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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 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...

Duration: 01:48:55

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...

Duration: 01:52:55

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...

Duration: 00:59:40

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...

Duration: 01:29:17

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...

Duration: 01:22:32

Episode 26: The Great UK Games Expo Caper Part 1

Suffering from the sleep deprivation that comes from the 3 days at the UK Games Expo, Andy and Steve try to download from their brain everything they saw at the UK Games Expo 2017. They failed, which is why this episode covers just half of the games we saw. We would like to thank everyone who was involved, we had a great time. Games mentioned 00:06:22 Mournequest 00:08:08 Gretchinz 00:08:58 Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition 00:13:20 Runewars Miniatures Game 00:16:00...

Duration: 01:28:16

Episode 25: The UK Games Expo 2017 Preview

The UK Games Expo is the 2nd to 4th of June and it’s the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the UK. It will be three days full of board games, card games, miniatures and roleplaying games and we take a look at the games that have got us excited. Games Mentione;d Knightmare Live The City of Kings Ravage Dungeons of Plunder Beer Empire Multiuniversum Cthulhu Expansion SUPERHOT The Card Game The First Martians Alien Artefacts Hannibal and Habicar Anachrony Days of...

Duration: 01:25:40

Episode 24: Dark Souls, Farsight, Petrichor, Ravage and Exit

In a desperate effort to clear the decks before the UK Games Expo, the boys from Polyhedron Collider cast their eye over the latest batch of board games and tabletop Kickstarters. Steve faces the crushing difficulty and divisive gameplay of Dark Souls and then all three go to war with big mechs and sneaky spies in Farsight. Andy is one with the weather as he moves like the wind in Petrichor before joining Steve on the dungeon crawling of Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder. Finally Steve tries one...

Duration: 01:18:36

Episode 23 Part 2: Questions from the mailbag

In part 2 of episode 23, the Andy, Jon and Steve go through our overflowing mailbag and answer your questions. We discuss solo games, Talisman Legacy, apps in game and our favourite and least favourite game components. The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...

Duration: 00:55:52

Episode 23 part 1: Mars, Tsuro and Planetarium

Steve, Andy, his potty mouth, Jon and his creaky chair have come together for another batch of board gaming chat. In part one of a two parts special (I say special, its more that we waffled for too long and had to chop it down) we go through Andy’s Kickstarter habit, have a discussion on the pronunciation of the word Brass, Nandos and how best to censor Andy. We also talk about some games, since that’s why we’re here. Andy takes us to Mars, in a Story of Civilisation, Steve ventures...

Duration: 00:53:51

Episode 22: FAITH, Airecon and The City of Kings

On their return from Airecon, the boys have put together a bumper episode of tabletop gaming goodness. We start by discussing FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG and its Garden In Hell starter set. We then go over the games we played and the people we met at Airecon, including our thoughts on Geeknson gaming tables and The City of Kings, the fantasy adventure game that is taking Kickstarter by storm. 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:30 FAITH The Sci-Fi RPG and A Garden in Hell Starter Set. The FAITH: The Sci-Fi...

Duration: 01:11:36

Episode 21: James Hudson & The Grimm Forest

Its time, yet again, for another dose of board gaming chat. Jon is off biking, or some other strenuous activity that Andy and Steve find far too much like hard work, and so they substitute a brummy for a redkneck as they are joined by James Hudson from Druid City Games. James tells us all about his new game, The Grimm Forest, and goes into detail about publishing, Kickstarter, distribution and Peppa Pig. The Grimm Forest launches on Kickstarter on 21st March. The podcast is available...

Duration: 01:07:01

Episode 20: Our Favourite Games

Its episode 20 and the Polyhedron Collider’s One-Year anniversary, so we thought we would take a break from our usual format and take time to discuss what are our very favourite games and, more importantly, why we like them. 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:45 Arkham Horror 00:11:21 Talisman 00:18:10 Viticulture 00:26:39 Star Wars X-wing Miniatures Game 00:34:53 RoboRally 00:43:08 Eclipse 00:51:57 Dungeons & Dragons The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our...

