Vox Republica 097: Going Gaga for HABA

Episode 097

Length: 36:54

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VR Logo 300Welcome back to Vox Republica, the Cardboard Republic Podcast!

We post new episodes every Thursday, with each episode being about 20 – 30 minutes long.

DESCRIPTION: Before disappearing for our annual two week Vox break, Erin and Ryan briefly chat about some upcoming games we’re previewing before sitting down with Lea Culliton of HABA USA. Yay HABA!

GUEST: Lea Culliton



  • We touch upon the news that due to legal issues and geographical limitations, Martin Wallace’s Treefrog Games will stop distributing games directly.
  • The Vox will be taking its annual two week hiatus after this week, but we’ll be back soon. We promise!


  • We sit down with HABA USA President Lea Culliton and chat about a host of topics, including
    • HABA’s presence in the US – past, present, and future
    • The process by which HABA games are chosen for the US market
    • Lea’s reflections on getting more involved with the games division of the company
    • HABA USA’s current challenges
    • and more!


  • Watch the site on September 1st for not one but two game previews.
  • As always, Cardboard Republic YouTube videos are still happening. Subscribe to stay on top of new releases!


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.