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September 29, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content   Grab your pen and pencils, your favourite dice and your silly voices, because it’s time for the Polyhedron Collider boys to talk about tabletop RPGs. We’ll be covering Andy’s recent Tyranny of Dragons campaign for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, looking at some tasty Kickstarter roleplaying games and answering your questions about pen and paper RPGs.   Games Mentioned 00:03:05 Airecon 13 - 15 March 2020, Harrogate -https://www.airecon.co.uk/ 00:07:12 Jon's Tesla and his naughty number plate 00:09:06 Everdell 00:14:28 Godspeed 00:16:10 Ruins of Mars 00:16:59 Time of Legends: Destinies 00:19:14 Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game  00:22:22 Heart: The City Beneath RPG  00:25:37 Forbidden Lands - The Bitter Reach Campaign  00:31:59 Roll 20 00:40:10 Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Tyranny of Dragons: Horde of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
September 15, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Welcome along to another analysis paralysis inducing chat with the boys from Polyhedron Collider, who are cruder than normal in celebration of episode 69 (dude). We analyse the latest tabletop gaming news, talking about the latest events in board games and pen and paper RPGS and then get into some deep and meaningful game chat. In this week’s episode we talk about Matchify, get in a very quick game of Ragusa and have a rather deep analysis of heavy euros Pipeline and Barrage. We then pop over to Ireland to save the world in Mournequest.   Gaming News 00:03:24 Terra Mystica expansion 00:05:58 Dungeons & Dragons Funko Pops 00:09:14 Azul Summer Pavilions 00:13:23 Dice Camera Action could be coming back 00:18:27 Oathsworn coming to Kickstarter in October 00:20:15 No more City of Games Convention Games Mentioned 00:27:20 Matchify 00:29:56 Ragusa 00:37:14 Pipeline 00:51:30 Barrage 01:15:58 Mournequest This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
August 31, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content   Gaming News 00:19:21 The Board Game Book: Volume 1 and Volume 2 00:22:56 The Ludii Project - try it out here: http://ludeme.eu/project/index.html 00:27:15 Hasbro buy Entertainment 1 and reduce plastic packaging 00:31:25 Tabletop Gaming Live 2  Games Mentioned 00:06:52 An Ogre and his Cake 00:35:14 Sagrada 00:49:19 The Quacks of Quedlinburg 01:04:54 Solar Storm  This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
August 11, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The full gang are back and have a bucket load of Gen Con news to go through. We cast our expert* eyes over the latest tabletop gaming and board game news, such as the new Marvel games from Fantasy Flight Games and the announcement of Ankh from CMON. We then take an in-depth look at single play mystery game Undo from Pegasus Spiele and Bunny Kingdom from Iello and Richard Garfield. *The Polyhedron Collider team are not classified as experts in any field. Gaming News   00:06:28 Boardgamegeek rebrands 00:09:35 Arkham Horror Final Hour 00:15:40 Marvel Champions: The Card Game 00:18:24 Marvel Crisis Protococl 00:21:26 Ankh & Trudvang Legends 00:28:56 Etherfields 00:31:00 Back to the Future 00:32:33 Era: Medievil Age 00:40:10 Tapestry Games Mentioned 00:47:18 Undo 01:09:06 Bunny Kingdom and Bunny Kingdom's in the Sky 01:21:27 Space Base 01:28:41 Trudvang Legends (again)   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
July 28, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content A weekend of celebrating Andy’s 40th has led to a couple of casualties, as the skeleton crew of Andy and Steve man the show. We talk about the latest crazy technology from CMON, the Warhammer TV show in the works, as well as Molkky and Gaia Project. We then take care of the burgeoning mail bag, answering questions on the value of a board game, the evolution of the hadron collider and games to play outside. Gaming News 00:10:12 CMON announce Teberu 00:17:52 Spiel de Jahres Winners 00:20:35 A Warhammer 40,000 TV show Games Mentioned 00:26:20 Molkky 0023:33 Gaia Project   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
July 13, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content   The boys from Polyhedron Collider are back with another generous helping of table top gaming chat, so slip into your elasticated conversation trousers and get your fill of board games and roleplaying games. Today Andy, Rory and Steve talk about English Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, go to the maternity wing in Dice Hospital Community Care and brave the North Sea in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North. We also have a quick quiz courtesy of Blockbuster from Pig Potato Games. Gaming News 00:03:47 ASL reading of the D&D 5e Players Handbook 00:06:27 New Kickstarter guidelineE 00:14:30 Stone Dick and crazy Japanese music videos https://youtu.be/sR9t_3WmNp8 Games Mentioned 00:18:21 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell 00:44:10 Dice Hospital Comunuity Care expansion 01:00:47 Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North 01:17:17 Blockbuster This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
June 29, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content It appears, due to an administrative oversight, that only Andy and Steve were available this week. So set yourselves for a more genteel podcast, as the two most distinguished members of the Polyhedron Collider crew talk about the table top games they have been playing this week.  Top of the list of board games are Stonemaier’s Wingspan, Chip Theory’s Too Many Bones and Villagers from Sinister Fish. We also discuss how Steve will be the first to be eaten, when we all get trapped on a desert island.   Games Mentioned 00:05:39 Acquisitions Incorporated and Heroes of Baldur's Gate 00:08:57 The Isle of Cats 00:13:40 Wingspan 00:31:17 A Feast for Odin & Great Western Trail 00:42:33 Two Many Bones 00:53:15 Villagers 01:03:44 Questions   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
