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 • 351 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.

    Three Moves Ahead 504: Troy and Kingdom of Heaven

    Three Moves Ahead 504: Troy and Kingdom of Heaven

    Rob and Troy are walking the battlements as they revisit Wolfgang Peterson's "Troy" and Ridley Scott's director's cut of "Kingdom of Heaven". What do these two movies about major siege-battles fought between clashing civilizations, from the early years of the War on Terror, say about their moment? Is Troy underrated, overrated, or correctly rated? Why is Brendan Gleeson so unsettling? All these questions and more are answered this week on Three Moves Ahead.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Three Moves Ahead 503: Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild

    Three Moves Ahead 503: Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild

    Rob and Leana are joined by Creative Assembly's Simon Mann to talk about the latest DLC for Total War: Three Kingdoms, The Furious Wild.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Three Moves Ahead 502: A Total War Saga: Troy

    Three Moves Ahead 502: A Total War Saga: Troy

    Rob, T.J., and Fraser are joined by freelance writer Dia Lacina to discuss A Total War Saga: Troy. The ancient city, not the creator of this show.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Three Moves Ahead 501: Othercide

    Three Moves Ahead 501: Othercide

    Rob and T.J. are joined by freelance writer Astrid Johnson to discuss goth girl tactics game Othercide.

    • 51 min
    Three Moves Ahead 500: Origins

    Three Moves Ahead 500: Origins

    For our landmark 500th episode, Rob sits down with Rowan, T.J., Troy, and Bruce to discuss the formative games that made us strategy fans. Buckle in - it's a long one!

    • 3 hr 7 min
    Three Moves Ahead 499: Desperados III

    Three Moves Ahead 499: Desperados III

    USgamer's Mike Williams and Kotaku's Luke Plunkett join Rob to talk about Desperados III, the stealth tactics puzzler from Mimimi. They talk quicksaving versus flow, stealth tactics vs stealth immersive sims, and Desperados vs. Shadow Tactics, the previous game from this developer.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

PolyDoob ,

Starting at the beginning

I’m going through the oldest episodes available (circa 2009) and I’m loving it. So much nostalgia hitting me.

Please don’t burn yourselves out guys. Just play what you want when you want.

MYSHIFTKEYISBROKE ,

I’m off to grease my abacus...

Best strategy-centric pod I’ve come across by a considerable margin. Only complaint is there’s not another fifty or so more Civ eps.

- Josh, Imperial Scrolls of Honor Podcast Dude

Daniel of DC ,

One Deep Dive After Another

This show easily became one of my favorite podcasts of all time, because it reignited my interest in strategy games and helped me understand many of the layers built into these complex games. This show also makes me listen to it differently than other podcasts. The extensive archive of episodes is so rich in information that it’s easy to dive deep into the back catalog and create a list of must-have episodes. This is thanks to the singular focus of each episode on a particular game or deep dives into systems and mechanics. These episodes come in a sort of lecture/round table format that is super easy to listen to. This show has my highest recommendation.

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