On this episode of the The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Mike, Maureen and Chris to create a do-over for Episode #1, by covering Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity again. We talk about both games, and go into depth about Cards Against Humanities use of publicity to do some really cool things. As part of that discussion we talk about The 12 Days of Holiday Bull....Bacon, and the giveaway game from that Cluster....Bacon. (You will understand all the Bacon talk once you start listening, or if you already listen to On Board Games).
We also take the Christopher Onstad questions of the Episode from Christopher Onstad and Chris Headley, which leads us to talking about Fluxx #murdermysteryfluxx , movies and gaming snacks.
Remember if you have a Christopher Onstad question of the episode, please either email us at email@example.com, call us on the hotline at 30PARTYGAME, send a tweet @partygamecast, or find us on Facebook or on the Guild at Board Game Geek.
On this final episode of Season #1 Bruce is joined by Mike, Mom, and Rocki to take your questions and calls. On this episode we talk about the year, how much fun it has been to make a season of podcasts, and what we have in store for the future. We talk about snacks, games, meeples, dogs, TV, Movies etc. We do not cover any specific game this episode, and instead choose to rest on our laurels and kidditz for the episode.
To those of you that read show notes, thank you for listening to the show, and reading the notes. I am sure there are things I should have noted here, please let me know. A hope for season #2 is that I make better show notes. Let me know what you want to see here. I am not keen on breaking down discussion with time marks (just a bit to tedious since I also edit the show, and it is quite a bit of work) but are there other notes you want to see, or am I crazy and what everyone wants is time marks, if so I am sure I could start to work on those. Let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being such great listeners and fans, and enjoy the show!
In this episode of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Chris and Maureen to talk about the dexterity classic Jenga, and also a brand new licenced twist on the game Space Invaders Jenga from USAopoly.
The Cast compares and contrasts both versions and also takes a call from Jim at the Great Big Table about our favorite games for getting singles together.
We also have to make an apology for Bruces audio, for some reason it seems his connection was very poor. The episode is still listenable, but is not up to our usual standards. We are sorry,and this will be fixed by episode #24.
On Episode #22 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Mom, Chris and Maureen to talk about the voting games Consensus, Majority Rules and Choose One. The games are compared, contrasted and there is a clear majority that one is better than the rest.
On Episode #21 of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Marty, Chris, Maureen and newcomer Andy to talk about Last Night at the Mall. Last Night at the Mall is a fan generated scenario for Last Night on Earth by Flying Frog Productions that uses the game board from Electronic Mall Madness from Hasbro. You can find the rules for this scenario here - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/66078/last-night-at-the-mall-a-last-night-on-earthmall-m
It was created by Roy Stephens (hockeyjedi on BGG) and Adrienne Stephens (Fierce_FishSJS on BGG) and they also created a special set of "Twerk of the Dead" rules for us, and just for use in the Hannah Montana mall. You should soon be able to find the "Twerk of the Dead" rules on our website.
You can find Flip the Table here - www.tableflipsyou.com and you can find On Board Games here - www.onboardgames.net
In Episode #20 of The Party Gamecast Bruce is joined by Josh, Mike, Marty and Rocki to talk about the Horror themed games Betrayal at the House on the Hill and Mall/City of Horror as part of our 2 episode celebration of Halloween.
First we talk about Rocki's favorite game, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, a horror themed game that created a very unbalanced but highly thematic experience for the players. The second/third game of the show is Mall/City of Horror. We largely talk about the game City of Horror which is the sequel to Mall of Horror (and of the two is the only one in print), but the cast does compare the two. We also take a call from Brian in New York and conclude with a very brief talk about the use of women in City of Horror and to a lesser extent Mall of Horror.
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Also as a note there is A TON of stuff after the show, nearly 3 minutes of extra stuff, you have been warned.
On episode #19 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Chris and Maureen to talk about the business themed games Snake Oil, Channel A and Funny Business. They discuss the merits of each game, and also compare and contrast Snake Oil and Channel A.
The cast also takes a call from Jim at the Great Big Table podcast, remember you can give us a call on the hotline at 30PARTYGAME (307) 278-9426.
If you are looking for Channel A, you can find it at Asmadi Games
On Episode #18 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki (for most of the episode), Mike and Mom. We talk about the "make your friends do things" games Rules Lawyer from Victory Point Games, Gotcha from Buffalo Games and Elixir from Mayfair Games.
