BGB Podcast #113 – Trust is Good, Area Control is Better

We control the horizontal, and the vertical.

Area control is the first subject of our new recurring feature, “What we love, what we hate”, where we deep dive into a single mechanic and describe … well, exactly that! We tend to enjoy games that have you fighting over territory, but what is it that specifically gets us excited about them? And what are the downsides? Before we assume direct control, we talk about The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, Stay Cool, and Mezo.

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02:00 – The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
09:03 – Hanabi
11:55 – Trickerion
13:55 – Stay Cool
19:39 – Linkee
22:10 – Mezo
34:24 – Rising Sun
36:30 – Scythe
39:30 – Inis
40:45 – Mezo
42:24 – Cthulhu Wars … sorry Mr. Cthulhu
45:10 – Dominant Species
45:30 – Tigris & Euphrates
45:40 – Twilight Struggle
46:00 – Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
46:30 – Risk
46:56 – Inis
48:38 – 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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