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Board Gamers Anonymous

English, Board Games, 1 season, 481 episodes, 5 hours, 22 minutes
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Board Gamers Anonymous is a podcast about tabletop board gamers and the insane fun they have at the table together - from Euros like Catan, Carcassone, and Agricola to American Style games like Battlestar Galactica, Rune Wars and more.
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Episode 477 - Top 10 Reiner Knizia Games

This week we're looking at the best of the best from one of the best: Reiner Knizia. We whittle down our selection of the ten best of his more than 600 game designs from the last 30 years, plus some previews and reviews of what's coming out soon.Question of the Week: What is the most challenging aspect of the board gaming hobby? (e.g. finding players, managing budget, finding space)Acquisition Disorders: Ironwood, YonderAt the Table Reviews: Mage Knight Ultimate Edition, Tesseract, Behext, SkyriseIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/29/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 476 - Origins Game Fair Preview

Summer is almost upon us and that means convention season! This week we're diving in a bit earlier to look at the games we're expecting to see at Origins Game Fair in June. We also talk about the Golden Geek Award winners at the top of the show, plus give our thoughts on X-Men '97 and the newly announced Lord of the Rings movie coming in 2 (!) years. Acquisition Disorders: Vicious Gardens, Black ForestAt the Table Reviews: ToleranceIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/21/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 475 - Best of Splotter Spellen

This week, we're looking at the best of the best from Splotter; the heavy, crunchy, kind of mean, and not always pretty (but frequently brilliant) euro games from Jeroen Doumen and Joris Wiersinga.Question of the Week: What game makes you saltier than any other game? Do you avoid playing it?Acquisition Disorders: Dune: War for Arrakis - Desert War, Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game - Clone Wars ExpansionAt the Table Reviews: Nucleum Australia, After the EmpireIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/14/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 474 - BGG Award Nominations

This week, we take a deep dive into the recently announced BBG award nominations to discuss what we like for the awards and which games we want to track down and play before voting.Question of the Week - What's a game for which the retail edition is just as good as the crowdfunded version (or close enough)? Let's talk about games that didn't need to be crowdfunded.Acquisition Disorders - Keyforge Aember vs. Mindbug Battlefruits, Feudum Big Box, Munchkin Big Box, Canvas Big BoxAt the Table Reviews - Books of Time, Fractured SkyIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/7/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 473 - BGG Hotness April 2024

This week, we're joined by special guest Chris Rodriguez from Board Games for the Better to discuss the hottest games on the April 2024 Board Game Geek hotness list. Acquisition Disorders: Vantage, Slay the Spire: The Board Game, 2025 Board Game Mosaic Calendar, Earth Abundance ExpansionAt the Table Reviews: Trailblazers, Expeditions: Around the WorldIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/30/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 472 - Top Selling Board Games for 2023

This week we look at data from several sources outlining some of the best selling games from 2023, and what we think of how well they sold. What games hit the most tables last year, which expansions did we all hoard? We take a deep dive to find out.Question of the Week: What's the most complex game you'd comfortable recommend for people new(ish) to gaming?Acquisition Disorders: We All Take from the River, Bloomchasers: Delightful 3D Tree Game of Flowers and WitsAt the Table Reviews: Rising Waters, Defenders of the Realm expansionsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/24/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 471 - Golden Geek Awards - Nominations Picks

This week we're revisiting the best of the best games of 2023 to discuss what games we will be nominating for the Golden Geek Awards (and why). Check out all of our picks for the last year's best games, plus previews of DC Heroes United and Bebop.* Acquisition Disorders: DC Heroes United, Bebop===Nominate us for a Golden Geek Award! The nominations are now open here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geekawards/boardgameWe’d appreciate your support as we aim to make this podcast a little bit less anonymous in 2024.===If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/16/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 470 - Epic Tabletop Gaming Odyssey: Star Wars and Star Trek

This week we take you on an epic tabletop odyssey into the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek board games and RPGs. Find out how to string together some of the best experiences from both IPs at your table.===Nominate us for a Golden Geek Award! The nominations are now open here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geekawards/boardgameWe'd appreciate your support as we aim to make this podcast a little bit less anonymous in 2024.===Acquisition Disorders: Rebirth, Millennium Blades...Again!At the Table Reviews: Star Wars Unlimited, Castle Up, Star Trek Away Mission Kirk & Scotty, Terraforming Mars on BGAIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/10/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 469 - March Gamer Madness Round 2

Part two of March Gamer Madness is now! Enjoy our rundown of the 32 best-remaining games from the top non-IP-based themes in board games. Find out which one comes out on top in this year's bracket showdown.This year, we're looking at the most popular non-IP-based themes, meaning the best games featuring:CatsZombiesAliensRobotsSamuraiKnightsVikingsCowboys===If you’re attending Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo, be sure to stop by and say hi, or attend one of our two panels over the weekend: Long Island Tabletop: Level Up Your Teach & Your Mental Health===If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Our Sponsors:* Check out Marvel Strike Force following this link and use code MAXPOOL: https://t.ly/480GtAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/4/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 468 - March Gamer Madness Round 1

It's time again for March Gamer Madness! Our annual bracket face off challenge pitting 64 board games against each other to find the very best of a very particular set of requirements.This year, we're looking at the most popular non-IP based themes, meaning the best games featuring:CatsZombiesAliensRobotsSamuraiKnightsVikingsCowboys===If you’re attending Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo, be sure to stop by and say hi, or attend one of our two panels over the weekend: Long Island Tabletop: Level Up Your Teach & Your Mental Health===CONTEST!Our annual March Gamer Madness bracket is now live. Enter your picks for a chance to win a game and to help break ties on the episodes:https://woobox.com/8avpq2===If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Our Sponsors:* Check out Marvel Strike Force following this link and use code MAXPOOL: https://t.ly/480GtAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/26/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 467 - Top 10 Digital Card Games

We're going digital this week with a look at some of the best all-digital deck builders, card flippers, and more. ===If you're attending Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo, be sure to stop by and say hi, or attend one of our two panels over the weekend: Long Island Tabletop: Level Up Your Teach & Your Mental Health===CONTEST! Our annual March Gamer Madness bracket is now live. Enter your picks for a chance to win a game, and to help break ties on the episodes: https://woobox.com/8avpq2===* Acquisition Disorders - Queen's Blood (Final Fantasy VIII Rebirth, UniVersus CCG: Godzilla, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Tekken 8, Star Trek Star Realms* At the Table Reviews: Evacuation, Wings of Glory (WWI)If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Our Sponsors:* Check out Marvel Strike Force following this link and use code MAXPOOL: https://tinyurl.com/wknwsxr5Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/19/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 466 - ChatGPT Pitches Board Games!

This week, we give ChatGPT a series of prompts and pitches board games based on those prompts. Chris guesses what input led to the description written by the AI. Can we guess the direction of the generative AI or will it outsmart us with clever designs? * Question of the Week: What's the best thing you've ever purchased for your board game collection?* Acquisition Disorders: Mage Knight: The Apocalypse Dragon, Mass Effect: The Board Game – Priority: Hagalaz* At the Table Reviews: Wyrmspan, Glitch Squad, KiteIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Our Sponsors:* Check out Marvel Strike Force following this link and use code MAXPOOL: https://tinyurl.com/wknwsxr5Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/12/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 465 - Better than the Board Game...

We're looking at games that spin off from and are often better than the board game they are based on (dice games, card games, and everything in between). What are some of your favorites that fit this?Acquisition Disorders: Puerto Rico Special Edition, Star Trek Ascendancy on Game Found, Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition Reprint, Cascadia RollingAt the Table Reviews: Rats of Wistar, Cats and Quilts of Calico, Shelfie, SurfosaurusIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/5/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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BGA Episode 464 - Big Box Store Games, Now with Crunch!

