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Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! All the woo! Continuous woo!
And, as I'm sure many of you are well-aware, it's the last Saturday before Gen Con. So get in all the prep you can now before heading out for the show this week.
Me? I'm playing some D&D. But I've planned ahead and scheduled these reviews for you that I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: The Edge: Downfall, Rise of Tribes: Deluxe Edition, Expancity, War of the Cross, Moonshiners of the Apocalypse, But Wait There's Even More, Valhal, Dino Party, Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, TopSpin, Rival Realms, Carthago, Ninja Taisen, Battlegroup Torch, The Edge: Downfall, Everdell, Sunset Over Water, Dale of Merchants, and Pulsar 2849.

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Woo!
My favorite day of the week, as I can just sit back, relax, and do some gaming.
Nevermind that this week I'm vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning countertops in the den. That's important, too.
So, while I try and figure out just how much dust a single lamp can acquire, let's get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Atlantis: Island of the Gods, Build It with Bryan, Sea of Plunder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiny Epic Quest, Way of the Panda, Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Game Box, Anatomy Fluxx, Head of Mousehold, Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition, Who Should We Eat?, Among the Stars iOS, Thunderstone Quest, Ticket to Ride: New York, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, Junk Orbit, Nine Worlds, Nimble, For King & Parliament, and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.

As I mentioned before, this is a short week for me in the office. But it just means I'll be hanging out at home listening to these podcasts instead of at my desk. I've actually got quite a bit of gaming set up for the latter half of the week. Should be a good time. So, as you're waiting for the grill to heat up, let's get you some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we've got: Game Classy 166: Soul Wars; Blight and Boon Episode 10: Discussing The Slayer Class; Singled Out Episode 70: An Interview With A Perkins Part Deux – sSpigot and vFangtooth; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 44: Back to Reality; Epic Gaming Night Episode 162: Up & Down Time; The D6 Generation Episode 239: Raef's Round Table & Announcement; The D6 Generation Pip 1: WH40K 280+ power point game thoughts; Chance of Gaming Episode 110; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 250: Q&A Extravaganza!; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 18: Origins and Lords of Waterdeep; The Offline Gamer Episode 31: Board Game Bash!; The Cardboard Herald Episode 86: Jamey Stegmaier - Friendship is Magical in My Little Scythe; The Secret Cabal Express 39: Age of Sigmar Second Edition Discussion and First Impressions; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 147: Origins 2018, Age of Sigmar Soul Wars, Lorenzo Expansion.

Monday's gone.
Tuesday's here.
We've made it this far, we can continue on.
And here's some listening material to help.

On the dial today we've got: Geeks of the North Episode 45: Colore ton Monde 2018; Game Classy Episode 165: Anime Girl Mailbag; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 249: UK Games Expo 2018; Singled Out Episode 69: An Interview With A Perkins Part 1 – vSakana and vChisel; Singled Out Episode 69a: Bonus Episode – The Joy Of Painting; Chance of Gaming Episode 109; Epic Gaming Night Episode 159: Upcoming!; The Rolistes Episode 28 (Part 2): Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower); Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 146: History of the World, Dragon Castle, Gorus Maximus; The Cardboard Herald Episode 84: Owen Duffy, The Man Behind The Board Game Book; Lords of the Dungeon 16: Players Knowing More than the GM and Things We Could Improve Upon in Our Roleplaying; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 17: Rising Sun Vampire Brew; and News of the North - 2018-06-19.

It's back into the office for many of us today. Thankfully, it's a short week now until we get back to the weekend. A way to make things go faster is by listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we've got: After Dragons Episode 2: Finding a Group; Chance of Gaming Episode 107; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 42: The UK Games Expo 2018 Preview; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 156: Making the Cut!; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 248: 7th Continent; The Secret Cabal Express 37: Origins 2018 Pre-Show Fiesta with Rodney Smith and Marty Connell; and The Cardboard Herald Episode 81: Andrew Bosley & Michael Patience of Paisley Board Games.

