The Action Points Podcast! Episode 62: Couching Trigger, Hidden Drag-and-Drop

In this episode:

We haven’t had an episode without a guest for while, so we get rambly as we talk about some couch multiplayer games that we’ve been playing. Evan and Aaron also chat about watching the Harmontown documentary, we review The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade and we run through some board game adaptations of video games. We also briefly talk about some licensed games and chat about player input into the design of games.


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Episode 62 – Couching Trigger, Hidden Drag-and-Drop

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

We’ll be at PAX Australia 2014 this weekend! Come find us and say hi J

Harmontown (the documentary, and the podcast)


Crypt of the Necrodancer

Dream Quest, which I’ve reviewed here on the blog

We also discuss Mother 3’s rhythm-based combat in this post


Mount Your Friends (which Evan should have included in his roundup of walking simulators)

Starwhal: Just The Tip

Gang Beasts

Samurai Gunn


Lethal League

Screencheat. We’ve also talked with the developers behind Screencheat on the podcast.

Assault Android Cactus


The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade (which is an actual astronomical thing)

Civilization: The Board Game, which Adam has reviewed on the podcast

Boss Monster

Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia


Resident Evil Deck Building Game, which I also spoke about on the podcast previously

Halo had a couple of themed Risk games

Gears of War: the Board Game

X-Wing Miniatures, and exciting news about the digital re-release of the X-Wing video games

Warcraft: The Board Game

World of Warcraft: The Board Game

Starcraft: The Board Game

The Pac-Man Game


Flash Duel

Puzzle Strike

BattleCon: Devastation of Indines and BattleCon: War of Indines

Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, or Glenn Drover’s Empires: The Age of Discovery

Evan did a short video review of Alien: Isolation

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Origins

Knights of the Old Republic

LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Magic: the Gathering is going to have a strategy board game and a movie

Yu-Gi-Oh!’s graphic design is pretty bad

Some dude finds an Alpha Black Lotus, worth about $25,000, on camera

I found a Tarmogoyf once? It’s worth close to $200 now

In Hungary, you don’t play Magic, you play POWER CARD GAME CARD

Weiß Schwarz is the game, and Bushiroad is the publisher

My Little Pony: Collectible Card Game

Legend of the Five Rings has player input into the storylines and cards

Android: Netrunner released a card designed by the winner of the 2012 World Championship

The Magic Invitational is a tournament where the prize is the opportunity to design a card for Magic, with your likeness in the art.

You Make the Card

Magic 2015’s Designer Cards

The Legend of Korra Game

Ghostbusters could have an all-female main cast


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