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BGB Podcast #90 – Timmy, Jenny, Spike

Mark Rosewater, head designer for Magic: The Gathering, defined three player archetypes back in 2002, and we figured it’d be fun to see how we can apply them to, not just board games, but your three beloved hosts. We look into what makes a Timmy, Tammy, Johnny, Jenny, or Spike tick, and try to find some board games each might like. Before we profile ourselves, we talk about FlickFleet, Québec, and Ra.

BGB Podcast #77 – What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You

This week we’re talking about hidden trackable information. That is, information about the game state that could be remembered or recorded, but the game design (usually) assumes that players haven’t. Is it okay to memorize or divulge this information? Before we take notes, we also talk about Papà Paolo, Oceanos, and Pax Pamir (Second Edition).

BGB Podcast #75 – Failing Forward

So, you’re coming in last. You could sigh, lean back, mutter to yourself about all the things you should’ve done better … or you could get back in there, soldier! Back on your feet! This week on the show, we discuss what’s worth fighting for in a board game, when you’re clearly not going to win. Before we lose with dignity, we talk about Murder on the Cosmic Express, TAMSK, and Diplomacy.

BGB Podcast #73 – Dictionary Attack

You don’t need no education, but you’re getting one anyway. This week we’re going to be explaining the meaning of some common but unclear board game words, for we are nothing if not your humble servants. Before we define our terms, we talk about The Shipwreck Arcana, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Vinhos Deluxe Edition.

BGB Podcast #63 – Hype Men

The train’s pulling into the station and you’ve got a ticket, because this week we’re talking all about hype. Why do we get irrationally excited about games we know nothing about? How much should we listen to our overly excited inner selves? Before it’s all aboard, we also talk about Reykholt, PUSH, and Great Western Trail.

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 #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 #14 – Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Do you promise not to tell? You might not have been able to tell after last week, but it turns out … some games … are good. We kick off three weeks of our favourite mechanics in board games with Neilan’s pick, hidden information. Sometimes a game is injected with a lot of intrigue...

BGB Podcast #5 – It’s Good To Be Kingmaker

Thursday! That’s the day the podcast goes up. No, wait, sorry it’s not, but due to a technical malfunction this one needed a little bit more time in the oven. I think you’ll find that it’s totally worth it. In this episode, after we talk about our week in board gaming, we look at...