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Last update: 2012-12-20

Special Bonus Episode - Trent Rules!

2012-12-20
Length: 2s

In this special episode of Game On! with Cody and John, we come out of retirement to record a special episode in support of the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund.  The winner of our JVMF auction was Trent Hamm, and he's our programming director and benevolent dictator for this episode.  So, listen as we expound on Gen Con for newbies, discuss how to start an RPG group from scratch, and bring you a full review of FFG's Android:Netrunner.  For this episode only,  Trent rules!!

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Episode 82 - A Glorious Ending!

2012-04-18
Length: 1s

Well, gamers, we've finally arrived at the end.  In this final episode of "Game On! with Cody and John", we talk about the Top 11 things we loved about making this podcast.  Plus, we have some parting words from some special guest podcasters, and our final words to you, our beloved listeners.  We also toss out one last review, this time for the new D&D themed Eurogame, Lords of Waterdeep.

We want to say thank you to all the listeners that have made this podcast one of the most fun and rewarding adventures we've ever undertaken.  So, THANK YOU!   And, for one last time:  Game On!

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Episode 81 - Daybreak

2012-04-02
Length: 1s

In this episode, the 4th of our Final Five, we give you our final thoughts on gaming, our unofficial "gaming manifesto", if you will.  Also, we'll review the new Fantasy Flight reimagining of Tom Jolly's classic game "Wiz-War".  Only one more episode after this one, gamers!  Enjoy!

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Episode 80 - Tomorrow

2012-03-13
Length: 1s

It's the 3rd episode of our Final Five, only 2 more to go!  In this episode, while passively revealing our mutual love for TV show "The West Wing", we give you our thoughts on the "State of the Hobby".  How is our gaming hobby doing, and where is it going?  Then, we get dangerously sneaky with a full review of Ninjato from Z-Man Games.  Banzai, gamers!!!

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Episode 79 - All Good Things...

2012-02-17
Length: 1s

In this episode, the second of our "Final Five", we give you a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of podcasting, and let you know about some of the other gaming podcasts that we love to listen to.  Then, we bring you a 4X-sized review of Eclipse, the newest hotness in 4X board games.   Stay vigilant, gamers.  The end is near!  

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Episode 78 - The Beginning of the End

2012-01-25
Length: 1s

In this episode, we bring you a veritable potpourri of gaming goodness, including a spoiler-free review of Risk: Legacy and a new edition of the GM Academy, featuring Cody's thoughts on D&D's next iteration.  Plus, we have a BIG announcement that you won't want to miss.  Happy 2012, gamers!

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Episode 77 - Gift Guide 2011

2011-12-16
Length: 1s

Another December is upon us, and that means giving the gift of games!  Join us as we give you our sage advice on the best games to give this year, including our wacky assortment of gift categories.  Plus, we take a closer look at Dungeon Run from Plaid Hat Games.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, gamers!  

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Episode 76 - War!

2011-12-01
Length: 1s

Good God, y'all!!  (tip of the cap to Edwin Starr).    It's taken us a while to pull it together, but we're finally bringing you our common gamer's look at the world of wargames.  What are they all about, and what are some of the good and bad aspects of this fascinating subsection of gaming?  And, what are some good points of entry for the common gamer?  To that end, we'll also review Manoeuvre, a fast-playing game of 19th century battlefield combat from GMT Games.

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Episode 75 - Kickin' It

2011-11-12
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of Kickstarter.com, the fundraising site that has taken the gaming hobby by storm.  What has contributed to its meteoric rise in popularity among gamers, and it this a good thing for the hobby?  Plus, we'll give you a full review of Eruption, a new family game from Stratus Games.  C'mon gamers, let's kick it!

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Episode 74 - Extra Life 2011 Wrap Up

2011-10-27
Length: 1s

Play Games, Heal Kids!  We had a great time traveling to Myriad Games for Extra Life 2011, and in this episode we'll tell you about the games we played and the great gamers we met.  Plus, we'll give you three bite-sized game reviews, giving you our thoughts on Star Trek: Fleet Captains, Blood Bowl Team Manager, and Dystopian Wars.  Plus, we'll announce the winner of our Top 11 Contest!  

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Episode 73 - Top 11: 2011 Edition

2011-10-06
Length: 1s

Don't settle for a mere Top 10, gamers!  In this episode, we continue a yearly Game On tradition and bring you the 2011 edition of our Top 11 games of all time.  See if your lists line up with ours, and then enter our contest to win a brand new copy of Eminent Domain from Tasty Minstrel Games! 

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Episode 72 - Gaming at the Library

2011-09-22
Length: 1s

In this episode, our education on gaming in libraries continues as we sit down for a great discussion with Scott Nicholson: gamer, podcaster, professor, and librarian extraordinaire! Plus, we give you a full review of Kickstarter darling Eminent Domain from Tasty Minstrel Games.  Is it the next step in the deckbuilding revolution, or just another wannabe?  Listen to find out!

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Episode 71 - Emails and Epaulets

2011-09-09
Length: 1s

In this episode, we bring you a virtual casserole of gaming goodness!  We read your emails in the Game On Inbox (including some great feedback on our episode on gaming in public), and give you a full review of "Junta: Viva El Presidente!"  from Zman Games.  Plus, Chancellor Jones makes an appearance to answer a few listener questions in a new installment of The GM Academy.  Enjoy!

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Episode 70 -Gaming in Public

2011-08-27
Length: 1s

In this episode, we step out of the basement and head down to the pub for a discussion of gaming in public.  When you're not at home, where is your favorite place to play?  Plus, we give you a full review of Quarriors, the new dice-building game from WizKids. Enjoy those last days of summer, gamers!