Duration: 01:14:00

Episode 19: Cavern Tavern, SUPERHOT, Elemenz

Jon, Steve and Andy are back and ready for some chat about board games. First off we look forward to Airecon and have a rather in depth discussion about Cavern Tavern from Final Frontier Games. We then look at a couple of Kickstarters, SUPERHOT from Board & Dice and Elemenz from BadCat Games. Finally we round off the show with questions from the mailbag, answering our thoughts on Kickstarter versus pre-order and comment on the best and worst Kickstarter games we have backed. 00:00:00...

Duration: 01:06:49

Episode 18: New Angeles, Santorini and the games we're looking forward to in 2017

Steve and Andy grab some mics and bring you another dose of board game chat. We discuss the business negotiation game in the world of Android and Netrunner, New Angeles. We then order a greek salad and a bottle of ouzo to discuss Santorini, the beautiful abstract game from Roxley Games. Finally we look forward to 2017 and talk about the games we are looking forward to the most. 00:00:00 Intro and chocolate hobnobs 00:02:12 New Angeles 00:29:29 Santorini 00:37:08 Hexspanse 00:39:29...

Duration: 01:15:39

Episode 17: DOOM, Mech vs. MInions and Timeline

We kick off the New Year with by kicking some demon butt in Doom: The Board Game, we investigate the hype of Mechs vs. Minions and realise we know nothing about our nation’s past with Timeline: British History. We also discuss board game profit margins, the new Roborally and 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:26 Andy spools up his BFG9000 to talk about Doom: The Board Game 00:22:06 Steve and Jon tell us about the Mechs vs Minions and how Steve very nearly didn’t get to play the...

Duration: 00:58:48

Episode 16: The Best Games of 2016 That We Have Played

It’s the end of the year, so between filling their bellies with roast turkey and figgy pudding and the inevitable hangover that follows New Year and Hogmanay the boys gather to look back at the best board, card and tabletop games of 2016. 00:00:00 Introduction. Sorry for the delay in releasing an episode but due to disruptions in our day to day life Steve has been rather busy. 00:03:03 Because no-one not called Tom Vasel can play every game in existence we make a note of the games...

Duration: 01:18:33

Episode 15: Knightmare Live, Legends Untold and Mansions of Madness

Welcome listeners of illusion to the podcast of confusion. We, Polyhedron Collider, challenge you to the ultimate adventure. The next episode of the podcast is complete, the entrance to the dungeon is open so enter listener. The Polyhedron Collider Crew party up and head into the dungeon adventure that is the world of board games, card games, roleplaying games and the world of tabletop gaming. Andy tells us about his experience of Knightmare Live, Steve and Andy explore the kickstarted...

Duration: 01:17:26

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13

Just in time to miss Halloween, the boys return for the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13. We recount our time at AireCon 2016 where we played a whole host of games and took part in our first media panel. Steve and Jon attempt a séance in Mysterium, Andy becomes blind but unfortunately can still speak as all three take part in the social deduction party game Two Rooms and a Boom, a conversation about one of favourite game Neuroshima Hex leads to a chat about The Edge Dawnfall, Deep...

Duration: 00:53:02

AireCon 2016 - Five Games I Hate But Everyone Else Loves

We’ve just spent the weekend at AireCon, a gaming convention in Bradford UK. Together with Jay from Breacher18, Luke from the Broken Meeple and Rob from the Cult of the New Podcast we took part in a podcasters panel titled Five Games I Hate But Everyone Else Loves. Will we hate your favourite game? Does Jon actually hate anything? Is Jay going to punch Luke? All will be revealed. This is our first media panel, so we apologise for the audio quality. Many thanks to Jay, Luke, Rob and...

Duration: 01:19:54

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