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 if you know something that your opponents don’t; and we’re not just talking pure social deduction. Before we secretly look at our cards, we talk about Omen: Fires in the East, Gaia Project, Pioneer Days, and Drop It.

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01:30 – Omen: Fires in the East
03:39 – Gaia Project
05:43 – Pioneer Days
09:59 – Drop It
11:21 – Hidden Information
13:31 – Archipelago
19:32 – Dead of Winter
23:04 – I’m The Boss
23:48 – El Grande
27:56 – Discworld: Ankh Morpork
30:21 – Hanabi
38:58 – Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
39:59 – Chaosmos
41:55 – New Angeles
43:21 – Lifeboat

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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