This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at some of the many games to hit big box stores as exclusives or limited time releases (or streamlined versions of long time classics), in particular, Target and its long run of hobby games. Question of the Week: What's the best designer/publisher combo?Acquisition Disorders: King of Tokyo: Origins, Fled, FeudumAt the Table Reviews: Federation, Imperial MinersIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/27/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 463 - Top 10 Vladimir Suchy Games

We're looking at the best of the best from Vladimir Suchy this week, running down our top 10 of his very diverse ludography. Question of the Week: What's a game you think should be in the upper pantheon of board games that everyone stopped talking about?Acquisition Disorders: Inferno Deluxe Edition, Dante: InfernoAt the Table Reviews: Flamecraft, Canvas: Finishing Touches – Deluxe Edition, Dominion (App)If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/20/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 462 - Stonemaier Games Tier List

Anthony and Chris run through the catalog of Stonemaier Games and put them on a tier list using our review rating scale. Plus:Question of the Week: What do you do in support of tabletop gaming? Organize? Design? Publish? Media? Events? DM? Teach games? Acquisition Disorders: Speakeasy, Stefan Feld City Collection Nassau & Kathmandu, Kemet Blood and Sand expansionsAt the Table Reviews: Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa, Age of Rome, Think Like a ShrinkIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/13/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 461 - BGG Hotness for February 2024

It's that time again; we take a deep dive into the best games currently listed on BoardGameGeek's hotness list, plus we have fresh new reviews and previews: Question of the Week: Let's talk expansions: what new elements added to a game have the best chance to wow you and enter rotation? (e.g. asymmetry, new cards, the dreaded 5th player) Acquisition Disorders: A Song of Ice & Fire Tactics, TOKYO HIGHWAY Rainbow CityAt the Table Reviews: Barcelona, Scarface 1920If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/6/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 460 - BGG's Top 100 Thematic Games

This week, we're looking at the top 100 thematic games as listed on BoardGameGeek.com. Which ones deserve to be ranked so high and which would we drop lower? Find out in a full rundown of the top 100 listing on BGG. Question of the Week: What's your favorite thematic game and why?Acquisition Disorder: Steam Power, EVE: War for New Eden, Conan by Monolith: Red Nails Expansion and Versus ModeAt the Table Review: Oranienburger Kanal, Undaunted: NormandyIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/30/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 43 seconds
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BGA Episode 459 - The Dreaded Burn!

Over the last 10+ years, we've reviewed a lot of games. Hundreds of experiences, many of which we really enjoyed. But every now and then, a game hits just wrong, and we can't help but give it our dreaded "burn" rating. This week, we're taking a look back at some of these duds, and discussing why they fell flat for us. For those eager to hear more negative reviews, this is for you! Acquisition Disorders: Meeple Inc., G.I. JOE Battle for the Arctic Circle, Powered by Axis & Allies & Axis & Allies Anniversary EditionAt the Table Reviews: Apiary, TriquetaIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/23/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 458 - BGA Awards and Top 10 Games of 2023

We run through our favorite games of 2023, with our top 10 games of the year and awards for:Best Digital ImplementationBest Family GameBest Strategic GameplayOverlooked GemBest KickstarterBest 2.0 ReleaseBest Solo GameBest ExpansionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/16/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 457 - Most Anticipated Games of 2024

The new year is here and we have a list of the 50 (give or take) most anticipated games of the upcoming year. It's our supersized, mega-acquisition disorder!If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/9/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds
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BGA Episode 456 - 2023 Year in Review

This week, we're taking a look back at the year that was 2023, with a rundown of the games we played, the ones that didn't come out (and some that will never come out), and our overall thoughts of the year as a whole. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/26/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 455 - Bad Games That I Like Too Much

We're back with another episode of hot takes, looking at the games that people may not be as generally positive on but that we love. Plus reviews of Horrified: Greek Monsters and Hexarchy. Acquisition Disorders: Fief England - Alliances, Treachery, And Power, StormgateAt the Table Reviews: Horrified: Greek Monsters, HexarchyIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/19/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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BGA Episode 454 - Great Games We Wished We Liked More

This week we're looking at some of the truly great games out there that just don't click for us and discuss what about them doesn't work (and if either of us disagrees). Question of the Week: What's a game that completely upended your expectations (good or bad)? How so?Acquisition Disorders: Nucleum: Australia, Star Realms Deluxe Colonial Collection, Adventure Time Card Wars 10th AnniversaryAt the Table Review: Junk DrawerIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/12/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 44 seconds
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BGA Episode 453 - PAX Unplugged Hotness

Another PAX Unplugged has come and gone, and we're discussing all the cool things we saw, did, and played over the three-day gaming weekend in Philadelphia. Games discussed:- Defenders of the Realm 2.0- Dune Imperium: Uprising- Undergrove- Cascadia Flip and Roll and Write Games- Evacuation- Nucleum- Star Wars Unlimited- Evil Corp.- Nautilus Island- In the Footsteps of Darwin- CATastrophe: A Game of 9 Lives- House of CatsIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/6/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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BGA Episode 452 - Listeners' Top Games of 2023

We asked and you answered! This week we've constructed the top 10 games of 2023 according to the listeners. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey and congratulations to Omar, who won a game as part of that contest. Join us for a rundown of these ten, plus a bit of a rant from Anthony on the spiraling of crowdfunding for classic games, and reviews of some recent (and not-so-recent) games.* Acquisition Disorders: DCeased, KELP - Shark vs. Octopus* At the Table Reviews: Imperial Miners, Skip-Bo, Disney The Muppet Christmas Carol: Spirit of Giving GameIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/28/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 451 - Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again. Games and gifts and gifts that are games! Check out our 2023 holiday gift guide, complete with 20 different games, accessories, and apps that you can gift to yourself or a gamer friend for the holiday season. Additionally, we chat about the direction of crowdfunded upgrades to classic games and what it will take to make us back Food Chain Magnate on Gamefound, plus our question of the week: "If a group of lions is a pride and a group of crows is a murder, what should we call a group of meeples?"Contest: Make sure to enter our Listeners' Top Games of 2023 contest, now live here:https://gleam.io/wbmri/listeners-top-games-contest If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/21/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 450 - Board Game Mechanics: Meeples

This week, we're looking at another collection of mechanics based on a single component: the meeple! Check out 15+ unique uses of meeples and how they represent the hobby as a whole.* Acquisition Disorders: Cargo Empire, Calimala* At the Table Reviews: Raiders of the North Sea, EvolutionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/14/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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BGA Episode 449 - Board Game Mechanics: Dice

Thanks to Ryan for the suggestion on this week's topic! We're looking at different ways dice have been used as a mechanic in board games with 15 different takes (and representative games) from the hobby. * Question of the Week: Ouija is a _______ game* Acquisition Disorders: Cities, Star Trek: Into the Unknown* At the Table: Tichu, Terraforming Mars The Dice Game, Herstory, Pop in the BoxIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/8/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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BGA Episode 448 - Trick (not Treat) Taking Games

This week, we're looking at the best trick (not treat) taking games for the Halloween season. Which small box, quick fun games should you bring to the table (or hand out) on Halloween this year? Question of the Week: What game is sneaky in its complexity, offering a lot more depth (or barriers) than you'd expect based on the artwork, presentation, or publisher?Acquisition disorder - Through the Desert, Keep the Heroes Out: Boss BattlesAt the Table reviews - World WondersIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/31/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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BGA Episode 447 - Higher Ranked Sequels of Older Games (BGG)

This week, we take a look at the sequel games that have launched their way up the BoardGameGeek Top 100 list, becoming, at least numerically, better versions. It's not a top 10, because there are 11. Find out how they iterated and changed their own formula and became more popular games. Question of the Week: What's your favorite board game production? Not necessarily best artwork or miniatures (though that may be your answer), but the best overall production of a game, from flavor text in the rulebook to table presence or even box design?Acquisition Disorders: World Order, Obsession: Character Expansion (with Metal Coins)At the Table Reviews: Forest Shuffle, Crown of EmaraIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Image credit: “Wyjdzie w Graniu”Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/24/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 446 - Top Ten Games with Board Games for the Better

This week, Chris welcomes special guests Chris from Board Games for the Better and Game Master Dave to talk games, the upcoming Tabletop Charity Game Day on November 4, and much more!Acquisition Disorders: Metal Gear Solid The Board Game, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition (BGA), The Night Cage: Shrieking HollowAt the Table Reviews: Tokaido Duo, Advance Civilization (Avalon Hill), Endless Winter: PaleoamericansLearn more about Chris and Board Games for the Betterhttps://boardgamesforthebetter.org/https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com/tabletop-charity-game-day-2023/Game Master Davehttps://gamemastergames.com/fatdog/https://gamemastergames.com/octacon/If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/19/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 50 seconds
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BGA Episode 445 - Essen Hotness

This week, we look from afar at the hotness from Essen Spiel 2023, talking about the games that sold out, the games that hit the BGG hotness, and all the things we're interested in tracking down for ourselves in a few months when they reach the US. Question of the Week: What should be a mandatory addition to the side of game boxes (along with player count and length)? Acquisition Disorders: Rats of Wistar, Gamefold: The First Folding Table Designed for GamingAt the Table Reviews: Voidfall, Age of Innovation, Namiji: Deluxe EditionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/10/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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BGA Episode 444 - Last 10 (Best) Games of the Year

We take a look back at the last 10 years and the games we named "best of the year" in each of those years, then discuss if those selections have changed since then. Some years remain strong, others change substantially. Find out which games we're still playing. Acquisition disorders: Haggis, Mycelia | The Strategic Mushroom GameAt the Table reviews: Voidfall impressions, Masters of the Universe: The Board Game – Clash for EterniaIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/3/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 443 - BGG Hotness

