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BGB Podcast #311 – Of Lovers and Travel

We’ve all been travelling about so much recently (some of us may or may not still be) that we often find ourselves asking, “what games should I pack?” Some games are better suited for playing on the go than others, and we’re going to get to the heart of what makes a good travel game. Before our arms get tired, we also talk about Regicide, Golem, In the Shadow of Atlas, and DroPolter.

BGB Podcast #304 – Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2024

Oh man, oh man, I always love this one. It’s the latest edition of the Listener Top 20! We asked you all to submit your lists of your favourite board games, and we collected, collated, and compiled all of that beautiful beautiful data using a magical formula to get THIS: The definitive rankings of your collective taste in board games. Before we throw it to you, we talk about Shuffle and Swing, Mythwind, and Cat Blues: The Big Gig.

BGB Podcast #296 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 40-31

It’s the second leg of the grand tour that is the top fifty. This week, we’re doing our 40th to 31st favourite games … of all time! It’s almost like Christmas just keeps going! Grab a glass of sherry and join us by the fire, we’re not about to stop any time soon.

BGB Podcast #286 – The Worst Duo, Kellen & Mark

I leave for one episode and these idiots are talking about eating board games. Hard hitting questions for hard hitting board game journalists, Mark & Kellen are on the scene reporting in. Before we claw our way back from this, we talk about Power & Weakness, Haggis, and Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game.

BGB Podcast #285 – Starting is Easy, Finishing is Hard

A solid end game trigger can be such an overlooked part of the design of a game. The conventional wisdom for most things is to start strong and finish strong, so we look at some of our favourite ways that games can end. Before we reach the end of the road, we talk about Robot Quest Arena, Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020, and Expeditions.

BGB Podcast #258: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2022: 30-21

It’s a new year, but the list must go on. The list, that is, of our top fifty greatest games of all time! It’s part three, which everyone knows is the dark middle chapter of every pentalogy, so expect some swoops, some turns, some revelations. Brace yourself for another thirty incredible games that we can’t wait to tell you all about.

BGB Podcast #257: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2022: 40-31

I hope you all had a good holiday break, but it’s time to get back to business. The very serious business that is the top fifty greatest games of all time. We return to our heroes in what the enthusiasts call phase two, and boy are things heating up! Thirty more incredible games that we absolutely love are coming right at you.

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.

BGB Podcast #228: Bob Is Beautiful

It’s easy to get lost in mechanical discussions of games, and forget to appreciate them as physical creations. There can be beauty in games, and we’re here to get to the heart of it the only way we know, the one on one fight to the death that we call BGBBOB. Before we get skin deep, we talk about First Empires, Mille Fiori, and Foundations of Rome.

BGB Podcast #212: Two Can Play At That Game

It’s the triumphant return of the terrific trio – you know exactly who we mean – to talk about games where one of us would have to be left out. That’s right, it’s two players only at this table, and we’re talking about our favourite games that fit the bill, and why we love them. Before we one-three-nine-take-two, we talk about Undaunted: Normandy, Fields of Arle, and That Time You Killed Me.