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Episode 69 - Gen Con 2011 Wrap Up

2011-08-12
Length: 1s

In this episode, we give you a complete review of our experiences at Gen Con 2011.   Plus, we also bring you a review of Elder Sign, a new dice game by Fantasy Flight Games that's set in the Arkham Horror world.  Hopefully, you'll agree with us Gen Con truly is the Best Four Days in Gaming! 

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Episode 68 - Burnout

2011-07-17
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss gamer burnout.  How much is too much when it comes to gaming, and what can we do to treat and/or avoid getting burned out on games?  Plus, we'll resolve our Faux-Cabulary contest, and give you a full review of Yomi from Sirlin Games.  Happy summer, gamers!

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Episode 67 - Gen Con Primer 2011

2011-07-01
Length: 1s

In this episode, John gives his report from Origins, and we give you a whole pile of information about Gen Con, the "Best Four Days In Gaming"!   Plus, we'll give you a full review of King of Tokyo, a new game from the legendary Richard Garfield.  Will this movie-monster romp be a buy, try, or deny?

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Episode 66 - Filler Up!

2011-06-15
Length: 58s

In this episode, we take a look at the term "filler game".  What exactly is a filler, and what games fit that category?  Is it even a fair term? Along those lines, Cody will introduce us to Biblios, a great card game that fits many of the characteristic of "the perfect filler".  Plus, we present a new contest that could win you a copy of Faux-Cabulary from Out of the Box Games.  Enjoy!

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Episode 65 - Cold War

2011-05-21
Length: 1s

In this episode, we dive into our game collections as well as our history books to talk about 3 games with a Cold War theme:  Twilight Struggle, Cold War: CIA vs. KGB, and Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War, the newest offering from Stronghold Games.  Will these games bring a spirit of "glasnost" to our podcast?  Game On, comrades!

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Episode 64 - LOTR LCG

2011-05-05
Length: 1s

In this episode, we travel to pastoral Middle-Earth to check out The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, the newest LCG from Fantasy Flight.  Will it be the one LCG to rule them all?  Plus, Cody puts on his chancellor's robes for another magnanimous edition of The GM Academy.  Happy spring, gamers!

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Episode 63 - Power Up!

2011-04-14
Length: 1s

Never let it be said that we only like NEW games!  In this episode, we take a second look at Power Grid, a top-rated Eurogame that we hadn't brought to our game table in a long while.  We give you a full review!  Plus, we discuss gaming accessories, from poker chips to dice towers.  What are your essentials?  Thanks for listening, and Game On!

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Episode 62 - Interior Deckorating

2011-03-31
Length: 1s

In this episode, we explore the recent explosion of popularity of the deckbuilding mechanic and talk about some of the pros and cons of this new gaming favorite.  To that end, we review Nighfall, the brand new deckbuilding game from AEG.  Plus, we might even give you a bonus review if you "Survive" until the end of the show.  ;-)

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Episode 61 - Mansions of Drakkenstrike

2011-03-13

In this episode, we are joined by Jeremy D. Salinas (aka Drakkenstrike on BoardGameGeek), creator of "Drakkenstrike's Components Breakdown Video Series in HD", a series of amazing, groundbreaking board game review videos.  We sit down with Jeremy for an interview, and he helps us out with a mega-review of "Mansions of Madness", a great new exploration and adventure game from Fantasy Flight Games.  Plus, we announce the winner of our Summoner Wars contest and answer your feedback.  It's a packed episode, gamers, so sit back and enjoy!

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Episode 60 - Pass the Crumpets!

2011-02-28
Length: 1s

In this episode, we cross the pond to take a look at London, a new card management board game from Martin Wallace.  Cody gives a second look to the "Alvin and Dexter" expansion for Ticket to Ride, and we tell you about a brand new contest. You could win two Summoner Wars reinforcement packs, and a promo card!  Cheers!

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Episode 59 - A Second Look

2011-02-12
Length: 1s

In this episode, we talk about the factors that might bias our first impressions of games, and why it might be a good idea to give some games a second look.  To that end, we discuss the Thunderstone: Dragonspire from AEG, and see if this new release will change Cody's mind about the game.  Plus, we'll give you a full review of Puzzle Strike, a new chip-based deckbuilding game from Sirlin Games!

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Episode 58 - Pirates of the Midwest

2011-02-01
Length: 1s

Yarrrr!  In this episode, we head out to sea and take a closer look at two new pirate-themed games:  Pirate Fluxx from Looney Labs and Merchants & Marauders from Z Man Games.  So, grab your eyepatch and your parrot and enjoy the show!

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Episode 57 - Twenty Eleven

2011-01-17
Length: 1s

In this episode, we kick off another great year of "Game On!" gaming and podcasting by giving you our gaming resolutions for 2011.  Plus, we'll review two great games from Indie Boards and Cards, Haggis and Triumvirate.  And as always, we'll open up the Inbox to address your questions and comments, because without listeners, we're just two guys in a game room talking to ourselves!  Have a great 2011, gamers!

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Episode 56 - Tis the Season

2010-12-11
Length: 1s

Tis the season to be gaming!  In this episode, we bring you our holiday gift guide, and we let you know what's at the top of our Christmas wish list.  We answer several listener questions, and we even have a segment from a special guest podcaster!  Plus, John gives us his overview of BGG.Con 2010.  Listen up, because this episode's more fun than a barrel of reindeer!

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Episode 55 - Hammer Overtime

2010-11-23
Length: 1s

In this grim darkness of Episode 55, there is only war!  We tackle one of the big dogs of the miniatures wargaming world, Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop.  Listen to find out how two common gamers delved into this classic, and find out if it's a "buy, try, or deny".  Plus, John gives an update on the beginnings of his Rogue Trader campaign.  It's a veritable "Hammerpalooza"!

