6 episodes

Decision Space explores decisions in games across the board game hobby and beyond. By exploring tactics, strategy, and the subjective experiences of decisions in games, we hope to provide insights into the specific games we cover and the games in general.

Decision Spac‪e‬ Jacob Frydman, Brendan Hansen

    • Games
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Decision Space explores decisions in games across the board game hobby and beyond. By exploring tactics, strategy, and the subjective experiences of decisions in games, we hope to provide insights into the specific games we cover and the games in general.

    When We Talk With Jamey Stegmaier About The Value Of Games

    When We Talk With Jamey Stegmaier About The Value Of Games

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games and now on YouTube.


     


    Episode Six


    In our second "What We Talk About" episode, we had the pleasure to speak with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games about the "Value" of games. While we talk a lot on Decision Space about the decisions in games, this conversation focuses instead on the decision to games... and why you should games too.


    Games Mentioned in this episode:


    Red Rising

    The Fox in the Forest

    Sagrada

    Magic: the Gathering

    Hallertau

    Sleeping Gods

    Terra Mystica


     


    Look Ahead


    On Next week's episode, we discuss the decisions in The Fox in the Forest.


     


    Call to Action


    Give us a review! You can be the very first one. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! What did you think about the episode? Let us know. If you are enjoyed the show, what the heck, throw us a "follow" and a "like" to help us grow. Sigh. Like, Subscribe, and Ring the Bell.


     


    Special Thanks


    To our friend Jamey Stegmaier!

    • 37 min
    Underwater Cities - Let Them Eat Kelp

    Underwater Cities - Let Them Eat Kelp

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games and now on YouTube.


     


    Episode Five


    Today we discuss a game that is definitively not about terraforming Mars. This game could literally not be any less about terraforming Mars if tried! That's right. We are talking, of course, about the wonderful Underwater Cities. After all, as a wise lobster once said, life under the sea is better than anything they got up there. On this episode, we consider the lobster, and it may be on to something...


     


    Look Ahead


    On Next week's episode, we will discuss the value of board games with a very special guest.


     


    Call to Action


    We are once again asking to hear your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! What did you think about the episode? Let us know. If you are enjoyed the show, what the heck, throw us a "follow" and a "like" to help us grow. 


     


    Music Credits


    Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker https://soundcloud.com/user-356546060​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/tokyo-music-walker-way...​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/pJThZlOuDtI


     


    Special Thanks


    To my friend Mike for the incredible voice acting. Can you believe he's not a real pilot? Total acting pro. 

    • 56 min
    Res Arcana - Start Your Engines! (Emphasis on Start)

    Res Arcana - Start Your Engines! (Emphasis on Start)

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games and now on YouTube.


     


    Episode Four


    We discuss Res Arcana and boy are my arms tired! Seriously, this was a difficult game to cover on a podcast about decisions. Nevertheless, Jake and Brendan give it their best shot to pull apart the threads of this tightly wound gaming package to see what's inside! What's in the box?!


     


    Look Ahead


    On Next week's episode, we will discuss Underwater Cities by Vladimír Suchý. You can play Underwater Cities free online at Yucata.de.


     


    Call to Action


    We are once again asking to hear your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! What did you think about the episode? Let us know. If you are enjoyed the show, what the heck, throw us a "follow" and a "like" to help us grow. 


     


    Music Credits


    Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker https://soundcloud.com/user-356546060​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/tokyo-music-walker-way...​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/pJThZlOuDtI

    • 1 hr 5 min
    When We Talk About "Decision Space"

    When We Talk About "Decision Space"

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games. 


     


    Episode Three


    This is our very first discussion topic show! We are calling these our "What We Talk About" episodes, which will pop up every third episode or so. In this week's episode, you'll hear what we (Brendan and Jake) talk about when we talk about decision space.


    No. We aren't talking about the show itself. We are trying to define the term "decision space" in the context of board gaming.


    The term is ubiquitous in our hobby, but not so easily defined. We try to do just that and also think through the different factors that contribute to the size and texture of any given "decision space." We also discuss whether there is any value in trying to put any given decision space on a scale from 1-100... or should that scale look like a parabola? If you aren't confused yet, you will be!


     


    Look Ahead


    On Next week's episode, we will discuss Res Arcana by Tom Lehmann. You can play Res Arcana online on Board Game Arena. 


     


    Call to Action


    We are still desperate to hear your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! What did you think about the episode? Let us know. If you are enjoyed the show, what the heck, throw us a "follow" and a "like" to help us grow. 

    • 59 min
    Carpe Diem - Stefan Feld's Masochistic Pain Land

    Carpe Diem - Stefan Feld's Masochistic Pain Land

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games.


    Today, Jake and Brendan tackle Carpe Diem, a 2018 board game where you try to get some grapes and then quickly realize you can't.


    Carpe Diem is designed by Stefan Feld and published by Alea.


    We are desperate to hear your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there!


     


    Music Credits


    Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker https://soundcloud.com/user-356546060​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/tokyo-music-walker-way...​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/pJThZlOuDtI

    • 54 min
    Kanagawa - Let's Paint Some Murals!

    Kanagawa - Let's Paint Some Murals!

    Decision Space is a board game podcast about the decisions in games.


    In this pilot episode, Jake and Brendan discuss the decisions in Kanagawa, a 2016 board game about learning how to paint well and somehow making your friends mad at the same time. Kanagawa is designed by Bruno Cathala and Charles Chevallier and published by IELLO.


    We are desperate to hear your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. Or you can be the very first to follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there!


     


    Music Credits


    Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker https://soundcloud.com/user-356546060​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/tokyo-music-walker-way...​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/pJThZlOuDtI​



     
     

    • 55 min

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