In a game that is all about building the most competent party it's fitting that the least knowledgable member of the group is cruelly cast aside for this one. Join the two remaining members as they take off on their own new adventure and talk everything Dungeons & Dragons. Listen all the way to the end to get the latest of what's to come for the next season of NerdGameNight.
S1 EP14: Payday
By Peter J. Gruen
"Time to Cash In"
The simplest game we've looked at by a long way. Owen continues to broaden his resume with some great voice over work while Matt and Aidan stick to what they know best, making a joke out of every aspect of the game. Given that 4 of the 31 squares are literally marked "Lottery" get ready to turn your brain off, roll the dice and pray that it's loaded in your favour.
S1 EP13: The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game
By Simon Knock
"On the Homestretch"
As we approach the final run of episodes we start to really stretch what the purpose of this podcast actually is. No clear rules, no clear strategy and really no new insight whatsoever. Take a gamble on this one if you want a laugh and to hear Owens first steps into a potentially new and lucrative career.
S1 EP12: One Night Werewolf
By Ted Alspach & Akihisa Okui
In the absence of our former town drunk Aidan Malone, Matt and Owen set out on a quest to find out what happened to him using One Night Werewolf. In a game this convuluted though, they really end up with more questions than answers, the main one being, "Owen why did you buy this?".
S1 EP11: Forbidden Desert
By Matt Leacock
"Not a Thirst Quencher"
With our episodes usually being as rare as an oasis in a desert we've actually managed to stick with our weekly schedule this time round. In an episode where we talk less about the game and more about life/death situations it won't surprise you that this isn't one of our favourites. Listen out for our special A-List guest who feels the same.
S1 EP10: Pathfinder: The Adventure Card Game
By Jason Bulmahn
"On The Road Again"
After a long hiatus your three favourite nerds are back and are ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. What better endorsement can we give for this game than that it was so enjoyable that we played it instead of recording the podcast. Some sad news this week to end this week, and so the episode countdown begins.
S1 EP9: Cards Against Humanity
By Ben Hantoot & Max Temkin
"Just for a Laugh"
From mainstream family games to 18+ drunk party games we really like to cover all the bases on this podcast. This is quite likely the least competitive game we nerds play but somehow we still find a way to feel bad when we lose. Enjoy a lighter look at gaming and endless innuendos....in your endo.
S1 EP8: Risk
By Albert Lamorisse
"Time for some World Domination????"
For the second episode in a row we're looking at the more mainstream family games we all must surely have played at one time or another. Get ready to Risk 1-8 hours of your life with the hope of enjoying this game. In a game with this much die rolling you know its going to divide the opinions of your favourite nerds.
S1 EP7: Christmas Special
"Christmas Time, Monopoly and Wine"
In our second mash-up episode we talk about all those family games we love to hate that come out of the dusty cupboard and try to tear our families apart. There are some gems here so be sure to try out some of these before the end of the holidays. Happy Christmas Nerds! See you next year.
S1 EP6: Secret Hitler
By Mike Boxleiter & Tommy Maranges
"Trust No One"
Assuming having played all the previous games you still have friends, this game is sure to weed out the rest of the stragglers. Listen as we try and make a game thats only purpose is to find out which of your friends are secret psychopaths, sound cool and fun for parties. Get this game at your own risk....but seriously get it.
S1 EP5: Dominion
By Donald X. Vaccarino
"Hands off my Deck"
For our first deck building game and the newest addition to our game nights we pulled out all the stops. New interstitials, new outro, new recording location, but unfortunately, the same old hosts. We talk the disadvantages of having a big deck, how to make best use of your deck, but mostly how making dick/deck jokes never gets old.
S1 EP4: Ticket to Ride
By Alan R. Moon
"Back on Track"
After our disastrous attempt to break new ground in the mini games sphere its back to business as usual with one of the newer editions to our nerdgamenights. This one goes off the rails a bit (hehehe) but in the end its a "jolly good show". While the new mics have us sounding sweeter than ever the hatred for the custom outros continues to mount.
S1 EP3: Exploding Kittens and Love Letter
By Elan Lee & Matthew Inman and Seiji Kanai
Three episodes in and these nerds are already messing with a flawless format. That's right, this week we look at two games in our first, and possibly only, mashup episode. Two different but equally bitesize games compete for our affection to be crowned best bitesize game of NGN 2017. Try and contain your excitement for the results.
S1 EP2: Settlers of Catan
By Klaus Teuber
"The Adventure Continues"
In this episode we talk about the second game to whet our appetites for nerdy table top games. As usual we talk gameplay, strategy and improvements while "successfully" pulling information out of our arse about expansions that we didn't research at all. Two wins in a row for Aidan means Matthew is not a happy camper by the end #spoiler.
S1 EP1: Munchkin
By Steve Jackson Games
"Where it All Began"
And so it begins.....The first episode of your future favourite podcast where we'll talk about the games you know and love or don't know you love. To kick things off we talk about the game that brought us together yet continually tries to tear us apart. Try not to cry too much as this episode brings out some hard hitting feels.
A weekly podcast started by 3 nerds who spent most of their Friday evenings playing tabletop games. Now we empart our wisdom on the best games we've played over the years.
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