Tuesday. We've made it through Monday. And while the weekend is still pretty far off, it's not as far as it had been. I'm starting to catch up on my sleep from the weekend, but I know it'll still be a bit more of a process. To help keep me awake the rest of the time, I'm gonna listen to some gaming podcasts. Which ones? Glad you asked.

This week on the dial we've got: Guilds of the North Episode 5: Ratcatch those Exiles; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 41: Hard City, Darwin's Choice and Stuffed Fables; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 16: Brew City Brawl; The Offline Gamer Episode 29: The (Delayed) 2017 Kickstarter Awards!; Lords of the Dungeon 15: Good and Evil Mixed Parties and The Economy of Loot; The D6 Generation Episode 236: Video Game Update & Brook City; The Cardboard Herald Episode 79: Kwanchai Moriya Artist Extraordinaire; Singled Out Episode 67: Winning Irish Nationals With Charles Nurser Charles Nurser; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 247: Bag The Hun; Breathing Flames Episode 1: Games Are Great; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 88: Why do I play Saga?; and SAGA THORSDAY Episode 89: Battle Report – Last Romans vs Vikings – Battle for the Gardens.

It's Saturday! Woo! What cannot be accomplished on such a day as today!?
I know what I'll be doing. I'll be here at CMON Expo, hobnobbing with gaming media. Some of them I will now feature here on today's Review Roundup.

Today we have: Hard City, Destiny Aurora: Renegades, Castle Von Loghan, Meeple Circus, Karuba: The Card Game, Hardback, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace, Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares, Rising Sun, Darwin's Choice, Feudum, and AW Miniatures 28mm Samurai.

Monday is gone and we're firmly entrenched in Tuesday. The work week continues along as we make our way back to the glory of the weekend. If you're like me, you fill up as much of your day with gaming as you can. To help with that, as we do every week, we've collected together the podcasts and present them here for you now.

On the dial today: Geeks of the North Episode 44: Adepticon 2018; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 81: You're Not Wrong; The Secret Cabal Express 37: Having and Managing a Game Collection; Dungeon Masters Ludus 04: Just Starting Out As A Game Master; Chance of Gaming Episode 105; Singled Out Episode 66: Talking Season 3 Butchers With Greg Day; Blight and Boon Episode 7: Rangosh and Lorsain Double Team; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 246: Burrows & Badgers; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 40: Vadoran Gardens, Rise to Nobility and Dungeons and Dragons; Nerdherders Episode 25 (115): It All Adds Up to Adepticon!; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 153: Marvel Madness!; The Offline Gamer Podcast Episode 28: We're Back!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 121: Heroes of Land, Air & Sea; The Cardboard Herald Episode 77: Samuel Bailey, co-designer of Forbidden Stars & Designer of the recently cancelled Deep; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 87 – Skraelings and Milites Christi Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; and News of the North - 2018-05-01.

Saturdaaaaaay! It's the best day of the week (in my opinion). What cannot be accomplished with a day like today? Well, I know what can, going to do some gaming. I put together some Guild Ball minis for my friend last night. Today I'll go hang out and play some board games up at the library. But before I can head out there, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we've got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.

Welcome back to Tuesday. We've got the work-week off and running, so let's hit our full stride and keep things going until we get back to the weekend. To help out, we've got our regular batch of podcasts for you to listen to, you know, instead of Nina in corporate accounts (payable).

This week we have: Chance of Gaming Episode 104; Blight and Boon Episode 5: Champion Background and Backstory; Singled Out Episode 65: Talking Exiles With Jamie Perkins; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 151: Crystal Clans with Colby Dauch; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 245: Stand To Games; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 80: Hey Phil; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 15: Game Movies and Gaslands; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 14: End of the World Followup, GMs Playing Characters and Great Villains in RPGs; Cardboard Herald Episode 75: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games ROUND 2!; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 85: Battle Report – Scots vs Anglo-Danes; and News of the North - 2018-04-17.

