Episodes

Heavy Cardboard Episode 69 – Nina & Pinta

Edward is joined by Matt and Ash in this review of Nina & Pinta!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 68 – February 2017 Briefing

Edward & Amanda sit down for our February 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 67 – A Feast for Odin

Edward & Amanda sit down to talk about A Feast for Odin. Let us know what you think!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 66 – Tramways

Edward & Amanda discuss Alban Viard’s latest release, Tramways. We also get to hear Edward’s interview with Alban that he conducted at Essen Spiel!

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  • 00:10:04 – Alban Viard interview
  • 00:29:14 – Tramways

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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 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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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 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 aquired, 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 (w/ Andreas Odendahl & Uli Blenamman interviews)

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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Heavy Cardboard Episode 58 – Solarius Mission (w/ Heavy Cardboard Episode 58 – Solarius Mission (w/Andreas Odendahl & Uli Blennaman interviews)

  • 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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Heavy Cardboard Episode 57 – Princes of the Renaissance (w/ Martin Wallace interview)

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.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 56 – Edward goes to Essen! Part II

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 OE (55) – 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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Heavy Cardboard Episode 54 – 2016 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!

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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!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 52 – The Top 50 of late 2016

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

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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.

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Heavy Cardboard 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? 😉

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Heavy Cardboard 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!

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  • 0:24:39 Trailer: Millennium Blades
  • 0:33:03 Trailer: Wings for the Baron
  • 0:44:08 Featured Review: Small City

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The 2 offical variants for Small city are here.
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Heavy Cardboard Episode 48 – HeavyCon 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!

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  • 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

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 47 – Wildcatters

Join us this episode as we dig deep and hope for oil in RASS Games’ 2013 release, Wildcatters.

We also discuss Haspelknecht and 18Dixie.

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The 3 player variant for Wildcatters mentioned can be found here.
Chally’s review is here.
Heavy Games on Your Table for May 2016

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 46 – Cavum

Join us this episode as we explore the 2008 K & K game Cavum. Is the game an overlooked gem or is it just a ‘fugazi’? You’ll have to listen to find out!

We also discuss 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and West of Africa.

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The FAQ for Cavum mentioned can be found here.
Chally’s review is here.
Heavy Games on Your Table for April 2016

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 45 – Antiquity

This episode is all about the Cult of the Old! We break down Splotter Spellen’s Antiquity, as well as Hansa and Metropolys.

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A quick request/reminder that this is the first episode post-Tony, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 44 – Age of Steam & we say farewell to Tony

In this episode, we delve deep into the masterpiece that is Age of Steam. We talk about why we love it, highlight some maps that we love…and, sadly, say goodbye to Tony.

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  • 0:33:27 – Age of Steam primer
  • 0:36:30 – We dissect Age of Steam, what we like and don’t
  • 1:20:33 – Amanda’s highlight map – 1830’s Pennsylvania
  • 1:23:45 – Tony’s highlight map – Montreal Metro
  • 1:26:39 – Edward’s highlight maps – Soul Train and The Moon
  • 1:30:30 – Summaries
  • 1:38:34 – Tony’s farewell

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 43 – Auctions & an interview with Vital Lacerda

This episode is wall-to-wall discussion about AUCTIONS…and it’s a big’un, so tuck in everyone! Not to mention, we also have a wide-ranging discussion with highly-regarded designer, Vital Lacerda. You know, the man behind such fantastic designs as Vinhos, Kanban, and the Gallerist!

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  • 0:33:19 – Vital Lacerda interview
  • 1:18:19 – All you can eat Auctions!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 42 – Troyes

We have lots of content in this episode and a couple of announcements. We have three(!) game trailers (1849, Castles of Burgundy, & Quebec) in addition to the main feature: Troyes! Sit back, put your headphones in and enjoy yourself!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 41 – Lignum

Gut Holz! Lignum is the featured game of this episode. Does this game make the cut? Or, do we have an axe to grind? Ok, that’s terrible, but our conversation about the game could interest you! We also talk about Bretagne and Signorie. We think you’ll find our conclusions interesting!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 40 – Nippon

Portugal figures heavily (pun intended) into episode 40 as we discuss both The Gallerist and Nippon – both games sprang from the creative minds of Portugal’s brightest designers! In between, we go into space and talk about Roll for the Galaxy, the dice engine game that is Race for the Galaxy’s younger cousin.

