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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Loot | Ascension | Joe Name It

Loot | Ascension | Joe Name It

First up, the black flags fly as we outmaneuver the other scurvy dogs to the fat merchantmen in Loot
Next, we assemble our deck from fabled constructs and heroes of old, to gain honor Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
And lastly, we find out just how random trivia can get in Joe Name It

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Titan Race | KeyForge | Dracula’s Feast

Titan Race | KeyForge | Dracula’s Feast

First: Once more into the dizzying chaos, we recklessly plunge ourselves, AND our bizarre mounts, into the Titan Race!
Next: We reap the Æmber, build our Keys, and defend our houses in Keyforge: Call of the Archons!
And finally: We play a dangerous game at the most dangerous shindig in Dracula’s Feast.

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Show & Tile | Kings’ Struggle | Probe

Show & Tile | Kings’ Struggle | Probe

First up, we tangle with tangrams when we break out Show and Tile — !
Next, we learn that even small, bucolic medieval hamlets had plenty of opportunities for treachery . . . in Kings’ Struggle.
And lastly, who will be first to unearth the hidden words in the classic game of Probe!

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Death Wish | Fist of Dragonstones | Squadro

Death Wish | Fist of Dragonstones | Squadro

First up: Can drinking out-of-date milk lead to a deadly disease? We hope so . . . in Death Wish!
Next, with our precious fairy gold in hand, we bluff, bribe, and bid our way through the enchanted forest to get our Fist of Dragonstones.
And lastly: We dodge and jump our appointments, as we race to the end and back again — in Squadro!

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Scuttle! | San Juan | Hero Realms

Scuttle! | San Juan | Hero Realms

First, our pirate crews pull out all their low-down, sneaky tricks to grab all the booty, in Scuttle!
Next, we become titans of trade, growing our fortunes in the port city of San Juan.
And lastly we shuffle up our swords and sorcery to deal out the damage in Hero Realms!

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Celestia | Power Grid Deluxe | Mid-Life Crisis

Celestia | Power Grid Deluxe | Mid-Life Crisis

In this week’s episode…

First up we’re off on adventure in our wondrous airship but will we crash before we gain outrageous fortune in Celestia
Next as we light up our cities do we go green or blacken the skies with coal Power Grid
And lastly we slog our way through divorce, financial ruin, and meltdowns in Mid-Life Crisis

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