It was quite a busy Monday around here. We'll just see what Tuesday brings for us. If it's to be a busy week, so be it. It'll just make it all go by quickly. Something that'll also help it go by quickly is listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week, we have: Game Classy 157 Episode: I tourna-ment to do that; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 146: Gaming with Strangers!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 117: Calimala; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 242: War & Empire III: Dark Ages; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 138: 3rd Annual Squirrelly Awards; The Cardboard Herald Episode 68: Tony Miller, The Bearded Rogue of Breaking Into Board Games; The D6 Generation Episode 231: Long Form Games & Escape Rooms; The Secret Cabal Episode 153: Gaslands, Masmorra, and Hidden Movement and Hidden Roles; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 78: Saracens Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 38: The Tuesday of the Year; and Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 12: Anvil Eight Games Adepticon Preview.

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday.
I'm glad it's here. My Monday wasn't the best. Much of the day, I had a headache. Hell, I even managed to wear the wrong shirt (I had my Tuesday shirt on under my Monday overshirt. So, today, I'm reversed of that). So, let's make sure you've got something good to listen to the rest of the week with our Podcast Roundup.

This week we have: Game Classy 156: Warhammer Underworlds: Eternia; Man Battlestations Episode 27; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 241: Baccus 6mm; Polyhedron Collider Podcast Episode 37: Fallout, Kitchen Rush and Ethnos; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 44: The Cost of Gaming; Nerdherders Episode 23 (113): The 2017 Retrospective Extravaganza!; The Cardboard Herald Episode 66: Jackson Pope of Eurydice Games; The Secret Cabal Episode 152: Merlin, City of Iron, DOOM and a Short Topic Extravaganza; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 76: Mutatawwi’a Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 116: Raiders of the North Sea & Expansions.

Helloooooooo, Saturday. You know you're my favorite. I hope the other days of the week get jealous, but you're just so great. Time to put on some appropriate music and relax... and probably play some games, too. I plan on doing that as well. But, before I go do that, I gotta make sure the people get the gaming reviews I know they so desperately desire.

This week, we have: Go Nuts for Donuts, Loot N Shoot, London, Centipede, Stellium, DropMix, Cursed Court, Einstein, Peptide, Empires: Age of Discovery, Test of Honour Ronin, Photosynthesis, and Fast Forward series (Fear, Fortress, Flee).

Woo! Saturday!
And I'm finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that's exactly the opposite of how you're doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let's get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we've got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

Here's to hoping that your week is starting off well (I got new dice yesterday! #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice). We've made it through the first day, hopefully the rest will go by smoothly. I know to help me get along, I'll listen to some gaming podcasts. Yes, as much as I hear about gaming stuff all day here in the office, there's always more I can listen to. That's just how I am.

This week we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 240: Fourth Quarter Football; Singled Out Episode 58: Talking Godtear With Sherwin; Nerdherders Episode 22 (112): Campaign Advisors; Masters of the Forge: Altar of War Episode 7: Daemons Codex Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 63: Chuck Pint of SFR Inc, the makers of Dragon Dice!; The Secret Cabal Episode 151: The Expanse and Randomness in Gaming; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 73: Crusaders Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Rolistes Episode 26 (Part 1): Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 11: 2018 Goals; Plan of ATK! Episode 18; and News of the North - 2018-01-23.

Well, we're a day and change into 2018. I hope yours is going well. I've already managed to stub my toe so bad that I lost a toenail and whanged my elbow good enough that my left hand's still a bit tingly. So, needless to say, I'm off to a great start. At this rate, I expect to be in a full body cast by March. O,o
So, while I still have full use of my appendages, let me get you some podcasts to listen to for this first week of the year.

We've got: Game Classy 153: Nurglebois; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 238: Bad Squiddo Games & Freya’s Wrath; Drive Thru FM #10: Best Games of 2017; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 35: The Best Games We Played in 2017; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 70: Saga 2.0 Chat and Contest Winner; The Cardboard Herald Episode 60: Our Favorite Gaming Memories ft. Jamey Stemaier, Jerry Hawthorne, Bruno Cathala & more; and The D6 Generation Episode 228: Battlefoam Update & Company of Iron Detailed Review.

