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!

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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Follow along with Edward’s Endless Gameday Geeklist here.

Be sure to join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

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!

Enjoy!

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

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The variant with less “Take That” can be found here.

The listener map is here: Click to add your mark!.

Follow along with Edward’s Endless Gameday Geeklist here.

Be sure to join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

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!

Enjoy!

  • 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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The listener map is here: Click to add your mark!.

Want to ask a question of us?: Click here.

Follow along with Edward’s Endless Gameday Geeklist here.

Be sure to join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

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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!

Enjoy!

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The Herd map is here: Click to add your mark!

Have a question for us? Ask the Elephant.

Follow along with Edward’s Endless Game Day!

Be sure to join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

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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.

Enjoy!

  • 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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Podblast: Heavy Cardboard interviews Mark Swanson

**Please note – this interview was very quiet. You may need to raise the volume. – Amanda**

Edward & Amanda sat down with Mark Swanson, the designer of Feudum at BGGCon – here’s the interview. We discussed the game, the thought process behind designing the game, the art, and more! ENJOY!

Go join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 57 – Princes of the Renaissance

Edward & Amanda sit down for our first weekly show! We discuss Princes of the Renaissance, and feature Edward’s interview from Spiel 2016 with Martin Wallace.

Enjoy!

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Be sure to join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

Podblast: BGGCon 2016 Day 2

This is the third installment of our daily podblasts from BGGCon 2016!

Keep an eye and ear out for these every day!

Make sure to follow Edward on Twitter (@heavycardboard) and Amanda (@amandau) for pictures, Periscopes and updates!

Go join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.

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Podblast: BGGCon 2016 Day 1

This is the second installment of our daily podblasts from BGGCon 2016!

We were joined in this one by Jim (@Punch_Cardboard on Twitter) giving our thoughts on Day 1 of BGGCon!

Keep an eye and ear out for these every day!

Make sure to follow Edward on Twitter (@heavycardboard) and Amanda (@amandau) for pictures, Periscopes and updates!

Go join the discussion over at the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.

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