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BGB Podcast #211: Our Most Anticipated Games of 2022

New year, new games, and we’re really in it now. We look ahead to the year ahead, and all the games that we’re most excited to get our hands on … but we couldn’t do it without just a little bit of help from our friends. Before we consult our many crystal balls, we talk about American Bookshop, War of the Ring: Second Edition, and Coffee Traders.

BGB Podcast #204 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2021: 50-41 (ft. Mike Dilisio)

It’s time. The event of the year is upon us, as we begin counting down our FIFTY. FAVOURITE. GAMES. OF. ALL. TIME. We’re kicking it off where you kick off all good top 50s, with our games ranked 50th to 41st favourite games. And we’ve also invited Mr Delicious himself, Mike DiLisio of The Dice Tower, to pick apart our choices from his lofty perch in the peanut gallery. Let’s go!

BGB Podcast #179 – Ignorance Is Bliss

Sometimes it’s best not to know, right? You’ve just played a game, and you liked it a lot, but you’re not quite sure whether that faction is quite balanced, or the designers accounted for that winning strategy. Should you find out? Or is it better just to enjoy the game on its own merits? Before we disobey our thirst for knowledge, we talk about Genoa, Durian, The Search for Planet X, and Pavlov’s House.

BGB Podcast #177 – Fantasy Draft: BoardGameGeek Top 100

Mark’s trying to get us all into something he calls “sports”, so as a compromise, we’re doing a fantasy board game draft! We’re going to pick games from the BoardGameGeek Top 100, until we each have five. Then YOU get to vote on whose draft is best, for a chance to win $50! Before we play to the crowds, we talk about Azul: Summer Pavilion, Roads & Boats, Ruthless, and Cthulhu: Death May Die.

BGB Podcast #165 – Thriving or Barely Surviving?

There are two good ways to create engagement in a board game: One is to let the player feel like they’re achieving something constantly, the other is to keep them feeling like any wrong move could tank their game. We’re dubbing this the “thriving to barely surviving” spectrum, but first, we need to figure out where some of our favourite games fit on it. Before we surthrive, we talk about Carnegie, Divvy Dice, and Underwater Cities.

BGB Podcast #163 – Our Listeners’ Top 20 Board Games of All-Time 2021

Wow! We asked for your top twenty lists, and boy did you deliver. We’ve crunched the numbers on the hundreds of submissions, and created what we think is the definitive list of BGB listeners’ favourite board games. Now let us tell you how we think you did. Before we outsource our work, we talk about Santa Monica, Steam Works, and Cthulhu: Death May Die.

BGB Podcast #154 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2020: 50-41

It’s here at last, the big event! Yes, it’s the first episode of the yearly ritual we inventively call the Board Game Barrage Top 50 Games of All Time. And this year, for the first time, the Blue Tank, Christina is weighing in too. That’s forty incredible games to kick us off! Join us in the weeks ahead as we sing the praises of our absolute favourite board games, because we’re just getting started.

BGB Podcast #110 – One Small Thing

Sometimes a game is hitting all the right notes, and you want to recommend it wholeheartedly … but there’s just one tiny blemish you can’t overlook. It’s not enough to make a great game bad, but, man, just imagine if it someone had fixed that. This week we’re looking at games that almost nail it. Before we smooth the last crease, we talk about Chaosmos, Subtext, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, and Empyreal: Spells & Steam.

BGB Podcast #98 – Thanks, Ghost Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re showing our thanks with a surprise podcast about … well, maybe we’ll just let the episode speak for itself. Gobble gobble.