Episode #23: Board Game Challenges Update #1

Episode 23: Board Game Challenges

In this episode Sarah, Jessica, and Cathy report on where we stand with our 2017 board game challenges; Cathy has an interview with Briana Aea about the Sacramento Indie Game Arcade, Frank tells us about playing island games solo; and Cathy has an interview with Maury Brown of New World Magischola and Magischola Prep Summer Camp.

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The Interview #1 Maury Brown of New World Magischola

Cathy talks with Maury Brown of New World Magischola about a 4-day LARP for adults and a 7-day LARP summer camp for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

Island Solo Games Part 1

Frank compares and contrasts Friday and Robinson Crusoe.

Challenges Ahead Road SignBoard Game Challenges Report

Sarah, Jessica, and Cathy discuss their 2017 Board Game Challenges and how they have done with them so far in 2017.

Cathy shares her Firefly Quick Reference Guide to help teach new people how to play this fun pick-up-and-deliver game.

The Interview #2
Sacramento Indie Arcade

Cathy interviews Briana Aea about the Sacramento Indie Arcade being held on April 8, 2017 in West Sacramento, CA where computer games created by local developers.

Games Mentioned in This Episode

We 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 links below will take you to BoardGameGeek.com, RPGGeek.com, or VideoGameGeek.com where you can learn more about the individual games. The Buy It!links will take you to FunAgainGames.com OR DriveThruRPG.com OR Amazon.com where you can purchase the game. These are affiliate links and using them will help us pay for show expenses like hosting, buying games, and traveling to conventions and events.

 Game Name/BGG Link  Where to Buy It
Ascension Buy It!
Automobiles Buy It!
Battlestar Galactica Buy It!
Can’t Stop Buy It!
Carson City Buy It!
Castles of Burgundy Buy It!
Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game Buy It!
Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure Buy It!
Diamonds Buy It!
Dominion Buy It!
Dresden Files Preorder It!*
Favelas Unpublished
Fleet Buy It!
Fleet: Wharfside Buy It!
Fields of Green Buy It!
Firefly: The Game Buy It!
First Class: All Aboard the Orient Express Buy It!
Flick ‘Em Up Buy It!
Food Chain Magnate Buy It!
Fortune & Glory Buy It!
Friday Buy It!
Guillotine Buy It!
Herbaceous Buy It!
Inhabit the Earth Buy It!
Istanbul Buy It!
Jupiter Rescue Buy It!
Ladder 29 Buy It!
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Buy It!
Legendary Encounters: Firefly Buy It!
Luna Buy It!
Mechs vs. Minions Buy It!
Metro Buy It!
The Networks Buy It!
New Bedford Buy It!
Night of the Grand Octopus Buy It!
Ogre Buy It!
Pack O’ Games Buy It!
Panamax Buy It!
Potion Explosion Buy It!
Professor Pugnacious’ Portfolio of Perils, Pugilism, and Perfidy: The Card Game of Victorian Combat
Buy It!
Project Dreamscape Buy It!
Pursuit of Happiness Buy It!
Qwixx Deluxe Buy It!
Reaching Angel’s Nest Unpublished Game
Robinson Crusoe Buy It!
Robot Turtles Buy It!
Rocket Squad Buy It!
Roll for the Galaxy Buy It!
Russian Railroads Buy It!
Sylvion Buy It!
Skull King Buy It!
Star Realms Buy It!
Star Trek: Frontiers Buy It!
Terraforming Mars Buy It!
Thurn & Taxis Buy It!
Time Management: The Time Management Game Buy It!
Trickerion: Legends of Illusion Buy It!
Unfair! Buy It!
Valeria Card Kingdoms Buy It!
VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game Buy It!

*Not an affiliate link

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