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Join Kellen, Neilan, Mark, and Christina for a podcast about board games, the latest hotness, and how to have fun with your friends even when you're losing.

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#302: A Lotta Prattle About Vlaada Chvátil

2/29/2024
We're back with the terrible acronym and the branding nightmare that is BGBDOG - I don't even know what it stands for to be honest, but this week we're turning the spotlight on an incredible force in the industry, Vlaada Chvátil, touring his incredible games all the way through to the true modern classic that is Codenames. Before we check in on our favourite Czech, we talk about Wyrmspan, 3 Ring Circus, and La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War. 02:01 - Wyrmspan 12:29 - 3 Ring Circus 23:29 - La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War 39:39 - Vlaada Chvátil 42:32 - Arena: Morituri te salutant 47:47 - Prophecy 50:09 - Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization 52:58 - Galaxy Trucker 54:44 - Mage Knight 56:13 - Codenames 57:26 - Space Alert 58:03 - Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game Send us your lists for the Listener Top 20 at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/top20 Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:05:56

#301: Our Most Anticipated Games of 2024

2/15/2024
We're in the thick of 2024 now, but there's still plenty more to come - and with that vast undiscovered country (as my father called it) ahead of us, we have loads of games to look forward to. But not all hype is made equally, so here are the ones we're most excited about. Before we mark our calendars, we talk about Savage Bowl: Trick Taking Game, Rear Window, and Cuba. 01:44 - Savage Bowl: Trick Taking Game 10:19 - Rear Window 17:42 - Cuba 27:48 - Most Anticipated Games of 2024 28:42 - Cities 32:41 - The Same Game 38:00 - We're Sinking! 40:50 - Keyside 42:45 - Arcs 45:00 - Mordred 47:34 - Civolution 48:55 - Undaunted 2200: Callisto 49:48 - Spectral 50:26 - Cysmic 50:58 - Red Dust Rebellion 51:22 - A Gest of Robin Hood 51:48 - Congress of Vienna 52:09 - Cthulhu: Dark Providence 52:47 - Slay the Spire: The Board Game 54:14 - RoboMon 54:58 - Cascadero Send us your lists for the Listener Top 20 at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/top20 Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:58:24

#300: Resolutions and Ruminations

2/1/2024
Three hundredth episode! But no time to celebrate, we're deep in the new year now, which means it's back to your regularly scheduled podcast, and it's time to reflect on the year past, and contemplate what lays ahead for us in a post-300 world. That's right, we're paying for the crimes of last year's resolutions. Before we look a little back, but mostly forward, we talk about Orichalcum, Mino Dice, and Last Light. 01:46 - Orichalcum 12:42 - Mino Dice 20:08 - Last Light 34:34 - Revisiting Mark's 2023 Resolutions 39:24 - Revisiting Neilan's 2023 Resolutions 42:11 - Revisiting Kellen's 2023 Resolutions 45:59 - Mark's 2024 Resolutions 48:50 - Neilan's 2024 Resolutions 42:20 - Kellen's 2024 Resolutions 56:32 - BGB in 2024? Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:04:18

