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Context Free is a podcast all about games in our lives: cardboard, console, role-playing, mobile, VR, retro. The only thing we like more than playing games is talking about games and how they intersect everything.
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Frog of Love?||On the tabletop: Fog of Love and Chronicles of Crime. On the PS4: Subnautica. On the Switch: Moonlighter. On the Steam: CrossCode||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Don't Check Your Phone...Unless You Want Your Face Eaten||Tabletop: Keyforge, Cribbage, Battle Lore, and Escape from the Aliens in Outerspace. Console: Red Dead Redemption 2. Web : Alias 'The Magpie' and Bogeyman.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Dracula and Alien Walk Into a Tavern||The Fury of Dracula, crossover between gaming in board games and video games, and Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Nintendoishness, Eels and Nerdshame||On the tabletop: Root, Dominion, Burgle Bros. On the screen: Donut County, Super Mario Odyssey, Hollow Knight||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Hellenica: Story of Greece and Special Guest Scott DeMers||This episode we discuss the game Hellenica: Story of Greece with designer Scott DeMers, as well as his experience designing and kickstarting a boardgame.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Super Pink and Super Cute||@Kegz teaches you how to plan a game night. On the table top: Mars Open: Tabletop Golf & Flamme Rouge. On console: Has-been Heroes||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Become One to Defeat All the Levels of the Game||This episode we primarily discuss The Mind, Ganz Schön Clever, and Tacoma. See the site for many links to every game we touch on.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: When are you done with a game?||We discuss the table top game 7th Continent, the PS4 game God of War, and IOS game Tiny Bubbles as well as the meta question: When are you done with a game?||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: A Lot of Pixels in Front of Your Eyeballs||We discuss VR on Playstation, @Kegz new gaming table and the table top game Innovation.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Co-op: It's a nice way to abstract yourself from the grim reality||We discuss co-op on tabletop with a helping for co-op in video games. Special guest: @stacyk||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: An Espresso Shot of Fun||We discuss Magic Maze, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Celeste, and a meta topic of "games" vs. "experiences."||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: An All Day Struggle for the Galaxy||We discuss Azul, Twilight Imperium 4, Rocket League and the book "Blood, Sweat, and Pixels"||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: You Play in the Playing Place||We discuss @Kegz experience at BGG.Con and prep for next time where we talk about "Blood, Sweat, and Pixels"||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: I Don't Want To Brew Potions All The Time||We discuss Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Hanamikoji, and Witcher III (Actually played this time.)||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Demon Snot Essential Oil||We discuss Pax Renaissance, Isle of Skye, Wolf Among Us, and Witcher III.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Cardboard and Bits||First Episode of Season 2 where we focus on Games. Cardboard, Role playing and video games. Tabletop: Camel Up Console Uncharted: Lost Legacy.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful summary of table top and video games. Very informative!
These guys speak the language of grown-up gamers with jobs
Jason & Jason convey not only a wealth of experience and knowledge about board games and video games, but also speak to the culture of grown-ups who love to game in the midst of our busy, grown-up lives. These guys clearly love gaming, and that comes across not only in the interesting recommendations - I really want to play Azul after they talked about how novel and beautiful it is - but also in the way they talk about what a fun night of gameplay means to them. And, I love the stories about the alternately satisfying or maddening experiences that particular games produce (I'm looking at you, Rocket League).
Board and video game discussion
The hosts are very knowledgeable about board games and video games. I enjoy listening to their analysis and recommendations. They provide extensive references.