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We are a podcast About Board games, Card games, & any other form of tabletop gaming! Join Roy, Matt, And Robert On our amazing podcasting adventure with tons of table top gaming! each week will will tackle another gaming topic and talk about game we are currently streaming and playing! we stream the podcast live on Tuesdays at 9pm EST and we play live board games on fridays 6-10pm EST check us out on twitter and instagram @epicgamingnight
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Sep 15, 2016

This week Roy Mat & Rob talk all about being a betrayer! and about ffg and GW spliting ways.



  • Tiny epic galaxies: Beyond the Black on Kickstarter
  • Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop part ways
  • Draft Mechanic Tabletop Boardgame Draft League

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Star Trek: Ascendancy
  • (Rob) Mansions of Madness 2nd edition
  • (Matt) Junk Art, Champions of Midgard, Luchador!

Topic: Becoming the Betrayer

  • What are some games that let you become a traitor?
    • Dead of Winter
    • Dark Moon
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Mansions of Madness 2nd edition
    • Secret Hitler
    • Spyfall
    • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

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Sep 8, 2016

We talk to Colby Dauch the mastermind behind plaid hat games!

we get some insights on how PHG started, what drives the team to make games, & whats coming from Plaid Hat!


Games talked about during the podcast

  • Summoner Wars
  • Dead of Winter
  • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  • Mice and Mystics
  • Seafall
  • X-Wing
  • Spector Ops
  • Dead of Winter: The Long Night
  • Codenames
  • Mysterium

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Sep 2, 2016

We talk Dudes on a map games!



  • D&D Rock paper wizard - Wizkids

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) London Dread
  • (Rob) Mitten, Quartz
  • (Matt) Cry Havoc

Topic: Dudes on a map

  • What are a few games that you think fit into this genre?
    • Blood Rage
    • Axis and Allies
    • Risk
    • Cry Havoc
    • Rex
    • Twilight Imperium
    • War of the Ring
    • Level 7: Omega Protocol
    • Game of Thrones
  • What is your favorite dudes on a map game?
    • (Roy) Twilight Imperium
    • (Rob) Risk Legacy
    • (Matt) Blood Rage

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Aug 25, 2016


This week we talk about games we no longer play! and our play of Mansions of Madness!



  • Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
  • One Night Ultimate Alien
  • Seven Wonders Duel: Pantheon
  • Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Eons
  • Letters to White Chapel: Dear Boss
  • Analog Gamer facebook page takes orders now!

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Marvel Legendary: Civil War
  • (Rob) Mansions of Madness
  • (Matt) Junk Art

Topic: Games we quit playing

  • Are there tabletop games that you used to play a ton but no longer play?
    • Axis and Allies
    • Random assorted ccg’s and lcg’s
    • Android: Netrunner
    • Wiz-War
    • BSG
  • Is there a tabletop game that used to play a lot in your past that you wish you could still play?
    • Dune
    • Trouble (lol)
    • Cash and Guns
  • Is there a board game that you have played and are now are directly opposed to playing and hope you never have to play again?
    • Killer Bunnies
    • Dominion
    • Glory to Rome
    • Fluxx
    • Munchkin
  • If there was one game from your past that you could play again at game night what would you want to play?
    • BSG
    • Eclipse
    • Tales of Arabian Nights

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Aug 18, 2016

We continue talking about games we played at gencon! Blitz part 2!


We have new stacks of games to play so make sure to check back soon as we talk about our playthroughs of other awesome games! Cry havoc, mansions of madness second edition, & the others!


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Aug 18, 2016

This week we talk about all the new games we played at Gencon!


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Aug 11, 2016

This week Roy and Matt talk about all the news out of Gencon!



