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BGB Podcast #252: Digital Killed the Tabletop Star

We all saw this coming. The inevitable digital future has come, and suddenly Mark is a book store owner who just discovered Kindles. It’d be sad if it weren’t so inevitable. We discuss the rise of digital gaming, and how it can, at least in some ways, replace parts of the hobby. Before we go down to Electric Avenue, we talk about Wormholes, Mogul, and Orichalcum.

BGB Podcast #235: The Twin Game Showdown

There’s a phenomenon called twin films, where competing studios release very similar movies at the same time. We imagine the same idea in board game land, and highlight some of the biggest board game grudge matches – and judge which game we think came out on top. Before there can be only one, we talk about Viking See-Saw, Dandelions, Codex Naturalis, and Luna.

BGB Podcast #218: Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2022

Wow, hundreds of you sent in your lists, and it was absolute chaos. But we got all the data together, cleaned up the typos, crunched the numbers via a super secret algorithm, and here we are, your favourite games of all-time! For this year, at least. Before you take the stage, we talk about Schotten Totten 2, For Science!, and The Bridges of Shangri-La.

BGB Podcast #213: Approach Without Caution

Approachability and accessibility are incredibly important to a wide swathe of gamers, but for those experienced in the hobby, it can often get overlooked. We investigate how games can aid those both in and especially outside the hobby to be more immediately appealing. Before we have a beer with him, we talk about Shinkansen: Zero Kei, Project L, and Boonlake.

BGB Podcast #212: Two Can Play At That Game

It’s the triumphant return of the terrific trio – you know exactly who we mean – to talk about games where one of us would have to be left out. That’s right, it’s two players only at this table, and we’re talking about our favourite games that fit the bill, and why we love them. Before we one-three-nine-take-two, we talk about Undaunted: Normandy, Fields of Arle, and That Time You Killed Me.

BGB Podcast #208: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2021: 10-1 (ft. Tom Brewster)

It’s the grand finale of the event of events that is the BGB Top 50 Games of All-time! These are our ten absolute favourite games, and, fittingly, it’s a bumper episode with more than one surprise. Joining us in the peanut gallery this week, it’s none other than the manic imp of Shut Up & Sit Down himself, the absolute mad genius that is Tom Brewster. Buckle in, it’s going to get weird.

BGB Podcast #206: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2021: 30-21 (ft. Mike Walker)

What better way to send off the year than part three of the party to end all parties, the BGB Top 50! We’re adding thirty more incredible games to the list, with our 30th to 21st favourite picks. This week, we have the Black Tank, Mike Walker of So Very Wrong About Games tearing apart our choices from the peanut gallery!

BGB Podcast #196 – Question Time with Jeremy

We love all of the emails we get from you, our lovely listeners, but without a regular mail segment, we can’t often give them the attention they deserve. Well that ends right now, as we delve into the long neglected pile of mail, and answer some choice questions that have been waiting patiently for answers. Before we rustle in the mailbag, we talk about Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

BGB Podcast #184 – Science Based Friction

Board game science is a delicate process, but thankfully BOB’s here to help, in another BGB Battle of Board (Games)! This week, we’re pitting our favourite science fiction themed games against each other. That’s fifteen sci fi games, which we’ll put in a fact based ordered list, ready to submit to the journal of your choice. Before we pollute space, we talk about Riverboat, Bug Council of Backyardia, and Rocketmen.

BGB Podcast #183 – Catch a Falling Wallace …?

Martin Wallace, titan of industry, man of steam and brass. He’s made a lot of games, often involving trains, but sometimes also Cthulhu. We do a deep dive into the prolific designer’s catalogue, in the next in the series that Mark (and nobody else) is calling BGB DOG. Before we put him in our pocket, we talk about Throne and the Grail, Race for the Galaxy, Dinogenics, and On Mars.