Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #37 – Origin Story

Now this is the story all about how our lives got flipped, turned upside down. How do you meet other board game enthusiasts? Just loving and owning board games isn’t enough if you don’t have anyone to play them with! It’s not always easy to turn your friends into board gamers, so what are...

BGB Podcast #36 – Your Unfulfilled Potential

Why play today what you can put off until tomorrow? What’s your white whale? The one game you’ve been itching to get to the table for ages, but for whatever reason, just never have? Well, call me Ishmael, ’cause we’re counting down not just one, not five, but ten games each that we haven’t...

BGB Podcast #35 – The Power of Balance

What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful asymmetry? Asymmetry is a powerful tool for game design, if done right. There’s a lot of replayability right out of the box, and finding a playstyle that works for you can be very satisfying. But this dark alchemy has a darker byproduct: imbalance. When so...

BGB Podcast #34 – You Know the Rules and So Do I

I just want to tell you how I’m feeling. Board game rules, unlike other rules, were not made to be broken. They’re to be strictly adhered to, trust me, this is going to be totally fun, there’s just a few more things to go over and then we can start. Sometimes remembering and teaching...

BGB Podcast #33 – You Can’t Win ‘Em All

You can’t always win when you want, but if you lose sometimes, you might find, your win rate recedes. Look, sometimes we lose games. I know. It’s weird. It’s hard to talk about, to be frank, but it’s important to realize that your heroes can have flaws. So, this week, we’re counting down our...

BGB Podcast #32 – Are We Having Fun Yet?

Gaming etiquette: The other sort of table manners. In this week’s fun episode, we talk gaming etiquette, or the unspoken rules that surface when you’re playing a board game. They often have nothing to do with the game itself, but what’s appropriate? Should you deliberately help and hinder others at the table? Before we...

BGB Podcast #31 – Logged and Loaded

Be warned, we invoke the most dangerous of all rulesets, science. Just when you thought we couldn’t get nerdier, this episode is all about logging plays and collecting statistics on your games. It turns out it’s actually a pretty fun way to look back on your gaming history, but we’ll leave that to Mark...

BGB Podcast #30 – Party Party Party

It’s my party, and I’ll dictate the rules so that everyone is having the optimal amount of fun if I want to. We’re staying up all night to count down our favourite party games! You know the feeling. Everyone’s at your place, no one’s talking, it’s a little bit awkward … but then you...

BGB Podcast #29 – Cult of the You Do You

Shiny and new! Everyone online is talking about the latest, greatest thing, and you can’t help but feel that you’re missing out. How important is it to keep up with the cult of the new? Didn’t mother always say to never join a cult? Before we cancel our preorders, we also talk about Cthulhu...

BGB Podcast #28 – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sometimes you’ve just got to keep it casual. In the wake of Gen Con, we return home invigorated about just how grand and diverse the hobby is. We celebrate the games that we might not otherwise have thought to play, and encourage you to do the same! We also talk about Lift it!, The...