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.

The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe

Panelist Evan Bernstein is off on another whirlwind book tour in D.C. promoting his new book The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake.  You can learn more about the book and his highly rated science podcast.

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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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Roll Through the Ages | Beneath Nexus | The Last Spike

Roll Through the Ages | Beneath Nexus | The Last Spike

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.

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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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