Category: Podcast

BGB Podcast #87 – The Game of Life

No, not that game. We’re talking about the life cycles of games, how we acquire them, how we end up moving on from them. Where do we generally get our games from, and how do we typically get rid of them? Things get a little bit existential before the end. Before we, blinking, step into the sun, we also talk about Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne, 18Lilliput, and Tonari.

BGB Podcast #86 – Shame! Shame! Shame!

Look, there’s only so much time in the day, so we don’t get to play every game we ought to. But some of those missed games hurt more than others, in fact, some of them are downright shameful. This week we’re counting down the top five games we’re ashamed that we haven’t played. Before we atone, we also talk about Kobayakawa, Taj Mahal, and Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition).

BGB Podcast #85 – Episode Too: Attack of the Adjectives

Kellen’s back, which some might say is too many hosts – apt, because we’re an episode of extremes today. We’re talking about games that are too simple, too complex, too short, or too long, that might otherwise have been among our favourites. Before we venture outside the Goldilocks zone, we talk about Q.E., Cartographers, and City of the Big Shoulders.

BGB Podcast #84 – Best With Two

Kellen graces us with his absence, which means it’s time for Mark and Neilan to start talking numbers. Specifically, player numbers. We’re talking about optimal player counts for games, whether games ever mean what they recommend on the box, and how well they scale to various player counts. Before we count to ten, we talk about Vindication, Royal Palace, Throw Throw Burrito, and Pipeline.

BGB Podcast #83 – Dexterous Laboratory

We’re running components through our fingers this week, because we’re ranking our favourite games that require dexterity. Whether it’s flicking, stacking, or balancing, dexterity games tend to offer a respite from brain burning crunchiness, and a chance to exercise actual muscles. Before our hands tremble, we talk about The Wizard Always Wins, Genoa, and Paku Paku.

BGB Podcast #82 – Tales from the Tables

We just flew in from Indianapolis, and boy are our arms tired! From carrying all these games. But, more than the games, it’s the people you meet that make the memories, so we’re recovering from a very long weekend at Gen Con by telling some of our favourite little stories from the floor. Before we revisit our weekend, we talk about Tuki, God of War: The Card Game, and Wits & Wagers Vegas.

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.