BGB Podcast #53 – Objection!

Take that!

Objectivity is a nice goal, but what does it mean for board game criticism? Are there elements of board game design that we can have factual conversations about, without invoking our personal biases? We debate this in the only way we know how. Before we start shouting, we talk about Hyperspace, Gùgōng, and Wingspan.

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Timecodes:

02:30 – Hyperspace
08:52 – Gùgōng
14:43 – ZhanGuo
17:35 – Last Will
18:06 – Wingspan
21:37 – Innovation
26:26 – Critical Objectivity
26:58 – Nemesis
28:01 – Zombicide
32:01 – Heroes of Land, Air & Sea
43:04 – Monopoly
43:55 – Formula D
44:42 – Magical Athlete
46:18 – 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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1 Response

  1. Avatar Michel says:

    Hello. Thank you for sharing your opinion about Hyperspace! I am interested in the game but I am not sure I want to go full in. If you had to pick a few more races, like 4-6, on top of the 4 in the base game, which ones would you pick? Which ones would you recommend and maybe why in a few words? Thanks!

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