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This is a podcast for those in the tabletop gaming hobby, and those wanting to get in. Games, people, and life. Sit back, relax, have a drink, and play some games. If you want to help us improve, feel free to donate through Patreon, PodPledge or Ko-Fi.
 
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Episode 124 is here! Come listen as we sleepily discuss Spirit Island! It's the coop game that took the gaming world by storm, and we finally got a chance to play. Twice! So we discuss it before the topic of Action Selection. We end with a repeat question of sorts with our favorite element if we were a spirit! Be sure to like, share, and subscribe!…
 
Episode 123 is here! We talk all about Hippocrates from Game Brewer. This a game we backed on Kickstarter last year and we have been very happy with it! We tell you all about it before talking about how it implements a dummy player to tighten the game up with less that 4 players. That means we talk about dummy players in general and what we think a…
 
Episode 122 is here! Come take a listen as we interview and talk with our friend Jesse! We thought it would be fun to bring on a friend as a guest, and we think this was a fun episode. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe! Also, be sure to check out the podcast Jesse produces and edits, Quantum Recast. Patreon.com/QuantumRecast. You can also find …
 
Episode 121 is here! Come listen as we discuss Cobra Paw from Bananagrams. We tried this at a Gen Con and grabbed it shortly after at Target. We then go on to talk about games targeted toward kids and what makes them work. We also tell you about Blue Orange and HABA, two companies that are amazing for games targeted to a young audience! We finish t…
 
Episode 120 is here! Take a listen as we talk about a game that had escaped us for a long time; Ginkgopolis. We talk all about this game, what we felt about it, and the interesting combo of styles within it. We then head into the topic to discuss tile laying, which is the main aspect of Ginkgopolis. We end the episode by telling you our favorite tr…
 
Episode 119 is here! Come listen as we discuss London Second Edition from Martin Wallace and Osprey Games. We talk all about it before discussing debt as a mechanism in games. We end the episode by telling you what we want to see if we ever go to London(or in Hayley's case, if she goes back)!Game Talk: 7:22Top Shelf Topic: 30:18Pint Sized Question:…
 
Episode 118 is live! Come listen to us ramble on in the banter before diving into CO2: Second Chance. We talk about this coop game for a bit before getting into a lengthy topic over practicing games. We finish the episode out by telling you something we have learned from a game! It's a long but we think good episode. Hopefully you enjoy it! Be sure…
 
Episode 115 is here! In this episode we talk about Parks from Keymaster Games. Parks is all about hiking, collecting resources, and spending those to get cards representing National Parks. We talk about what we like about the game before diving into the topic about games that try to replicate experiences. After we talk about that, we tell you about…
 
Episode 117 is here! Come listen as we talk about Fort from Leder Games. We got to finally play Fort at Jon and Lainie's house last weekend. It is one that we have been wanting to try and we really liked it! Come listen as we talk about it before talking about player interaction. We then tell you which of the Fort kids is most like us. Be sure to l…
 
Episode 116 is here! Come listen to our stories from CabinCon22 as well as some talks with a few friends. We tell you all about our drinks, games, fun, scary, and amazing times we had at CabinCon22 in Ohio this month. We talk with Ben and Mulysa, and Alan and Tyler too. So you finally get to hear some voices other than ours! It's a longer episode b…
 
Episode 114 is live! this episode we discuss the game Crash Octopus! It's a dexterity game that we have really been enjoying. We talk about it before diving into language independent games! We discuss what we think about games that do not require you to know the rulebook language, as well as situations where those games can come in handy. We even t…
 
Episode 113 is here! Join us as we compare and contrast Terraforming Mars, and it's newer card game version Ares Expedition. We talk about both games and tell you what we like about each. We then go into a topic about different versions of a game and if they are both worth having. After telling you our decision on Terraforming Mars and Ares Expedit…
 
Episode 112 is here! Come listen as we talk about our time with the party game Blockbuster from Big Potato Games. We tell you what we like about the game before jumping into the topic about pop-culture in games and how that can be a conversation starter, as well as an alienating element depending on who you are playing with. It's a good talk we hav…
 
Episode 111 is live! This episode has us diving into the unforgiving game of Food Chain Magnate. This game has us starting food chain franchises and trying to out perform your opponent. We talk all about the game before talking about Capitalism in Games. After talking about that we tell you about our favorite fast food chain to eat! Come listen to …
 
Episode 110 is live! Come listen as we dive into the depths of Sekigahara: the Unification of Japan from GMT Games. We tell you all about the game and our experience as well as touching on the history the game is presenting. We then go into the topic where we discuss abstracting games, and how that can change the perception, message, and general ta…
 
Episode 109 is here! Welcome to 2022 and thank you for returning to the Malthaus Games Podcast. In this episode we talk about a holiday hit for our friends, family, and anyone we show the game too. Nice Buns from Big Potato Games has been a smash with everyone so far and we thought it was perfect to start the year off! We talk about it before divin…
 
