BGB Podcast #107 – Get It Right the First Time

Do it right, or do it over.

You only get one chance to play a game for the first time, but sometimes events conspire to make that debut … less than ideal. We look at some first plays that could’ve gone better, examine what contributed to them not delivering, and offer advice on how to make sure your brand new game doesn’t stumble out the gate.

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02:34 – Rumble Nation
10:16 – Neuroshima Hex
12:07 – Macao
14:05 – In the Year of the Dragon
21:24 – It’s a Wonderful World
23:46 – Carnival of Monsters
25:51 – 7 Wonders
26:12 – Terraforming Mars
30:28 – Better First Plays
31:00 – Brass: Birmingham
35:18 – Dominion
37:01 – Race for the Galaxy
38:21 – Empyreal: Spells & Steam
42:53 – Endeavor
46:31 – Dixit
49:12 – Awkward Guests

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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