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A podcast about life and the board games we love. Grab a glass, pull up a chair, and let's talk about some games!
||Clean23 | Wingspan (Bird Facts and Candy Eggs)||We love birds. We also appreciate games that are beautifully and thoughtfully produced. So when Wingspan by Stonemaier Games was announced, we were all over it (meaning we broke our pact to not buy new games in 2019). This game has engine building,||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 | Whose Turn 2019 (A gaming con in our own backyard)||We’re still basking in the glow of four days of gaming at the Whose Turn Con in Durham, NC – and what a great time it was! In this episode, we discuss many of the great games we played there including: Dominant Species Concordia Space Base Trellis S||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 | Top 5 Games Played in 2018 (Simply the Best)||We played a LOT of games in 2018, which is great in so many ways. The only downside is that it makes choosing the top 5 REALLY HARD! This week on the show, we share our five favorite “new to us” board games of 2018… and there were a lot to choose||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 | Keyforge (A Procedurally Generated Episode)||In our last episode of 2018, we try something new – the collectable card game, Keyforge! Neither of us have the time to track down the best cards and combos for traditional deck building games, but Keyforge suggests the promise of just purchasing a de||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 | Cardboard and Wine Holiday Gift Guide 2018||It’s the holiday season! We know the best (and most stressful) aspect of this time of year are showering the people you love with just the right gifts. And what better gift than sharing something YOU love – board games! With so many games out there,||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 | Root First Impressions (Toast Warriors)||If you’ve been within 10 miles of any board game media over the past several months, you have undoubtedly heard of Root, a game of war and direct conflict disguised by the most adorable meeples you’ve ever seen. Seriously – we never thought, in 2||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 | What if You Could Only Keep Five Games? (A Frightening List!)||With Halloween fast approaching here in the United States, here’s a scary scenario for you: Take a look at your board game collection. So many great games and memories shared playing them. Now imagine you could only keep FIVE of them!||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 | Viticulture (Just Add Wine)||With a podcast called “Cardboard and Wine”, it was just a matter of time before we discussed Viticulture. In this episode, we dive deep into our thoughts on this gorgeous wine-themed game. We also spend some time comparing and contrasting Viticultur||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 | Vinhos (The “Other” Wine Game)||Having a podcast called “Cardboard and Wine”, we often get asked when we are going to review Viticulture. Well, not this week (that’s next week’s show), but instead we take a deep dive into the “other” wine-themed game (that actually came fi||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 | The Mind and Illusion (Why Didn’t I Think of That?)||The Mind – is it a game? an activity? an experience? an experiment? It’s a game… it’s definitely a game. But with that out of the way, is the insane amount of buzz for such a simple card game justified? With the imminent Pandasaurus release of T||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 | New York Slice (Don’t Play When Hungry)||We love a good theme, and New York Slice by Bézier Games may be the best, most thorough implementation of theme in a board game that we’ve seen. In this case, it’s pizza! From the awesome, photorealistic pizza tiles (thin slice, of course),||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 | Dice Tower Con 2018 (Board gaming paradise!)||In this episode, we give a report from our first Dice Tower Con. In short, it was amazing. We met so many great people and played so many games! On this show, we’ll discuss 15 games from the con that were new to us including Ticket to Ride: New York,||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 | NMBR 9 (THS GM S FN)||The best way to highlight how we feel about NMBR 9 is we decided to buy it about halfway through our first play with a friend’s copy. At least two other friends we have introduced it to have also gone out and purchased their own.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 | Board Game Getaways (Fireflies, Dice Rolls, and Train Games)||We love our weekly game group, and we love winding down our day with a two player board game before bed. However, there’s just something special about getting away for a long weekend of board gaming with friends. In this week’s show,||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 | Century: Spice Road (Trading Cubes for Other Cubes)||You are a spice trader along the famed Spice Road, risking your life and fortune to trade two red cubes for a green and three yellows. Ok, so Century: Spice Road is a game where you collect cubes, which you trade in for better cubes,||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 | Gaia Project (A Game of Currencies)||Terra Mystica in space! Whether that’s a good thing or not depends on how you feel about Terra Mystica or whether you’ve played it at all. It is tempting to avoid comparison altogether, though the designers have gone so far as to subtitle Gaia Proje||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 | Kingdomino (Extra Shiny Tiles)||Kingdomino won the Spiel des Jahres – Game of the Year – in 2017, but is it any fun for our KIDS? Is it any fun for our heavy gaming FRIENDS? Is it any fun for US? Spoiler alert: yes, yes, and YES! This game is super fun.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 | Azul (The Literal Tile-Laying Game)||Are you an attention seeker? Then setup a game of Azul in your local coffee shop and see what happens. This game is gorgeous on whatever table you prefer to play on. The tiles, the boards, even the bag. But beautiful components a good game does not mak.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 | Top Five Games We Discovered in 2017 (Actually, Top 6!)||It’s our first Listicle™ episode! Last year was a formative year of gaming for us; we played loads of new games and filled in our collection from the gaming gap brought on by graduate school and having babies. Even though it’s already April,||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 | Gloomhaven (Adventures in Plano Boxes)||It’s Gloomhaven. What more can be said about the 7th Wonder of the World… or at least the 7th game ever to hit #1 on Board Game Geek? Well, we’ll take a half hour or so and see what we can add to the conversation.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 | Lost Cities (Handshakes and Shuffling Bliss)||Way back in 2006, we placed our first board game order. Yesterday we received another game order in the mail, and we still get just as excited twelve years later to cut the shrink wrap off and punch out brand news games as we did way back when!||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 | Pandemic Legacy (Do We Toss it in the Trash Now?)||If binge-watching Netflix had a homolog in the board game world, it would be Pandemic Legacy. I mean, it’s even called “Season 1”, so besides providing obvious forecasting of intentions to continue monetizing the Pandemic cash cow,||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 | Sagrada (Fun with Grozing Pliers)||It’s not every day that we’re drawn to a game JUST because of how it looks on the table, but Sagrada was one of those games. The dice and player boards are stunning, but does the gameplay live up to the flashy components? We discuss,||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0 | Greetings and Salutations (It’s Episode Zero!)||Welcome to Cardboard and Wine, a podcast about life and the board games we love. We are a wife and husband duo who love playing games with friends, family, and especially each other. In this episode, we introduce ourselves and what Cardboard and Wine i.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great gaming podcast!
I took a solo road trip from Raleigh, NC to St Louis, MO, and catching up on this podcast was great company for several hundred miles. It’s a charming format, and I really love the wine-game rating scale. And I learned about some great games that I hadn’t heard of. Looking forward to future episodes!
Like A Refreshing Moscato
I’ve found this podcast to be really enjoyable! It’s easy to listen to and the conversation is engaging. It’s very young but I look forward to the future and anticipate new episodes :) cheers!