Episode 107 is live! Come listen as we discuss Minerva from Pandasaurus! We dive into the game before talking in full about developing confidence in gaming where you can determine if a game is bad, you don't like it, or you just don't get it. We then tell you the games we dislike and why! Be sure to listen as we also review two great stouts, Chocol…
 
Episode 106 is live! This episode we talk all about our time at BGG Con in Dallas. We tell you about all of the shenanigans, all the food, and all the fun we had while there with friends. We also talk about all the games we played during the con, and we tell you some of the games we brought home! We then talk about conventions during Covid and our …
 
Episode 105 is here! Come listen as we discuss Air, Land, and Sea that was a gift from Jennifer and Nick, some patrons and friends of ours! We talk about the game and why we enjoy it before diving into the topic of War themes in games. After the long topic discussion we tell you about what we are looking the most forward too at BGG Con. Be sure to …
 
Episode 104 is here! Come listen to our Halloween episode as we discuss the new edition of Patchwork! This edition not only is a spooky Halloween themed edition, but 14 of the tile have new balancing changes on them, which we wanted to discuss! So come listen as we talk about it, balancing games, and some of our favorite Halloween stories. We do al…
 
Episode 103 is here! Come listen as we talk all about Horrified from Ravensburger. This is our new favorite co-op game for new players! We dive into what we loved about this game while drinking some good beer from Lively Beer Works and KC Bier Co. We discuss the topic of cooperative games before answering the question "What is your favorite horror …
 
Episode 102 is live! We talk about an often mentioned game, Pumpkin Patch Bad Seeds! This pumpkin and Halloween themed game is one we really enjoy and wanted to bring to the show. We dive into what we enjoy about this game before discussing solo gaming and why it isn't something we do. We then answer the question of if pumpkins are more harvest or …
 
Episode 101 is live! Come listen as we discuss Riftforce from OneMoreTime Games and Capstone Games. This game was a review copy and one that we really enjoy! We talk about the strategy in the game and how simple it is to learn and play, but difficult to win! We also talk about simple games that are strategic as well. Those tend to hit the table a l…
 
Episode 100 is here! This episode we sit down with our close friend and #1 fan Allison and talk about all things podcast. We have a great time in the long episode and really just tried to have fun looking back at some of our favorite things we have done on the show! We just chat and have a fun time talking, which we hope you will enjoy. Be sure to …
 
Episode 99 is here! Come listen as we discuss an upcoming Kickstarter from a local company, Absurdist Productions. Their new game is called PaleoVet and is all about taking care of sick dinosaurs! We talk all about the game, including the amazing artwork, while enjoying some beer from our trip to Oregon. We then discuss dice games and how dice are …
 
Episode 98 is live! In this episode we discuss Mombasa, a game from Alexander Pfister, Delton's favorite designer. We go into detail on this game, including the problematic theme. That leads into the topic of the episode about retheming games, including the likely retheme of Mombasa that is upcoming, with no date yet. We talk about our thoughts on …
 
Episode 97 is live! In this episode we dive into The Oracle of Delphi, a Feld game from 2016. We talk about our time with it before getting into the topic of games using religion as a theme. The topic is a bit real but it is something designers should always consider when utilizing religion in games! We think it was a fun talk and one that needs to…
 
Episode 96 is live! We finally got Plantopia to the table and are here to tell you about it! This cute game we backed on Kickstarter is just an adorable game about planting and growing the punniest plants ever! We talk all about it before diving into the topic about flavor text. We have a good talk a bout flavor text and ways it can be presented be…
 
Episode 95 is live! This episode is all about our time with Tokyo Highway, the game Delton bought for his 30th birthday. We played it at 3 and 2 players and have some thoughts on it! We also talk about when it's okay to stop playing a game. We then move from that into answering the question of what our profession would be based on our board gaming …
 
Episode 94 is here! In this episode we talk about Call to Adventure! This game is an engine building game that sees you taking story decisions as you build your character. We go on to talk about storytelling in games like this, rpgs, and even in games that don't present story decisions. We finish out by telling you what our favorite D&D alignments …
 
Episode 93 is here! In this episode we do a deep dive into the new TCG that seems to be taking the world by storm, Flesh and Blood TCG. We discuss the ins and outs of Flesh and Blood while telling you why it's different than what we've played before. We talk about what we like and why! We then go into the topic discussing dueling card games and wha…
 
Episode 92 has arrived! This episode is all about Cleocatra and cat themed games. We discuss why we like cat themed games, and we tell you about all of the ones we own. We do so with some early morning coffee and a special treat from Trader Joe's! Be sure to like, share, and subscribe!Game Talk: 13:23Top Shelf Topic: 21:26Pint Sized Question: 27:08…
 
Episode 91 is here! Come listen as we discuss our time with Kremlin, a game that didn't make a good impression upon first play. We discuss our time with it before going into the topic of giving games second chances. Finally we play a game as the question that you just have to hear... It was all Hayley's idea! Be sure to like, share, and subscribe!G…
 