#299: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 10-1

1/17/2024
We made it! We've arrived at last at the final ten(-ish) games, in fact, our TOP TEN (or so?) favourite games of all time. Thanks for joining us again on this yearly pilgrimage, as always it's the journey that's the important thing - but that's not to say that there isn't some exciting moving and shaking to happen at the destination. That said, it's time to pass out on the couch. 01:34 - Neilan #10 - The Resistance 05:00 - Mark #11 - Caylus 1303 05:51 - Mark #10 - Arboretum 07:39 - Kellen #10 - Dominion 11:11 - Neilan #9 - The Oracle of Delphi 12:35 - Mark #9 - Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020 16:33 - Kellen #9 - Telestrations 18:38 - Neilan #8 - The Search for Planet X 20:40 - Mark #8 - Marvel Champions: The Card Game 23:14 - Kellen #8 - Inis 24:37 - Neilan #7 - Pictomania 26:17 - Mark #7 - Time's Up! 27:33 - Kellen #7 - El Grande 30:06 - Neilan #6 - Alchemists 32:42 - Mark #6 - Fresh Fish 35:07 - Kellen #6 - Wizard 39:14 - Neilan #5 - Time's Up! 40:11 - Kellen #5 - Time's Up! 41:39 - Mark #5 - Brass: Lancashire 43:30 - Neilan #4 - Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant 48:34 - Mark #4 - Bus 50:55 - Kellen #4 - Archipelago 54:52 - Neilan #3 - Blood on the Clocktower 57:04 - Mark #3 - The Estates 1:00:02 - Kellen #3 - Dune 1:03:50 - Neilan #2 - A Feast for Odin 1:05:55 - Mark #2 - Agricola 1:08:52 - Kellen #2 - Cthulhu Wars 1:11:50 - Neilan #1 - Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization 1:14:57 - Mark #1 - Biblios 1:16:03 - Kellen #1 - Innovation Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:20:51

#298: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 20-11

1/11/2024
We're almost bursting at the seams, but there's room for a little more. It's the penultimate episode of our five part series, the Top 50 games of all-time! We're moving on to our 20th to 11th favourite games, which means it's time for some big risers and dramatic falls. Make yourself a coffee (sugar's over there in the corner), it's not time to sleep just yet. 03:45 - Kellen #20 - Cosmic Encounter 06:25 - Neilan #20 - Ra 08:09 - Mark #20 - Stationfall 11:25 - Kellen #19 - Lords of Vegas 13:18 - Neilan #19 - Patchwork 15:51 - Mark #19 - Glen More II: Chronicles 19:16 - Kellen #18 - Omen: A Reign of War 21:45 - Neilan #18 - Stationfall 24:05 - Mark #18 - Tigris & Euphrates 26:10 - Kellen #17 - Insider 29:45 - Neilan #17 - Taj Mahal 31:45 - Mark #17 - El Grande 33:33 - Kellen #16 - Fuji Flush 35:01 - Neilan #16 - Guards of Atlantis II 36:26 - Mark #16 - Chicago Express 38:13 - Kellen #15 - Maskmen 40:39 - Neilan #15 - Exit: The Game 42:31 - Mark #15 - Imperial 2030 44:22 - Kellen #14 - Babylonia 46:22 - Neilan #14 - Blue Lagoon 47:57 - Mark #14 - Lancaster 50:14 - Kellen #13 - The Resistance: Avalon 51:01 - Neilan #13 - Cthulhu Wars 51:46 - Mark #13 - Ra 53:06 - Kellen #12 - A Study in Emerald (Second Edition) 55:50 - Neilan #12 - Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar 57:54 - Mark #12 - Age of Steam 59:52 - Kellen #11 - Troyes 1:03:06 - Neilan #11 - Brass: Birmingham 1:05:58 - Mark #11 - Race for the Galaxy Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:10:20

#297: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 30-21

1/4/2024
It's a new year which is an awkward time to be right in the middle of something, but we're doing a thing here. It's part three of our Top 50 games of all-time! This week it's our 30th to 21st favourite games, and this is where things start to get spicy. This is like five chilis next to the menu item hotness we're talking. Grab a bib and join us for another course! 03:45 - Mark #30 - Cuba Libre 04:08 - Kellen #30 - Coloretto 05:58 - Neilan #30 - Watson & Holmes 07:28 - Mark #29 - Stephenson's Rocket 09:06 - Kellen #29 - So Clover! 10:22 - Neilan #29 - Undaunted: Stalingrad 12:18 - Mark #28 - 1830: Railways & Robber Barons 13:59 - Kellen #28 - Keyflower 15:34 - Neilan #28 - Gaia Project 16:55 - Mark #27 - Tramways 18:47 - Kellen #27 - Hansa Teutonica 20:06 - Neilan #27 - War of the Ring: Second Edition 22:09 - Mark #26 - Modern Art 23:38 - Kellen #26 - SCOUT 25:06 - Neilan #26 - Yellow & Yangtze 26:09 - Mark #25 - Hansa Teutonica 28:01 - Kellen #25 - Glory to Rome 29:39 - Neilan #25 - Scythe 31:39 - Mark #24 - Container 32:50 - Kellen #24 - American Bookshop 34:34 - Neilan #24 - Decrypto 35:54 - Mark #23 - La Granja 37:36 - Kellen #23 - I'm the Boss! 39:32 - Neilan #23 - The Quest for El Dorado 40:26 - Mark #22 - Pax Pamir: Second Edition 43:09 - Kellen #22 - Diplomacy 44:17 - Neilan #22 - Gloomhaven 45:43 - Mark #21 - Pictomania 47:39 - Kellen #21 - Decrypto 49:30 - Neilan #21 - Hansa Teutonica Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:51:31

