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Thespokentoken's podcast

Jun 1, 2019

Intro Banter: The guys catch up with very exciting news from the world of gaming, and in general.


Intro Banter Part Deux:

Tarifs! And you the boardgamer! So….Tariffs for US gamers with China may add as much as 25% (stated) to board games that are coming out of that country to here. Other things as well, but this is a board game podcast. What does this mean? It means LOOK before you leap, it means see if you can source the game locally (used, don’t pay gougers) it means you may have to wait it out or do without for a time. It means that if there are issues that are reaching into your pocketbook, we MUST put the games down sometimes and see what the rest of the world is doing and do our part to address deficiencies that WE have felt, if we are so moved.


Purchase news: GTG purchased Cheap@$$ games recently, what can this mean?: link here.

Greater Than Games announced today that it has acquired Cheapass Games. Greater Than Games is best known for the award winning Spirit Island and Sentinels of the Multiverse, while Cheapass Games is known for their low cost, black and white game (and more recently an upgraded version of Kill Dr. Lucky).

From their PR Spokesperson:

“The acquisition of Cheapass Games is the culmination of several years of friendship between the two companies. Cheapass Games has created richly-themed black and white games since its inception in 1996, with the introduction of full-color games, such as Tak, Kill Doctor Lucky and Unexploded Cows, in later years.

“I’m thrilled to have Greater Than Games take over publishing current and future Cheapass Games titles, and I look forward to working with them on a variety of projects,” said James Ernest, exiled leader of Cheapass Games.

As we undergo this transition, Greater Than Games looks forward to supporting the Cheapass Games product lines, demo staff, and fan base. “

Original source:

The Long Haul (Project Play) - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! We check in on how things are going and discuss early term feelings about this one! X-Wing By Fantasy Flight Games.


How much Space you gonna need?: How big is it on the table? How much space does a game actually need to be played.

Larry Tackles 2018’s The Big Score from Van Ryder Games in a preview for our upcoming Summer of Games II!

Main picture as shown (Instagram) total four players.


Game Life - We talk about the reality of hobby boardgaming integrating into our everyday lives. We look into Tracking plays of your board games; do you do it, if so what app or process do you use? We discuss some ways this can be helpful to you!


Late to the Party- We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing. This episode Larry and Alex discuss the recently played Hyperborea from Asmodee!


A deeper look - We pick a game (each) and do a deeper dive into the title. Not a review but speaking to the mechanics of it, NOTING any challenges in obtaining said title.

Alex - The ultra Hot Wingspan from Stonemaier Games has finally arrived, Alex takes first Crack at it!

Larry - The brand new Hisashi Hayashi, Seiji Kanai card game Deca Slayer from Arclight Games!





Bell Of Souls


Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music!


Intro/Interlude/Outro :


Brain Sound Tilt (Ramirez's Theme)/ Guifrog

From the album: Arcadia Legends

Project Site:

Original Composer - Yutaka Minobe