Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #69 – Bang for Your Buck

You won’t find a better deal anywhere. Everyone likes to get the most out of their hard-earned cash, but what is a board game worth? Maybe it doesn’t matter what’s inside the box, maybe the real value is the friends we made along the way? Haha, just kidding, it’s totally all about the miniature...

BGB Podcast #68 – A Mailbag of Biblical Proportions

Letters! You love writing them, and we love reading them! This week, we look at portable and licensed games, why reviewers love social games, and give advice for your first board game convention. Before we break out the letter opener, we also talk about Fool!, Aerion, and Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar.

BGB Podcast #67 – Shelf Life

Once opened, consume within seven days. We’re well into May, so it’s about time we did some spring cleaning. We talk about the games that have recently left our collection, and why it was their time to go. It’s not always an easy thing, but I’m sure they’re being loved by someone else on...

BGB Podcast #66 – The Only Winning Move

Strange game. Dominant strategies can ruin a game; if there’s one clear best way to win, why not use it every time? We discuss these optimal strategies, whether they’re always problematic, and how to deal with them at your game table. Before we break the game, we talk about A Feast for Odin: The...

BGB Podcast #65 – Board Games and Chill

Relax. Don’t do it. Slow down. Why’re you always in such a rush? Kick off your shoes, join us on the couch and enjoy a nice, tall, refreshing … board game. We’re counting down our five favourite relaxing games, the ones we’re drawn to at the end of a long game night. Before we...

BGB Podcast #64 – Are Games Even Fun?

We probably should have asked this a while ago. We’re being serious. Are board games a base line level of fun that we ought to take for granted? We’re all together, we’re all playing a game, that’s better than doing nothing, right? It couldn’t possibly be that simple with us. Before we arithmetise entertainment,...

BGB Podcast #63 – Hype Men

The train’s pulling into the station and you’ve got a ticket, because this week we’re talking all about hype. Why do we get irrationally excited about games we know nothing about? How much should we listen to our overly excited inner selves? Before it’s all aboard, we also talk about Reykholt, PUSH, and Great Western Trail.

BGB Podcast #62 – A Melange of Games to Play Again

It’s all well and good playing the newest, hottest games, but that doesn’t stop us wanting to go back to some of the old goodies. We’re counting down our top five games we want to revisit, to enjoy once more as we did in our youth. Relatively speaking. Before we get all wistful, we also talk about Eye My Favourite Things, On Tour, and Dune.

BGB Podcast #61 – Beware of the Cyber

Let’s get digital. Electronic board games! What will they think of next?! There’s been a trend of more and more board games being translated into web and mobile apps, so join us as we make the jump to cyberspace. Before we plug in, we also talk about Heul doch! Mau Mau, Architects of the West...

BGB Podcast #60 – Tabling the Discussion

I’ll take the sticks and stones, thanks. We’re at the table talking table talk, all the little things that get said while you’re playing a board game. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in a social deduction or negotiation game, but what about less talky games? What’s appropriate and what isn’t? Before we say...