#296: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 40-31

12/28/2023
It's the second leg of the grand tour that is the top fifty. This week, we're doing our 40th to 31st favourite games ... of all time! It's almost like Christmas just keeps going! Grab a glass of sherry and join us by the fire, we're not about to stop any time soon. 01:21 - Neilan #40 - Bus 03:52 - Mark #40 - Panic on Wall Street! 05:38 - Kellen #40 - Pax Porfiriana 08:56 - Neilan #39 - In the Year of the Dragon 10:33 - Mark #39 - Ark Nova 12:04 - Kellen #39 - Seas of Strife 14:55 - Neilan #38 - Inis 16:29 - Mark #38 - Hanabi 18:19 - Kellen #38 - Codenames 19:59 - Neilan #37 - Iberian Gauge 21:43 - Mark #37 - Anomia 24:26 - Kellen #37 - Food Chain Magnate 26:33 - Neilan #36 - Codenames 27:32 - Mark #36 - Lords of Vegas 28:53 - Kellen #36 - Rumble Nation 30:26 - Neilan #35 - Azul 31:19 - Mark #35 - Dungeon Fighter 33:35 - Kellen #35 - Wind the Film! / Photograph 35:47 - Neilan #34 - Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy 38:01 - Mark #34 - Tycoon: India 1981 40:39 - Kellen #34 - Square on Sale 42:26 - Neilan #33 - Werewords 44:06 - Mark #33 - Genoa 45:29 - Kellen #33 - Imperial 2030 47:19 - Neilan #32 - Twice as Clever! 48:35 - Mark #32 - Merkator 50:55 - Kellen #32 - Cockroach Poker 52:33 - Neilan #31 - Kemet 53:29 - Mark #31 - Blue Lagoon 54:56 - Kellen #31 - Bruges Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:58:00

#295: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2023: 50-41

12/21/2023
It's tiiiiiiime! It's the top fifty! That's right, the much anticipated, much celebrated, much imitated (we definitely did it first) event of the season is here. We're counting down each of our favourite fifty games of all time! Or at least, for right now! It's a beautiful, beautiful thing, and we'd love if you pulled up a chair and joined us for it. 06:36 - Kellen #50 - Santiago 07:59 - Neilan #50 - Jaipur 09:30 - Mark #50 - Findorff 11:22 - Kellen #49 - Genoa 12:37 - Neilan #49 - The Great Zimbabwe 14:32 - Mark #49 - Jump Drive 16:02 - Kellen #48 - 6 nimmt! 17:31 - Neilan #48 - Fun Facts 19:09 - Mark #48 - Cthulhu Wars 20:43 - Kellen #47 - Balderdash 22:24 - Neilan #47 - Splendor & Splendor Duel 24:38 - Mark #47 - Dominant Species 26:35 - Kellen #46 - Race for the Galaxy 27:45 - Neilan #46 - Cuzco 29:43 - Mark #46 - Ricochet Robots 31:57 - Kellen #45 - Feed the Kraken 33:57 - Neilan #45 - Mille Fiori 35:24 - Mark #45 - Splendor 37:38 - Kellen #44 - Root 39:22 - Neilan #44 - Challengers! 42:03 - Mark #44 - German Railways 43:24 - Kellen #43 - Acquire 45:11 - Neilan #43 - Anachrony 46:54 - Mark #43 - Signorie 48:33 - Kellen #42 - Brass: Lancashire 50:23 - Neilan #42 - Innovation 51:44 - Mark #42 - Smartphone Inc. 53:13 - Kellen #41 - Startups 54:48 - Neilan #41 - Ark Nova 56:00 - Mark #41 - Dune: Imperium Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:59:50

