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Here at the Game Table Podcast, we take a look at various board, card, and other tabletop games. We give an overview, provide a little insight on how to play, and share some of our thoughts, all in an attempt to give you an idea of how well it would fit for you and your table.

Captain Flip – A Kid’s Table Review

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Ahoy there! Faith and Jared are at the kid’s table today as we discuss the push your luck, crew building game Captain Flip.

Game Overview

Captain Flip is a family-friendly strategy game that combines push-your-luck mechanics with crew-building elements. In this game, players take on the roles of pirate captains aiming to recruit the best crew and collect the most treasure.

  • Each turn, players draw a tile from a bag. They can either keep the tile as it is or flip it to reveal the other side. Once flipped, the decision is final.
  • Players place the tiles on their personal boards, strategically positioning crew members to maximize their scores. Different crew members, such as navigators, cannoneers, and cartographers, offer various benefits and scoring opportunities.
  • The game involves a significant element of risk, as players must decide whether to keep a tile or take a chance by flipping it. This adds excitement and tension to each turn.
  • Completing columns on the board can earn players bonuses. The game ends when a player’s board is mostly filled, and the player with the highest score wins.

Links!

Publisher: PlayPunk
Designer: Remo Conzadori and Paolo Mori
Artists: Jonathan Aucomte

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Robot Quest Arena – A Featured Table Review

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Anna and Jared discuss the rock’em sock’em robot battling deck builder, Robot Quest Arena by White Wizard Games. Do you remember the 90s? Late nights on Comedy Central watching really intelligent nerds who built murderous machines to battle it out against each other all in the names of Fame and Glory!?! Maybe you watched a great movie like Real Steel with Hugh Jackman and have always dreamed of battling it out against another robot. Regardless of how you got here, let’s sit down at the table and discuss Robot Quest Arena.

Game Overview

Robot Quest Arena is a 2-4 player deckbuilding battle arena board game. You’ll pilot battle bots, powered by various cards that you play on your turn from your deck. Batteries grant energy for movement, weapon activation, and/or purchasing new cards for your deck. Weapons act as…well… weapons. Function cards are your wild card customization of your bot to gain the advantage. As you navigate the arena’s obstacles, blast and smash opponents, and lay traps, tension at the table reaches an all time high. Destroyed bots respawn each round, ensuring non-stop action! In the end, it’s not about how many bots you kill, but the full measure of destruction and mayhem that you caused along the way!

LINKS!

Publisher: White Wizard Games, Perfect Day
Designer: Robert DoughertyCJ MoynihanPaul Waite
Artists: Not Credited

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About Us

The Game Table Podcast is all about taking a look at and discussing various board, card, and other tabletop games. Through engaging game reviews, lively topics related to the tabletop world, and interactions with others in the hobby, the podcast aims to share the joy of gaming and bring people closer together around the table. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a curious newcomer, this podcast invites you to join the conversation in hopes of finding games you can enjoy at your table!

As always, may your dice rolls and your card draws be blessed, and your experiences at the table be ones to remember, forever.

That Time You Killed Me – A Two Top Review

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Ian joins the Two Top table as he and Jared dive deep into the intricacies of the time-traveling, murder-filled game, That Time You Killed Me. This week, the theme continues to be a focal point as we explore how such an asymmetric game can take us on a thrilling journey through the story of two individuals locked in a deadly duel to claim the title of the rightful inventor of time travel.

As we unravel the layers of this complex narrative, we delve into the mechanics that make this game stand out. The unique blend of strategy and storytelling keeps players on their toes, constantly questioning their next move. Each decision could alter the course of history, making every playthrough a unique experience.

Will this game navigate the intricate layers of its plot and succeed in capturing our interest? Or will it fade into obscurity, a forgotten relic of the past? Join us as we dissect the gameplay, the narrative twists, and the overall experience to determine if That Time You Killed Me is a timeless classic or a fleeting moment in the vast timeline of board games.

Tune in to find out our verdict and see if this game has what it takes to stand the test of time!

Links!

Publisher: Pandasaurus Games
Designer: Peter C. Hayward
Artists: Jor Ros

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Star Wars Outer Rim – A Featured Table Review

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THEME! RANDOMNESS! These two concepts collide in an epic battle of control over the fun that’s had at the table. Ian and Jared sit down at the Featured Table to discuss the Star Wars wild west fame claiming game, Star Wars: Outer Rim.

