Podcast 90 – Ignoble

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. For our first official review of 2018, we’re tackling Ignoble, a trick-taking card game where each card has unique abilities! Ignoble isn’t officially out yet, and we were honored to receive one of only 50 printed copies from the folks at DotStarMoney. Easy to learn but difficult to master, Ignoble has an amazing depth of strategy. Earning victory requires both insight and precision. We look forward to bringing you more updates once the game is officially released. In the meantime, check out our review for more in-depth analysis!

As usual, we also talk about what we’ve been playing lately. This week on the list: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Spirit Island, and Pick Your Poison.

Huge thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 88 – Games with few components

Merry Christmas listeners! We hope you’re having a joyous holiday season. Many of you are probably with friends and/or family now, which is the perfect chance to play some games. But what if you don’t have any games? Fear not! We here at Dragon’s Demize have come up with a list of fantastic games that you can play with little more than pen and paper. While some of the games require a six-sided die or a deck of cards, digital versions will work just as well. We hope you enjoy this list, and that you have a wonderful New Year.

As an additional note, Greg and Jakub would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have joined us this year on Dragon’s Demize. Whether you listened to the podcast, visited our Facebook page, watched our streams, or just supported us behind the scenes, we want you all to know that you are the reason we do what we do. Thank you so so much, and we look forward to bringing you more content in 2018.

Game Links:

Werewolf

Secret Hitler

Fax Machine

Contact

Wits and Wagers

Lasers and Feelings [PDF]

Everyone is John [PDF]

The Quiet Year

Shout out to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 87 – A Look Back at 2017

Hello listeners! It’s been a pretty great year for us here at Dragon’s Demize. We’ve had a chance to play some amazing games and have a lot of laughs. We’ve preserved through some tense moments. And sometimes, we’ve just walloped each other. On today’s special episode, Greg and Jakub take a look back at their favorite gaming moments from 2017. We hope you enjoy our stories, and are inspired to share your own.

Pandemic Legacy BETRAYAL! (Link coming soon)

Pandemic Lagacy Colonel. *Salute* (Link Coming Soon)

Zombicide Black Plague Hero Mode

Shout out to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

 

Podcast 86 – Small Box Gift Guide

Hello listeners! It’s time for Round 2 of the Dragon’s Demize 2017 Gift-Giving Extravaganza! In this episode, we’re focusing on smaller games, games you might put in someone’s stocking. Since the pool is a bit smaller for thee, we also take the opportunity to expand our lists of expansions. All of the other rules still apply. Just like last time, let us know on Facebook if there were any games you thought should have been on our list, or if you disagree with out picks.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 83 – Between Two Cities

Today on Dragon’s Demize, we talk about a game long overdue for a review: Between Two Cities! Between Two Cities puts players in the role of civic engineers and asks them to design the best cities possible. Careful tile selection and placement are key to maximizing points. But be careful about spending too much effort on one city: your final score is the lower of your two cities. We also review the Capitals expansion, which adds a host of new features.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 82 – Alien Artifacts

Hello listeners, and welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. On this week’s episode, we review Alien Artifacts, the new “4X-style” game from Portal Games. Alien Artifacts pits 2-5 players against one another as they attempt to maximize the value of galactic resources and build the strongest civilizations. It’s a surprisingly quick game packed with strategic choices. We also discuss the games we’ve been playing including Between Two Cities and Mystic Vale. Also we apologize for the poor audio quality during the first half of the podcast, skip to 13:46 if you’d like to get to the good stuff.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 81 – Designer Signatures

Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, dear listeners! On today’s episode, Greg and Jakub talk about some of their favorite game designers. Specifically, we discuss how some designers have signature mechanics that they return to again and again, and what implications that has for game design. It’s a fun, free-form discussion, and we hope you enjoy it! We also encourage feedback, if you think of a designer we missed or any other comments.

We also talk about what we’ve been playing lately, as usual. This week, we discuss Alien Artifacts, Tabletopia shenanigans, and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game app.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 77 – Battle Gnomes!

Hello listeners! Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, where this week we’re taking a look at Battle Gnomes! Battle Gnomes! is a card-based combat game for 2-6 players. Each player controls a yard full of gnomes, battling for supremacy of the neighborhood. You can equip your gnomes with better gear and litter your yard with defensive barriers to improve your combat abilities. The first player to defeat three enemy gnomes in battle wins.

As always, we also talk about what we’ve been playing. This week, we focus heavily on RPGs, talking about campaigns both ongoing and upcoming.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 76 – Building Tension in Survival Co-Op

Hello listeners, and welcome to another episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week on the podcast, we’re trying out a new segment called Topic of the Week. In this inaugural run, we talk about some of the ways survival co-op games build tension, from attempting to overwhelm the players to introducing resource scarcity to restricting your time to act. There’s a lot of ground to cover and we tried to do our best, but I’m sure there are things we left out. If you have thoughts on the survival co-op genre, let us know on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear your ideas!

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on Facebook, Discord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 73 – Tides of Time (and Madness)

Hello again listeners! It’s good to be back. On our latest episode, we review Tides of Time and Tides of Madness. These card drafting, set collection games are easy to play but hard to master. With extremely simple core mechanics and very few components, both are excellent candidates for travel games. Check out the episode for our full impressions.

We also recount the board games we played on our recent trips. Jakub talks about Kodama and a new game called Vye, while Greg talks about an old favorite, Lanterns.

Special thank you 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+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are available on our Youtube channel. And last but not least, Washingcon tickets are still on sale, so head on over to the website and grab yours today. We’re also looking for volunteers, and anyone who volunteers for a full 8 hours will have be refunded the price of their ticket. Details on how to sign up are also on the website. We can’t wait to see you there!

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