Author: Orange Tank

BGB Podcast #81 – Gen Con 2019 Day Three

Our trilogy of Gen Con podcasts concludes with one last foray between the sheets! Join us on the floor in room [redacted] one last time, for our thoughts from day three. We talk about Sanctum, Potemkin Empire, MegaCity: Oceania, and Aegean Sea.

BGB Podcast #80 – Gen Con 2019 Day Two

Day two is over, but we’re just getting started, because it’s all about those Gen Con nights. We’re up way too late, yet again, to give you the scoops from the floor. We talk about Finger Guns at High Noon, Realm of Sand, and Medium.

BGB Podcast #79 – Gen Con 2019 Day One

Gen Con! It’s time yet again for freezer pants, gourmet coffee and going between the sheets. Join us for our quick day one impressions from the floor, and I mean that quite literally. We talk about Mechanica, Nine Tiles Panic, and Letter Jam.

BGB Podcast #78 – You Gotta Get a Gimmick

Gimmicks are elements of a game that are the fundamental selling point, the core attention grabbing mechanic or experience that the game is built around. This episode, we’re breaking down gimmicks in board games, figuring out if they’re good or bad for the hobby, and talking about some of the most notable. Before we cave to flashy marketing, we also talk about Are You A Robot?, Jaws, and FUSE.

BGB Podcast #77 – What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You

This week we’re talking about hidden trackable information. That is, information about the game state that could be remembered or recorded, but the game design (usually) assumes that players haven’t. Is it okay to memorize or divulge this information? Before we take notes, we also talk about Papà Paolo, Oceanos, and Pax Pamir (Second Edition).

BGB Podcast #76 – Gen Con 2019 Preview

Gen Con 2019 is mere weeks away, and I bet you don’t even know what games are going to be there. Fear not, we’ve got you covered! We’re counting down our most anticipated games of the show, having meticulously studied BGG’s preview list, and looked at all the pretty pictures. Before we plan our trip, we talk about Cryptid, Two Rooms and a Boom, and Planet.

BGB Podcast #75 – Failing Forward

So, you’re coming in last. You could sigh, lean back, mutter to yourself about all the things you should’ve done better … or you could get back in there, soldier! Back on your feet! This week on the show, we discuss what’s worth fighting for in a board game, when you’re clearly not going to win. Before we lose with dignity, we talk about Murder on the Cosmic Express, TAMSK, and Diplomacy.

BGB Podcast #74 – Story Time with Paula Deming

Special guest Paula Deming joins us this week, as we tell board game stories! We think back to especially funny times we had playing a board game, that were only made possible by the game itself. Before we spin yarns, we talk about Evolution: Climate, Terrible Monster, Sweet Nose, and Dice Throne: Season One.

BGB Podcast #73 – Dictionary Attack

You don’t need no education, but you’re getting one anyway. This week we’re going to be explaining the meaning of some common but unclear board game words, for we are nothing if not your humble servants. Before we define our terms, we talk about The Shipwreck Arcana, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Vinhos Deluxe Edition.

BGB Podcast #72 – The Long and the Short of It

Time is a precious resource, so let’s not waste any; we’re talking about game length. How long should a game be? Is it worse if a game is too long or too short? We wrestle with the fourth dimension in our search for answers. Before we watch the clock, we talk about Dice Forge, Gulo Gulo, and Millennium Blades.