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Every episode features a review of a new non-electronic game such as a board game or a card game.

Every episode features a review of a new non-electronic game such as a board game or a card game.
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Every episode features a review of a new non-electronic game such as a board game or a card game.




PGKC 038: Mr. Jack

Derek brings a two player board to the game table called Mr. Jack. One works to keep Jack the Rippers identity safe among eight characters on the board, the other eliminates suspects until he is able to catch Jack. We had a great time challenging each other with this game and think you will have fun with it, too. Mr. Jack Publisher: Asmodee Editions Designed by: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc Players: 2 Play Time: 30 minutes Ages: 9+ MSRP: $36.99


PGKC 037: The Red Dragon Inn

Derek introduces us to The Red Dragon Inn, a humorous game about post-adventure celebration. The iconic characters, a wizard, cleric, rogue, and a warrior have met at the tavern to drink each other under the table and gamble away their loot. The Red Dragon Inn Publisher: Slugfest Games Designed by: Cliff Bohm, Geoff Bottone, Colleen Skadl Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-60 minutes Ages: 13+ MSRP: $35.00

PGKC 035: Battleground Fantasy Warfare

Jeremiah takes on Battleground Fantasy Warfare. When you have a fantasy miniatures game without the miniatures, you have a much more affordable and portable fix for your combative needs. It plays great, even better that a lot of miniatures games. Check out the demo. Battleground Fantasy Warfare Publisher: Your Move Games Designed by: Robert Dougherty Chad Ellis Players: 2 Play Time: 60 minutes Ages: 12+ MSRP: $14.95

PGKC 032: Patrician

Don gives us something we can all enjoy. Patrician is about building prestige in the middle ages of Italy by building tall towers. It is a great game that casual players will be able to get into easily alongside the more serious gamer that will appreciate good strategy. Patrician Publisher: Mayfair Games Designed By: Michael Schacht Players: 2-5 Play Time: 50 minutes Ages: 10+ MSRP: $35.00

PGKC 031: Dungeon Twister

Erin joins us once again to share her experience with Dungeon Twister. It is easy to tell she had a great time with this modular dungeon crawl. Your pitted against the other parties in the dungeon. Escape with as much of your party intact as you can while grabbing treasure and fighting off your opponents. Dungeon Twister Publisher: Asmodee Editions Designed By: Christophe Boelinger Players: 2 Play Time: 60 minutes Ages: 11+ MSRP: $29.99

PGKC 028: Mall of Horror

Flee for your lives! You have been trapped in the mall and zombies are everywhere. There is but one way to survive, make sure your friends get eaten first. Mall of Horror is a fun zombie game with a voting element and lots of spilled blood. Mall of Horror Publisher: Asmodee Editions Designed By: Nicolas Normandon Players: 3-6 Play Time: 60 minutes Ages: 14+ MSRP: $44.99

PGKC 027: Kill Doctor Lucky

We had hoped for a long time to see Kill Doctor Lucky in a value version and we have received just that. Titan Games takes an old favorite, polishes it some more and entertains us all. Jeremiah is the lucky one today to take the game and review it for us. Kill Doctor Lucky Publisher: Titanic Games Designed By: James Ernest Players: 3-7 Play Time: 45 minutes Ages: 12+ MSRP: $34.95

You have just robbed a bank and are sitting in a warehouse dividing up the cash, but how it is divided is decided at the end of a gun. The game even comes with orange foam guns to draw on your peers. We received Cash n Guns on the way to our gaming night. Before everyone was done eating, Derek had the rules read and introduced it to the group. They laughed and didnt stop playing for several games. CA$H n GUN$ Publisher: Asmodee Editions Designed By: Ludovic Maublanc Players: 4-6 Play Time:...

PGKC 025: Kragmortha

Derek has let a group of kids loose with Kragmortha and they had a blast with it. It seems to be a good way to generate some laughter. Players are challenged with silly behavior while they move their goblins around the board avoiding the attention of the evil overlord, Rigor Mortis. Kragmortha Publisher: Mayfair Games Designed By: Fabrizo Bonifacio, Riccardo Crosa, Massimiliano Enrico, Chiara Firlito Players: 2-8 Ages: 8+ MSRP: $35.00

PGKC 024: Rise of the Shogun

Derek gives us a look at a game in the Hero Card system, Rise of the Shogun. The core dueling mechanic is used across a line of games and completely compatible with one another, but the board games each have their own unique flavor. This one is about the struggle for 12th century feudal Japan. We had a great time with it and are preparing for the next Hero Card system review. Also, be sure to check out the interview with game designer, Alexei Othenin-Girard for a behind the scenes look....

