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Today's episode is a slightly different format as we did not have a review because we had so much to talk about regarding board game companies. We discuss good experiences and areas of improvement for a plethora of board game companies. Are there any companies that we need to check out that we didn't mention? Feel free to leave a comment or questio…
 
After a brief hiatus, we are back to present to you the auction game episode. We discuss games that are auction focused. Did your favorite make the cut? Our in-depth review is Ra by Reiner Knizia. Games discussed in this episode include We Care, Tapestry, Medici, and more! As always, if you enjoy our content, please consider liking, subscribing, an…
 
In today's episode we discuss modern classics, including what it means to BE a modern classic. Our in-depth game review is Five Tribes from Bruno Cathala and Days of Wonder. As always, we start by discussing some games that we have played recently as well. Some games mentioned in today's episode include Quacks of Quedlinburg, Azul, Codenames, Splen…
 
In today’s episode, we will be discussing racing games and the racing mechanism in games in general. We talk about different games that fit the genre we enjoy. Our in-depth game review is Res Arcana by Thomas Lehmann. Some games we discussed in today's episode include Red Rising, Oliver Twist, Fairy Tale Inn, Revolution!, Dominations, Oracle of Del…
 
In today's episode we discuss Western-themed games, both those that missed the mark for us and those that bring forth the excitement that is the Wild, Wild West. Our in-depth game review this week is Paleo by Peter Rustemeyer and published by Hans im Glück. This co-operative game is discussed at length as we discuss mechanisms, theme, arc and every…
 
Despite the pirate-like title, we are instead talking about deck builders in today's episode. We discuss some of our favorites and some that are not for us. Our in-depth game review is Anachrony by Dávid Turczi from Mindclash Games. We will be doing a board game giveaway shortly so be sure to check out our social media for updates. Time stamps of g…
 
In this episode we have a vision of a future GenCon, we travel to (on?) Mars, we relax with cats on the Island of Miaui, discuss games we just played or we are looking to receive, we review "Bears!" for longer than it would take to play it, and finish with our titular conversation about boardgames names. As always, if you enjoy our content, please …
 
Today's episode is all about area control games, and fittingly, the review is on Rising Sun by Eric Lang. We discuss as always what we like and what we think makes good area control games. Some games that we discussed in this episode include TrapWords, Fantasy Realms, Mission Red Planet, Ethnos, Herrlof, So You've Been Eaten, The Staufer Dynasty, R…
 
In today's episode, we have gone back to prehistoric times, when only worker placement games ruled the gaming scene. Ok, maybe not that far, but we have definitely gone back to simpler times when worker placement meant worker placement only. Back in our day, we didn't have these hybrid games that are all the rage blending worker placement with othe…
 
Today's episode revolves around how we choose what games to play and what can influence that decision. Some games that we discussed in this episode include: Praga Caput Regni, Tzolk'in, and Carnegie. Our in-depth review this episode was Lost Ruins of Arnak, a hybrid deck buliding/ worker placement from new designers Min and Elwin published in 2020 …
 
We are back, back, back again! Welcome to Season 2 of our podcast endeavors, where Geki and I attempt to be more regular about posting content. Thank you to all the listeners who have reached out to us. We hope you enjoy our look back at the year 2020, specifically games that came out in that year. We are excited to start our new Season with a look…
 
You Can't Say That! At least not in this game... In today's episode, we discuss communication limitations in games. As always, we discuss games we played recently and did our in-depth review, this time of Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Card Game. Some games mentioned in today's episode include: Orleans, Mezo, Anomia, It's A Wonderful World, Hana…
 
Expand your listening experience with this expansion of our podcast about expansions. :) When are expansions necessary or unnecessary? We delve into the world of expansions in board games and discuss ones we like and some we don't particularly care for. We also discuss some games that we have played recently and continue our gambit with an in-depth…
 
In today's episode, "Feel the Brain Burn" we discuss crunchy games that require precise focus and can be very taxing on the brain. As a recurring segment, we continue our in-depth game review on Camel Up. Some games that we discuss in the episode include: Tekhenu, Tz'olkin, Teotihuacan, Trismegistus, Anachrony, Aquasphere, Cyclades, and The Search …
 
As promised, today's board game gambit is Alma Mater. We discuss it in length and compare it to other similar games. We also discuss games that are strictly push your luck and games that have this element as part of a bigger game. What are some of your favorite push your luck games and do you like this mechanic? Sound off in the comments! As a fair…
 
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! This is the enthusiastic conclusion to our first ever designer series episode. In this episode, we discuss Eric Lang's more well-known and recent games. From 2015 to future releases, we give first impressions and first-hand experiences of some of his most popular games. As a fairly new podcast, we hope that you enj…
 
Welcome back for another exciting week! This episode features a new format: the Designer Series, a spotlight on a designer that tackles chronologically most of their games. Our goal is to explore in depth their portfolio and accomplishments, focusing on the evolution of their designs through time. First up is Eric Lang, until recently Big Boss Gung…
 
