RDTN Episode 107: The Fog of War interview with Geoff Engelstein and BGG Con Recap

episode107We had the opportunity to sit down with Geoff Engelstein to talk about his new game The Fog of War, published by Stronghold Games. We are all aware of Geoff’s Space Cadet series and his recent release of The Dragon and Flagon. However, Fog of War is a departure from Geoff’s normal type of game. We ask him why the change and specifically going into the World War II era where there are many games that already exist with this theme. One item about his game that you might want to be sure you understand is that there are no “dudes on the map”. It is a card game where you are trying to bluff your opponent so that you cansunnyday gain control of areas. Supply lines must be considered and various operational phases come into play that can impact outcomes. The game is long, people reporting over 90 minutes of play and this is a two player only game.

Marty also talks about the various demos he got to play at BGG Con and the shenanigans that he was part of. If you got to attend BGG Con this year, hope you enjoyed it and had as much fun as he did. More importantly, Marty was shown something that just takes our breath away. Once again, Ignacy is the freakin’ man. Thank you

Thanks for listening and always happy to hear your comments. Our annual survey comes out soon, so hope you will take the time to fill it out. Yes, we will probably bribe you somehow to get you to do it.

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Section, Time
Intro, 00:35
BGG Con, 2:00
Strike Again, 4:45
Lovecraftian Games, 6:48
Munchkin CCG, 8:30
Viral, 10:35
Alien Artifacts, 12:06
Gamelyn Games, 13:57
BGG Con Panels, 16:13
Final Thoughts at BGG Con, 19:15
JVMF Auction, 23:38
The Broken Token, 25:08
Geoff Engelstein, 26:02
Charcuterie, 27:21
Working with Stronghold, 30:45
Fog of War, 33:23
Details of the Game, 36:18
Demo Feedback, 41:14
Operations Wheel, 42:55
Intel & Supplies, 46:10
Expansions and other games, 49:23
Questions from the Guild, 53:00
Rank’em, 1:02:30
Portal Games, 1:14:02
Outro, 1:14:50
Toy Hall of Fame, 1:16:07
Sunny Day at the Beach!!!, 1:18:00
Funagain, 1:23:35
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