Each game is discussed on its own merit as a game of this sub-genre, and as a game for people that know nothing of the sub-genre. Finally the games are compared and contrasted and we give you our thoughts about the sub-genre as a whole.
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On episode #17 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Gamecast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Maureen and Chris. They round out their discussion of the first round of Match Games by talking about Open Up by Wiggity Bang, Likewise and Last Word by Buffalo Games and Six from FoxMind Games. They also take the time to reflect on the entire series as a whole, and discuss what they learned, and what they like from this run of games.
We have another phrase that pays for our contest from our friends at www.coolstuffinc.com and The Dice Tower Network. We also have a contest sponsored by our friends at Endless Games and Geek Thread on Etsy.
You can find the cover of Oddly Obvious here and you can "like" Geek Thread on Etsy here
Episode #16 of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast is Part 2 of our 3 part series on the games being used by Match for their upcoming game nights. On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mom, Mike, Chris and Maureen to discuss Name 5 and Oddly Obvious from Endless Games. Chronology and Truth be Told by Buffalo Games. We look at these games as party games as well as possible match making games.
We have another phrase that pays for our contest from our friends at www.coolstuffinc.com and The Dice Tower Network.
We also have a contest sponsored by our friends at Endless Games and Geek Thread on Etsy.
You can find the cover of Oddly Obvious here and you can "like" Geek Thread on Etsy here
Episode #15 of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast is Part 1 of our 3 part series on the games being used by Match for their upcoming game nights. On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Chris and Maureen to discuss Bananagrams and Zip It from Bananagrams. Spot It! from Blue Orange Games and Spontuneous from Spontuneous Games. We look at these games as party games as well as possible match making games.
On Episode #14 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Mom, Chris, Maureen and Josh (back again after a long stretch) to talk about the caveman themed games Ugg-tect and Ooga Booga.
We also announce our second contest sponsored by Blue Orange Games where we invite our listeners to play 20 Express for a chance to win 20 Express. Remember if you want to enter please drop us a line at email@example.com, put "20 Express" in the subject and include your name, and Location. We need to know location so we know if you can win the prize, only participants in the contigous 48 states and Canada can win. Remember to go to http://www.blueorangegames.com/index.php/games/20express to download a game sheet and look over the rules for 20 Express. The contest will begin August 2,2013 and will play on the weekdays until August 30, 2013.
In our discussion of Ugg-tect we mention a You Tube Video, so here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7J_ng42zM this is not the most flattering picture of us, or the "studio" but it does give you an idea of how Ugg-Tect works.
On a heartwarming episode of The Party Gamecast, the show is handed over to Erika to talk about games she likes, and really anything else. Erika is joined by Bruce and Mike for a 4AM talk about Lord of the Fries and Tokaido.
This episode focuses just slightly less on games that normal, but the gang does weigh in on older games, older mechanics, taking turns, Cheapass Games and a few other topics.
Finally the show ends with a call from Byron and Renee (or I hope that's how it's spelled).
Once again a huge Thank You! to Erika for being a part of the Party Game Cast, she will be back in the (I am to assume) near future with reports of gaming from the West Coast of our Party Game Empire (Minnesota).
On Episode #13 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Chris and Maureen. On this episode we are talking about games that can play many more people, but that we are playing with 5 and talking about today. Dixit can play up to 12, and 20 Express can play 100+, and we hope at some point to try both games with more people, but we wanted to take this episode to let you know about both games, and how they play at smaller numbers.
In Episode #12A the Game Cast is on location at Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Maureen and Luke Warren of North Star Games to talk about their new release Clubs.
On episode #12 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast the gang talks about BBQ games, and gets into Dominoes, Spades and the geek favorite Tichu. On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Mom and Erika (for her last regular episode). The Game Cast discusses the positives and negatives of Dominoes both as a game and dominoes as playing pieces. They discuss Spades, and the difficulty of getting a set of rules straight for any given group of people. As well as, Tichu and how this "Ladder Game" might work in a party or get together setting and a brief discussion of the new North Star game Clubs, which will be the subject of Episode #12A.
