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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 58 - Kingdom Rush, Villianous, Space Base

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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Jon and Steve are back from a weekend of gaming at Airecon. Andy, however, couldn’t make it and tells us his tale of woe along with a novel method of reducing the size of his board game collection.

We talk about our live show, Family Fortunes and the games we played at Airecon; including Villainous, Space Base, and the digital version of Scythe.

Jon's News Ferret
00:18:03 Critical Role
00:22:12 Talisman Batman
00:24:55 Lockup: A Roleplayer Tale and Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale

Games Mentioned
00:30:25 Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
00:37:06 Scythe digital version
00:34:24 Villainous
00:51:56 Space Base
00:57:17 Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
01:06:17 Perdition's Mouth
01:09:04 Dwarf
01:15:55 At Home on Lagrange

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Hanamikoji Review

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Rory finds that, while Hanamikojilooks all sweetness and light, it hits the brain like a sumo.



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Hanamikoji will grab you by the short ones as soon as it hits the table. From the moment that first card is drawn, you’ll be engaged, engrossed and you’ll love almost every agonising minute of this short, two-player game. What Hanamikoji does—and does really, really well—is that it realises that a great game is not one that poses a multitude of choices, but forces important choices.

Very roughly speaking, this is an area control game, where you are looking to claim the majority of geisha by playing more cards to them than your opponent. By “roughly speaking” I mean to gloss over all the intricacy, all the clever balance and delicacy of the game because the ‘what’ of this game is pretty standard, whereas the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ is the juicy stuff.


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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 57 - Pulsar 2849, Zoocracy, Tiny Towns and a lot more Root

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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Fresh from a full weekend of gaming at City of Games, the boys from PHC download all the information they can about the games they played. Jon’s news ferrets find us some juicy Spielberg influenced titbits of tabletop gaming news.

We then proceed to have a good old chin wag about Pulsar 2849, Zoocracy, Tiny Towns and Blood Rage, as well as have another chat about Root.

Jon's News Ferret
00:05:35 Airecon
00:06:30 Stanger Things D&D starter set
00:08:37 Kids on Bikes
00:10:07 Jaws
00:11:52 District 9
00:15:33 Chocolate Factory

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00:16:30 Pulsar 2849
00:25:03 Zoocracy
00:38:57 Tiny Towns
00:46:25 Twatty Hadouken
00:47:25 Vadoran Gardens
00:48:43 Root
01:03:55 Endeavor
01:07:20 New Angeles
01:14:55 Space Base
01:25:08 Blood Rage

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 56 - Root, Folded Space and the Board Game Bubble

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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Pour yourself a large glass of your tipple of choice, get yourself comfy, and get ready for another session of top quality board gaming chat from the boys at Polyhedron Collider.

Jon’s news ferrets have been hard at work, gathering the latest news and the hottest Kickstarter. When it comes to games, Steve is getting sticky with Folded Space and Vektorace, Andy goes down to the woods with Root and Jon conquers the solar system in Onward to Venus.

We then dive into the mailbag, and have a surprisingly mature discussion when we are asked if the board game bubble is about to burst.

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Jon's News Ferret
00:03:07 Upcoming Conventions: City of Games, Airecon and Tabletop Scotland
00:05:44 Dobbleis the UK's most popular game
00:07:45 Century: New World
00:10:59 Captain Sonar expansion
00:13:25 Tuki
00:14:53 The Secret Cabal
00:16:45 Munchkin Dungeon
00:20:35 Chocalatiers
00:22:20 Hyperspace
00:25:46 Dead Man's Cabal
00:29:29 Tenfold Dungeon

Games Mentioned
00:30:55 Folded Space
00:37:48 Vector Race: Formula 8
00:41:41 Root
00:53:35 Onward to Venus

Questions from the Mailbag
01:01:30 Advertising of player counts
01:06:30 Will the board game bubble burst?
01:12:20 What games from before 2010 do we still play?
01:17:50 What app version of games have replaced the physical version?
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Century: Eastern Wonders

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Sand, Sea and Spices! What more could you want? Andy checks out Century: Eastern Wonders from Plan B Games.



