Jack and John share hot tips about culling collections, and we commit to giving you the listener a chance to win one game from each of our collections, just by tweeting #oldgamesnewhomes to @cardboardherald.
This week Jack talks with Scott Almes, best known for the Tiny Epic series of games published by Gamelyn Games. That said, Scott's new joint with Gamelyn is not so tiny; the very impressive looking Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea. Jack and Scott talk about the future of the Tiny Epic series, his partnership with Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games, what makes Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea so special, and deriving meaning and purpose in one's work and hobbies. Also, Jack gives a list of his 3 favorite Scott Almes games and 3 favorite non-Scott Almes games that can be played during a lunch-break.
Kickstarter for Heroes of LA&S - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/heroes-of-land-air-and-sea?ref=nav_search
3 Fave Scott Almes Games:
3 Fave NON-SA Games for lunch-breaks:
Podcast Episode 21 featuring Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games: http://www.cardboardherald.com/podcasts/2017/3/29/episode-21-michael-coe-of-gamelyn-games
Jack talks with the legendary and prolific good doctor of board games, Reiner Knizia. And it turns out, he is just a dude who wants to bring joy to the world. We talk games, moving back to Germany, inspirations, how to maintain focus in one's work, and his impact on the industry. Check out the visual companion to this episode on the blog at www.cardboardherald.com.
Jack wakes up way too early to talk with Francesco Nepitello, the English speaking half of FM Studios and co-designer of mega-hit War of the Ring, as well as numerous other Tolkien and non-Tolkien games, including the upcoming Hunt for the Ring. And yeah, we talk about it!
Also check out music at cheapbeatsmusic.bandcamp.com
You may know Chris Bryan from his board game sitcom, Board With Life, but did you know he also designs games, plays drums, and hosts a weekly board game news show? Jack and Chris talk about his diverse career, how to determine who gets golden geek medals, and why the McElroys need to stop creating new and awesome podcasts.
Check out Board With Life on their youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MoonratMedia
Jack talks with Kevin Riley, retired pro-StarCraft player who's cooperative board game Aeon's End has a kickstarter up now for it's stand alone expansion. This conversation goes to some uncharted territory for TCbH, with a surprising focus on mental health and stability of people who are singularly dedicated to a project or career. You can find Aeon's End: War Eternal here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/aeons-end-war-eternal?ref=nav_search
This week, Jack talks with Josh Krause of originalmagicart.store, the premier source of Magic: The Gathering original artwork and sketches online. We talk about tracking down original paintings lost in time, how to best support artists, why Hurloon Minotaur is the best artwork in all of M:TG, and Josh's kickstarter to host the first M:TG art show at the GP in Las Vegas 2017.
Check out the kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017?ref=nav_search
Jack talks with the incredible, multi-tallented Sebastian Koziner. You may know him as the designer of Mutant Crops which has a kickstarter up right now, but did you know he was the first person to self-design, publish, and manufacture board games in Argentina? Sebastian has also provided graphic design and art for tabletop games all over the world.
Mutant Crops kickstarter can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holeshotheroes/mutant-crops-quick-worker-placement-tabletop-game
Jack talks with Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games in what is possibly his favorite interview so far. We talk about the future of the Tiny Epic Series, the importance of sharing with backers, why it's important to be a paladin, and how he felt about the Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea controversy.
Check out my 7 Wonders Broken Token Insert Review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzDBn3YaCUI&t=81s
Jack talks with the entrepreneurial mastermind, Andrew Birkett; owner of Atheris Games and designer of their successfully kickstarted (and delivered) Cul-de-sac Conquest. Atheris just launched it's 2nd kickstarter for Mutant Crops. Andrew definitely has plans and Jack is excited to see how the Atheris Games story unfolds.
Mutant Crops kickstarter is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holeshotheroes/mutant-crops-quick-worker-placement-tabletop-game?ref=nav_search
TCbH Mini Review of Kingdom Builder Marshlands here: http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews/2017/3/15/expansion-mini-review-kingdom-builder-marshlands
Jack talks with The Rules Girl about how she got started and what goes into making ultra-concise rules explanations on her hit youtube channel. Check out www.rulesgirl.com and follow her on twitter @The_Rules_Girl.
Jack & John talk about gateway games; are they necessary, what are the best ones, who are they for, and why TI3 isn't always the best 2nd step.
Jack talks with up-and-comer Marc Paquien, co-designer of the new Days of Wonder release, Yamatai. Also - impressions on Santarini and BGG Golden Geek awards discussion.
Jack talks with Mr. Greg Spence, founder, owner, and operator of The Broken Token, the amazing board game accessories company. We talk premium games, conventions, and how he got into this gig.
Jack and special guest John Foster talk about the games we are super excited for in 2017. For a recap of this episode with links to the games, go to www.cardboardherald.com/articles
Jack talks with the amazing Bruno Cathala, co-designer of the upcoming Days of Wonder Yamatai, as well as TONS of other huge games including some of Jack's favorites: Abyss, Five Tribes, 7 Wonders Duel, Cyclades, and more. Bruno talks about how he got lucky in the design business, the importance of rulebooks, how his process has changed over the years, and much more.
Jack talks with the infamous Jesper Myrfors, the original art director for Magic The Gathering, Co-designer of Clout Fantasy, entrepreneur, father, designer, immigrant, and all around cool guy!
Jack talks with James York, a professor and games researcher who uses tabletop games to teach English as a second language to university students in Japan. James is also known as Cheapshot, owner of Cheabeats Record Label.
Jack talks with The Bard of the BardicBroadcasts youtube channel, perhaps best known for the viral hit "Why Heroquest is so Great". Bard uses his "cracking unboxings" to share gaming's history and lore. We talk Heroquest, unboxings, games workshop, D&D, Tolkien, and so much more.
New Games: Forbidden Stars & Secret Hitler
I talk with John Weddleton, owner of Bosco’s Cards, Comics, and Games; an Anchorage institution. That’s right, for our 10th episode, I go back to my old friendly local game store (and employer) Bosco’s, the most successful independent games and comic store in Alaska.