Finally the cast takes a few minutes to reflect on the show as a whole so far, and Erika leaving for Minnesota and forming the eventual Party Gamecast: West Coast. This will be Erikas last official episode as a member of the Game Cast, but she WILL be in Episode #12A, as well as, Episode #13A which will be our official "send off" show.
Episode #11 of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast is our Salute (eh) to Canada. On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mom, Mike, Chris and Maureen. The cast talks aboot the games Super Slapshot and Click Clack Lumberjack (formerly Tok Tok Woodman).
The cast also takes a call from Jim of the Great Big Table Podcast (www.greatbigtable.com) who answers a question from last episode aboot various outdoor games.
On Episode #10 of the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Mom, Chris and Maureen, as well as special guest Jeff. Jeff is also known as the Mighty Jerd, you can find Jeff's blog at www.thejerd.com, he also part of a podcast called the Geek Legacy Comic Corner. Look for the Geek Legacy podcast on iTunes (or your favorite way to get podcasts), and look for the Comic Corner Episodes to hear our friend Jeff (the Mighty Jerd).
On this episode the gang takes part in a good ol' fashoned Dicefest, and talks about Cosmic Wimpout, Martian Dice and Zombie Dice. We also have a dicefest to decide the winner of our Cards Against Humanity 3rd Expansion Contest.
Finally the gang takes a call from our Canadian fan Trevor.
On Episode #10A of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika and Mike to talk about ChromaCubes by Charles Beauvais and his company Flying Sheep Games. In this episode the gang explores this indy dice game while being joined filmstrip style by the games creator Charles Beauvais.
On Episode #9 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Chris and Maureen to talk about the multi-skill party games Cranium and Partini. The cast looks at both games as a whole and also looks at each part that makes up each game.
This episode also includes a discussion of a "destination" party game, that rather than being taken to a party has a party created to play it.
On Episode #8 of the The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Chris and Maureen. On this episode the gang takes a look at the word games Word on the Street and Funglish. After a discussion of Word on the Street then a discussion of Funglish, the Game Cast takes a call from Shawn in Tampa and they talk about a few good games for the beach. Remember you can call us at 30PARTYGAME or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this episode of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Mom, Chris and Maureen, and this time we are talking about trivia games. First we cover the granddaddy of them all Trivial Pursuit. Then we look at two newer games that set the world of Trivia Games on its head Wits and Wagers by Northstar Games and Bezzerwizzer by Mattel. We talk about, compare, contrast and generally pull apart both games, and compare them to Trivial Pursuit and each other. Finally to conclude the show the Party Game Cast takes a call from fellow podcasting friend Jim, of the Great Big Table Podcast.
In Episode #6 of The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Erika, Chris, Maureen and the return of Mom. In this episode the gang discusses games that contain more than a little chaos including the Fluxx family of games and the We didn't playtest this family of games. We discuss the Fluxx family of games, and how they play, as well as, a discussion of just how themed Fluxx compares to vanilla Fluxx. We also discuss We didn't playtest this at all (and We didn't playtest this either) and compare it to We didn't playtest this: Legacies. We conclude with a discussion of all of the games, and make our suggestions.
In Episode #6A of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast, the cast leaves the confines of the studio to visit the fine folks of Looney Labs at the Looney Labs Tabletop Day event. In this episode Bruce is not only joined by Erika, Mike, Chris and Maureen, but also by the Co-Creator of Fluxx and the Co-Founder of Looney Labs Andy Looney.
Andy talks to the Game Cast about the soon to be released (July 2013) Fluxx:The Board Game, the eventual release of a Looney Labs party game, Looney Pyramids and all the great things they can do, as well as, a few different versions of Fluxx, including a mention of exactly which theme will be next for Fluxx.
We would like to thank the great folks at Looney Labs for being so nice to us and allowing us to be a part of their Tabletop Day.
In Episode #5 of the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Chris and Maureen to discuss a few cluegiving games, including Taboo and Time's Up. We discuss Taboo, and compare it to the Time's Up family. We also discuss Time's Up 10th Anniversary and Time's Up: Title Recall, and compare them to each other.
Remember we want to talk to you, you can call us at 30PARTYGAME, email us at email@example.com, join our guild at boardgamegeek.com and you can find all this information at www.thepartygamecast.com.
