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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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Episode 76: We Are Building a Kingdom with Architects of the West Kingdom

Architects of the West Kingdom with Age of Artisans Expansion

For episode 76 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast we review Architects of the West Kingdom from Renegade Game Studios.

Other games we talk about on the show include:

Here are the products we mentioned during the show:

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

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You Don’t Want to Let Time Slip Away in Pendulum

Pendulum

This wasn’t a game that had grabbed my attention originally. I am not sure quite what it was, but this game, like so many, was lost in the ocean of game releases.

Never fear though, my wife had flagged it and when it went on sale decided to order it. It arrived as a pleasant surprise game for us to get to the table and play.

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90-120 minutes
  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Designer: Robert Leask

More Monuments! More Civilizations! Tapestry: Plots and Ploys Explored

Tapestry: Plots and Ploys

Tapestry, for us, has been one of the most played games of 2020. It was a game that was heralded with a lot of hype at release, but seems to have not lived up to that hype in everyone’s minds. Yet, it’s eye catching table appearance, easy rules, and fairly scalable play at all player counts has made it easy for it to make it to the table.

Since the first expansion, Tapestry: Plots and Ploys was announced, we have been hyped up to get our hands on it. With anticipation since we ordered it we are now finally able to get it to the table and out of the box. Let’s take a look at the components and what this really adds to Tapestry.

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 180 minutes
  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Designer: Jamey Stegmaier

Cool Monuments and Interesting Civilization Building in Tapestry

Tapestry Game Box

When Tapestry first came out and I saw the components and the price point I just wasn’t convinced this was a game that would make it into my collection. It has civilization building and action selection which are themes and mechanics that interest me. Yet, at a hefty price point I was pretty sure this wasn’t the game for me.

Fortunately Gameholecon, a gaming convention here in Wisconsin, came along and the wife and I signed up for a game of it. What we found was a game that both of us really enjoyed! With well over a dozen plays this past year it’s closing in on my most played game of the year.

Let’s get on with the review and find out what makes me enjoy this game so much.

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 150 minutes
  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Designer: Jamey Stegmaier

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