Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 1 - Boards & Swords #129

For probably the first time ever, Philip brings us a good topic to discuss - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

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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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