BGB Podcast #124 – Constraints You Can See

Mmm … cinnamon!

While all games have some restrictions, some games are more willing than others to let you go off the rails. For instance, some leave the economy entirely in the hands of the players, free to tank it if they please. We look at how games do (or don’t) use player constraints to deliver unique experiences. Before we rein ourselves in, we talk about Tournay, Bullet♥︎, Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons, and Container.

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01:46 – Tournay
01:57 – Troyes
07:10 – Bullet♥︎
10:44 – Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons
17:15 – Container
28:30 – Games with and without constraints
28:51 – Food Chain Magnate
31:14 – Sidereal Confluence : Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant
39:24 – Power Grid
40:01 – Flamme Rouge
42:25 – Startups and Zogen
43:02 – Diamant
43:28 – Crokinole
45:56 – Tigris and Euphrates
49:15 – The Estates

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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