22 | Whose Turn 2019 (A gaming con in our own backyard)

We’re still basking in the glow of four days of gaming at the Whose Turn Con in Durham, NC – and what a great time it was! In this episode, we discuss many of the great games we played there including:

  • Dominant Species
  • Concordia
  • Space Base
  • Trellis
  • Sidereal Confluence
  • Wingspan
  • Keyforge
  • Welcome To…
  • Root
  • Teotihuacan
  • Chickapig
  • Takenoko

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21 | Top 5 Games Played in 2018 (Simply the Best)

We played a LOT of games in 2018, which is great in so many ways. The only downside is that it makes choosing the top 5 REALLY HARD! This week on the show, we share our five favorite “new to us” board games of 2018… and there were a lot to choose from… so these are some really great games!

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Mamie’s Top 5
5) Gloomhaven
4) The Mind
3) Orléans
2) Vinhos Deluxe Edition
1) Root

Josh’s Top 5
5) Orléans
4) The Mind
3) Container
2) Vinhos Deluxe Edition
1) Dominant Species

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20 | Keyforge (A Procedurally Generated Episode)

In our last episode of 2018, we try something new – the collectable card game, Keyforge! Neither of us have the time to track down the best cards and combos for traditional deck building games, but Keyforge suggests the promise of just purchasing a deck, opening it, and playing. Does it live up to the hype for a couple of strategy gamers like us? We discuss our review of Keyforge from Fantasy Flight Games, this week on the show!

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19 | Cardboard and Wine Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s the holiday season! We know the best (and most stressful) aspect of this time of year are showering the people you love with just the right gifts. And what better gift than sharing something YOU love – board games! With so many games out there, finding just the perfect one for the person in your life can be daunting, so we have you covered!

In this episode, we give our board game recommendations for little ones, families, those who are new to gaming, and friends who are ready to take the next steps into the hobby. Lastly, we share our pick for the BEST board game gift idea for 2018!

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18 | Root First Impressions (Toast Warriors)

If you’ve been within 10 miles of any board game media over the past several months, you have undoubtedly heard of Root, a game of war and direct conflict disguised by the most adorable meeples you’ve ever seen. Seriously – we never thought, in 2018, we could be wow’d by meeples, but these somehow are the best meeples ever. They’re adorable, chunky, and surprisingly expressive, and yet… these are not cats and birds and mice. No! As the Law of Root (rulebook) clearly states, these meeples are WARRIORS! There’s a lot to unpack in Root, and we have only begun to scratch the surface, but in this episode we give first impressions after our first few plays.

Also, we discuss a recent (complete!) playthrough of 1889!

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© Cardboard and Wine Podcast 2018