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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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Dec 1, 2016

This week Roy Mat and Rob talk all about long games, What can make play time faster, and how to get them to the table!

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) War of the Ring
  • (Rob) Dead of Winter: Long Night
  • (Matt) Nothing

Topic: Long Games

  • Name a few Long games?
    • War of the Ring
    • Axis and Allies
    • Risk Legacy
    • Level 7: Omega Protocol
    • Rex
    • Twilight Imperium 3
    • Eclipse
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Descent
  • What game would you recommend our listeners play before writing it off as being too long?
    • Xia
    • All of them
  • Other games mentioned during the podcast
    • Hit Z Road
    • Happy Salmon

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Nov 24, 2016

This week we talk Hype in board gaming. do you fall for the hype or has hype turned you off to a game? we also talk Arkham Horror LCG & Marvel Deadpool


  • MACE!
  • D&D in the toy hall of fame.
  • Dice tower reviews!

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Arkham Horror LCG
  • (Rob) Descent
  • (Matt) Pandemic Legacy

Topic: Hype!

  • Is there a game that you think was overhyped and let you down?
    • Last Friday
    • Castle Panic
    • Secret Hitler*
  • What's one game that you think deserves more hype!
    • Secret Hitler*
    • Spector Ops
    • Star Wars Rebellion
    • Wiz-War
    • Xia
    • Junk Art
    • Go Cuckoo
  • Other games discussed
    • Bloodborne
    • Blood Rage
    • Dead of Winter
    • 5 Minute Dungeon

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Nov 14, 2016

We recorded live at Mace 2016 with our friends Rolling Dice & Taking Names, Tantrum House, And Draft Mechanic!


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Nov 10, 2016

This week we talk about boar game Expansions! what we like and don't like! and Roy Brakes Rob!



  • Tiny epic quest
  • 5-minute dungeon
  • Mega man pixel tactics
  • Marvel Legendary Noir
  • C&A

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Mansions of Madness, Mechs and Minions
  • (Rob) Descent
  • (Matt) Dixit

Topic: Expansions!

  • Are there any expansions that you think fixed issues with the game?
    • Zombiecide Series, Xia, Twilight Imperium
  • Are there any expansions that you are disappointed with?
    • Game of Thrones Board Game
  • Are there any companies that do expansions really well?
    • Fantasy Flight Games
  • Is there a board game you would love to see an expansion for or one that really needs it?
    • Game of Thrones, Spector Ops, Forbidden Stars, Blood Rage, Star Wars Rebellion,
  • What is your favorite board game expansion?
    • (Rob) Battlelore Game of Thrones: Baratheon
    • (Roy) Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star
    • (Matt) One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

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Nov 3, 2016

This week Roy and Rob have ther wives Heather and Marlo come on the show to talk about Being the wife of a board gamer, what games they like and how they put up with us!

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Oct 27, 2016

This week we talk what we have been playing Mechs Vs Minions, Battle of the Five Armies, & Mysterium! And answer a bunch of crazy questions!


What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Mechs vs Minions
  • (Rob) Battle of the Five Armies
  • (Matt) Mysterium, Pandemic Legacy, Codenames: Pictures

Topic: This is Us

  • If you were a board game what game would you be?
    • (Roy) Legendary
    • (Rob) Junk Art
    • (Matt) Pandemic Legacy
  • If you had to Pick board games to describe your relationship with the other co-hosts what game would you pick?
    • (Roy)
      • Rob - Twilight Imperium 3
      • Matt - Rhino Hero
    • (Rob)
      • Matt - Telestrations
      • Roy - Codenames
    • (Matt)
      • Roy - T.I.M.E Stories
      • Rob - Junk Art
  • What are some of your favorites!?
    • Movie
      • (Roy) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
      • (Rob) Step Brothers, Braveheart, Meet Joe Black
      • (Matt) Moonrise Kingdom
    • Tv show
      • (Roy) X-Files, Naruto
      • (Rob) Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, The Flash
      • (Matt) Black Mirror, Cowboy Bebop
    • Book
      • (Roy) Lord of the Rings, Lovecraft books
      • (Rob) Twilight Series, Harry Potter Series, Hunger Games
      • (Matt) Transmetropolitan, Tokyo Ghost, Saga
    • Music
      • (Roy) MXPX, Pop Punk, Hardcore
      • (Rob) Classical, Movie Scores, Alternative
      • (Matt) Folk, Techno, Chiptune, anything
    • Video game
      • (Roy) Link to the Past
      • (Rob) Skyrim
      • (Matt) Sonic 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,
  • What title game Best describes your relationship with your significant other? Matt!?!
    • (Roy) Mechs vs Minions
    • (Rob) Run, Fight, or Die; Tail Feathers
    • (Matt) Crippling loneliness
  • What is something the other co-host don't know about you?
    • (Roy) Into Mountain Biking
    • (Rob) One of 6 kids
    • (Matt) Traveled to 46 of the 50 states
  • If you could pick any profession what would you do?
    • (Roy) Boardgame Media/ Run a boardgame store
    • (Rob) Entertainment industry
    • (Matt) No idea/ baking, distilling, brewing, architecting
  • If you could pick a boardgame to live inside of which game would you pick?
    • (Roy)
    • (Rob) Queen's Gambit, War of the Ring
    • (Matt) Blood Rage
  • What is one game that you would never play again?
    • (Roy) Flux, Munchkin
    • (Rob) Glory of Rome
    • (Matt) Killer Bunnies
  • If you had to chose a game to play with death to save your life what game would you pick?
    • (Roy) Blood Rage, Rhino Hero
    • (Rob) Mansions of Madness 1st Ed. , Go Cuckoo
    • (Matt) A Coin Flip
  • Jbenz32 asks: Who would win in a fight Cthulhu or Indiana Jones?
    • (Roy) Cthulhu
    • (Rob) Indiana Jones
    • (Matt) Cthulhu
  • Tabletopcrag asks: What are your non-boardgaming hobbies?
    • (Roy) Parenting
    • (Rob) Church, Local community stuff, Writing, Movies, Family
    • (Matt) Baking, Beer, Movies, Being alone

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Oct 20, 2016

This week we talk about our top 10 board games and why we love them!!