Lots of questions from the Heavy Cardboard Guild made their way into this episode too! Join us in the guild for discussions on this episode and heavy gaming in general!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 39 – The Top 50 of Right Now!

Lists. They inspire reflection, emotion, balance and – most importantly – they inspire conversation! Edward and Tony 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.

We also share the results of the poll of our listeners for their top 10 games.

Listen to our lists and tell us your lists!

  • 0:24:41 – 21 thru 50
  • 1:13:13 – 11 thru 20
  • 1:27:53 – 1 thru 10

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 38 – Mombasa

Alexander Pfister is on a roll and Heavy Cardboard is reviewing his heaviest work, Mombasa. It’s a game that has some very unique mechanics: an interesting take on stock ownership and hand management. Listen to the episode and our take on the game. Don’t forget to join us in the guild to discuss Mombasa with us & your fellow Elephants!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 37 – All the Games (& BGGCon)

The main feature of episode 37 is, well, lots & lots of games. We’ve played a lot of games lately what with BGG CON and all. We’ll cover all that and the super awesome Heavy Cardboard gathering at BGG CON. Along the way, Euro Crisis and 18MS are the subjects of our trailers.

Did you go to BGG CON? Were you at the Heavy Cardboard gathering there? Share your heavy gaming experiences with us!

  • 0:45:32 – Euro Crisis
  • 0:54:50 – 18MS
  • 1:03:59 – Featured Game: BGG CON
  • 1:20:19 – Featured Game: Heavy Cardboard Gathering at BGG CON

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 36 – Neue Heimat

Neue Heimat. Gesundheit! This wicked little auction game is the primary topic of discussion. We love auction games here at Heavy Cardboard, and if you do too, check this one out. Also, we talk a little about Ships, the new Martin Wallace release. Macao, and older Feld design is yet another topic of discussion.

Sound quality comes and goes during parts of the first half of this episode as we had some technical issues when recording – however we sorted it out and the rest of the episode is good. Sorry about that!

Here is a link to a compilation of Neue Heimat house rules/variants.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 35 – Food Chain Magnate

Food Chain Magnate. Joris and Jeroen talked about it during our interview. We got hyped up for the game. Finally, it arrived. Finally, we played it. Did it live up to the hype? Give a listen and find out.

Also, we have a series of short discussions on the Essen games we have had a chance to play so far. Honestly, it’s been a mixed bag, but that’s to be expected. What do you guys think? What Essen games have you played?

  • 0:18:18 – Ships
  • 0:20:19 – Mombasa
  • 0:28:47 – The Royal Goods
  • 0:34:19 – My Village
  • 0:37:10 – SteamRollers
  • 0:40:22 – Pi mal Pflaumen
  • 0:44:20 – Dilluvia Project
  • 0:46:55 – Antarctica
  • 0:50:50 – Burano
  • 0:53:51 – Food Chain Magnate

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 34 – Late 2015 Preview

We hope you think this will be a fantastic episode. In addition to some preliminary chatter on the much anticipated Food Chain Magnate, we cover the Knizia classic Medici and get into the list of games we are anticipating for the rest of 2015. We talk about 25 games over 82 minutes!
  • 0:20:51 – Food Chain Magnate
  • 0:25:32 – Medici
  • 0:38:20 – Concordia: Salsa
  • 0:42:18 – Russian Railroads: German Railroads
  • 0:47:16 – 1914 Germany at War
  • 0:50:14 – Bretagne
  • 0:52:39 – Burano
  • 0:55:25 – Dilluvia Project
  • 0:59:22 – Haithabu
  • 1:04:58 – Haspelknect
  • 1:08:36 – Imperious Milenarios
  • 1:12:53 – Lignum
  • 1:17:31 – Mega Civilization
  • 1:22:35 – Mexica
  • 1:25:07 – Mombasa
  • 1:27:36 – Nippon
  • 1:30:45 – Nord
  • 1:33:55 – Pax Pamir
  • 1:36:26 – Porta Nigra
  • 1:38:25 – The Producers 1940 – 1944
  • 1:41:48 – Royal Goods
  • 1:44:42 – Ships
  • 1:47:15 – Signorie
  • 1:50:22 – Through the Ages
  • 1:52:47 – Tin Goose
  • 1:58:02 – Trickerion
  • 2:00:44 – U.S. Civil War

