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 vocal subset of the community that’ll insist a game isn’t worth playing unless it’s mechanics are punching above a certain weight. But, surely there’s room in a collection for the light games, the easy games, the so-called gateway games? We hash it out, but before we get into Dominant Species and games of its ilk, we revisit Codenames, Pictomania, Clank! and take a first look at The 7th Continent.

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01:37 – Codenames
02:28 – Clank!
08:52 – Pictomania
12:27 – Dominant Species
28:20 – The 7th Continent
37:37 – Heavy Games

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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2 Responses

  1. Joel Patchell says:

    You should try Dominant Species faster game play variant where you remove a couple dominance cards.

    • Orange Tank says:

      Noted! I’d be curious to try it again with that.

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