16 | Viticulture (Just Add Wine)

With a podcast called “Cardboard and Wine”, it was just a matter of time before we discussed Viticulture. In this episode, we dive deep into our thoughts on this gorgeous wine-themed game. We also spend some time comparing and contrasting Viticulture with the subject of our last episode, Vinhos.

In addition, we share our favorite gaming moments from the past two weeks including Antiquity and Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar.

Lastly, we procure an Old Vine Zin from Aldi of all places!

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15 | Vinhos (The “Other” Wine Game)

Having a podcast called “Cardboard and Wine”, we often get asked when we are going to review Viticulture. Well, not this week (that’s next week’s show), but instead we take a deep dive into the “other” wine-themed game (that actually came first), Vinhos by Vital Lacerda. Like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinhos is beautifully complex, with lots to consider. Vinhos presents a heavier engine-building, action selection, european-style, strategy game about making wine. Color us intrigued. There’s so much to say about Vinhos, so let’s jump right in.

To stick with the theme of becoming a Portuguese wine magnate, we popped a bottle of Broadbent Vinho Verde from Portugal!

In addition, we discuss some recent memorable gaming moments with The Mind and Dominant Species.

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6 | Azul (The Literal Tile-Laying Game)

Are you an attention seeker? Then setup a game of Azul in your local coffee shop and see what happens. This game is gorgeous on whatever table you prefer to play on. The tiles, the boards, even the bag. But beautiful components a good game does not make. Is Azul a quality GAME? On this episode, we discuss the 2017 tile-laying game about laying tile, Azul!

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1 | Sagrada (Fun with Grozing Pliers)

It’s not every day that we’re drawn to a game JUST because of how it looks on the table, but Sagrada was one of those games. The dice and player boards are stunning, but does the gameplay live up to the flashy components? We discuss, this week on the show!

The star of the show are those beautiful player boards and dice.

The player boards clearly draw direct inspiration from actual stained glass from the Sagrada Familia.

The Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain is the oldest, unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world. The life’s work of Antoni Gaudí, it is truly a breathtaking blending of gothic architecture and intricate stained glass.

Sagrada captures the theme of stained glass making in a fun, compact, satisfying experience. Check it out and let us know what you think about Sagrada!

Also on this week’s show, we ruminate on a recent escape-room-in-a-box fail with Unlock! Squeek and Sausage.

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