The 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast

The 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast

www.greencouchgames.com/podcast
Tabletop gaming in small proportion. This podcast from game designer and publisher, Jason Kotarski (Green Couch Games) explores those great little games known as “fillers”. Each episode clocks in around 20 minutes and will be filled with reviews, inte


89: Filling Time with Jonathan Chaffer
Jun 18 • 23 min
Jason and Jonathan talk about some great little games.
88, Going Into Battle
Apr 27, 2018 • 23 min
Jason and Jake talk about Dice Throne, Battle Kittens, and list some sweet games!
87, Jonathan Chaffer
Mar 23, 2018 • 27 min
Jason and Jake chat with game designer, Jonathan Chaffer about Stroop, Filler, and GRUBS as well as some discussion about what everyone has been playing.
86, What’s That?!
Mar 9, 2018 • 32 min
Jason and Jake talk about games with neat table presence to draw new players in!
85, Is Small Still Big?
Feb 27, 2018 • 23 min
Jason and Jake talk about micro games. How are things looking for these tiny games that burst onto the scene with Love Letter?
84, Puzzly Fun-time!
Feb 13, 2018 • 18 min
Jason is joined once again by Eric to talk about some fun, puzzly games: Super Mario Bros: Level Up, Sagrada, Harvest Dice, and Number 9.
83, Tasty Games
Feb 1, 2018 • 23 min
Jason and Jake chat about tasteful little games like The Fox in the Forest, Illimat, and Yummy World Party at Picnic Palace Card Game.
82, New Season!
Jan 19, 2018 • 23 min
Wow! Has it really been that long?! The 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast is back! Jason and new regular Jake chat about great little games including Crokinole, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, and more! Join us as we get back into it!
81, GenCon50 2017
Aug 21, 2017 • 27 min
Jason and Eric share about their GenCon experience on the ride home from Indianapolis!
80, Davy Waknarok
Aug 4, 2017 • 30 min
Jason chats with artist and illustrator of Before The Earth Explodes, Davy Wagnarok about art, sci-fi, space fillers, and more!
79, Origins 2017 with Chris Copac
Jun 28, 2017 • 48 min
Jason and Chris talk about their Origins 2017 experience including game highlights, surprises, and more!
78, Marc Specter and Pocket Ops
Jun 1, 2017 • 24 min
Jason and Marc talk about Grand Gamers Guild, Unpub Midwest, the upcoming Kickstarter game Pocket Ops, and more!
77, Adam Vass of La Dispute and World Champ Game Co.
May 26, 2017 • 33 min
Jason chats with Adam Vass, bassist for La Dispute and publisher, designer, and artist of the new boutique game company, World Champ Game Co. www.worldchampgame.co
76, Jason Goes Back To School
May 11, 2017 • 33 min
Jason chats with Dean Meyer (Lansing, Michigan gamer and teacher) and his 5th Grade Board Game Design Club about making games.
75, Brian’s Got Game
Apr 25, 2017 • 21 min
Jason interviews Brian of Brian’s Got Game about being a content creator in the board gaming space.
74, Catching Up
Apr 11, 2017 • 21 min
Jason catches up with Eric and games they’ve been playing!
73, Get in the Game at Unpub!
Mar 21, 2017 • 23 min
Jason went to Baltimore, Maryland for Unpub 7. He chats with game designers, Ben Pinchback, John du Bois, Nat Levan, Joshua J Mills, and Rob Couch about the experience and tips for making games.
72, Minty Wizards
Mar 15, 2017 • 22 min
Jason and Eric talk about Mint Works, Rock, Paper, Wizards, and Harry Potter Battle at Hogwarts Co-operative Deck-building game. They also talk about Gamespace in Flint at the Historic Factory 2, Unpub, and the new game from Green Couch Games that just…
71, SaltCon and Stuff
Mar 10, 2017 • 25 min
Jason and Eric talk about Jason’s time at SaltCon and new fillers; Starving Artists, Lotus, Kingdomino and more. Rocky Road a la Mode and OutLawed! are shipping now! Don’t forget to check out Ladder 29 from Green Couch Games and designed by Ben P…
70, Solo and More-O
Jan 27, 2017 • 24 min
Jason and Eric talk about filler games they have been playing and solitaire games.
69 dudes! 2016 Filler of the Year/Game of the Year
Jan 18, 2017 • 21 min
Jason and Green Couch Games designers share their picks for 2016 Filler of the Year and Game of the Year!
