BGB Podcast #231: Why Fight When You Can Negotiate?

Yes, you could make the argument that every game is a negotiation game if you try hard enough, but for a lot of games it’s more integral to the design. We look at games that we think integrate negotiation mechanics especially well, and ask how much is too much (or too little) when it comes to negotiation. Before we compromise, we talk about Septima, and Kremlin.

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02:12 – Septima
18:09 – Kremlin
34:26 – Negotiation as a mechanic
35:51 – Catan
38:01 – Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant
43:23 – Inis
45:45 – Rising Sun
47:31 – Between Two Cities
49:22 – Dune
50:28 – Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
52:48 – 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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