Tagged: scythe

BGB Podcast #40 – Bling It On

Enhance! We’re doing some upgrades this episode, because we’re talking about improving and enhancing the board games we already own through accessories, new components, and fancy inserts. Before we sleeve our cards, we also talk about Keyflower, The Palaces of Carrara, Welcome To…‘s Halloween Expansion, and That’s Not Lemonade! If you don’t want to miss...

BGB Podcast #39 – Essen SPIEL 2018 Preview

It’s a Deutsche Mark episode. Essen SPIEL 2018! Okay, we’re not technically at Essen SPIEL, but we’ve got that Essen FEEL. We’re each counting down the five games that we most wish we were in Germany to play this weekend. Before we hand over our Euros, we talk about SPQF, Le Havre, and Scythe: The Rise...

BGB Podcast #36 – Your Unfulfilled Potential

Why play today what you can put off until tomorrow? What’s your white whale? The one game you’ve been itching to get to the table for ages, but for whatever reason, just never have? Well, call me Ishmael, ’cause we’re counting down not just one, not five, but ten games each that we haven’t...

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 #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 #19 – What Are You Made Of?

Some board games, like Azul, look good enough to eat. But you shouldn’t do this. You should not put board game pieces in your mouth. Don’t ask me why I know that. What would a board game be without components? Just rules and a box, I guess. Think about it. No wait, I guess...

BGB Podcast #17 – The Best Things in Life Are $20 or Less

$20 can’t buy you love, but it can buy you Love Letter. And we sure do love the letter that BGB listener Layne sent us to inspire this week’s topic! What games can you get for $20? Quite a few really good ones, it turns out. While the allure of big box games with...

BGB Podcast #13 – We’re Still Right

When you’re right, you’re right, and when you’re right as often as we are, why not let the world know? This week, we return to BoardGameGeek’s top list, but we’re flipping it on its head. Literally. Its actual head. That’s right, we’re talking about much loved games that we don’t much love. You’d think...