Category: Podcast

BGB Podcast #29 – Cult of the You Do You

Shiny and new! Everyone online is talking about the latest, greatest thing, and you can’t help but feel that you’re missing out. How important is it to keep up with the cult of the new? Didn’t mother always say to never join a cult? Before we cancel our preorders, we also talk about Cthulhu...

BGB Podcast #28 – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sometimes you’ve just got to keep it casual. In the wake of Gen Con, we return home invigorated about just how grand and diverse the hobby is. We celebrate the games that we might not otherwise have thought to play, and encourage you to do the same! We also talk about Lift it!, The...

BGB Podcast #27 – Gen Con 2018 Day Three

In which our intrepid heroes return home, changed both without and within. Day three of Gen Con is over, and that’s a wrap for our coverage from Indianapolis! Enjoy our final thoughts from the show floor (at least for this week), while we trudge back to the west coast with as many games as...

BGB Podcast #26 – Gen Con 2018 Day Two

In which a goldfish is found, and subsequently lost. We’re halfway through Gen Con, and we wrap up day two of the show with our thoughts from the floors and tables and beds (?!) of Indianapolis. We talk about Crusader Kings, Scarabya, Petrichor, Zogan, Flotsam Fight, Welcome To…, and Dice Fishing: Roll and Catch!...

BGB Podcast #25 – Gen Con 2018 Day One

In which three men in sunglasses encounter an axe wielding murderer. Gen Con! It’s here at last, and we run through our quick impressions of the first day of the show. We talk about Exodus: Paris Nouveau, Reef, Nyctophobia, and Illusion. If you don’t want to miss an episode, please subscribe on iTunes/Google Play/Stitcher/Spotify, or add...

BGB Podcast #24 – Gen Con 2018 Preview

Ah, Gen Con. It’s like Christmas in August, minus the garish decorations and bearded dudes in silly costumes. No, wait. Gen Con 2018 is almost upon us, and we’re counting down the games we’re most excited to check out! There’s a whole host of stuff that’ll be announced, spoken about, and released in the...

BGB Podcast #23 – Are You Feeling Lucky?

Alea iacta est. Or, as the poet Robert Van Winkle translated from the original Latin, dice dice baby. Luck is an element of almost every board game there is, but it’s still a major point of contention. Whether it’s the roll of dice, or the draw of a card, randomness can make or break...

BGB Podcast #22 – Baby’s First Social Interaction

Look, you just do your thing, and I’ll do mine, okay? Multiplayer Solitaire doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Sometimes we’re just not always looking for high interaction, high conflict games, and that’s okay. We break down some games with low interaction, and what makes them great. Before we parallel play, we also...

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...

BGB Podcast #20 – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

BGB listener Michael is definitely not a daft punk, because he suggested this week’s topic, about games that replace other games. That’s right, it’s another countdown episode! Every so often you play a game that does everything another one does, but maybe just a little bit better. Well, you could keep them both, but...