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A brief podcast about hobby board games, recorded by English professor Brendan Riley on brief 15 minute walks around town. Join us for a stroll as we discuss mechanisms, gameplay, theory, and topics of the day.

Find show notes at RattleboxGames.com

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A brief podcast about hobby board games, recorded by English professor Brendan Riley on brief 15 minute walks around town. Join us for a stroll as we discuss mechanisms, gameplay, theory, and topics of the day.

Find show notes at RattleboxGames.com

    BGG Weighs In on the 180-degree Rule, part 1

    BGG Weighs In on the 180-degree Rule, part 1

    Pick Up & Deliver 284: BGG Weighs In On the 180-degree Rule, part 1 - Brendan returns to the discussion of the 180-degree rule to discuss the feedback he received from this thread on Boardgame Geek. Join us, won't you?

    • 18 min
    Rules Blunders Revisited

    Rules Blunders Revisited

    Pick Up & Deliver 283: Rules Blunders Revisited - Brendan returns to a topic he covered nearly two years ago, "Rules Blunders," and discusses a few new mistakes he's made, and how they affect the experience of the games.

    • 19 min
    The State of Board Gaming for Me Right Now

    The State of Board Gaming for Me Right Now

    Pick Up & Deliver 282: The State of Board Gaming for Me Right Now - Brendan shares his thinking about the state of his board game life, what he's been doing to keep things going, what forums and discussions have helped, and how he's keeping spirits up.

    • 19 min
    Brass Lancashire and Birmingham (Message from the Deep)

    Brass Lancashire and Birmingham (Message from the Deep)

    Brass Lancashire & Birmingham (Message from the Deep) - Brendan returns to an old show format, in which he talks about a game in depth. In this episode, Brendan discusses the two Brass games, Brass: Lancashire and Brass: Birmingham. Join us, won't you?

    • 19 min
    The Board Game 180-Degree Rule

    The Board Game 180-Degree Rule

    Pick Up & Deliver, episode 280: The Board Game 180-Degree Rule - Brendan discusses the film concept of the 180-degree rule, what it means, and how it translates to Board Game Design, then considers a few games that perhaps break the Board Game 180-degree rule.

    • 19 min
    When Belief Overrules Evidence

    When Belief Overrules Evidence

    Pick Up & Deliver 279: When Belief Overrules Evidence - Brendan talks about how our impressions and experiences shape our impression of a game, and how those impressions sustain long after those ideas have been undermined or disproven. Join us, won't you?

    • 20 min

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