June 9, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content   We are back from three (and a bit) days of awesome gaming and meeting awesome people at the UK’s largest tabletop gaming convention. Join us as we discuss coping with the Mondays, being utterly knackered and sampling as many board games as we possibly could at the UK Games Expo 2019. Yet again we would like to thank the awesome people behind the UK Games Expo for making the best convention yet! Games Discussed 00:24:18 Imperial Settlers Roll & Write 00:30:05 Super Fantasy Brawl 00:37:02 Hel 00:38:03 Jonathan STrange and Mr Norrel 00:46:43 Oathsworn 00:55:20 Quantified 01:01:55 Bosk 01:08:11 Letter Jam & Sanctum 01:20:33 Venice 01:29:46 Rome & Roll 01:33:00 Doning the Purple 01:39:40 Syrinscape 01:04:02 Versa 01:46:50 Lifeform 01:48:41 Magnate the First City 01:54:11 Silk, Marqueses, Titan & La Vina   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
May 19, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The UK Games Expo is just around the corner, the biggest event in the UK tabletop and board gaming calendar. Andy, Jon and Steve are joined by Rory to go through our top picks for the games we want to see at the show. The UK Games Expo is the 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Tickets and information is available from https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ Top Picks 00:22:00 Sierra West from Board&Dice 00:32:30 Cloudspire by Chip Theory Games 00:44:38 Venice by Brain Crack Games 00:48:47 God of War, Bloodborne and Trudvang Legends from CMON 01:00:05 Century: A New World by Plan B Games 01:03:41 Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood by Shadowborne Games 01:11:25 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic 01:06:14 Sanctum from CGE 01:09:14 Galactic Era 01:27:58 Rising Blades from City of Games 01:33:41 Marquesas by Alley Cat Games 01:36:50 Coreball from Burning Games 01:42:49 Honourable Mentions New paints from Games Workshop Loke Battle Mats Honey Badger Games Imhotep the Dual Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period Dice Hospital Expansion Donning the Purple: Votes and Virtue Silk Judge Dredd Helter Skelter The Artemis Rome and Roll   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
May 6, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Get yourselves comfortable, because it’s a long one today. The boys get the chat well and truly flowing as they discuss the latest news and then get into some in depth talk about the games they have been playing. Steve Journeys in Middle Earth as he plays the latest Lord of the Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games, Steve and Andy tackle demons and cultists in Perdition's Mouth and we rustle up some bad puns in Great Western Trail. We then check out the best way to get into D&D, with some tips for the budding Dungeons and Dragons adventurer and dungeon Master. If you fancy sponsoring Jon on his Three Peak Challenge – go here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/WalkinFOCharity   Jon's News Ferret 00:18:49 Heroes of Baldur's Gate https://www.dmsguild.com/product/269398/Heroes-of-Baldurs-Gate-5e 00:23:33 Bloodborne: The Board Game 00:26:17 Steamforged get a £5million investment 00:28:45 Kollosal Games get their Kickstarters' suspended 00:31:30 Guardians Retribution gets cancelled Games Mentioned 00:34:38 Space Base 00:43:14 Great Western Trail 00:55:14 Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth 01:09:17 Perditions Mouth: Abyssal Rift 01:35:26 Getting into Dungeons and Dragons   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
April 21, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content   After spending his time in the garden, Andy joins Steve to discuss his hooky copy of Terraforming Mars, the latest news and the current crop of games at their table. They stab the emperor in Donning the Purple, search for lost gold in Treasure Island and provide a spoiler free review of Charterstone, the legacy game from Stonemaier Games. They then cast off the spoiler shackles and have an in depth discussion of the Charterstone game.   00:05:03 Steve bought a fake copy of Terraforming Mars  Jon's Steve's News Ferret 00:18:58 Anachrony: Fractures of Time Expansion on Kickstarter 00:24:29 Sanctum from CGE 00:27:45 Odyssey of the Dragonlords: 5th Edition Adventure Book Games Mentioned 00:30:04 Donning the Purple 00:42:34 Treasure Island 00:49:10 Charterstone (spoiler free) 01:17:32 Charterstone (with spoilers)   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
April 7, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The boys from Polyhedron Collider are back but are suffering from a lack of sleep due to daylight saving and midnight wildlife encounters. Don't worry though, they have managed to play some board games. The boys discuss the latest news and Kickstarters and talk about High Society and Dinosaur Island. We also read from the mail bag and present an MS Paint challenge to the budding artist in our audience. Jon's News Ferret 00:12:09 Infinity Defiance 00:14:19 Machi Koro Legacy 00:16:27 Exodus Chronicles  00:21:03 Dune the Board Game Games Mentioned 00:27:22 Hanamikoji 00:33:12 High Society 00:39:09 Dinosaur Island   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
March 17, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Jon and Steve are back from a weekend of gaming at Airecon. Andy, however, couldn’t make it and tells us his tale of woe along with a novel method of reducing the size of his board game collection. We talk about our live show, Family Fortunes and the games we played at Airecon; including Villainous, Space Base, and the digital version of Scythe. Jon's News Ferret 00:18:03 Critical Role 00:22:12 Talisman Batman 00:24:55 Lockup: A Roleplayer Tale and Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale Games Mentioned 00:30:25 Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time 00:37:06 Scythe digital version 00:34:24 Villainous 00:51:56 Space Base 00:57:17 Azuil: Stained Glass of Sintra 01:06:17 Perdition's Mouth 01:09:04 Dwarf 01:15:55 At Home on Legrange   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
February 24, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Fresh from a full weekend of gaming at City of Games, the boys from PHC download all the information they can about the games they played. Jon’s news ferrets find us some juicy Spielberg influenced titbits of tabletop gaming news. We then proceed to have a good old chin wag about Pulsar 2849, Zoocracy, Tiny Towns and Blood Rage, as well as have another chat about Root. Jon's News Ferret 00:05:35 Airecon 00:06:30 Stanger Things D&D starter set 00:08:37 Kids on Bikes 00:10:07 Jaws 00:11:52 District 9 00:15:33 Chocolate Factory  Games Mentioned 00:16:30 Pulsar 2849 00:25:03 Zoocracy 00:38:57 Tiny Towns 00:46:25 Twatty Hadouken 00:47:25 Vadoran Gardens 00:48:43 Root 01:03:55 Endeavor 01:07:20 New Angeles 01:14:55 Space Base 01:25:08 Blood Rage   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
