Episode 6: Getting into Games part 1

Howdy everyone! We’re back with another episode! This particular episode is slightly different to our usual format (not that we really have much of one to begin with!), in that we’re going to look at some of the better games to get started with – whether that’s because you’re just starting out in the world of tabletop gaming, or maybe you have some friends that you’d like to introduce to the hobby. Because the hobby is so wide-ranging (from card games, board games, roleplaying games, tabletop wargames and all sorts of things in between), we’re breaking it down across several episodes. In this first part of our series, we look at games for people just starting out in the world of board games!

The games discussed in this episode are:

Abyss: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155987/abyss
Adrenaline: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202408/adrenaline
Citadels: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/205398/citadels
Epic Spell Wars: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112686/epic-spell-wars-battle-wizards-duel-mt-skullzfyre
Exploding Kittens: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens
Kodama: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181810/kodama-tree-spirits
Letters from Whitechapel: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59959/letters-whitechapel
Mysterium: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181304/mysterium
Santorini: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini
Sheriff of Nottingham: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157969/sheriff-nottingham
Takenoko: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70919/takenoko
The Resistance: Avalon: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128882/resistance-avalon
Ticket to Ride: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride
Tokaido: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123540/tokaido

Look out for our next part in the series, where we discuss tabletop wargames, roleplaying games, and party games! (yes, we discussed ‘party games’ in this episode too, but next time we’ll talking about the bigger games that don’t use a board)

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Episode 5 – The after-the-show show

In our post-UK Games Expo comedown, we talk about the things we saw and the games we played at the 2018 UK Games Expo! We had such a great time, we can’t wait to go next year and talk to even more developers and publishers!

Games talked about in this episode include:

Village Attacks: https://www.grimlordgames.com/
Kodama: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181810/kodama-tree-spirits
Fallout: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/fallout/
X-Wing 2nd Edition: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/
Adrenaline: https://czechgames.com/en/adrenaline/
Legend of the Five Rings LCG: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/4/19/legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game/

Episode 4 – A New Hope

Yep, that’s right – we’ve reached four whole episodes! Can you believe it?! (We can’t!)

This episode is our pre-UK Games Expo show – if you’re going, please look out for us at the event (we’ll be wearing t-shirts with our logo on) and come say hi!

In this episode we talk about:

The UK Games Expo – http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/
Warhammer World – http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/
Star Wars RPG – http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products…the-empire/
Dreadball 2 – http://dreadball.com/
Infinity – http://infinitythegame.com/
Terraforming Mars – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791…erraforming-mars
Pandemic Legacy Season 2 – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221107…-legacy-season-2
Santorini – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini
Colt Express – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158899/colt-express
Hive – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive
Takenoko – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70919/takenoko
Ticket to Ride – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride

We’ll have a post-show episode up hopefully quite soon after the Expo! Enjoy!

Episode 3 – three more episodes than we ever thought we’d make!

Yep, you read that headline right – we’ve just published our third episode – it must be a miracle!

With this new episode under our belt, we’ve now recorded a grand total of FOUR WHOLE HOURS of content for you to listen to! Incidentally, if you were to lay our podcasts end-to-end, they would stretch as far as… Well, probably not very far, I’m not sure where I was going with that if I’m perfectly honest…

On this month’s episode, Adam talks about the recent Infinity tournament he attended with friend-of-the-show, Darren, as well as the epic Star Wars Rebellion session they had.
Lee talks about his foray into the new version of late 90’s GW classic Necromunda, as well as his continued fun with Shadespire.

For the in-depth looks, the pair discuss the new Soldiers of Fortune expansion for Aristeia, and talk about the Legends of the Alliance app for Imperial Assault!

Enjoy!

Episode 2 – 200% more Average!

Well, we’ve doubled our episode count – that’s got to be a record, right?

In Episode 2 of The Average Gamers, we talk about the games we’ve played since last months’ episode, such as Rising Sun, Lords of Hellas, Shadespire and Infinity the Game. One of our hosts has even made it into a book!

Find out more by giving us a listen!

Games and sites we talked about:

Totally Crit Podcast: https://totallycrit.podbean.com/
Heroforge: https://www.heroforge.com
Lords of Hellas: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/222509/lords-hellas
Shadespire: https://warhammerunderworlds.com/
Rising Sun: https://www.cmon.com/product/rising-sun/rising-sun
Infinity the Game: https://infinitythegame.com/
Tabletop Gaming Manual: http://amzn.eu/g3rWBfI
FortressAT: http://fortressat.com/

The Average Gamers – Episode 1

Welcome! We’re proud to present our very first episode of The Average Gamers podcast. Bear with us, as we’re new to this whole podcasting lark, but we hope to improve as we go on!

Please give us a listen, we’d love to hear your feedback!

Games discussed this episode: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Aristeia!, Letters from Whitechapel