Episode #85: Expansions!

Episode #85: Expansions!

In this episode, Cathy & Mark talk about what makes a good game expansion; and Cathy interviews Heather O’Niell from 9th Level Games about her new game, Meeple Party.

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  • Opening: 0:59
  • The Interview: 27:48
  • Hot Topic: 49:17
  • Closing: 1:03:11

Cathy Ford - Host & Producer


Mark Ford

Cathy Ford Mark Ford
Games We’ve Played Recently


Reviewer Game Designer OTP Rating
Mark Ford Dice Forge Regis Bonnesee 4
Cathy Ford Dragonriders of Pern Sam Lewis 3
Mark Ford Yedo Franz Vohwinkel 4.5
Cathy Ford Dice of Crowns Sean Epperson,
Brander “Badger” Roullett


Rating scale of 1-5We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:

5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!

The Interview: Heather O’Neill

Cathy interviews Heather O’Neill from 9th Level Games about her current Kickstarter campaign for her game, Meeple Party which is live on Kickstarter until October 25, 2018.

Connect with Heather Online!
Power Grid: Korea Expansion Map

Power Grid: Korea Expansion Map

Hot Topic: Expansions

Cathy & Mark talk about board game expansions. What makes a good expansion? What makes a bad expansion? What are some of Mark & Cathy’s most favorite and least favorite expansions? Games mentioned include:


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