Category: Podcast

BGB Podcast #14 – Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Do you promise not to tell? You might not have been able to tell after last week, but it turns out … some games … are good. We kick off three weeks of our favourite mechanics in board games with Neilan’s pick, hidden information. Sometimes a game is injected with a lot of intrigue...

BGB Podcast #13 – We’re Still Right

When you’re right, you’re right, and when you’re right as often as we are, why not let the world know? This week, we return to BoardGameGeek’s top list, but we’re flipping it on its head. Literally. Its actual head. That’s right, we’re talking about much loved games that we don’t much love. You’d think...

BGB Podcast #12 – More Isn’t Always Better

It just wasn’t the same without Kalen, eh? Better, some might say. This week, we explain and expound our experiences with expansions. Improvements, tweaks, variability: the benefits are clear, so that’s it, discussion over, right? You’d think so … but then you wouldn’t be us. Step aside, kid, let us do your thinking for...

BGB Podcast #11 – Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

The king is dead! Long live the king! That’s right, Kalen’s out this week, and we’re stepping up the podcast with a fresh new sound. Enjoy it while it lasts. Why is everything so heavy? Well, we all played Dominant Species together, and so we’re in a heavy sort of mood. There’s a very...

BGB Podcast #10 – Everyone is Wrong and We are Right

Double digits, yo. First, a bit of housekeeping; you might have noticed that it is not Wednesday. We’re trying a new schedule that will get the episodes out at a consistent time going forward, rather than, “It’s still Wednesday somewhere, right?” So what that means for you is that wherever you are, Thursday morning...

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...

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...