Honorable Mentions:

  • Rhino Hero x2
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Splendor
  • Level 7: Omega Protocol
  • Cosmic Encounter

Roy’s Top 10

  1. Twilight Imperium 3
  2. Xia: Legends of a Drift System
  3. War of the Ring
  4. T.I.M.E Stories
  5. Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
  6. Marvel: Legendary
  7. Spector Ops
  8. Battlelore
  9. Rex/ Dune
  10. Blood Rage

Rob’s Top 10

  1. Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Dead of Winter
  4. Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  5. Spector Ops
  6. Codenames
  7. Zombiecide Series
  8. Junk Art
  9. Axis and Allies Series
  10. Risk Series

Matt’s Top 10

  1. Blood Rage
  2. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  3. Junk Art
  4. Spector Ops
  5. Secret Hitler
  6. Xia: Legends of a Drift System
  7. Dead of Winter
  8. Codenames
  9. Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
  10. Marvel: Legendary

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Oct 13, 2016

This week we talk to Brian Beyke about board games, customer service and Coffee!


What we have been playing!?

  • (Brian) Jungle Speed
  • (Roy) Karuba, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Champions of Midgard, Race for the Galaxy
  • (Rob) Unicorn Glitterluck
  • (Matt) Pandemic Legacy

Topic: Brew the best

  • What is your favorite tabletop game?
    • Summoner Wars
  • Games talked about during the podcast
    • Summoner Wars
    • Vassal
    • Zertz
    • Zendo
    • Seafall
    • Caravans
    • Junk Art
    • Imhotep
    • Ashes: Rise of the Phoniexborn
  • Coffee talked about during the podcast
    • Ethiopian Kayon Mountain
    • Inkwell House Blend
    • Guatemala San Pedro
    • Esmeralda/Gesha
    • Kopi Luwak

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Oct 6, 2016

We have the Legend Mark Streed from Board Game corner on the podcast to talk bout thematic experience games!


What we have been playing!?

  • (Mark) Mansions of Madness, Inis, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, and many more.
  • (Roy, Mat, & Rob) Battlestar Galactica

Topic: Games that create a thematic experience!

  • What are a few games that create a thematic experience?
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Mansions of Madness
    • Star Trek Ascendancy
    • Star Trek Panic
    • Xia: Legends of a Drift System
    • Tales of Arabian Nights
    • Dead of Winter
    • XCOM
  • What part of a game really enhances the theme for you?
    • Components
    • Story
    • Reading sections to define theme
    • Art
  • Is there anything that ruins the theme or experience for you with some games?
    • People
    • Components
    • Crazy game mechanics
  • Is there anything you do for your games to enhance the experience? (Painting? Playing Music? Upgrading components?)
  • What is the best experience you've ever had board gaming?
    • (Rob) Lion Bear Squid alliance, Dead of Winter betrayal
    • (Mark) Messing with Ignacy Trzewiczek live at BGGcon
    • (Roy) Public execution in TI3
    • (Matt) Playing Secret Hitler and making Emerson Matsuuchi yell
  • Mark can you tell us about the new board game corner awards program?
    • Cornerstone Collection: Games you must own
    • Corner Certified: Gaming Excellence in all things
  • Are there any notable games that have gotten the award?
    • Element - Rather Dashing Games
    • Zombicide Black Plague - Cool Mini or Not
    • XIA: Legends of a Drift System - Far Off Games
    • Star Trek Panic - Fireside Games and USAopoly

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Sep 29, 2016

We interview Dan King about board game Reviews and talk about what we have been playing!



What have we been playing?

  • (Dan) The Ravens of Sahashri
  • (Roy) Mystic Vale
  • (Rob) Moving into new house/ Descent
  • (Matt) Pandemic Legacy Rulebook :D

Dan King’s Favorite game

  • Time Stories

Games talked about during the interview

  • Scythe
  • Dominion
  • Clank!
  • Oceanos
  • Time Stories

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Sep 22, 2016


This week the guys talk about what makes a game good? and talk about afew games we have been playing! Inis, The Others, & Happy Salmon!



  • Mechs VS Minions

What we have been playing!?

  • (Roy) Inis
  • (Rob) The Others
  • (Matt) Sheriff of Nottingham, Happy Salmon

Topic: What makes a game good?

  • Name one good game that you don't think gets enough love and people should play more.
    • (Roy) Galaxy Trucker
    • (Rob) Zombicide
    • (Matt) Spector Ops, Xia
  • Games we talked about
    • Spyfall
    • Pandemic: Legacy
    • Rhino Hero
    • Go Cucukoo
    • Junk Art
    • Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Mice and Mystics
    • Tales of Arabian Nights
    • Monopoly :D
    • Dominion
    • And many more I forgot to type...

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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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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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