This week we're talking the BGG hotness as of the end of September. Which games are hot and why? Always a fun discussion. Plus Anthony discusses the process of unpacking and learning Voidfall (it's a lot!) Acquisition Disorders: Evacuation, Flock Together - An Asymmetric Cooperative GameAt the Table Reviews: Race to the Raft, Heat: Pedal to the MetalIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/26/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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BGA Episode 442 - Top X Roman Empire Games

This week we're talking about all those Roman Empire games we can't get out of our heads, plus a discussion of the Terraforming Mars AI controversy, and an announcement for upcoming NJ gaming goodness. Acquisition Disorders: Fromage, One Page WarAt the Table Reviews: Moon, Bullet♥︎, Ra (Deluxe Edition)If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/19/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds
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BGA Episode 441 - Best of Simone Luciani

This week we're running through the 10 best games that Simone Luciani has worked on. All the best of meeples on maps and dice for actions. Question of the Week: In the age of board game sequels, has a new version or sequel truly killed an old game for you? How so?Acquisition Disorders: Planet Nubo, More Terraforming Mars!At the Table Reviews: Number Drop, Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game (solo), MoonIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 440 - Most Popular Defunct TCGs and CCGs

This week, we're talking about...games that aren't Lorcana! Specifically, we're reminiscing about some of the now defunct CCGs and TCGs that devoured our money in years past. Find out what happened to them and why it seems like every collectible card game that isn't Magic, Pokemon, or Yu Gi Oh eventually folds up shop. Question of the Week: What's your favorite game to play in public (malls, restaurants, game cafes, etc.) and why?Acquisition Disorders: Harvest (A Farming Game), Worms™: The Board GameAt the Table Reviews: War of the Ring: The Card Game: Against the Shadow, Sea, Salt & PaperIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/5/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
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BGA Episode 439 - Civilization Games w/ Geof Gambill

We have a special guest this week: Geof Gambill, previously of The Longview Podcast, joins us to discuss all things gaming, including his background in the hobby, some recent reviews, and a rundown of his favorite civilization games. Acquisition Disorders: Obojima Tales from the Tall Grass: A 5E Campaign Setting, Dungeon Kart, UnsettledAt the Table Reviews: Mindbug First Contact, Lost Ruins of Arnak: The Missing Expedition, Lunar Rush, Aegean Sea, BarcelonaIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/29/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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BGA Episode 438 - BGG Hotness for August

We're in the heart of Essen announcement season, meaning the BGG hotness is loaded with fresh new games with only tidbits of information to tie us over until the fall. Join us as we run through the top 50 on BGG's hotness list for August.Question of the Week: What's changed most about you as a gamer since you entered the hobby?Acquisition Disorders: Grand Austria Hotel: Hochsaison, Fool's Blade: A Sword-Crafting Monster-Slaying Card GameAt the Table Reviews: Star Wars The Deckbuilding Game, Star Trek Away MissionsIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/22/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 437 - 10th Anniversary

My how time flies! It's been ten years since Board Gamers Anonymous launched, and over the course of 437 episodes, we've played a bunch of games, talked about a lot in the industry, and experienced a lot in both life and gaming. This week we're looking back, not just at the last year of episodes (as we do every summer), but at the last decade as a podcast. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get here!If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/15/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 436 - Gen Con Hotness

Gen Con 2023 was an amazing time, filled with friends, games, academic discussions, and more! Listen to our rundown of the games played, events attended, and academic conferences run during Gen Con 2023 in this week's episode. Games discussed: Terraforming Mars The Dice GamePoint CityWaffle TimeDeep DiveWar of the Ring the Card GameKeyforgeLorcanaNucleumLost Ruins of Arnak expansionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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BGA Episode 435 - Last 10: BGG Game of the Year

In just a few weeks, we're celebrating our 10th anniversary as a podcast, so we want to look back at the games and events that made headlines over the last decade. This week we're looking at the last ten winners of the Board Game Geek Game of the Year award. Question of the Week: You just got a game you are super excited about—how do you convince your friends to play it?Acquisition Disorders: Unreliable Wizard, Wizards & Co.At the Table Reviews: For Northwood!, Ancient Realms, & River Wild, Challengers!===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/31/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 51 seconds
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BGA Episode 434 - Women's World Cup Bracket: Video Game IPs

It's back! Our world cup bracket, this time for the Women's World Cup (Go Team USA!). This time around, we're featuring video game IP-based board games, and yes, there are a whole bunch of them. Find out which video game IP translated to cardboard (and plastic) holds up best in 2023. Question of the Week: Favorite player color and why?Acquisition Disorders: Luddite, Stonespine ArchitectsAt the Table Reviews: The Princes of Florence (2023), Point Salad===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/25/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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BGA Episode 433 - Last 10: Kennerspiel des Jahres Winners

We're back with another episode of "Last 10", this week featuring the last 10 winners of the Kennerspiel des Jahres winners. We recorded this before 2023's winners were announced, so find out if we guessed correctly which games would win plus previews of The White Castle and Calimala's 2023 update, and reviews of Expedition and Earth. ===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================* Acquisition Disorders: The White Castle, Calimala (2023)* At the Table: Expedition, EarthIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/18/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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BGA Episode 432 - Last 10: Spiel des Jahres Winners

This week we're starting the first in a series of Lookback episodes to reflect on the last ten years in gaming, as we've covered it on the podcast and beyond. First up, the last 10 Spiel des Jahres winners.===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================Acquisition Disorders – For Northwood!, MordredAt the Table Reviews: Newton Expansions (Sun Set Promos, Great Discoveries, New Horizons), Raccoon TycoonIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/11/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 58 seconds
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BGA Episode 431 - Board Game Academics Conference Preview

On August 2, we're launching the first ever Board Game Academics conference to celebrate the work of the researchers and academics from a range of fields and specialties. Learn more about the event, who will be speaking and what they'll be discussing in this special episode. ===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================Question of the Week: Time to get spicy! What's your hottest take on board games?Acquisition Disorders - Freelancers: A Crossroads Game, Cyclades Legendary EditionAt the Table Reviews: Stranger Things: Upside Down, The DukeIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/5/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 430 - Origins Hotness

Episode 430 is all about the Origins Game Fair, which took place this last weekend in Columbus, Ohio. We delve into the online discussion around the event, the games that were released at the event, what new game releases look like in the age of Kickstarter, and the winners of the 2023 Origins Awards. We also delve into previews of World Wonders and the new edition of Mystery of the Abbey currently on Kickstarter. ===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate, we’re holding a special one-day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 429 - 20 Most Anticipated Summer and Fall Games

This week we're looking at 20 of the hottest games and expansions being released in the next 6 months, with a rundown of why we're excited and when they're expected to hit store shelves.===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate we’re holding a special one day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you’re not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com.Use the code “PODCAST” to receive the student rate.================* Question of the Week: What game are you most looking forward to in the second half of the year? * Acquisition Disorders: Inventions: Evolution of Ideas, Thiefdom * At the Table Reviews: Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game, Small WorldIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 428 - Why doesn't this IP have a game yet?

This week we're looking at the IPs that should have games built around them, but for some reason, still don't, plus what types of games we'd want those to be.===============Board Game Academics is launching its first academic journal this fall, and to celebrate we're holding a special one day event at Gen Con in August. Join us live, or if you're not attending the convention, signup for a virtual pass at www.boardgameacademics.com. Use the code "PODCAST" to receive the student rate. ================- Question of the Week: Who is the best original character in a board game and why?- Acquisition Disorders: Galactic Cruise, Witchcraft!- At the Table: ReviveIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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BGA Episode 427 - Top 10 Days of Wonder Games

This week, we're looking at the top ten games from Days of Wonder, one of the all-time great publishers, both for quality and production of games, and general attention to their fans and customers. Which game comes out on top?* Question of the Week: If you could retheme one of your favorite games with one of your favorite IPs, which game/IP combo would you choose and why?* Acquisition Disorders: Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West, Ruse - Instincts of the DenIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/6/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
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BGA Episode 426 - Top 10 Pocket Games

This week we're looking at the top 10 games you can take with you to the beach, on an airplane, or otherwise shove in your pocket for quick, easy gaming on the go.In addition, we're talking about the recently announced nominees for the Spiel des Jahres, the growing controversy over publisher/reviewer relationships, and a whole lot more. Acquisition Disorders: Metal Gear Solid The Board Game, Carson City Big Box At the Table Review: Dark TombIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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BGA Episode 425 - BGG Hotness May 2023

It's that time of the month again; we're back with the hottest of hotness games from BGG, discussing what games are new to the top 50, why they're there, and what to keep an eye out for.- Question of the Week: What's a game that would actually benefit from legacy/campaign treatment that hasn't gotten it yet?- Acquisition Disorders: War of the Ring The Card Game: Against the Shadow, Terrorscape- At the Table: Between Two Cities Essential EditionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/23/20231 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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BGA Episode 424 - Mental Health Themed Board Games

