Category: Podcast

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.

BGB Podcast #71 – A Hate-Love Relationship

There’s nothing sweeter than the softening of a heart, that precious feeling when all the the things you thought you’d hate, suddenly become endearing. We’re counting down our favourite games that we thought we were going to hate, but ended up loving. Before we go full tsundere, we talk about Indian Summer, Richard the Lionheart, and X nimmt!

BGB Podcast #70 – Spiel des Jahres! The Games War!

Somewhere in Germany every year, a specialist team assembles to decide on the best board games … that released in Germany that year … that no one has ever heard of. Look, the Spiel des Jahres is a bit weird, and no one ever agrees about the winners, but we’re going to talk about the nominees anyway, okay? Before ze Germans get here, we also talk about Glorantha: The Gods War, and Corinth. We also recap our weekend at Strategicon Gamex 2019.

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.