68, Holiday Gaming
Jan 5, 2017 • 22 min
Jason and Eric talk about games they played over the holidays. Also, 20 Minutes of Filler and Green Couch Games shirts now available at www.greencouchgames.threadless.com!
67, Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 7, 2016 • 23 min
Jason shares ideas for great fillers to give as gifts this holiday season!
66, Jason Slingerland Gets Real
Oct 11, 2016 • 26 min
Jason and Jason talk about the game Unreal Estate and give some game recommendations as well.
65, Marc Takes Over
Sep 22, 2016 • 20 min
Marc from the Grand Gamers Guild interviews Jason about Green Couch Games and OutLawed!
64, On Target
Sep 12, 2016 • 24 min
Jason and Eric chat about games they have been playing including the new line-up of Target Exclusives: Ticket to Ride: First Journey, Evolution: The Beginning, and Qwixx Deluxe.
63, GenCon 2016
Aug 22, 2016 • 27 min
Jason and friends share highlights of GenCon 2016!
62, Protospiel 2016 and SdJ
Jul 19, 2016 • 25 min
Jason and Eric talk about their experience at Protospiel 2016 and the Spiel des Jahres nominees.
61, Origins 2016
Jun 28, 2016 • 23 min
Jason chats with friends about their experience at Origins 2016!
60, Full-fat Fillers with Joshua J Mills
Jun 14, 2016 • 24 min
Jason and Josh talk about Origins, meaty filler games, and Rocky Road a la Mode.
59. GeekDad’s Dave Banks
May 31, 2016 • 24 min
Jason and Eric chat with Dave Banks from GeekDad during Geekway to the West in St. Louis, MO.
58, Geekway 2016
May 24, 2016 • 27 min
Jason and Eric chat about their experience at Geekway to the West on the road home from St. Louis, MO.
57, Wrasslin’ with Ryan
Mar 18, 2016 • 32 min
Jason and Ryan Cowler talk about playing WWE Superstar Showdown over Skype as well as Ryan’s upcoming game Super Pocket League Extreme Wrestling from ButtonShy Games.
56, Building Games with Jason Slingerland
Mar 10, 2016 • 22 min
Jason talked with fellow podcaster and game designer Jason Slingerland about documenting the process of game creation from prototype to publication. Jason Slingerland is the co-host of the Building the Game Podcast. The two Jasons also talk about Mr. J…
55, Something Old, Something New with Turn the Tide and Hocus
Mar 3, 2016 • 25 min
Jason and Eric talk about some snow day wins and share about Turn the Tide and Hocus.
54, Hungry!
Feb 5, 2016 • 29 min
Jason and Eric talk about food games including Food Fighters, Just Desserts, and Wok on Fire!
53, Super!
Jan 29, 2016 • 22 min
Jason and Eric chat about the ongoing Marvel vs. DC rivalry and a couple games, too!
52, Stacked!
Jan 22, 2016 • 21 min
Jason, Eric, and Chris talk about what they’ve been playing: Get Bit!, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, and Between Two Cities. They also dig into a few stacking games: Jenga, Rhino Hero, Wonky, Bataclan, and Cat Tower!
51, Michigan Designers: John duBois and Mike Petty
Jan 10, 2016 • 22 min
Jason chats with designers, John duBois and Mike Petty about game design and their favorite fillers.
50, Holiday Gaming
Jan 7, 2016 • 24 min
Jason and guest, Eric Carlson, talk about some of the games they played over the holidays including; Rolling America, Sushi Go, Outfoxed!, Me Want Cookies, Wok on Fire and more!
49, Daryl Andrews and Fantasy Fantasy Baseball
Dec 8, 2015 • 26 min
Jason chats with designer and podcaster Daryl Andrews about Fantasy Fantasy Baseball and his favorite filler games.
48, 24 Hours with Joshua J Mills
Nov 12, 2015 • 34 min
Jason talks with Joshua J Mills about game design, Gamer’s For Cures’ 24 Hour Board Game Marathon. And games!
47, Yetis, Wookies, Spies
Sep 14, 2015 • 34 min
Jason interviews game designer, Matt Wolfe about GenCon, hipster games, Codenames, Loopin Chewie, and Avalanche at Yeti Mountain!
