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Which Game First

Exploring the Hilariously Huge World of Board Games

We all know that board games are the cornerstone of every great civilization. Now finally, as never before, there’s a podcast that can help you discover which games to play! Celeste DeAngelis hosts the panel of intrepid game explorers and designers Mike Grenier, Ed Povilaitis, Evan Bernstein and Joe Unfried.  Each week they explore the hilariously huge world of board gaming, unearthing the gems and the junk.

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Boston Festival of Indie Games 2018

Boston Festival of Indie Games 2018

The Boston Festival of Indie Games was held at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. The show featured 40 games in the Tabletop Showcase and 48 games in the Digital Showcase, along with many sponsors and exhibitors showing off their products. You can check out their website at: https://www.bostonfig.com

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Ivanhoe | Azul | Battle of the Sexes

Ivanhoe | Azul | Battle of the Sexes

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…
First: We suit up and choose our weapon to gain glory at the tournaments in Ivanhoe!
Next, we get our grout on, laying gorgeous tile patterns in Azul.
And . . . are the differences between men and women really so trivial in Battle of the Sexes?

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Mountains of Madness | Through the Desert | Nut So Fast

Mountains of Madness | Through the Desert | Nut So Fast

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…

Can our team of driven academics keep it together as they ascend the desolate peaks of the Mountains of Madness?
Then, we stake our claims across the dusty dunes as we lead our camel caravans… Through the Desert.
And finally, we race each other to grab a cashew in Nut So Fast!

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Five Crowns | High Society | Anti-Monopoly

Five Crowns | High Society | Anti-Monopoly

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…

First up we book and run til the kings go wild in the card game Five Crowns
Next we live beyond our means to make a splash in High Society
And Finally, through back-biting bureaucracy we bust big business in Anti-Monopoly

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Qwixx | Tigris & Euphrates | Dungeon Roll

Qwixx | Tigris & Euphrates | Dungeon Roll

First up: There’s no looking back as we lock each other out . . . in the numbers game Qwixx!
Then: We try to live in peace — or conquer our neighbors — as we build our kingdoms along the twin rivers in Tigris & Euphrates.
And lastly, our heroes try to grab the loot right out of the treasure box while avoiding the dragon in the Dungeon Roll.

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Scotland Yard | Lanterns | Squint

Scotland Yard | Lanterns | Squint

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…

First up: we’re in hot pursuit of a fast-moving spy across the city of London in Scotland Yard!
Next we light up the lake to make a beautiful display for the harvest festival in Lanterns.
Lastly, we twist and turn the cards to make pictures we hope someone will recognize in Squint.

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Galaxy Trucker | The Voyages of Marco Polo | Uncle Wiggily

Galaxy Trucker | The Voyages of Marco Polo | Uncle Wiggily

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…

First up we dodge calamity as we race our custom big rigs through space in Galaxy Trucker.
Next up we trade and travel along the Silk Road by camel and ship in The Voyages of Marco Polo.
And lastly we help our poor old rheumatic rabbit to Dr. Possum’s office in Uncle Wiggly.

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Suburbia | Ex Libris | In Pursuit

Suburbia | Ex Libris | In Pursuit

The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode…

First, enticing neighborhoods satisfy a demanding populace in Suburbia!
Then, competitive gnomes strive to amass the finest library in Ex Libris!
And lastly, last-minute escapes and betrayals confound even the savviest trivia buffs In Pursuit!

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