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 33 – Masters of Venice

Masters of Venice. A quirky, under-the-radar game that has an awful lot going for it & we dive deep into it during our featured review. We also give a couple of Martin Wallace titles a good look when we do an extended trailer on Tinner’s Trail as well as touch on Liberte a bit. There’s a little bit medium, a good bit of heavy, and a full heaping of quirky, so sit back & enjoy the listen! We would love to hear from y’all with your thoughts on the show and on the games discussed. We hope you enjoy the episode as much as we had recording it!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 32 – Argent: The Consortium

Argent: The Consortium is the featured game of this episode. Yes, Argent: The Consortium. Give a listen, you may be surprised! Have you played this game and if you have, what are your thoughts on it? We also touch on Triumph & Tragedy and Praetor. Yep, full of surprises in this episode! As always, enjoy the show!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 31 – The Trailer Trifecta

Forge War, The Networks and Baltimore & Ohio get discussed in “the trailer episode”. A trifecta of trailers! We hope that you enjoy the episode and, as always, let us know what you think about these games. Have you played them? What are your thoughts on them?

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 30 – Rococo

Nothing says an evening of fun like making dresses and suits for the ball, right? Right? Yup, that’s right! No, but really, yes. This episode has us talking about the beautiful game, Rococo. Euro-y goodness? Listen and find out! We also discuss the 2-player Trambahn and The Staufer Dynasty. As always, let us know what you think of the games and the show!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 29 – 18XX

18XX games have a reputation for heaviness & for being intimidating to get into. It doesn’t help that, on top of that, they seemingly are a niche genre within a niche genre. In this episode we discuss why we’re excited about 18XX gaming in the hopes that we can help folks get over the hump & inspire our fellow heavy game enthusiasts to explore this genre of game!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 28 – Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica, currently the #2 game in the land, is the subject of our featured review. We also get into a couple of train games, String Railway and Chicago Express. Give a listen and let us know what your thoughts on on the game. Comment here on the site, or open a thread in our guild.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 27 – Splotter Spellen Interview

We’re starting off year 2 of Heavy Cardboard with a bang! Joris and Jeroen, the brain-trusts of Splotter Spellen are the featured guests in this episode. We ask them about game design, publishing, themselves…and…yeah…Food Chain Magnate which is scheduled to be available at Essen. We also talk about Brew Crafters and Ra. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did and let us know what you think!

  • 0:16:14 – Brew Crafters
  • 0:25:07 – Ra
  • 0:35:16 – Feature: Splotter Spellen Interview

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 26 – Uwe Rosenberg

Change of pace alert! Heavy Cardboard discusses Uwe Rosenberg. We end up talking about a lot of games of course! Also, we take some time and offer up an extended trailer for the brand new release, Kraftwagen, as well as a trailer for the excellent 3-player game, Maria.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 25 – Container

The guys talk about Container. It’s OOP and costly, but is it worth the money? They also touch on Merkator and London. HeavyCon 2015 is also a topic of discussion. Lastly, Ask the Elephant returns in this episode with great questions from the listener community.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 24 – Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico. The boardgaming legend is the main topic of the Heavy Cardboard crew in this episode. If you’ve never played this classic, listen to this episode and decide if it is a title you should try.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 23 – Ground Floor

In this episode we tackle Ground Floor by David Short, brought to us by Tasty Minstrel Games. We start on the ground floor and work our way up through the game and let you know what we think. We also cover Arboretum and 20th Century.

  • 0:30:24 – Arboretum
  • 0:37:47 – 20th Century
  • 0:44:16 – Featured Game: Ground Floor
  • 1:31:50 – Ask the Elephant
  • Note: Our Youtube channel & everything that goes with it will be available this weekend. We will edit this with our Youtube channel link when everything is ready!
  • Also, the Age of Steam: Heavy Cardboard map has been uploaded to BGG and is awaiting approval from the mods. Check back during the weekend and hopefully they approve it by then!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 22 – Worker Placement

Worker placement – what a great mechanic! The fellas lay down their definition for it and talk about a handful of implementations in specific games. Agricola, Caylus, Craftsmen, Lords of Waterdeep, Keyflower, Stone Age, Viticulture, Kanban, Bora Bora, Carson City, Bus, Le Havre, Ground Floor, Dominant Species, Madeira and Village. Tony thinks Edward is still on medication if he thinks Village is a worker placement game – give a listen – and share with the fellas your thoughts on Worker Placement. Enjoy!

