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BGB Podcast #95 – Holiday Hits

Where has the year gone?! It’s almost time to start packing our bags for various family gatherings, and inevitably the most important question becomes … what games are we taking? Whether it’s specific games for specific people, or games that work in large inexperienced groups, we’re here to make your holidays merry and bright. Before we head on home, we talk about Ethnos, Street Masters, Templari, and Carnival of Monsters.

BGB Podcast #89 – Classified Information

Inspired by BoardGameGeek’s new system for classifying board game mechanisms, we give our thoughts on the changes, as well as talk about classification in general. Somehow it always leads to heated discussions, whether it’s arguing what a Civilization game even is, or why we need classification at all. I’m sure we’ll all agree in the end. Before we taxi into taxonomy, we talk about Piepmatz, Era: Medieval Age, and Cursed Court.

BGB Podcast #60 – Tabling the Discussion

I’ll take the sticks and stones, thanks. We’re at the table talking table talk, all the little things that get said while you’re playing a board game. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in a social deduction or negotiation game, but what about less talky games? What’s appropriate and what isn’t? Before we say...

BGB Podcast #57 – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Gateway

I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it. Gateway games are an often requested topic, but we wouldn’t be us without a big old debate about them first. Are they important? Should you be trying to convert your friends at all? Isn’t every game a gateway...

BGB Podcast #50 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2018: 10-1

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Steps ten to one are just another path, one that we all must take. Top ten, baby! We finally made it. And thus concludes our five part series of our favourite games of all-time. Frankly, we were changed by the experience, and will never be the same...

BGB Podcast #49 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2018: 20-11

Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not, it’s just steps twenty to eleven. The end is nigh! If you squint just right you can see it from here. We’re almost done counting down our favourite fifty games of all time, so join us in the penultimate part of our...

BGB Podcast #47 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2018: 40-31

There must be a beginning of any great matter, but steps forty to thirty-one yield the true glory. Ten down, forty to go … It’s part two of our all-time top fifty lists! What surprises await us in this, the second installment of our historic feature?! Find out with us as we celebrate some...

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 #17 – The Best Things in Life Are $20 or Less

$20 can’t buy you love, but it can buy you Love Letter. And we sure do love the letter that BGB listener Layne sent us to inspire this week’s topic! What games can you get for $20? Quite a few really good ones, it turns out. While the allure of big box games with...