Game Budgeting

Let’s be honest, gaming is expensive. From board game to video games to RPG’s, stuff cost money. The real trick is to not spend so much money that you go hungry. Join Dan and Kurt as they talk about their gaming budgets, what to do and not do to save those shekels. We also touch on board game ratings and what we’re now playing. Wanna help us save money? Buy Battlebards audio with our codes or visit and click on our Amazon link when you buy your games online. Thank you!

*This episode is not suited for young listeners

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Haunt the House

October is the time for fall, leaves turning, and some good old scary themed games. Enter Haunt the House: a great set collection, spooky good game by Kids Table Gaming where ghosts are scaring Ghost Hunters out of a haunted house. Using scares and phantoms to scare those bothersome Ghost Hunters, Haunt the House is promising to be another great game to add to your otherworldly collection. Join us as we talk to Helaina Cappel about where the inspiration for the game came from, as well as games on the horizon from Kids Table Gaming. Then make sure you go straight to Kickstarter to fund this game:

      Haunt the House - MFGCast



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Ensign Biggs

  1. 1.
    a flag or standard, especially a military or naval one indicating nationality.
    synonyms: flagstandard, color(s), bannerpennantpennonstreamerbanderole

    “the ship flew a Greek ensign”
  2. 2.
    a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the US Navy and Coast Guard, ranking above chief warrant officer and below lieutenant.

Join Ensign Biggs as he heads toward a black hole and deals with the ups and downs of fame and what he thinks is right. *This is a playthrough of the Breaking the 4th Wall in the 5th Dimension RPG, written by Kurt Aumueller and Taylor LaBresh, and published by Riverhouse Games. You can buy this RPG on All proceeds go to the MFGCast Extra Life campaign. Thanks for listening!

      Ensign Biggs - MFGCast
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A Fantastic Voyage

Space…the final frontier. That can’t be it, can it? There’s gotta be an alternate universe with cats. Where was I? We talk to Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games about Stellar Leap, a 4X game about taking over an alien species that wants to become prestigious by discovering planets, completing missions, and fulfilling hidden trait cards. We talk to Carla about Stellar Leap, Okapis, game design and more! We loved the game, and you will too! If you are interested in Stellar Leap, fund it on Kickstarter here:

      Stellar Leap Interview - MFGCast
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Pirate Booty


Yarr! Arr! Pirates: They’re scary, they’re cool, they’re here for ye gold! Join Logan, Traci, and Kurt as they talk about Dice of Pirates, a fun filler game by Thing 12 Games. Can a tiny, pirate themed dice game shiver our timbers? What does that even mean? Find out here! Then go to Kickstarter and help fund Dice of Pirates:

      Dice of Pirates Review - MFGCast
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Step Back, Step Sideways, Step Forward with Worker Placement Games

Have you ever played a type of game and wondered, “What games are similar to this?” In this episode, we talk about what is similar in the worker placement genre that’s a step back, step sideways, and a step forward from the game Lords of Waterdeep. The games that we talk about are similar in many ways, but have subtle differences that make each experience unique. So go on this journey with us, and thanks for listening! *This episode is for all ages

      Step Forward-Worker Placement - MFGCast
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MFGCast University

Hello, fellow students, welcome to MFGCast University. The classes are plentiful, the assignments are grueling, but the professors are phenomenal! Get ready Rodney Dangerfield as we take you through classes of Botany, Math, History, and more! School’s in session fools! *This episode is for all ages

      MFGCast University - MFGCast
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Our Gen Con 50 Story

For some people Gen Con is daunting, crowded, and intimidating. For Traci and Kurt, Gen Con 50 was their chance to tell a wonderful story of games, experiences, and lots of fun to be had. Join them as they take you through their adventure that starts even before the con even starts! Sites, sounds, and smells (Yep, you heard right) were all had here! Join them for great news, interviews, and more!

Check out some great pics from the con:


Pictures from the Kosmos booth:


The beautiful Kerala:                             All of the great Kosmos games:

Kurt’s interview with Nicole:              Let’s play Lost Cities, Imhotep, or Ubungo


Pics from the Legendary DXP HQ:


              The view above HQ:                        Kurt talking to Jason Brenner about                                                                                     Legendary DXP:

The characters and story behind DXP:                   User Friendly:


Pics from Kids Table Board Gaming:


Kurt Interviewing Helaina Cappel:


       Endeavor Re-Releasing Soon:                                          Haunt The House on                                                                                                                    Kickstarter in October:




Playtesting Weird Giraffe Games’ Stellar Leap, on Kickstarter Sept. 18:



Some of the AWESOME products from Shapeways:


                         Talking with Andrew Thomas, Community Manager at                                                                                       Shapeways


Hanging out with our great buds from All My Fantasy Children:



Some other great pics from Gen Con 50:


  Traci after winning her big box:           A jokester that thinks this is good for                                                                                         News @ 11 by Floodgate Games



Kurt getting smoked by Traci in                               We’re Famous!                                                  Hero Realms:




                                                           Our Gen Con Haul!

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The Bark Game Geek Episode: A Dog’s Life

Christophe Boelinger has a canine themed dog game on Kickstarter that’s good for the whole family including the hardcore gamer of the house! Up to 6 players will emBARK on an adventure to be the first to get 3 bones by exploring, picking up and delivering, planning, plotting, peeing, and more! All of the dogs play in unique ways and to find out more, tune in and then check out the Kickstarter:

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Cooking Rumble

Cooking…it’s not for the weak minded. When you mix in rumbling, does that make a game the hardcore match of games? Grab your ingredients, get ready to make your dishes, and LET’S RUMBLE! Cooking Rumble by Aether Tower Studios, funding on Kickstarter starting August 22nd!

      Cooking Rumble - MFGCast
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