The Average Gamers PodcastJun 24, 2022
Episode 37 - Birthday Twiglets
In this episode the gang chat about Lee's trip to the 2022 UK Games Expo, as well as their latest foray into the world of Twilight Imperium!
Let's Talk - Warhammer 40,000
On this episode the gang get together to talk about their biggest tabletop passion; Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop! Why have they kept at it for so long, and what are they looking forward to in the future? Listen on to find out!
Episode 36 - The Post Christmas Catch-up
We're a presenter short this episode, so we use the time wisely to talk about the games we got for Christmas and the ones we played over the festive break.
Episode 35 - Ladies briefs? Yes please!
It's the last episode of 2021 - join us as we bid farewell to the year and take a look forward to 2022 and all the lovely things we have planned as far as tabletop games go!
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Let's Talk - RPGs
Episode 34 - In the meadow
Join the guys as they discuss their adventures in the beautiful meadow by the Evertree in the lovely game of Everdell by Starling Games!
Episode 33 - The house of mouse
We're back after a brief summer break! This time out, we have a two-man talk about some of the board games we've been playing recently, and about the board game cafés we've been to!
Episode 32 - We can read stuff
After a brief break, we return with some talk about our tabletop hobby now that lockdown measures have eased slightly and we're able to return to playing physical games. We also take a look at a few articles that piqued our interest in the last month.
The articles in question:
Renegade Games: https://renegadegamestudios.com/
Wreckage RPG: https://anchor.fm/wreckagerpg
Episode 31 - Electronic Borefare
It's another beer-fuelled Friday night ramble from the guys this episode, where we recap what we've been up to gaming-wise, and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of digital alternatives to tabletop gaming during the Coronavirus Pandemic (which you might have heard about by now...)
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Episode 30 - Two drink minimum
The guys get together this episode and talk about the things they're most looking forward to in a post-covid world and the things they've missed during the many lockdowns we've had in the last 12 months! Strap in guys, it's a long one!
Let's Talk - Games Workshop
In this Let's Talk we sit and chatter about Games Workshop and it's two biggest games; Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and all the things that brought us into, out of, and back into the wonderfully grimdark worlds created by Games Workshop!
Episode 29 - Post Christmas Qs
As the team settle back in to life after the Christmas break, we discuss what sort of tabletop-related things we got for Christmas, and also ask a few hypothetical questions about tabletop games.
Episode 28 - Baby it's Colditz outside
It's a new tradition for us - a Christmas Quiz! Join hosts Adam, Darren, Jay and Lee as they stumble their way through an assortment of board game-related questions in a contest to find out who's the most knowledgeable on tabletop games!
For Adam's odd-one-out round, head on over to our Instagram or Facebook to see his images!
Episode 27 - Expanding our Horizons
In this episode, Adam and Lee are joined by Jay and Darren (both at once, the madness!) to discuss the games they've been playing during lockdown 2.0, and talk at length about expansions for their various games.
Episode 26 - Thematic Mechanical Animals
On this episode we talk about what we've been up to, gaming-wise, and we also discuss some of those games that we loved or hated despite the theme/mechanics.
Episode 25 - Not the Adele album
On this episode we chat a little bit about some of those big box games that may have sat on your shelves during this era of Covid-19. What are some of the good ones we've played, and how can you prepare your group for them in the future when we're able to all meet up indoors again?
Let's Talk - Gaming Casually
In this Let's Talk episode, we discuss what we think it means to play casually, and the possible hurdles we face trying to do so in a varied gaming group.
Episode 24 - A Flight of Fantasy
We have a brief catchup on what we've been up to since last episode, and discuss what we think about 9th Edition 40k. We also talk over Fantasy Flight Games' In-Flight Report for 2020.
Episode 23 - Straight down to Lockdown
As lockdown in the UK continues, albeit with some minor lifting of restrictions, we discuss what we've been up to in the last couple of weeks. We talk a bit about the upcoming new edition of Warhammer 40,000, as well as games such as Malifaux, Formula D, Bushido, Azul, Flashpoint: Fire Rescue and many more!
