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TGT 028: Playing to Win

This week we talk about Playing to Win (vs. playing for fun, because you want to be part of the group, etc.)

Off-Topic:

We give the details of how to add an entry this week for our Gloomhaven giveaway. Listen to find out how (it’s near the beginning).

We summarize the feedback we got from our Gloomhaven unboxing, thank you everyone that sent us your positive and constructive feedback!

We announce a new interview that will be dropping this Friday (March 3rd, 2017) with Hyacinth games about their RPG/Tabletop Miniatures game Wreck Age (http://www.wreck-age.net). Keep an ear out for that.

We get more 6 player game recommendations from Sam. We hear about solo play from Dan, and we answer a question from Enzo about the ability to reseat the legacy part of Gloomhaven.

Our quick question deals with apps making their way into boardgames (companion apps or apps that are required to play).

Some new games Chris picked up:

And new Kickstarters Chris is backing:

Our game of today is Assault of the Giants. We talk about play length and impressions after a single play through.

On Topic:

This week’s on topic discusses some feedback we got from Mish Boutet about the pros and cons of playing to win. We reference David Sirlin’s book, “Playing to Win” which can be found at http://www.sirlin.net/ptw. Let us know your thoughts on the subject.

Next week: Interview with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games.

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TGT 027: Solo Games

This week we announce a new contest to win Gloomhaven. Listen to find out how to enter. We then talk about a prototype we received call Mageling. We finally go on topic to find that Josh and Kitty didn’t do a lot of homework, but I think we were still able to touch on the pros and cons of solo games and we even recommend a few solo games worth tracking down.

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TGT 026: Codex with David Sirlin

In this, kind of long episode, we talk with David Sirlin on his game Codex. The interview starts around 25 minutes in, before that we discuss future plans for the Tabletop Game Talk “network” as well and talk, accidentally, about a new game we have, Gloomhaven.

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SC 002 Interview: Dungeon Alliance with Andrew Parks

This is the first in our new interview series. In this episode Chris talks with Andrew Parks about his new Dungeon Alliance Kickstarter. And since it’s Andrew Parks, we also talk a bit about Core Worlds and the upcoming game from WizKids: Assault of the Giants. (Although I call it “Attack” of the Giants on the show – sorry!)

Find out more about Dungeon Alliance and watch Andrew play the solo game on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quixoticgames/dungeon-alliance

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TGT 025: Couples Games

This week we announce the winner of our listeners only valentines day contest! We then go on to talk about lots and lots of games good for couples.

There are a few surprises along the way – so listen on!

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