Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board

In my just-released episode 9 of The Board Game Show podcast, I interview Blocks In The East designer, Emanuele Santandrea.

 

I recently talked to Emanuele via Skype at his home in Italy where he tells us all about Blocks in the East, his dedication to the quality of components, his design philosophy and an overview of the combat system.

 

Stick around after this interview for further discussion of Blocks In The East with wargamer, Kevin Sharp of The Big Board wargaming Website.

You can download or stream episode 9 of the podcast on The Board Game Show Website. The Board Game Show is also available on iTunes, though it can take several hours for new episodes to propagate.

I hope you enjoy the interview, and please let me know what you think!

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Comment by Scott Bogen on September 23, 2013 at 12:23pm

Terrific! Thanks for listening!

Comment by Thomas A Stevenson on September 22, 2013 at 10:12pm

I am in the process of listening to the Podcast now.

Comment by Scott Bogen on September 22, 2013 at 10:05pm

Thanks for jumping in there, Kevin!

Comment by Kev on September 22, 2013 at 10:30am

Hi there Thomas. No this is not related. This is a new fresh look at the East and West Fronts with Block in the West.

EFII has had an amazing run, and dozens of rules revisions. This is a new game released late last year. It is receiving great reviews. I for one would not compare it to EFII, but many have as a point of reference. They both have blocks.

There are (like many East Front Games) similarities, blitzkrieg, air, etc. This title has a significant Strategic element as well as Production choices to be made and a technology tree that can be invested in as an optional rule for exploration of the 'what if'.

My blog has some video and play thru etc  feel free to look there for more detail.

Comment by Thomas A Stevenson on September 21, 2013 at 4:38pm

Is this game related to the Columbia Game's Eastfront?

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