Let's Talk - Transformers TCG
In this edition of "Let's Talk" we cover the Transformers Trading Card Game by Wizards of the Coast!
Episode 22 - Everyone remembers their first time
On this episode we talk briefly about Games Workshop's announcement of a 9th edition of Warhammer 40,000 and what we think about it. We also discuss Darren losing his RPG virginity and how he feels now he's one of us! Finally, we talk about Mental Health Awareness week and how we feel we can encourage awareness and positive mental health within our hobby.
00:00:40 - Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition
00:18:40 - What we've been up to
01:13:40 - Mental Health and our hobby
Episode 21 - Games Playing Roles
In this longer-than-usual episode, Lee and Adam discuss all of the roleplaying games they've been having fun in recently, and in the latter half of the show, Darren joins the discussion to talk games that we found out we didn't like.
Let's Talk: Horizon Wars: Zero Dark
In our second Let's Talk, we chat to Robey Jenkins of Precinct Omega about his new game, Horizon Wars: Zero Dark (and not 'Horizon Zero Dark' as Lee calls it in the intro...).
For more information on Horizon Wars: Zero Dark, visit;
Purchase a copy from Wargame Vault: www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/996…ega-Publishing
Support Robey's Patreon:
Join the Horizon Wars Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/1087742501257769/
Join the Zero Dark Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/hwzerodark/
Episode 20 - The Power of Three
A wild presenter appears! In this episode we expand our crew by an extra man as we continue our quest to seek out new life, er, I mean play board games!
1:00 - An introduction
13:05 - What have we been playing?
1:01:20 - Upgrading your games
Episode 19 - Remote Working
In this episode we discuss what we've been doing during this period of lockdown here in the UK, and how we've been coping with it!
Episode 18 - Quacking Up
In this episode we discuss what else we got up to in the last month or so - including Quacks of Quedlinburg, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter and Arkham Horror; The Card Game. We also have a quick discussion about what we plan to do this year in the world of tabletop!
Episode 17 - Hindsight is 2020
In this episode we take a look back at the past decade and the gaming journey we went on, plus we look forward to what we want out of 2020! Enjoy!
Episode 16 - What we think about Eurogames
This time out we discuss the term 'Eurogame', and what they mean to us. We also talk a little about the Transformers TCG, Games Workshop's Warcry and CMON's Zombicide Invader
Episode 15 - Summer Holiday
We return all refreshed after a bit of a summer break to talk games, games and more games! On this episode we discuss what we've been playing over the past couple of months since the UK Games Expo, and briefly talk a little bit about this year's GenCon. We also take a few minutes to talk about old games that we've not gone back to, and why. Enjoy!
Episode 14 - Three days of fun
We're back from this year's UK Games Expo with a bumper episode! We talk through the games we played and the events we attended at this year's Expo!
Games discussed in this episode:
Carcosa - One Free Elephant: https://www.onefreeelephant.co.uk/Carcosa/Conquest - Para Bellum War Games: https://www.para-bellum.com/
City of Kings - The City of Games: http://thecityofkings.com/
God of War - CMON: https://www.cmon.com/news/cmon-announces-god-of-war-the-card-game
Keyforge - Fantasy Flight Games: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/keyforge/
Microbrew - One Free Elephant: https://www.onefreeelephant.co.uk/Microbrew/
The Mind - NSV: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244992/mind
Monumental - Funforge: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/funforge/monumental
Photosynthesis - Blue Orange: https://www.blueorangegames.com/index.php/games/photosynthesis
Starship Samurai - Plaid Hat Games: https://www.plaidhatgames.com/games/starship-samurai
Victorian Masterminds - CMON: https://www.cmon.com/product/victorian-masterminds/victorian-masterminds
Villagers - Sinister Fish: https://www.sinisterfish.com/games/villagers/
Wreck 'n' Ruin - Dream Big Games: https://wreckandruingame.co.uk/
Episode 13 - Kickstarting our Expo Hype
In this episode we talk about the things we're looking forward to at this year's UK Games Expo, as well as a brief discussion about Warhammer Fest 2019.
