Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #308 – Fantasy Draft: Games To Last a Decade

It’s back, and it’s spicier, more harrowing, and more lucrative than ever before! It’s the Fantasy Draft, and this time we’re changing things up by asking you not to vote for favourite games, but for the set that you think will still be relevant ten years from now (AKA the far flung future). Vote to stand a chance to win a gift card for one hundred dollars! Before we say things we’ll regret in a decade, we also talk about London (Second Edition), and Spectral.

BGB Podcast #307 – Gotta Guess More Golden Geeks

And by guess, I of course mean predict. Okay, you all know whether we’re right or not by now, but cast your imagination back to a time where we had only the nominees for the 2023 Golden Geeks, and had to use nothing but our wits to determine the winners. How naïve/prescient we were! Before we divine the future, we talk about Ironwood, Kutná Hora: The City of Silver, and Slay the Spire: The Board Game.

BGB Podcast #306 – We Could All Use a Little Change

What? Your podcasters are evolving! While we’re certainly steadfast in some of our opinions (ahem, Biblios) we were curious to reflect on how we’ve changed – nay, grown – in the years since we started. What do we feel differently about with regards to the games we like, and how we approach the hobby? Before we moult, we also talk about Twinkle Starship, Pirates of Maracaibo, and Skyrise.

BGB Podcast #305 – Hook, Line, and Sinker

Sometimes a game has a conceit so good, that it’s the only description you need to sell someone on it. Let’s call it the hook. Do all games have them, or is it something that only a certain type of game can get away with – and why don’t they just print that on the box cover? Before we get the hook, we talk about Havalandi, Courtisans, 12 Chip Trick, and Dune Imperium: Uprising.

BGB Podcast #304 – Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2024

Oh man, oh man, I always love this one. It’s the latest edition of the Listener Top 20! We asked you all to submit your lists of your favourite board games, and we collected, collated, and compiled all of that beautiful beautiful data using a magical formula to get THIS: The definitive rankings of your collective taste in board games. Before we throw it to you, we talk about Shuffle and Swing, Mythwind, and Cat Blues: The Big Gig.

BGB Podcast #303 – We Played a Pile of Games!

We made it all the way to Dice Tower West in Las Vegas (and some of us made it out), and we’re ready to talk about all of the amazing games we played over there, between outings for pinball and sushi. If you were there, thanks for hanging out with us! Stick around for talk about Faraway, MLEM: Space Agency, ito, Cascadero, and more!

BGB Podcast #302 – A Lotta Prattle About Vlaada Chvátil

We’re back with the terrible acronym and the branding nightmare that is BGBDOG – I don’t even know what it stands for to be honest, but this week we’re turning the spotlight on an incredible force in the industry, Vlaada Chvátil, touring his incredible games all the way through to the true modern classic that is Codenames. Before we check in on our favourite Czech, we talk about Wyrmspan, 3 Ring Circus, and La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War.

BGB Podcast #301 – Our Most Anticipated Games of 2024

We’re in the thick of 2024 now, but there’s still plenty more to come – and with that vast undiscovered country (as my father called it) ahead of us, we have loads of games to look forward to. But not all hype is made equally, so here are the ones we’re most excited about. Before we mark our calendars, we talk about Savage Bowl: Trick Taking Game, Rear Window, and Cuba.

BGB Podcast #300 – Resolutions and Ruminations

Three hundredth episode! But no time to celebrate, we’re deep in the new year now, which means it’s back to your regularly scheduled podcast, and it’s time to reflect on the year past, and contemplate what lays ahead for us in a post-300 world. That’s right, we’re paying for the crimes of last year’s resolutions. Before we look a little back, but mostly forward, we talk about Orichalcum, Mino Dice, and Last Light.

BGB Podcast #299 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 10-1

We made it! We’ve arrived at last at the final ten games, in fact, our TOP TEN favourite games of all time. Thanks for joining us again on this yearly pilgrimage, as always it’s the journey that’s the important thing – but that’s not to say that there isn’t some exciting moving and shaking to happen at the destination. That said, it’s time to pass out on the couch.