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Episode 54 - Viva LARP Vegas

2010-11-08
Length: 1s

In this episode, we visit the GM Academy for a discussion of live-action roleplaying games (or LARPs).  Cody will bring us his sage wisdom about this oft-maligned area of the gaming hobby.  And we head to Vegas, baby, for a full review of Lords of Vegas from Mayfair Games.  Are you all in?

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Episode 53 - Live Free or Die!

2010-10-26
Length: 1s

In this episode, we tell you all about our trip to Myriad Games in New Hampshire, where we attended their anniversary celebration event, in conjunction with the fantastic Extra Life charity gaming event.  Many games were played, and lots of money was raised for the Children's Miracle Network.  We also give you our report from our 2nd annual "Day of Diplomacy".  Plus, we give you a full review of the new Castle Ravenloft board game from Wizards of the Coast.  Live free, gamers.  Live free!!

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Episode 52 - Return on Investment

2010-10-03
Length: 1s

In this episode, we talk about making the most of our game purchases.  How do we get the games we love to the table more often?  We also visit the GM Academy for more of Cody's sage RPG wisdom.

We also tell you about our participation in Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming marathon on October 16th, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network!  We really need your help to help children at Riley Hospital here in Indianapolis!

To donate to John's account, go here:  

https://www.hospitalshelpingkids.org/ExtraLife/m.aspx?i=20025A0F8+D+85EE7

To donate to Cody's account, go here:  

https://www.hospitalshelpingkids.org/ExtraLife/m.aspx?i=1983662B9D63A+94B

 

Thanks for all your help, and Game On!!

 

 

 

 

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Episode 51 - Top 11

2010-09-20
Length: 1s

In this episode, we bring you the 2010 edition of our Top 11 games!  How much have our lists changed since last year?  And, we'll also give you some details about "Alien Frontiers" from Clever Mojo Games, and a review of "Those Pesky Humans!" from Minion Games.   

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check out more great shows at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

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Episode 50 - Five Oh!

2010-09-07
Length: 1s

It's our "Golden Episode", and we have a show that's (as always) packed with the gaming goodness you've come to expect!  Among other things, we discuss game mechanics new and old, those we love and those we hate, and offer up reviews of Innovation and Heroes of Graxia.  Hope you enjoy!

 

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Episode 49 - Gen Con 2010

2010-08-16
Length: 1s

August is always full of excitement here in the Gaming Capital of the World!  In this episode, we take a break from our usual format to discuss our experiences at Gen Con 2010.  Games we played, people we met, and cool stuff that we saw.  We hope you enjoy!

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check out more great shows at http://www.pulpgamer.com.


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Episode 48 - The Scarlet Collector

2010-07-19
Length: 1s

In this episode, we examine the good, bad, and ugly of collectible games.  Why are the mention of these games always accompanied by rolled eyes and cautionary tales?  We also talk about Archenemy, a new casual variant for Magic: the Gathering.  And, in Buy Try or Deny, we cast our patriotic vote as we take a look at Founding Fathers from Jolly Roger Games.  Will it be a "yea" or a "nay"?

 

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Episode 47 - Origins 2010 + Stronghold Games Interview

2010-07-05
Length: 2s

In this gamer-sized episode, John gives his overview of the 2010 Origins Game Fair, including interview footage with actor Brian O'Halloran and game designers Steve Ellis and James Eastham.  Then, we talk with Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games about his new game company and their exciting upcoming titles.  But wait, there's more!  In Buy, Try, or Deny, we head to Kingsbridge for a review of Mayfair's "World Without End".  Enjoy!

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Episode 46 - Double Feature

2010-06-17
Length: 1s

In this episode, we grab our popcorn and settle in for a double feature - two big game reviews in one show!  First, we look at the intriguing card game Tichu, followed by a full review of the board game Dungeon Lords.  Plus, all the gaming news, info, and discussion that you've come to expect (nay, demand!). 

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

 

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Episode 45 - Convention Guide 2010

2010-06-01
Length: 1s

In this episode, we offer our insights and advice on two major summer gaming conventions, Origins and Gen Con.  And, in Buy Try or Deny, we try our hand at civilization building as we review Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization and Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age!

 

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Episode 44 - Seal of Approval: Uncle's Games

2010-05-17
Length: 1s

In this episode we proudly present our first winner of the Game On! Seal of Approval, Uncle's Games in the great state of Washington!  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we experience better living through plastic gems as we take a look at Michael Schacht's Valdora.

 

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Episode 43 - Tech Talk

2010-05-03
Length: 1s

In this episode, we explore technology at the game table, and discuss the pros and cons of "gamer tech".  And, in Buy Try or Deny we take a look at Nuns on the Run from Mayfair Games.  Insert joke that involves the words "confess" or "habit" here.  ;-)

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

 

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Episode 42 - The Great Debate

2010-04-20
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss the difference between great games and fun games.  Or is there a difference? And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we punch our ticket for a ride on the Mystery Express from Days of Wonder.   We also bring you a bonus review of Summoner Wars from Plaid Hat Games!

 

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Episode 41 - The Warmachine Episode

2010-03-29
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss our recent foray into miniatures wargaming, and give our review of Warmachine, MKII (from out n00b perspective!).  Listen as we expand our horizons! And, in a bonus review, we place our bets on Long Shot, a new horse racing game from Z-Man Games.  

 

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Episode 40 - Those Who Can't, Teach

2010-03-15
Length: 1s

The quality of rules teaching can make or break a new game experience.  In this episode, we discuss some tips and tricks on how to teach the rules to your favorite game.  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we hop in our ATV and head for the Caribbean to review the board game Tobago.

