GenCon 2015 - Crash Games

Release Date: Aug. 9, 2015

Running Time:  23 min.

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Patrick Nickell chats about Dead Drop and Council of Verona - two games in the Pub Series - small, quick social games you can play with friends over a beer.  

Dead Drop is a spy-themed deduction game where players try to locate an explosive device.

Council of Verona is a bluffing game inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 

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GenCon 2015 - Stronghold Games

Release Date: Aug. 9, 2015

Running Time:  29 min.

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"The Buonocore" (Stephen Buonocore) chats about four new scifi themed games from Stronghold - Survive: Space Attack, Space Cadets: Away Missions, Among the Stars: Revival, and Dark Moon.

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GenCon 2015 - Game Salute

Release Date: Aug. 9, 2015

Running Time:  29 min.

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Game Salute has grown into three separate businesses over the past few years: publishing, distribution and shipping."Tabletop Tycoon" Dan Yarrington talks about how the company has evolved and learned from this process.

Dann May is the new Creative Director for game publishing. He discusses his vision and philosophy for future projects. We also chat about some new and upcoming media licensed games focused on The  Princess Bride and Fast and Furious.

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GenCon 2015 - Letter Tycoon

Release Date: Aug. 8, 2015

Running Time:  15 min.

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Designer Brad Brooks chats about Letter Tycoon, a word game where players can buy patents on individual letters and cash in every time they're used.

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GenCon 2015 - Campaign Trail

Release Date: Aug. 8, 2015

Running Time:  23 min.

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Brothers Nathan and Jeff Cornelius chat about developing and publishing Campaign Trail, a game of modern electoral politics, from a game designed by their father. Play one on one or in teams to guide your candidate to the Oval Office.

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GenCon 2015 - Calliope Games

Release Date: Aug. 8, 2015

Running Time:  16 min.

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Cassidy Werner discusses progress on the upcoming Titan series of board games and gives us the scoop on an upcoming release, Thieves. 

Dan Taylor from Thunderbox chats about the digital version of Tsuro soon to be released for iOS and Android devices.

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GenCon 2015 - Thames & Kosmos

Release Date: Aug. 8, 2015

Running Time:  17 min.

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Kosmos is an established publisher in Germany with a large catalog of games for all ages. They're known in particular for their series of 2 player games. Thames & Kosmos is their  North American partner.

Andy from Thames & Kosmos chats about relaunching several Kosmos titles. Some are classics: Lost Cities, Kahuna, Ubongo. Others are new: Dimension, Andor. The ultimate goal is synchronized worldwide release for new Kosmos games.

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GenCon 2015 - James Ernest

Release Date: Aug. 7, 2015

Running Time:  32 min.

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What do contact juggling, David Bowie, poker, and a well-aimed cat have in common? 

James Ernest, founder of Cheapass Games. 

From the creative explosion in the mid '90s that gave us white envelope games like Kill Doctor Lucky, Give Me The Brain and Devil Bunny Needs a Ham to current Kickstarted titles like Pairs and Stuff & Nonsense, we chat about the past, present and future of the company.

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