February 10, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Pour yourself a large glass of your tipple of choice, get yourself comfy, and get ready for another session of top quality board gaming chat from the boys at Polyhedron Collider. Jon’s news ferrets have been hard at work, gathering the latest news and the hottest Kickstarter. When it comes to games, Steve is getting sticky with Folded Space and Vektorace, Andy goes down to the woods with Root and Jon conquers the solar system in Onward to Venus. We then dive into the mailbag, and have a surprisingly mature discussion when we are asked if the board game bubble is about to burst. Jon's News Ferret 00:03:07 Upcoming Conventions: City of Games, Airecon and Tabletop Scotland 00:05:44 Dobble is the UK's most popular game 00:07:45 Century: New World 00:10:59 Captain Sonar expansion 00:13:25 Tuki 00:14:53 The Secret Cabal 00:16:45 Munchkin Dungeon - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/munchkin-dungeon 00:20:35 Chocalatiers - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/chocolatiers 00:22:20 Hyperspace - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersengames/hyperspace 00:25:46 Dead Man's Cabal - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pandasaurus/dead-mans-cabal 00:29:29 Tenfold Dungeon - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/room17games/tenfold-dungeon-modular-dungeon-crawling-terrain Games Mentioned 00:30:55 Folded Space 00:37:48 Vector Race: Formula 8 00:41:41 Root 00:53:35 Onward to Venus Questions from the Mailbag 01:01:30 Advertising of player counts 01:06:30 Will the board game bubble burst? 01:12:20 What games from before 2010 do we still play? 01:17:50 What app version of games have replaced the physical version? This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
January 27, 2019
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Call for the ambulance, because the boys from Polyhedron Collider have got a fever for cardboard, as well as a severe case of acquisition disorder. We go through some of the games we have been playing over recent months, including Dice Hospital, Detective, and Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Games Mentioned 00:07:05 Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game 00:21:52 Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig 00:32:02 Krowdfunder – the card game 00:36:29 Doodle Rush 00:41:07 Doomsday Bots 00:45:12 Thunderstone Quest 00:53:56 Dice Hospital This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
January 13, 2019
Its 2019 and we have a whole year of exciting new board games to look forward to, so Andy and Steve take us through the tabletop games we are looking forward to playing—and backing on Kickstarter—over the next 12 months We also discuss getting old, blowing all your board game budget on soft furnishings and announce the highly prestigious “Andy's Insert of Choice Award 2018”. Games coming to Kickstarter in 2019 00:28:55 The fourth game in the Dark Cities series 00:30:40 Bloodborne: The Board Game 00:33:29 Munchkin Dungeon 00:35:28 Chocolate Factory 00:37:39 The Gig 00:39:34 Magnate 00:40:37 Krudvang Legends Our top picks of the games coming out in 2019 00:45:55 Comanauts 00:49:55 Metal Gear Solid 00:53:58 Tang Garden 00:56:57 Aliens: Another Glorious Day in The Corps! 01:01:43 Lifeform 01:04:00 Century: New World 01:06:35 Wingspan 01:09:55 Sierra West 01:12:40 Pipeline   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
December 30, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content It’s the end of the year, so it’s time to look back at the best board and tabletop games of 2018. We announce our highly prestigious ‘Polyhedron Collider 3 for 3 Award’ and each pick our top three games of the year.   Games Mentioned Polyhedron Collider 3 for 3 Award 00:10:44 Photosynthesis 00:16:42 Azul 00:19:08 Nemesis What we've missed 00:24:14 Black Out Hong Kong 00:26:36 Teotihuacan 00:31:39 Root and Everdell Our top games of 2018 00:34:34 Brass lancashire and Brass Birmingham 00:42:55 Detective: A modern crime boardgame 00:48:35 Monolith Arena 00:52:11 Deep Madness 00:58:54 Arkham Horror 3rd edition 01:03:40 Nemesis 01:10:05 Lords of Hellas 01:13:15 Century: Eastern Wonder 01:17:57 City of Kings This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
December 9, 2018
Andy is back and finished his house move, and so we are back in action with 300% more waffle. Today’s episode is brought to you by the letter D, as Andy explores Deep Sea Adventure, Steve becomes a grizzled Detective and Jon gives us an updated on our Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Our news ferret tells us about the latest game from Stonemeier and Frosty the Snow Lich.We also sort through the mailbag, and discuss Paul Grogan’s itch, using cardboard as currency and our top tips for miniature painting
November 25, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Andy is busy moving house, or playing Deep Madness in any empty flat, so it’s just Jon and Steve on this episode and subsequently proceedings are much more relaxed. Pour yourself a drink (we recommend a nice dark beer to sip on) and get cosy as Jon and Steve take you through the latest news, visit Dinosaur Island and delve deep into Dungeons of Plunder. We also answer questions from the mailbag, which all seem to be directed at Andy – d’oh! Games Mentioned 00:04:45 Gen7: A Crossraods Game 00:09:44 CMON and A Song of Ice and Fire 00:13:19 Projectors for D&D 00:19:38 Krowdfunder the game 00:17:28 Keyforge 00:21:14 D&D Errata 00:24:10 Dinosaur Island 00:xx:xx Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder 00:57:42 Battlestar Galactica   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
November 11, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Any other podcast would make a big song and dance about releasing their 50th episode. Not the boys from the PHC, because they weren’t paying attention and didn’t realise they had reached such a prestigious milestone. Instead they talk about four games that may well make their best of the year lists; Steve gets his arse handed to him by Arkham Horror 3rd Edition, Andy goes into a Deep Madness and Jon tackles Monolith Arena. Andy and Steve then quickly say how much they love Brass (Brarse), while Jon tackles the news and Steve’s delves deep into his sack, mail sack that is. Games Mentioned 00:09:17 24 hours D&D event 00:11:04 Glen More 2 - Glen Morer 00:15:11 Pipeline 00:18:13 An ogre and his Cake 00:22:42 Arkham Horro 3rd Edition 00:32:42 221B Baker Street 00:35:51 Deep Madness 01:02:22 Monolith Arena 01:16:32 Brass Birmingham and Brass Lancashire   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