 

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Episode 39 - Event Horizon

2010-03-02
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss "event games" - games that you set aside a whole day to play due to their length and/or complexity.  And, in our newly revamped "Buy, Try, or Deny", we travel to the fantastical land of Terrinoth and review Runewars from Fantasy Flight Games!

 

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Episode 38 - Group Therapy

2010-02-15
Length: 1s

In this episode, we sit down for a bit of "group therapy", a discussion about the fun and challenge of starting and maintaining a gaming group.  We also have lots of listener e-mails, news, and general gaming goodness to share.  And in Buy Try or Deny, we take a look at "Campaign Manager 2008".  What?  No Ron Paul?!  :-)

 

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Episode 37 - Seal of Approval

2010-02-01
Length: 1s

In this episode, we tell you about a new program for recognizing the best in Friendly Professional Game Stores, which we're calling the "Game On! Seal of Approval"!  Find out if your local game store qualifies for this prestigious honor!  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we take a look at Thunderstone, the latest card game from AEG.  Plus, we announce the winner of our big contest for the Tom Vasel Fundraiser and tell you the final donation total!!

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

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Episode 36 - The GM Academy

2010-01-18
Length: 1s

In this episode, Cody puts on his sage hat of GM wisdom and gives John some advice about how prepare for his first RPG as a Game Master.  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we storm the gates of Hell with our water pistols to take a look at Claustrophobia from Asmodee.  Plus, we're in the last 2 weeks of the Tom Vasel Fundraiser!  There's still time to donate and get your chance to win over 30 new games!  Thanks for listening.

 

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Episode 35 - Resolutions

2009-12-28
Length: 1s

In this travel-sized episode, we look back at 2009 and give you our gaming resolutions for 2010. And, in "Games Cody Won't Play", John takes a look at Oregon from Rio Grande Games. Happy New Year!

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

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Episode 34 - Obligatory Holiday Episode 2009

2009-12-14
Length: 1s

Happy Holidays! In this episode, we bring you the Uncommon Gift Guide for the Common Gamer! And in Buy, Try, or Deny we take a look at Castle Panic from Fireside Games. Plus, we kick off the cleverly named "Tom Vasel Fundraiser", where you could win a fabulous prize package of new games AND help gaming icon Tom Vasel relocate from Korea! Thanks for listening!…

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Episode 33 - CHITAG 2009

2009-12-02
Length: 1s

In this episode, John gives his report on the 2009 Chicago Toy and Game Fair, and brings you interviews with several inspiring game inventors! And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we tackle Diplomacy, the classic game of negotiation, promises made and promises broken!

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

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Episode 32 - The Jones Theory

2009-11-15
Length: 1s

In this episode, Cody expounds on the details of The Jones Theory, his philosopy regarding game collections, while John adds his own Richard Postulate to the discussion.  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we enter the fantastic world of Tolkien to take a look at Middle-Earth Quest from Fantasy Flight. 

 

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com.

 

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Episode 31 - The Looney Bin

2009-11-01
Length: 1s

In this episode, we interview Looney Labs co-founder and chief designer Andrew Looney.  We talk with him about his company and his games, including reviews of Martian Fluxx and Aquarius.  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny we venture into the mysterious Temple of Chac to review The Adventurers from AEG!

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Episode 30 - Hammer Time

2009-10-20
Length: 1s

In this episode, we dip our feet in the deep waters of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40K universe, with reviews of Chaos In the Old World and Space Hulk, 3rd Edition. Plus, we discuss a new, chaotic contest!

 

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Episode 29 - This One Goes To 11

2009-10-04
Length: 1s

Why do a Top 10 list when you can go to 11?  In this episode, we talk about our Top 11 games of all time!  We also take a closer look at Arcane Legions, the new miniatures game from Wells Expeditions. And, in a new segment entitled "Games Cody Won't Play", John and Rachel take a look at Uwe Rosenberg's Le Havre.

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Episode 28 - Motivations

2009-09-21
Length: 1s

Newlywed Cody is on his honeymoon this week, but the show must go on!  Guest hosts David and Loyd (aka Single L) join John to discuss motivations for gaming.  In other word, why do we play games, and what keeps us in the hobby?  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we take a look at Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion.

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

 

 

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Episode 27 - Store-y Time

2009-09-06
Length: 1s

In this episode, we talk about that curious entity in gamer culture, the 'friendly local game store', or FLGS.  We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of local game stores.  And, in Buy try or Deny, we take a look at the Pathfinder RPG, and bring you an interview with Erik Mona from Paizo Publishing.  We also bring you a bonus review of Livingstone by Playroom Entertainment.  Enjoy!

Links:

Paizo Publishing
Pathfinder RPG reference document

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Episode 26 - Gen Con 2009

2009-08-23
Length: 1s

In this gamer-sized episode, we talk about all the great stuff we did at Gen Con 2009, and bring you a whole bunch of discussion, stories, and interviews.  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we hop on our magic carpets and review Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Game On! with Cody and John is sponsored by Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly professional game stores everywhere, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Episode 25 - New Edition

2009-08-09
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss new editions of older games (both board game and RPGs), and finally weigh in on the great debate between Dungeons & Dragons versions 3.5 and 4.0.  And, in Buy Try or Deny, we look at 2 great games from small publishers:  AmuseAmaze and WEGS (the Wickedly Errant Game System). 

Don't forget, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Episode 24 - CONversations

2009-07-26
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss how to navigate the wonderful world of game conventions, especially Gen Con, the "best 4 days in gaming".  And in Buy, Try, or Deny, we look at Wealth of Nations from Tablestar Games.  We also review board games Ruin and Word on the Street.

