BGB Podcast #240: The Pillars of Recreation

The pillars of board gaming are games that are so influential, so ubiquitous, that they’re practically the shoulders on which many other board games stand. We talk about what are commonly considered the classic pillars, and try to make a more modern list. Before we get into Greek architecture, we talk about Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon, Trailblazers, Photograph, and Ys.

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02:34 – Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
04:01 – Trailblazers
11:38 – Wind the Film! / Photograph
18:22 – Ys
28:01 – Modern pillars of board gaming
32:33 – Codenames
36:09 – Splendor
39:01 – 7 Wonders
41:48 – The Resistance: Avalon
43:59 – Concordia
47:21 – Qwixx
51:38 – Scythe

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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