BGB Podcast #18 – You Get What You Give

What you put in is what you get out. BGB listener Aaron put in a great idea for a podcast topic, and what he gets out of it is … well that’s for him to determine.

I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where, as the newcomer to a game, we get crushed by the veterans. Skill and experience should be important parts of determining the winner of a game, but accessibility for new players is important too, so, where’s the balance? Before we reward repeat plays, we discuss High Society, Rising 5: Runes of AsterosThe Tea Dragon Society Card Game, and Inkognito.

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03:42 – High Society
07:16 – For Sale
08:20 – Rising 5: Runes of Asteros
12:17 – The Tea Dragon Society Card Game
14:36 – Inkognito
19:17 – Rewarding Experience versus Accessibility
20:53 – Food Chain Magnate
23:40 – Chess
28:27 – Power Grid
32:38 – Arboretum
33:45 – Through the Ages
39:35 – Innovation
41:37 – Guards of Atlantis

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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