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Dr. Reiner Knizia - Part 2 - 7/17/16 -  Asger Sams Granerud is back for part 2 of his talk.  We get to talking about gaming in Denmark plus his upcoming designs.

Horsey Avenger and I wax philosophical about our trip to GenCon.  We had a blast.  Find out all about it in our whirlwind recap of The Best 4 Days in Gaming.

13 Days in 60 Minutes - 8/1/16 -  We love tense 2-player games and this week we bring you the designer of one such game, Asger Sams Granerud.  Asger is here to talk about his game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis which many say is like a shortened Twilight Struggle.  Asger talks about the game, his design partner Daniel, and lots of other topics.
 
Dr. Reiner Knizia - Part 2 - 7/17/16 -  Our fantastic interview with the legendary Reiner Knizia wraps up this week. We talk about some of his digital endeavors, upcoming reprints and new games, and more. Instead of reviewing just one game this week, we have something special. My mom, Diane Oksienik, joins us for a wonderful conversation about Battle Line, Schotten Totten, Ra, Orongo, Through the Desert, and For Sale.

Dr. Reiner Knizia - 7/10/16 -  This week we have none other than Dr. Reiner Knizia! Not much else needs to be said about that.  Horsey Avenger and I review the excellent Orongo from Dr. Knizia and Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH. This game feels like a classic Knizia design and definitely belongs in your collection. It's surprisingly good with two players!

Trees are the Answer! - Part 2 - 6/12/16 -  We wrap up our conversation with Dan Cassar this week, continuing the discussion about Arboretum and then focusing on Dan's win of the Cardboard Edison game design contest.  The Blood of an Englishman is picking up a lot of steam and Dan goes into the details.  Horsey Avenger and Steve review Dan's current masterpiece, Arboretum from Z-Man games.

Trees are the Answer! -6/5/16 - We love high-energy people and Dan Cassar is definitely one of those people.  Dan stops by the show to talk about his gaming history, how he became a designer, his first published design and Arboretum!  Part 1 is full of information and part 2 wraps it up next week.  Horsey Avenger and Steve review the wonderfully original Loony Quest from Asmodee and Libellud.  This game is finally getting a US release so hear all about it and then get a copy!

Breaking Bad....Medicine - Part 2 - 5/15/16 - This week we wrap up our conversation with Gil Hova.  We dig deeper into how Kickstarter makes independent publish possible, how errors in a print run can cause major problems, and so much more.  Gil tears the house down with his incredibly intelligent thoughts. Horsey Avenger and I review a game that takes what it's predecessor did and does it better, but for 2 players instead of 3 to 7.  7 Wonders Duel is our game of the week!

Breaking Bad....Medicine - 5/15/16 - Gil Hova is back to talk about his newest Kickstarter project, Bad Medicine: Second Opinion.  Gil talks about starting his company and how Kickstarter has helped him succeed plus a lot more.  Horsey Avenger and Steve review the re-released classic, The Rose King from Thames & Kosmos.

Parkour!  The Dresden Files - 5/8/16 - The best gaming podcast on the internet is back with a new episode about a game so fresh, it's not even released yet!  This week we review the new Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game from Evil Hat Productions, designed by Eric Vogel.  Plus, get to hear an interview with Eric as he tells us all about designing a game in Jim Butcher's rich world or wizards.

BRUNO! - Part 2 - 5/1/16 -You wanted more Bruno, and you've got it! Part 2 of our excellent interview with Bruno Faidutti is now live. You get to hear all about why Bruno likes working with other designers, what got him into game design, and what's coming up next.  As if that wasn't enough, we are reviewing the dino-riffic two-player game Raptor from Matagot which Bruno co-designed with Bruno Cathala.

BRUNO! - Part 1 - 4/24/16 - Folks, I say that we are a great podcast and I mean it.  If you've stuck with us this far or are just joining us, then you are in for a treat.  I've got the one and only Bruno Faidutti for the this week and next.  You can hear me discuss all sorts of interesting topics with one of my favorite designers.  Plus, this week we review Warehouse 51 from Passport Game Studios and FunForge.

The Wizard of Oz - Part 2 - 4/10/16 Part two of our interview with David Harding of Grail Games starts us off. We wrap up the episode with a review of the wonderful reprint of Circus Flohcati. Also, Cardboard Insanity welcomes our newest sponsor, Game Surplus. If you are looking for great games with superior customer service, look no further than www.gamesurplus.com.

The Wizard of Oz - 4/3/16 You wanted the best? YOU GOT THE BEST. No, not the legendary KISS. It's even better: Cardboard Insanity has returned! Part 1 of our interview with David Harding of Grail Games is up this week. We then review his most excellent 2-player card game Matcha.

A very inappropriate episode - 8/24/15 Cardboard Insanity goes Adults Only this week as we spotlight Inappropriate Gaming. We lead things off with a great interview with Greg Cozza, company founder and designer. We start our reviews by looking at Shootin Blanks, a great social card game. Our Game of the Week is Americas Next Top Pimp. If you want an awesome blend of humor with great gameplay, this is exactly what you want.

