BGB Podcast #288 – Less is More


A little prune, a little embellish, a nip, a tuck, and a flourish, and we can get this thing just how we like it. We’re looking at all the little things that we’d like to see more of, all the things we’d like to see less of in the world of board games. Before we giveth and taketh away, we talk about First in Flight, Tramways, and Wandering Towers.

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02:39 – First in Flight
11:57 – Tramways
23:32 – Wandering Towers
31:50 – What we want more and less of in games
33:13 – More middleweight
35:18 – More emergence
36:50 – Stationfall
37:13 – Troyes
37:13 – Glory to Rome
37:13 – Innovation
38:13 – Archipelago
39:03 – Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant
40:02 – More rough edges
41:57 – Cosmic Frog
44:11 – More Saga
44:11 – Dead Reckoning
46:24 – Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
46:36 – More community conventions
47:49 – More games with less rules
49:09 – Less trick takers
51:05 – Less board games
53:35 – Less dour color palettes
54:54 – Eschaton
55:13 – 3 Ring Circus
56:02 – The Guild of Merchant Explorers
56:27 – Less generic themes
57:37 – Less individual player boards
58:44 – Less multiplayer solitare
1:00:23 – Less content creators working for publishers

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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