Welcome to Heavy Cardboard!

Heavy Cardboard? Yeah, we think it succinctly defines what this site and the podcast is all about…heavy board games and war games. In each episode of the podcast, we will focus our attention on one heavy game to discuss. We’ll share our thoughts and opinions on the game with our listeners. Our intention is not to teach you how to play but to help inform you about the game and hopefully help you decide if a game is one you’d like. Also, each episode will include shorter discussions on at least two other games, what games we’ve recently acquired or are playing, BGG lists and…life in general.

We encourage you to give us feedback about the site and the podcast, we’re doing this for fun but we hope to be helpful and entertaining for our listeners. So, with that, onto the discussions about heavy cardboard!

BGG 2014 Best Board Game Podcast of 2014 Nominee
Heavy Cardboard is humbled and thrilled to have been a BGG Nominee for Best Board Game Podcast in both of our first 2 years: 2014 & 2015. Congrats all of the nominees and especially to the winners!

Podblast: Tramways Review is Delayed

We just aren’t ready to do our Tramways review yet. We explain why in this podblast.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 65 – The Chattanooga Rail Con Interview

Edward sat down with Tony and Paul Chad to discuss the Chattanooga Rail Con. ENJOY!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 64 – January (2017) Briefing

Edward & Amanda sit down for our second “briefing.” In these episodes, we give our personal updates, talk about all the games that we’ve acquired, and talk about all games we’ve been playing since the last briefing.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 63 – High Treason!

Edward & Amanda discuss the Victory Point Games release High Treason: The Trial of Louis Riel and Edward sits down with the designer, Alex Berry, to discuss the design of the game.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 62 – The Look Ahead

Edward & Amanda are joined by Ash and Matt, our friends and fellow gamers, to discuss Edward, Ash and Matt’s Top 10 most anticipated games of 2017!

This is a long one, so tuck in! Enjoy!

  • 00:08:08 – What have we acquired?
  • 00:15:17 – What are we hunting?
  • 00:19:07 – What have we been playing?
  • 00:39:04 – The guys begin discussing their Top 10 most anticipated games!

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Edward has begun the 2017 Heavy Cardboard Anticipation List! Find it here.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 61 – Terraforming Mars

Edward & Amanda discuss the Stronghold Games release Terraforming Mars in this episode, and we also share Edward’s interview with Stephen Buonocore at Essen!

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  • 00:06:08 – Stephen Buonocore interview at Spiel 2016
  • 00:18:24 – Terraforming Mars

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 60 – It’s All New to Us!

End of the year equals best of 2016 games lists, right? Not at Heavy Cardboard!

Edward & Amanda discuss three end of year lists, and answer some Ask the Elephant questions!

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  • 00:07:53 – Top 10 New to Us games NOT released in 2016
  • 00:23:40 – Top 10 New to Us small games
  • 00:39:29 – Achromatic Elephant games
  • 00:55:29 – Ask the Elephant

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 59 – December (2016) Briefing

Edward & Amanda sit down for our first “briefing.” In these episodes, we are going to give our personal updates, talk about all the games that we’ve acquired, and talk about all games we’ve been playing since the last briefing.

Fan of the new format? Let us know on Twitter or via email!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 58 – Solarius Mission

Edward & Amanda sit down to discuss Solarius Mission by Spielworxx! We also feature two of Edward’s interviews from Spiel 2016: Andreas “Ode” Odendahl, designer of Solarius Mission, and Uli Blennemann, the man behind the publisher, Spielworxx.

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  • 00:04:57 – Andreas Odendahl interview at Spiel 2016
  • 00:15:16 – Uli Blennemann interview at Spiel 2016
  • 00:26:33 – Solarius Mission

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