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Richard Garfield

6/17/2019
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This week I talk to the inventor of Magic:The Gathering, Richard Garfield. We discuss mathematics, inventing a genre and the craziness of the secondary market...but which games did he choose? Dungeons and Dragons Cosmic Encounter Titan Hanabi Poker Twitter Facebook Support the show here.

Duration:00:45:57

Mark Cooke

6/16/2019
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This week I talk to the founder of Aire Con, Mark Cooke. We talk about expansion, playing in a heavy metal band and craft beer...but which games did he choose?

Duration:01:16:05

The Guild w Mike DiLisio

6/12/2019
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Ben sits down with yet another American who's made it over the channel, Mike DiLisio and they lament the passing of gaming conventions.

Duration:01:05:20

Thoughts on Reviews

6/10/2019
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In light of people, inconceivably, thinking it's okay to be paid for reviews I thought I'd dig out something I wrote for the patreon backers that elucidates my thoughts on the subject.

Duration:00:07:37

UKGE Impressions

6/7/2019
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Ben takes a trip out of the compound to the UK Games Expo and meets some interesting people on the way.

Duration:02:13:48

Elizabeth Hargrave

6/3/2019
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In this week's show I talk to designer of Wingspan, Elizabeth Hargrave. We talk about how crazy Florida is, being in Washington on 9/11 and designing the hit of the year...but which games did she choose. A pack of cards. Castles of Burgundy Wingspan Race for the Galaxy Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Twitter Facebook Support the show here.

Duration:01:13:28

Just One- A 5G4D Review

5/31/2019
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Ben spills a few words, not Just One.

Duration:00:03:59

The Guild w Richard Simpson

5/28/2019
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Ben sits down with Richard Simpson, famous non-wizard, and talks about the benefits or otherwise of social media. https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/3209

Duration:01:04:15

Asger Granerud

5/20/2019
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This week I welcome designer of A tale of Pirates, Copenhagen and Flamme Rouge, Asger Granerud. We talk about growing up in Africa, being a competitive game player and making money as a designer...but which games did he choose? Schotten Totten Hanabi Flamme Rouge Commands and Colours: Ancients Root Twitter Facebook Support the show here.

Duration:01:23:17

High Society- A 5G4D Review

5/17/2019
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Ben betrays his class as he dives into High Society.

Duration:00:04:07

The Guild w Steven Syrek

5/15/2019
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This week Ben takes an excursion into the grounds of the compound and bumps into newly decanted intake, Steven Syrek, to talk about the importance of winning.

Duration:00:44:41

Arkhan Horror LCG- A 5G4D Review

5/10/2019
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After a day lopping off tentacles Ben ruminates on the Arkham Horror LCG.

Duration:00:06:05

Lewis Pulsipher

5/6/2019
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This week's guest is designer of Britannia, Lewis Pulsipher. We talk about the beauty of DnD, why euro games aren't games and when we will see a new version of Britannia...but which games did he choose? First Ed. DnD- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editions_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons Britania- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/240/britannia Empire Deluxe Enhanced Edition- https://www.killerbeesoftware.com/kbsgames/edee/ DnD 5e.- https://dnd5e.fandom.com/wiki/D%26D_5th_Edition_Wikia

Duration:00:55:49

The Guild w Dan Hughes

5/1/2019
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Ben pops into the guild and has a drink with one of the friendly zombies. Former internet titan Dan Hughes. Join the guild here.

Duration:00:54:58

QE- A 5G4D Review

4/26/2019
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Ben looks at the books of QE an decides it's too big to fail.

Duration:00:04:58

Gordon Hamilton

4/22/2019
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This weeks guest is mathematician and designer of Santorini, Gordon Hamilton. We talk about the beauty of mathematics, the value of a puzzle and why Santorini is the greatest thing Gordon has done...but which games did he choose? Avalon: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128882/resistance-avalon Urbino: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237009/urbino Warsaw:City of Ruins: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206803/warsaw-city-ruins Dungeons and Dragons Star...

Duration:01:39:04

Modern Art- A 5G4D Review

4/15/2019
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Ben wields his gavel and rules the roost over Modern Art

Duration:00:09:38

Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal- A 5G4D Review

4/12/2019
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Ben fills a tankard and looks at Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal

Duration:00:11:23

Marc Spector

4/8/2019
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This week's guest is owner of Grand Gamers Guild, Marc Spector. We discuss starting a new publishing house, food addiction and Endevour: Age of Sail...but which games did he choose? Small World: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world Power Grid: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2651/power-grid Gloomhaven: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174430/gloomhaven Endeavour:...

Duration:01:09:24