Don't forget, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Episode 23 - Origins 2009

2009-07-04
Length: 1s

In this episode, we bring you our coverage from the 2009 Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio!  Interviews, commentary, and lots of other great stuff!  And, in Buy, Try, or Deny, we attempt to subvert treachery as we look at Are You the Traitor from Looney Labs.  Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Arcane Legions
Buffalo Games
Gorilla Games
Geek Chic
Tablestar Games
Out-of-the-Box Publishing
Hollow Earth Expedition (Exile Games)

Don't forget, we're a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network!  Check us out at http://www.pulpgamer.com. 

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Bonus Episode 1 - Origins Podcasting Panel

2009-07-02
Length: 56s

In this bonus episode, we present the audio from the "Meet the Podcasters" panel at the 2009 Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.  This audio was recorded on June 26, 2009.  Enjoy!

 
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Episode 22 - Battle Royale

2009-06-21
Length: 1s

In this episode, we take a look at games for large groups.  What is the best game to bring out when you have 5 or more players?  And, we jump into hyperspace to review Space Alert from Rio Grande Games.  Will this cooperative space adventure be a buy, try, or deny?

Links mentioned in this episode:
Roman Taxi
World of Warcraft TCG
Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion
D&D 4th Edition - Eberron Players' Guide

"Game On! with Cody and John" is a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network.  Check out some of the other great gaming podcasts on the network by visiting www.pulpgamer.com!


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Episode 21 - Renovations

2009-06-08
Length: 1s

It's time for an upgrade!  In this episode, we take a look at various ways to enhance your games.  Whether it's card sleeves, animeeples, or complete game overhauls, there are lots of ways to 'renovate' your gaming experience! And, in our "Buy, Try, or Deny", we take a look at Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games.

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Dice Tower Gaming Awards
Chaos in the Old World
Mayday Games
Artscow

Cosmic Encounter

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Episode 20 -Duel!

2009-05-25
Length: 1s

In this episode, we take a look at the wide world of 2-player games.  What should you play when you only have a pair? And in our "Buy, Try, or Deny" segment, we review Fits by Reiner Knizia.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Tower of Games
Middle-Earth Quest
Wits and Wagers Expansion
Fear of Girls

Fits

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Episode 19 - Gaming Spaces

2009-05-10
Length: 1s

In this episode, we discuss gaming spaces, from tiny spare bedrooms to expansive basements.  What makes a gaming space great?  We'll talk about it.  We take a another trip to the Lunch Table to discuss the newest version of the western-themed card game Bang!, and in "Buy, Try or Deny", we take a look at Small World from Days of Wonder. 

Links mentioned on this episode:

Drake's Flames
The D6 Generation

"Game On! with Cody and John" is a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network.  Check out some of the other great gaming podcasts on the network by visiting www.pulpgamer.com!

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Episode 18 - Play Ball!

2009-04-26
Length: 1s

In this episode, we celebrate the great American national pasttime of baseball!  We take a look a 4 games with baseball themes and mechanics: Harry's Grand Slam Baseball, Pizza Box Baseball, Strat-O-Matic Baseball, and MLB Sportsclix.  So, grab your popcorn and hot dog and enjoy the show!

Links mentioned on this episode:

Eye of the Vortex Online
Descent Quest Compendium
Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm
Gen Con Registration

And, if baseball is new to you, here's a basic overview of the rules: 

http://www.eteamz.com/baseball/rules/basic/

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Episode 17 - True Realm

2009-04-11
Length: 1s

In this episode, we go on a little gamer road trip to True Realm, a weekend of dungeon-delving, puzzle solving, and token trading, from the folks who bring the True Dungeon event to Gen Con every year.  We sit down for an interview with True Dungeon creator Jeff Martin, and bring you some audio footage from our weekend of adventuring!

For more information about True Dungeon and True Realm, visit the True Dungeon website. 

And, in our Buy, Try, or Deny segment, we fire up our cauldrons to play Witch's Brew, a clever card game from Rio Grande Games.

In our Gen Con news segment, we mentioned a great event called "You Too Can Cthulhu".  Check out their website here.

EXCITING NEWS!!!  - "Game On! with Cody and John" is now a proud member of the Pulp Gamer Media Network.  Check out some of the other great gaming podcasts on the network by visiting www.pulpgamer.com!

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Episode 16 - The Collector's Edition

2009-03-29
Length: 1s

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Episode 16 – The Collector's Edition

In this episode, we discuss how to build your game collection, and we specifically talk about what Cody calls "The Jones Theory".  How are you building YOUR game collection?  Also, in our "Buy, Try, or Deny" segment, we take a look at Deadlands: Reloaded and the Savage Worlds game system. 

Here's the link to the one-sheet adventure that we played in our playtest:  Lynched!

Thanks for listening!  We'd love to hear from you - drop us a line in the Game On Inbox at gameoninbox@gmail.com!

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Episode 15 - Who's Yer Con 2009

2009-03-15
Length: 33s

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Episode #15 – Who's Yer Con 2009

In this episode, recorded "mostly live" at Who's Yer Con 2009, we talk with lots of folks that help to make Who's Yer Con such a great local con: volunteers, GM's, and uncommon common gamers!  And, we bring you our first ever Buy, Try, or Deny in front of a live audience, this time for the new game Ninja vs. Ninja, from Out of the Box Publishing.  We hope you enjoy this special "Game On Location" episode.  Thanks for listening!

 

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Episode 14 - The Old Guard

2009-03-01
Length: 1s

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Episode #14 – The Old Guard

In this episode of Game On! with Cody and John, we sit down with James Gazaway, a good friend and mentor with a long and distinguished record of gaming. We'll talk about how gaming has shaped his life, his family, and his career, and what the hobby has meant to him over the years.  We even get a chance to play one of James' favorite games, the historical boardgame Kingmaker from Avalon Hill. Will this classic be a buy, try, or deny?

