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Episode 79: Online Board Gaming Made Easy with Board Game Arena

On this month’s episode of WiscoDice our intrepid team of hosts take a deep dive look at Board Game Arena. We talk about the platform itself, share our thoughts, and then look at some easy to get started with games that you can play with friends and family. Finally we will give you a few games that we really love to play on BGA!

Terra Mystica being played on Board Game Arena

On top of that, we talk about the games that we have been playing. Brian and I dive into some miniature hobby talk discussing projects we are working. More clues are given to what Brian’s secret project is. Do you have any guesses as to what it might be?

Also, a big thank you to all of our participants in our contest. We’ll be reaching out to you soon to collect shipping information and let you know what you have won.

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Kickstart Monday: Unlock Ancient Rulers, Blood Red Skies, and Mars Expeditions

If you are looking for the best Kickstarter projects to back then you have come to the right place. This week might be a little hard on your wallets so be warned! In this week’s Kickstart Monday I have a blockbuster 3 projects to feature instead of the normal two so let’s get started!

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

Terraforming Mars has been a hit game since when it was initially released. Now it’s been re-imagined into a card game with Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Stronghold Games is looking to crowd fund another new game. While one might question if they don’t have enough money from all of those copies of Terraforming Mars that they have sold over the years, it’s exciting to see new content in a new form for this hit game.

The game will be broken up into turns. Each turn has a set of phases. During the first phase, you can play a green card that lets you spend the appropriate resources to build on Mars. The next phase is the construction phase. You can play either a blue or red card. Blue cards will give you additional actions or effects while red cards are events that should be beneficial to your overall strategy.

During the action phase you will take any card actions that you have in front of you. These actions might let you collect resources or populate Mars with Earth life. The production phase will then let you generate all of the resources you have from your cards as well as mega credits equal to your terraforming rating.

The final phase of the round will be the research phase where you will draw two new project cards, keep one, and discard the other. Just like in Terraforming Mars, when the oxygen, heat and oceans make the surface habitable by life the game ends. Score up any final scoring and whoever has the highest terraforming rating wins!

Blood Red Skies Digital Edition

Blood Red Skies is a hit game from Warlord Games that lets players play out the dog fights of WW2 battles. This game has big designer credentials with Andy Chambers designing the original rules for the miniature version of the tabletop game. This project will let players take those games to the digital realm, allowing you to play more games and form new friendships.

Regency

Regency Game
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Regency the Game from Pique Games allows players to play as various famous rules and attempt their hand at creating the greatest kingdom in history. You will do this by using your influence to recruit citizen cards to your kingdom. From there, these citizens will provide additional capabilities to you on future turns. Collect all six different citizen cards to score the immediate victory!

This game promises player interaction which is something that seems to be cut out more of games as of recently. Don’t worry, you will have ways to defend your kingdom from the other players. Best part, is that this game is available for you to try right now on Tabletop Simulator.

Did we miss your favorite project?

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Episode 77: WiscoDice Strikes Back with Star Wars: Rebellion

Star Wars: Rebellion

For episode 77 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast we review Star Wars: Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.

Other games we talk about on the show include:

Rebellion all set up and being played
Look at that Death Star!!!

We also talk about online gaming platforms. The platforms that were mentioned:

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Paint Up Your US Infantry Greens with this Simple Guide!

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Going Simple on Painting the Pants of US Infantry for Bolt Action

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