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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).

Four Corners of the Board podcast Four Corners of the Board

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    • 2.8 • 10 Ratings

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).

    Disappointment

    Disappointment

    This week Dean and Graeme talk about disappointments. What would cause our disappointment in a game? Hype? Designer Expectations? Recommendations? Have gotten wise in our old age and can avoid disappointments?


    We then do our Top 5 Games We Wanted to Like but Were Disappointed

    • 1 hr 21 min
    BGG Top 100 Unplayed

    BGG Top 100 Unplayed

    This week we look at the BGG Top 100 games - and specifically the ones we have not played. How many do you need to play to get your "gamer" badge? Is there a need to play them? What about genres you like - should you try those from the top 100?


    We then do our Top 5 Games we have NOT played in the top 100 that we want to.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Essen Spiel 2020

    Essen Spiel 2020

    It's that time of year! Essen Spiel just finished where publishers show off shiny new games. In our yearly tradition we look back at the 10 games we picked from last year's Essen Spiel to see if we've played them and what we thought of them.


    Then we give out Top 10 Games we are looking forward to from Essen Spiel 2020.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Large Publishers

    Large Publishers

    This week we look at large publishers. Do we seek out large publishers? Do we trust the games they put out? Are we more willing to take a chance on an unknown game from them? Are their brands diluted?


    We then do our pick from 5 large publishers.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Endings

    Endings

    This week we start with a brief announcement, then we talk about game endings. What are our favourite ways for a game to end? Can the ending of a game feel anticlimactic? Do we have a favourite way for a game to end?


    We then do our Top 5 Game Endings

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bad Expansions

    Bad Expansions

    This week we look at bad expansions. Have you ever disliked an expansion to a game you love? What about an expansion that made you dislike the base game? We look at what makes a bad expansion and decide what exactly the role of an expansion is.


    We then do our Top 5 Bad Expansions.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Chris Reynolds 31 ,

Dry

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.

One-Eyed- ,

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.

Dice All Day ,

Thankfully concise

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.

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