In Episode #4 of the Party Gamecast, Bruce is joined by Chris, Maureen, Mike and Rocki to discuss the concept of Brackets and Tournaments. We also discuss March Madness and if it is in fact a party game. The Game Cast also plays Craniums Party Playoff. We take a call from Jim from The Great Big Table podcast (which you can find at http://www.greatbigtable.com/) and discuss our dream of playing Werewolf at a convention.
For this special episode the Party Game Cast is not talking about party games OR games you take to parties. We believe that food at a party is NEARLY as important as the games, so for this one off we have put 12 potato flavors in a bracket tournament to crown a winner of Snack Brackets 2013.
As a warning, we think this is a really fun listen, but IT IS NOT ABOUT GAMES at all. If this is an issue (we understand) and Episode #5 will be about Taboo and Time's Up, so don't worry, this is not a new direction for the show, this is just something we wanted to have some fun with, and share with all of you.
ENJOY, and in my best Juila Child.....Bon Appetit!
In Episode #3 of the Partygamecast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Chris, Maureen and special guests Josh and Mom (no relation). In this episode the Game Cast discusses Pit, and how it can be great as a drinking game. The slightly heavier casual/party game Bohnanza and in the hardly re-playable spotlight...White Elephant.
To learn Bohnanza (if you don't want to read the rules) we suggest this video by Timothy Pinkham. Its a great review and gives you nearly all the rules in an easy to understand video.
On this episode of the Party Gamecast Bruce is joined by Rocki, Erika, Mike, Maureen and Chris. The Game Cast takes a look at drawing games of yesterday and today by looking at the classic Pictionary and the new hit game Telestrations. The Party Game Cast also looks at the non-replayable Ha! Ha! Moustache.
In this first episode of The Partygamecast Bruce is joined by Erika, Rocki, Mike, Chris, Maureen and Anji. The Party Game Cast discusses Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, if either are "games" and to which parties you would take which games.
On this episode Bruce is joined my Mike, Rocki, Chris and Maureen to talk about the abstract strategy from FoxMind Linja. It is pronounced Lin-ya, this does not stop us from wanting it to rhyme with ninja.
On this episode of The Party Gamecast Reviews, Bruce is joined by Mike, Rocki, Maureen and Chris to talk about the first of 3 abstract strategy games, Kulami. Kulami won the Games Magazine Abstract Strategy Game of the year for 2013. We now let you what we think about it.
On this episode of the The Party Gamecast Reviews (recorded a while ago), Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Chris and Maureen to talk about the fighting/micro game 7 Card Slugfest. There is also quite a debate about how heavy a game can still be considered a "party game", and the role of women in fighting games.
On this episode of the Party Gamecast Reviews Bruce is joined by Mike, Rocki, Chris and Maureen to talk about the family game Fill the Barn by Hoopcat Games. This is a game for 2 to 4 players about growing crops AND (you guessed it) filling the barn.
On this episode of The Party Gamecast Reviews, the Party Game Cast is talking about the Wiggity Bang game Mad Quao, the follow up to their 2007 game Quao. This is a mix of Quao and what we call a "gotcha" game.
It is time once again for the Party Game Cast to talk about the new crop of games being used by Match.com for their new run of Stir Gaming events. This time we have decided to cover the games in small mini-sodes. On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Maureen and Chris to kick off this 5 show run of discussion by talking about the games that we have previously covered at other times on the show. We are talking about Bananagrams which we literally covered for Match Games on episode #15 the last time we talked about Match Games. The other game is Telestrations, which we covered on episode #2 (which is hard to listen to) and we will cover again on Episode #27, when we try to make up for how bad Episode #2 was recorded.
This is the intro, more to come about the new slate of match.com games.
On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mike, Mom, Maureen and Chris to talk about the screw your neighbor trick taking card game Little Devils from Stronghold Games. We discuss the game as a whole, and we also talk about how it plays at both of its extremes (3 and 6 players).
On this episode Bruce is joined by Rocki, Mom, Mike and Chris to play the Cryptozoic Entertainment release ROFL created by John Kovalic (the same guy who does the comic strip Dork Tower and the art for Munchkin). This game is a mix of "Name That Tune" and a complete disregard for most of the written language, especially vowels.
