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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 #297 – Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 30-21

It’s a new year which is an awkward time to be right in the middle of something, but we’re doing a thing here. It’s part three of our Top 50 games of all-time! This week it’s our 30th to 21st favourite games, and this is where things start to get spicy. This is like five chilis next to the menu item hotness we’re talking. Grab a bib and join us for another course!

BGB Podcast #291 – Fantasy Draft: Reiner Knizia

Drafts are back, baby. And not just any old draft, no, but to celebrate the return of the greatest game, we’re drafting none other than the best of the only true and living doctor, Reiner Knizia. Who ends up with the best list? Vote for your favourite, you could win a $50 gift voucher! Before we doc it up, we talk about Empire’s End, My Favourite Things, and Four Horsemen.

BGB Podcast #285 – Starting is Easy, Finishing is Hard

A solid end game trigger can be such an overlooked part of the design of a game. The conventional wisdom for most things is to start strong and finish strong, so we look at some of our favourite ways that games can end. Before we reach the end of the road, we talk about Robot Quest Arena, Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020, and Expeditions.

BGB Podcast #258: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2022: 30-21

It’s a new year, but the list must go on. The list, that is, of our top fifty greatest games of all time! It’s part three, which everyone knows is the dark middle chapter of every pentalogy, so expect some swoops, some turns, some revelations. Brace yourself for another thirty incredible games that we can’t wait to tell you all about.

BGB Podcast #221: P-P-P-Party Questions

It doesn’t quite work the same, but what do you expect when Neilan’s not present? Speaking of presents, it’s Mark’s birthday so the rest of the crew celebrate with a parade of (don’t call them hot) questions, where they invent expansions, and save the planet. Before we get older, we talk about Time Barons, and The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land.

BGB Podcast #206: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2021: 30-21 (ft. Mike Walker)

What better way to send off the year than part three of the party to end all parties, the BGB Top 50! We’re adding thirty more incredible games to the list, with our 30th to 21st favourite picks. This week, we have the Black Tank, Mike Walker of So Very Wrong About Games tearing apart our choices from the peanut gallery!

BGB Podcast #185 – The Most Important Meal of the Day

It’s board games for dinner, but we’re not just throwing whatever we could find on your plate. No, we’ve got menus. We lay out our ideas for a four course board game meal, complete with appetizer, amuse-bouche, entrée and dessert, in a fun little exercise suggested by a listener. Before we meal plan, we talk about Sequoia, The Mind Extreme, and MicroMacro: Crime City.

BGB Podcast #181 – Save Dat Money

Look, we know, we don’t exactly help matters, but this hobby can be expensive. So, to make up for fueling your FOMO, we’re gonna lay out some of the ways that we consciously try to curb our board game spending, while still keeping up with the zeitgeist. Before we balance our budget, we talk about Summer Camp, Wildlands, and Rome & Roll.

BGB Podcast #176 – Sweet Summer Lovin’

We love listener questions, and this week we’ve got a couple that we thought made for some fun talking points. Specifically, we’re trying to find the salt licorice of board games, and start planning some easy breezy summer games. Before our quick twosome, we talk about Trekking the World, Inkling, My City, and Ruination.