Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #9 – PhD in Legacy

It’s not just the podcast that’s cause for celebration, we’re also celebrating legacy this week … in more ways than one. Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s podcasting in a studio you don’t get to see. And now that I’ve drawn in all the Hamilton fans, let’s talk about board games! Specifically, board games...

BGB Podcast #8 – Just Deserts

What’s that you hear? Could it be the crisp sound of fresh new audio equipment? It is. It’s exactly that. Trapped on a desert island and forced to bring only five board games? We’ve all been there. And we’re going back. To the island. The board game island. It’s a question as old as...

Rising Sun Review

Even though Rising Sun is releasing into retail this week, we’ve had our grubby mitts on it for a while thanks to CMON’s phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign. But maybe you’re seeing it on store shelves for the first time. So naturally, you came to your favourite source for board game opinions, and opinions ye...

BGB Podcast #7 – Kicking and Screaming

Podcasts! Getcha podcasts! Get those takes while they’re hot. Today we’re talking Kickstarters. Can’t live with ’em, can’t rampantly overspend on incomplete unorthodox game designs without ’em. They’re clearly a major force in the board game hobby, but are they a force for good, or for evil? Or are rhetorical dichotomies only useful as...

BGB Podcast #6 – Today’s Theme: Pronunciation

Wednesday, more like Bestday, because it’s BGB podcast time. Our feature topic this week is theme. How important is the theme of a board game to you? Does it affect your enjoyment of a game? What games best utilize their theme to put a neat little bow on their mechanics? We talk about all...

BGB Podcast #5 – It’s Good To Be Kingmaker

Thursday! That’s the day the podcast goes up. No, wait, sorry it’s not, but due to a technical malfunction this one needed a little bit more time in the oven. I think you’ll find that it’s totally worth it. In this episode, after we talk about our week in board gaming, we look at...

Mysthea Preview

There’s an island in the sky, and it’s yours if you want it. Just remember where you left it, because it might not be there next time you look. Certainly one of the more unique mechanics we’ve seen in a board game, Mysthea by Tabula Games allows players to alter the board itself, by...

BGB Podcast #4 – Buy Buy Buy

It’s that time of the week! You know what I mean. On today’s pod (the first and last time I call it that), we talk about what we’ve been playing, then we take a long hard look at our collections and our shelves of shame, and figure out what we really need in a...

BGB Podcast #3 – Double Dragonfly

Everyone knows Wednesday is the best day of the week, but do you know why? That’s when new episodes of the Board Game Barrage podcast release! In today’s lovingly crafted audio thing, we recap our week of games, then we dive headfirst into our feature topic: Everyone’s talking about it, and so must we;...

BGB Podcast #2 – Catching Trains and Mathing Trades

It’s Wednesday! That means another episode of the Board Game Barrage Podcast! In today’s episode we each talk about what we’ve been playing, then we do a deep dive into the crazy world of math trades. Don’t let the name put you off, they’re an exciting way to trade or sell your board games,...