  • 0:17:30 – Worker Placement
  • 1:24:19 – Ask the Elephant
  • 1:28:41 – Multicil

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 21 – Indonesia

Indonesia. It evokes exotic imagery and adventure. A country with amazing attributes and contrasts. Splotter Spellen’s heavy economic board game of the same name equally evokes exotic imagery and adventure and is a game of amazing attributes and contrasts. We have thoroughly enjoyed playing this game and are thrilled to review. Give the episode a listen and tell us what your thoughts are regarding the game.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 20 – Wir Sind das Volk!

OK, in this episode we look at Wir sind das Volk the new Cold War themed game for two players. Since that game is not a very long game, we invested some time into a couple of other games that have been on our tables.

Locomotive Werks is a game we have just begun to explore and we had some interesting conversation around our game tables regarding it, so we wanted to share some conversation with our listeners about this title.

Grand Cru is an economic game with a wine-making theme (always fun to have a glass or two when playing a wine-themed game) that we’ve played recently. There are some interesting things going on in this imperfect game – give a listen and let us know what you think!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 19 – Automobile

Martin Wallace’s Automobile is the guest in this episode. This is an extremely interesting game – give a listen to see if you agree with our thoughts. We also kick into the first “Ask Heavy Cardboard” segment too – so, thanks everyone for the questions!

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 18 – Agricola

The classic, the monster hit Agricola is our featured game in this episode. We also touch on Forged in Steel and re-rate – using our new 1 to 6 scale – the games from our earlier episodes. Also, you guys should help me get Edward to play Lancaster. I know he’ll like it!


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 17 – ZhanGuo

Wow! This episode is loaded. We talk about Cargotrain, AquaSphere, Antiquity and we feature ZhanGuo. We also discuss our top 10 games that were new to us in 2014 but were NOT reviewed by us on the show. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

 


 

Heavy Cardboard Episode 16 – Shipyard

To switch off the cult of the new, let’s examine a slightly older game – Shipyard by Vladimir Suchy. We’ll talk about Scoville and Chinatown too – and of course lament the demise of our favorite football teams. Oh well, we didn’t need a reason to drink, but it’s nice to have one!


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 15 – Arkwright

To ring in the new year, we bring our faithful listeners a tab bit of extra content in this episode! In addition to our normal routine, we have an extra review for you all. 2015’s Spirits of the Rice Paddy! Also, Edward muses about dexterity games. We also touch on Colonialism and dive deep into Arkwright! We hope you enjoy the episode.

A huge thank you to Ape Games and Spielworxx for the generous review copies provided to Heavy Cardboard!

Happy New Year! Be safe!


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 14 – Kanban: Automotive Revolution

Vital Lacerda’s ‘Kanban: Automotive Revolution’. That’s the game review of this episode. Listen to our thoughts on this heavy weight. Additionally, instead of covering a couple of side games, we list out some of the games we’re hoping show up in 2015…hey, 2015 is just around the corner!

Happy Holidays, everyone!


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 13 – BGG Con 2014 Revisited

OK, we share in some of the fun of BGG CON 2014 for those of you that could not make it to the convention…but…we have a little fun framing the discussion.

We also rock into The Gallerist and Imperial Settlers as well as discuss our favorite mechanic.

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 12 – Three Kingdoms Redux

Three Kingdoms Redux, a brand new title coming out from Starting Player is reviewed…with a hint of Chinese wisdom! Listen to what the guys have to say about this game and see if it piques your interest.

We also talk about the Feld classic, Luna and another new title, Uruk II.

Oh, and there is another game giveaway…so listen up for the deets!


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 11 – Brass

Where there’s muck there’s brass…and there’s both muck and brass to be found in Martin Wallace’s classic game Brass. The guys discuss this game, one of the euros rated heaviest (3.9) on BGG. And, we’ve been playing games such as Clinic, Rococco, Thunder Alley, Biblios and Strasbourg.

Speaking of playing, this episode has us doing a little role playing and word association.


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 10 – La Granja
The new but already rare La Granja from Spielworxx is the topic of the day in episode 10…and…the fellas have a difference of opinion on the gameplay! Some good conversation is in the offing!We also put some thoughts down about 1846 and Merchants of the Middle Ages…have you played these?