You can find the game at your friendly local game store, or at every online game store you can possibly fathom. Here is a link to the official website: http://www.cryptozoic.com/games/rofl
Thx 4 Lsnen OR Thx 4 Lsn (if you want to bid just 7 letters)
On Episode #2 of The Party Gamecast Reviews, Bruce is joined by Mike and Rocki to talk about upcoming game Bocce Dice by Bocce Dice and recently released Crabs Adjust Humidity by Vampire Squid Cards.
Bocce Dice is a dice dexterity game from Bocce Dice and should be up on Kickstarter starting on July 29,2013.
Crabs Adjust Humidity is an unofficial expansion to the game Cards Against Humanity the Apples to Apple clone that took the gaming world by storm. You can find Crabs Adjust Humidity at www.crabsadjusthumidity.com
This is episode #1 of the Party Game Casts newest venture "The Party Gamecast Reviews". In this episode Bruce, Mike, Erika and Mom talk about Shindig Machine by Travesty Games. You can find them on the web at www.travestygames.com.
In our final installment of LIVE @ the WBCs we talk to Richard Bliss of the "Funding the Dream" podcast. We discuss the WBCs, podcasting, what you can learn about games, Kickstarter, Spike Lee, the value of passion and all kinds of other stuff.
For this installment we talk to Kevin McCarthy the creator of Bocce Dice about his kickstarter, we also talk about tournaments at the WBCs. Kevin was at the WBCs to promote Bocce Dice, but also to enter the Dominion tournament, so Kevin gives us perspective about the tournament scene at the WBCs.
On this 6th installment of the Party Gamecast LIVE @ the WBCs we talk to Keith Avallone of Plaay.com. Plaay.com makes sports simulation games, which I (Bruce) find facinating. I love knowing this is still a thing, and I know many people have no idea this genre is even our there (including Maureen, as you will hear). This is certainly the kind of cool hidden treasure you will find at the WBCs.
On this the 5th installment of the Party Gamecast LIVE @ the WBCs, we talk to Mark Smith the creator of a game called Blown Away. This is a group game of aerodynamics that is played on an 8 tier game board. Barring a kickstarter, this is the kind of game you might only see at a convention, and is the kind of really cool find you can make if you look at everything at your next convention.
On this the 4th installment of The Party Gamecast LIVE @ the WBCs we interview Andrew Zorowitz of Foam Brain Games, the convention partner for game companies like Asmadi Games and Looney Labs. We talk about the new release from Asmadi Channel A, and also talk about sales, new releases, conventions and games in general.
If you listen until the end, there is a chance to pick up the Foam Brains promo for Fluxx.
On this third installment of The Party Gamecast LIVE @ the WBCs we talk to Joshua Gottesman of Victory Point Games and talk about making an appearance in the east, the company from a class project to now and a little about a few upcoming games. We talk about Rules Lawyer a new party game from Victory Point games, and the second edition of Tenka a new casual game from Victory Point Games.
This is the second installment of our coverage of the WBCs. In this episode we talk to Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games. He gives us the inside scoop on Space Cadets: Dice Duel (since we are holding it), Time and Space, Going, Going, Gone! and talks about the history of the WBCs.
Remember episodes will be coming at least once a day, there should be a collection of 8 of these episodes by the end.
This is the first installment of our coverage of the 2013 WBCs. We decided to show up and see what the deal was with the World Boardgaming Championships. You can find more details about them at http://www.boardgamers.org/#wbc. This episode is from the end of the day, and we give our impression about the convention and a preview of some of the interviews to come.
Once again a HUGE thanks to the WBC for letting us set up in their open gaming room and a huge thanks to everyone who came by, talked to us, and allowed us to interview them. We think it makes for some fun and interesting listening.
Remember there are more episodes to come, this is just the first.
The Party Gamecast Chats is a sponsored program, where different
people in the gaming industry come on to tell you about new products and upcoming events.
On this episode of "The Party Gamecast Chats..." Bruce is joined by Tom Donelan to talk about the upcoming game design contest that Square Shooters will be running in the month of October. We also discuss the games Square Shooters and Rodeo Rummy, which use the same dice system. All the details for the contest can be found at http://www.squareshooters.com/thatshowiroll/ OR at www.thatshowirolldice.com
First place prize is $2000 cash, and your design will be published. Runners up win $250 and category runners up will win party prize packages worth $50. All the details are at http://www.squareshooters.com/thatshowiroll/