Episode 119: Almanac: The Dragon Road, Coffee Traders, Cosmic Frog


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Episode 119 - Almanac: The Dragon Road, Coffee Traders, Cosmic Frog

On this episode Mike, Jules and Adrian discuss the games of their childhood and how they may have influenced their game-tastes today.

In the Sizzling Games Segment Mike has been exploring the page-turning adventures of Almanac: The Dragon Road, Adrian has taken his love for coffee to the table in Coffee Traders, and Jules wins the 'craziest game of the week' award with Cosmic Frog.

In the Bracket Battle 2.0 we check in to see how the Too Many Bones vs Dwellings of Eldervale battle is going. Make sure you head to our socials and cast your vote to make sure your favourite goes through to the next round.

Finally in Swear An Oath, Jules is still on track to play Living Planet, Adrian is determined to crack 200 in Barrage, and Mike got Tiny Epic Dinosaurs to the table but still has Stone Age to go. New Oaths sworn this week include Cascadia (Jules), Unsettled (Adrian), Marvel Champions (Mike).

Sizzling Games: Almanac: The Dragon Road (2:35), Coffee Traders (14:50), Cosmic Frog (31:10)

Topic of the Pod: Our History With Games (49:40)

Board Game Bracket Battle 2.0: Dwellings of Eldervale vs Too Many Bones (01:13:36)

Swear an Oath: (01:21:22)


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Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:

Almanac: The Dragon Road (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/278783/almanac-dragon-road

Coffee Traders (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/325022/coffee-traders

Cosmic Frog (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295905/cosmic-frog

Labyrinth (1986) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1219/labyrinth

Scrabble (1948) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320/scrabble

Magic: The Gathering (1993) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering

Risk (1959) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181/risk

Jenga (1983) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2452/jenga

Monopoly (1933) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1406/monopoly

Cluedo (1949) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1294/clue

Upwords (1982) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1515/upwords

Quacks of Quedlinburg (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244521/quacks-quedlinburg

Azul (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/230802/azul

Yahtzee (1956) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2243/yahtzee

Pass The Pigs (1977) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2593/pass-pigs

Billionaire (1973) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/140/pit

Too Many Bones (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192135/too-many-bones

Dwellings of Eldervale (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271055/dwellings-eldervale

Cascadia (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295947/cascadia

In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2019) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/265402/hall-mountain-king

Unsettled (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/290484/unsettled

Tiny Epic Dinosaurs (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/291508/tiny-epic-dinosaurs

Stone Age (2008) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age

Marvel Champions: The Card Games (2019) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/285774/marvel-champions-card-game

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