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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Left Center Right (LCR) Designed by: Uncredited Published by: Spin Master Players: 3 to 12 Ages: 5 + Time: 20 minutes Unearthed by: Celeste Each player is given 3 chips to start. On their turn, they roll the dice (as many dice as they have chips at the time, up to...read more
In this week’s episode…
First up this week, we put Tetris on attack as we stake our territory in Blokus!
Next up, even more Tetris fun, but this time with bears! — in Bären Park
And lastly — do you have a working TV set on top of a non-working TV set, then you might be playin’ Redneck Life.
In this week’s episode…
First we’re ocean-diving treasure hunters, sharing the air but not the booty in Deep Sea Adventure.
Next up we sift through the chaos and delve into the unknown in the smash hit . . . Gloomhaven.
And lastly we embrace supply and demand as we sail to victory in Century: Eastern Wonders!
First, we use loot — like sandals of protection and potions of studliness! — to bust down every dungeon door we can find, in Munchkin.
Next we build ranches, banks and saloons, and MAYBE do a little raiding, as we settle the West in Carson City.
And finally, we brave crowds, lost luggage, dicey airport food to board our flight in Planes.
First up we draw on inspiration to lead the artists to their masterpieces in Muse
Next up we crash asteroids and cultivate bacteria in our efforts at Terraforming Mars
And lastly the best laid plans are laid to waste as the rules change in Fluxx
First, we charge, overtake and try not to spin out in Formula Motor Racing!
Next — we successfully investigate the sanity-straining site before we lose our marbles at the Tower of Madness.
And finally, we stay up all night to get clucky in Funky Chicken!
First, we construct wonders! Develop science! And build our civilizations on the backs of wooden dice in Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age!
Next up, Bludgeon the Blight Lord’s Brutal Beasts in Battle, in Beneath Nexus!
And lastly, we hammer our way from Sacramento to St. Louis. It’s not over until . . . The Last Spike.
First up . . . we center ourselves to share focus and build a perfectly ordered stack, in The Mind!
Next, we fight for survival in barren icy wastes as a deadly infection rages in The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31!
And lastly, we build exquisitely colored stained glass windows in Sagrada.
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.comread more
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?