Plus, we'll give you gaming news in the Game On! Inbox, a brand new edition of "The Lunch Table", and a contest where you could win a copy of Backseat Drawing.  Thanks for listening!

 

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Episode 13 - Brother, Can You Spare a Game?

2009-02-15
Length: 1s

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Episode #13 – Brother, Can You Spare a Game?

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:

Fury of Dracula, Hyper Slide, Tiki Topple, and more!

Cody tells us about DDXP!

NEW SEGMENT! - The Lunch Table
John and his co-workers take a look at the party game Rorschach

3.      Contest results -  congratulations to our winner!  Come to Who's Yer Con to see us and win prizes!

 The Big Deal:  Brother, Can You Spare a Game?

We discuss gaming during the economic downturn.  What can you do to keep gaming even when the money is scarce?  We'll talk about it.

Wanna game for free? Come to Who's Yer Con and game with Cody and John!

How is the economic recession affecting YOUR gamig?  E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

 Buy, Try, or Deny:  The War for Edadh

We review this unique card game from Warior Elite LTD.  Will we give it a "buy, try, or deny?"

Thanks as always for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 14, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 12 - New Frontiers

2009-02-01
Length: 1s

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Episode #12 – New Frontiers

Game On Inbox:

Details and links are coming (as soon as BGG is back up!).  Stay tuned!!

New contest - you could win a copy of "Living Labyrinth" from Bucephalus Games!

 The Big Deal:  New Frontiers

We discuss board games for roleplayers, and RPGs for boardgamers.  Are you willing to explore some "new frontiers" in your gaming hobby?Where is your "line" when it comes to gaming?  

 Buy, Try, or Deny:  Kingsburg

Our first "by request" review!  We'll take a look at ths great hybrid game from Elfinworks and Fantasy Flight.  Will it be a "buy, try, or deny"?

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 13, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 11 - I'm Up In The Moon!!

2009-01-18
Length: 1s

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Episode #11 – I'm Up In The Moon!!

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:

Kind of a dry spell!  tried Ubongo, not much else!

 2.      Game news:

a.      New executive director for GAMA - see announcement here.
b.      Gen Con to emerge from Chapter 11!  Press relsease here.
c.      Who's Yer Con  - March 13-15, 2009.  Who's Yer Con is a completely FREE game convention, sponsored by Who's Yer Gamers.  Come game with Cody and John here in beautiful Indianapolis!  Check out their website for all the details!

In this episode, we give you a super-sized look at Android, the new epic boardgame from Fantasy Flight.  You'll get a full detailed review, plus some "on location" commentary, and the premiere guest appearance by our good gaming buddy Loyd (aka "Single L")!   Will we give "Android" a buy, try, or deny?

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 12, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 10 - The Line

2009-01-04
Length: 1s

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Episode #10 – The Line

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:

Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice, Talisman, Monty Python Fluxx, Ghost Stories, Wasabi!, and more!

 2.      Game news:

a.      New version of Incan Gold to be released in Spring 2009
b.      Troll scenario for Battlelore available at Fantasy Flight site
c.      Zombiegeddon - new Knizia game from Twilight Creations

3.      Contest results -  congratulations to our winner!

 The Big Deal:  The Line

We discuss controversial board and card games, such as Blasphemy and the Suicide Bomber Card Game, as well as some controversially themed RPGs.  How far is too far when is comes to game theme?

Where is your "line" when it comes to gaming?  E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

 Buy, Try, or Deny:  Toboggans of Doom

We review this unique game from Bucephalus Games about riding your tricked out toboggan down a treacherous, snowy hill.  Is it a "risky proposition" to add this to your game collection?

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 11, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 9 - A Very Special Game On!

2008-12-21
Length: 45s

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Episode #9 – A Very Special "Game On!" 

Game On Inbox

Game we’ve played lately: : Red November Shadows Over CamelotSavage Worlds RPG Android - got it in the mail, will play soon! Game news: Qwirkle Cubes - release set for March 2009Memoir '44 Campaign bookPandemic at Best Dang Games - free plush microbe!
New contest - win a new copy of Battlestar Galactica: the Board Game!
 

A Very Special "Game On!"

In this episode, Cody and John try and reconicile with their most hated games, Carcassonne (for Cody) and The Settlers of Catan (for John).  Will there be a Christmas miracle that changes their minds?

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 10, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!


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Episode 8 - Game On Location with Who's Yer Gamers

2008-12-07
Length: 1s

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Episode #8 – " Game On Location" with Who’s Yer Gamers? 

Game On Inbox

Game we’ve played lately: Thanksgiving holiday at John’s house: Formula D Sorry Sliders Jamaica Dominion
Cody’s weekend in Chicago Played lots of D&D over the holiday! Game news: John got Wii Guitar Hero:World Tour for $59!  w00t! Also got a new bookshelf – already full! Gen Con to be sold? Potential buyers submit “letter of intent”(link to letter), which was then rejected by Gen Con 2 days later.  (link to letter from Adrian Swartout): Results of “Games for Troops” fundraiser from BoardGameNews: Result of viral marketing thing at FFG: Android, a game about solving a murder in a dystopian future society.  Looks mega cool!!  (also, FFG has a nice new website...)
Listener feedback Co-op games we left out – Betrayal at House on the Hill, Space Alert, Cranium Hoopla, Lord of the Rings, Scotland Yard
 

The Big Deal: Who’s Yer Gamers? 

Interview with Ken Goad at “Thanks 4 Giving” game day, sponsored by "Who's Yer Gamers", a local gaming organization committed to spreading the gaming hobbyCheck them out www.whosyergamers.org for more infoAlso, www.whosyercon.com for info on Who's Yer Con 2009! "Common Gamer" interviews – Matt, Jennifer, Paul

Buy, Try, or Deny: Red November 

Rio Grande Games, released in 2008.  Designed by Bruno Faidutti and Jef Gontier.  3-8 players (playable with 2).

