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Darryl Boone of Pizzeria Ludica

We interview Darryl Boone, owner of Pizzeria Ludica board game restaurant. We learn how Darryl started Ludica with a simple vision and no previous restaurant experience, and turned it into Vancouver, BC’s most popular board game restaurant. Darryl shares his techniques for introducing board games to a range of audiences, and his opinion on Spiel des Jahres winning games. Visit one of Pizzeria Ludica’s locations in Downtown Vancouver and New Westminster, featuring a combined library of over 1000 games. Vancouver 189 Keefer Place 604-669-5552 New Westminster 601 Carnarvon Street 604-553-2232 Hosts: Mark Ellis and Mark Yuasa   h t t p : / / w w w . l u d i c a . c a / h t t p s : / / t w i t t e r . c o m / P i z z e r i a L u d i c a

SHUX 2019 Recap Show

Five attendees give their thoughts on the SHUX 2019 boardgame convention that took place in Vancouver, BC through October 4 and 6th.  We have a quick recap of the AWW-SHUX publisher speed-dating event. We discuss:  The venue and event organization, the attendance and the general vibe. The games library and the games we played. The panels we attended. What could be improved for next year's SHUX. And other personal highlights! Featuring Nick Angiers, Mark Ellis, Kennedy Goodkey, December Goodkey and Mark Yuasa.   Shout-outs go to: Shut Up and Sit Down , AEG, Agentdave7, Asmodee Canada, Chris Morris, Emma Larkins, First Fish Games, Gold Nugget Games, Isaac Vega, Jay Cormier, Jonathan Thwaites, Matt Leacock, Off The Page Games, OOMM Games, Plaid Hat Games, Raincity Games, Roxley Games, Sen-Foong Lim, Zev Shlasinger, the Pearagons and so many more!

Professor Scott Rogers

We interview Scott Rogers , author, professor of interactive media, video game industry veteran, co-host of the Ludology podcast , and designer of Pantone: the Game .  Scott recounts highlights from his career designing video games. We learn how his work as a Disney Imagineer would become the foundation for their latest Galaxy's Edge attraction. Scott teaches us about the “Primary Action,” “Designer Blinders” and other game design advice he gives his own students.  We find out how Scott joined the Dice Tower, his involvement in the Los Angeles design scene, the origin story of the Mighty Bedbug and more about his incredible career in games. Hosts: Mark Ellis and Mark Yuasa  

Austin from PacificNW Gamer

We interview Austin from Seattle-based PacificNW Gamer . Listen as we discuss Austin's social media channels, board game events and venues in the Pacific Northwest and the “Seattle Freeze.” Stay tuned for Nick Angiers’ interview with Denis Ryan of Marpole Meeples . Hosts: Mark Yuasa and Nick Angiers TestCoastGames-006-pacificNWgamer.mp3   Mox Boarding House, Seattle: Tabletop Crepes and Games, White Rock BC: