Originally this episode was going to be about something completely different. Oh well. Toss these games in your bag and go stand in line somewhere, because it's time to think about waiting for food at restaurants while playing board games!
A bunch of cool games were talked about recently at the GAMA trade show in Reno, Nevada. We checked out a few of them that we thought were really cool. Several really cool upcoming games! [Note: several of the games featured in this episode were made up by us for April Fools Day!]
This episode we're talking about games where the primary mechanic is rolling dice. I cut out 40 minutes of stuff from this episode (that's not an exaggeration either) so this is probably a topic we will come back to some day. Also, have you ever noticed how many dice rolling games have exclamation marks in the names? There is seriously some kind of weird thing going on with those names.
Listen right meow to these adorable cat pun games! Check out these purrfect party games, meowsome... uhh... sometimes cat puns are just too much for some people. All of us at Eat Chit & Dice have a love of cats, and many board game designers do as well. Cat games are awesome, but sometimes the puns are just terrible.
Everyone wants to go to space, but very few people think about the implications that zero gravity would have on playing board games. Board games are not a popular hobby in any space related medium that I am familiar with, so why so many space games?
We all know the struggle of playing games that seem to drag on for far too long. Sure, many times the issue is that you're just learning it, or maybe someone has issues with strategy. But sometimes, the games are to blame. While Jared really enjoys games that can take entire days, Jondi does not.
Do you know the difference between roll-play and role-play? It's okay, neither do we! We're ranting about all of the dumbest characters we've ever made in various RPGs through the years, as well as talking about board games that tie in to role playing games.
New year, new 10x10. We're running through our 2017 and 2018 10x10s. Check out or 2018 games at our website, http://eatchitanddice.com/2018-10x10/ Follow along on our progress through the year as we once again try to play 100 games. Jared (knowingly) didn't rebalance the audio to sound good with the new microphones, so they sound really dry! Do you think this will get fixed for the next episode? Place your bets now!
2017 was the first time I ever did a 10x10 and I learned a few things...the main thing is that a 10x10 (for me) is kind of an exercise in futility. Seriously. To be fair, I didn't make wise choices for my 10 games in 2017. They were all great games, and had I gotten all 10 plays in for them...fun would have been had in all 100 plays. But therein lies the problem. I chose games that were very difficult to get 10 plays in 10 times.
2017 had a lot of amazing games, too many for us to talk about, but we picked a few of our favorite or most memorable games to talk about. We also both have a cheat game. See you in 2018!