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Apr 30, 2023

This week, we grab Rôla, co-designer with Costa (whom we spoke to last week) and talk more about LeiriaCon, game design, and the games we play. Some of his designs include

Dom Pierre






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Apr 23, 2023

Costa (1/2 of the design team of Rola and Costa) and Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro (1/2 of the Paulo Soledade and Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro design team) join Shelley and me on the mics for a discussion of conventions, game design and philosophy, and this hobby and industry we love.

The Rola & Costa team have designed such games...

Apr 16, 2023

Shelley and I took a break from playing games at LeiriaCon to discuss our impressions of three of the titles we had a chance to peruse for at least 1 play. Take these with a grain of salt, but these were our impressions of

Beer and Bread by Scott Almes from Deep Print Games, Capstone Games, and Pegasus...

Apr 9, 2023

Paulo Soledade joins us at LeiriaCon on the mics and over a decent bottle of wine as we talk about the convention, Portugal's annual board game award, game design - including Madeira and Nippon, two of his co-designs - and some of his favorite games, including Imperial.

We had a great time talking and hope you enjoy...

Apr 2, 2023

This week Shelley and I report for the first of a number of episodes from LieriaCon in Portugal - a fantastic gaming convention that we attended in March. We will have some interviews with organizers and designers in the coming weeks, but this week it's two of the games we had a chance to play:

My Shelfie by Phil...