I hope everyone out there had a good Christmas. With any luck, you got some new games and models. For those really fortunate, you've maybe got this week off. So while you're assembling those figures and reading those rulebooks over, let's give you some gaming podcasts to listen to as well. Or, if you are headed back to work, you don't have to still hear holiday music, even though that's passed.

This week we have: Nerdherders Episode 21 (111): Game Boys; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 8; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 237: Crooked Dice; Epic Gaming Night Episode 137: Top 10 games of 2017!; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 73: The Phil Rule; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 134: 5th Anniversary Show, Pie Town, and Fog of Love; The Cardboard Herald Episode 59: PAX Minis Wrap-up; The Secret Cabal Episode 149: Aristeia, Inis, 2017 Year in Review and our Favorite Games of 2017; SAGA THORSDAY 69: Strathclyde Welsh Giveaway; and The D6 Generation Episode 227: Annual Predictions Episode.

Hello, Tuesday. Glad to see you. How're things going with you?
It's sort of that mid-December thing where Thanksgiving's a couple weeks past, but we're still a couple weeks until Christmas. Hopefully, you're not hitting Holiday Burnout. But, if you are, we've got something to occupy your ears so you don't have to hear about grandma getting run over by a reindeer again.

This week, we've got: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 236: Gangs of Rome; Singled Out Episode 54: Steamcon Keynote Round Table; Singled Out Episode 55: Designing Models With Sherwin And Russ; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 135: Two Players!; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 72: What Happens at Hall Party Stays at Hall Party; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 133: Whistle Stop, Battle for Rokugan, and PAX Unplugged 2017; The Secret Cabal Episode 148: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Defenders of the Last Stand and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The Offline Gamer Episode 27 - All Snowed In...; The Cardboard Herald Episode 57: Big ol' PAX Unplugged Group; Man Battlestations Episode 25: 2017 Year in Review; and News of the North - 2017-12-12.

It's Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some Guild Ball, Bunny Kingdom, and Apotheca. Great way to spend a Friday. So, what am I up to Saturday? Well, I'm in the CMON Offices, helping pack orders for the holiday sale. Yeah, seems people loved those deep cuts. And since I feel partially responsible (as the one they tasked with actually changing the prices on all those things), I felt it only right to help pack everything up. But while I get orders together, I know you're here for a heaping helping of reviews. Heaping helping because we didn't have a Roundup last week, due to the holiday.

So, this week we've got: Near and Far, Queendomino, The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, Dog Might Games Traveler Dice Tower, Campy Creatures, Camel Up, A Game of Thrones Card Game, Colt Express, Truth Bombs, Ex Libris, Star Trek: 5-Year Mission, Slide Blast, Happy Salmon, DownForce, Smash Up iOS, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Ink Monsters, The Quest for El Dorado, Reef Route, Crabs, Werewords, Fog of Love, Museum Heist, Crosstalk, Potato Pirates, Tulip bubble, The Chameleon, Ulm, Asset Drop Subscription Box, Tortuga 1667, Dwar7s Fall, The Expanse, Tokyo Highway, and Ulock!

It's the Tuesday after a very long weekend. I think it's the day that actually feels like Monday. The actual Monday was some crazy thing that threw us from our homes back into the working world. I know I had a ton of stuff to catch up on yesterday. Some of it's spilling over today. So I need to make sure I get things done. Having some gaming podcasts going on while I work will help.

This week we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 235: Gaslands; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 133: Gaming Unplugged; Singled Out Episode 53: Talking SteamCon 2017 with Mat Hart; 40K Radio Episode 24: Talkin’ Tyranids; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 70: Minor Guilds, How do they Work?; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 132: Bastion, Sidereal Confluence, Necromunda, Fate of the Elder Gods, and Samurai Gardener; The Cardboard Herald Episode 55: Christopher Davis of Windborn Games; Gaming on Tap Episode 06: Samuel Adams / Top 3 Games We're Most Thankful For; Plain' and Slayin' Episode 9: Playin’ and Slayin’ – Gaming Cornucopia; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 65: Byzantines Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; The D6 Generation Episode 225: Captain Con Update, Santorini & Bunny Kingdoms Reviews; and News of the North - 2017-11-28.

