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Tabletop gaming podcast bringing you board game, miniatures, RPG and CCG reviews and discussion. Analogue gaming in a digital world.

Tabletop gaming podcast bringing you board game, miniatures, RPG and CCG reviews and discussion. Analogue gaming in a digital world.
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Tabletop gaming podcast bringing you board game, miniatures, RPG and CCG reviews and discussion. Analogue gaming in a digital world.






Episode 45 - The cutting edge of gaming

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Polyhedron Collider proves it is, as always, on the bleeding edge of new releases and the new hotness… by talking about Lords of Waterdeep and Android Netrunner, games that came out about 5 years ago. We also agree the Echidna Shuffle is a great game, admit that we are terrible at Pandemic Legacy and should never be left in a position of responsibility and get all paranoid over The Thing. Games Mentioned 00:02:07 Cthulhu...


Episode 44 - Back to Reality

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content In this week’s episode we talk about a whole bunch of family games we have been playing, which means we have to counter balance it with more filth and swearing than a normal episode. Andy educates us on the difference between sonic and knuckles with Echidna Shuffle, Steve tells us about a hangry dragon in Beasts of Balance and Jon blind pets on peacock based trick taking game Pikoko. We also have tickets for Knighmare Live...


Episode 43 - The Great UK Game Expo Caper 2018

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content We have returned from three days at the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the UK. The UK Games Expo was yet again another amazing and exciting event so we talk about all the board games, card games, tabletop roleplaying games and miniatures games we saw that got us all excited. We would like to thank everyone who made it an awesome convention. Games Mentioned Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Holding On: The...


Episode 42 - The UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

It’s that time of the year again; it’s time for our favourite tabletop gaming convention, the UK Games Expo. From the 1st to the 3rd June we will be seeing all kinds of board games, card games, miniature games and roleplaying games as we descend on the Birmingham NEC for all kinds of gaming awesomeness. In this episode we look forward to all the games we are excited to see at the Expo. Games Mentioned 00:29:13 Teotihuacan: City of Gods 00:33:32 Off the Rails 00:35:04 The...


Episode 41 - Hard City, Darwin's Choice and Stuffed Fables

Get the air horn ready, because it’s another episode of the Polyhedron Collider Cast. We start by comparing board game collection sizes with the Secret Cabal before we get excited by the new X-Wing games (well Steve does anyway). We then review Kickstarter Games Hard City and Darwin’s choice before talking about Stuffed Fables, Guards of Atlantis and Kickstarter stretch goals. Games Mentioned 00:10:37 Nemesis 00:11:31 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game 00:16:46 Hard City 00:26:33...


Episode 40 - Vadoran Gardens, Rise to Nobility and Dungeons and Dragons

We are back with another helping of tabletop gaming chat, board game reviews and all kinds of nonsense about everything else. In this week’s podcast episode we talk about cutesy pie card laying game Vadoran Gardens, novelty wine glasses, dice placement game Rise to Nobility and magic mirrors. We round up our discussion with a lengthy talk about Dungeons and Dragons and the adventures of our current campaign that we’ve been playing via Roll20. Games Mentioned 00:07:28 Vadoran...


Episode 39 - Lords of Hellas, The Grimm Forest and Pictomania

Back from Airecon, the boys from Polyhedron Collider discuss the latest batch of tabletop games they have been playing. They kick off the board game chat with Lords of Hellas from Awaken Realms, discuss The Grimm Forest from Druid City Games and have a good chin wag regarding the latest version of Pictomania from CGE. Games Mentioned 00:05:38 Lords of Hellas 00:20:18 City of Kings 00:22:10 The Grimm Forest 00:34:31 Unamed CGE Prototype 00:41:42 Pictomania This episode is available...


Airecon 2018 - On the Couch with Polyhedron Collider

At Airecon 2018, the Polyhedron Collider Cast were joined by representatives of No Pun Included, JTR Podcast, Board Game Opinions, Unlucky Frog Gaming, Creaking Shelves, The Broken Meeple, I Play Red and the Game Pit. In front of a live audience we posed them a host of random question drawn from the hat submitted by our listeners and Airecon visitors. A big thank you to everyone involved. This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed...


Episode 38 - Nemesis, Viticulture and teh City of Games

Welcome to February, the Tuesday of the year (as Andy calls it) as the Polyhedron Collider team recount their adventures from the City of Games convention. We talk about mega Kickstarter Nemesis, melting Jon’s brain with Viticulture and Alchemists, getting down to some family games with Number 9 and eating poisoned chocolates. Games Mentioned 00:01:16 Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and Roll20 00:05:37 Kickstarter - what are we backing at the moment? 00:10:02 The City of...


