When fans re-theme games, or add their own variants, or add house rules! Some of these are available for download (like the Ticket to Ride) while others are just fun to look at! We're going to try some of these out if we can, especially some of these variants.
Starting with this episode we're back to our original schedule! Jondi and Jared talk about how they failed their 2018 10x10 and will never do another 10x10 again, except for maybe both of them doing them in 2019.
Sometimes fancy and expensive board games are worth the money, other times they are the result of Amazon automated prices going crazy or flippers thinking they've struck gold. Another episode in the echo series of episodes from ECAD.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the strategy games are so delightful. We talk about a few snowy games and holiday themed games as well.
We play board games with our friends and sometimes that makes for interesting stories. Sometimes it also makes for some kind of weird echo. Just kidding, it's the normal kind of echo! We moved the recording stuff into the new studio room but the sound foam (you know, like the professional kind, not the cheap kind we got from a shady website) didn't make it in time to record. Oh well.
We talk about some games that we like with weird themes as well as talking about a few games with player elimination (a thing we normally do not like!) in this half and half episode. Once again, Jared is sick, and once again, a cat is screaming the entire time. We also talked about Japanese Kit-Kats for half of this episode, so make sure you check in at the 41 minute mark for that.
We looked at the super lengthy list of games dropping as Essen Spiel and revisited some old episode topics. We might do more episodes like this where we drop the themed episodes. Is that cool with you guys? We'll probably do it anyway but I'd at least like to hear some feedback.
We didn't have a theme to tie this episode together but we played a bunch of random games, so let's talk about that! We really got carried away with talking about some of these, and there is, as always, a cat meowing loudly during random parts of the episode. Oops!
Sometimes expansions help breathe new life into games, other times they make a game actually playable. Other times they just add some cool new bling to the game!
We look back fondly (or not so fondly) on some of the games from our youths, and also food from the 80s. Radical.