46, GenCon 2015
Sep 3, 2015 • 31 min
Andy and Jason talk about their experiences at GenCon 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
45, Ryan Cowler Interview
Jul 6, 2015 • 30 min
Jason interviews JurassAttack! designer Ryan Cowler.
44, Connecting People with Games
Jun 30, 2015 • 30 min
Jason and Andy chat with friends Chris and Eric who have both used games to facilitate building relationships in ministry. They also make make predictions for this year’s Spiel des Jahres winner.
43, Origins 2015
Jun 9, 2015 • 27 min
Jason walks the showroom floor of Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio chatting with publishers, designers, and podcasters.
42, Gamewright Games’ Jason Schneider
Apr 23, 2015 • 31 min
Jason interviews Jason Schneider from Gamewright Games about great little games and their upcoming titles.
41, Spring Cleaning, Something Old/Something New, and Star Wars!
Apr 16, 2015 • 27 min
Jason and Andy talk about the Star Wars Episode VII teaser #2, getting rid of games, and the games Good Cop, Bad Cop, and Mow.
40, Game Night
Mar 23, 2015 • 24 min
Jason and Andy chat with friend DJ and Alisa about their experiences with going to game night!
39, Adam McIver is a Cool Dude
Mar 16, 2015 • 34 min
Jason chats with artist, graphic designer, and game designer Adam McIver of The Cre8tive Dept. about games and stuff.
38, Start Your Engines
Mar 8, 2015 • 26 min
Jason and Andy talk about what they’ve been playing, what’s cool on Kickstarter, and race games!
37. Living Large with Happy Mitten Games
Feb 23, 2015 • 26 min
Jason chats with Jeff Large from Happy Mitten Games about their podcast and new game, Aether Magic by Matt Worden.
36, The Tiny Epic Podcast + Big News From Green Couch Games!
Jan 13, 2015 • 31 min
Jason and Andy chat with the man behind all games Tiny Epic, Scott Almes. PLUS: Jason announces the next title from Green Couch Games!!!
35, The Beginning of the End, Part 3
Jan 5, 2015 • 35 min
Andy and Jason share their top 4 games of 2014 and talk about music, too!
34, The Beginning of the End, Part 2
Dec 30, 2014 • 26 min
Jason and Andy continue with their Top 10 games of 2014 and talk about video games they have been playing.
33, The Beginning of the End…of the Year, Part 1
Dec 15, 2014 • 24 min
Jason and Andy start to reflect on their favorite games from 2014 and share couple book recommendations as well.
32, A Christmas Couple
Dec 8, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy share their Christmas Wishlists and give a couple recommendations to put under the tree.
31, Horrific Pet Peeves and Halloween
Oct 31, 2014 • 30 min
Jason and Andy talk about annoying stuff and recommend games for Halloween!
30, Kickstart My Heart
Oct 23, 2014 • 30 min
Jason and Andy talk about what they look for in a Kickstarter project and some recent games funded on Kickstarter including; Pairs, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, and Draco Magi.
29, An Interview with Patrick from Crash Games
Oct 8, 2014 • 29 min
Jason talked with Patrick Nickell of Crash Games about his Pub Series Games and some of his favorite fillers.
28, We’re Back!
Oct 2, 2014 • 23 min
Jason and Andy are back with a new episode featuring great little games after a long last month of Summer. Games featured: Coup: Reformation, Bang! The Dice Game, Knee Jerk, and more!
27, Viva La Revolution! with Philip duBarry
Aug 26, 2014 • 25 min
Jason chats with games designer Philip duBarry about his games and some of his favorite fillers!
26, Con Crud
Aug 21, 2014 • 25 min
Jason and Andy talk about some of the excitement leftover from GenCon2014!
25, Geeked About GenCon
Aug 12, 2014 • 24 min
Jason and Andy get a bit excited about GenCon.
24, The Prolific Frenchman
Aug 6, 2014 • 21 min
Jason and Andy talk about 2 games premiering at GenCon from Bruno Cathala and Blue Orange Games: Niya and Longhorn.
