BGB Podcast #57 – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Gateway

I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.

Gateway games are an often requested topic, but we wouldn’t be us without a big old debate about them first. Are they important? Should you be trying to convert your friends at all? Isn’t every game a gateway game if you just talk slowly enough? Before we raise the portcullis, we also talk about Targi, and Catan.

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01:25 – Targi
07:19 – Catan
09:35 – Gateway games
17:11 – Forbidden Island
18:38 – Codenames
19:01 – Sushi Go!
22:23 – A Fake Artist Goes to New York
24:56 – Bärenpark
27:47 – Biblios
32:16 – Splendor
35:31 – The Quest for El Dorado
38:12 – Blue Lagoon
41:05 – Dominion
43:57 – Wingspan
47:32 – Converting non-gamers?

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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