Context Free

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

25 episodes of Context Free since the first episode, which aired on September 12th, 2017.

  • Episode 33: What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We take the deep dive retrospective on our year spent playing Betrayal Legacy, as well as a couple other legacy-style games that are almost certainly better. We discuss XCOM2: War of the Chosen and all the extra goodness it brings, goodness you didn't even realize you wanted or needed. Jason K makes a bold recommendation for Kentucky Route Zero with just an hour played. We finish with a quick overview of Watergate, a board game set amidst the Nixon scandal, a throwback to an era when evidence of wrongdoing mattered.

  • Episode 32: We Went to the Movies. Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Episode  |  January 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We talk holiday moviegoing and a raft of gaming titles on our table and screen this December. We rant about paying for cosmetic upgrades in solo games and consider the merits of playing Hive underwater. Happy 2020, everyone!

  • Episode 31: A party of Trust Fund Wizards

    Episode  |  November 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins
    bloodstained, death stranding, for the king, fury of dracula, nintendo switch, xbox game pass

    We start with a rundown of Jason K's recent D&D surge.
    On console we discuss: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Xbox Game Pass, Death Stranding, For the King
    On the table top: Fury of Dracula

  • Episode 30: Peak Aggravation with the Sportsball

    Episode  |  September 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We discuss playing boardgames online at and recent games we're playing on the consoles. We introduce a new segment called "Pitch a Game," mull over the word "satisfying," and Jason K vents about rooting for disappointing sports teams.

  • Episode 29: Ship Destroyed! You're All Fired!

    Episode  |  August 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins

    We discuss rolling dice in FUSE and Calavera, Subnautica: Below Zero, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on PS4 and Jason K's love of the vast adventures in Tangledeep on Switch and Mage Knight on the tabletop.

  • Episode 28: I'm in Awe of Our Honorable Mentions

    Episode  |  July 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We discuss our top 5 games inspiring awe. With many many honorable mentions.

  • Episode 27: A Lego isn't a puzzle

    Episode  |  June 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins

    We discuss the wonders and puzzles of the Broken Token Gloomhaven organizer, the retro-arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo, continuing adventures in Dead Cells and No Man's Sky, and Jason M's first hours with the space thriller, Observation on PS4. We end with a in-depth discussion on solo gaming, both on the tabletop and the screen: What motivates us to game with others? By ourselves? Is solo boardgaming really that unusual?

  • Episode 26: Big Games in Small Packages

    Episode  |  May 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins

    We discuss the party deduction game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, the mind-bending logic puzzles of Baba is You, and Circle the Wagons, a game that literally fits in your wallet. We end with our thoughts on big games in small packages, game designs that deliver far more than you'd expect at first glance.

  • Episode 25: So Damn Satisfying: Dead Cells & RE2

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 19 secs

    We discuss the remake of Resident Evil 2 and Dead Cells.

  • Episode 24: Frog of Love?

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  50 mins 38 secs

    On the tabletop: Fog of Love and Chronicles of Crime.
    On the PS4: Subnautica.
    On the Switch: Moonlighter.
    On the Steam: CrossCode

  • Episode 23: Don't Check Your Phone...Unless You Want Your Face Eaten

    Episode  |  December 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 10 mins
    console game, if, interactive fiction, tabletop, video game

    Tabletop: Keyforge, Cribbage, Battle Lore, and Escape from the Aliens in Outerspace. Console: Red Dead Redemption 2.
    Web : Alias 'The Magpie' and Bogeyman.

  • Episode 22: Dracula and Alien Walk Into a Tavern

    Episode  |  October 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 54 secs

    The Fury of Dracula, crossover between gaming in board games and video games, and Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game.

  • Episode 21: Nintendoishness, Eels and Nerdshame

    Episode  |  October 2nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins

    On the tabletop: Root, Dominion, Burgle Bros. On the screen: Donut County, Super Mario Odyssey, Hollow Knight

  • Episode 20: Hellenica: Story of Greece and Special Guest Scott DeMers

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 24 mins
    game design, greece, greek, hellenica, tabletop

    This episode we discuss the game Hellenica: Story of Greece with designer Scott DeMers, as well as his experience designing and kickstarting a boardgame.

  • Episode 19: Super Pink and Super Cute

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  55 mins 50 secs

    @Kegz teaches you how to plan a game night. On the table top: Mars Open: Tabletop Golf & Flamme Rouge. On console: Has-been Heroes

  • Episode 18: Become One to Defeat All the Levels of the Game

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This episode we primarily discuss The Mind, Ganz Schön Clever, and Tacoma. See the site for many links to every game we touch on.