23, That Game Was Better Before It Was Published
Jul 28, 2014 • 23 min
Jason and Andy talk about Protospiel Ann Arbor and games coming from the indie game community through print-on-demand publishing. Links and Topics
22, Shameless
Jul 15, 2014 • 22 min
Andy interviews Jason about his new game company, Green Couch Games, and his new game with Philip duBarry, Fidelitas Links and Topics Green Couch Games F…
21, Life After Origins
Jul 8, 2014 • 28 min
Jason and Andy recap our summer break, Origins, and a couple of 2 player games you’ll love! Links and Topics Unpub Website
20, 35 Minutes of Origins 2014
Jun 17, 2014 • 34 min
Jason hits Origins and interviews a slew of game designers and publishers! Minterviews Patrick Nickell of Crash Games Mich…
19, Convention Season
Jun 9, 2014 • 23 min
Jason and Andy discuss the fun that is found at gaming conventions!
18, Something Old/Something New with Fluxx and Pina Pirata
Jun 2, 2014 • 25 min
Jason and Andy just riffing on a bunch of games we”ve played lately. If you like it fast and loose, this episode is for you. Games Featured
17, Built For Speed
May 28, 2014 • 24 min
Jason and Andy talk about finding games on a budget, and SPEED GAMES! Games Featured Anomia
16, The Double Life of Daniel Solis
May 19, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy talk to Daniel Solis about his career in the table top game hobby; Daniels game designs, his art direction work on other projects, and all the fun and interesting thing’s he’s working on! Daniel’s B…
15, Discovering Games
May 12, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy talk about how they discover new interesting games. From BGG to FLGS you’ll get a rundown of where to find the hits and hidden gems.Jason recommends:
14, 20 Minutes of Filler Sells Out
May 6, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy talk about joining the Dice Tower Network of podcasts and give recommendations for Cardline: Animals and Splendor.Cardline: Animals
13, Filler with Matt and Ben
Apr 29, 2014 • 22 min
Designers of Fleet and Eggs and Empires, Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, return to talk about some of their favorite filler games.
12, Fish Eggs with Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback
Apr 21, 2014 • 21 min
Jason and Andy talk with Michigan-based designers, Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback about Fleet and their latest game Eggs and Empires.Eggs and…
11, Getting Tricky with Black Spy and Wizard.
Apr 14, 2014 • 23 min
Jason and Andy barely scratch the surface while digging into the topic of trick-taking card games. href=”http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1982/black-spy”>Black SpyWizard
10, Something New/Something New with 20 Express and The Builders
Apr 6, 2014 • 22 min
Jason is reunited with co-host, Andy, and they share recommendations for 20 Express and The Builders: Middle Ages. href=”http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144553/the-builders-mid…
9, A Couple for Couples
Mar 31, 2014 • 21 min
Jason chats with his wife Lisa about some of her favorite filler games for 2 players.Ticket To Ride : MärklinLost …
8, On the Road with Jeff Large and Rob Couch.
Mar 24, 2014 • 21 min
On a trip back from Protospiel Milwaukee, Jason chats with Jeff Large from Happy Mitten Games and Rob Couch for the Building the Game Podcast about some of their favorite filler games.
7, German Award Winners
Mar 17, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy discuss the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) and look at some of the filler games that have been honored with the award.Spiel de…
6, Jason Tagmire Interview
Mar 10, 2014 • 20 min
Jason chats with game designer Jason Tagmire about his games, upcoming projects, and his favorite fillers!Jason Tagmire’s game design thing - Button ShyStoryteller Card…
5, You Have To Use Your Hands?
Mar 3, 2014 • 21 min
Jason and Andy discuss dexterity games that make great fillers. Game Recommendations Loopin’ Louie
4, Something Old/Something New with 6 Nimmt! and This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the 2-4 of Us!
Feb 24, 2014 • 22 min
Jason and Andy talk about filler games on Kickstarter and recommend the classic card game 6 Nimmt! and the recent Kickstarter success, This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us. Game Recommendations
3, Something Old/Something New with Battle Line and 23.
Feb 17, 2014 • 21 min
In this episode we get to know hosts Jason and Andy and their personal gaming tastes along with a look at Knizia’s new classic Battleline and a newer card game from Germany called 23. Games Mentioned in this episode:
2, Dice Hate Me’s Chris Kirkman
Feb 10, 2014 • 25 min
You can now subscribe to the podcast in iTunes!In this episode, Jason chats with Dice Hate Me Games’ publisher Chris Kirkman about some of his favorite filler games and his new line of small box c…
1, The Inaugural Podcast
Feb 3, 2014 • 23 min
For the first episode of the show, Jason and Andy discuss key characteristics of “filler” games and share their experiences with Level 99 Games’ Pixel Tactics and