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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 #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 #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 #44 – Red Letter Episode

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but we’ll show ’em. It’s your time to shine! We field questions from you, our adoring fans, in our first ever Q&A episode. You sent us the important topical issues you’ve been yearning for our take on, and takes ye shall receive. Before we...

BGB Podcast #43 – My Triumphs, My Mistakes

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again. We’re getting introspective this week, weighing up the mistakes we’ve made in our collections, and reflecting on our earlier selves. Would you reset your board game collection? What games might you not buy if you had to do it all over...

BGB Podcast #35 – The Power of Balance

What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful asymmetry? Asymmetry is a powerful tool for game design, if done right. There’s a lot of replayability right out of the box, and finding a playstyle that works for you can be very satisfying. But this dark alchemy has a darker byproduct: imbalance. When so...

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 #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...

BGB Podcast #20 – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

BGB listener Michael is definitely not a daft punk, because he suggested this week’s topic, about games that replace other games. That’s right, it’s another countdown episode! Every so often you play a game that does everything another one does, but maybe just a little bit better. Well, you could keep them both, but...