BGB Podcast #180 – The Rules of Investing

We often talk about the burden of rules, and how in some of our favourite games, they just get out of the way. But when is that burden worthwhile; what makes the price of a heavy rules overhead worth paying? Before we maximize our returns, we talk about Crash Octopus, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, Imperium: Classics, and Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile.

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02:54 – Crash Octopus
08:33 – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
18:47 – Imperium: Classics
30:41 – Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
40:44 – Return on rules investment
43:15 – Dune
44:17 – Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
44:50 – Gloomhaven
45:29 – Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
48:15 – Pax Renaissance
49:50 – Roads & Boats

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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