PGKC 023: Seismic

Good luck with your construction in this fault zone. If you think you can shrug off the risk and build the longest roads, you will do very well in Seismic. Jeremiah tells us about this great opportunity for a family game and is still working to figure out a good winning strategy. Seismic Publisher: Atlas Games Designed By: Ted Alspach Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ MSRP: $29.95

PGKC 022: The Art of Conversation

Is it really a game? It can be. Jeremiah walks us through a round of The Art of Conversation. We had a lot of fun with this stack of conversation starters and agree it would make a great mixer for parties and other social occasions. The Art of Conversation Publisher: The Art of Conversation Designed By: Keith Lamb Louise Howland Players: 2-6 MSRP: $14.99

PGKC 021: Age of Discovery

Derek takes us on an Age of Discovery. Balance your fleet between the victory of oversea voyages and the trade contracts that will pay for them. This card game has some unique elements that brought us back to play several more games. Age of Discovery Publisher: Mayfair Games, Phalanx Designed By: Alfred Victor Schultz Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Play Time: 45 minutes MSRP: $30.00

PGKC 020: Treasures Traps

Collect treasure as quickly as you can before you opponents take it away from you! You will find elements of strategy and luck in this easy to learn card game. Use your dice to bring cards in and out of play and manage the odds with your hand. Listen as Derek tell us more. Treasures Traps Publisher: Studio 9 Designed By: C Aaron Kreader Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Play Time: 10-60 minutes MSRP: $12.95

PGKC 019: Alchemist

Derek reviews Alchemist. It is a bard game of concocting potions. You represent your school at an alchemical contest, mixing potions and promoting your schools favorite ingredient. This game does a great job of capturing the apprentice magician feel. Alchemist Publisher: Mayfair Games Designed By: Carlo A. Rossi Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Play Time: 50 minutes MSRP: $35.00

PGKC 018: Pillars of the Earth

Derek reviews Pillars of the Earth, a board game based on the novel by Ken Follett. This one stood out as soon as we opened the box because it is absolutely beautiful. As we started to play we realized the game mechanics were just as masterful. We had a blast playing with it. You have to balance your spending, your resources, and your ability to convert those resources. There are branching strategies and always something to entertain your brain with. The theme is to work together to build a...

PGKC 017: Elvish Checkers

Jeremaih reviews Elvish Checkers. Its a an abstract strategy game stylized with a fantasy theme. This fun and simple game is played on a unique cloth playing board and designed with portability in mind. Elvish Checkers Publisher: Three Sages Games Designed By: David Waino Players: 2 Ages: 10+ MSRP: $12.95 Todays promo was for the Weekly Anime Review. It is exactly what you would expect and a great way for us to get our anime education before heading to Anizona next month.

PGKC 016: Iliad

Jeremiah reviews Iliad. Its a card game about the legends surrounding the Trojan war. Through a series of sieges you battle for victory points, carefully choosing what armies to apply and when. This game has an interesting blend of mechanics than even achieves a bit of a poker feel but is clearly about war. Iliad Publisher: ASMODEE editions Designed By: Dominique Ehrhard Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Play Time: 45 minutes MSRP: $21.99 The promo you heard today was for the Bobby Blackwolf Show. It...

PGKC 015: Catan Histories Struggle for Rome

Derek reviews Catan Histories Struggle for Rome. It is a board game that brings the Settlers of Catan feel to the historical fall of the Rome. Instead of placing tiles, the European map is already laid out in traditional Catan hexes. Struggle against your opponents to sack Roman cities and start building your new civilization from what little is left of the old empire. Struggle for Rome Publisher: Mayfair Games, Kosmos Designed By: Klaus Teuber Players: 3-4 Ages: 12+ Play Time: 90 - 120...

PGKC 014: Ave Caesar

Derek Reviews Ave Caesar; a chariot racing board game. This game is less about speed and more about positioning and cutting off your opponent. This game is easy to learn and play. We found this to be a great choice for company of mixed maturity. Ave Caesar Publisher: ASMODEE editions Designed By: Wolfgang Riedesser Players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Play Time: 30 - 60 minutes MSRP: $44.99 For Battlestar Galactica fans like ourselves, we played a promo from the Combat Information Center. Alan Light...