And, we’ve been playing games such as City Hall, Endeavor, Biblios, Machi Koro, Impulse, Panamax and Roads & Boats.


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 9 – Vinhos
This episode features one of the toughest games going: Vinhos. It is a hard game to teach and to learn, is it worth the effort? Does it have the heavy elements you look for in a game? Well, give a listen and let us know what you think!We also highlight a couple of other games: City Hall and Fire in the Lake!

Vinhos

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As promised, here is the link to our guild on BoardGameGeek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2044

Also, here is the link to the un-official variant that Vital suggests for removing the start player randomness: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/597027/non-official-author-suggestion-non-random-start-vi

 


 

Heavy Cardboard Episode 8 – Craftsmen

We’ve been into Craftsmen a lot lately, and it is heavy cardboard indeed! It is a little harder to get than many games, but we think it is worth the effort to acquire a copy. Give this episode a listen and tell us wht you think!

We also highlight a couple of other games: Palaces of Carrara and Vinhos!

Craftsmen

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Heavy Cardboard Episode 7 – Panamax

Yes! Panamax has arrived! We dig deep into this game in this episode. We hope you listen and let us know what you think!

Panamax

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Shut Up & Sit Down review Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Tiffany reviews Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

The Heavy Cardboard “Essen & Beyond” Geeklist on BGG!

 


 

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 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?

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  • 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

 


 

Heavy Cardboard Episode 4 – Most Anticipated Games, Rest of 2014 (Part One)

In this episode, we discuss many games that at least one of us is anticipating the release of within the last half of 2014. Along the way we’ll run across our top 10 most anticipated games!

We have a lot to cover – 42 games – so, this is part one of two. In two weeks, we’ll release part 2.

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  • 0:04:55 – 18XX
  • 0:05:52 – Alchemist
  • 0:09:45 – AquaSphere
  • 0:14:35 – Arkwright
  • 0:08:03 – Arler Erde
  • 0:22:52 – Battle of the 5 Armies
  • 0:26:22 – Blocks in Afrika
  • 0:29:57 – Captains of Industry
  • 0:35:13 – Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  • 0:39:09 – City Hall
  • 0:42:41 – Craftsmen
  • 0:46:48 – Dead of Winter
  • 0:50:52 – Deus
  • 0:53:53 – Doomtown: Reloaded
  • 0:58:31 – Evolution
  • 1:03:55 – Fire in the Lake
  • 1:09:34 – Five Tribes
  • 1:12:35 – Greenland
  • 1:15:22 – Hands in the Sea

     

     

Heavy Cardboard Episode 3 – Die Macher

Episode 3 is hot off the presses! We really dig into the classic and influential German game Die Macher. For those of you that do not speak German, that means “The Macher”…wait, I mean, “The Doer”! Let us know what you think about the episode and the games discussed!

Die Macher


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Heavy Cardboard Episode 2 – Le Havre

Episode 2 is ready! We hope you’ll listen and comment about the podcast and about the games!

Le Havre


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  • 0:01:48 – Recent Acquisitions and Anticipations
  • 0:14:13 – Recent Games Played: 0:14:13 Global Mogul | 21:15 Concordia | 25:56 Die Macher | 28:47 Cuba
  • 0:33:35 – Featured Game: Le Havre
  • 1:07:11 – Miscellaneous Topics
  • 1:19:56 – Final Thoughts

 

Heavy Cardboard Episode 1 – Madeira and Getting to Know You!

Welcome to our new podcast! We introduce ourselves and give a little bit of what to expect from the show, then roll into the show. Give us a listen and let us know what you think!

Madeira


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  • 0:02:17 – Introductions
  • 0:03:45 – Recent Acquisitions and Anticipations
  • 0:12:00 – Recent Games Played: Norenberc | Wildcatters | The Great Zimbabwe
  • 0:23:48 – Featured Game: Madeira
  • 1:03:15 – Miscellaneous Topics
  • 1:10:48 – Final Thoughts

5 comments

  1. Sound quality has improved alot since the first few episodes. Good work guys!

    Does Descent heavy enough for show? Especially the 1st edition?

    Cheers.

    1. Thanks and it’s a continuous process, improving sound quality. Thanks for sticking with it.

      As for Descent, while we own it and may play it, it real,y isn’t a game that fits the scope of the show, sorry.

      Thanks for the listens!

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