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December 23, 2019 @ 4:50 am

Ep 62: PAX Unplugged 2019

It's that magical time of the year when we go to PAX Unplugged and revel in beautiful wonderful games, both new and old! We talk about a lot of them here, and we barely cover half of what we saw. But don't worry, there's time to scrutinize Matt's odd perspectives on Magic drafting and bask in the gastronomical wonder that is barbacoa.

1:26 - Impressions of the convention
9:47 - Expo Hall adventures
10:19 - War Room
14:21 - Frosthaven
17:58 - Overbattle
21:29 - Sniper Elite
24:52 - KLASK
28:03 - Foodies
30:26 - Sabotage
37:57 - Namiji
39:39 - Detective Club
42:02 - For Sale
43:02 - Goat n Goat
46:49 - Crystal Palace
51:07 - Tokyo Highway
54:41 - Irish Gauge
55:40 - Flamme Rouge
56:24 - Stay Cool
57:48 - MtG drafting
1:05:40 - South Philly Barbacoa
1:07:51 - Final Impressions
1:10:01 - Weave! (almost forgot)

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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December 7, 2019 @ 11:32 pm

Ep 61: A Conversation With John Zilch About Clever Kids Mysteries And Family Games

I sit down with John Zilch, creator of the Clever Kids Mysteries series of puzzle games, to talk about how he creates puzzles for the family gaming experience. We also discuss family gaming in general, and how games can help us all learn and think more critically.

0:56 - Creating the Clever Kids Mysteries games
11:18 - Narrative in puzzle games
29:22 - Family gaming
42:44 - Obligatory sports tangent
48:42 - Using data and feedback to aid puzzle-making
53:48 - Designing puzzles for diverse thinkers  

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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