Episode 66 – If You Like Carcassonne, Try…

This week, Anthony, Chris, Daniel and Drew take a look at one of the most iconic games in modern hobby board gaming – Carcassonne – and all the awesome games you can play that build on the meeple-full tile laying game. That’s right, our “if you like…” feature is back and this time we’re bringing 9 games that are a great fit for anyone who wants to know what’s next. Here’s what else you’ll hear:

Shout it from the Tabletop

Drew brings the news with stories about Cards Against Humanity and their creative (but possibly flawed) island-giveaway campaign, a heinous board-game related crime in London, and a hilarious article from the New Yorker about board gaming. Hear what has Drew on the table on this week’s episode.

Acquisition Disorder Corner

Anthony is back and he’s got more Imperial Assault acquisition disorders to share! Learn what new expansions are just around the corner and how a questionable design decision for the newest expansion has him scratching his head. Daniel also talks about an awesome new Kickstarter campaign for Battle Bards, an auditory experience for tabletop RPGs that will change how you DM your next game.

At the Table

Chris shares a few of his recent favorites including SpyFall, Battle Merchants, Tumbling-Dice and the Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Learn which games are worth another play and which are better off dodged in the future.

If You Like Carcassonne, Try…

Last but not least, it’s this week’s big feature. This time around, we’re looking at 9 games that will scratch the itch Carcassonne has been scratching for so many years. Anthony looks at three games that really master the civilization building components in a medium weight package, Drew talks about three of his favorite area control games, and Chris shares three tile laying games that capture the feel of Carcassonne and then some.

If you are looking for what comes next, check out these 9 games for your next gaming session.

Listen to Episode 66:

02:48 – Shout it from the Tabletop!
7:33 – Acquisition Disorder Corner
18:04 – At the Table
30:40 – Feature: If You Like Carcassonne , Try…

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  • Anthony lives and plays games in Philadelphia, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two-player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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