Tagged: diplomacy

BGB Podcast #59 – Ain’t Nothing Like It

I am inimitable, I am an original. Some games offer an experience so unique, so unlike anything else, that you can’t help but take notice. It might be a bold thematic setting, or a set of mechanics that you’ve never seen before. This week, we’re counting down our favourite games that do something …...

BGB Podcast #53 – Objection!

Take that! Objectivity is a nice goal, but what does it mean for board game criticism? Are there elements of board game design that we can have factual conversations about, without invoking our personal biases? We debate this in the only way we know how. Before we start shouting, we talk about Hyperspace, Gùgōng,...

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 #36 – Your Unfulfilled Potential

Why play today what you can put off until tomorrow? What’s your white whale? The one game you’ve been itching to get to the table for ages, but for whatever reason, just never have? Well, call me Ishmael, ’cause we’re counting down not just one, not five, but ten games each that we haven’t...

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 #16 – How to Win Friends & Area Control People

Lenin famously said, “Trust is good, control is better.” Lennon famously said, “I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob”. In a way, they’re both right. We wrap up the mechanics trilogy with Kalen’s pick, area control. Maybe it’s because we were all raised on Risk, but there’s something universal about seeing a map of...

Rising Sun Review

Even though Rising Sun is releasing into retail this week, we’ve had our grubby mitts on it for a while thanks to CMON’s phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign. But maybe you’re seeing it on store shelves for the first time. So naturally, you came to your favourite source for board game opinions, and opinions ye...