4 | Gloomhaven (Adventures in Plano Boxes)

It’s Gloomhaven. What more can be said about the 7th Wonder of the World… or at least the 7th game ever to hit #1 on Board Game Geek? Well, we’ll take a half hour or so and see what we can add to the conversation. There are many things to enjoy about Gloomhaven: the extensively creative scenario book, the HUGE pile of monsters, the giant box that miraculously fits within an Ikea Kallax shelf space!

But does it live up to the HYPE? Does it live up to the $150 price tag? Is it suitable for… date night? On this week’s episode of Cardboard and Wine, we will discuss all this and more. If it’s any indication, Gloomhaven inspired us to paint our first minis. Gamer nerd achievement unlocked!

We also enjoy a nice affordable Malbec while giving our first thoughts on Gaia Project, playing Fiery Dragons and Ticket to Ride First Journey with the kiddos, and running a Werewolf game on Twitter!

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3 | Lost Cities (Handshakes and Shuffling Bliss)

Way back in 2006, we placed our first board game order. Yesterday we received another game order in the mail, and we still get just as excited twelve years later to cut the shrink wrap off and punch out brand news games as we did way back when! In that very first game order was Lost Cities, a two player card game that we’ve played many times over the years.

Friends who know we are board gamers will often ask for game recommendations, and this is one that is always on the list – especially for couples. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it provides plenty of interesting and tense decisions. Oh, and those cards shuffle soooo nicely!

In this episode, we discuss fitting games into busy work schedules, gaming with kids, and red wine blends, all leading up to our in-depth review of Lost Cities!

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