This week, we're looking at ten games that take on unique themes to explore mental health. These games bring awareness to the importance of mental health care, not necessarily games that will help or treat. Question of the Week: What's your favorite tie-breaking mechanism (and why)? Acquisition Disorder: Terraforming Mars Prelude 2, Barcelona At the Table Reviews: Dorfromantik, Horseless Carriage, AmsterdamIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can also support the show by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/16/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 45 seconds
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BGA Episode 423 - Discussing the Origins Awards Nominees

We're closing out our trilogy of game award discussions with a rundown of the recently announced Origins Awards nominees. How did they do this year? Find out, plus reviews of Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game and a revisit to Rebuilding Seattle- Question of the Week: What original board game IP would best support a movie or television series?- Acquisition Disorders: Ark Nova Marine Worlds, Botany- At the Table Reviews: Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game, Rebuilding SeattleIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/9/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 422 - Discussing the Golden Geek Nominees

While we will have to wait another year for our death laser, we're still excited to talk about the 2022 Golden Geek awards nominees, recently announced on Board Game Geek. Check out our thoughts and picks from the ample list of nominees.  Question of the Week – What's your number 1 deal breaker when it comes to games? A mechanic, theme, art style, player count (or something else entirely) that turns you off from a game before you even sit down? Acquisition Disorders – Paperback 10th Anniversary + Typewriter, Call of Duty: The Board Game At the Table Reviews – Distilled, Darwin's Journey: Fireland ExpansionsIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/2/20231 hour, 21 minutes
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BGA Episode 421 - Discussing the Dice Tower Award Nominations

The Dice Tower award nominations are in, and we're running through them all to discuss what the landscape of 2022 games looked like and which ones we might be leaning toward in the voting. Question of the Week - What's your biggest "stand up and shout" moment when playing games (good or bad)? Acquisition Disorders - Teotihuacan: City of Gods Deluxe Master Set, They Live: The Card Game - Save The City/Enslave The City At the Table Reviews - Venn, Darwin's JourneyIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/25/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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BGA Episode 420 - Top 10 Marvel Games

This week we're looking at the top 10 board games, card games, and miniature games that reflect Marvel and its comic and cinematic universes. Question of the Week - What's a game you were initially cold on but came around to after multiple plays? Do you feel the game specifically needs multiple plays (and therefore might be underrated broadly), or that you had a rough initial play? Acquisition Disorders - Cascadia Landmarks, Santorini Deluxe & Expansion At the Table Reviews - Naturopolis, Spirit Island: Branch & ClawIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/18/202357 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 419 - The Top Selling Games of 2022

We take a look back at the games that performed best in 2022 in a number of categories. We know what people liked, but what did they actually buy? Plus we remember Klaus Teuber and discuss the success of the Dungeons & Dragons movie. Question of the Week: What's the highest-rated game (or games if you're feeling wordy today) on Board Game Geek that you haven't played yet, and why haven't you played it? Acquisition Disorders: Age of Innovation, Funko "Star Wars Rivals" At the Table Reviews: Earth, 7 Wonders Leaders & Cities (Second Edition)If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/11/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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BGA Episode 418 - The BGG Top 100

This week, we're doing a rundown of BGG's top 100 to discuss what's new, what's old, and why things are jockeying the way they are on this list. We update our run-through of this list every 18-24 months, and this seemed like a prime time with all the recent repositioning at the top of the list. Question of the Week: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received related to the board gaming hobby? Acquisition Disorders: Galactic Renaissance, Star Trek: Away Missions At the Table Reviews: Your Best Life, Caverna: The Cave FarmersIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/4/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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BGA Episode 417 - BGG Hotness March 2023

This week, we're delving into the hotness on BGG, discussing why games are on there and what's new on the horizon.Also, congrats to our March Gamer Madness contest winner, Matt, who by far had the closest bracket, out of our biggest ever pool of participants. Thanks everyone! - Question of the Week: What's a mechanic from board games that you absolutely love but feel is severely underutilized in other games? - Acquisition Disorders: Let's Go! To Japan, Marrakesh Essential Edition - At the Table: Numbsters, Brazil ImperialIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/28/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 416 - Stefan Feld Games Tier List

We had the enormous pleasure of being special guests this past weekend at the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo in Garden City, Long Island. We recorded episode 416 with special guests from the expo, Guardians MH, and Board Games for the Better.Stay tuned for a special video version of the podcast which will be posted later this week.Question of the Week: Are there any games for which you prefer a digital/online implementation? Whether for speed of play, aesthetics, or something else entirely?At the Table Reviews: Akropolis, MarrakeshFeature: Stefan Feld Tier List (also coming in a video format next week). Connect with our partners and friends from the show here:Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo - https://litabletop.comGuardians MH - https://guardiansmh.org/Board Games for Better - https://www.patreon.com/boardgamesforthebetterIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/21/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 415 - March Gamer Madness 2023 Part 2

Part two of March Gamer Madness, featuring the listeners' top 64 games, is here, plus some recent game reviews and previews of what's to come.===========Join us at Long Island Tabletop Expo 2023 in Garden CIty, NJ on March 18-19. We'll be presenting three special panels and a live show for episode 416. ===========* Question of the Week: Jumanji but real life...what game would you most want to be stuck in?* Acquisition Disorders: Reviving Kathmandu, Star Wars: The Deck Building Game* At the Table Reviews: Damage Control, Her StoryIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/14/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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BGA Episode 414 - March Gamer Madness 2023 - Our Listeners' Top 64 Games

Part one of March Gamer Madness features us running through the top 64 listeners' games from 2022 to narrow down the field to 32 for next week. Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll and contest. Winners will be announced on the next episode.If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes
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BGA Episode 413 - Best Board Game Sequels

Coming at you with another ad-free episode of BGA. This week we're looking at some of the best board game sequels out there, plus we break down the (ridiculous) back and forth between Brass and Gloomhaven fans on BoardGameGeek, and delve into some upcoming releases at the table. Acquisition Disorders: Huang, Frostpunk: The Board Game At the Table Reviews: Tragedy Looper: New Tragedies, Marvel: Age of HeroesIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/28/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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BGA Episode 412 - Our Friends' Top Tens w/ Game Master Dave

Chris is joined by special guest Game Master Dave this week to talk about the upcoming Long Island Tabletop Game Expo (at which BGA will be guests—join us if you can!) The two discuss upcoming games we're excited about and recent plays as well.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Check out Dave's website to read and hear more from him: https://gamemastergames.com/.=================== Acquisition Disorders - Mother Tree, Cyclades: Legendary Edition At the Table Reviews - Twilight Inscription, Canvas: Reflections Feature - Dave's Top 10 GamesIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/21/202359 minutes, 16 seconds
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BGA Episode 411 - BGA Questions: What is the Value of a Game?

This week we're looking at how gamers determine the relative value of each game in their collection. What do you keep? What do you sell? When do you decide it's time to move on from a game you used to love? We dig into all of this and more in this week's episode===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: How do you determine the value of a game in your collection? Is it the number of times played? Enjoyment from owning it? Actual physical value? Or do you not think about it at all? Acquisition Disorders: Dead Cells: A Rogue-Lite Board Game, Chomp, Sail, Couture, and Mind Space At the Table Reviews: Rebuilding Seattle, Azul: Stained Glass of SintraIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/14/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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BGA Episode 410 - BGG Hotness February 2023

This week we're looking at all the hot games currently burning up the charts on Board Game Geek. Which games are hot, which ones are we excited to play, and what's on there for "reasons?"===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: "What is the game you are most excited to play this year and why (KS or retail)?" Acquisition Disorders: Andromeda's Edge, Expeditions At the Table Reviews: Mosaic, WoodcraftIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/7/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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BGA Episode 409 - Collecting and Culling Games

This week on the podcast, we're talking about how we approach collecting, culling, and the massive process of curating and maintaining the games we own. We hear from the community, share our experiences, and consider how to stay sane with all that cardboard.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: "What advice would you offer to new gamers about collecting and culling?" AND "Is there a game that you will never cull/remove from your collection no matter how little it gets played?" Acquisition Disorders: The Lord of the Rings Adventure Book Game, 7 Wonders Edifice At the Table Reviews: Lacrimosa, Beer and BreadIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/31/202357 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 408 - The End of D&D?!

