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 time itself, a favourite philosophical discussion of great minds immemorial; if you had to pare your collection down to just five board games, to play for a very long time, which would they be? Avert your eyes from the timecodes if you want to listen unspoiled, but let’s just say that you might be able to guess one or two.

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02:25 – Cthulhu Wars
04:29 – A Feast for Odin
07:31 – Cuba Libre
10:19 – Spirit Island
14:12 – Age of Steam
16:21 – Troyes
19:21 – Codenames
23:00 – Arboretum
27:51 – Cosmic Encounter
32:34 – Gloomhaven
36:44 – Innovation
38:50 – The Resistance
42:40 – Biblios

Thank you to Heart Society for generously letting us use What’s On Your Mind, Kid? from their album Wake the Queens.

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3 Responses

  1. Kyle says:

    Love the podcast and the new setup makes it sound great! Keep up the great work guys! OH! And I thought the theme of the new episode was really cool. I think I probably liked Neelan (Orange tank?) or the Green tank’s list the best, but I also really like Cosmic too.

  2. Orange Tank says:

    Thanks, Kyle! We’ve made a note on our scoreboards. Anything notable you think we missed?

  3. Kyle Alexander says:

    I don’t know. I might pick Concept. It feels like a open ended game that you could play anytime and it’s not so high pressure that you would get frustrated by it or anything. Maybe also Blood Rage? My friends and I have started playing this and I would love to get a chance to really get into it with them. Oh, maybe Glory to Rome? I only played it once but I really liked it and it felt like the kind of game you would enjoy more the more you played it.