Ramblings 014 – Sherlock: Last Call

Sherlock Last Call Cover

How much fun can it really be?  Well, we had a ball!

So Alpal is back, and of course one of the first things she shows me is a completely new game.

Sherlock: Last Call may look like the Unlock! series, but it shares more with Sherlock Consulting Detective than the escape room series.  And just like any one and done adventure, it’s hard to describe exactly why it’s fun without spoilers.  But we do get through it spoilers!

The one thing we didn’t get through it without was a very excited Jessie Jaws that will one day probably have her own segment on the show 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Don’t forget – you can now search for JohnHQLD Podcasts in most podcast players!

Or you can open them directly in SpotifyiTunes or SoundCloud here.

If searching for JohnHQLD Podcasts doesn’t work, add this RSS feed URL and you should be ready to go!

Blatherings 017 – Apologies, Tetris 99 and Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 3 Worlds Promo

I can’t remember the last time I was able to finish a game, let alone this quickly!

Another week, another round of chatting!

But first an apology for last weeks absence – I was hoping to do a YouTube reveal that broke at the 11th hour, and now I want to redo it,

So today I have some thoughts on Tetris 99, and an answer for the question ‘Should I play Kingdom Hearts 3’ now I have finished the story.

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD


Don’t forget – you can now search for JohnHQLD Podcasts in most podcast players!

Or you can open them directly in SpotifyiTunes or SoundCloud here.

If searching for JohnHQLD Podcasts doesn’t work, add this RSS feed URL and you should be ready to go!

Blatherings 016 – Some tweaks are coming, and it’s been a year!

JohnHQLD's Blatherings Podcast

Another Year Bites the Dust

And we made it through a whole year!  It’s a milestone that just zipped by me, it really hasn’t felt like it.

Alpal is still taking some time out, so it’s just me – so that means another Blatherings!  That won’t be the case for much longer though, as The Rabbit has agreed to join us talk about games played 🙂

Sorry I sound a bit sniffly and bleh – my nose is making it hard to breath and talking has been interesting 🙁

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Don’t forget – you can now search for JohnHQLD Podcasts in most podcast players!

Or you can open them directly in SpotifyiTunes or SoundCloud here.

If searching for JohnHQLD Podcasts doesn’t work, add this RSS feed URL and you should be ready to go!

Blatherings 015 – Kingdom Hearts 3

20190202 Blatherings 015 Kingdom Hearts 3

When Alpal is away, I will Blather away!

Another Saturday, another podcast. But with Alpal taking a break, it’s back to the Blatherings!

And the timing worked out great for me because I can talk about a Video Game I have been waiting for. And waiting for. And waiting.

But now Kingdom Hearts 3 is here, and today I talk about if new players can pick it up or not, with no story spoilers at all.

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Ramblings 012 – Dinosaur Tea Party

Dinosaur Tea Party 20181119

Stripes in the Orange Room?  I don’t think so!

Another Saturday, another Rambling!

Today Alpal and I discuss yet another surprisingly simple fun game from the Restoration Games Stable – Dinosaur Tea Party.

What is it? Remember Guess Who? Now add Dinosaurs having High Tea. Yes, that sentence is correct 😀

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Ramblings 011 – Roll Player

Roll Player 20181112

When is a worker placement game not a worker placement game?  When I get it wrong!

Welcome back to 2019!

Today Alpal and I talk about a game she introduced me to that I instantly fell for, Roll Player. What I thought was ‘just’ a worker placement has much more in common with Roll and Write games, and it became a sleeper hit for me!

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Clear, Concise Ramblings 001 – Dead Man’s Chest and Manhattan

Ramblings Logo

And we are back!

It’s good to be back on the air again so to speak 🙂

Clear, Concise Ramblings is a podcast where Alpal and I just kick back and talk about some of the games we have been playing lately.  Maybe it will give you an idea for something to play yourself?  In this episode, Dead Man’s Chest and Manhatten are the topics of conversation.

Today also I am starting the drive down to Melbourne for PAX Aus – you may have noticed the countdown on the side?  Watch out on Twitter and Facebook for some impromptu updates on the way!

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD and Alpal

How would you like to listen to some Clear, Concise Ramblings?

Ramblings Logo

Getting ready to hit the road!

Hi everyone!

Quick one today.  This Saturday marks the very first episode of our new podcast Clear, Concise Ramblings!

Each week, Alpal and I will be having a quick chat about a game or two we have been playing.  Not quite a review, more an overview and our general thoughts.

The episodes will only be about 10 minutes each, so something quick to listen to each week!

End don’t forget the Blatherings haven’t ended – they are just a now and then thing when I feel like talking about some topics 🙂

Looking forward to continuing to unveil all the new stuff during and after PAX!

Until tomorrow,

JohnHQLD and Alpal