Chris is joined by Will this week to talk about all the recent changes, announcements, un-announcements, and general drama surrounding Dungeons and Dragons.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: Due to technical issues on Anthony's end, there was no question of the week this week. We'll be back next week with double duty. Acquisition Disorders: City of Mist: Local Legends, Marvel United: Multiverse At the Table Reviews: Wolves, TiletumIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/24/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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BGA Episode 407 - From Board to Book - The "Public Domain" Classics

This week's episode features a rundown of the best games based on public-domain IPs. From Robinson Crusoe to the Fury of Dracula, which games do the classics best?===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: "What book would you most like to see get a board game adaptation and why? & Do you log your game plays? Why or why not?" Acquisition Disorders: Green Planet: Powerline & Future Energy, Tales of the Arthurian Knights At the Table Reviews: War of the Ring: The Card Game, The Night CageIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/17/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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BGA Episode 406 - BGA Awards for 2022

It's time for one final look at 2022, with BGA's picks for the best games of the year. We had a heck of a time this year with so many amazing releases, so join us for a rundown of the best of the best from 2022. ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.From now until the end of January, Paperlike is also including their digital pro planner bundle at no extra cost with every order placed through the Paperlike store.Plus, shipping is completely free!Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/===================Nominees:Best Digital Implementation: Everdell, Roll Player, Hero Realms, Munchkin DigitalBest Family Game: Streets, My Lil' Everdell, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, Starship CaptainsBest Strategy Game: Lacrimosa, Ark Nova, Carnegie, Tiletum Best Overlooked Gem: Trekking through History, Free Ride, Streets, ZapotecBest Kickstarter: Moon, Keyforge: Winds of Exchange, Turczi Junior Promo Pack, Unconscious MindsBest 2.0 Release: Heat: Pedal to the Metal, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Skymines, War of the Ring: the Card GameBest Solo Game:Twilight Inscription, The Guild of Merchant Explorers, X-Men United, Turing MachineBest Expansion:Dune Imperium - Rise of Ix, On Mars: Alien Invasion, Root: Marauders/Clockwork 2, The Red Cathedral: ContractorsGame of the Year: Ark Nova, X-Men United, The Guild of Merchant Explorers, Lacrimosa, War of the Ring: The Card Game, Tiletum, Cat in the BoxIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/10/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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BGA Episode 405 - 50 Most Anticipated Games of 2023

Episode 405 is up, featuring our 50 most anticipated games of 2023. Find out which new games, pending Kickstarter releases, and expansions on the horizon have us the most excited going into the new year. ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Paperlike.To pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.From now until the end of January, Paperlike is also including their digital pro planner bundle at no extra cost with every order placed through the Paperlike store.Plus, shipping is completely free!Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/2/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 404 - BGA 2022 Year in Review

2022 is just about over and that means it's time to look back on the year as a whole. This week, we're reviewing 2022, looking at the games that came out, what we played, what we didn't, and what got delayed. ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by PaperlikeTo pick up your Paperlike, head to paperlike.com/BGA, click “Buy Paperlike,” and select your iPad size.From now until the end of January, Paperlike is also including their digital pro planner bundle at no extra cost with every order placed through the Paperlike store.Plus, shipping is completely free!Ready to do more with your iPad? Head over to paperlike.com/BGA to get started.===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/29/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 58 seconds
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BGA Episode 403 - Board Game Academics

We're excited to announce an all-new endeavor for BGA coming in 2023: Board Game Academics! Join us for a discussion of what brought us to this point, how we're approaching our newest project, and what you can expect from us in 2023 and beyond.===================Interested in checking out the Fan Roll Dice set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: Is there a fun hobby board game (so not purely educational) you feel helped you learn something important about yourself or the world? Acquisition Disorders: Mosaic: A Story of Civilization, Arabella At the Table Reviews: Wildstyle, Starship CaptainsIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/20/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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BGA Episode 402 - Top 10 Christmas Themed Board Games

For years, it's been difficult to find quality Christmas-themed games for those who want more than a retheme or Monopoly variant. Times are changing, though, and we've gathered the Top 10 Christmas-themed games for the 2022 holiday season.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/=================== Question of the Week: It's about that time again. What is your pick for the best game released in 2022 and why? Acquisition Disorders: Numbsters, Empire's End At the Table Reviews: Dungeon Drop, Nacho Pile, Master DaterIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/12/202259 minutes, 18 seconds
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BGA Episode 401 - PAX Unplugged 2022 Hotness

PAX Unplugged was this last weekend, and it was amazing! For episode 401, we run through everything we saw, the people we met, the games we played, and what stood out from the convention. Many reviews are incoming!===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/===================Games Discussed: Atiwa Crossing Oceans Rebuilding Seattle Marvel: Age of Heroes Deal with the Devil My Lil' Everdell Lacrimosa Marvel Dice Throne Cat in Box Ouch! Gang of Dice Ship Ahoy Frosthaven Skyrise Andromeda's Edge Starship Captains Beer and Bread Dune Immortality Mobile Markets Boop Dom Pierre Endeavor Deep Sea First Ascent Shovel Knight: Dungeon DuelIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/7/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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BGA Episode 400 - Top 100 Games of All Time

We did it! 400 episodes in the book, featuring our big, biannual run through of our top 100 games of all time. Not only can you listen to each of our top 50 games this week on the oversized 2 hour episode, but you can also download the rest on Patreon over the next couple of weeks and we'll have the full write up on our website this coming week at https://www.boardgamersanonymous.com/top-100-games/We hope you enjoy! ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://fanrolldice.com/ref/2755/===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/30/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 399 - 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy shopping to all! And to all a good game night. It's that time of year again; our picks for the best of the best games for holiday gifts ahead of the busy shopping season.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Interested in checking out the Metallic Dice Games set featured in our gift guide? Check out their site here: https://metallicdicegames.com/ref/2524/For our question of the week this week, we asked: What's a game from the last 2-3 years that you feel has been largely overlooked and deserves more attention? Why?If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/22/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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BGA Episode 398 - Listeners' Top 20 Games of All Time (2022 Edition)

It's that time of the year; we've polled you, the listeners and now we're excited to share the top 20 games of all time, according to the BGA community.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Acquisition Disorders: Fit to Print, Canvas: Finishing TouchesAt the Table Reviews: Skymines, Astra, Star Wars: The Clone WarsIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/14/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 397 - No Thanks Given Games (Top 10 "Take That" Games)

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, it's time to consider what the holiday is really about—family, and lots of sniping at family around the dinner table. Why argue about things that will make you actually angry though, when you can play a board game? Check out our list of the top 10 games with a 'take that' mechanic in this week's episode.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Make sure to complete our Listener's Top 20 poll this year for a chance to win a free board game, plus help us make our Top 20 list for episode 398.Acquisition Disorders: Slay the Spire: The Board Game, Unconscious MindsAt the Table Reviews: VerdantIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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BGA Episode 396 - Marvel Snap for Board Gamers?

This week, we're taking a deep dive into the hottest mobile card game on the planet right now, Marvel Snap. Is it worth playing? What cards are best? How much money do you need to spend? We answer all the pressing questions board gamers have about this hot new card battler.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================Our question of the week this week focuses on the best of the best dress up for Halloween: "If you had to dress as a board game character, who would it be and why?"If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/1/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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BGA Episode 395 - The Basics and Beyond of D&D

This week, we have a special guest joining us to discuss all things role playing games: Will Nation. Will is a counselor at Johns Hopkins University, and used role playing games to support students. We'll talk about how roleplaying has evolved, what we're excited to see from it in the years ahead, and how it can be used in interesting and unexpected ways.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/24/202256 minutes, 38 seconds
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BGA Episode 394 - The Next 50 Game Reviews Revisited

This week, we're back with the second leg of our special retrospective on our earliest reviews. You’ve asked for it, and now we’re going back into the vault to revisit the next 50 games we ever reviewed on BGA. Check out our rundown of some of our earliest game reviews, with what still hits the table, what we’ve never played since, and what has failed to age as well.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/17/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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BGA Episode 393 - First 50 Game Reviews Revisited

This week, we have a special episode. You've asked for it, and now we're going back in the vault to revisit the first 50 games we ever reviewed on BGA. Check out our rundown of the first 50 episodes' feature game reviews, with what still hits the table, what we've never played since, and what has failed to age as well. ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/10/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 392: Essen Spiel Hotness 2022

This week, we’re looking at the hottest games currently being anticipated at this year's Essen Spiel.===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!=================== Acquisition Disorders: Terraforming Mars The Dice Game, Dark Tomb At the Table Reviews: Go Nuts for Donuts, LuciaIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/3/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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BGA Episode 391 - Top 10 Best Rulebooks

This week, we’re looking at the very best rulebooks in the business and how they help make their games better. ===================This week’s episode is sponsored by Zencastr.Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================First up is our question of the week: What's your worst rulebook and why? Acquisition Disorders: Star Wars The Clone Wars: Board Game, Dungeon Brah At the Table Reviews: Twilight Inscription, My Father's Work, Tyrants of the Underdark: Board GameIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/27/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 390 - Top 10 Board Game Companies on Kickstarter

This week, we're looking at the very best of the best Kickstarter companies—the companies and creators who have done the most with Kickstarter since its launch.===================This week's episode is sponsored by Zencastr. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and use my code “bga”. You’ll get 30 percent off your first three months of Zencastr professional.I want you to have the same easy experiences I do for all my podcasting and content needs. It’s time to share your story!===================First up is our question of the week: What are you most trusted (or backed) board game companies on Kickstarter and why? Acquisition Disorders: The Fox Experiment, Clinic Deluxe Biohazard ExpansionIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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BGA Episode 389 - Top 10 Worst Rulebooks