#294: We Played a Stack of Games!

12/7/2023
PAX Unplugged was a blast, and we played so much stuff that we're dying to tell you about - many of them with our beloved listeners. We braved the cold and the rain of Philadelphia, on the other side of the country, to bring you this episode jam-packed with games - so there's no room for any dilly dallying. Hits include Forest Shuffle, Arcs, Findorff ... and loads more! 02:14 - 5 Towers 06:57 - Nigoichi 11:01 - Cabanga! 15:00 - Age of Steam 17:33 - Falling 20:36 - Infiltraitors 24:38 - Tangram City 28:19 - The Great Zimbabwe 30:40 - Schadenfreude 35:57 - Forest Shuffle 40:35 - Arcs 48:36 - Findorff Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:54:56

#293: The Great Epochs of Board Gaming

11/23/2023
In what could be our most grandiose episode yet, we attempt to tame the wild history of all of board games. We traverse the timeline, unpacking what we consider to be the great epochs of the hobby, in an attempt to explain how modern game design evolved into its present form. Before we unpack the deep lore, we talk about General Orders: World War II, Oak, and Big Boss. Timecodes: 02:36 - General Orders: World War II 11:47 - Oak 20:24 - Big Boss 31:20 - The great epochs of board games 31:45 - The First Epoch 33:17 - The Royal Game of Ur 34:37 - Senet 43:23 - The Second Epoch 44:50 - Monopoly 48:11 - Risk 50:29 - Operation 56:23 - The Third Epoch 57:22 - Catan 1:02:33 - Dominion 1:20:19 - The Fourth Epoch Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:47:34

#292: Lightning Round

11/9/2023
Uh oh, is that thunder? That must mean it's time for a lightning round - we're scooping up all the lovely questions and suggestions that just aren't big enough for the main event, and stuffing them in the blender. This week, it's public spaces, warning labels, gaming tips, and PAX Unplugged. Before we put fingers on buzzers, we talk about Gift of Tulips, Five Three Five, and Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods. Timecodes: 01:36 - Gift of Tulips 10:20 - Five Three Five 16:52 - Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods 32:08 - How American society affects board gaming 39:54 - What are we excited to play at PAX 40:26 - Stationfall 40:56 - Blood on the Clocktower 41:30 - The Great Zimbabwe 41:50 - Pax Porfiriana 43:40 - Roads & Boats 44:49 - Warning stickers on games 48:22 - Hot gaming tips Join the PAX Unplugged Math Trade at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/trade Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:57:14

#291: Fantasy Draft: Reiner Knizia

10/26/2023
Drafts are back, baby. And not just any old draft, no, but to celebrate the return of the greatest game, we're drafting none other than the best of the only true and living doctor, Reiner Knizia. Who ends up with the best list? Vote for your favourite, you could win a $50 gift voucher! Before we doc it up, we talk about Empire's End, My Favourite Things, and Four Horsemen. Timecodes: 02:33 - Empire's End 12:15 - My Favourite Things 21:15 - Four Horsemen 27:48 - Drafting Reiner Knizia games 33:44 - Tigris & Euphrates 34:49 - Zoo Vadis 36:32 - Ra 37:47 - Modern Art 39:19 - The Quest for El Dorado 41:03 - Blue Lagoon 42:03 - Lost Cities 45:29 - Medici 46:39 - Stephenson's Rocket 47:44 - My City 49:13 - Taj Mahal 52:09 - Babylonia 53:29 - Mille Fiori 55:14 - Yellow & Yangtze 58:04 - High Society Join the PAX Unplugged Math Trade at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/trade Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:02:51

