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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 #52 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Theme

The crimes of fiddly worlds. Sometimes you’re not looking to win or lose, you’re looking for an experience. A lot of games promise to deliver thematic gameplay, but what does that mean for the mechanics? Does it have to be one without the other? Before we set the mood, we talk about Nusfjord, Paper...

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 #42 – We’ve Been Co-opted

Stop, collaborate, and listen. Not everything has to be a competition, because this week we’re talking about cooperation. I know, it’s weird, in some games, you’re not actually trying to beat the other players! We’re counting down our favourite co-op games, “favourite” of course being a relative term in Kalen’s case. Before we put our...

BGB Podcast #40 – Bling It On

Enhance! We’re doing some upgrades this episode, because we’re talking about improving and enhancing the board games we already own through accessories, new components, and fancy inserts. Before we sleeve our cards, we also talk about Keyflower, The Palaces of Carrara, Welcome To…‘s Halloween Expansion, and That’s Not Lemonade! If you don’t want to miss...

BGB Podcast #34 – You Know the Rules and So Do I

I just want to tell you how I’m feeling. Board game rules, unlike other rules, were not made to be broken. They’re to be strictly adhered to, trust me, this is going to be totally fun, there’s just a few more things to go over and then we can start. Sometimes remembering and teaching...

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 #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 #8 – Just Deserts

What’s that you hear? Could it be the crisp sound of fresh new audio equipment? It is. It’s exactly that. Trapped on a desert island and forced to bring only five board games? We’ve all been there. And we’re going back. To the island. The board game island. It’s a question as old as...

Our Favorite Games of 2017

It’s February! What better time for a list of our favorite games of 2017?! The Board Game Barrage tanks got together, argued for hours, and came up with a selection that’s more or less representative of us as a group. It was a good year for games, so it’s criminal how many greats we...