Is this cooperative game a Buy, Try, or Deny? Listen and find out!

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 9, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!


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Episode 7 - We're All In This Together

2008-11-23
Length: 55s

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Episode #7 – We're All In This Together

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:
·        Battlestar Galactica - STILL fun!!
·        Once Upon a Time (recommended by Pulp Gamer podcast!)
·        Red Dragon Inn

 2.      Game news:

a.      Bye bye to Wizkids!  :-(  (check out Save Heroclix site)
b.      Dominion - "Envoy" card available in '09 from BGG
c.      Game Table Online - Battle Cry and 1960 available soon!

3.      Contest results -  congratulations to our winner!

 The Big Deal:  We're All In This Together!

We discuss cooperative games, their pros and cons, and give you a list of some of our favorites.  Listen to see if Cody and John can learn to play nice together!

What are YOUR favorite cooperative games?  E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

 Buy, Try, or Deny:  Dominion

We review this hot hot HOT deck-building card game from Rio Grande Games.  Is it "in the cards" to add this to your game collection?

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 8, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 6 - The Player's Handbook

2008-11-09
Length: 1s

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Episode #6 – The Player's Handbook

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:
·        Yahtzee Free for All
·        Clue - Dungeons & Dragons
·        Game of Life - Pirates of the Caribbean
·       
Sorry Sliders 
·        Zingo

 2.      Game news:

a.       Wizards of the Coast - discontinuing D&D Miniatures skirmish game, going to  "semi collectible" format.
b.      ZMan Games - possible expansion for Pandemic?
c.       BoardGameNews.com – W. Eric Martin's "Games for Soldiers" drive.

3.      Listener feedback – e-mail from listener Doug Richardson regarding thrift stores.  Thanks, Doug!  Check out the weekly thrifts on BoardGameGeek

4.      Contest results - contest extended!!!  Join our guild and post a picture!  It's that easy!

6.      Thanks to Bay-Wei Chang for his donation to our show!  Feel free to utilize our donation button on our website –and thanks for your support!!

 The Big Deal:  The Player's Handbook

We discuss different types of gamers who you might find around your game table and what specific games they might like.  All this discussion is leading up to our game night, the "Game On Invitational", where we'll put our game planning skills to the test!

We've given you our list of gamer archetypes, but what types of people are in YOUR "player's handbook"? E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

 Buy, Try, or Deny: Okko: Era of the Asagiri

We take a look at this miniature skirmish game, disguised as a board game!  Is it an honorable addition to your game collection?  We tell you whether it’s a buy, try, or deny.

Thanks so much for listening! And, thanks to everyone who attended our Indianapolis edition of "World Wide Wing Night 5"!!  We can't wait to do it again!  Stay tuned for Episode 7, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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World Wide Wing Night 5!

2008-11-06


This Saturday, November 8th, the Game On! With Cody and John podcast will be hosting the Indianapolis edition of the gaming holiday World Wide Wing Night 5 - a time where we eat wings, drink the beverage of your choice, and play games!

Here's the info:
What: World Wide Wing Night 5
When: Saturday, November 8th from 7:00 to 11:00pm
Where: Buffalo Wild Wings - 8020 US 31 S. Indianapolis, IN 46227 (just north of Greenwood). Look for the Game On! Sign inside.  Click here for a map. 
Why: To eat, drink, and game!

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the Game On! Inbox at gameoninbox@gmail.com. Feel free to pass this along to any gamer who may want to come, and bring your favorite game!

We hope to see you there!…

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Episode 5 - Critical Mass

2008-10-26
Length: 1s

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Episode #5 –Critical Mass

Game On Inbox:

1.      Game we’ve played lately:
·        Agricola – Cody’s love/hate relationship
·        Red Dragon Inn / Red Dragon Inn 2
·       
Sorry Sliders
·       
Wii – Tiger Woods PGA ’09

 2.      Game news:

a.       Fear the Boot’s World Wide Wing Night 5 – Game On! Edition!!!
Saturday November 8, 2008: 7-11pm at Buffalo Wild Wings on south side of Indy, on US-31.  Click here for a map.  Bring games, eat wings, have fun!  Keep the wing sauce off of our games!!!
b.      Fantasy Flight Games– Dropping Rackham – bad news for AT-43 and Confrontation?
c.       Fantasy Flight Games – viral marketing in progress?  More info here!

3.      Listener feedback – over 50 members of the guild (thanks!).

4.      Contest results

5.      New contest - Post a picture in our guild of you and yours playing games and you could win our demo copy of Wizard’s Gambit

6.      Donation button added to website –thanks for your support!!

 The Big Deal:  Critical Mass

We discuss mass market games, their good and bad qualities, and their effect on the gaming hobby in general.

 Mass market games that we would recommend:

-         Heroscape
-         Blokus
-         Risk
-         Apples to Apples
-         Imaginiff
-         Wits and Wagers
-         Sorry Sliders
-         Yahtzee Free-For-All

 We've told you what we think, but what are YOUR opinions about mass market games? E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

 Buy, Try, or Deny: Wizard’s Gambit

We take a look at this new card game from Gryphon Forge Games.  Does it have all the right “ingredients” to make a magical game?  We tell you whether it’s a buy, try, or deny.

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 6, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

 

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Episode 4 - The Main Event

2008-10-12
Length: 1s

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Episode #4 – The Main Event

Game On Inbox:

1.  Game we’ve played lately:
    a.        Battlestar Galactica - still great!
    b.        Magic: the Gathering: Shards of Alara intro packs
    c.        Cody's D&D RPGA events
    d.        Hollow Earth Expedition
    e.        Danger Magnet!

