AMoT Review -Castle Panic


“Hold your ground knights!” you bellow as you look upon the onslaught of trolls, goblins and orcs charging your way.  Walls crumble around you and the hordes of monsters seem unrelenting, barrelling in a chaotic charge to penetrate the castle.  Do you have what it takes to hold them back in this cooperative defend the castle gateway game?

Included is an audio grab from the TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender  (2005-2008) in case you want to end your board game night with a show.

Board Game Geek – Castle Panic

 

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AMoT Ramble – Board Game Characters We Would Want to Be


Occasionally when we play a game we  wonder what life would be like to be them. Sometimes that’s a fun experience, sometimes not so much.

Have a listen to characters we would want to be and characters we definitely don’t want to be in this episode of All Mana of Things.

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AMoT Review -Ticket to Ride


Even now and then you come across a game that can bridge the gap between an expert board gamer to a first time novice wanting to break into this exciting scene. We call these rare titles ‘gateway games’- offering strategic depth yet easy to teach mechanics and surface level entertainment.

Ticket to ride was my gateway game and made me the board game fanatic I am today (thank you Days of Wonder!).

Board Game Geek – Ticket to Ride

 

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AMoT Ramble – Best Thing about Board Games


When you consider listing your board game collection as a seperate ‘special item’ on your insurance I think it is fair to say that you have moved from the realm of a casual gamer to a board game fanatic. But what is it about board games that we love so much? Have a listen to hear what we think in this episode of All Mana of Things.

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AMoT Review – Lords of Waterdeep


Interested in worker placement games? Join us for this review of what we consider the quintessential worker placement game: Lords of Waterdeep.

Board Game Geek – Lords of Waterdeep

 

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AMoT Ramble – Best Travel Games


Ever been on a trip that didn’t quite go right? You probably could have used a better travel game to play. In this poadcast we talk about our top 4 travel games (that’s right 3 was just too hard) and the worst travel games to pack.

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AMoT Expansion – Colt Express – Horses & Stagecoach


In our first ever review episode we discussed the game Colt Express. Now we look at the the first expansion to this game: Horses & Stagecoach. In a plethora of firsts, join us for our first ‘expansion’ episode as we discuss if the expansion makes the game even better.

Included are a few audio grabs from movies and TV shows that match the western theme of the game in case you want to end your board game night with a show and need some ideas.

The audio grabs in this episode are from:

  • Night at the Museum (2006)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Back to the Future III (1990)
  • The Negotiator (1998)

Board Game Geek – Colt Express – Horses & Stagecoach

 

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AMoT Review – Unfair


Think you have what it takes to run a funfair? Dream of lavish casinos, jungle themed leisure rides and comfortable, air conditioned restaurants? Well don’t get too comfortable because drunken hooligans, city inspectors and industrial espionage will leave you thankful for even the smallest luxury left in operation in your park; such as toilets.

Included are a few audio grabs from movies in case you want to end your board game night with a show and need some ideas.

The audio grabs in this episode are from:

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)

Board Game Geek – Unfair

 

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AMoT Ramble – Board Game Items to Bring Into Real Life


Join us as we talk about items we’d like to have brought into real life from board games (1 bazillion dollars… yes please!!). We talk about our top 3 items and the worst item (boo! Stay away Mr Monopoly Man!).

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AMoT Review – Burgle Bros


You are part of an elite group of burglars that are recruited for an impossible task. Crack three safes and steal the contents then make your getaway via the roof without being caught by the security guards. Join us as we discuss this retro themed co-op game.

Included are a few audio grabs from movies that match the slick theme of this game in case you want to end your board game night with a show and need some ideas.

The audio grabs in this episode are from:

  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • Tower Hiest (2011)
  • The Incredibles (2004)

Board Game Geek – Burgle Bros

 

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