Episode 29 – Red Rising

In Episode 29 we provide our hot take review of Red Rising covering the mechanisms, the production, exciting moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game. We also discuss some drama around the Terraforming Mars: Big Box Kickstarter and question whether we should have held out for the Ares Expedition instead. 00:00 Introduction00:41Continue reading “Episode 29 – Red Rising”

Episode 28 – Beyond the Sun

In Episode 28 we provide our hot take review of Beyond the Sun covering the mechanisms, the production, exciting moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game. We also discuss some board games that we’ve been playing or are looking forward to including Jet Set, Whistle Stop, Red Rising, and CoraQuest:  00:00 Introduction00:45Continue reading “Episode 28 – Beyond the Sun”

Episode 26 – What Makes a Board Game Fun and Red Rising Interview

In Episode 26 we talk to Jamey Stegmaier and Alex Schmidt, the designers of Red Rising, about their new game, blending theme and mechanisms, intellectual property, foil cards and failed designs.  Tim, Adam, and Chris also talk about what makes games fun for us.  Each of us covers 4 characteristics that create fun in gamesContinue reading “Episode 26 – What Makes a Board Game Fun and Red Rising Interview”

Episode 25 – Trekking the World

In Episode 25 we provide our hot take review of Trekking the World covering the mechanisms, the production, exciting moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game. We also have a detailed conversation on the new mechanisms added in the latest expansion for Wingspan: Oceania.   We also discuss some things we’re lookingContinue reading “Episode 25 – Trekking the World”

Episode 24 – Godspeed

In Episode 24 we provide our hot take review of Godspeed covering the mechanisms, the production, exciting moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game.   We also discuss some things we’re looking forward to this week in the world of board games including Dune: Imperium, Ultimate Railroads, Canvas, and Beyond the Sun.Continue reading “Episode 24 – Godspeed”

Episode 23 – Curious Cargo and Star Realms

In Episode 23 we provide our hot take review on a couple of 2-player only games: Curious Cargo and Star Realms. We discuss the gameplay and mechanisms, the production, favorite moments in play, and our final thoughts. 00:00 Introduction01:05 Curious Cargo23:25 Star Realms Listen Here: https://anchor.fm/boardgamehottakes/episodes/Curious-Cargo-and-Star-Realms-epdpe2

Frosthaven Giveaway

We’re giving away a full pledge of Frosthaven including the metal coins, removable stickers, and solo scenario add-ons. Getting entries is easy: 1) Retweet our related Tweet or repost our related Facebook post2) Follow us on Twitter @BG_HotTakes 3) Follow us on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/boardgamehottakes4) Listen to our latest episode for a way to get 2Continue reading “Frosthaven Giveaway”

Episode 21 – Dwellings of Eldervale

In Episode 21 we provide our hot take review of Dwellings of Eldervale covering the mechanisms, the production, exciting moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game.   We also discuss some things we’re looking forward to this week in the world of board games including Anachrony, Pendulum, Parks: Nightfall Expansion, Fossilis, andContinue reading “Episode 21 – Dwellings of Eldervale”