October 21, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content It’s that time of the year again were our gaze is directed towards Germany and the Spiel game fair in Essen.  We look forward to some of the exciting games being released at the world’s largest board game convention and have a look back at our predictions from last year. Let the rampant speculation begin! Games Mentioned What we were looking forward to last year; Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, The Inbetween Charterstone Pandemic Legacy Season 2 The Expanse Wastleand Express Delivery Service Dice Hospital Coaster Park Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time Photsynthesis Our top picks; 00:16:46 Teotihuacan: City of Gods 00:20:42 Railroad Inc 00:25:40 Monolith Arena 00:27:52 Prehistory 00:34:24 Escape Tales: The Awakening 00:38:29 Silk 00:44:02 Ceylon 00:49:48 Wildlands 00:53:52 Pipeline Honourbale Mentions; 01:00:02 Reef, Planets, Magnastorm, Tudor, Everdell & Newton  This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
October 7, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Steve goes to Tabletop Gaming Live and tells us about the games he played their, including Keyforge and Monumental.  Jon takes on the role of new ferret and Andy just distracts us all with his usual nonsense.  Games Mentioned 00:08:26 Airecon 00:09:32 City of Games 00:11:54 Monolith Arena up for preorder 00:14:26 Men at Work 00:17:32 Azul 00:24:25 Ragusa 00:27:36 Heroes of Tenefyr 00:43:03 Keyforge 00:50:01 Trapwords 00:55:48 Fallout Wasteland Warfare 01:06:56 Monumental   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
September 9, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Nanty narking is an old Victorian phrase for a right good time, and that's what we're having as we give you another generous helping of tabletop gaming chat. Jon takes on the role of News Ferret as he weasels out the latest board game news, Steve takes us through current Kickstarter games Simulation Theory, Micro Brew and Nanty Narking, and Andy just adds his usually colourful language and unique sense of perspective to proceedings. Games Mentioned 00:04:33 Ominoes Heiroglyphs 00:06:33 Your best game ever from Monte Cook Games 00:15:51 Munchkin Dungeon Quest 00:20:22 Nemesis 00:23:52 Deep Madness 00:30:45 Planetarium 00:32:19 Keyforge 00:37:10 Tabletop Gaming Live 00:42:29 Simulation Theory 00:47:05 Trikerion 01:04:48 Micro Brew 01:16:04 Nanty Narking   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
August 31, 2018
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content After a myriad of audio recording problems and Skype snafus we are back with the latest episode of the Polyhedron Collider Cast. Two weeks later than planned, our discussion on the latest hotness from Gen Con now feels a bit cold, but that never stops us from talking nonsense about the Arkham Horror, Keyforge and Gen 7 announcements. In a shock to everyone Andy has played Talisman and Steve regales us with his thoughts on comedy fantasy card-game game, Hero Master Games Mentioned 00:01:24 Arkham Horror 3rd Edition 00:09:52 Keyforge 00:18:57 A Game of Thrones Board game expansion 00:20:24 Discover: Lands Unknown  00:27:32 Gloomhaven digital 00:31:10 Gen 7 - A crossroads game 00:36:46 Andy has played Talisman! 00:47:53 Andy trys a real Escape Room 00:56:04 Draughts London, Board Game Cafes, Dream Home and Whistle Stop 01:04:49 Hero Master, The Epic Game of Epic Fails   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
July 26, 2018
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 Death May Die and Mansions of Madness 00:07:56 Eclipse Second Edition 00:10:33 Four new Talisman Games 00:13:19 Echidna Shuffle 00:17:14 Pandemic Legacy Season 1 00:20:13 Lords of Waterdeep 00:32:21 Android Netrunner 00:40:46 The Thing 00:51:17 Our Dungeons & Dragons Twitch stream This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
June 30, 2018
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 up for grabs in our very first competition. Games Mentioned 00:03:39 Echidna Shuffle 00:12:02 Beasts of Balance 00:21:36 Pikoko 00:30:42 Knightmare Live 00:37:30 Cthulhu Death May Die This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
June 10, 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 Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Lightseekers and the Warhammer Age of Sigmar version Warhammer 40,000 TCG Middle Earth Roleplay Pathfinder Fallout Wildlands Brass: Birmingham Nanty Narking Uboot Defection Century: Earstern Wonder Teotihuacan: City of Gods Chocolate Factory The Gig Ragusa Trickerion: Dahlgaard's Academy Twilight Imperium 4 Itchy Monkey Beasts of Balance Heroes of Tenefyr Ominoes Heiroglyphs Hexpanse Gladiatores This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
May 26, 2018
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 Everrain 00:38:13 Chocolate Factory 00:41:25 Adapt 00:46:13 Chronicles of Crime 00:53:29 Uboot: The Board Game 00:59:21 Tenefyr 01:02:24 Century: Eastern Wonder Honourable Mentions The Inbetween, 5 minute Chase, Blight Chronicles Agent Decker Knightmare Live A Song of Ice and Fire Star Trek RPG & Vampire: The Masquerade Starfinder and Pathfinder Playtest Lifeform Ice Cool 2 Brain crack games Pictomania Newspeak Defection Wreck & Ruin Hard City Microbrew Fallout Miniatures Game Hannibal & Hamilcar Gaslands   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
May 14, 2018
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 Darwin’s Choice 00:37:10 Stuffed Fables 00:57:13 Gaslands 01:01:29 Guards of Atlantis   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
April 25, 2018
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 Gardens 00:22:13 Rise to Nobility 00:35:34 Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
March 25, 2018
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 on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
March 18, 2018
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 http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
