Nov 15, 2018
Intro Banter: The guys catch up and discuss anything that comes to mind to ease into this week's episode!!
Outside the Box - Tabletop games outside the normal scope.
Larry’s short list of richer lore content game universes that would be better targets than Catan Story wise:
Mainstream Imitations - We look at all concepts of the mainstream Board Game industry that are encroaching into Hobby territory, and discuss if this is a good thing.
The Monopoly for Millennials game - Hasbro
The game of Life quarter life crisis - Hasbro
HOLIDAY BUYER'S GUIDE - Preview of the 2018 edition!
Table/ Table Topper
Add-ons: Dice, storage, Inserts, Mats
Giving: Targeted Gift Certificates: FLGS to the recipient! Cool Stuff Inc. Miniature Mart, The Broken Token, Go5, Daedalus. Barring these a general gift card with a note for Board games! Gamers want to spend “cash” gifts on gaming anyway, but sometimes life gets the better of us, but that little extra push may be enough for your well intentioned gift to be used in the way you meant!
Receiving: Essen is over, so the convention season (new release) is over. Get what you want/ have been salivating over. Also note that its holiday season so everyone who can plans to have the MOST units in stores/available at this time of year, so take advantage. In the US the big box retailers (Target/Barnes & Noble/Books A Million) are all carrying more actual hobby games than ever, even more on their (gasp!) online portal, so you will have more opportunities to get the games you want. Conversely it’s a good time to get accessories you need as well: Rolling trays, bit bins, dice sets, supplements/expansions, etc. the BGG Store is a great place to find promos/exclusives for not a lot of money (when you are dealing in gift “i.e. extra” cash! So don’t forget to look there.
Best advice: make a list!
Walmart Gift Ideas
Target Gift ideas
Barnes And Noble Gift Ideas
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Intro / Bump / Outro
All I Want for Christmas Is Grandma's Sweet Elixir Soup (Outset Island) By Ridiculously Garrett
From the game: The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker
Original Composers: Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi