Four Corners of the Board is hosting by 4 friends who enjoy getting together and playing board games. We are all relatively new to the hobby (a few years) and all have very different preferences of board games which can lead into some lively discussions!
Each podcast we take one board game and discuss it in depth. What we like and don't like about the game and maybe some ways we will play it differently in the future (variants).
This is it, the final episode of Talking Across the Game Board. We have a look back at the history (briefly) of the shows on the network. We also give a behind the scenes look - what do we use to edit the audiofiles? How do we record remotely? How do you publish a podcast? What equipment do you need? We also look at why we are stopping, then look at what is next.
This week Dean and Graeme discuss gaming as relaxation. Can we play games to relax or is there always some level of stress in games? What would make a game relaxing? Are there certain genres of games that are more relaxing?
We then look at our Top 5 Games We Play To Relax.
2020 in Review
We look back at 2020, and look at the games we never got a chance to play. We also have a discussion on older games in general. Do we only look at the New Releases section or do we have a list of older games we always keep an eye out for? If we miss a new release, is it out of sight out of mind?
We then do a Top 5 2020 Games We Want To Play
This week Dean and Graeme have a look at light games. How do we classify light games? Can you have a long light game? What about a simple rule set but lots to think about? Do we look down our noses at light games?
We then do our Top 5 Light Games (rated 1.5 or below on BoardGameGeek)
This week Graeme had some sticker shock while looking at games! We look at deluxe editions - do we buy them? Do we want them? How much is too much? Given the option, would we get a Deluxe edition or a normal edition?
Top 5 Games We Want As A Deluxe Edition
TAtGB - Episode 75 - Stuck in Time
Only a few episodes left of the Podcast, please make sure you send in any questions/comments for the finale ASAP!
This week Dean and I look at games that are Stuck in Time - that is games that have a strong connection to the time period in which they are set (not just historical, but could be future time period as well). Do we have a preference for the time period? With our different backgrounds in gaming, does that make a difference in what we call a "Historical Game"?
We then do a Top 5 Games Stuck in Time (pick 5 different Eras and pick one game from each).
Provides no point of view that distinguishes it from the myriad of others. Their insight into the topic is low. Passionate gamers who offer little as podcasters.
Cozy Board Game Podcast
This podcast reminds me of sitting next to a fire with friends listening to them talk about board games. The hosts like a variety of different games so you get multiple perspectives.
This podcast does a very good job of doing one valuable thing: simply talking about games the group has played without relentless self-promotion or diversions into other topics. As a game peruser, player and buyer, this tends to be exactly what I'm looking for in a show: calm opinions about what's out there. Kudos to the main host for always trying to keep things tight and on topic, even if the discussions of a particular game are sometimes so brief that they fail to illuminate.