Episode 36 – Fallout, Kitchen Rush and Ethnos

The Polyhedron Collider boys return to their normal podcast format, venturing into the wasteland of Fallout from Fantasy Flight Games, trying to be the next Gordon Ramsay with Kitchen Rush from Artipia Games and and conquer fantasy lands with Ethnos from CMON. With a little help from the mailbag we discuss Andy's acquistion disorder, the value of games and just how much are game collection is worth. Games Mentioned 00:07:03 Fallout 00:28:55 Kitchen Rush 00:35:06 Ethnos 00:46:50...


Episode 36 – The Games We Are Looking Forward To In 2018

Warning: This podcast contain strong language and adult themes. It’s the New Year, so Steve, Andy and Jon gaze into their crystal ball and look forward to the games that are coming out in 2018. We’ll choose our top picks that are coming to Kickstarter, before looking at the games we have backed and are waiting impatiently to be delivered and those games from the big publishers that we know about. Games Mentioned 00:06:36 Batman: Gotham City Chronicles 00:15:32 UBOOT: The Board...


Episode 35 - The Best Games We Played in 2017

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 35 - The Best Games We Played in 2017 Warning: This podcast contain strong language and adult themes. It’s the end of the year, so the boys get together and discuss the best games they have played in 2017. Things kick off with the ‘3 for 3’ awards, where the Polyhedron Collider crew discuss the games all three members have purchased in 2017. We then look back on 2017 with a little help from our listeners. Finally, we all pick the three games that we...


Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 - Kickstarter

The boys discuss Kickstarter and the effect it’s had on tabletop games. We discuss the best board games we’ve backed, the ones that have been lacklustre and those we regret not backing. Via questions from our listeners we also look at how Kickstarter has effected the gaming industry and muse over if the bubble will burst. This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin...


Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 - Gloom of Kilforth Dice Forge and Star Trek RPG

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content. The Polyhedron Collider Crew return with another slice of board gaming chat interspersed by rabbit holes and nonsense. Steve and Jon venture out to battle the Gloom of Kilforth, all three members of the team love Dice Forge so much they keep getting distracted and Andy tell us the tales of Captain Cocktail and his intrepid crew in the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius. Games Mentioned 00:06:16 Gloom of...


Episode 32 - Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and Essen Picks

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content. It’s time to get excited about Essen Spiel and so the boys try and keep it clean and family friendly. Unfortunately, a request for Polyhedron Collider to review adult products leads to a discussion of said products and things evolve into childish giggling. We do however get a chance to play ‘game of the year’ contender Clans of Caledonia, dice placement fantasy game Monster-Lands and talk about the Stranger Things inspired...


Episode 31: Wreck & Ruin, This War of Mine and reviewing board games

After a bit of a break the chaps from Polyhedron Collider return with a good old chat about board games. We go full throttle for our review of Wreck & Ruin, race animals in The Champion of the Wild, get all depressed in This War of Mine and drown our sorrows on a Drinking Quest. The boys then have a good lock chat about the current state of board game reviews and look at ethics, how we approach reviews and the best and worst receptions we have had to a review. Games...


Episode 30: Anachrony, Tzolk'in and Labyrinth

After summer holiday season the Polyhedron Collider schedule has taken a hit, so here we are two weeks late with a bumper podcast full of chat about board games, Gen Con, involute gear forms, and eating olives. We take in depth looks at Anachrony, Tzolk’in and Labyrinth and provide a roundup of some of the games we have been sent to review that where rather bad. We also answer questions from the mail bag about blinging out our games, use of theme and which are our most significant...


Episode 29 - Runewars Miniatures Game, This War of Mine and Cave In

It is time yet again for a slice of tabletop gaming chat as the boys explore the latest miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games Runewars, get all depressed by This War of Mine and explore the latest Kickstarters with our thoughts on Burning Rome and Star Scrappers Cave In. We also discuss the latest news about Talisman and organising a Dungeons and Dragons session. Games Mentioned 00:09:27 Runewars Miniatures Game 00:25:51 Burning Rome 00:33:35 This War of Mine 00:44:16 Star...


Episode 28: A Game of Trains, Isle of Skye and Century: Spice Road

This week’s theme would appear to be the quicker lighter games in our collection. The boys all gush over A Game of Trains, play Isle of Skye while on the Isle of Skye and discuss the hot game of the moment Century Spice Road. We also end up down rabbit holes within rabbit holes as we discuss kilt patterns, how to pronounce garam masala and wearing a Victorian cape to work. Games Mentioned 00:02:45 A Game of Trains 00:07:16 Barenpark 00:10:15 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to...


Episode 27: The Great UK Games Expo Caper Part 2

Jon is back! And so Steve and Andy regale him with some more exciting game we played at the UK Games Expo and talk about some 100% fresh board games and tabletop gaming Kickstarters. We build theme parks, we go to sea and raid as a Viking and then divvy out the spoils of war, go fishing and become estate agents and detectives. We also discuss drinking songs and how pasties are hotter than the core of the Sun. Sorry for the audio quality in this episode – we have had a myriad of problems...