  • Arkham Horror LCG
  • Rising Sun
  • Star Wars Destiny
  • Specter ops app
  • Doom
  • Rune wars miniatures game
  • Dead of Winter flick em’ up and Warring Colonies!
  • Imperial Assault app in 2017

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy)
    • Captain Sonar
  • (Matt)
    • 7 Ronin

Topic: Post GenCon

  • What was the game of the con for you?
    • (Matt)
      • Go Cuckoo! (Winner)
      • Junk Art (Runner-up)
    • (Roy)
      • Captain Sonar (Winner)
      • 7 Ronin (Runner-up)
  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi to us!!

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Jul 28, 2016

This week we talk about Gencon 2016 with our friend Brandon from analog gamer! we also talk Asmodee acquiring F2Z!



  • Asmodee to acquire F2Z 😱
  • Contest Winner!!!! Congratulations to wmburke81
  • Meridae games event 7/4 9-12pm @ Colts Grille

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Piratoons
  • (Rob) Wiz-War, Dead Last
  • (Brandon) Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  • (Matt) You get Nothing!

Topic: GenCon 2016

  • What game coming out at gencon are you most looking forward to?
    • (Roy) Cry Havoc, Mystic Veil, War of the Ring: Warriors of Middle Earth
    • (Rob) Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Last Friday, Star Trek Ascendancy, Harry Potter and the Battle of Hogwarts
    • (Brandon) Codenames: Pictures, Junk Art, Captain Sonar
    • (Matt) Junk Art, Chronicles 1: Origins, The Last Friday
  • What game do you really want to demo?
    • (Roy) Tiny Epic Quest, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
    • (Rob) The Others, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
    • (Brandon) Millennium Blades
    • (Matt) Chronicles 1: Origins
  • Any awesome events that you have planned to attend?
    • (Roy) Grey Fox Booth
    • (Rob) Ashes Tournament
    • (Brandon) Dice Tower Live
    • (Matt) Nope!

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Jul 21, 2016

This week we talk all about why we like board games! and a few awesome games we have been playing! Scythe & Rebellion



  • Spiel Des Jahres!
    • Code names
    • Isle of Sky

What we have been playing?

  • (Roy) Scythe
  • (Rob) Star Wars Rebellion
  • (Matt) Scythe

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Jul 14, 2016

This week on the podcast we talk Set Collection games, Pokemon Go, Forbidden Stars, & Stronghold! and do we have any kind of personal Collections?


What we have been playing?

  • Pokemon Go, Forbbiden Stars, Stronghold 2nd Ed

Topic: Set Collection games! And Collections?

  • What are a few games that use the set collection mechanic?
    • Hanabi
    • Sheriff of Nottingham
    • CV
    • Lords of Waterdeep
    • Sushi Go
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Splendor
  • What is your favorite game with set collection?
    • (Rob) Legendary
    • (Roy) Shadows over Camelot
    • (Matt) ? Sheriff of Nottingham ?
  • Do you have any kind of personal collection?
    • (Matt) Nerdy Posters and Shirts?
    • (Roy) Board Games
    • (Rob) Risk

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Jul 7, 2016

This week we talk about the cult of the new! are you all about the hot new games? are there some older games you should take a look at? and we played CV.

Jun 30, 2016

This week we take questions from Listeners! And talk about our play of Zombicide Black Plague!



What we have been playing?

