October 14th, 2016
With Ronan lamenting at home, Sean and Natalie make a daring raid on Essen Spiel 2016 and in this episode they quickly run through their first day.
We have some news from the publishers display area with some games to keep your eyes open for and we have three mini reviews on the games we played on the first day. These are Lorenzo il Magnifico, Fabled Fruit and Zauberei hoch drei (Wizardry to the Power of Three).
Finally Sean and Natalie give their big wish and name the game that they will hunt down first at Spiel.
**Episode recorded in an Essen hotel room so please forgive any reduction on sound quality**
October 12th, 2016
On the eve of the big fair we present our final dozen previews of releases expected this week and decide whether we believe that they are Treasures or Traps.
Covered this time are; Eight Epics, Agamemnon, Barcelona: The Rose of Fire, Black Spy, Far East War 1592, Dream Home, Kepler 3042, Rhodes, Chromosome, The Daedalus Sentence, Meduris and Dragon & Flagon.
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October 10th, 2016
In our penultimate round of Essen previews Sean and Ronan again give their opinions on which of a dozen upcoming releases will be Treasures and which will be Traps.
This time we analyse; La Granja: No Siesta, The Last Friday, Sola Fide, Codenames: Pictures, 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon, Railroad Revolution, A Feast for Odin, Captains of the Golden Age, Nautilion, Warquest, Argo and Airlines.
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October 5th, 2016
Back for more predictions on what will be the hits and misses at Essen Spiel 2016 are Sean, Ronan and a dozen games forced through the crystal ball. Some will be deemed Treasures and some will be consigned to the dungeon as Traps.
This time up are; Flamme Rouge, Oceanos, The Colonists, Key to the City - London, Cyclades: Monuments, JORVIK, Inis, The Oracle of Delphi, HOP!, Small World: River World, Junk Art and Emojito.
September 30th, 2016
Ronan is joined by Stephen Buonocore to give a publisher's insight into Spiel. Stephen discusses how it has played a major role in the growth and development of Stronghold Games including how he forges international partnerships, seeks out new games and tries to create the perfect booth experience.
We also chat about all eight of the games debuting for Stronghold games at Spiel this year as well as touching on many other titles.
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September 28th, 2016
It is time to preview twelve upcoming releases scheduled to hit our tables from Spiel 2016 at Essen.
Using detective skills, rulebook pondering and an unhealthy amount of speculation Sean and Ronan will decide between them whether they think these games are Treasures fit to grace the tables of Kings or Traps set to waste the luggage space of the unwary. Join the fun.
This time we weigh up Lorenzo il Magnifico, Of Dreams & Shadows, Adrenaline, Vikings on Board, Armageddon, Legendary Inventors, Pandemic the Cure: Experimental Medications, Age of Thieves, Great Western Trail, The Arrival, When I Dream and London Dread.
September 23rd, 2016
Sean and Ronan had time to squeeze out one more episode before Spiel madness takes over The Pit. We could not go on before picking apart the surprise release of the summer, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition.
Also featured are Hit Z Road, The Networks, Let Them Eat Cake, Ticket to Ride: UK Map, DVONN and Sapiens.
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September 14th, 2016
Back to pick the bones of seven more board games this week are Sean and Ronan.
The main review is of Tyrants of the Underdark plus they share their thoughts on Thief's Market, Elfenland, Il Vecchio, The Shadow Over Westminster, Project E.L.I.T.E. and Signorie.
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August 27th, 2016
This time around we return to our most ruthless format. Four games enter but only one game will leave as the Co-Operative Dungeon Crawler Champion of The Game Pit.
Our four contestants are Descent 2.0: Road to Legend, The Legends of Andor, The Wrath of Ashardalon and Zombicide: Black Plague.
Sean and Ronan discuss each of the titles over a range of categories and then rank the games from 4 to 1. In the end the highest rated game over both lists walks away victorious.
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August 21st, 2016
One of the biggest releases of the year, Scythe forms the main review in this episode as the Pit returns to it's regular format.
Ronan and Sean (back from his travels) are joined from what sounds like his toilet by our old favourite, Steve.
In the first part, the three discuss games they have been playing or are excited about for one reason or another and these include The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and Ghost Stories.
The main review of Scythe is in part 2 but before that we begin our Dice Tower competition to win $50 to spend at Cool Stuff Inc. Our winner will then go into another draw to win $1000 to again spend at Cool Stuff Inc. Once you hear the question, email your answers to: email@example.com
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