81 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

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    • 4.8 • 50 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.

    Power Grid, Playing Games in Teams, and Other Odds & Ends

    Power Grid, Playing Games in Teams, and Other Odds & Ends

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 81 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Power Grid, Playing Games in Teams, and Other Odds & Ends

    Not going to lie, this episode is a bit of an odd duck. Brendan and I were both out traveling this past week/weekend, so we had to record and edit this in a day to get it into your feeds on time. It's kind of a variety show where share the games we played while both hosts were out traveling and talk about ideas for a retrospective episode, playing games in teams, and the news with KeyForge. Hopefully you too have arrived safely back home after your Interdecisional Spaceship travel.

    Timestamps

    Intro - 0:00
    Power Grid - 10:49
    The Mind - 24:49
    Celebrity/Times Up/Monkiers - 33:38
    Enchanted Plumes - 38:43
    Babylonia - 39:30
    KeyForge - 50:07

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 1 hr
    Vacation Games - The Best Games To Play on Vacation

    Vacation Games - The Best Games To Play on Vacation

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 80 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Vacation Games

    You are likely in your car, train, or plane and on your way to your long-awaited vacation right now! That's why we decided to record this episode just for you. In it, we will talk about the kinds of games we like to bring on vacation, introspect on some favorite gaming moments in our vacationing pasts, and then share our picks for games that we have brought or plan to bring on vacation with us this very summer! (The rest of you sadly not imminently setting sail for your vacation are still free to join in the Interdecisional Spaceship as some of these thoughts apply to the wider world of gaming beyond this narrow lense.)

     

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 59 min
    The Isle of Cats - Are These Ghost Cats?!

    The Isle of Cats - Are These Ghost Cats?!

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 79 - The Isle of Cats

    If you are reading this then you have been lured into our basket by the wafting smell of fresh fish. Ha! Never fear, we are transporting you to safety in our Interdecisional Spaceship. While you are here though, you might as well enjoy our deep dive discussion about the decisions in The Isle of Cats, a game that feels to us of a different breed from the games we've covered before. Enjoy!

     

    Timestamps

    New Article - 0:00
    Rules Overview - 9:45
    Decision Space Exploration - 12:57

     

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Living Forest - WE’RE DOING THE HOTNESS

    Living Forest - WE’RE DOING THE HOTNESS

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 78 - Living Forest

    Interdecisional Spaceship passengers, it is the moment you have been waiting for. A moment many thought, us included, would never come. Though it may go against our morals, religion, and ethos, for one day only on Decision Space, we are doing the hotness! That's right, we are covering Living Forest hot off the presses after having just won the Kennerspiel des Jahres. (That is German expert board game of the year to the uninitiated.) We'll do our traditional deep dive, decision-centered review, if we can remember how that goes after a few weeks of discussion topics. How does it go again? Is this thing on?

     

    Timestamps

    New Article - 0:00
    Rules Overview - 10:28
    Decision Space Exploration - 13:30

     

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TOP 10 - Games We Are Enjoying in 2022 (So Far)

    TOP 10 - Games We Are Enjoying in 2022 (So Far)

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 77 - Top 10 Games We Are Enjoying in 2022 (So Far)

    Interdecisional Spaceship passengers, there has been a sudden change of course. Today we are back with another discussion topic episode, rather than the aforementioned plan to cover Living Forest (next week). Instead, today we each share the top 10 games that we have been enjoying the most in 2022 so far. To be clear these are not the games from 2022. These are not even necessarily the games that we played in 2022 that we think, critically, are the "best." These are simply the games that we have enjoyed playing the most between January 1st, 2022, and today. 

    Also, as promised, you can check out Aurore's article right here: https://www.decisionspacepodcast.com/articles/7-wonders-architects-review-by-aurore

     

    Timestamps

    New Article - 0:00
    Intro - 1:24
    Silver & Gold - 11:56
    Great Western Trail - 15:42
    Bonfire - 18:01
    Warchest - 21:11
    Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest - 24:04
    Isle of Cats - 27:28
    Azul: Queen's Garden - 30:12
    Palaces of Carrera - 32:03
    Priests of Ra/Ra - 34:40
    The Cres: Mission Deep Sea - 37:32
    Savannah Park - 41:09
    Air, Land, & Sea - 45:17
    BattleCON - 47:08
    Blue Lagoon - 50:05
    Trails of Tucana - 56:26
    Riftforce - 59:50
    7 Wonders - 1:04:07
    My City - 1:10:20
    Babylonia - 1:14:16

     

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Mechanics that MAKE the Game with Special Guest Gnarly Carley

    Mechanics that MAKE the Game with Special Guest Gnarly Carley

    Decision Space is the podcast about decisions in board games!

    Click on the link to join our active and welcoming Discord community! 

    Join the crew today! (Decision Space Patreon)

     

    Episode 76 - Mechanics that Make the Game with Special Guest Gnarly Carley

    This week we are joined on the Interdecisional Spaceship bridge by a special guest, co-pilot Gnarly Carley. In the episode, we each highlight four games that we individually feel are examples where a single mechanic MAKES the game... whatever that means. Thanks so much to Carley for joining us for this week's discussion. Please check them out on Instagram and YouTube!

     

    Timestamps

    Intro - 0:00
    Fox in the Forest - 7:33
    Tiny Epic Galaxy - 11:02
    Arkham Horror LCG - 14:51
    Wonderland's War - 17:55
    TEAM3 - 21:47
    Nemesis - 26:03
    Ra/Priests of Ra - 33:03
    El Grande - 38:35
    Raiders of the North Sea - 43:07
    Air, Land, and Sea - 47:54
    Aeons End - 51:18
    Anno 1800/Ark Nova - 55:09
    Closing/Pre-Planners - 1:00:15

     

    Music Credits

    Thank you to Hembree for our intro and outro music from their song Reach Out. You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQuuRPfOyMw&list=TLGGFNH7VEDPgwgyNTA4MjAyMQ&t=3s

    You can find more information about Hembree at https://www.hembreemusic.com/. 

    Rules Overview Music: 
    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

     

    Contact

    We can be reached individually on Twitter at @jakefryd and @burnsidebh. You can also follow Decision Space on Twitter @DecisionSpa and talk to us there! If you prefer email, then hit us up at decisionspa@gmail.com.

    This information is all available along with episodes at our new website decisionspacepodcast.com.

    Bye!

     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

KlassyTKOr ,

Fantastic Podcast

This is the first podcast that I have really listened to all the way through. The game analysis is top notch. Height recommend!

MirandaOr ,

Fun and Informative

Love, love,love this game playing podcast. Brendan and Jake know there stuff!

qwixxbase ,

Worth a listen

I enjoy this podcast quite a bit. It’s rewarding to listen to a show that really gets into how a game plays out, and what works and what does not. My only caveat is that it’s not as interesting for me to listen to episodes about games that I have not played. But that’s a tough problem to address.

This is really subjective, but I think that Jake and Brendan have good taste, both in choosing games, and in evaluating them. They like the parts that are likable and dislike the rest.

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