Category: Podcast

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...

BGB Podcast #27 – Gen Con 2018 Day Three

In which our intrepid heroes return home, changed both without and within. Day three of Gen Con is over, and that’s a wrap for our coverage from Indianapolis! Enjoy our final thoughts from the show floor (at least for this week), while we trudge back to the west coast with as many games as...

BGB Podcast #26 – Gen Con 2018 Day Two

In which a goldfish is found, and subsequently lost. We’re halfway through Gen Con, and we wrap up day two of the show with our thoughts from the floors and tables and beds (?!) of Indianapolis. We talk about Crusader Kings, Scarabya, Petrichor, Zogan, Flotsam Fight, Welcome To…, and Dice Fishing: Roll and Catch!...

BGB Podcast #25 – Gen Con 2018 Day One

In which three men in sunglasses encounter an axe wielding murderer. Gen Con! It’s here at last, and we run through our quick impressions of the first day of the show. We talk about Exodus: Paris Nouveau, Reef, Nyctophobia, and Illusion. If you don’t want to miss an episode, please subscribe on iTunes/Google Play/Stitcher/Spotify, or add...

BGB Podcast #24 – Gen Con 2018 Preview

Ah, Gen Con. It’s like Christmas in August, minus the garish decorations and bearded dudes in silly costumes. No, wait. Gen Con 2018 is almost upon us, and we’re counting down the games we’re most excited to check out! There’s a whole host of stuff that’ll be announced, spoken about, and released in the...

BGB Podcast #23 – Are You Feeling Lucky?

Alea iacta est. Or, as the poet Robert Van Winkle translated from the original Latin, dice dice baby. Luck is an element of almost every board game there is, but it’s still a major point of contention. Whether it’s the roll of dice, or the draw of a card, randomness can make or break...