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BGB Podcast #62 – A Melange of Games to Play Again

It’s all well and good playing the newest, hottest games, but that doesn’t stop us wanting to go back to some of the old goodies. We’re counting down our top five games we want to revisit, to enjoy once more as we did in our youth. Relatively speaking. Before we get all wistful, we also talk about Eye My Favourite Things, On Tour, and Dune.

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 #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 #32 – Are We Having Fun Yet?

Gaming etiquette: The other sort of table manners. In this week’s fun episode, we talk gaming etiquette, or the unspoken rules that surface when you’re playing a board game. They often have nothing to do with the game itself, but what’s appropriate? Should you deliberately help and hinder others at the table? Before we...

BGB Podcast #30 – Party Party Party

It’s my party, and I’ll dictate the rules so that everyone is having the optimal amount of fun if I want to. We’re staying up all night to count down our favourite party games! You know the feeling. Everyone’s at your place, no one’s talking, it’s a little bit awkward … but then you...