Hegemony ​is ​a socio-economic euro-style ​game, ​and effectively, ​ ​each ​player ​has ​a ​different ​class of citizens they are attempting to lead to victory.  And by victory, we obviously mean, collect the most points.  One of the most interesting things about Hegemony is the ​dynamic ​between ​these ​four ​completely ​different ​classes and their ​goals; there's ​a ​lot ​of ​symbiosis ​in ​this ​game, ​and ​it's ​really ​clever and as clever as that may be, it’s by far and away not even the best part of this game.

Polyhedron Collider The Whit Castle Board Game Review
White Castle is an extremely tight euro dice placement game in which you take the role of a clan leader in Japan.  Throughout the game, you are going to send your Courtiers, your Warriors, and your Gardeners out into the land to curry favour with the Emperor so that you can earn your prestige.  The player with the most prestige at the end of the game wins.

The entire game lasts nine turns, so, in case you missed it in the first paragraph.  This game is very tight.
Polyhedron Collider Episode 142 - Peurto Rico, The Gig and Agents of Dune RPG

A relative return to normality at Polyhedron Collider HQ as we discuss the start of Rory and Steve's Top 100 challenge and the games we have played along the way. We then segway to some smooth jazz in rolle and write game The Gig and find spice in the desert in Agents of Dune RPG starter set, before asking questions about rulebooks and board games that use RPG mechanics.

The Polyhedron Collider Board Game Podcast - Episode 141 - The Most Anticipated Games of 2024.jpg

It’s time to read the tea leaves and consult the horoscope we list the board games and tabletop roleplaying games that we are looking forward to playing in 2024. It is of course an eclectic mix of heavy eurogames, miniature laden dudes on a map and quirky RPGs.

We then discuss our BGG top 100 challenge!

Polyhedron Collider Episode 140 - The Best Games of 2023

2023 has drawn to a close, so the boys from PHC size up their favourite board games and roleplaying games of the year.

In addition to the best of the best, we announce the winner of our painting competition, Andy awards his insert of choice, and we ask you, the listener, to tell us your favourite games of the year.
Polyhedron Collider Episode 139 - White Castle, Ares Expediton, and Hegemony

Class war breaks out amongst the PHC crew as Steve and Rory discuss Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory while Andy tries to convince is that maybe its not all a terribly boring farce as he talsk us through Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Finaly we convince everyone to play The White Castle, because its really bloody good.

Polyhedron Collider Podcast Episode 138 Airecon West, Tiwanaku, and Ahoy

Andy has been to a games convention, so sit back and let him regale you with tales of all the board games he played at Airecon West. Top of that list was one of our UK Games Expo darlings Tiwanaku and then we head to the high seas with Ahoy. From the mail bag, Kickstarter is our main topic discussion together with a quickfire round of questions.

The Polyhedron Collider Podcast Episode 137 - Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, The Old King's Crown, Dungeons and Dragons Curse of Strahd

Jon is back! And he's played Twilight Imperium. After exploring and conquering the galaxy, we revisit Old King's Crown and look back at what other games from the last two UK Games Expos still tickle our fancy. Andy rounds up the episode by talking about his current D&D campaign Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of Strahd, just in time for Hallowe'en.

Polyhedron Collider Episode 136 - Expeditions, Block and Key, & Solani

Kicking off with a, quite frankly, disturbing converstation about Sid's trousers, we then explore upcoming kickstarter Old King's Crown, while Andy examines the new Stonemaier hotness Expeditions. We then look at Parks, Block and Key, and Solani before talking about getting into miniature games with Star Wars Armada and exploring our shelf of shame.

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