Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #245: Essen SPIEL 2022 Hype List

It’s convention season, which means we’re on the way to one convention, while talking about another. Every year a lot of new games get showed off at Essen SPIEL in Germany, and these are the ones we’re most excited to hear more about! Before we start messin’ with Essen, we talk about Plutocracy and Finca.

BGB Podcast #244: Quick Count

 We’re in and out quick and breezy, with a h-h-hot question about player counts. All things equally considered, how many people do you want at the table? Before we boot people from the game, we talk about Bitoku, San Francisco, and Caesar’s Empire. If you don’t want to miss an episode, please subscribe...

BGB Podcast #243: We’re on Each Other’s Team

The best thing about being part of a team is even when things go wrong, your team is there for you. And boy, did things go wrong this week … but I’m getting ahead of myself. This week we’re talking about team games! Twice! Before we make the dream work, we talk about Art Decko, Feed The Kraken, and War of the Ring: The Card Game.

BGB Podcast #242: Second Time’s the Charm

Not every game makes the best first impression, but some stick in your mind enough to warrant a second try. So fittingly, the first and second best hosts are here to tell you about the games that they think deserve a revisit. Before we repeat stuff, repeat stuff, we talk about Mille Fiori, Rise of the Metro, and Turing Machine.

BGB Podcast #241: Fantasy Draft: BoardGameGeek 601-700

Okay, this end of the BGG top list starts to get weird. Regardless, we must draft. Who’s going to end up with the best selection of five games from this chunk of one hundred? That’s up to you – vote and you could win a $50 gift voucher! Before we pick a peck of paper products, we talk about Town 66, Akropolis, and Pampero.

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.

BGB Podcast #239: We’re Back and We Brought Lots of Games

Well, we’re back, and some of us a little worse for wear, but if a week off doesn’t get us back into gear, nothing will. Gen Con is behind us, and Mark, who sadly couldn’t make the con, quizzes us about our highlights of the show. Before we cast our minds back to Indiana, we talk about Cat in the Box, Formosa Tea, and Twilight Inscription.

BGB Podcast #237: Where Are They Now?

Given that we hyped up all those games last week, it’s only fair that we prepare ourselves for the aftermath. We look back at some of the most famous and infamous games of yesteryear that were very highly anticipated, and wonder what became of them. Before we relive the comedown, we talk about Master Word, Living Forest, and Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef.

BGB Podcast #236: Gen Con 2022 Preview

Gen Con is a week away! We’re headed to Indianapolis (hope to see you there!) but before we do, we’re looking down the preview list to get ourselves hyped. These are our five games we’re each most excited to see at the show! Before we go Indy, we talk about Vabanque, Orongo, and Blood on the Clocktower.

BGB Podcast #235: The Twin Game Showdown

There’s a phenomenon called twin films, where competing studios release very similar movies at the same time. We imagine the same idea in board game land, and highlight some of the biggest board game grudge matches – and judge which game we think came out on top. Before there can be only one, we talk about Viking See-Saw, Dandelions, Codex Naturalis, and Luna.