Games discussed on this episode:
Arkham Horror the Card Game: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror-the-card-game
City of Kings: http://thecityofkings.com
Colt Express: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158899/colt-express
Dead Men Tell No Tales: https://www.miniongames.com/store/dead-men-tell-no-tales.html
The Everrain: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252315/everrain
Hellboy the game: http://www.manticgames.com/games/hellboy.html
The Mind: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244992/mind
Rising Sun: https://cmon.com/product/rising-sun/rising-sun
Star Trek Ascendancy: https://startrek.gf9games.com
Terraforming Mars: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791/terraforming-mars
The Transformers TCG: https://transformers.hasbro.com/en-gb/tradingcardgame
X-Wing Miniatures Game: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition
Way of the Panda: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/204575/way-panda
Episode 12 - Spaceships and Satellites
In this episode, the guys discuss what they've played lately and go over Adam's trip to the latest Infinity Satellite Tournament!
Games discussed this episode:
Transformers Trading Card Game: https://transformers.hasbro.com/en-gb/tradingcardgame
Aristeia The Game: https://aristeiathegame.com/
Arkham Horror: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror-the-card-game/
Infinity The Game: https://www.infinitythegame.com/
Twilight Imperium: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/twilight-imperium-fourth-edition/
Episode 11 - RPGeez
In this episode the guys briefly discuss what they played lately, before taking a bit of a dive into first-time GM Lee's experiences with running his RPGs over the last year!
Games discussed on this episode:
X-Wing 2nd Edition: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/
Treasure Island: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/242639/treasure-island
Episode 10 - New Year, Old Faces
In this episode, the guys talk through the games they played over the Christmas break, and the plans they have for the coming 12 months.
Games talked about in this episode:
Blackstone Fortress: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/264198…ckstone-fortress
The Resistance: Avalon: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128882…esistance-avalon
Destination X: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/223726/destination-x
Captain Sonar: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171131/captain-sonar
Episode 9 - Watching Paint Dry
Games covered in this episode:
Rising Sun: cmon.com/product/rising-sun/rising-sun
Imperial Assault - Tyrants of Lothal: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/201…-of-lothal/
Western Legends: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232405/western-legends
Terraforming Mars: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791…erraforming-mars
Treasure Island: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/242639/treasure-island
Jingle Bells Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 8 - Spicy Rats and Winners
Episode 7 - Viva Espana
Episode 6 - Getting into Games: Part 1
Games talked about in this episode are:
Letters from Whitechapel: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59959/letters-whitechapel
Ticket to Ride: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride
Epic Spell Wars: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112686/epic-spell-wars-battle-wizards-duel-mt-skullzfyre
Exploding Kittens: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens
The Resistance: Avalon: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12
Episode 5 - The after-the-show show
Games talked about in this show include:
Village Attacks: www.grimlordgames.com/
X-Wing 2nd Edition: www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/
Legend of the Five Rings LCG: www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/4/19/legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game/
Episode 4 - Before the Expo
In this episode we talk about:
The UK Games Expo - www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/
Warhammer World - warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/
Star Wars RPG - www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-edge-of-the-empire/
Dreadball 2 - dreadball.com/
Infinity - infinitythegame.com/
Terraforming Mars - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791/terraforming-mars
Pandemic Legacy Season 2 - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221107/pandemic-legacy-season-2
Santorini - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini
Colt Express - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158899/colt-express
Hive - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive
Takenoko - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70919/takenoko
Ticket to Ride -https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride
Episode 3 - Shady Underhives of Rebellion
Imperial Assault: www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-imperial-assault/
Star Wars Rebellion: www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/11/3/star-wars-rebellion/
Episode 2 - Bookworms
Totally Crit Podcast: totallycrit.podbean.com/
Lords of Hellas: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/222509/lords-hellas
Rising Sun: www.cmon.com/product/rising-sun/rising-sun
Infinity the Game: infinitythegame.com/
Tabletop Gaming Manual: amzn.eu/g3rWBfI
Episode 1 - Evening Empire
Games discussed this episode: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Aristeia!, Letters from Whitechapel