  • (All) Zombicide: Black Plague , Summoner Wars


  • Jpeevo73: How can I find other gamers in my community??
    • Friendly Local Game Store
  • Peterobeirne: What are some good games for my five and a half year old?
    • Rhino Hero
    • Most Haba games
    • Animal upon animal
    • King of Tokyo
    • Flick em’ up
    • Terror in Meeple City (Rampage)
    • Run a D&D campaign
  • Peterobeirne: What are your go-to "gateway games" to introduce new players to board gaming?
    • Most any co-op game
    • Codenames
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Shadows over Camelot
    • Dark Moon
    • Resistance
  • Mr_Rob: What's the difficulty in learning war of the ring or star wars rebellion or the space battle star wars game?
    • Have patience and prepare to lose
    • Take your time learning and watch videos online
  • peterobeirn: What are some really fun but also budget friendly games?
    • Codenames
    • Rhino Hero
    • Any Tiny Epic Games
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Spyfall
  • Dadmostlyloses: When a gamer says "show me a game I have never seen?" What's your go to game?
    • Axis of Villains
  • Peterobeirne: Strong thematic games or brilliant mechanic games?
    • Both
  • Peterobeirne: What was the first game that you played that brought you into this amazing world of tabletop games?
    • BSG
    • Game of Thrones
    • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Peterobeirne: Where do you get great game shelves?
    • Ikea
    • Or use Physics to your advantage
  • Firestorm5672: What are good RPG solo board games? And also good solo board games in general?
    • Legendary
    • Xia (Solo campaign from Embers from a Forsaken Star)
    • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
    • Descent
    • Zombicide
    • Lord of the Rings Living Card Game
  • Jozex.kyo: What do you think about Pirate's Cove of Days of Wonder and the presence of pirate games in general on boardgames?
    • Pirate games are cool
  • Jotajotavargas: Who would win in a fight: Superman or Goku?
    • Superman
  • Cliffny: What are your favorite deck building games and which would be your favorite cards in those games?
    • Marvel: Legendary- Thanos
    • Marvel: Legendary- Kuurth: Breaker of Stone
    • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn: Brennen
  • Ajniggles: What theme do you want to see in a game that you haven't seen or haven't seen done well?
    • The Matrix
    • Full Metal Alchemist
    • The Massive
  • Ajniggles: What game do you love to play but none of your game group likes it?
    • Couldn’t think of any
  • Enginerding: What are some of your favorite games to play with two players that also have higher player counts?
    • Specter Ops
    • Legendary
    • Rhino Hero
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Wiz-War
    • Race for the Galaxy

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Jun 23, 2016

We talk to Lea Culliton from Haba USA about all there games & Gaming with Kids!


  • What is Haba Games and can you tell us a little bit about how it got started?
    • The game branch of the Habaermaaß company.
  • Can you tell us about a few of the games that Haba makes?
    • Dancing Eggs
    • Animal upon Animal
    • Magic Feathers
    • Karuba
    • Rhino Hero
    • Go Away Monster
    • Orchard
    • And many, many more...
  • Our listeners have children in a huge variety of ages. Do you think it's important to game with your kids?
    • Yes, it’s so important.
    • They learn so many skills for interacting with anyone and so many other things.
  • Do you have any tips for playing games with children?
    • They want to do what you’re doing so find games that are easy to understand that you like and play with them.
  • What do you think is the best first game for kids to learn?
    • My very first Orchard
    • My very first games: Hungry as a Bear
    • Bubble Bath Bunny
  • Haba also makes games more geared towards gamers. Can you tell us a little more about that line of games?
    • 3 new games being previewed at Gen-Con
    • Just started last year with Karuba launching
  • Karuba was nominated for the spiel des jahres! Has that brought lot more buzz & sales for the game?
    • It was already selling very well before the nomination
  • Rhino hero is one of our favorite games. (it's kind of a thing with our podcast and listeners) It's basically the perfect filler game. Can you tell us about how well that game has done in the US market?
    • It sold out in the US market currently
    • The number 1 in the market currently
  • Is there any chances for giant rhino hero ever hitting the US? Or expansion?
    • A new version is in the works and will probably come out next year.
    • Giant Rhino Hero might not happen. (EGN recommends sending a petition or email to the Consumer Product Safety Commission [lol jk])
  • What is your personal favorite tabletop game?
    • Card games
      • Dirty Clubs
      • Cribbage
      • And many others...
  • Is there anything else coming up at Haba you like to talk about or promote?
    • Heroes of Cascaria (Age +6)
    • Rocks (Age +7)
    • Splish Splash Catapult
    • Dragon Rapid Fire
    • Fire, Fire, Firefighters
    • Princess Mina
    • Magic Feathers
    • Go Cuckoo!

