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BGB Podcast #304 – Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2024

Oh man, oh man, I always love this one. It’s the latest edition of the Listener Top 20! We asked you all to submit your lists of your favourite board games, and we collected, collated, and compiled all of that beautiful beautiful data using a magical formula to get THIS: The definitive rankings of your collective taste in board games. Before we throw it to you, we talk about Shuffle and Swing, Mythwind, and Cat Blues: The Big Gig.

BGB Podcast #295 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 50-41

It’s tiiiiiiime! It’s the top fifty! That’s right, the much anticipated, much celebrated, much imitated (we definitely did it first) event of the season is here. We’re counting down each of our favourite fifty games of all time! Or at least, for right now! It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing, and we’d love if you pulled up a chair and joined us for it.

BGB Podcast #275 – Building and Breaking Conventions

Any creative work is built on a lot of conventions – things that we take as granted, the unspoken rules that must be followed. We get a lot of really great games by following design conventions, but some times, in order to innovate we have to break them. Before we try to find the balance between convention and innovation, we talk about Darwin’s Journey, Aleph Null, and Rome in a Day.

BGB Podcast #267 – Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2023

I always love this one. It’s the time of the year where we look at what your favourite games are, and discover whether there are any exciting movers and shakers in what you’ve been playing! It’s the BGB Listener Top 20! Before we check in with all of you, we talk about Tower of Babel, Great Western Trail: Argentina, and Jump Drive.

BGB Podcast #256: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2022: 50-41

It’s top fifty season! That’s right, it’s the time to reflect on every single game we’ve ever played, and see how we feel about them in the year of our lord, 2022. We sort through the chaff, and from it we weave a beautiful golden strand we call our top fifty greatest games of all time. Grab a glass, and join us.

BGB Podcast #242: Second Time’s the Charm

Not every game makes the best first impression, but some stick in your mind enough to warrant a second try. So fittingly, the first and second best hosts are here to tell you about the games that they think deserve a revisit. Before we repeat stuff, repeat stuff, we talk about Mille Fiori, Rise of the Metro, and Turing Machine.

BGB Podcast #228: Bob Is Beautiful

It’s easy to get lost in mechanical discussions of games, and forget to appreciate them as physical creations. There can be beauty in games, and we’re here to get to the heart of it the only way we know, the one on one fight to the death that we call BGBBOB. Before we get skin deep, we talk about First Empires, Mille Fiori, and Foundations of Rome.

BGB Podcast #226: Metapod

Metagaming is all about the game that exists within (and without) the game – it’s everything that’s not written in the rules. Whether that’s something that emerges at your table, or in the community at large, it can be a big part of the social experience, and we’re all for it. Before we get meta, we talk about Rum & Pirates, Box One, Shamans, and Crescent Moon.

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.