#290: Stuck in the Mid With You

10/12/2023
Are board games stuck? Not to be dramatic or anything, but it does seem like we keep circling the same ideas over and over again, right? We speculate on where we think the hobby is headed, and whether or not it needs a shake up. Before we plateau, we talk about Orchard, Hadrian's Wall, Terracotta Army, and Santiago. Timecodes: 03:09 - Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game 06:49 - Hadrian's Wall 13:45 - Terracotta Army 24:34 - Santiago 35:45 - Board game stagnation 38:17 - Return to Dark Tower 41:55 - Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020 43:55 - Turing Machine 44:09 - Cryptid 45:59 - Dead Reckoning 50:37 - Stationfall Join the PAX Unplugged Math Trade at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/trade Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:52:28

#289: Essen SPIEL 2023 Hype List

9/28/2023
It's almost time for Essen SPIEL 2023, the great German Mecca of our people - and while we're not going ourselves, that's not going to stop us yearning. We're hear to tell you about all the amazing games available at the show this year that you ought to be excited about. Before we gaze longingly across the Atlantic, we talk about Asara, Skytear Horde, and Dwellings of Eldervale. Timecodes: 02:31 - Asara 10:15 - Skytear Horde 14:04 - Dwellings of Eldervale 28:11 - Essen SPIEL 2023 Preview 30:04 - The Same Game 32:52 - Among Cultists: A Social Deduction Thriller 32:40 - Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West 34:11 - Civolution 35:25 - World Wonders 36:42 - Dying Message 38:27 - Kutná Hora: The City of Silver 40:24 - Tiny Mini Golf 42:19 - Arabella 43:38 - ArcheOlogic 45:41 - Terra Pyramides 46:51 - Sunrise Lane 48:25 - Evacuation 49:54 - TwinStar Valley 51:04 - Planta Nubo Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:56:28

#288: Less is More

9/14/2023
A little prune, a little embellish, a nip, a tuck, and a flourish, and we can get this thing just how we like it. We're looking at all the little things that we'd like to see more of, all the things we'd like to see less of in the world of board games. Before we giveth and taketh away, we talk about First in Flight, Tramways, and Wandering Towers. Timecodes: 02:39 - First in Flight 11:57 - Tramways 23:32 - Wandering Towers 31:50 - What we want more and less of in games 33:13 - More middleweight 35:18 - More emergence 36:50 - Stationfall 37:13 - Troyes 37:13 - Glory to Rome 37:13 - Innovation 38:13 - Archipelago 39:03 - Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant 40:02 - More rough edges 41:57 - Cosmic Frog 44:11 - More Saga 44:11 - Dead Reckoning 46:24 - Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile 46:36 - More community conventions 47:49 - More games with less rules 49:09 - Less trick takers 51:05 - Less board games 53:35 - Less dour color palettes 54:54 - Eschaton 55:13 - 3 Ring Circus 56:02 - The Guild of Merchant Explorers 56:27 - Less generic themes 57:37 - Less individual player boards 58:44 - Less multiplayer solitare 1:00:23 - Less content creators working for publishers Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:05:07

#287: There's a Time and Place for Everything

8/31/2023
Timing is everything, which is why it's so important that this episode came out when it did. Had we made it too early, it would have felt dated, and any later, you wouldn't have been ready for it. Before it's about time, we talk about Planet etuC, Undaunted: Stalingrad, Undaunted: Battle of Britain, and Tycoon: India 1981. Timecodes: 01:47 - Planet etuC 07:43 - Undaunted: Stalingrad 10:35 - Undaunted: Battle of Britain 14:01 - Tycoon: India 1981 30:36 - Can mechanics be dated? 39:42 - Ankh: Gods of Egypt 40:16 - That's Not a Hat 40:48 - Thunder Road: Vendetta 41:38 - Cthulhu Wars 42:11 - Disney Lorcana Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:49:16

