300 episodes

Three Moves Ahead is the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Every week a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions meets to talk about the strategy and war games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world.

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    • 4.8, 271 Ratings

Three Moves Ahead is the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Every week a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions meets to talk about the strategy and war games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
271 Ratings
271 Ratings
Lundgrenn ,

Thoughtful and entertaining

Rob is a top notch host, and the guests are always insightful. Absolutely one of my favourite podcasts!

whitemageciv ,

Best Strategy Discussion Anywhere

I've tried a few different podcasts devoted to strategy games on the computer or the table. This one by far outshines them all. If you like strategy and have time for a podcast, you should absolutely subscribe (and listen to their back catelog!).

1L ,

Simply the best!

There aren’t too many podcasts (or even websites for that matter) devoted to the topics of historical gaming and war gaming. But even if there were, I can guaranty that 3MA would be the best.

This is simply phenomenal as a podcast, and I eagerly await new episodes every month. They always seem up-to-date on the newest games, and they know their target audience well enough to anticipate everything that we’re playing. Plus, I really enjoy their banter, which always seems to stay laser-focused on their topic (something which most podcasts desperately need).

Notably, the opinions of this team are always fair, honest, and hard to debate. They offer intricate reasons for their viewpoints, and they discuss both the good and the bad of every game - even the most hyped games. Overall, they make historical gaming extra enjoyable and give me something to do when not actually playing.

One comment though: the frivolous (and sometimes sudden) swearing seems very out-of-place and does nothing to enhance the otherwise extremely intelligent conversation. (It kinda feels like a professor swearing in the middle of a lecture because he or she’s coming up short on what to say. Very strange.) Also, I’ll be listening in the car, and then suddenly have to turn it off or down so that my young daughters don’t hear. This is something I expect to deal with when listening to home-brewed podcasts about first person shooters - not really something I’d expect to deal with in (what is otherwise a very professionally run) gaming podcast.

Notwithstanding my one issue, this podcast is an absolute blast.

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