February 26, 2018
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 Games 00:12:15 Kingdomino 00:11:45 Photosynthesis 00:18:28 Nemesis 00:32:25 Viticulture with Tuscany Expansion 00:42:47 The Poisoned Chocolate 00:53:19 Arkon Card Game 00:57:44 Number 9 01:04:33 Lanterns 01:06:29 Azul 01:09:55 Alchemists 01:30:46 Defection This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
February 6, 2018
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 Infinity 00:49:25 Charterstone 00:58:20 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game Value your collection here:http://bgg.jsmackin.co.uk/ 01:11:14 HATE 01:16:21 Rising Sun 01:17:41 Charterstone (again)   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
January 14, 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 Game 00:20:58 Nemesis 00:24:01 Endeavour: Age of Sale 00:28:29 Donning the Purple 00:31:49 HATE 00:35:20 No Honor Among Thieves 00:39:39 Brass: Lancashire 00:44:02 The City of Kings 00:49:12 Rising Sun 00:54:59 Deep Madness 00:57:34 Who Goes There 01:04:54 Mansion of Madness 2nd Edition: The Sanctum of Twilight 01:12:54 Warhammer 40,000 Heroes of Black Reach 01:17:07 Star Wars: Legion 01:22:12 Scythe: The Rise of Fenris 01:29:37 Eclipse Second Edition 01:34:33 Fallout: Wasteland Warfare This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jon's Played a Game theme: "Zazie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attri2. Detailsbution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
December 28, 2017
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 have enjoyed the most in the past twelve months and our honourable mentions, and not all of them are brand spanking new.
November 30, 2017
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 http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
November 19, 2017
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 Kilforth 00:26:50 Dice Forge 00:42:52 Star Trek Adventures   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
October 15, 2017
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 two-player card game Inbetween. We also then take our pick of the most interesting games to play and buy at Essen.   Games Mentioned 00:16:30 Clans of Caledonia 00:37:07 Monster-Lands 00:57:12 Inbetween 01:03:37 Charterstone 01:07:03 Pandemic Legacy Season 2 01:07:44 The Expanse 01:10:55 Wastleand Express Delivery Service 01:16:57 Dice Hospital 01:19:56 Coaster Park 01:23:56 Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time 01:27:56 Photsynthesis 01:32:44 Pulsar 2849 01:33:43 Otys 01:34:12 Nemesis 01:40:36 Tau Long: The Way of the Dragon 01:44:01 That's a Question 01:48:42 Codenames: Undercover   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
September 17, 2017
Contains strong language   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 Mentioned: 00:01:45 Wreck & Ruin 00:15:17 This War of Mine 00:23:59 The Champion of the Wild 00:31:10 Drinking Quest 00:36:30 An overly long and rambling discussion on board game reviews   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
August 20, 2017
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 games.
July 24, 2017
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.
July 9, 2017
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 King 00:23:35 Brutal Kingdom 00:30:55 Century: Spice Road 00:40:57 Lords of Hellas 00:45:03 This War of Mine 01:03:03 Dungeons & Dragons 01:06:31 Tsuro 01:07:41 Escape the Nightmare 01:09:19 Resistance: Avalon   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
June 25, 2017
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 throughout. Bärenpark Spoils of War Drakkan Ice Fishing Holmes and Mycroft Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Softwar Housing Crisis: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2062378542/housing-crisis-two-player-light-strategy-game?ref=PolyhedronCollider Critters Below: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antler-games/critters-below-survival-has-never-been-so-much-fun?ref=PolyhedronCollider Dragons Conquer America Nemesis Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Orctions   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
June 11, 2017
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 Diceforge 00:21:00 Oligarchy 00:23:07 Wreck & Ruin 00:25:51 Elemenz 00:28:04 Gladiators 00:30:02 Ianu 00:34:55 Diesel Demolition Derby 00:39:09 Library of Alexandria 00:45:41 Shadowscape 00:51:18 War of the 9 Realms 00:57:49 Guild Ball 01:00:04 Batman: The Board Game 01:07:33 Uboot 01:13:56 Everdark   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
May 21, 2017
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 Ire Warhammer 40,000 8th edition Shadow War: Armageddon Dice Hospital Pleiades Adrenaline – expansion Codenames: Duet Statecraft Pleiades Sub Terra War of the Nine Realms Nine Worlds The Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines Sherlock and Mycroft The Godfather Legends Untold Lord of the Horde Perfect Crime Raid & Trade: War on the Streets Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander Batman The Board Game Ore-Some Carcosa Wreck and Ruin Strawberry Ninja Shadowscape   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
May 7, 2017
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 of the latest Escape the Room games in Exit the Secret Lab.   00:00:00 Intro, and why we are all mad at Andy 00:01:54 Darks Souls: The Board Game http://steamforged.com/dark-souls/ 00:16:14 Farsight https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/315276384/farsight-corporate-warfare-in-a-dark-future 00:30:55 Petrichor https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyboards/petrichor 00:50:12 Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746130610/ravage-dungeons-of-plunder 01:01:58 Exit The Secret Lab http://www.thamesandkosmos.com/index.php/kosmosgames/exit-the-secret-lab   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
April 30, 2017
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 http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter  
April 23, 2017
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 through time in TIME Stories Expedition Endurance, Jon is all at sea with Tsuro and we all learn some valuable science from Dr Lewis in Planetarium. 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:23 What has Andy Backed this week? Brass, Hannibal, City of Kings and Rise to Nobility 00:12:08 Mars a Story of Civilization 00:25:13 T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition Endurance 00:32:40 Tsuro 00:41:35 Planetarium The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
