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For the board game curious. Two games go head-to-head each week in a bite-sized discussion. Great for dipping your toe into varied world of board games. (Produced by Best Play)

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    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

For the board game curious. Two games go head-to-head each week in a bite-sized discussion. Great for dipping your toe into varied world of board games. (Produced by Best Play)

    May 2018: Fox in the Forest / Last One Standing / Murder Mystery

    May 2018: Fox in the Forest / Last One Standing / Murder Mystery

    Take a trip into the deep, multi-sensory experience of the Best Play Podcast.

    Smell that? That's the stench of Glenn's unemployment, seeping into every porous surface as he hunts down board game creators to breathe their life-essence into his shabbily crafted voice-recording device. This week, he finds the mind behind Last One Standing, a well-finished take on Fortnite and other battle royale games. Check that one out on Kickstarter now.
    Do you feel that? That's Joel, cloaking you in velvet as you slip into character for one of his intimate - and always racially insensitive - murder mystery parties. What makes a good murder mystery arc? How does do board game mechanics translate? Find out in our final discussion.

    Hear that? That's Marcus Googling things he doesn't know during the podcast. It's very off-putting. 

    Best Play’s Podcast is available on all good podcast platforms, including iTunes!

    • 57 min
    35: Vast / Small World / Clank / Neural Networks

    35: Vast / Small World / Clank / Neural Networks

    In this episode, we recount a wonderful day of board gaming we spent together earlier this month.
    We talk Small Word, a genocidal conquest of giants, rat-men and wizards. We go in-depth on Vast, a Best Play favourite. We give a blow-by-blow analysis on a tense game of Clank, where not everyone survived...
    ...and then later, we ask if the hundreds of neural-network generated board games could be viable in the modern marketplace.
     
    Best Play’s Podcast is available on all good podcast platforms, including iTunes!

    • 52 min
    34: Home of the Brave / Advice / Tesselation

    34: Home of the Brave / Advice / Tesselation

    Sometimes it's easy to feel like you don't fit in.
    Like you take up too much space, or you're the wrong size for everyone else around you.
    Later on in this episode of the Best Play Podcast, we discuss how that doesn't matter. If you want to fit in, all you need to do if throw aside your box, then maybe fill it with beetles and give it to charity?


    If that sounds too abstract, you may enjoy our review of Home of the Brave - a game filled with political intrigue and backstabbing. Whatever floats your boat.
     
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    • 55 min
    33: Junk Art / A Tale of Pirates / Toy Fair

    33: Junk Art / A Tale of Pirates / Toy Fair

    Out with the old, in with the new.
    At Best Play, we never like to keep things the same for too long. We're always moving to new cities, firing staff at random and ritualistically setting fire to piles well-played games.
    Today, we're swapping out the 1 vs 1 game argument format for something a little longer, a little more considered. Best Play's podcast will now come at you monthly and have much more varied content.
    What do you think of the new format?
    Do you love the new mailbag section?
    Send us your thoughts at games@bestplay.co!
    We're still available on all your favourite podcast destinations, including iTunes!

    • 40 min
    32: Pandemic Legacy / Tales of Arabian Nights

    32: Pandemic Legacy / Tales of Arabian Nights

    In honour of the blockbuster release of Murder on the Orient Express, we've crammed our podcast with gripping stories and haunting mysteries.
    Tales of Arabian Nights and Pandemic Legacy provide the colourful narratives for your story-telling fix.
    The mystery?
    Well, you'll just have to listen and find out....
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    • 25 min
    31: Machi Koro / Suburbia

    31: Machi Koro / Suburbia

    Warning: it's now officially chilly season, which means our twenty-minute banter-fest is about to get icy.
    Only joking, we're as warm as cuddly as ever. Like a poorly ventilated computer nestled inside a dying relative.
    This week on Board Game Royale, we're once again joined by someone from the North - which means they're used to all this chilly business. They also know a thing or two about construction which is why we delve into Suburbia and Machi Koro.
     
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

BritMthd ,

Best format for board game reviews

Love the banter, competition and concise overviews of the weird and wonderful games you guys come up with.

ReubenAneurin ,

How many words is 'Fish Fingers'?

Well crafted and witty podcast that makes me want to play all the games!

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