Tagged: rising sun

BGB Podcast #38 – Six Things I Hate About You

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Board game dealbreakers, we all have them, and they’re enough to dissuade us from buying or even playing some otherwise great games. This week, we go around the table and talk about two things each that put us off in board games. Before we start looking...

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 #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 #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...

BGB Podcast #3 – Double Dragonfly

Everyone knows Wednesday is the best day of the week, but do you know why? That’s when new episodes of the Board Game Barrage podcast release! In today’s lovingly crafted audio thing, we recap our week of games, then we dive headfirst into our feature topic: Everyone’s talking about it, and so must we;...