April 2, 2017
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 RPG Core Book and miniatures is currently on Kickstarter now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burninggames/faith-the-sci-fi-rpg-core-book-miniatures 00:21:17 Airecon 00:23:33 Playing Viticulture on a Geeknson gaming tables http://www.geeknson.com/ 00:36:05 Defection Game https://twitter.com/defectiongame 00:36:54 Inside the Box Games http://itbboardgames.com/ 00:37:23 Eldritch Essences https://www.eldritchessences.com/ 00:38:30 The Gloom of Kilforth – you can pre-order here: http://ratdorg.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/gloom-of-kilforth-pre-orders-now.html 00:43:20 Everdark 00:46:00 The City of Kings https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tcokgame/the-city-of-kings-a-cooperative-adventure-for-1-4 01:02:44 Magmeda Monsters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/714723302/magmeda-monsters The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
March 19, 2017
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 on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
March 5, 2017
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 feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
February 19, 2017
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 Intro. We welcome back Jon and criticize Steve for not planning any contingency 00:01:56 We’re going to Airecon on the 10th to 12th March and we’re starting to get excited. 00:04:04 Cavern Tavern 00:28:58 SUPERHOT: The Card Game 00:36:42 Andy takes us down his Kickstarter money hole. 00:39:45 Elemenz 00:45:34 Question from the mail bag: Pre-orders or Kickstarter, which do we prefer and why? Which are the best and worst Kickstarters we have backed? The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
January 29, 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 Games we’re looking forward to in 2017   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
January 14, 2017
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 boardgamegeek.com. 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 game 00:37:50 Our Mechs vs. Minions chat leads on to a discussion about distribution, mark up on board games and the fabled friendly local game store. 00:41:36 The new Roborally has grabbed our attention 00:45:21 We find that Jon is rubbish at history with Timeline: British History 00:53:16 Talisman! (just for Board Deck & Dice) 00:54:15 Outro – please go visit our guild at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2726 The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
December 29, 2016
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 missing from our best of list. For some reason the boys then digress with reminiscing about Bulls Eye. 00:05:48 Arkham Horror: The Card Game 00:10:28 Scythe 00:15:51 Codenames: Pictures 00:21:07 We award Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules, Games Personality of the Year 00:21:49 Conan 00:26:53 Mansions of Madness: Second Edition 00:31:50 Ominoes 00:35:23 Star Wars: Rebellion 00:39:34 Adrenaline 00:44:34 Android: Mainframe 00:48:43 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 00:52:06 Imhotep 00:59:58 Ice Cool 01:02:36 Captain Sonar 01:07:00 Ave Roma 01:14:12 Each of us then selects are number on game of 2016. The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
November 23, 2016
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 world of Legends Untold before escaping the locals of Innsmouth in Mansions of Madness and Jon takes us through Dobble Star Wars. We also delve into the mailbag and talk about our pet peeves in gaming, rulebooks and augmented reality and VR.   00:00:00 Intro: Explicit Content, how Apple has got our game and Steve is moving away.   00:02:59 Andy relives a ropey TV show from the 90s, as he talks about Knightmare Live   00:12:03 Andy and Steve delve further into a dungeon with a review of Legends Untold, an adventuring card game on Kickstarter right now. You can go back it at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505428038/legends-untold-as-deep-as-an-rpg-as-fast-as-a-card?ref=PolyhedronCollider   00:23:10 A quick shout out to Ominoes, that is also on Kickstarter and every member of the podcast crew loves. Go back it now at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/258813455/ominoes-the-dice-game-for-everyone?ref=PolyhedronCollider   00:25:23 Andy and Steve both go mad exploring the Cthulhu invested great houses of the Mansions of Madness. They discuss the use of apps in board games and the increasing cost of board games. The boys also discuss Cthulhu fiction and recommend some Lovecraft stories to get you in the mood. You can download the entire Lovecraft collection for you e-reader over at http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/   00:44:59 All three boys have been rather silly and playing some Dobble Star Wars, which we all agree is ‘snap on crack’ and far more fun than it deserves to be.   00:51:15 Jon delves his hand deep into the mailbag and finds some juicy questions to be answered. 00:51:38 What are your pet peeves about gaming? 00:55:57 What makes a good rulebook? 01:00:58 Mars seems to be the most popular theme at the moment, what do we think will be the next big thing? 01:04:35 What are your thoughts on what Fantasy Flight Games might have up their sleeves to replace Games Workshop licenced products? 01:09:31 Do you think augmented reality, or VR, has a place in board games? We talk about using the Microsoft Hololens for D&D which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/VX9TEADmVQ0
November 13, 2016
