BJShea’s Board Game Alliance. Epi. 28

Intro:
Host: “Director” Chris Walker of Bj Geek Nation
Designer: Sean Epperson of Thing 12 Games
Chief Game Player: Josh Utley from The Omega Gamers

1. 4X Con/Games Played

Sean:
Circle the Wagons – Button Shy Games
Yamatai – Days of Wonder
Whacky Wit – Spielquader
Santorini – Include Breaking News bit

Josh:
Ascending Empires @ 4XCon. (Z-man)
Empires of the Void 2 @ 4XCon. (Red Raven)
Xia: Death fest. (Far Off Games)
Cosmic Encounter. (Fantasy Flight)

Chris:
Xia @4xCon
Gaia Project  @4xCon & Mox Bellevue
Firefly the Game

Rant about ordering online

Quickstarter:

1. Dice Throne: Season Two by Mind Bottling Games and Roxley Games
2-6 players, 20-40 minutes

A fast-playing card and dice battling game, where each player has asymetric powers.

Roxley Picked up Mind Bottling’s Dice Throne game and have been running with it. Roxley did the gorgeous Santorini, Brass, and Steam Punk Rally.

$19 base pledge – Gets you 2 characters.
$59 for the Season Pass and (currently) 7 characters.

360k of their 59k goal
End on March 9th

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/dice-throne-season-two?ref=BGA

2. Pandorum by Cosmodrome
1-4 players, 45-90min

Euro-style competitive space-themed planetary colonization game with minies.

$49 base pledge
$115 for the deluxe version with custom metal coins, game expansion, and wood organizer.

57k of their 15k goal
End on March 10th

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985527540/pandorum-the-board-game?…

3. Robin Hood and the Merry Men by Final Frontier Games
2-4 players, 25 min / player

Semi cooperative and highly competitive board game, set in the legendary town of Nottingham. Each player is a famous member of Robin’s band, protecting the town, but trying to have the most glory at the end. A very thematic euro-style game with lots of awesome components.

$54 base pledge
$64 for the deluxe version with custom wood pieces and upgrades.

130k of their 20k goal
End on March 21st

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/dice-throne-season-two?ref=BGA

4. Deadwood 1876: A Safe-Robbing Game of Teamwork & Betrayal by Facade Games
2-9 players, 20-40 minutes

A copetitive game where players work as a team to collect the most gold and then fight their teammates to the death to keep it all for themselves. Western theme with custom wood dice, faux leather bag, wood tokens, and really well done art on the cards.

They made Salem 1692 (the hidden role witch burning game), Tortuge 1667 (the pirate game of mutiny and deceit).

$23 base pledge
But you can go higher if you want to get their previous games.

104k of their 25k goal
End on March 22nd

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/deadwood-1876-a-safe-…

 

BJGN 02-21-18 – Comics – Board Games – TV

Rev talks with Scott from Comics Dungeon about the comics you should get; BJ discusses the latest Spider-Man comics; Rev reviews The Thanos Quest; BJ runs down some of the games that he’s backed on Kickstarter; BJ talks about the TV series Falling Water and a little talk about Mr. Robot; and we get the Geek Sheet with Vicky B!

BJGN 02-21-18 That 80s podcast Feb 85

That ’80s Podcast Feb 85

Hosts: “Uncle” Chris Walker & Brandon “Wayback” Jerwa

Highlights:

US stamp goes from 20 Cents to 22, Mickey Mouse welcomed in China, canned and bottled Cherry Coke introduced , Miami Vice starts On BBC, less than a year after its American debut , US men’s mail figure skating championship win goes to Brian Boitano.

 

MOVIES:

Turk 182

Breakfast Club

Witness

Vision Quest

 

MUSIC:

Albums – Smiths, Meat is Murder

Whitney Houston self titled

Songs from the big chair, Tears for Fears

Vision Quest

Breakfast Club Soundtrack

 

COMICS:

Tales of the Teen Titans #50: Donna Troymarries Terry Long. (DC Comics)

With issue #150, Marvel Comics cancels the Spider-Man title Marvel Team-Up (Web of Spider-Man will debut two months later).