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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 Food Chain Magnate, Caverna, and Gaia Project to American Style games like Rising Sun, Gloomhaven, and more.

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    • 4.4 • 63 Ratings

Board Gamers Anonymous is a podcast about tabletop board gamers and the insane fun they have at the table together - from Euros like Food Chain Magnate, Caverna, and Gaia Project to American Style games like Rising Sun, Gloomhaven, and more.

    BGA Episode 374 - The New Gateway Games: Children's Games?

    BGA Episode 374 - The New Gateway Games: Children's Games?

    This week we're talking about the very best of the best games that you can play with children, gamers, and everyone in between. Gateway games have been talked to death, so what about games that work as gateways without being specifically designed for adults? Let's dig in. 
    Acquisition Disorders: Terracotta Army, The Palaces of Carrara (Second Edition At the Table: Marvel United: X-Men 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 6 min
    BGA Episode 373 - Don't Follow the Rules (Games)

    BGA Episode 373 - Don't Follow the Rules (Games)

    This week we break all the rules! And look at games in which it's a good thing to not follow the rules, either because they play better or because the rules are not that interesting. 
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    First up, though, is our question of the week! What games do you play without certain rules or scoring?
    Acquisition Disorders: Oranienburger Kanal, Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods At the Table: Ham's Sandwich Shop, Sleeping Gods (complete) 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 31 min
    BGA Episode 372 - Top 10 HOT Game Companies

    BGA Episode 372 - Top 10 HOT Game Companies

    This week we look at the game companies we're most excited about that are doing great things in the hobby right now. It's our top 10 hottest game companies. 
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    First up, though, is our question of the week! What's an old game you'd like to see rethemed and brought back (something not in print right now)?
    Acquisition Disorders: Autobahn, Littlebox Journeys, Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies At the Table: Endangered, RWBY: Combat Ready 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 6 min
    BGA Episode 371 - Ankh: Gods of Egypt vs. Kemet: Blood and Sand

    BGA Episode 371 - Ankh: Gods of Egypt vs. Kemet: Blood and Sand

    This week we take a look at two hot games that had Kickstarters alongside each other back in 2020. Which game plays best and do we regret our backing decisions. It's Ankh vs. Kemet. 
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    First up, though, is our question of the week! What board games do the best job of teaching you the rules (via rulebook, in game actions, or other)?
    Acquisition Disorders: Skymines, DC Deck Building Game: 10th Anniversary Edition At the Table: Free Ride, Sleeping Gods 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 34 min
    BGA Episode 370 - BGG Hotness April 2022

    BGA Episode 370 - BGG Hotness April 2022

    This week we take a look at the hottest games on BGG for the month of April. There are a bunch of hot new games (some well respected gems), and more than a couple oddballs to dig through this month. 
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    First up, though, is our question of the week! What is the most number of plays a game took before it clicked and you started enjoying it?
    Acquisition Disorders: Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition, Agricola 15 At the Table: Boonlake, Canvas Reflections: Deluxe Edition 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 24 min
    BGA Episode 369 - Top 10 Kickstarter Wins

    BGA Episode 369 - Top 10 Kickstarter Wins

    This week we’re talking about our top 10 Kickstarter wins. These are the campaigns we are happy we backed, discovered after the fact, or were talked into at some point.
    Naturally, for the question of the week, we asked listeners to share their own Kickstarter wins, hidden gems, and successes.
    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 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

traingame entusiast ,

Interesting and well done

Great podcast. I find that my tastes and Anthony’s are quite close which makes this a must listen for me. My only complaint is that they often state the game title so fast and never repeat it that I sometimes miss which game they are talking about. That said, I am a stray and enthusiastic listener.

Johnsonrocks2 ,

Again

Show is good, but for the love of god stop saying “again” so much!

Malte Brigge ,

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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