So what is it? I’ve never seen one before, no one has, but I’m guessing it’s the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 14. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. A black hole sucks time and matter out of the universe, the Polyhedron Collider Cast ejects tabletop gaming chat back into the universe. So that thing is spuing board game banter back into the universe? Precisely, the Polyedron Collider crew have played Battlestar Galactica, digressed about Red Dwarf and had a lot of fun with Captain Sonar. They’ve also answered questions from the mailbag about which designers they would like to play with, talk about their D&D characters’ voices and break down their Christmas wish lists. So what is it? 00.00.00 Intro 00.01.00 Battlestar Galactica 00.08.45 Talkie Toaster and Red Dwarf 00.14.50 Captain Sonar Questions from the mail bag 00.23.34 Is there someone from the industry you’d like to play against at their own game? 00.25.39 Is Scythe not as good as everyone says it is? 00.26.53 Have you ever been offered to cover a game that is quite literally, complete and utter gash? 00.32.34 We know you like games, but do any of the Polyhedron Collider crew’s other halves get involved in the cardboard arena? 00.38.26 An off topic chat about Dungeons and Dragons 00.40.16 If you were playing roleplaying D&D, do you give your character a voice? And would you do the voice right now on air? 00.43.28 What has made our Christmas Lists?   The podcast is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter Board games, Tabletop games, Battlestar Galactica, Captain Sonar, Red Dwarf, White Hole, Talkie Toaster, Jamie Stegmeier, Scythe, Stonemeier Games, Dungeons and Dragons, D&D, Roleplaying games, RPG, Christmas, Gift guide,
October 30, 2016
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 Madness and Siege of Citadel Kickstarters, we revisit dreams in Dixit, build up relations with our neighbours in Between Two Cities and attempt to troll Luke Hector from the Broken Meeple in Android Mainframe. We also dip into the mailbag for some questions about board game expansions, the Asmodee super entity and who we’d like to get onto the show. 00.00.00 Intro 00.01.03 AireCon - media panel 00.04.25 Mysterium 00.08.06 Two Rooms and a Boom 00.15.56 Neuroshima Hex, The Edge: Dawnfall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/the-edge-dawnfall?ref=PolyhedronCollider), Deep Madness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness?ref=PolyhedronCollider) and Siege of the Citadel 00.25.35 Dixit 00.27.55 Between Two Cities 00.31.37 Android: Mainframe 00.38.43 Questions from the Mailbag   The podcast is also available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
October 23, 2016
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 everyone at Airecon.
October 15, 2016
Steve is joined by Richard Denning, designer at Medusa Games and one of the people instrumental to the UK Games Expo. Richard chats about his newest game, Nine Worlds, an abstract area control game themed around the nine worlds of Norse mythology. He also talks to us about the UK Games Expo, its history and what it’s like to be responsible for such a large gaming event. 00:01:23 Nine Worlds 00:23:25 UK Games Expo 00:32:16 AireCon 00:35:20 Beasts of War 00:38:18 X-Wing 00:43:40 Meeting Doctor Who 00:45:37 Future Games The podcast is also available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
October 9, 2016
Jon is back for another dose of board game review and chat as we look at some new games and some upcoming Kickstarters. First off Steve and Jon try to save the world from otherworldly beings in Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Steve and Andy become otherworldly godlike beings in True Messiah and we all become brewers in Boar & Dice’s new Kickstarter Beer Empire.   00:00:00 Intro 00:01:08 AireCon 00:03:38 Review policy 00:11:49 Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu 00:28:10 True Messiah 00:40:35 The Hacker’s Guild 00:47:35 Pioneers Program 01:00:57 Beer Empire 01:23:54 The Polyhedron Collider Guild on Boardgamegeek   The podcast is also available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
September 18, 2016
Saddened by the demise of the partnership between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop, Jon takes some time away from the podcast to mourn the loss of Talisman. In his absence Andy and Steve discuss what effect the split will have and what will happen to our favourite Warhammer board games. We also discuss two new Kickstarters, No Honor Among Thieves and Brides and Bribes and answer a round of questions from the mail bag. 00:00:00 Intro 00:00:58 The Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Split and The Future of Talisman 00:22:48 No Honor Among Thieves 00:37:42 Brides and Bribes 00:54:42 Slavery in board games 00:57:50 Dead Man’s Draw 01:02:32 Questions from the mailbag The podcast is also available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-polyhedron-collider-cast/id1087398150 or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/polyhedroncollider), Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyhedronC) Read more at http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/#1PbVxUT45h3iyTDq.99
September 3, 2016
The boys are joined by James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games as we talk all things roleplaying game. First we talk to Jay about his new RPG The Chronicles of Aerthe, which is Kickstarting right now. We then have an in depth discussion about our recent return to roleplaying with our thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We also discuss some RPG accessories starting with Loaded Dice, a set of drinking glasses form Screech Dragon Studios and then discuss Syrinscape and music in your roleplaying game sessions. 0:00:00 Intro 00:06:10 Interview with James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games about The Chronicles of Aerthe 00:38:24 Our experiences with Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition 01:05:22 Loaded Dice drinking glasses from Screech Dragon Studios http://screechdragonstudios.com/ 01:11:12 Syrinscape and audio in roleplaying games 01:21:30 Our final thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons and the current state of RPGs The podcast is also available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-polyhedron-collider-cast/id1087398150 or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/polyhedroncollider), Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyhedronC)
August 19, 2016
In a bonus episode, the boys discuss the games that were announced and released at Gen Con 2016, the world’s largest tabletop gaming convention.  Unfortunately, three cash strapped British chaps couldn’t make it to the Indianapolis convention and they spoke to someone who did, special guest Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules and Czech Game Edition (CGE).   Intro 0.00 Paul Grogan 1.44 RuneWars: The Miniatures Game 20.38 Seafall 29.40 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 36.04 Rising Sun / Eric Lang 37.31 Raise Your Goblets / Toast 40.55 Potion Explosion 44.55 Star Trek Adventures / Jay Little 46.38 The Iron Throne 51.57 Arkham Horror: The Card Game and a rambling discussion about LCGs and CCGs and how they are not deckbuilders 54.46 Outro 01.01.27   The podcast is also available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/t... or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/polyhedroncollider), Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyhedronC)  
