Episode 139: Monique and Naveen from Before You Play! Plus Scythe, Calimala, Tinner‘s Trail, Goa


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Join Dan, Sarah and Jules on this episode as they are visited by the fabulous Monique and Naveen from Before You Play. We chat to them about their journey from Instagram to YouTube, some of their favourite designers and themes, and how they approach creating content.

In our Sizzling Games segment Sarah has been using the modular boards to play Scythe with two players, Monique has been trading cloth in Calimala, Jules has been mining for minerals in Tinner's Trail, and finally Naveen has been investing in spices in Goa.

We check in on the Bracket Battle 2.0 and also answer some of your questions in The Roast.

Finally, in Swear An Oath Sarah has completed the campaign in My City, and also taught Def how to play War Chest. So for fear of idle hands Sarah then swears a new oath to complete her campaign of The Initiative. Dan is on the precipice of starting The Dunwich Legacy, but also doubles down and swears to play the Nightfall expansion to PARKS. Jules is determined to complete Planet 6 in Unsettled, but also plans to spend some time doing some painting over the next week. (Why not join him in our Print&Paint channel on our Discord!)

Catch more of Monique and Naveen's content at https://www.youtube.com/beforeyouplay

Also, they regularly contribute to https://www.youtube.com/watchitplayed

Of follow them on Twitter and Instagram @beforeyouplay

Sizzling Games: Scythe (37:04), Calimala (44:16), Tinner's Trail (50:33), Goa (58:34)

Board Game Bracket & The Roast (01:04:50)

Swear An Oath (01:22:25)


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Our Sizzling Games segment is proudly sponsored by 2D6 Games. Check out their website at (2D6games.com.au) to see their massive range of games and don't forget they offer free delivery all around Australia. So why not order your next Sizzling Game from them today!!

Our Board Game Bracket 2.0 is proudly sponsored by Game Toppers LLC. They have joined the BBQ, and are even providing us with one of their Game Toppers for our Game Days! Check out their Kickstarter now! These Game Toppers are amazing, and can transform any old table into an A1 quality Game Table! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burky/game-toppers-30-upgrading-every-game-you-play?ref=discovery&term=game%20toppers

Thanks to Advent Games for sponsoring our Swear An Oath segment. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.


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

Clans of Caledonia (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/216132/clans-caledonia

The Defence of Procyon III (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267244/defence-procyon-iii

Star Realms (2014) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147020/star-realms

Bora Bora (2013) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127060/bora-bora

Scythe (2016) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169786/scythe

Calimala (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/199383/calimala

Tinner's Trail (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/321277/tinners-trail

Goa (2004) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9216/goa

Micro Macro (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/318977/micromacro-crime-city

Space Base (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/242302/space-base

Lords of Waterdeep (2012) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110327/lords-waterdeep

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

My City (2020) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295486/my-city

War Chest (2018) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249259/war-chest

The Intiative (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/328908/initiative

The Dunwich Legacy (2017) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/208545/arkham-horror-card-game-dunwich-legacy-expansion

PARKS: Nightfall Expansion (2021) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/298729/parks-nightfall-expansion

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

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