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How To Win: Terraforming Mars

1/14/2019
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Hello listeners, and welcome to our newest segment! We’ve enlisted our local Strategy Guru, Will, to give you all a practical guide to How To Win. On the first installment, Will and Jakub discuss one of Will’s all-time favorites: Terraforming Mars. If you’ve ever wondered which corp to choose or how to assess cards during […]

Duration:00:41:19

Whistle Stop

1/7/2019
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Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, everyone! For our first official review of 2019, we’re tackling Whistle Stop. This tile-laying, pickup-and-deliver train game is full of colorful charm. Players compete to earn the most points by exchanging resource cubes for stocks and points. Along the way, they’ll build their routes, purchase upgrades, and maybe even dig […]

Duration:00:32:29

2018 State of the Podcast

12/31/2018
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Happy New Year listeners! Well not quite. But that isn’t going to dost us from celebrating by taking a look back at all of the amazing things that happened for Dragon’s Demize’s in 2018. Join Greg and Lesley as they talk about the past and look to the future. We’re so excited to share 2019 […]

Games for Non-Gamers

12/24/2018
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Hello listeners! It’s Christmas Eve, which means many of you may find yourselves in the company of family or friends who aren’t avid hobby gamers. If you’re like us and can’t wait to convert everyone you know, we have a list of games you might consider starting with! Each of these games has a lot […]

Duration:00:31:36

2018 Heavy Game Gift Guide

12/17/2018
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Hello listeners, and welcome to the final Dragon’s Demize gift guide of the 2018 holiday season! This week, as you might expect after our last two installments, we’re tackling the big boys. These are games that take a lot of strategy, brain power, and (last but not least) time! Perfect for the hardcore gamers on […]

Duration:00:29:17

2018 Middleweight Gift Guide

12/10/2018
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Hey listeners! We’re back with another holiday gift guide. This time, we’re looking at games that are moderately complex. These aren’t necessarily long, but they tend to have a fair number of mechanics or strategy to consider. Think Illimat or Palace of Mad King Ludwig. As always, let us know if you think we missed […]

Duration:00:33:21

2018 Short Games Gift Guide

12/3/2018
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Hello Listeners! The holiday season is upon us, and for many of us that means gifts! Dragon’s Demize is here to help you pick the perfect board games for your friends and family. First up, we’re taking a look at some short, relatively simple games. These are games that make an excellent choice for people […]

Duration:00:31:01

Einstein

11/26/2018
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Hellooooo listeners! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, or a great week if you’re outside the US. We sat down to review Einstein: His Amazing Life and Incomparable Science. A tile-laying game for 2-4 players, Einstein features unusually-shaped tiles that can be played in different configurations. Each player is attempting to create their own […]

Duration:00:35:49

Rising Sun

11/19/2018
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Hey everyone! On this week’s episode of Dragon’s Demize, we’re reviewing the complex strategy (and stunning miniatures) of CMON’s Rising Sun. Rising Sun is one part territory control, one part action selection, and one part trying not to get BACKSTABBED BY YOUR ALLIES. Each player attempts to lead their clan to victory by marshalling their […]

Duration:00:43:03

RPGs on Kickstarter

11/12/2018
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Ah Kickstarter. That wonderful place where creativity knows no bounds. We love to talk about the amazing board games that have come out of Kickstarter, but those aren’t the only projects out there. On this week’s episode, we’re highlighting crowdfunded tabletop RPGs. From reboots of old systems like 7th Sea and Scion to incredible new […]

Duration:00:30:36

Spirit Island!

11/5/2018
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YES IT’S TIME! Dragon’s Demize is finally reviewing the much-discussed Spirit Island. Spirit Island is a “cooperative settler-destruction” game for 1-4 players. You take on the role of spirits who are trying to drive the invaders off their island. There’s tons of replayability, as the spirits, adversaries, power cards, and even the island itself can […]

Duration:00:50:12

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 vs. Season 2

10/31/2018
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IT’S BACK! Two games go head to head in this week’s Meeple vs. Meeple podcast! This time, it’s the titans of legacy: Pandemic Legacy Seasons One and Two. While each of these games has a lot to offer, our champions give no quarter. Greg and Lesley think that Season One’s superior storytelling and relationships between […]

Duration:00:37:43

Worldbuilding: It’s the Little Things

10/22/2018
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It’s another exciting RPG episode here on Dragon’s Demize. We’ve talked before about how much we love worldbuilding. Constructing massive cosmologies and dynastic politics can keep us entertained for hours. But what about the smaller stuff? What do the NPCs do when the players aren’t around? Who writes the music that the bard plays down […]

Duration:00:30:05

In The Name Of Odin

10/15/2018
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Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, listeners! On today’s episode, we’re reviewing one of Jakub’s long-time favorites: In The Name Of Odin. In this card-based game of Viking conquest, players have to manage their ships, heroes, and vikings in order to conduct succesful raids. Each action card has multiple uses, so carefully balancing your available resources […]

Duration:00:37:15

Dungeon Crawlers – Good, Bad, and Ugly

10/8/2018
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Hello listeners! We’re excited to bring you a new style of episode today. We had a lot of fun breaking down what was good or not in co-op games, so we decided to expand on that format! On the first ever Good, Bad, and Ugly, we tackle Dungeon Crawlers. Games like Zombicide, Gloomhaven, and others […]

Duration:00:33:28

Reef

10/1/2018
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Hello listeners! On today’s episode, Jakub and Greg review Reef, the new abstract pattern-building game from Emerson Matsuchi. Players use cards to collect coral and score points based on the patterns that appear in their reef. Since the cards that gain you coral are the same ones that score points, you have to make sure […]

Duration:00:34:58

Underutilized RPG Settings: The Swamp

9/26/2018
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On today’s RPG-focused episode, Greg and Jakub shine a light on one of the less popular adventure settings: swamps. Everybody’s seen the standard Tolkein-esque campaign on the plains and in the forest. Ports and mountins get their hare of love too. But what about swamps? Join us as we examine some of the fantastic things […]

Duration:00:30:04

Trading Zombies in the Mediterranean – WashingCon 2018 Panel

9/23/2018
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Don’t worry, you’re not having a stroke! We’re just examining board gaming themes! Our intrepid panelists discuss how theme can amplify the mechanics of a board game and tie everything together, when chosen carefully. They also talk about what’s popular and discuss opportunities to explore less common themes.

Duration:01:18:50

The Gaming Glossary – WashingCon 2018 Panel

9/23/2018
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Worker Placement. Euro game. “Heavy” vs. “Light.” If you’ve played a board game in the past five years, there’s a good chance you’ve heard these and other terms used to describe and categorize games. But what do these terms actually mean? Join our panelists as they discuss where these terms came from, how and why […]

Duration:01:05:35

So You Wanna Be A Game Designer? – WashingCon 2018 Panel

9/23/2018
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It’s a safe bet that most people who call themselves “gamers” have mused on the idea of designing their own game. But how would that work? At this WashingCon 2018 panel, four board game designers talk about what it takes, from designing your first game, to getting it published, to making your passion a career.

Duration:01:24:49