August 13, 2016
After a refreshing break in the wilds of Scotland the Polyhedron Collider crew get back together to discuss the board games they have been playing. We talk about Scythe yet again (well it is popular) and we take an in depth look at Fluxx, Multiuniversum, Vampire Hunters and Eldritch Horror.   We also give a shout out to the Brawling Brothers for supporting our show, and an argument about a brewery start some impromptu Sean Bean impressions.   Intro 0:00 Scythe 1:46 Fluxx 19:51 Multiuniversum 27:11 Vampire Hunters 40:58 Eldritch 54:00 Sean Bean 1:08:55   The podcast is also available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/t... or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/polyhedroncollider), Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyhedronC)
July 17, 2016
Steve is our only hope as his misfit rebellion defeat Andy’s evil empire in Star Wars Rebellion, Andy takes his revenge as a blood hungry vampire in Fury of Dracula and John talks about Imps Devilish Duels, a game of dice and cards from Triple Ace Games.  The boys also take another look at the economic worker placement games of Crisis and Scythe. Discussion is then prompted by questions from listeners where all three weigh in with their thoughts on Battleships, Legacy games and the Spiel des Jahres nominees. Contents Star Wars Rebellion Fury of Dracula Imps Devilish Duels Crisis Scythe Pandemic Legacy Codenames Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/polyhedroncollider), Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyhedronC)
June 30, 2016
The boys try and catch up with things after the UK Games Expo, unfortunately the number of games to talk about gets the boys in a twist and chaos ensues.  Jon gets his rhyming together in Obama Llama, Steve gets his escape pods and airlocks confused in Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Andy invades Rome in Hannibal and we all get political with Statecraft.  Games mentioned: Statecraft Obama Llama Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space Nefarious Dark Deeds Dimensions Hannibal: Rome vs Catharge Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 6, 2016
High on a combination of gaming excitement and caffeinated beverages, the Polyhedron Collider boys record live from the UK Games Expo 2016. Recorded at the end of the first and third days, we give our initial impressions of every game we can remember playing.   Games mentioned New Earth Clacks: A Discworld Board Game Obama Llama Codinca Codenames: Pictures Adrenaline Everdark Nine Worlds Ice Cool The Networks Frostgrave Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space Project: ELITE Surviving: One Month In Hip Hop HOPE Steam Forge Perfect Crime Lantern Crisis The Pioneers Program Legends Untold Adrenaline Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 26, 2016
The boys are joined by Elora for some sensible and reasoned perspective as we talk about Eclipse, Blood & Fortune, Aya and Ominoes. We also start getting very excited about the UK Games Expo and talk about Codenames Pictures, Everdark, Guilds of London and Nine Worlds. We also answer question from the mail bag about a pub fight between Euro Games and Ameritrash.
May 1, 2016
The Top Gear of table top gaming come together yet again to talk about all manner of board games.  Steve talks about getting to play an early copy of Dark Souls, Andy explores the new world in Empires: Age pf Discovery and Jon sets sail in the Curse of The Black Dice. We also answer questions from the mailbag, talking about meeting our favourite designers, our magpie approach to games and the requirements of cultivating a neck beard in order to play magic.
April 24, 2016
Welcome to the Polyhedron Collider Interview Cast. These interviews where recorded on the show floor at Salute 2016. First we speak to Paranoid Miniatures about their Lovecraft inspired miniatures game Mythos.  We then speak to Jack Caesar from River Horse about The Hunt for Red October board game and finally from Alessio Cavatore about the upcoming Labyrinth board game and the My Little Pony RPG. Many thanks to Paranoid Miniatures and River Horse Games. Music: http://www.bensound.com
March 31, 2016
The Polyhedron Collider chaps crack open a beer and discuss Blokus, Portal the Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, TIME Stories, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and miniatures in board games.
March 19, 2016
Jesse Bergman and John Kimmel join me over Skype a chat about their Kickstarted customisable card game Battle for Sularia, where they talk about their history in gaming, the development process for the game and future plans.You can find out more about Battle for Sularia at http://www.sularia.comMore tabletop gaming news, reviews and interviews at http://www.polyhedroncollider.comFollow us on twitter https://twitter.com/PolyhedronCLike us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PolyhedronCollider Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 7, 2016
Once again Jon talks about Munchkin and Talisman, Andy tries to show off his sommelier skills with Viticulture and Steve talks about ruling The Seven Kingdoms in A Game of Thrones the board game. We also talk about the UK Games Expo and an in depth discussion about which flavour of WKD is best. Games mentioned                  Viticulture Housing Crisis Raid & Trade Munchkin Roborally Cash and Guns A Game of Thrones the Board Game 2nd Edition Machi Koro Star Wars X-Wing the Miniatures Game   Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 24, 2016
Polyhedron Collider gathers up the crew, pours a beer and has a nice long chat about boardgames.Warning there are a few naughty words.Games mentioned:• Specter Ops• Alchemists• Dead of Winter• Exploding Kittens• Euphoria• Dixit• Mysterium• Poseidon’s Kingdom• Pandemic Legacy• Warhammer 40,000 second editionIntro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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