BGBBOB’s back, and he’s rollin’ (rollin’) rollin’ on a river of amazing games, all of which feature some incredible dice play. As is our sacred duty, we won’t rest until we’ve arranged them in some sort of numerical order, a ranked list, if you will. Before we rattle the bones, we talk about The Lord of the Rings Adventure Book Game, The South: Terminus, Beyond Baker Street, and The Defence of Procyon III.
Gimmicks are elements of a game that are the fundamental selling point, the core attention grabbing mechanic or experience that the game is built around. This episode, we’re breaking down gimmicks in board games, figuring out if they’re good or bad for the hobby, and talking about some of the most notable. Before we cave to flashy marketing, we also talk about Are You A Robot?, Jaws, and FUSE.