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: 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!

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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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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!

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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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Podblast: BGGCon 2016 Day 0

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

We were joined in this one by Matt (@braingoogames on Twitter) and Mark from Boardgame Corner, all of us giving our thoughts on Day 0 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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Podblast: First Looks!

In lieu of a featured review, we are giving a few first look mini-reviews on new releases we have played! We are headed to Dallas for BGGCon here in a few hours, so enjoy!

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The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 56 – Edward Goes to Essen (part 2)

Edward & Amanda sit down for an interview style episode, recapping Edward’s trip to Essen, Germany and Spiel!

We also announce the winner of our contest for Arkwright or 1846, have two interviews from Spiel, and more! Enjoy!

  • 00:10:21 – Lonnie Orgler interview at Spiel 2016
  • 00:17:50 – What did Edward pick up at Spiel?
  • 0:28:50 – What we’ve been playing
  • 0:40:12 – BGGCon meetup info
  • 0:41:55 – Amanda interviews Edward about Spiel
  • 1:21:31 – Joris & Jeroen interview at Spiel
  • 1:36:12 – all of the voicemails we received for the contest!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 0E – Edward Goes to Essen

Edward & Amanda sit down for an interview style episode, leading up to Edward’s trip to Essen, Germany!

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Dann Albright’s article on players making a game thematic Click here.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 54.1 – Essen Preview

***This upload is specifically for our listeners that are having problems downloading the show! Let us know if you still have issues!***

Eric and Jim from Punching Cardboard join Edward and Amanda for this special combined episode! We talk a TON of upcoming Essen releases, and highlight those that are high on our want lists!

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 54 – Essen Preview

Eric and Jim from Punching Cardboard join Edward and Amanda for this special combined episode! We talk a TON of upcoming Essen releases, and highlight those that are high on our want lists!

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

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The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.

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