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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

    Whistle Stop & Forgotten Waters (Shootin' from the Hip)

    Whistle Stop & Forgotten Waters (Shootin' from the Hip)

    Brendan shares a bit about recent gaming at his house, then gives his early impressions of two new games, Whistle Stop and Forgotten Waters.
    Games mentioned: Agricola, Whistle Stop, Forgotten Waters
    What have you been playing lately? Pop over to BoardGameGeek guild #3269 and let us know!

    • 19 min
    Duel: Valley of the Kings vs Arctic Scavengers

    Duel: Valley of the Kings vs Arctic Scavengers

    Pick Up & Deliver 239: Duel - Valley of the Kings vs Arctic Scavengers. Brendan discusses two strong and interesting deck building games, Arctic Scavengers and The Valley of the Kings. Join us, won't you?

    • 20 min
    Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Brendan talks a bit about systemic racism and its place in board games, and our need to reflect, react, and work against its influence.

    Please take a few minutes to listen. Reach out to me if you’d like to discuss this. brendan@rattleboxgames.com

    • 25 min
    Top of the Stack, June 2020

    Top of the Stack, June 2020

    Brendan shares his plans for June and discusses how his game plays went in May.

    • 22 min
    Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

    Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

    Pick Up & Deliver 236: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat - Brendan thinks a bit about how games can have a last-minute turnaround that allow for a shift in leader or a dramatic win.

    • 22 min
    Glory to Rome, SPQF, Sentinels of the Multiverse

    Glory to Rome, SPQF, Sentinels of the Multiverse

    Brendan shares his early thoughts on three games that he played for the first time recently. Get the early impressions of Glory to Rome, SPQF, and Sentinels of the Multiverse. Join us, won’t you?

    • 20 min

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