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House Rules 76: Interview with the Designers of Kingdom

House Rules 76: Interview with the Designers of Kingdom

Casey Willett and Aaron Young join the podcast to discuss their first design: Kingdom. Kingdom is a two player game featuring the struggle between Angels and Demons. more »

House Rules 75: Discussing Argent the Consortium

House Rules 75: Discussing Argent the Consortium

This week, we discuss the red hot Kickstarter game, Argent the Consortium. more »

House Rules 74: Board Game Gift Guide

House Rules 74: Board Game Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to discuss what games might be right for that special gamer in your life. more »

House Rules 73: Talking X-Wing Miniatures

House Rules 73: Talking X-Wing Miniatures

X Wing Miniatures has been moving full steam ahead and gaining popularity. Check out our discussion of what makes this particular minis game so interesting. more »

House Rules 72: Interview with John Teasedale on Stranger Danger

House Rules 72: Interview with John Teasedale on Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger on Kickstarter is about going up to random folks and getting them to do things for you. more »

House Rules 71: How to Start Painting

House Rules 71: How to Start Painting

Ever want to paint your board game miniatures? A little apprehensive about putting brush to mini? Check out this primer (get it?) on how to get started making decent painted minis. more »

House Rules 70: Why Solo Mage Knight Works for Me

House Rules 70: Why Solo Mage Knight Works for Me

I'm not a fan of solo gaming, but I've finally found one that I like: Mage Knight. So why this one? more »

House Rules 69: Interview with Jeremy Burnham

House Rules 69: Interview with Jeremy Burnham

This week we have Jeremy Burnham on the show to discuss Stack and Attack. See what makes this deck builder innovative and how it came to be. more »

House Rules 68: Talking Power Bot Dice with Designer John White

House Rules 68: Talking Power Bot Dice with Designer John White

Who doesn't like battling robots? Powerbot Dice is a thirty minute combat game where players upgrade and power their bots before shooting opponents in the face. more »

House Rules 67: Interview with Legendary Designer Vlaada Chvatil

House Rules 67: Interview with Legendary Designer Vlaada Chvatil

While at Strategicon, I was able to sit down with legendary designer Vlaada Chvatil. We talk about his newest game, Tash Kalar as well as older favorites, potential expansions, and his design process in general. more »

House Rules 66: Talking Warfields with Chris Green

House Rules 66: Talking Warfields with Chris Green

Warfields is coming to Kickstarter and features card combat with a spatial elements. more »

House Rules 65: Operation GamerWife Update

House Rules 65: Operation GamerWife Update

Operation GamerWife continues and it is time to check in with the subject of our campaign - the Wife. See what works and what doesn't. more »

HouseRules 64: Talking Incredibrawl

HouseRules 64: Talking Incredibrawl

This week, we learn about Incredibrawl - the first physical game offered from Vision 3. more »

House Rules 63—The Boston Festival of Indie Games

House Rules 63—The Boston Festival of Indie Games

The Boston Festival of Indie Games will have tons of new offerings on display. See what the festival is all about. more »

House Rules 62—Talking Two Rooms and a Boom

House Rules 62—Talking Two Rooms and a Boom

Hidden role games are my favorite. So I leapt at the chance to discuss Two Rooms and a Boom. more »

House Rules 61: Talking Euphoria with Jamey Stegmaier

House Rules 61: Talking Euphoria with Jamey Stegmaier

This week, we interview Jamey Stegmaier about the Kickstarter juggernaut, Euphoria. more »

House Rules 60: Constructed Decks? Why Not Legacy TCG?

House Rules 60: Constructed Decks? Why Not Legacy TCG?

With the popularity of recent offerings, constructed deck games seem to be on the rise. We talk with creator Erick Harding about the up and coming game - Legacy. more »

House Rules 59: Interview with Andrew Parks About Canterbury

House Rules 59: Interview with Andrew Parks About Canterbury

Andrew Parks sits down and talks about Canterbury - his newest design arriving on Kickstarter today. more »

House Rules 58: All About Galactic Strike Force

House Rules 58: All About Galactic Strike Force

Like Sentinels? Of course you do. This week we chat with Christopher from Greater than Games about the newest property from the GtG team. It's Galactic Strike Force. more »

House Rules 57: Interview with Todd Broadwater and Legendary Monsters

House Rules 57: Interview with Todd Broadwater and Legendary Monsters

Legendary Monsters mixes cryptozoology, minis gameplay, and articulated action figures. Check out the interview with creator Todd Broadwater. more »

House Rules 56: Mini-Reviews

House Rules 56: Mini-Reviews

This week, we take a break from our usual interview format to do some mini-reviews of games that might not otherwise get reviewed on the Robot. more »

House Rules 55: Interview with Jason Morningstar

House Rules 55: Interview with Jason Morningstar

Jason Morningstar from Bully Pulpit Games sits down for an interview. Plus Ashley "Nerdtastic" co-hosts and brings some RPG perspective. more »

House Rules 54: Interview with Designer Phillip duBarry

House Rules 54: Interview with Designer Phillip duBarry

This week we sit down with Phillip duBarry, designer of Courtier, Kingdom of Solomon, and Revolution. We talk about his newest title, Family Vacation, as well as his older design and the hobby in general. more »

House Rules 53: Interview with Andrew Parks, Designer of Core Worlds

House Rules 53: Interview with Andrew Parks, Designer of Core Worlds

Andrew Parks joins the show to talk about Core Worlds, Galactic Orders, and a brand new title: Canterbury. more »

House Rules 52: Discussing Stronghold Games with Stephen Buonocore

House Rules 52: Discussing Stronghold Games with Stephen Buonocore

We interview Stephen Buonocore to talk about Stronghold Games: where they started, where they are, and some exclusives about what's to come. more »

House Rules 51: Discussing Thunderstone and Guildhall with Jeff Quick

House Rules 51: Discussing Thunderstone and Guildhall with Jeff Quick

This time we are very privileged to have Jeff Quick talking to us about all things Thunderstone. Plus, a little look at Guildhall, and some insight into the world of Tempest. more »

House Rules 50: The Christmas Episode

House Rules 50: The Christmas Episode

The magic of Christmas brings several guests to say hello, as well as commentary on party games. more »

House Rules 49: A Few Suggestions For Presents

House Rules 49: A Few Suggestions For Presents

The holidays are upon us. But what are the funnest toys to put under the tree? Why board games of course! Check out my recommendations for all sorts and kinds. more »

House Rules 48: A Primer on Teaching Games

House Rules 48: A Primer on Teaching Games

Need to teach a new game to your group? Or an old game to a new group? Check out some tips on how to do it effectively. more »

House Rules 47: Discussing the Top Five

House Rules 47: Discussing the Top Five

Last week's Variant provided the final five nominees for game of the year. Today, my group gets together to discuss why they made this list and other possible contenders. more »