Smorgasboard, smorgasboard - 8/10/15 We have a wonderful assortment of gaming bits for you on this week's episode. Our weekly interview is with David Brashaw, founder of Backspindle Games and designer of Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame and the upcoming Clacks: A Discworld Board Game. His love of gaming is matched only by his love of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.
Our game reviews start with Michael Schacht's Gold!, from ABACUSSPIELE. We follow that up with a review of Blue Orange Games newest social game, WINK.
For our Game of the Week, we look at the unsung hero of the Pandemic family, Pandemic: Contagion from Z-Man Games. This game fills a unique place as a super-filler game that plays equally good from 3 to 5 and does so in about 30 minutes. There's huge amounts of replayability here.

Abstract Impressionism - 7/27/15 Episode 14...wow, time flies. This week's episode is called Abstract Impressionism because we are looking at the often overlooked world of abstract games. We start with an overlooked gem from Twilight Creations, Easter Island. That is followed up with a look at the first published abstract micro-game, Blue Orange Games' Attila. Then we look at our first Reiner Knizia game: Indigo, published by Ravensburger.
For our Game of the Week, we start with an interview of the games designer and founder of Yodeo Games, Ian Reed. We follow that up with our review of his game, Convert. This is a truly awesome abstract game that has infinite amounts of replayability.

Roll the Bones - Episode 12 - 7/13/15  We LOVE dice games so this week's episode celebrates the awesomeness that is dice.  We start with a review of Michael Schacht's Shanghaien.  After that, the Lunch Bunch does a review of the stellar Garden Dice from Meridae Games.  Our Game of the Week is Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice from Backspindle Games.  This game is completely legit.  To help our review, we have an interview with Luchador's designer, Mark Rivera.

Part one focuses on our Game of the Week, Shadow Throne, designed and published by Teale Fristoe on his Nothing Sacred Games label.  The Lunchtime Gang help out on this interview so you get a wide variety of opinions from the group.  Plus, Teale joins us for an interview and tells us all about Shadow Throne, his other games, and what he's working on next.
For the Birds, Part 2 - Episode 11 - 6/29/15  For the Birds was so big, we had to split it into 2 parts!.  This episode is all about the reviews.  We have two Z-Man titles, Parade and Martinique.  We look at the totally unique Hero of Weehawken from Victory Point Games and then celebrate our Game of the Week, Too Many Cinderellas from Grail Games.


For the Birds - Episode 10 - 6/22/15  This week's episode is called For The Birds and with good reason.....that you'll have to figure out.  The best news is that this episode is so big we decided to break it into two parts.  Part one is live this week while part two will go live on 6/29/15.

Part one focuses on our Game of the Week, Shadow Throne, designed and published by Teale Fristoe on his Nothing Sacred Games label.  The Lunchtime Gang help out on this interview so you get a wide variety of opinions from the group.  Plus, Teale joins us for an interview and tells us all about Shadow Throne, his other games, and what he's working on next.


Hop to It! - Episode 9 - 6/8/15 - Episode 9 has arrived and is ready to help you through your post-Origins hangover. This week's episode focuses on Keith Matejka's game, Bullfrogs. This is self-published under Tim's company Thunderworks Games. In addition to our review of Bullfrogs, we have a great interview with Tim focusing on Bullfrogs, upcoming designs, music, and so much more. We follow that up with a review of Victory Point Games' awesome solitaire title A Blood Red Banner: The Alamo.

Plus, listen closely to find out how you can win your very own copy of Bullfrogs, courtesy of Thunderworks Games! Shake those Origins blues away!

Two Player Extravaganza! - Episode 8 - 5/25/15 - Since the Horsey Avenger and I do so much two-player gaming, we figured it would be perfect to cover some great, lesser-known two player games. We start off with a review of Longhorn from Blue Orange Games. This is Five Tribes older sibling. It's two-player only and plays MUCH quicker than its successor.

That's followed up with our first abstract game, Stratopolis from Gigamic. This one has some nastiness to it, more than a lot of other abstracts.

Our Game of the Week is one of the coolest games I've played this year:  Pack of Heroes, designed by Phil Walker-Harding and published by his own company Adventureland Games.

Lunchtime Gaming! - Episode 7 - 5/11/2015 - Gaming is all about the people you do it with.  This week, I have my lunchtime game group join me for reviews of Eggs & Empires and Dungeon Raiders.  Plus a solo review of one of my all-time favorites, No Thanks!.

Games from Oz - Episode 6 - 4/27/2015 - This week's episode features a man from Down Under, designer and publisher David Harding. Our Game of the Week is actually a double-shot this time featuring David's games One Zero One and Elevenses.

Episode 5 - 4/20/2015 - Want to win a copy of Billionaire Banshee? Of course you do! Listen to episode 5 where I interview the game's designer, Razlo Bailey. Also, we do our Game of the Week review on Sons of Anarchy from Gale Force 9. 
Episode 4 - 4/13/2015 - This week's episode features a wonderfully informative interview with Gil Hova of Formal Ferret Games.  Plus, The Horsey Avenger and I review Samurai Spirit from Passport Game Studios and FunForge.

Episode 3 - 4/6/2015 - Taking an in-depth look at The X-Files from IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games. We've also got a really fun review of my new favorite party game, Billionaire Banshee!

Episode 2 - 3/30/2015 - A summary of my time at ConnCon plus a review of Paperback, an awesome combination of deck-builder plus word game.

Episode 1 - 3/23/2015 - Interview with Steve Finn and Seamus Finn of Dr. Finn's Games plus a review of Institute of Magical Arts.





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