Month: August 2014

Heavy Cardboard Episode 6 – Master of Economy

Tony and Edward get back to the format: heavy game reviews. In this episode we discuss Master of Economy. Wow, we really have a fun and lively discussion on this game, we hope you listen and chime in with your thoughts! Have you played Master of Economy?

We also talk about our recent purchases and plays and talk about a couple of terrific games to highlight. Lastly we throw out some nominees for our Heavy Game Award and wrap up with some word association!

Master of Economy

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Heavy Cardboard “Heavy Game of 2013” Award

We recorded “Heavy Cardboard Episode 6 : Master of Economy” last night. We’ll get that edited and posted for Thursday. In the episode, one of the topics discussed was that we are beginning the formal discussion on what heavy games should be nominated for the award. Our plan is to assess the listing of all nominations and work towards releasing a list of nominees and recommendations. Schwerespiel de Jahres!

To qualify, the game must have been released in 2013 and must be a heavy game. Here are the games we’re beginning with. We would love it if you guys could leave comments here on the site about these games and what games you would nominate. Feel free to add reasoning. Let’s get a healthy discussion going about those really special heavy games of 2013!

The Capitals (BGG Weight Rating: 3.5)
Madeira (BGG Weight Rating: 4.2)
Wildcatters (BGG Weight Rating: 3.7)
Bruxelles 1893 (BGG Weight Rating: 3.5)
Bora Bora (BGG Weight Rating: 3.7)
Caverna (BGG Weight Rating: 3.8)
Kohl & Kolonie (BGG Weight Rating: 3.8)
Craftsmen (BGG Weight Rating: 4.2)

We’ll add a few more too. Cuba Libre? 1862? Let’s get this going!

Heavy Cardboard Episode 5 – Most Anticipated Games, Rest of 2014 (Part Two)

In this episode, we wrap up our discussion about games that at least one of us is anticipating the release of within the last half of 2014.

What’s on your radar?

  • 0:00:57 – Historia
  • 0:07:42 – Illusions of Glory
  • 0:10:56 – Imperial Settlers
  • 0:14:56 – Impulse
  • 0:18:12 – Kanban: Automotive Revolution
  • 0:22:50 – La Granja
  • 0:25:31 – La Isla
  • 0:27:47 – Madeira: The Ambassadors
  • 0:29:42 – Magnacy
  • 0:33:03 – Mythotopia
  • 0:35:23 – Orange Revolution
  • 0:38:01 – Panamax Edward’s and Tony’s #1 anticipated game!
  • 0:42:41 – Piwne Imperium
  • 0:47:25 – Port Royal
  • 0:50:06 – Progress
  • 0:53:10 – Ships
  • 0:54:41 – Spirits of the Rice Paddy
  • 0:57:03 – Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice
  • 0:58:01 – Vercingetorix
  • 0:59:59 – Victory in Europe
  • 1:02:26 – Village Port
  • 1:04:56 – The Witcher
  • 1:07:57 – Xia: Legends of a Drift System
  • 1:13:26 – Zhan Guo
  • 1:15:49 – Wrap Up

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