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Thespokentoken's podcast

Jun 15, 2019

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


Board Games Road Show - We visit local Brick and Mortar stores and share what makes them special with you! This episode we are changing it up a bit and cruising the coffee stand, we visit nice places to play that may not quite be a full on board game Cafe’ but are open and accessible to the practice!


Not just Good, but SUPER Good - Top 3 lists themed by genre!

This Episode the Guys get into their Super good lists of:

Top Three games to bring out at the end of school/beginning of summer!

Larry: The City of Kings, Dinosaur Island, HeroScape



Under the Hood:  We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean.

This Episode we cover Worker Placement.


Worker Placement, Our definition is thus: You place your guys strategically to perform or complete actions towards winning the game. This may include combat, pick up and deliver, special powers, set collection, just about any mechanic you can imagine, the only caveat is you have to have a guy there in order to perform it.

BGG says it this way.


Some examples include:

Leonardo DaVinci

51st State Master Set

Chimera Station

Ex Libris

Deep Space D-6



Some more well known examples include classics like Agricola and the popular Dinosaur Island.


Special Segment - Getting to Know Cat House Gaming!


Conventional wisdom - convention going ons.

June 12-16: Origins 2019 – Columbus, OH

*June 21-23: PolyCon 37 - University Union of Cal Poly campus

*June 28-30:  RAGECON  - Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Reno NV




Bell Of Lost Souls (A correction to the name from last episode, this link was correct, but the name was not, we apologize and really like them, go visit all you XWing and non XWing players alike, no really)

*Links in conventional wisdom courtesy of GameHubHQ


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 :

Take It Easy(Legend of Heroes V) / Jorito feat. Gamer of the Winds, prophetik music

From the album: Hometown Heroes: Town Themes Arranged

Original song: Legend of Heroes V: A Cagesong of the Ocean

Project Site:

Original Composers - Hirofumi Matsuoka, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima, Hayato Sonoda, Hirokazu Matsumura, Wataru Ishibashi