Pod Blasts

While at Essen, Edward conducted many interviews with board game designers, publishers and more!

In this interview, Edward sits down with Richard Breese to discuss his older games, newer games and more!

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An interview with Feudum designer – 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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Edward’s weight loss journey

Edward takes a few minutes to speak candidly about his weight loss journey; the what, why, and how and what impact it’s had on him.

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Amanda’s take on the 2013 Golden Elephant Award!

In this Podblast, Amanda takes a look back at the game releases from 2014 to give what her Golden Elephant List would have been has she been a host of the show at that time!

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Initial thoughts on Tin Goose

In this Podblast, Edward & Amanda give their initial thoughts after some early plays of Tin Goose!

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Amanda’s take on the 2013 Golden Elephant Award!

In this Podblast, Amanda takes a look back at the game releases from 2013 to give what her Golden Elephant List would have been if she was on the show!

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2015 Golden Elephant Award!

In this Podblast, we announce our top 4 games of 2015 and the winner of the Heavy Cardboard Golden Elephant Award for the Best Heavy Board Game of 2015!

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A Brief Announcement!

We have created our Patreon page and wanted to mention it to y’all.

We have been producing the Heavy Cardboard podcast for nearly 2 years now and during that time, it has been one of the central things in our lives. The show has become more popular than we ever expected and it’s shown no sign of slowing down, thanks to our incredible listeners! So while it’s awesome that the show keeps on growing, with that growth comes increased costs. Up to this point, we have funded the show entirely out of our own pocket. Our sponsors have helped support the show with games, but as far as cash outlays go, it’s been entirely on our dime. We love what we are doing and are planning on continuing the show for a long time, but as the show continues to grow, we want to continue improving the quality of the show. With your support (and the support of other listeners), we can continue to improve the production quality of the show as well as expand the coverage of the people and games that help make this part of the hobby so great!

Click here to subscribe to our Patreon!

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Top & Bottom 5 New-To-Us in 2015!

A quick Christmas Eve podblast from your friends at Heavy Cardboard! What’s a podblast? A short and sweet conversational topic. A “blast” of fun. In this podblast, we present our lists of the top 5 games that were new to us in 2015. Two caveats: (1) we consider nothing released in 2015 for this list and (2) no filler games in the list.

Also, we have a second list in this podblast. A list of games that were new to us in 2015 but were disappointments. This one can (and does) include games from 2015 (still, no filler games in this list either).

This was fun, hope y’all enjoy it! – Listen up, it’s just under 20 minutes, and tell us your lists!

Also, for next episode, we are doing our Top 50 games of all-time & soliciting input from y’all for a listener Top 10. Go enter your Top 10 here: Listener Top 10 survey!


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2014 Golden Elephant Award

In this Podblast, we announce our runners up and the winner of the Heavy Cardboard Golden Elephant Award for the Best Heavy Board Game of 2014!
HC.medal

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BGG CON Day 4 – Edward is loose at BGG CON!

Edward is on the loose at BGG CON! Each night he’ll drop a file of notes and events and sights from the con. I’ll edit that sucker and post it for you all! The day four report…the con has ended. I cannot wait for next year, both of us will be going, this just sounded like I missed waaaaayyyyy to much fun!
1944

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BGG CON Day 3 – Edward is loose at BGG CON!

Edward is on the loose at BGG CON! Each night he’ll drop a file of notes and events and sights from the con. I’ll edit that sucker and post it for you all! The day three report is coming to you from the Camel Cup champion! Dude had a great day! listen up!
1944

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BGG CON Day 2 – Edward is loose at BGG CON!

Edward is on the loose at BGG CON! Each night he’ll drop a file of notes and events and sights from the con. I’ll edit that sucker and post it for you all! This one is about day two! Wow, he’s having a great time and experiencing some great gaming, give him a listen!
1944

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BGG CON Day 1 – Edward is loose at BGG CON!

Edward is on the loose at BGG CON! Each night he’ll drop a file of notes and events and sights from the con. I’ll edit that sucker and post it for you all! This one is about day one! I can’t be at the con, but I can live vicariously through his reports!
1944

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BGG CON Day 0 – Edward is loose at BGG CON!

Edward is on the loose at BGG CON! Each night he’ll drop a file of notes and events and sights from the con. I’ll edit that sucker and post it for you all! This one is about day zero!
1944

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2013 Golden Elephant Heavy Game of the Year

In this Podblast, we announce our 4 runners up and the winner of the Heavy Cardboard Golden Elephant Award for the Best Heavy Board Game of 2013!
HC.medal

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PANAMAX CONTEST – #PANAMUST

Listen up! We’re giving away a copy of Panamax! The details are in the audio file below! A great game, get in the contest!

Panamax

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HEAVY MUSINGS

Edward takes a few minutes to reflect on why he plays heavy games…what’s the motivation?
1944

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COLONIALISM

The guys chat for almost 10 minutes about the fantastic Colonialism from SpeilWorxx. We just completed a three-player session and were inspired to talk about the game. We even cajoled Amanda (Ed’s wife) to chime in with some thoughts! Right on!

Give a listen and give a shout back…

1944

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DAN BERGER – HANDS IN THE SEA

We caught up with Dan Berger at the Conclave of Gamers 2014 to talk to him about Hands in the Sea and other things. Give a listen! Hands in the Sea is one of our most anticipated games and the demo we received was terrific!
1944

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ISTANBUL

What? Istanbul won the KSdJ?!?! Well, I guess I should play it then, because I love me some Concordia and assumed that would be the winner. Give a listen (just over 6 minutes) to see what I think after two plays! Tell us what you think too, the fun is talking back and forth!
1944

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HEAVY GAME AWARDS

Our newest podblast. In this one, let’s give some love to heavy games by starting the Heavy Game of the Year Award. Sort of a Schwerespiel de Jahres! What we hope will become the coveted “Golden Elephant”! Listen to what we have to say and interact with us. Leave a comment here or tweet us using #GoldenElephant to @HeavyCardboard.

BTW, the image here is just a crappy placeholder, Ed’s wife, Amanda, is plotting a cool looking award graphic!

1944

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GMT GAMES
GMT

 Edward has some quick thoughts for a pretty special program sponsored by GMT games.       Way to go!

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1944 – RACE TO THE RHINE

Another podblast, this one about 1944 Race to the Rhine. We just wrapped it up and we’re tired from a long day of work and gaming…but hopefully our glimpse into the game can spur some conversation…more to come after more plays!
1944

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MASTER OF ECONOMY

Hey y’all, we’re gonna try and do some “podblasts” here and there. A podblast is nothing more than an audio blog posting – short, to the point. Let us know how you like it! In the first one, I give some highlights of Master of Economy – the game we’re playing regularly in our Tuesday night group. Drop us a comment on the site!
Le Havre

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