Boardgame Babylon Volume 108 – Q&A with Jeff Siadek and Joey Vigour about Battlestations!

Boardgame Babylon Volume 108 – Q&A with Jeff Siadek and Joey Vigour about Battlestations!

Two shows in a week? What’s going on? Boardgame Babylon is back again. I sacrificed my Superbowl Sunday for you (not really) to play the brand new Battlestations! 2nd Edition and bring you this podcast with designer Jeff Siadek and his producer, Joey Vigour. Jeff’s been a local hero designer here in SoCal for decades (like three of them) and Joey’s newer to the scene, having published his game Chaosmos just last year.

The boys were kind enough to give up their Panther-Bronco battle (they didn’t care either) to take Ta-Te Wu, my brother-in-law Mason and myself through the game. We had a terrific time even though it’s not really my kind of game normally. Battlestations! transcends those eurosnoot-ameritrash lines a bit because the storytelling is so powerful.

Here’s our podcast talking about the game and its history.

Show Notes

My written review is on the way…

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Boardgame Babylon Volume 107 – Q&A With Fabulous Beasts Designer George Buckenham

Welcome back to Boardgame Babylon – this new Q&A session is with new designer George Buckenham, who I met while he was in L.A. visiting from the UK. His new game, Fabulous Beasts is now live on Kickstarter and we recorded a podcast about it. We hope you enjoy it!

Show Notes

Fabulous Beasts on Kickstarter
The Boardgame Babylon Review

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Boardgame Babylon v106 – Q&A with Bo Radakovich of Gamesmith

8c59a97fe65f05bbb65367a819c3ad47_largeBo Radakovich is one of those guys who has given a ton to the gaming hobby as a designer, a publisher, a producer, a game convention organizer and so much more. It’s great to have him back on the show after many years and I hope it won’t be as long before he comes on again.

For this show, we talk about Bo’s new Kickstarter campaign for Pirate Den, a fun new 30-minute game that is light enough for casual players but has the depth to interest serious gamers as well. It looks like a terrific game and you have until April 10th to support it and get the very cool sounding Kickstarter exclusives.

We also briefly chat about his company Gamesmith and his role with International TableTop Day, a cool holiday he cooked up with his friends at Geek and Sundry last year. This year is going to be bigger than ever so check out their event listing.

Want to see Bo showing off Pirate Den at SXSW? You can learn it and see the whole game played in 20 minutes.

Thanks again for downloading and listening to Boardgame Babylon.

Boardgame Babylon Volume 104 – Q&A with Vlaada Chvatil

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Our convention year here in Southern California ends with Strategicon’s Gateway 2013 over the Labor Day Weekend. This year, we had another great guest to enjoy at this show. Vlaada Chvatil, one of the most innovative and varied designers of the last two decades, was kind enough to join us from the Czech Republic. He was a wonderful, popular guest whose ludography was widely played at the show – from Through The Ages to Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, Mage Knight and his new title, Tash-Kalar, we had a great turnout here to celebrate Vlaada’s games. He also joined me for a Q&A session, which we recorded for the podcast. We hope you enjoy it!

Boardgame Babylon Volume 103 – Q&A with Scott Alden, Lincoln Damerst, & Nikki Pontius – Part 2

Boardgame Babylon v103 – Q&A with Scott Alden, Lincoln Damerst, and Nikki Pontius – Part 2

Gamex 2013 was waaaaay back in May and somehow it took me until August to get this show out. Sorry about that but things at BGB have been pretty busy.

Anyway, this is the rest of the conversation we had when we were honored to host Scott Alden, the man behind Boardgamegeek.com and the convention for its fans, joined us as our Guest of Honor. And we were also lucky enough to lure GameNight Hosts and Producers Lincoln Damerst and Nikki Pontius over to talk about all kinds of game stuff. Listen in to the latter half of the conversation to hear more GameNight secrets (‘those aren’t bongs!’) and more about the hobby in general with these three welcome guests to BGB.

And we’re just about a month off from hosting Gateway 2013 Guest of Honor Vlaada Chvatil. I’m going to endeavor to release that show while we’re still at the convention. There may be one more show in the interim, too, if I can get my possible co-host together for it. To whet your appetite, I’m calling that show “Gamer Dad Epic Fail”. 

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GameNight Geek List

Aldie recently added a geeklist on Boardgamegeek.com with links to all of their episodes. You can find all the shows you might have missed in one place here.

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BGB Volume 102 – Q&A with Scott Alden, Lincoln Damerst and Nikki Pontius at Gamex 2013

BGB Volume 102 – Q&A with Scott Alden, Lincoln Damerst and Nikki Pontius

Gamex 2013 came and went earlier this summer. We were happy to host Scott Alden, the man behind Boardgamegeek.com and the convention for its fans, out to hang with us for the weekend. We played many games, enjoyed his company, and were happy to have Lincoln Damerst, one of the main BGG guys these days and host of the hit series of board game videos GameNight! and his lovely wife, Nikki Pontius, a Queen Games representative and producer of many a Kickstarter campaign, join us as well. We talk about many subjects from game cons to game libraries, Spiel, Kickstarters and a whole lot about GameNight!

This is part one of the conversation. Part two will come out next week when I return from San Diego ComicCon.

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Boardgamegeek.con is November 20-24

For many of us who can’t make the trip to Germany each year, BGG.con is our way to get exposure to the latest board games to come out at Spiel. I’ll be there in Dallas this year, as I usually am, to join in the fun. We chat quite a lot about it on the show.

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GameNight! from Boardgamegeektv

GameNight! is a great video series with some local L.A. gamers playing board games and then talking about them. 

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Queen Games

Nikki Pontius is a Queen Games rep responsible for a lot of the content of their Kickstarter campaigns and more. I personally adore the quality of Queen’s products and enjoy a lot of their games. Queen has been a generous supporter of Strategicon conventions and we are happy to have most of their titles in our library.

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