BGB Podcast #21 – The Beautiful Game
IT’S COMING HOME! UP ENGLAND, RAH RAH RAH! Ahem. Sorry.
World Cup fever sweeps the podcast, as we consider the analogies between board gaming and sport. Are players required to be competitive? How important is sportsmanship? What’s the time and place for aggressive play? Did Mark really wear his soccer kit to record this episode? The answer to that last question is “yes”. Before we kick off, we talk about Harvest, Caylus, Exit: The Game, and Trajan.
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2:07 – Harvest
4:27 – Caylus
9:45 – Exit: The Game
13:39 – Trajan
14:48 – Board Games and Sport
19:45 – Balderdash
26:52 – Rising Sun
29:24 – Archipelago
33:24 – Care Bear Eurogame
36:22 – Diplomacy
Thank you to Heart Society for generously letting us use What’s On Your Mind, Kid? from their album Wake the Queens.