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Join Kellen, Neilan, Mark, and Christina for a podcast about board games, the latest hotness, and how to have fun with your friends even when you're losing.

    #196: Question Time with Jeremy

    #196: Question Time with Jeremy

    We love all of the emails we get from you, our lovely listeners, but without a regular mail segment, we can't often give them the attention they deserve. Well that ends right now, as we delve into the long neglected pile of mail, and answer some choice questions that have been waiting patiently for answers. Before we rustle in the mailbag, we talk about Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
    01:42 - Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
    12:44 - World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    22:48 - Ghost Turkey 2021
    23:45 - Boards Alive Podcast
    26:15 - Thoughts on some Gen Con Games?
    26:34 - Furnace
    28:23 - The Loop
    29:14 - Witchstone
    30:05 - Oltréé
    30:39 - Origins: First Builders
    31:55 - Overhyped games?
    32:26 - Terraforming Mars
    33:45 - Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
    34:15 - Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
    35:05 - Lorenzo il Magnifico
    36:54 - Great Western Trail
    38:25 - Race for the Galaxy
    40:41 - Convention plans?
    41:01 - AwSHUX: BGB & Shut Up & Sit Down draft!
    45:47 - Mark's Vegas gaming?
    46:30 - Marvel Champions: The Card Game
    51:44 - Squid Game?
    Check out Neilan on the Boards Alive podcast:
    https://boardsalivepodcast.com/2021/10/17
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    #195: Eric, Eric, He's Our Lang

    #195: Eric, Eric, He's Our Lang

    We're always excited for a new Eric Lang game, which makes him an obvious candidate for the absolutely-not-called BGB DOG - our series where we deep dive into a designer's .... designography. He's made a lot of our favourite area control games, and had his hand in some games we might not have even realized. Before we bang on about this Lang mang, we talk about What's Missing?, Polynesia, and TEN.
    02:41 - What's Missing?
    07:50 - Polynesia
    17:47 - Ten
    25:10 - PAX Unplugged
    25:45 - Ghost Turkey 2021
    28:45 - Eric Lang
    31:30 - Mystick
    32:05 - Dragon Ball Z: Majin Buu Saga
    33:04 - Midgard
    34:54 - Chaos in the Old World
    39:58 - Quarriors!
    41:48 - Dice Masters
    42:20 - Blood Rage
    45:47 - XCOM: The Board Game
    48:13 - Duelyst
    49:40 - Rising Sun
    50:39 - Cthulhu: Death May Die
    52:19 - Ankh: Gods of Egypt
    54:32 - Marvel United
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    #194: Essen SPIEL 2021 Hype List

    #194: Essen SPIEL 2021 Hype List

    Convention season in the new world continues, and this time it's Germany's turn, with Essen SPIEL just days away from kicking off. But tanks, you say, I don't sprechen Deutsch. We've got you. We're going to highlight all the games that we think you ought to be paying attention to, no German necessary. Before we spend our Euros, we talk about Praga Caput Regni, Skulk Hollow, and Beez.
    01:40 - Praga Caput Regni
    11:51 - Skulk Hollow
    18:17 - Beez
    25:51 - Fantasy Draft Winner!
    27:58 - Essen SPIEL 2021 Preview
    28:32 - Dreadful Circus
    30:17 - Star Fighters: Rapid Fire
    32:16 - 1923 Cotton Club
    34:52 - Catapult Kingdoms
    36:21 - The Siege of Runedar
    37:57 - Magellan: Elcano
    39:59 - Squaring Circleville
    41:37 - Bitoku
    43:33 - What's Missing: Purple Version
    47:00 - Imperial Steam
    48:38 - Heuschrecken Poker
    52:02 - Eriantys
    53:20 - Hippocrates
    54:46 - Mobile Markets: A Smartphone Inc. Game
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    #193: Three Dimensions of Space

    #193: Three Dimensions of Space

    There is one unenviable truth of board game ownership that we're forced to contend with - they occupy space. We've each had to wrestle with this reality in different ways recently, so we offer our thoughts on the awkwardness of sharing a physical world with our board games. Before we merely exist, we talk about Riftforce, Kabuto Sumo, and Whirling Witchcraft.
    02:23 - Riftforce
    11:38 - Kabuto Sumo
    19:41 - Whirling Witchcraft
    23:25 - Bullet♥︎
    23:45 - Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne
    29:37 - So Very Wrong About Games charity fundraiser
    30:05 - Ghost Turkey 2021
    31:49 - Board games occupying space
    45:28 - Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    48:06 - Inis
    48:47 - Scythe
    49:06 - Splendor
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    #192: Fantasy Draft: BoardGameGeek 301-400

    #192: Fantasy Draft: BoardGameGeek 301-400

    A new list of a hundred games to draft, and it only gets harder and harder. We're each picking a standalone collection of five games in a snake draft format. And the best part is you could win $50 just by voting on your favourite collection! Before we get to clubbing, we talk about Regicide, Dice Miner, and Let's Make a Bus Route, and SCOUT!
    02:06 - Regicide
    08:34 - Dice Miner
    16:55 - Let's Make a Bus Route
    16:55 - Get on Board: New York & London
    18:56 - SCOUT!
    22:42 - Drafting BGG's #301-400
    25:18 - Biblios
    26:56 - Innovation
    28:18 - Monikers
    29:20 - The Great Zimbabwe
    30:42 - Ginkgopolis
    33:34 - For Sale
    35:24 - Nusfjord
    37:45 - Bunny Kingdom
    39:18 - Chinatown
    39:38 - Twice as Clever!
    41:17 - Macao
    43:03 - Lancaster
    45:05 - Obsession
    48:23 - Lost Cities
    50:36 - Gùgōng

    See Badgers from Mars' statement on TGG Games:
    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2723017/badgers-mars-and-tgg-games

    Check out Mark playing Dice Miner on GameNight!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CouxIvYzh-s
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    • 55 min
    #191: Take Off Every Zig

    #191: Take Off Every Zig

    While one of the appeals of following a specific game designer is the comforting familiarity of what they do best, it’s also really fun to see them go off the garden path. We’re looking at games and mechanics where one of our beloved designers zigged, when they easily could’ve zagged. Before we go our own way, we talk about Biosphere, The Ratcatcher: The Solo Adventure Game, and Stephenson’s Rocket.
    Timecodes:
    01:46 – Biosphere
    10:58 – The Ratcatcher: The Solo Adventure Game
    19:10 – Stephenson’s Rocket
    30:51 – Neilan’s at Gen Con!
    31:42 – Designers “Zigging”
    33:03 – Codenames
    33:07 – Pictomania
    35:25 – El Grande
    35:36 – 6 nimmt!
    37:25 – Blood of the Northmen
    37:54 – Strasbourg
    38:25 – FlowerFall
    40:37 – Kitchen Rush
    42:19 – Mercado de Lisboa
    43:02 – Age of Steam Expansion: Portugal
    46:51 – XCOM: The Board Game
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    • 48 min

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