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A bi-weekly show where Graeme and Dean discuss a topic in or around the board gaming hobby. We then finish the show with a top 5 list related to the topic.

Talking Across the Game Board podcast Talking Across the Game Board

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A bi-weekly show where Graeme and Dean discuss a topic in or around the board gaming hobby. We then finish the show with a top 5 list related to the topic.

    Bad Expansions

    Bad Expansions

    This week we look at bad expansions. Have you ever disliked an expansion to a game you love? What about an expansion that made you dislike the base game? We look at what makes a bad expansion and decide what exactly the role of an expansion is.

    We then do our Top 5 Bad Expansions.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Evacuation Box Games

    Evacuation Box Games

    This week we look at what games would we back into an evacuation box if we had to leave our houses in a hurry. Do we have insurance on our games? Would we replace our games if something happened to them or start afresh?


    We then look at our Top 5 Games We'd Pack into our Evacuation Box.

    • 42 min
    Competitiveness

    Competitiveness

    Dean and Graeme talk competitiveness in this episode. Since neither one of us is remotely competitive in any way we try and understand the need to do well. Does it effect our enjoyment of the game? Do we wish we were more competitive?

    We finish with our Top 5 Games We Are Always Competitive In.

    • 47 min
    BoardGameGeek Stats

    BoardGameGeek Stats

    Both Dean and Graeme use BoardGameGeek on a regular basis and agree it is the best board game site out there. But in our perfect world, what would we add to the site to make it even better? We also look at the stats that are available on BGG and see which ones we find useful.


    We then do our Top 10 Games from the Most Voted On Games from BoardGameGeek.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gaming with the Family

    Gaming with the Family

    This week we talk about gaming with our families. How often do we get to play? What types of gamers do we have in the house? How do we pick games for them? Do we buy games for them?


    We then do our Top 5 Games We Play with our Family

    • 52 min
    Heavy Games

    Heavy Games

    This week we look at heavy games - what makes a game heavy? Do we like them? Do we seek them out? Are there things that a heavy game must have? What about length?


    We then do our Top 5 Heavy Games (outside of our Top 100 games of all time).

    • 48 min

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Nanaimobar ,

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Been listening to Graham and Dean for months. I often disagree with their assessment but I really enjoy the thought and reasoning behind it. It’s not where I am in the hobby, but to me, it’s one of the most entertaining gaming podcasts and it’s a don’t miss subscription.

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