Firstly, I would like to apologize for our lack of consistency with releasing episodes. We are working hard to get back on track and we hope that you like this week's new episode regarding low-interaction games. We also discuss what we consider to be low-interaction. We also continue our listener-requested in-depth review of a game with San Juan. T…
 
In this week's episode we discuss pros and cons of legacy games, as well as some of our favorites. We also chose to continue our in-depth game review. In the spotlight this week is Potato Man, a severely underrated trick taking card game. Some games we discussed in this episode include: Coloma (including the 2 player variants), Castell, Coal Baron,…
 
The podcast is just beginning, but we are here to talk about the end. The end of games that is! In this episode, we discuss some our of favorite end game triggers and some that are not our favorites. In today's episode we discussed: The Gallerist, Blood Rage, Perseverance, Monumental, Colt Express, Amsterdam, Euphoria, Scythe, Oracle of Delphi, Nan…
 
On today's episode, we discuss team games and touch briefly on some Kickstarters that have piqued our interests. In this episode, we discuss Abyss, Macao, Bruges, Trajan, Merlin, Village (with Inn and Port expansions), Luna, Tzolk'in, Castles of Burgundy, Murano, Rajas of the Ganges, Axis & Allies, Shadows Amsterdam, 1775 Rebellion, Codenames, Capt…
 
In today's episode we discuss the seemingly underwhelming component of dice in games and prove the nay-sayers wrong. We discuss a multitude of genres of dice games, including some of our favorites. Which ones made the list? Listen and find out! In today's episode we discussed Signorie, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne, Cosmic Encounter, Rising Sun,…
 
Hello everyone! In today's episode we discuss house rules both those of the games we play and the ones that help make our gaming space comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. In today's episode we discussed Near and Far, Biblios, 7 Wonders Duel, Macao, Terraforming Mars, Lords of Xidit, Himalaya, Small World, Ethnos, Twilight Struggle, Anachrony, B…
 
Thank you so much everyone for your patience but Episode 10 is finally here! In this episode, we discuss IP games or intellectual property games. These are games that are based on something from pop culture (a movie, TV show, or even books). We discuss what makes a good IP game, and talk about our favorites as well as some that you might want to av…
 
Today we discuss unusual turn orders in games, differ on the quality of the game Trismegistus, and talk about games we played in the past week. Games discussed in this episode include: Five Tribes, Gentes, Grand Austria Hotel, Jungle Brunch, Kraftwagen, Lords of Xidit, Mission Red Planet, Newton, Terramara, T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: The Hadal Pr…
 
Today's episode was to impart some of our knowledge about gaming conventions and list some of our favorite things. This episode was recorded pre-Gencon's announcement to cancel, when we thought it still may go on. This episode is important to keep in mind when conventions do return, and we hope to see you at a convention as soon as safely possible.…
 
In today's episode, we discuss some of our favorite designers and speak on the topic of variable player powers, including our quintessential games in the genre. Games discussed in today's episode include: Anachrony, Ankh, Bang!, Castles of Burgundy, Champions of Midgard, Dominion, Nations, Paladins, Raiders of the North Sea, Rising Sun, Scythe, Sta…
 
On today's episode, we discuss games we have played in the last week and we also discussed today's topic which is card games that are specifically meant for 2 players. Did your favorite make our list? Games mentioned in today's episode include: 7 Wonder Duel, Barrage, The Blood of An Englishman, Bruges, Codenames: Duet, Dragonheart, Dungeon Roll, F…
 
In today's episode we discuss party games that are language-independent, the use of "dummy" players in games, as well as what we have played this week. Games mentioned in this week's episode include: Dixit, Mysterium, One Night: Ultimate Werewolf, Tzolk'in, Ninjato, Raids, The King is Dead, Coal Baron, Smallworld, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and …
 
In Episode 4: The Need for Speed, we discuss some of our favorite real-time games, as well as games that we have played this week. Games mentioned in this episode include Summoner Wars, Godfather: Corleone's Empire, Blood Rage, Rising Sun, The Others, Star Wars Rebellion, Twilight Struggle, Magic Maze, Terramara, Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Coimbra, Egiz…
 
Episode 3 - It's All In the Cards... Or is it? In this episode, we take on multipurpose cards and what games utilize this feature best. We discuss a plethora of games including: Glory to Rome, Traders of Osaka, Bruges, Tzolk'in, Monster Factory, Above and Below, Coimbra and more! As a fairly new podcast, we hope that you enjoy our content and like,…
 
Episode 2 is here! Thank you for taking the time to check out the Board Game Gambit podcast with your hosts, Nathan and Geki. This is our second episode in which we talk about theme in games; the definition of theme, relevance of theming in games, and our top thematic games. This episode we discussed thematic games and games we played this week whi…
 
Our first episode! Thank you for listening to our first attempt at making a podcast. We are Nathan and Geki and in our first podcast we discuss drafting games. Games mentioned in this podcast include: Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Medieval Academy, Terraforming Mars, Odin's Ravens, 7 Wonders, Draftosaurus, On Mars, and this is just the first episode! Int…
 
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