This week, we’re looking at the worst of the worst in rulebooks for board games that were made worse (or at least harder to read) because of their poor instructions. First up is our question of the week: Alright, folks. Enough of the terrible rulebooks (episode pending, I promise!); what are the very BEST rulebooks you've ever encountered. Rodney Smith videos don't count. Acquisition Disorders: Crossing Oceans, Rivet Wars: Reloaded At the Table Reviews: Founders of Teotihuacan, Messina 1347If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.NOTE: Founders of Teotihuacan was provided as a review copy by Board and Dice
9/12/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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BGA Episode 388 - Designer Top Ten: Richard Garfield

This week, we’re looking at the ten best games from designer, Richard Garfield, he of Magic: the Gathering fame.First up is our question of the week: What are the most important elements of a game day to set the ambiance? (e.g. music, food, lighting)Acquisition Disorders: Keyforge: Winds of Exchange, Lying PiratesAt the Table Reviews: Scooby Doo: The Board GameIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/6/20221 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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BGA Episode 387 - BGG Hotness September 2022

This week, we’re looking at the BoardGameGeek hotness for the end of August, into September 2022.First up is our question of the week: What is the one word you would use to describe yourself as a gamer?Acquisition Disorders: Revive, WoodcraftAt the Table Reviews: Trekking through History, Don't Go in ThereIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/29/20221 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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BGA Episode 386 - Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones Board Games

This week, we’re looking at one of the great publishers of the last twenty years: Czech Games Edition (CGE). We’ll run down our top 10 of their games.First up is our question of the week: What kind of board game topics or discussions would you like to hear more of (from us or just in general)?Acquisition Disorders: Tiletum, Ark Nova: AquariusAt the Table Reviews: FrameworkIf you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/24/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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BGA Episode 385 - 9th Anniversary Episode

We're celebrating our 9th anniversary this month, and that means it's times to look back on the last year and what made it so special. Listen for our favorite acquisition disorders, at the table reviews, and features of year 9.  *** Sponsor This Week: Magic Spoon Go to https://magicspoon.com/BGA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code BGA at checkout to save five dollars off your order! *** But, first we asked the listeners our question of the week: What's a genre/mechanic you'd like your favorite game designer to explore further (e.g. a Stefan Feld roll and write or Uwe Rosenberg cooperative game)? If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/16/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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BGA Episode 384 - Publisher Top 10: Czech Games Edition (CGE)

This week, we’re looking at one of the great publishers of the last twenty years: Czech Games Edition (CGE). We’ll run down our top 10 of their games. *** Sponsor This Week: Magic Spoon Go to https://magicspoon.com/BGA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code BGA at checkout to save five dollars off your order! *** First up is our question of the week: What games would you consider part of the modern hobby board gaming "canon"? Must plays that should be on everyone's table.See the answers here as well: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/question-week-august-8-2022/  Acquisition Disorders: Ark Nova Zoo Map Pack 1, HeroScape: Age of Annihilation At the Table Reviews: Golem, Gutenberg If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/8/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 383 - Designer Top 10: Martin Wallace Games

This week, we’re looking at one of the great designers of the last twenty years: Martin Wallace. We'll run down our top 10 of his many, many games.  *** Sponsor This Week: Magic Spoon Go to https://magicspoon.com/BGA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code BGA at checkout to save five dollars off your order! *** First up is our question of the week: What's your game of the year (so far!) for 2022? See the answers here as well: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/question-week-august-1-2022/ Acquisition Disorders: Deal with the Devil, Horizons of Spirit Island At the Table Reviews:  The Guild of Merchant Explorers, Streets If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/1/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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BGA Episode 382 - 25 Most Anticipated Games of Gen Con 2022

This week, we’re looking at the biggest convention of the summer and the 25 games we're most excited to learn more about at Gen Con 2022. Check out our full Gen Con Preview for a list of 25 hot games on the horizon.  *** Sponsor This Week: Magic Spoon Go to https://magicspoon.com/BGA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code BGA at checkout to save five dollars off your order! *** First up is our question of the week: Have you ever discovered you're playing a game incorrectly and decided you prefer it over the correct rules?  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/25/202259 minutes, 54 seconds
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BGA Episode 381 - Ranking Our Games of the Year

This week, we're going back in time and looking at all of the games we've named as our "games of the year" going back to 2013. Which of them holds up best and which are we happy to have selected? Find out in our full top ten list.  First up is our question of the week: If you were to design your own board game, what would it be and why? Acquisition Disorders: Moon, Dune: War for Arrakis At the Table: Bear Raid, MicroMacro: Crime City If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/18/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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BGA Episode 380 - Top 10 Academia Themed Games

This week, we’re looking at the best games that delve into the world of academia—libraries, universities, high school dances, and more. What games should you track down if you're nostalgic for the good old days of school? First up is our question of the week: What's an out-of-print game system, CCG, miniature game, etc. you'd like to see picked up by a new company and revamped for modern gamers?? Acquisition Disorders: Heat: Pedal to the Metal At the Table: Welcome to the Moon If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/12/202259 minutes, 18 seconds
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BGA Episode 379 - Top 10 Fantasy Flight Games

This week, we're looking at the top 10 Fantasy Flight games of all time, from out-of-print gems to still-available juggernauts that everyone should play. Check it out.  First up is our question of the week: What's your process for rating and organizing your game collection (if you have one)? Acquisition Disorders: All Aboard Wave 5 Games, Bot Factory, Globetrotting At the Table: Zapotec If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/27/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 15 seconds
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BGA Episode 378 - BGG Hotness June 2022

It's that time again—we dig into the hottest games on the BGG hotness for the month of June 2022, looking at more than a dozen new games recently announced or on crowdfunding sites. Lots of fun new stuff on tap this summer!  First up is our question of the week: What game would you like to see become more mainstream: discussed and played by people outside of the hobby? Acquisition Disorders: War of the Ring The Card Game, Tsuro: Luxury Limited Edition, Septima At the Table: Libertalia - Winds of Galecrest, Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/20/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 377 - If You Like Ark Nova, Try...

We're talking about the biggest, most important, most successful game of all time. The one and only Ark Nova! And some games you might also like if you're a fan.  First up is our question of the week: Which game in your collection would you most like to see fully painted? Acquisition Disorders: Terra Nova, San Francisco If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/11/202253 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 376 - Spiel des Jahres Nominations 2022

It's award season, which means the big nominations are starting to pour in. This week, we take a deep dive into the 9 games nominated for the Spiel des Jahres, Kennerspiel des Jahres, and Kinderspiel des Jahres, Germany's premier gaming awards.  Acquisition Disorders: The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition, Starship Captains If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/31/202257 minutes, 12 seconds
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BGA Episode 375 - Origins Game Fair 2022 Preview

This week we're taking a peek at the games everyone is excited about getting to play, buy, and check out at Origins Game Fair next month.  First up, in our question of the week, we asked the listeners "What are your preferred gateway games and why?"  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/23/202257 minutes, 42 seconds
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BGA Episode 374 - The New Gateway Games: Children's Games?

This week we're talking about the very best of the best games that you can play with children, gamers, and everyone in between. Gateway games have been talked to death, so what about games that work as gateways without being specifically designed for adults? Let's dig in.  Acquisition Disorders: Terracotta Army, The Palaces of Carrara (Second Edition At the Table: Marvel United: X-Men If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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BGA Episode 373 - Don't Follow the Rules (Games)

This week we break all the rules! And look at games in which it's a good thing to not follow the rules, either because they play better or because the rules are not that interesting.  *** Sponsor This Week: Let’s Make Art! Let’s make art simple- together! Check out Let’s Make Art today by going to our special link, zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous. That’s zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous to get 20% off. Coupon code is activated at checkout! *** First up, though, is our question of the week! What games do you play without certain rules or scoring? Acquisition Disorders: Oranienburger Kanal, Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods At the Table: Ham's Sandwich Shop, Sleeping Gods (complete) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/2/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 372 - Top 10 HOT Game Companies

This week we look at the game companies we're most excited about that are doing great things in the hobby right now. It's our top 10 hottest game companies.  *** Sponsor This Week: Let’s Make Art! Let’s make art simple- together! Check out Let’s Make Art today by going to our special link, zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous. That’s zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous to get 20% off. Coupon code is activated at checkout! *** First up, though, is our question of the week! What's an old game you'd like to see rethemed and brought back (something not in print right now)? Acquisition Disorders: Autobahn, Littlebox Journeys, Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies At the Table: Endangered, RWBY: Combat Ready If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/26/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 371 - Ankh: Gods of Egypt vs. Kemet: Blood and Sand