#286: The Worst Duo, Kellen & Mark

8/17/2023
I leave for one episode and these idiots are talking about eating board games. Hard hitting questions for hard hitting board game journalists, Kellen & Mark are on the scene reporting in. Before we claw our way back from this, we talk about Power & Weakness, Haggis, and Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game. Timecodes: 02:40 - Power & Weakness 16:28 - Haggis 24:28 - Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game 36:31 - What gets you excited about two player games? 46:04 - Azul 46:30 - What is the most edible looking board game? 47:10 - Through the Desert 47:54 - Azul: Master Chocalatier 48:25 - Pax Pamir: Second Edition 49:04 - Juicy Fruits 49:54 - Wingspan 50:33 - Zendo Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:00:53:29

#285: Starting is Easy, Finishing is Hard

8/3/2023
A solid end game trigger can be such an overlooked part of the design of a game. The conventional wisdom for most things is to start strong and finish strong, so we look at some of our favourite ways that games can end. Before we reach the end of the road, we talk about Robot Quest Arena, Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020, and Expeditions. Timecodes: 02:07 - Robot Quest Arena 08:52 - Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020 30:11 - Expeditions 47:33 - Inis 48:09 - Azul 51:35 - Ethnos 51:52 - Pax Pamir: Second Edition 52:31 - I'm the Boss! 53:12 - Archipelago 54:22 - War of the Ring: Second Edition 55:16 - Innovation 55:31 - Pax Porfiriana 55:41 - John Company: Second Edition 56:16 - Dune 56:51 - Stationfall 57:25 - 7 Wonders Duel 58:34 - The Quest for El Dorado 1:00:04 - Scythe 1:00:45 - Blood Rage Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:06:38

#284: Gen Con 2023 Preview

7/20/2023
It's convention season, and the big one is almost upon us, as board gamers across America prepare to descend on Indiana. Gen Con! We won't be there this year, but that won't stop us anticipating what we could be playing at the show. Before we want what we can't have, we talk about Fancy Feathers, Beast, Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020, and Mercator. Timecodes: 02:43 - Fancy Feathers 08:31 - Beast 16:55 - Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020 22:43 - Merkator 29:53 - Aurum 31:12 - Age of Innovation 35:06 - Ahau: Rulers of Yucatán 37:03 - Inheritors 40:11 - City of the Great Machine 42:41 - The Fox Experiment 44:01 - SpellBook 46:13 - Tesseract 48:15 - Wild Tiled West 50:14 - Kutná Hora: The City of Silver 52:38 - General Orders: World War II 54:13 - 3 Ring Circus 56:21 - Wandering Towers 1:00:32 - The Search for Lost Species 1:01:02 - Legacies Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

Duration:01:03:57

#283: Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

7/6/2023
Not all are as blessed as we are by the gift of truly original thought, and so many turn to others for inspiration. Whether it's Newton standing on the shoulders of giants, or stealing from our rich neighbour Xerox, many great ideas are born from what has come before. Before we make the inspired choice, we talk about Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game, Innovation Ultimate, and Dawn of Ulos. Timecodes: 01:59 - Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game 11:18 - Innovation Ultimate 21:45 - Dawn of Ulos 32:45 - Game Design Inspirations 34:41 - Apples to Apples 37:03 - Magic: The Gathering 40:53 - Final Girl 40:53 - Hostage Negotiator 42:26 - Acquire 42:49 - Witchstone 42:49 - Ingenious 44:19 - Blood on the Clocktower 44:44 - The Resistance 48:10 - Dark Moon 49:16 - Cthulhu Wars 49:16 - Chaos in the Old World 50:13 - Nova Luna 50:13 - Habitats 50:52 - Lowlands 51:25 - El Grande 52:04 - Red Rising 52:04 - Fantasy Realms Send us topic ideas at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/topics Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store

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