In a special solo episode, Cody discusses his favorite games from Gen Con 2018 and offers some buying recommendations if you’re looking for the latest and greatest in strategy board games. Plus, learn a little about the role-playing game worlds of Starfinder, Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires, and Savage Worlds.

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Cody and Jon recap their favorite board games of “Martin Con” 2018, the annual Memorial Day Weekend board game gathering hosted at Jon’s house in Minnesota.

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Cody and Jon discuss the game mechanics in Sid Meier’s Civilization V through the lens of board games, and then talk about grinding in JRPGs, particularly Jon’s experience with the Final Fantasy V Four Job…

Jon and Cody discuss Let’s Play videos, particularly of Chrono Cross and Breath of Fire 3, and Jon continues his love affair with Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft. Plus: board games! Click here to download this episode…

Cody talks about his binging on Civilization V: Gods and Kings (Steam) for 27 hours over Labor Day weekend, and he and Jon discuss how Civilization is basically just one huge board game. Plus, hear…