Tagged: sidereal confluence

BGB Podcast #49 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2018: 20-11

Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not, it’s just steps twenty to eleven. The end is nigh! If you squint just right you can see it from here. We’re almost done counting down our favourite fifty games of all time, so join us in the penultimate part of our...

BGB Podcast #48 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2018: 30-21

Believe in steps thirty to twenty-one, and you’re halfway there. Okay, we’re past the middle. It’s all downhill from here, but the good sort of downhill. We’re counting down our fifty favourite board games, in part three of what the world is calling our most ambitious endeavour yet! Well, we’re calling it that. If...

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 #27 – Gen Con 2018 Day Three

In which our intrepid heroes return home, changed both without and within. Day three of Gen Con is over, and that’s a wrap for our coverage from Indianapolis! Enjoy our final thoughts from the show floor (at least for this week), while we trudge back to the west coast with as many games as...

Our Favorite Games of 2017

It’s February! What better time for a list of our favorite games of 2017?! The Board Game Barrage tanks got together, argued for hours, and came up with a selection that’s more or less representative of us as a group. It was a good year for games, so it’s criminal how many greats we...