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Episode 82: Exploring Distilled and How to Lose Gracefully

In Episode 82 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast, we meet another WiscoDice team member, Suzanne. Later in the show, Ben interviews the creators of Distilled. and the team discusses strategies to stay engaged in a game you are losing.

 Image of Distilled Game Box and components
Distilled Game Box and Components

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Join Ben (The Conesy with the Most), Brian (The Stark Raving Mad One), Justin (The Meeple’s Champion), Matt (The Ghostwalker), and Suzanne in this month’s episode.

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Board Game Brunch: Independence Day Edition

Image is of Under Falling Skies game box, brat and corn on the cob, and Under Falling Skies game play
Board Game Brunch: Independence Day Editions

In the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day today. In honor of that we did some traditional American grilling for brunch and paired it with a game of Under Falling Skies by Czech Games.

Image is of Under Falling Skies Game Box
Under Falling Skies Game Box

Under Falling Skies is a solo game reminiscent of the Atari video game Space Invaders. The game also reminds me of the movie Independence Day, starring Will Smith. There are multiple scenarios and difficulty levels to choose from as well as a campaign mode. To not ruin any of the campaign surprises, I played a difficulty level one game trying to defend New York City.

Image is of Under Falling Skies Game Play
Under Falling Skies Game Play

I was doing pretty well keeping the aliens at bay and increasing my research tract. The last two rounds, the dice rolls were not in my favor and I couldn’t hold them off. Unfortunately New York City fell to the alien race. I currently lose this game more than I win, but it’s a fun, quick solo game with easy set up. I find it a great one to play when I need just a few minutes to myself.

Image is of Jell-O poke cake, brat on bun, corn on the cob, and a pickle
Board Game Brunch Food

Brunch consisted of grilled brats and hot links accompanied by corn on the cob with Jell-O Poke Cake. You can’t have bratwurst without grilled onions, which were sautéed with beer and the drippings from the sausages as they cooked. Of course, corn on the cob is a summer and autumn tradition for us and made perfect sense. The Poke Cake finished it off with a beautiful red, white and blue really added to celebrating the holiday!

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Board Game Brunch: WiscoDice Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

Image is of the box art for Ghostbusters Board Game, the burnt Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, and a Plate with the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, Strawberries, and Twinkies with green slime
Board Game Brunch: Image is of the box art for Ghostbusters Board Game, the burnt Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, and a Plate with the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, Strawberries, and Twinkies with green slime

For today’s Board Game Brunch we played Ghostbusters published by Cryptozoic Entertainment for Board Game Brunch. This cooperative game is based on the 1984 film. Ghostbusters is a great game for fans of the movie, you play as one of the Ghostbusters. With each Ghostbuster having unique abilities and ghosts springing up at you, the movie feel definitely comes through.

Board Game Brunch: Ghostbusters Game Set-up
Board Game Brunch: Ghostbusters Game Set-up

Our scenario objective was to trap the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man. All four characters needed to contribute to corralling him. Towards the end, tt got a little tricky as our actions were limited while we were covered in so much slime. Nonetheless the Ghostbusters prevailed and sent the Stay Puff Marshmallow man away.

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters Game
Stay Puff Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Game Play

Not the healthiest brunch, but a fun one. Egon used the Twinkie in an analogy to explain how extreme the current psychokinetic energy (PKE) levels were during the first Gozer incident. So, of course, that has to be included. Additionally, to commemorate our defeat of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, we roasted him over fire.

Image is of Twinkie, Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, and strawberries
Board Game Brunch: Twinkie, Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, and strawberries
Image of Burnt Stay Puff Marshmallow Man
Board Game Brunch: Burnt Stay Puff Marshmallow Man
Image is of Twinkies, roasted marshmallows, and strawberries
Board Game Brunch: Twinkie and Roasted Marshmallows

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

Episode 81.5: Lonely Undead: Very Alive on on Kickstarter

Lonely Undead Game Box
Episode 81.5: Lonely Undead Game Box

In Episode 81.5, the Ghostwalker Matt talks with Lonely Undead game developer, Shelby Matussak. Download the episode now and find out what inspired this game! More importantly, find out what makes Lonely Undead stand out over other Zombie-themed games. Then check out the very alive game on Kickstarter.

This game was featured on this week’s #KickstartMonday. If you haven’t checked out #KickstartMonday it’s our weekly blog series where we feature two crowdfunded gaming projects. From miniatures, dice, accessories, and games we scour the web for crowdfunding projects so you hopefully won’t have too!

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Kickstart Monday: Roleplaying, Card, or Dice Game, its Your Choice

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! Kickstart Monday is our weekly series where we feature two or more crowdfunded projects in the tabletop gaming industry. This week, we are looking at two games that cater to a variety of play styles.

Dice Trucking

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Dice Trucking is a Print and Play game by Derik Duley. In this game you construct and send a space transport on peril filled runs. Turns are simultaneous, which means minimal downtime for players. Throughout the game, you work on building and repairing your ship and racing across space to deliver cargo and earn credits. At $3 USD to back, this looks to be a fun filler game to add to your collection.

Ultimate Dungeon Showdown

Curtesy of their Project Page
Curtesy of their Project Page

The second game this week has both a Roleplaying and Card Game version. Check out the Ultimate Dungeon Showdown by Zombie Orpheus. In both versions you are recruiting an adventuring party and battling for the title of Ultimate Dungeon Champion. Back either the card game, roleplaying game, or both, depending on your interest. Either way you get an adventure for you and your friends as well as options for some fun and unique add-ons.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

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