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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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First up: Can drinking out-of-date milk lead to a deadly disease?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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Blokus | Bärenpark | Redneck Life

Blokus | Bärenpark | Redneck Life

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.

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Munchkin | Carson City | Planes

Munchkin | Carson City | Planes

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.

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Muse | Terraforming Mars | Fluxx

Muse | Terraforming Mars | Fluxx

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

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