Start Space Podcast

In this episode of the SSP we're looking at another game genre! This time, we look at games which include lying and bluffing as a central mechanism, talk about our favorite ones, and how they work in the game group. Then, we review Carcassonne, the last of the holy trinity of gateway games!

Direct download: Episode_57_-_GS_Bluffing_Traitor_Games_and_Carcassonne.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 11:05am CST

Hello friends! In this very special, chock-filled episode, we hold the 2nd Annual Spacie Awards, begin our part of the Dice Tower Network's massive contest, and review the ever-popular sacred-cow Magic: The Gathering! Could we do any more in one show? The tales say a man tried once. You can still hear his screams on the wind...

Direct download: Episode_56_-_Spacie_Awards_2015_and_Magic_the_Gathering.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 9:23pm CST

In this episode, we talk about the recent controversies surrounding the tabletop hobby and how it affects our perception of the activity as a whole. We then do something more fun when we review the two-player Euro, Targi!

Direct download: Episode_55_-_Holding_the_Hobby_Accountable_and_Targi.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 12:48pm CST

In this episode of the Start Space Podcast, we talk about the struggle involved with carrying games all over the place, whether that be to weekly game night or across the country to a family reunion. Then, we review the super-hot dungeon crawler, Star Wars: Imperial Assault!

Direct download: Episode_54_-_Carry_that_Weight_and_Star_Wars_Imperial_Assault.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 11:04pm CST

In this episode, Tony talks about a conversation he had with some local competitive video game players and we do a double review of Bugs in the Kitchen and Telestrations!


In this episode, we talk about the experience of running a board gaming event and review Tash Kalar: Arena of Legends!

Direct download: Episode_52_-_Tabletop_Day_Wrapup_and_Tash_Kalar.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 11:44am CST

In this episode, we're talking about the progress we've made with our new FLGS and the upcoming craziness of Tabletop Day. We also do our first review of an unreleased game when we look at the Polish game Mysterium!

Direct download: Episode_51_-_Operation_FLGS_Update_and_Mysterium.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 11:56pm CST

It's our 50th episode! We talk about the bad personalities you might run into when gaming and review the new, hi-tech hotness, XCOM: The Board Game!

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Dealing_With_Jerks_and_XCOM_The_Board_Game.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 12:55pm CST

In this episode of the Start Space Podcast, we're looking at the wide world of Negotiation Games! Then, we review the new Minion Games joint, Battle Merchants!

Direct download: Episode_49_-_Genre_Spotlight_Negotiation_Games_and_Battle_Merchants.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:30am CST

In this episode, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Monopoly by discussing our recent play. We review the lesser-known title, Sidibaba, and Tony delves a little deeper to tackle the issue of some stereotypes that surround our hobby.

Direct download: Episode_48_-_Monopoly_Revisited_and_Sidibaba.mp3
Category:Main Episodes -- posted at: 7:53pm CST