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Episode 147 — A Tale of Three Games

Episode 147 — A Tale of Three Games

It was the best of games. It was the worst of games. Yeah, we got wisdom, and foolishness, and whatever else this old fat world throws at us.

Welcome to the 147.

The people of the 147 are in a bit of a mood and and the discussion is a bit gritty, but there is much to explore in this one. The folk here aren’t interested in the black and white of things, but instead revel in the shades of gray embedded throughout.

Don’t be outraged, be engaged.


00:18:27 — 18Ireland
00:40:57 — SpaceCorp (in-depth)
01:08:57 — Glendalough 13 yo Irish Single Malt
01:21:20 — Captains of the Gulf (in-depth)
01:39:33 — Love & Hip-Hop???
01:53:17 — Dodgers (Bill Beverly)
02:32:40 — No-Fun February

Episode 146 — A Sideways Look in the Rearview Mirror

Episode 146 — A Sideways Look in the Rearview Mirror

Here it be.

Our annual look back. Our listaganza. The episode where we talk all about the best games, whiskies, and albums we encountered the previous year. You ask for it and we provide it. Or, maybe you don’t ask for it, but here it is anyway.

So take a listen and see if we are remotely close to where last year took you.


00:02:30 — January’s Book
00:12:43 — The Music Lists
01:07:47 — The Games Lists
01:58:40 — The Games Honorable Mentions
02:05:45 — The Whisk(e)y Lists
02:23:25 — Outro: Odds, Ends and Deliberations

Episode 141 — When Did You Stop Caring?

Episode 141 — When Did You Stop Caring?

It’s that time, and we roll the dice and lay out the games that have caught our attention in this year’s Essen preview show.

First we cover 10 games nominated by our guild using a complex and patented formula. Then we each take a shot at adding five games of our own discovery. Throw in some expansion discussion, and you have a show of partially educated guessing that is sure to wow even the most cynical gamer.



00:14:49 — The Guild 10 plus
00:16:03 — Tramways Workbook
00:17:58 — Barrage
00:2303 — 18Lilliput
0026:37 — SpaceCorp
00:30:45 — City of the Big Shoulders
00:34:20 — Reykholt
00:37:43 — Pipeline
00:44:06 — Teotihuacan
00:49:05 — Captains of the Gulf
00:56:20 — Pax Emancipation
01:03:42 — Blackout: Hong Kong
01:12:30 — Our Fives
01:15:05 — Architects of the West Kingdom (Jim #5)
01:18:56 — Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea (Jim #4)
01:20:20 — Underwater Cities (Jim #3)
01:22:04 — Europa Universalis (Joe #5)
01:24:09 — Pandoria (Joe#4)
01:25:22 — Dominant Species: Marine (Joe #3)
01:28:06 — Imaginarium (Joe #2)
01:30:37 — Expedition Zetta (Jim #2)
01:34:02 — War Room (Jim #1)
01:37:20 — Newton (Joe #1)
01:44:11 — Expansions and Other Riff Raff

Episode 106 — Reggie and Emily’s Excellent Adventure

Episode 106 — Reggie and Emily’s Excellent Adventure

Welcome to an episode filled with old games and some special guests. Edward and Amanda from Heavy Cardboard join in as we discuss how to get old games back to the table. And after a day of gaming here at Punching Cardboard headquarters, we unleash a session report covering the three underrated titles that ended up on our table. To be honest, we weren’t even planning to play these games.

In this episode we leave the cult of the new outside in the rain and rediscover (or discover) some titles that should be getting a little more love. We hope you have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.


15:40 — The Wayback Machine
16:54 — Baseball Highlights:2045, Super Motherload, Argent
27:19 — Getting Games Back to the Table (Part 1)
32:17 — Dominant Species, Wir Sind Das Volk, In the Year of the Dragon, Metropolys, Florenza
40:29 — Getting Games Back to the Table (Part 2)
53:21 — The Music Segment
61:33 — Edward as Navigator, a True Adventure.
62:55 — The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire (Session Report)
75:51 — Shogun (Session Report)
94:13 — Thunder Alley (Session Report)
109:37 — Captains of the Gulf: A Friend gets his due.