This week we take a look at two hot games that had Kickstarters alongside each other back in 2020. Which game plays best and do we regret our backing decisions. It's Ankh vs. Kemet.  *** Sponsor This Week: Let’s Make Art! Let’s make art simple- together! Check out Let’s Make Art today by going to our special link, zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous. That’s zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous to get 20% off. Coupon code is activated at checkout! *** First up, though, is our question of the week! What board games do the best job of teaching you the rules (via rulebook, in game actions, or other)? Acquisition Disorders: Skymines, DC Deck Building Game: 10th Anniversary Edition At the Table: Free Ride, Sleeping Gods If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/18/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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BGA Episode 370 - BGG Hotness April 2022

This week we take a look at the hottest games on BGG for the month of April. There are a bunch of hot new games (some well respected gems), and more than a couple oddballs to dig through this month.  *** Sponsor This Week: Let's Make Art! Let’s make art simple- together! Check out Let’s Make Art today by going to our special link, zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous. That's zen.ai/boardgamersanonymous to get 20% off. Coupon code is activated at checkout! *** First up, though, is our question of the week! What is the most number of plays a game took before it clicked and you started enjoying it? Acquisition Disorders: Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition, Agricola 15 At the Table: Boonlake, Canvas Reflections: Deluxe Edition If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/11/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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BGA Episode 369 - Top 10 Kickstarter Wins

This week we’re talking about our top 10 Kickstarter wins. These are the campaigns we are happy we backed, discovered after the fact, or were talked into at some point. Naturally, for the question of the week, we asked listeners to share their own Kickstarter wins, hidden gems, and successes. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 368 - Top Ten Kickstarter Losses

This week we're talking about our top 10 Kickstarter losses and fails. These are the campaigns we regret backing, regret NOT backing, or otherwise have regrets about.  Naturally, for the question of the week, we asked listeners to share their own Kickstarter regrets, losses, and fails.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/25/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 367 - March Gamer Madness: Comics and Manga-Based Games

It's that time of year! March Gamer Madness is here. This year we're looking at the best of comics and manga, with our four categories in superheroes, indies, web/comic strip, and manga/anime. Which game will come out on top? Listen and find out.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/14/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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BGA Episode 366 - From Book to Board: Batman

This week we're talking about Batman and all the games he's graced. Which are worth playing, which are soon to be hard to find and which should you track down? We'll tell you! First up, though, is our question of the week! What's the next game for which you'd like to see a massive, overpriced collector's or definitive edition? Acquisition Disorders: Terra Mystica Big Box (Solo Expansion), Solar 175 At the Table: Ark Nova, Dune Imperium: Rise of Rix If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/7/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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BGA Episode 365 - The Day That Game Died For Me...

This week we reminisce about the games we no longer play and why they fell out of favor for us.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What's a non-cooperative game you'd like to see get a coop version (or vice versa)? Acquisition Disorders: Dungeons, Dice and Danger!, Tang Garden: Seasons If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/28/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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BGA Episode 364 - BGG Hotness February 2022

This week we take a look at the hottest games on BGG for the month of February. We dig through the best of top 50 on the site right now.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What's your go to game to wow and amaze new gamers (friends, family or otherwise)? Acquisition Disorders: Earth, Old London Bridge At the Table: Cascadia Solitaria, Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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BGA Episode 363 - BGG Top 100 Winners & Losers

This week we take a look at the BGG Top 100 to see what's risen, what fell, and what we predict the list will do in the years to come.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What game is in most need of a rulebook rewrite? Acquisition Disorders: Trekking through History, Evolution: New World At the Table: Bitoku, Furnace If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/14/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 7 seconds
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BGA Episode 362 - From Book to Board: The Lord of the Rings

2022 is shaping up to be a big year for The Lord of the Rings—new television content, updates to classic games and anniversaries for sprawling epics all on the horizon. So we're looking at the best board games in The Lord of the Rings universe.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What’s your longest game?! Acquisition Disorders: Jiangnan: Life of Gentry, Dune Imperium: Rise of Ix At the Table: TEN, The Crew: Mission Deep Sea  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 361 - BGG Hotness January 2022

It's the end of the month, so we're back with another BGG Hotness, this time featuring the best games of the top 50 on BoardGameGeek right now.  First up, though, is our question of the week! In addition to game length, recommended age, and number of players, what's another piece of information you wish was included on every game box? Acquisition Disorders: Legacy of Yu, La Granja Deluxe Master Set At the Table: The Adventures of Robin Hood If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/28/202253 minutes, 52 seconds
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BGA Episode 360 - Talk Me Out of Backing... Marvel Zombies

The biggest Kickstarter project in the world right now is Marvel Zombies, so it's time to talk each other out of backing it. It's big, bloated, ridiculous, and kind of enticing? Let's see if we can pull it off.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What is the single most frustrating board game you have ever played (either in general or a very specific play)? Acquisition Disorders: CoLab, Glow At the Table: Rolling Realms, 7 Wonders Architects If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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BGA Episode 359 - Most Anticipated Games of 2022

It's a new year, and that means new games are on the horizon! This week we're looking at our most anticipated new releases, expansions, and revamps of 2022, with more than 50 games featured on this year's list.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/14/202256 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 358 - 2021 Year in Review

(Sorry we're a little late this week - some technical issues you might hear in the audio - back to normal timing and tech next week!) We put a capper on 2021 with our annual year in review episode, looking back at the games that we were most excited about 12 months ago, discussing what came out, whether we liked it, and what disappointments we had through it all. Join us next week for our 2022 preview!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/8/202257 minutes, 19 seconds
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BGA Episode 357 - Board Gamers Anonymous Awards 2021

It's been quite a year, with an interesting and at times exhilarating list of new games released in 2021. So it's time to pick the best of the best in our annual awards show. Below are the nominees.  BGA Awards 2021 Best Digital Implementation: Concordia Digital Edition (Acram Digital), Brass Birmingham, Gaia Project, Fox in the Forest Best Family Game: Cascadia, Overboss, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Living Forest (Ludonaute) Best Economic Strategy Game: Coffee Traders, Kanban EV, Carnegie, Brick and Mortar Best Overlooked Gem: Mini Express, Botanik, Khora: Rise of an Empire, Brick and Mortar Best Kickstarter Campaign: Root: The Marauder Expansion, Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory, On Mars: Alien Invasion, Clash of Decks Best 2.0 Release: Kemet: Blood and Sand, Kanban: EV, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, Summoner Wars (Second Edition), Unfathomable Best Solo Game: Railroad Ink: Challenge, Final Girl, Imperium Classics, Cascadia, Rolling Realms Best Expansion: Lost Ruins of Arnak: Freebie + Expedition Leaders (CGE), Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz!, Marvel Champions: The Galaxy's Most Wanted, Glen More II: Chronicles - Highland Games Game of the Year: Dominant Species: Marine (GMT), Cascadia, Praga Caput Regni, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/30/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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BGA Episode 356 - Top 10 Games for Winter Break

The Holidays are here and that means everyone is home for at least a week, so what games are best for keeping the family (and especially the kids) occupied? This week we make a definitive (yeah I said it), list of the top 10 games to play over your winter break. *** Join us on Wisdom Wednesday, December 29th at 8:45pm EST for a special live discussion. Ask questions, discuss your winter break game plays and more with us on Wisdom (app available on the App Store). Search for @bgapodcast at 8:45 to join the live discussion, or click https://joinwisdom.audio/bgapodcast. First up, though, is our question of the week! What are your most satisfying moments in board gaming? Acquisition Disorders: Shikoku 1889, War of the Ring Game Mat At the Table: Faiyum If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/24/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 355 - PAX Unplugged Hotness 2021

We're back from PAX Unplugged 2021 and we played and saw a whole bunch of games! This week we look at the best, most interesting, and most exciting games from the weekend. The full list includes: First Look: Shinkansen Zero-Kei Prosperitea Mobile Markets 1923 Cotton Club Living Forest Khora: Rise of an Empire LUNA Capital Boonlake Welcome to the Moon Cool Stuff: Aldarra Reborn (big airships) Total Rome: The Board Game Velocity Vanguard Mythic Mischief/Veiled Fate Phantom Ink The Legacy of Isla Nublar Bigfoot: Roll & Smash (tire dice) Frosthaven For Sale: Picture Perfect Bitoku Final Girl Faza Mantis Falls That Time You Killed Me Furnace Lost Ruins of Arnak Expedition Leaders / Galaxy Trucker (The CGE Room) Middara Capstone's New Games Tabannusi The Night Cage Witchstone If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/19/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 354 - Higher Education Games Part 1

Let's dig into something new and exciting this week–board games based on majors in higher education. We go through the first half of our list this week.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What is the best sale you ever got on a game? Acquisition Disorders: American Bookshop,Cinderella's Dance, Mindbug 👁️ First Contact  At the Table: Juicy Fruits If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/4/202142 minutes
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BGA Episode 353 - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