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Jun 16, 2016

This week we talk about Your Favorite Games and what we have been playing!


  • News:
  • What we've been playing!
    • (Roy) Eldritch Horror
    • (Rob) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
    • (Matt) Karuba
  • We talk about our favorite games all the time but what is it that makes it your favorite game?
    • (Roy) Twilight Imperium 3
    • (Rob) Game of Thrones
    • (Matt) Blood Rage
  • Are there specific mechanics that you lean towards or are your favorite?
    • (Roy) Combat, buying units, negotiation
    • (Rob) Social interaction, dice rollin’
    • (Matt) Card Drafting, interpersonal interaction, themed mechanics
  • Let's look at ours listeners favorite games for trends.
    • Dead of Winter (2)
    • Betrayal at House on the Hill (2)
    • Viticulture (2)
    • Werewolf
    • Robinson Crusoe
    • Pandemic (5)
    • Blood rage
    • Codenames (2)
    • Lords of Waterdeep (2)
    • Ashes (2)
    • Concordia
    • Scoville
    • Settlers of Catan
    • Terra Mystica
    • Orleans (2)
    • Tzolk'in
    • Stone Age (2)
    • Puerto Rico
    • Axis & Allies
    • Above and Below
    • Five Tribes
    • Legendary: Marvel (3)
    • Chaos in the Old World
    • Pandemic Legacy (2)
    • Carcassonne (2)
    • Sheriff of Nottingham
    • Cosmic Encounter
    • Twilight Imperium (2)
    • Roll For The Galaxy
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • Resistance: Avalon
    • Agricola
    • Xia
    • Bruges
    • Defenders of the Realm
    • Tiny Epic Galaxies (2)
    • Lords of Vegas
    • Formula D
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Dixit
    • Black Fleet
    • Coup
    • Mage Knight
    • Small World
    • Gold West
    • Super Dungeon Explore
    • Evolution
    • Dark Moon
    • Omnirim
    • 7 Wonders
    • Galaxy Trucker
    • Bottom of the 9th
    • Star Realms


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Jun 9, 2016

We talk to Cody & Ira all about Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star.


  • Introduction:
    • Introduce Cody and Ira!
  • What is Xia?
    • A sandbox style space adventure.
  • Tell us about the expansion embers of a forsaken in star!
    • Adds tons of new content including:

Economy Board to balance shorter trade routes

New ships to buy

New Modules and ship parts

Single Player Mode

Campaign Mode

New hazards and tiles

Events that affect the game board as well as the players

  • What concepts did you have for this expansion? Lore and story?
    • Xia collides with another system (Nyr) and the remnants of that system are now intertwined with one another.
  • What are some of the main things the expansion done to help with gameplay and balance?
    • The Economy Board
    • 1,000 extra starting credits
    • Exploration tokens changed to be more balanced
    • Tried to make the game play faster
    • Balanced a couple of tier 3 ships
    • Tweak some rules surrounding missions
    • Very small general rules tweaks
  • Ira can you tell us about the solo game play and how that works?
    • Solo game functions as a regular game of Xia just without anyone else.
    • The campaign mode uses missions that have to be completed. So each game you play you need complete one of the missions. As you win or lose you progress onward in order to win the game.
  • Solo gaming seems to be on the rise! (The solo guild on BGG is the 3ed biggest guild?) is that what made you team up to bring it to Xia?
    • Ira wanted a way in to help work on the game!
  • What are some of the struggles that come when developing an expansion for an already existing game?
    • Trying to add things without changing the core feel of the game.
    • Trying not to add too many thing so that newer players don’t feel overwhelmed with too many rules.
  • How did it feel to fund in a hour and a half!?
    • Awesome and crazy and such a relief.
  • Is there anything else you would like to talk about or promote?
    • @Faroffgames on twitter


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