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Board Gamers Anonymous is a podcast about tabletop board gamers and the insane fun they have at the table together - from Euros like Catan, Carcassone, and Agricola to American Style games like Battlestar Galactica, Rune Wars and more.

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Board Gamers Anonymous is a podcast about tabletop board gamers and the insane fun they have at the table together - from Euros like Catan, Carcassone, and Agricola to American Style games like Battlestar Galactica, Rune Wars and more.

    BGA Episode 274 - Top Ten Euros with Solo Modes

    BGA Episode 274 - Top Ten Euros with Solo Modes

    This week we have a special quarantine edition Top Ten list, looking at ten of the best euros with built-in solo modes. 
    But first, we discuss some recent news, including the cancelation of Spiel (we recorded the day before Gen Con canceled, so some dated conversation on this one), and the recently announced Spiel des Jahres nominees for 2020. 
    In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Musica Chairs from Rio Grande games and Chris looks at the Small World of Warcraft mashup from Days of Wonder. 
    At the table, Anthony discusses Nemo's War, an epic solo game he finally got a chance to get to the table this last week, and Chris reviews the Steam implementation of Spirit Island. 
    Finally, in the feature, Anthony Dives into the ten best (plus a few honorable mentions) euros with solo modes built-in. 
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    BGA Episode 273 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Tony Gullotti - Yashima

    BGA Episode 273 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Tony Gullotti - Yashima

    This week we have another special guest on – Tony Gullotti, from CGE Games. In our feature, we discuss his favorite game, Yashima Legend of the Kami Masters and the game that inspired him to co-design it.
    But first, we discuss the question of the week: What's the best-written rulebook you've ever read? What's the worst?
    In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mercado de Lisboa, a thinky filler codesigned by Vital Lacerda, and Chris looks at the newest from Vladimir Suchy and Delicious Games: Praga Caput Regni.
    At the table, Anthony discusses Snowdonia and the Deluxe Master Set, which he had a chance to play solo and online via Yucata, and Chris reviews Tattoo Stories, which he played with his family. 
    Finally, in the feature, Tony discusses his long history with Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures and how the game's discontinuation led him to make his own game - Yashima - and how it springboarded him into the industry full time. 
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 47 min
    BGA Episode 272 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Steph Hodge - Ginkgopolis

    BGA Episode 272 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Steph Hodge - Ginkgopolis

    This week we have another special guest on – Steph Hodge from Board Game Geek. In our feature, we discuss her favorite game, Ginkgopolis plus a few of her recent favorites and upcoming games to watch.
    But first, we discuss the question of the week: If you're playing games online at all, are there any new ones you've discovered and enjoy that you hadn't played before?
    In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mini Express and Chris looks at Rise of Tribes: Beasts and Bronze.
    At the table, Anthony discusses Draftasaurus, which he had a chance to play with the family, and Chris reviews The Alpha.
    Finally, in the feature, Steph digs into why Ginkgopolis is her favorite game, as well as some of her recent favorites and upcoming games to watch. 
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 44 min
    BGA Episode 271 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Liz Davidson - Mage Knight

    BGA Episode 271 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Liz Davidson - Mage Knight

    This week we have another special guest on – our good friend Liz Davidson from The Dice Tower and Beyond Solitaire. In our feature, we discuss her favorite game, Mage Knight, plus a recent shift towards more historical games. 
    But first, we discuss the question of the week: What are the top three games you would recommend to reflect your taste in board games? 
    In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at 1840 Vienna Tramways (yup, 18XX!), Chris looks at Canvas, and Liz looks at Final Girl - you can tell Kickstarter is our only outlet for new games right now!
    At the table, Anthony discusses The Isle of Cats - and yes, a polyomino game about cats is in fact quite good. 
    Finally, in the feature, Liz digs into why Mage Knight is her favorite game, but how she's starting to explore more historical games and what that means to her as a teacher and a scholar. 
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 52 min
    BGA Episode 270 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Bruce with The Party Game Cast

    BGA Episode 270 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Bruce with The Party Game Cast

    This week we have another special guest on – our good friend Bruce Voge from The Party Game Cast. In our feature, we discuss his favorite games including Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
    But first, we read your answers to last week’s question of the week: What would you like to see from a digital board game convention?
    Chris is flying solo at the table this week, but brings the heat with previews of two quarantine-related games: Clinic Deluxe Edition: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Cards Against Humanity Free Family.
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    BGA Episode 269 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Raymond Chandler III

    BGA Episode 269 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Raymond Chandler III

    We're back! This week we have a special guest on - the designer of our #1 game of 2019, City of the Big Shoulders: Raymond Chandler III. In our feature we discuss his influences, favorite games and plans for the future.
    But first, we read your answers to last week's question of the week and share a new one, What would you like to see from a digital board game convention?
    For Acquisition Disorder this week, Anthony looks at Forgotten Waters, the new Crossroads game from Plaid Hat Games, and Chris looks at Ankh: Gods of Egypt, the newest big box game from Eric Lang and CMON.
    At the table, Anthony discusses The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine and Chris looks at the Steam implementation of Through the Ages. 
    Finally, for our feature, we sit down for a bit with Raymond Chandler III to talk about City of the Big Shoulders, 18xx, Kickstarter and more. 
    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.

    • 54 min

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4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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Covers a lot of games in a short period of time

These guys are my first go to podcast every week because I know I’ll get a lot of great content quickly.

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Restate the game names!

Could you guys start restating the name of the game after you’ve talked about it? Sometimes you breeze through the name of the game, talk about it for ten minutes, and then say, “cool game” and move on. Please restate the name of the game at the end of the spiel! Basic rhetorical courtesy. Thanks!

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