25 episodes

Whose Turn Is It Anyway? is a short discussion podcast about board games and the gaming community. Updated fortnightly, and featuring an ever changing cast of participants with experiences from in and around the board gaming community. In each episode the cast discuss a relevant topic, and close the show with a game or two.

Whose Turn Is It Anyway‪?‬ Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

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Whose Turn Is It Anyway? is a short discussion podcast about board games and the gaming community. Updated fortnightly, and featuring an ever changing cast of participants with experiences from in and around the board gaming community. In each episode the cast discuss a relevant topic, and close the show with a game or two.

    Episode 26: Essen 2015 Roundup

    Episode 26: Essen 2015 Roundup

    After a fantastic few days in the town of Essen, Jacob, Paul, and Robin talk about their Spiel 2015 experiences.

    Reflecting on their choices for hot games (as revealed on the last podcast), their surprise hits, and their biggest disappointments.

    They also take a quick look at the Spiel 2015 BGG Geekbuzz and FairPlay Lists (ranked).

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 25: Essential Essen Extravaganza

    Episode 25: Essential Essen Extravaganza

    Our 25th episode is an extended episode, in which we take a look at some of the games coming out at Essen Spielmesse 2015, which runs from October 8th – October 11th 2015 in the town of Essen, Germany.

    In this episode, Robin and Paul are joined by guest Bill Corey Jr. And they discuss their top 3 most anticipated games, one hidden gem, and one “over hyped” game (that can both be good and bad!).

    Additionally some previous contributors and guests pop by to give us a rundown of which of the new release games have them excited.

    A massive thanks to everyone who contributed to this bumper episode.

    Host: Robin Lees

    Panelists: Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules!), Bill Corey Jr. (The Cubist)

    Special Appearance: Barry Doublet (Board Games Everybody Should…), Barry Reynolds (A Gateway Gamer Runs Through), Ben Maddox (Perfect Information), Edward Uhler (Heavy Cardboard), Efka Bladukas (No Pun Included), Marty Connell (Rolling Dice And Taking Names), Nate Brett (Board Game Hour), Rich Mulholland (Missing Link), Ricky Wilkins (Box Of Delights), Ryan LaFlamme (Cardboard Republic)

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 24: Game Mechanisms We Don’t Like

    Episode 24: Game Mechanisms We Don’t Like

    This episode Ben is back, and we are joined by guest Barry Doublet.

    Amongst other topical items, we discuss the game mechanisms we don’t like, games we like that use mechanisms we don’t like, sliced bread, and whether or not end game scoring is a game mechanism or not.

    Oh, yeah, we also touch on game mechanisms vs game mechanics.

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 23: Small Town Cons

    Episode 23: Small Town Cons

    After a break of nearly two months, and with no guarantee of when the next episode will air, we are back with Whose Turn Is It Anyway? Episode 23: Small Town Cons.

    Robin, Paul, and Ignacy get together in the lull between Gen Con and Spiel to talk about everything small town cons have to offer, including useful hints on starting your own convention for visitors, publishers, and people running them.

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members.

    Episode 22: Replayability In Games

    Episode 22: Replayability In Games

    Ignacy and Paul join Robin to talk about replayability in games.

    Drawing on their industry experience, and using examples of games that Portal Games has published, and Paul has developed, we discuss different types of replayability, from the perspective of board game players, designers, and publishers.

    Starting from a core 4 ideas:



    * Modular Setup

    * Scaleable Difficulty

    * Multiple Roles

    * Modular Goals (Scenarios)



    We discover two more:



    * Social

    * Strategic



    We question the need for every game to have expansions, and pose the questions:



    * How many times do you replay a game?

    * How important is replayability when purchasing a game?

    * How often do you buy game expansions as a way to improve/adjust replayability?



     

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members. There is much mention of Robinson Crusoe in this episode.

    Episode 21: Board Game Media

    Episode 21: Board Game Media

    This week on Episode 21 of Whose Turn Is It Anyway Jacob, Paul and Robin are joined by guest Ryan LaFlamme of The Cardboard Republic to talk about all things Board Game Media.

    In light of recent reviews (Shut Up Sit Down talking about Cards Against Humanity, and a counter argument from game designer Bruno Faidutti) this week the panel look at Board Game Media, the role of the reviewer, and the responsibilities of board game media as a whole. Rounding off the topic with a couple of rounds of Play, Own, or Burn.

    Opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the individual and are not necessarily shared or condoned by the other cast members.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

VacaBCK ,

Love the program

Robin and his guests are a an asset to the gaming world and to the podcast field. Great topics, great guests equal a great podcast. Plus, that theme music is horribly catchy.

Travis D Hill ,

Multiple viewpoints means more interesting conversation

The fact that there is a somewhat rotating cast of people makes this podcast exceptionally interesting to listen to. Different perspectives always make for far more interesting conversations. You couple that with the way they run the podcast, questions submitted + interviews, and you get a really neat, unique show that does not overstay it’s welcome.

Jjcoon ,

I may be a bit biased

I may be a bit biased, but I do enjoy the difference that we bring in this podcast. Instead of reviewing games (go to the site for those) we talk about topics within the community. It's just a little different than the norm. Plus we have representatives from a bunch of different locations which gives a wide variety of backgrounds.

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