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 54.1 – Essen Preview

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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.

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

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 53 – Panthalos

A whole lot of games acquired, games played, and TITANS! Not to mention a fair bit of abstract-gaming goodness to boot!

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. Edward didn’t quite get to updating this yet. Check back Monday.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 52 – Amanda’s Top 50 & Edward’s Top 50

Edward and Amanda present their top 50 favorite games of right now! We had two caveats when we compiled our lists: (1) no filler games and (2) the games could be of any weight class.

  • 0:24:41 – 21 thru 50 – alphabetical
  • 1:13:13 – 20 down to 1

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

The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.
The HC group auction can be found here.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 51 – Fields of Arle

Feel like doing some solo/2p farming?

Feel like listening to some “Asmodee is taking over the world” talk?

THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU, MY FRIEND!

Edward and Amanda talk Fields of Arle, and Jim from Punching Cardboard joins Edward and Amanda to discuss the recent Asmodee takeover of ZMan and others.

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

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Episode 50 – Saint Petersburg

Last episode was all about newer games, so to balance the scales, we’re taking it back to 2004 (and 2014) in our featured review when we tackle the tried & true classic, Saint Petersburg! We also pay our respects to John Henry in our trailer of Martin Wallace’s 2008, Steel Driver. And just in time to help folks decide whether to back (or not) the Kickstarter, we take on Yokohama in the second trailer. Oh and did we mention that we welcome back Tony (on a quarterly basis) to the show?😉

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

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Episode 49 – Small City

We tackle a few recent releases in this episode! We start out with trailer reviews of the super meta-game Millennium Blades & Wings for the Baron before we review, in depth, the latest release from Alban Viard, Small City!

The HC guild over on BGG just hit the 1,000 member milestone. 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.
The 2 official variants for Small city are here.

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Episode 48 – HeavyCon 2016 recap

It’s a LONG one, but we think you’ll love it!

Our recap of HeavyCon 2016 has lots of special guests, lots of trash talking, lots of laughing and lots of info.

There are no trailers in this episode, and there is no featured review. All HeavyCon recap, wall to wall!

Don’t forget to join us in the guild to discuss the episode with us & your fellow Elephants!

  • 0:26:18 Recent games played, games played at HeavyCon
  • 0:44:54 Podcasters Roundtable – Brandon from Brawling Brothers, Travis from Low Player Count and Jim from Punching Cardboard
  • 1:32:11 Edward and Amanda with Tony and Ash

The HC Anticipation Geeklist can be found here.

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