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.

Gorged on a diet of haggis and Irn Bru, Sid and Andy return from Tabletop Scotland to regail a story of playing Hegemony for a stupidly long time. Rory and Steve then take us through city building wuro-game Barcelona, and engage in a spot of monster huntng in Beast.

Episode 134 - Baldurs Gate 3, Merv, Sleeping Gods

We take a healthy diversion to the world of PC gaming to discuss the phenomenal Dungeons & Dragons video game, Baldur's Gate 3. Moving on to our more traditional cardboard fayre, we discuss camels and turbans in Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road, and explore unknown worlds in Sleeping Gods.

Episode 133 - Animated, Dominant Species Marine,and the Castles of Burgandy

After a little rant about Games Workshop the boys gush about Castles of Burgundy before heading into more divisive territory discussing Disney Animated and Chilli Con Carne Recipes.  Andy tells us how much fun he has been having with Dominant Species Marine and then we round off the episode with a quick look at the Essen and Gen Con Preview lists.

Episode 132 - Terra Mystica, Wizards & Co., Dorf Romantik, Acthung! Cthulhu

Steve and Andy explore a 2012 classic: Terra Mystica, Rory and Steve explore dungeons in the upcoming Kickstarter of Wizards & Co before discussing how great Dorfromantik the Board Game is and how it feels similar but also quite different and fresh. Sid then gushes about Cthulhu Nazis in his latest RPG outing, Acthung Cthulhu 2d20 before we hit the mail bag for questions about heaby games and metal bands

Episode 131 - UK Games Expo 2023

The dust has settled on UK Games Expo for another year but that won't stop us talking about all the awesome people, board games, card games, RPGS and miniatures games we got to see at the show.

Polyhedron Collider Imperial Miners Board Game Review

During the UK Games Expo, Steve and I were lucky enough to get the chance to sit down and play Imperial Miners, the upcoming release from Portal Games.

Imperial Miners is a lightweight, quick tableau/engine builder, more than that though it is a brain-tingling and rewarding game. Over the course of ten rounds, in which you’ll play a card each round, you will gradually build a mine/engine of greater complexity for greater and greater rewards.
Live from UK Games Expo 2023

Recorded live at UK  Games Expo 2023, the boys talk about what has already got their attention at the show and answer questions from the audiance. Warning: a wee F-bomb may have made its way into the episode... blame Sid.

Episode 130 - UK Games Expo 2023 Preview

The UK Games Expo 2023 is only a few days away and we are very excited! So listen along as we discuss the board games, tabletop miniatures games, RPGs, publishers and events that have got us giddy with anticipation.

For more details go to https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

We will be hosting The Polyhedron Collider Podcast - LIVE! in the NEC Piazza 4 (The Dice Room) on Saturday at 10am. 


Polyhedron Collider Episode 129 - Six Siege, Wayfarer's of the South Tigris, & Splendor Duel

If you’ve ever wondered which Harry Potter character is most like Andy then you really should listen to this episode. Also in this episode we discuss the Siege 6 Kickstarter Fees, Rory nearly quits recording after Steve and Andy review Wayfarers of the South Tigris and then Steve is almost press ganged into buying Splendor Duel. The mail bag is opened up and conventions, how to get started with a podcast and insta-buy designers and publishers.

Future Steve even joins us for some details about the upcoming live podcast recording at the UK Games Expo.

Phantom Ink Board GAme Review- Box Art

Phantom Ink isn't my usual type of game.  It's a party deduction game based on spelling.  So, I was pleasantly surprised when my first game ended to discover I had enjoyed myself enormously.  So we played again

And again.  

And again.

What I had thought to be a very light game that we would play for a bit and then move on to something else not only got stuck to the table, every table nearby was watching and listening to what we were playing.  As other games ended people drifted over to see "what all the fuss" was about.

I've been told to bring it along to the next game night too.
Episode 128 - Autobahn, Furnace, Pandemic Iberia and D&D Honor Among Thieves

Join the boys from the Collider as they discuss Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and optimal cinema seating considerations.

Andy and Rory recap their mammoth 11 hour gaming day which started with Autobahn from Alley Cat Games, the excellent little engine builder: Furnace from Arcane Wonders and then look back to 2016 and a great twist on Pandemic with Pandemic Iberia from Z Man Games.

Some great listen questions end the show followed by a shameless plug for the live Podcast recording during the  UK Games Expo.

Episode 127 - 10 Candles, Micromacro, and who road Pegasus?

Join the boys from the PHC for another bag of board gaming goodies. In this episode Rory plays in the dark in 10 Candles, Andy goes hunting for clues in MicroMacro: Crime City, and we have an argument about Pegasus. We also delve into the mail bag to discuss board  games taking up too much table space and can a board game replicate the feeling of an RPG?

Race to the Raft, Lost Ruins of Arnak and Woodcraft

Andy has been to Airecon, so not only has he got a truck full of board games to talk about, he's also got lots of dirty street food to discuss, including the lowdown on Race to the Raft, Heat and the new game from Dávid Turczi (aka Big Davey T). Andy then gives the rest of the crew a chance to talk as we discuss Lost Ruins of Arnak and Woodcraft.
Episode 125 - Thunderbirds Weather Machine Kingdom Death Monster

Back with a heavy portion of board gaming banter, the boys from the PHC talk about food poisoning, brush stealing kittens, Thunderbirds, Weather Machine and Kingdom Death Monster. We then reach into the overflowing mail bag to ponder what we would do with more time and are games getting to nice.

Its back to the regular format, and we kick things off with an in depth look into the D&D OGL debacle, before trying to work out what the hell is going on in Tiletum, and printing money in QE.

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 123 - The games we are looking forward to in 2023

It’s time to gaze into the crystal ball and consult the tarot deck we list the board games and tabletop roleplaying games that we are looking forward to playing in 2023. It is of course an eclectic mix of heavy eurogames, miniature laden dungeon crawls, and fantasy RPGs.

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 122 - The Best Games we Played in 2022

2022 has drawn to a close, so the boys from PHC size up their favourite games of the year, or at least their favourite games they've played this year, as all four podcasters can't seem to count.

In addition to the best of the best, we also look back at our biggest dissapointments, while Andy tries to award his insert of choice, but gets derailed in the process by Sid.

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