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I think it’s fair to say that I quite like Eastern Wonders (and by association, Sand to Sea). It’s a great advancement of Spice Road and the inclusion of both games to make a third is quite ingenious. The third of the three in this series will combine all three in a similar manner, so I’m quite excited to see what that’s like when it eventually comes out.

Plan B have pulled another one out of the bag and, unlike the scorpion thing in Flash Gordon, this one won’t stab you in the wrist.



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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 55 - Between Two Dice Hospitals of Mad Detective Ludwig

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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Call for the ambulance, because the boys from Polyhedron Collider have got a fever for cardboard, as well as a severe case of acquisition disorder. We go through some of the games we have been playing over recent months, including Dice Hospital, Detective, and Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig.

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

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00:07:05 Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
00:21:52 Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
00:32:02 Krowdfunder – the card game
00:36:29 Doodle Rush
00:41:07 Doomsday Bots
00:45:12 Thunderstone Quest
00:53:56 Dice Hospital

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Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Review

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Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig attempts to combine two different building themed games, but does it work. Andy grabs a Hard hat and Hi-vis jacket to find out



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My suspicion was first raised when the combination of two apparent lighter games were smashed together to form this hybrid. I have both Between Two Cities (of course) and Castles of Mad King Ludwig and they’re about as similar as cheese on toast and sherry trifle. That’s not to say either is bad; I rather enjoy them, so the thought of a mash-up seemed both interesting and blasphemous at the same time. I will admit I was rather dismissive of Between Two Castles when I first heard about it and simply remarked “it’s just a reskin of Between Two Cities”. Turns out I was mostly right.


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What Games are you looking forward to in 2019

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Every year, in both my podcast and blog, I like to put together a little preview on what's available in the next coming 12 months. Yet again it seems we are going to be overwhelmed with loads of cool looking games, so many that we had to split it into three lists:

2019 Preview Podcast - http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2019/01/the-polyhedron-col...

Part 1 - Games coming to Kickstarter -http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2019/01/awesome-games-comi...

Part 2 - Kickstarters delivering in 2019 - http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2019/01/awesome-games-comi...

Part 3 - Games coming via conventional publishing - http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2019/01/awesome-games-comi...

So what games are you looking forward to? And what did we miss off the list?
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Coral Islands Kickstarter Review

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We're on a double mission of Environmental restoration so grab your bucket, spade and your snorkel as we visit Coral Islands from Alley Cat Games



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Coral Islands presents gamers with a bold concept, two games in one box. Linked by theme and components these oceanic games utilise dice stacking in different ways to give us two games that would likely have never been made had they swiped left.


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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 54 - The Game We are Looking Forward to in 2019

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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

Its 2019 and we have a whole year of exciting new board games to look forward to, so Andy and Steve take us through the tabletop games we are looking forward to playing—and backing on Kickstarter—over the next 12 months.

We also discuss getting old, blowing all your board game budget on soft furnishings and announce the highly prestigious “Andy's Insert of Choice Award 2018”.

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content.

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Games Mentioned
Games coming to Kickstarter in 2019
00:28:55 The foruth game in the Dark Cities series
00:30:40 Bloodborne: The Board Game
00:33:29 Munchkin Dungeon
00:35:28 Chocolate Factory
00:37:39 The Gig
00:39:34 Magnate
00:40:37 Krudvang Legends

Our top picks of the games coming out in 2019
00:45:55 Comanauts
00:49:55 Metal Gear Solid
00:53:58 Tang Garden
00:56:57 Aliens: Another Glorious Day in The Corps!
01:01:43 Lifeform
01:04:00 Century: New World
01:06:35 Wingspan
01:09:55 Sierra West
01:12:40 Pipeline

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