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Episode 9: Chronicles of Crime

Chronicles of Crime is a game where 1 to 4 players will be working together to solve crimes set in modern day London. It uses scan & play technology, so you can take a look around VR crime scenes and scan QR codes to interrogate suspects. In the podcast, we do a spoiler-free review of the base game, share our initial thoughts of the Noir expansion, and discuss just how well it plays at a two player count.


Episode 8: A Year in Pandemic Legacy Season 2 (with SPOILERS)

We're back with a brand new podcast episode, dedicated ENTIRELY to legacy board game Pandemic Legacy Season 2! From unboxing to our fateful last moves, join us as we share the highs and numerous lows of our year-long campaign. The first 13 minutes are spoiler-free, but from that point on, spoilers abound! Definitely have a listen if: - You’ve played it yourself, and would like to revel in our misery (or compare it to your own!) - You really don’t care about spoilers (spoilers schmoilers) -...


Episode 7: Why Do We Board Game?

Competitive Couple Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Star Wars Rebellion, The Chameleon, and Roll Player. Charlotte tries to smash through all the headlines to hit the world of board gaming this month. And the duo dig in deep and discuss why people enjoy board games, exploring some of the reasons why we are drawn to the hobby, and some of the ways board gaming is good for you. Peace Love & Games 'Why Do People Love Board Games?" video:...


Episode 6: Board Game Themes

This month the podcast goes a bit meta, as the podcast is themed around…themes. Charlotte and Jamie share their thoughts on two Mars-themed games, Pocket Mars and Terraforming Mars. The regular feature Gullible Gamer is reversed, as Charlotte challenges Jamie to identify the fake Monopoly theme in a line-up. And the duo discuss all things theme – what themes are we drawn to? What themes are off-putting? And ultimately, what is more important to us, theme or mechanic? Episode Timestamps:...


Episode 5: When Board Gaming is in Tents

In a jam-packed 5th CoupleCast episode, Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Century: Eastern Wonders, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Legacy of Dragonholt and Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island. Puppy Parade, Ducklings or Daddy Cool? Charlotte tries to work out which is the fake game in another round of Gullible Gamer. And get your s'mores at the ready, as the duo discuss camping-friendly board games. Episode Timestamps: 00:00 – Episode start 03:25 –...


Episode 4: Board Game Bugbears

This month sees Charlotte and Jamie go back and forth on their thoughts on Bunny Kingdom and Bärenpark, quickly warm to Century: Spice Road, swap some of their board gaming pet peeves, and take another roll at the new regular feature, Gullible Gamer. Episode Timestamps: 00:00 – Podcast intro! 1:48 – Bunny Kingdom 5:08 – Pandemic: The Cure 08:03 – NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game 11:33 – Barenpark 19:40 – Century: Spice Road 24:00 – Roll For It 27:33 – What new games we’d like to play next...


Episode 3: A Gullible Gamer

Charlotte and Jamie chat about their 5 favourite two player board games and ask themselves, if they could only pick one or the other, would they rather only play competitive games or cooperative games? The duo also share their Game of the Month and Charlotte tries to guess which board game in a goat-themed line-up is a fake in Gullible Gamer – will she pick the bleating obvious? Episode timestamps: 02:04 - Our favourite game of the month 10:00 - We try out our new feature 'Gullible Gamer'...


Episode 2: City of Games

In the second CoupleCast episode, Charlotte and Jamie talk about their escapades at Bristol board gaming convention City of Games! The duo discuss Sagrada, Fallout, Pulsar 2849, Sub Terra, Alchemist, Hunt for the Ring and Mexica, relive their extremely creepy escape room experience and play one of the games they brought home – Fog of Love. Episode timestamps: 0:22 – Intro 2:38 – Pulsar 2849 6:39 – Fallout Board Game 11:50 – Alchemist 14:12 – Sagrada 15:50 – Subterra 21:00 – Hunt for the...


Episode 1: Meet the Meeples

In the first CoupleCast, Charlotte and Jamie look back over the games of Christmas past, spiral into the depths of despair with a playthrough of Eldritch Horror and have a hearty discussion about how affordable board gaming is as a hobby. Episode Timestamps 2:10 - How we got into board games 8:30 - What are our favourite games? 9:20 - Who out of the two of us is the most competitive? 10:28 - Introducing a segment on what we played over Christmas 2017 11:23 - Obama Llama 14:35 – Banana...