Game Overview

Star Wars: Outer Rim immerses players in the gritty, lawless edges of the Star Wars galaxy. Players take on the roles of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers, navigating the Outer Rim in search of fame and fortune. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is all fun and games. After all, you are dealing with the Scum & Villainy of the universe! Players will need to make tough decisions about which bounties to pursue, which factions to align themselves with, which paths to take, and above all else, what ship to fly. Will you work your way up to buying the Millenium Falcon? Maybe you raid Lando’s closet and collect his precious cloak collection? Or you could upgrade your armory and be the most feared in all the galaxy? All of these choices and more lay at your fingertips.

But does this game live up to the vastness of the Star Wars Universe? Or does it crumble under the weight of randomness in disappointing dice rolls, card flips, and other elements that are just out of reach of player control? Find out as we discuss!

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Corey Konieczka &Tony Fanchi
Artists: A LOT. Check out the list here.

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Once Upon a Castle – A Kid’s Table Review

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Joy and Jared look at the castle drawing game, Once Upon a Castle. Players will take turns rolling the dice, collecting resources, and then spending those resources to create walls, flags, towers, a dungeon, and attract those in the kingdom. Whoever has the most prestigious castle wins. Join us at the table as we discuss!

Publisher: Blue Orange
Designer: Corentin LebratLudovic Maublanc
Artist: Sylvain Aublin

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Harmonies – A Featured Table Review

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Harmonies is a 1-4 player tile organization game in which players are competing to build the best habitat to attract the most spirit animals to their landscape. Ian and Jared prepare the table to discuss their favorite animals, the idea of Cascadia and Azul having a baby together, and are there too many nature games? Additionally, they discuss how to play Harmonies, give their thoughts, and talk about how many of these types of games they need in their collection. Does this game outshine its mom and dad…I mean predecessors? Or does it blend in among the crowd of so many tile laying games? Find out, as we discuss!

Publisher: Libellud
Designer: Johan Benvenuto
Artists: Maëva da Silva

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Lorcana: Illumineer’s Quest – Deep Trouble – A Two Top Review

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Anna and Jared sit down at the two top table to take a look at the newly released stand alone Lorcana box: Illumineer’s Quest – Deep Trouble. They discuss the feel of a co-op mode for a collectible card game, give some thoughts to the two player decks that come with it, and share their thoughts for how accessible this box in particular is to someone that is looking at Lorcana from the outside. Does this game live up to the anticipation of this relatively untapped concept? Or does it grasp for air to try and be known amongst the sea of so many other great co-op games? Find out as we discuss.

Publisher: Ravensburger
Designer: Ryan Miller
Artists: Undisclosed

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Bonus Coverage: Interview with Jay Bernardo of Bezier Games – A Featured Table Discussion

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It’s part two of our interview with Jay Bernardo from Bezier Games. We go off script as Jay is having so much fun hanging out with us that we continue to discuss the hobby. We touch on the future, relationships within the board gaming hobby, and the growth of the hobby. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to part one, we highly encourage you start there before diving into this one. Whether you listened to part one or you don’t take our advice and jump straight in here, we hope you enjoy the episode.

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Cardboard East: Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | E-Mail | Patreon
Xylotar: https://beziergames.com/collections/all-games/products/xylotar-preorder
Bezier Games: https://beziergames.com/

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Interview with Jay Bernardo of Bezier Games – A Featured Table Discussion

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Jay Bernardo – the marketing manager of Bezier Games – joins the show for a delightful interview. We discuss Jay’s adventures around the globe, how he joined the Bezier team, the “Year of the Card Game” at Bezier, a little bit of a closer look at Xylotar, game design in the board gaming industry, his Youtube channel Cardboard East, and finish with facilitating a great game night.


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Xylotar: https://beziergames.com/collections/all-games/products/xylotar-preorder
Bezier Games: https://beziergames.com/

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Rubik’s Race & Match Madness – A Kid’s Table Review

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Faith and Jared discuss the fast action pattern matching games of Rubik’s Race and Match Madness. They take a look at each one, compare the two, and Faith gets a little bit silly as they discuss. Are these games both worthy of being in the collection? Will Jared and Faith be able to complete a Rubik’s cube someday? Does Faith have a need for speed? Find out as we sit down at the Kid’s table to discuss.

Rubik’s Race:
Publisher: Spin Master Ltd.
Designer: Erno Rubik and Marvin A. Silbermintz

Match Madness:
Publisher: Foxmind Games
Designer: Jeppe Norsker
Artists: Karl Malepart

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