BGB Podcast #89 – Classified Information

Encyclopedia Mechanica.

Inspired by BoardGameGeek’s new system for classifying board game mechanisms, we give our thoughts on the changes, as well as talk about classification in general. Somehow it always leads to heated discussions, whether it’s arguing what a Civilization game even is, or why we need classification at all. I’m sure we’ll all agree in the end. Before we taxi into taxonomy, we talk about Piepmatz, Era: Medieval Age, and Cursed Court.

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02:45 – Piepmatz
05:05 – Arboretum
08:42 – Irish Gauge
10:38 – Era: Medieval Age
19:00 – Cursed Court
29:43 – Board Game Classification
36:53 – Codenames
51:35 – Tapestry
52:12 – Civilization
53:10 – Scythe
56:55 – Great Western Trail
58:30 – 18Lilliput

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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