Episode 90 is live! Come listen as we discuss the Alexander Pfister game Maracaibo. We both really enjoyed this game and found a lot of fun in it! We talk about it before going into the topic of Gaming Burnout where we discuss the pandemic really effecting Delton's gaming negatively as well as making Hayley ready for more games. We close out the sh…
 
Episode 89 is live! Take a listen as we dive into Riverboat, a game about farming and sending your crop down the Mississippi to be sold! We then talk about farming in games and why it's such an easy and good theme. We end it all out by answering the question "What one crop would you grow?" We do all of this while drinking a Imperial Stout from Tupp…
 
Episode 88 is live! We cover another Uwe Rosenburg game with At the Gates of Loyang in this episode! We then talk about how to behave between turns when someone is struggling to complete their turn. We end it with telling you a game that gives us analysis paralysis! We do it all while enjoying some non-alcoholic beverages! Come take a listen, then …
 
Episode 87 is live! Be sure to check out the episode about the classic Bohnanza from Uwe Rosenberg. We discuss the game at two players before moving into the topic about two player variants in games. After that we answer the question "What would you tell you self one year ago, before the pandemic?" We do all of this with two beers from Big Sky Brew…
 
Episode 86 is here! In this episode we discuss the new craze with The Crew. This cooperative trick taking game has been discussed a lot lately, and after playing it we understand why! We then give our thoughts on Trick Taking as a game style before answering the question "Why is it called a trick?" We do it all with a Frenzy Brewing Co Cream Weaver…
 
Episode 85 is live! This episode we come back to a game we talked about a long time ago in Episode 3. NMBR 9 has continued to be one of our favorite games to play with new players, on puzzle-y game days, and over video chat. After talking all about it, we talk about playing games online with friends, over several platforms! We end the episode telli…
 
Episode 84 is here! We finally sat down to tackle the big game that's been on our un-played shelf for years. Lisboa. We discuss our time with the game, and how one of us wasn't a fan of it! We then move into the topic of how to enjoy the experience when you don't enjoy the game. We end the episode our by talking about things we are proud of in 2021…
 
Episode 83 is Live! This episode we play a little bit of the game Medium for you live! We then go on to discuss game that want you to think like another player. We wrap the episode up by trying to determine what the other person is thinking. Be sure to take a listen as we enjoy Crooked Stave's Sour Rose and a Ginger Beer from Aldi. Like, share, and…
 
Episode 82 is here! Take a listen to the last episode of 2020. We discuss Noctiluca while drinking a solid Christmas Barleywine from Roughtail Brewing, and an Irish Stout from Frenzy Brewing. We discuss our 2020 in terms of the podcast stats and our gaming stats, and how this year went for us as a show. We close out by setting our 2021 resolutions.…
 
Episode 81 is live! This episode is where we discuss our new experience with Targi, a game we got from our kind Board Game Geek Secret Santa. We then discuss longer two player games, since most two player only games tend to fall on the shorter side of playtime. We then tell you our favorite game length. All of this is done while enjoying two beers …
 
Episode 80 is live! Come take a listen as we discuss one of Hayley's birthday presents, Mariposas from AEG. We discuss the game before going into the topic of feeling rushed in a game. This is one where you can't do everything that you want to do and boy is it rough! We then go on to discuss our favorite birthdays, since this is Hayley's birthday e…
 
Episode 79 is live! Make sure to listen as we discuss Evolution: The Beginning. We also talk about playing games with younger players during the limited holidays that we are getting this year. We finish by telling you the first tabletop games that we remember playing! Please like, share, and subscribe to ensure you don't miss any episode or content…
 
Episode 78 is live! This episode is all about the Quacks of Quedlinburg expansion Herb Witches. We discuss it and then go on to discuss our Halloween traditions throughout our lives before answering a question about why we love the Halloween season. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe!Game Talk: 9:22Top Shelf Topic: 27:16Pint Sized Question: 35:4…
 
Episode 77 is now live! Come take a listen to the second half of our top 10 favorite spooky games. We also discuss what makes a game scary, and how to add that feeling in to really bring that to the table. We end by telling you about our favorite costumes that we have worn for Halloween! Drinking some Rahr & Sons and Blue Moon beers along the way. …
 
Episode 76 is now live! Come take a listen to the first half of our top 10 favorite spooky games. We also discuss why we love the traitor mechanic in a lot of semi-coop games. We end by telling you our favorite scary movies! Drinking some Dogfish Head and Mountain Fork beers along the way. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe!Game Talk: 9:46Top Sh…
 
Episode 75 is live! Come take a listen as we discuss Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar. This is a game that we have had on our shelf for quite a while and we finally got it to the table! We then go on to discuss what can make a game intimidating to play before we answer the question of how to overcome that intimidation. We do all of this while drinking …
 
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