The Game Pit: Episode 70 - Spiel 2016 Treasure Hunt Part 1

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.

The Game Pit: Episode 69 - Picking Over the Bones

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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The Game Pit: Episode 68 - Picking Over the Bones

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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The Game Pit: Episode 67 - Dungeon Crawler Pit Fight

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.

We also feature your chance to win $50 and maybe $1000 in gift certificates from via the contest. Check out all the shows in the network for more chances to win the big prize.


The Game Pit: Episode 66 - Scythe and more….

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.
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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:

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The Game Pit: Episode 65 - Short Games with Mark Johnson

August 5th, 2016

This time around Sean is away on holiday and we are very lucky to have Mark Johnson join Ronan to discuss short games that have been Fails, Near Misses and Hits.

They mull over Colt Express, Hanabi, Augustus, Karuba, Las Vegas, Pandemic: The Cure, The Grizzled, Oh My Goods! and more...

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The Game Pit: Episode 64 - Automobiles and more….

July 5th, 2016
In this episode our main review is Automobiles from AEG, which divides opinion and we talk about games we have been playing of late (including Exploding Kittens and The Kings Abbey).

The boys also discuss two games Sean backed on Kickstarter and look at why one of them failed to fund.

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The Game Pit Podcast: Episode 63 - UK Games Expo 2016

June 13th, 2016

Sean and Ronan get together to bring you brief tasters of the games they played at UK Games Expo 2016 from Birmingham, UK.

They cover Imhotep, Ice Cool, Multiuniversum, Fight for Olympus, CVlizations, Ominoes, Ancient Terrible Things, Colony, Super Vampire, Dragon Valley, Garden of Bees, Games of Trains, Oligarchy, Legends Untold, Codinca, Mmm, Dragonwood, Santa's Bag and Dohdles.

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The Game Pit Podcast: Episode 62 - LobSterCon XI Roundtable

May 5th, 2016

Sean and Ronan are joined by many, many LobSters as we get together by the sea and discuss the games we have played at LobSterCon XI.

With us are Dean, Michael, Bonnie Kate, Lloyd, Full On, Rachel, Adam, Natalie, Paul and Chris.

We discuss many, many games including; Star Wars: Rebellion, Grand Austria Hotel, Quadropolis, Zombie Tower 3D, Animals on Board, World's Fair, T.I.M.E. Stories, The Pursuit of Happiness and more...

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The Game Pit Podcast: Episode 61 - 2016 Treasure Hunt Part 1

April 19th, 2016

In this episode Sean and Ronan consult the tea leaves, scry the crystal ball and take their best guesses as to which upcoming 2016 releases will be Treasures and which will be Traps.

Featured this time are; Star Trek: Ascendancy, Beyond Baker Street, Legendary: Firefly, Broken Legions, First Martians, Colony, Bunny Kingdom, Monster Buffet, Cry Havoc, Oktoberfest, 7 Ronin, Smugglers, Worlds Monuments and Terraforming Mars.

Sean and Ronan will be gaming for four days at LobSterCon XI. Head to for details if you want to come along.

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