BGB Podcast #16 – How to Win Friends & Area Control People

Lenin famously said, “Trust is good, control is better.” Lennon famously said, “I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob”. In a way, they’re both right.

We wrap up the mechanics trilogy with Kalen’s pick, area control. Maybe it’s because we were all raised on Risk, but there’s something universal about seeing a map of territory, filled with your opponent’s pieces, and thinking, “it would be a lot better if those were my pieces instead”. Before we auction off countries, we talk about Herbaceous Sprouts, Fae, Explorers of the North Sea, Wiz-War, and Imperial 2030.

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02:40 – Herbaceous Sprouts
04:53 – Herbaceous
06:08 – Fae
08:54 – Explorers of the North Sea
10:30 – Wiz-War
15:01 – Imperial 2030
19:40 – Area Control
25:32 – Blood Rage, Rising Sun
27:20 – Risk
28:10 – Kemet, Inis
32:10 – Hanamikoji, Battle Line
35:05 – Eclipse
35:30 – Twilight Struggle, Cuba Libre
37:18 – Notre Dame
37:52 – Scythe
41:14 – Ethnos
42:34 – Tigris & Euphrates
42:52 – Glüx
43:45 – Diplomacy

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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