2.  Game news:
    a.       Essen Spiel 2008 - Octboer 23-26
    b.       Bang! - new 4th edition to be released Q4 2008

    c.       Snorta - now available in mass market retail?

3. Over 35 members in our BoardGameGeek Guild.  Thanks for joining!!

4.  Contest results

The Big Deal:  The Main Event
We discuss the fun and challenge of putting together a great game night/game party. 

We've told you what we think, but what are YOUR opinions about planning a game night? E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com or post in our guild!

New Contest - Name our gaming event!  Check out the contest thread in our guild!

Buy, Try, or Deny: A Game of Thrones: The Living Card Game
Travel to the land of Westeros to do battle for the Iron Throne in this re-imagining of the A Game of Thrones CCG.  Cody and John give their thoughts and opinons on the new "Living Card Game" concept.

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 5, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes, and many other podcatchers.  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 3 - Requiem for a Theme

2008-09-28
Length: 1s

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Episode #3 – Requiem for a Theme

Game On Inbox:

1.  Game we’ve played lately:
    a.        Pandemic 
    b.        We
Didn't Playtest This At All
    c.        Magic: The Gathering
    d.        Wii!!!!!

2.  Game news:
    a.       Draco Mundis - new game from Christophe Boelinger (of Dungeon Twister fame), to be published by Admodee
    b.       Magic: the Gathering - Shards of Alara release on October 3rd

    c.       Ticket to Ride: The Dice Expansion
    d.       Flussfieber - new river racing game from Freidemann Friese

3.  Listener feedback

4.  Contest results

5.  New contest – Join our brand new guild on BoardGameGeek!!  A BGG guild is just a separate area of the site where we can have our own forums, image gallery, etc.  And, it's completely FREE to join.  To enter the contest,  just go to the Game On! Guild, find the thread called "Episode 3 Contest!" and make a post.  That's it, pretty easy!  While you're there, join the guild and feel free to post a thread or two.  We're excited about building a community of "Game On!" listeners.  We’ll select a name from all entries to win a new copy of Fairy Tale!

The Big Deal:  Requiem for a Theme
How important is theme in the games that you play? We discuss game themes, their application to current games, and their importance to making games fun. 

We've told you what we think, but what are YOUR opinions about themes in games? E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com.

Buy, Try, or Deny: World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game
For the Horde!  Enter the world of Azeroth with Cody and John as they give a detailed review of this new RPG-style adventure board game from designer Corey Konieczka and Fantasy Flight Games.

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 4, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are available in iTunes (and our podcast logo shows up now, too).  And, don't forget to join the Game On! Guild on BoardGameGeek.com!

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Episode 2 - The Great Divide

2008-09-13
Length: 57s

Game On! With Cody and John

Episode #2 – The Great Divide

Game On Inbox:

1.  Game we’ve played lately:
    a.        Agricola 
    b.       
Jamaica
    c.        Unspeakable Words

2.  Game news
    a.       Fantasy Flight to raise prices (see press release here)
    b.       Gambit 7 to be released by Days of Wonder in Europe

3.  Listener feedback

4.  Contest results

5.  New contest – John’s birthday is coming up on September 26th.  We want to know, what game would you love to get for YOUR birthday?  Send e-mail to gameoninbox@gmail.com.  We’ll select a name from all entries to win a new copy of the Catan Dice Game!

The Big Deal:  The Great Divide
Gamers love to argue!  We explore a few issues and topics that tend to drive a wedge between the members of the normally inclusive gamer culture. 

Eurogamers vs. AmeritrashD&D – 1st edition vs. all other editionsRankings on BGG – too much stock in them?

What experiences have YOU had with “the great divide”? E-mail us at gameoninbox@gmail.com.

 

Buy, Try, or Deny: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game
Murder…muuuurder!!!  Step into the 19th century community of Shadowbrook to help rid the town of an evil villain!  Cody and John give a detailed review of this new game from Flying Frog Productions.

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 3, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!  We are now available in iTunes!

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Facebook On!

2008-09-03

Game On! is now on Facebook - become a fan here!

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Episode 1 - An Auspicious Beginning!

2008-08-31
Length: 56s

GAME ON! with Cody and John

Episode #1 - Premiere Episode (An Auspicious Beginning!)/ Gen Con 2008

Game On! Inbox :

Cody and John tell you a little bit about themselvesOur podcast - "the Uncommon Podcast for the Common Gamer"Contest - write to us and tell us your favorite game! Send e-mail to gameoninbox@gmail.com. We'll select a name from all entries to win a copy of Incan Gold!

The Big Deal – Gen Con 2008

Fantasy Flight Games Booth – awesome! (www.fantasyflightgames.com)Privateer Press: Monsterpocalypse CMG - very popular! (www.monsterpocalypsegame.com)Flying Frog – A Touch of Evil: the Supernatural Game (www.flyingfrog.net/atouchofevil)Paizo – Pathfinder Beta (www.paizo.com)True Dungeon - great, immersive event. "Director's Cut" coming in April '09. (www.truedungeon.com)Spiel-a-Thon - Over $700 raised for the Spiel Foundation! (www.thespiel.net)Wizards of the Coast – what happened? (sparse booth, dropped ball on 4e presence) (www.wizards.com)Overall impressions

Buy, Try, or Deny:    Battlestar Galactica:  the Board Game
Frakking toasters!! Take on the role of a human or a Cylon in this exciting semi-cooperative game set in the BSG universe.

 

Thanks so much for listening! Stay tuned for Episode 2, coming in just two weeks. In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and tell a friend!

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Episode 1 Coming Soon...

2008-08-27

Episode 1 was recorded last night and will be released over the Labor Day weekend. Stay tuned!

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