Tuesday. I know that Arthur could never get a handle on Thursdays. I feel that way about Tuesday. Sure, the week's well and started, but it's like Monday 2: Mon Harder. Not that I think it's particularly as bad as Monday, but still, it's a really long way from the weekend. Gotta make it get here as soon as possible, and some gaming podcasts can hopefully help with that.

This week we've got: Man Battlestations Episode 24; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 234: For King And Parliament; Singled Out Episode 51: Sculpting Guild Ball With Russ Charles; Singled Out Episode 52: Talking Rookies With Jamie Perkins and Bryce; Epic Gaming Night Episode 131: War Gaming; Drive Thru FM Episode 8: The Necromunda Interview; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 131: Gentes, BooBQ, and Jack Vasel Auction; The Cardboard Herald Episode 53: Roberto Di Meglio of Ares Games, Co-Designer of War of the Ring; Lords of the Dungeon 9: Super Villain Campaigns and Getting Players Invested; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 63: Franks Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; Gaming on Tap Episode 05: Killer Green / Above and Below; The Offline Gamer Episode 26: Sorry about that...; and News of the North - 2017-11-14.

Happy Halloween, everyone! I'm actually in costume, though you can't see it. I'm dressed up as "me on Saturday." Hey, having a set wardrobe for particular days of the week means that putting on a costume is as simple as changing which day I wear which shirts. Though it does make me feel like I should be typing up the Review Roundup and not the Podcast one. Yet Tuesday it is. And that means podcasts.

Today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 233: Oppy Wood; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 19: Tales from the Unscript; Forgot My Dice Episode 22 (29): Count of Monte Cristo Moment; The Secret Cabal Express 32: Hosting a Halloween Game Night; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 129: Lets Get Spooky!; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 61: Franks Overview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 51: Kenna Conklin of Going Last; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 130: Richard the Lionheart, Sundae Split, Alien Artifacts and Ted Alspach; Singled Out Episode 50: Talking Tournament Bridesmaids With Jason Mountain; and News of the North - 2017-10-31.

It's Saturday. I'm hanging out in the bear's den here. LGS has a huge tourney going on, so I'm just gonna hang out here. So it's me, John Mulaney, and typing up the Review Roundup. Literally Netflix and chill (no innuendo). Everyone needs just some relaxed days occasionally. Anyway, as for the reviews...

Today we have: Deep-Cut Studios Print-O-Mat Service, Monster Lands, Clans of Caledonia, Hoyuk, Renown, AssassinCon, Azul, Charterstone, Great Scott!, Escape from 100 Million B.C., Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization iOS, Epic Monster Tea Party, Mortals, The Godfather: Corleone's Empire, and Valley of the Alchemists.

We're firmly on our way into the new work week. And, of course, I'm looking forward to the weekend. The past couple have been pretty busy, so I think I'm gonna take it easy this upcoming Saturday. Might still get some gaming in, though. We'll see. But before that, we need to actually get to the weekend. To help the time go by, here's some gaming podcasts for you to listen to.

This week we have: Man Battlestations Episode 23; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 232: Imperial Assault; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 127: Top 10 Must own Games!; Drive Thru FM Episode 7: #SHUX, MegaGames, and Essen; The Rolistes Episode 22 (Part 4): The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 7; The Cardboard Herald Episode 49: Michael Coe's tiny epic return to TCbH; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 8: Saving Games; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 59: Saga Storm 2017; and Lords of the Dungeon Episode 8: Selecting an Appropriate RPG System and The Fate Core System.

Saturday night's alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon's alright for gaming.
Saturday morning's alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I'm... not currently gaming. I'm baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I'm also getting you these reviews. Let's hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

 

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