Podcast 56 – Paris Connection

Welcome back listeners! This week on Dragon’s Demize, we review Paris Connection, a game about stocks and trains and how sometimes they’re the same thing. In Paris Connection, players compete to earn the most points by hoarding “stock” in six different colors of railroad. Each railroad is worth a number of points based on the cities it connects to. But in a compelling twist, each railroad is built using the same tokens as the stock. It’s a game about finding balance and predicting which way the market will swing next!

We’ve also got some great stories about what we’ve been playing lately, including Scythe, Zombiecide: Black Plague, and DaVinci’s Challenge.

Thank you as always to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Google+. Finally, Washingcon tickets are on sale now! Head on over to the website and grab yours today.

Podcast 55 – Social Deduction Games

Hello again listeners! On this week’s episode of Dragon’s Demize, we decided to do things a little differently. Rather than review one game, we examine social deduction games as a whole. Using two of the biggest names in the genre, The Resistance and Secret Hitler, we break down what qualities are shared among most social deduction games, and which are unique to each game.

Also, on this week’s What We’ve Been Playing, we talk about favorites new and old. Plus: Jakub gets a lesson in what happens when you don’t read the rules thoroughly!

Thank you as always to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Google+. Finally, Washingcon tickets are on sale now! Head on over to the website and grab yours today.

Podcast 54 – Viceroy

Welcome listeners to another episode of Dragon’s Demize. Today, we review Viceroy, a strategy game where players compete to build their pyramids of power. In Viceroy, players collect gems in order to acquire and play character cards. Each character card can be played into a pyramid at any level, provided there are free cards beneath it. The cost, and more importantly the effect, changes dramatically based on where it’s played. It’s a great gameplay element that provides lots of versatility and strategic options. Check out or review for more details.

We also take the opportunity to riff on our recent roleplaying experiences, including some crazy games of A Quiet Year and Jakub’s always-entertaining D&D group. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!

Thank you as always to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  Be sure to head on over to our Facebook and Google+ pages to check out our newest weekly feature: What’s Fresh Wednesdays! Our long-awaited Century in Review video will be out next week, so keep an eye on our YouTube channel here. Finally, Washingcon tickets are on sale now! Head on over to the website and grab yours today.

Podcast 53 – Dead of Winter

Hello listeners, and welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. This week, we’re reviewing one of Jakub’s personal favorite games: Dead of Winter.

In Dead of Winter, players each control multiple survivors, and attempt to fulfill public and secret objectives. These secret objectives often require you to stockpile resources, which can create tension among the survivors. Even more interesting, there is a chance for one player to be a betrayer, and actively sabotage the group. While the zombie theme is widely regarded as overused in board games, Dead of Winter does a great job of adding a unique and enjoyable twist with these mechanics. Check out our review for a more in depth analysis!

Thank you as always to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  Be sure to head on over to our Facebook and Google+ pages to check out our newest weekly feature: What’s Fresh Wednesdays! If everything goes according to plan, our Century in Review video will be out next week, so keep an eye on our YouTube channel here. Finally, Washingcon tickets go on sale March 1. They’re expected to sell out, so mark your calendars and get ready for another year of great games.

Podcast 52 – Lanterns

Hey listeners. Got another great episode for you today, as we review Lanterns. This colorful tile-matching game holds a surprising amount of strategic depth. Players compete to earn the most honor by earning matched sets of colored lantern cards. The more sides you match with a single play, the more you earn, so it pays to be on the lookout for opportunities. But be careful about getting overconfident and setting up a strong play for your opponent! Tune in for more details and our thoughts on Lanterns.

We’ve also got some fun stories about what we’ve been playing lately, including Greg’s hype over A Quiet Year and a truly epic game of X-Wing.

Thank you as always to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  Be sure to head on over to our Facebook and Google+ pages to check out our newest weekly feature: What’s Fresh Wednesdays! Our Century in Review video is also on its way, so keep an eye on our YouTube channel here. Finally, Washingcon tickets go on sale March 1. They’re expected to sell out, so mark your calendars and get ready for another year of great games.

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