jahres

Asmo-SOLD
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40926/eurazeo-finds-buyer-asmodee

Pandemic 10th anniversary set
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40905/z-man-celebrates-10-years-pandemic

Tales from the Loop TV show
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40886/tales-from-loop-adapted-series

New Azul
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40813/azul-stained-glass-sintra

Most Wanted from North Star Games
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40859/gain-notoriety-most-wanted

Transformers CCG
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40821/intelligence-cybertron-transformers-tcg

Disney villains board game
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40846/being-wicked-has-never-been-more-rewarding

Spell Smashers from Renegade
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40862/fight-monsters-words-spell-smashers

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

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