The end of the year is nigh, and it's time to buy gifts for all of your favorite gamers. No problem, we have your back! Check out the annual BGA Holiday Gift Guide, with 20 games to match every gamer on your list.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/24/202159 minutes, 41 seconds
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BGA Episode 352 - BGG Hotness November 2021

It's that time again - let's look at the hottest games on BGG and try to figure out why they're hot! This month, we're skipping around the top 50 to share what's hot, why, and whether you should care.  First up, though, is our question of the week! What are underrated games, hidden gems, and special experiences that would make gifts this year? Acquisition Disorders: Weather Machine, Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory At the Table: Cartographers Heroes, Citadels If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/19/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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BGA Episode 351 - Listeners' Questions

Anthony's out of town this week, so Chris has some questions! More specifically, the listeners have questions and Chris has answers. Enjoy a rundown of a series of board game industry questions answered by Chris.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/12/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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BGA Episode 350 - Listeners' Top 20 Games of All Time

350! Another big round number on the board, and that means it's time for one of our very special episodes - this time our top 20 listeners' games of all time. Thank you to everyone who submitted as part of our contest. Winners will be announced on the next episode.  First up, though, is our question of the week:
11/5/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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BGA Episode 349 - From Book to Board: Dune

This week we're looking at one of the most famous books of the 20th century and its impact on board games dating back almost 50 years: Dune.  First up, though, is our new contest - share your top 10 games of all time for a chance to win one in our Listeners' Top 20 Games contest: https://forms.gle/DudbkyCLfe8qPz1w5 Acquisition Disorders: Senjutsu: Battle For Japan, Marvel Dice Throne At the Table: Ultimate Railroads (BoardGameArena) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/29/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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BGA Episode 348 - If You Like Squid Game, Try...

There's a little show you may have heard of: Squid Game. This week we're looking at games you might like try if you're a fan of the show, or if you want to have a good fight with your friends, without the mortal fear part.  First up, though, is our question of the week: Who is your board game rival/archnemesis? Acquisition Disorders: Grove, spielbox 2022 At the Table: Fox in the Forest (Steam), Clash of Decks If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/22/202157 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 347 - Essen Spiel 2021 Hotness

It's time to talk Essen Spiel! The big one with all the new games is here, so what games are hot on BGG's preview list, which games are we eager to see and hear more about, and how do we get them! This week we take a look.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your go-to travel board game (for flying, trains, hotel rooms, etc.)? At the Table: Dragon Prince: Battlecharged, Fangs If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/15/202155 minutes, 54 seconds
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BGA Episode 346 - Kickstarter is Krazy!

Have you noticed Kickstarter is a little crazy of late? It's true! These things are absolutely ridiculous. We talk about it.  First up, though, is our question of the week: Are kickstarters too expensive? Acquisition Disorders: Shinkansen: Zero Kei, Don't Go in There At the Tablet: Concordia Digital Edition If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/8/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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BGA Episode 345 - Talk me out of Backing: Masters of the Universe The Board Game: Clash for Eternia

You notice how Kickstarter is kind of out of control lately? So do we. This week, Anthony does his best to talk Chris out of backing the Masters of the Universe kickstarter campaign.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game that you came out of nowhere and you played way more than you expected? Acquisition Disorders: Eastern Empires, Asmodee, Eleven: Football Manager Board Game (2022)  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/29/202152 minutes, 55 seconds
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BGA Episode 344 - Gen Con 2021 Hotness

Gen Con has come and gone, but what games were the hottest? We talk about the convention (that we didn't make it to), and the games worth playing out of it.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game you've never played without the expansion(s)? Are there any that you'd never go back on? Acquisition Disorders: Origins First Builders, Verdant Game At the Table Reviews: The Golden Ticket Game If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/25/202147 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 343 - Gen Con and In-Flight Report Reaction

Gen Con is this week and while we're not attending for the first time in 7 years, we're keeping a close eye on goings on, including our reactions to the Fantasy Flight In-Flight Report.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best game by your favorite designer and why? Acquisition Disorders: Azul Queen's Garden, 7 Wonders Architects Game At the Table Reviews: Troyes Dice, Abyss (revisited) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/17/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 342 - What is Board Gaming? Making a Better Hobby

Our trip through the board gaming metaverse continues as we discuss...board gaming! Our thoughts on the hobby, our background in it, and our goals for the future.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best game you can set up and teach in less than 15 minutes? Acquisition Disorders: Solar Sphere, Mint Mini Game At the Table Reviews: Cascadia, King of Tokyo (revisited) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/13/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 1 second
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BGA Episode 341 - What is BGA? Making a Better Podcast

This week's episode of BGA is a special one in which we get a little bit meta, a little bit reflective, and a whole lot transparent about the show, how it came about, and what we think of our current format and the goal of each segment of the show.  Join us for the conversation as we consider what comes next for BGA - We want your feedback! So be sure to post your comments on Facebook, Twitter, and the website.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link. Links to Music: https://ozzed.net/music/8-bit-empire.shtml#tune08 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games
9/3/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 340 - BGG Hotness September 2021

This week we’re looking at the current BGG hotness as we wrap up August and move into September. First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your biggest disappointment (in terms of game releases) of 2021 thus far? We also look at the Zenobia Award Finalists, recently announced as part of a year-long competition to find the next great historical game designer. Check out the site and the finalists here: https://zenobiaaward.org/finalists/ Acquisition Disorders: Dice Realms, G.I. JOE: Deck-Building Game At the Table Reviews: Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/27/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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BGA Episode 339 - 8th Anniversary Special!

Eight years! How did time pass so quickly? It's once again time for our annual anniversary special in which we look at the last year, including our favorite segments of the last ~50+ shows.  First up, though, is our question of the week: As we get into the latter part of the summer, what is your favorite game release of 2021 thus far? Favorite Acquisition Disorders: On Mars: Alien Invasion by Vital Lacerda & Ian O'Toole (335), Villagers: Shifting Seasons (333), Isle of Cats: Don't Forget the Kittens (328), Paperback Adventures - A Novel Solo Word Game (326) Favorite At the Table Reviews: Praga Caput Regni (309), Nidavellir (319), Lost Ruins of Arnak (298), Root: The Clockwork Expansion (316) Favorite Features of the Last Year: Top Ten Board Game Expansion Types* (333), Ultimate Use Rosenberg Tier List! (312 - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sUmfW8AAA) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/20/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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BGA Episode 338 - Listener Feedback

This week we’re taking questions and feedback from the community. Thank you to everyone who provided insights, feedback, questions, and more for our annual episode discussing all the things you all want to talk about.  First up, though, is our question of the week: Yay or nay on playmats? If yay, which ones add the most to their game? Acquisition Disorders: Boonlake, Descent: Legends of the Dark At the Table Reviews: Iberian Gauge, Circadians: First Light If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/13/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 337 - Board Game Olympics 2021: Top Game Based on a Sport

This week we’re closing out our two-week Olympic Games specials, focusing on the best games that are based on a real-world sport.  Join us for a discussion of the games that draw directly on their namesake sports as we name the gold, silver, and bronze winners. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/6/202153 minutes, 25 seconds
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BGA Episode 336 - Board Game Olympics 2021: Top Game Named for a Country

This week we're opening up our two-week Olympic Games specials, starting with the best games named specifically for a country.  Join us for a discussion of the games that draw directly on their namesake countries as we name the gold, silver, and bronze winners.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/30/202158 minutes, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 335 - BGG Hotness August 2021

This week we’re looking at the current BGG hotness as we wrap up July and move into August.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What games have the biggest gap between the promise of the cover and the mechanics in the box (e.g. any game with plants being as cutthroat as possible)? Acquisition Disorders: Dice Miner, On Mars: Alien Invasion by Vital Lacerda & Ian O'Toole At the Table Reviews: Concordia Venus If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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BGA Episode 334 - Coffee Traders + Dice Tower Award Winners

This week we’re discussing all the winners of the 2020 Dice Tower Awards, plus a couple of big reviews of recent releases.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What board game sequel would you like to see announced next? Acquisition Disorders: 1947: the decline of an Empire, the birth of a Nation, Spire's End: Hildegard At the Table Reviews: Coffee Traders, Dune: Imperium If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 333 - Top Ten Board Game Expansion Types

This week we’re discussing the best types of board game expansions - what new modules, gameplay tweaks, and enhancements work best? We'll tell you! First up, though, is our question of the week:
7/9/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 14 seconds
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BGA Episode 332 - BGG Hotness July 2021

This week we’re discussing the BGG Hotness for July - the top 15 games currently on Board Game Geek, why they are there, and why you should care.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your prized "board gaming" possession? Something rare and out of print, the first game you bought, something you've painted or blinged out, or something else entirely? Acquisition Disorders: Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders, Defenders of the Realm: Companions & Catacombs + The Hero's Calling + Revised Game Board At the Table Reviews: MicroMacro: Crime City, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/3/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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BGA Episode 331 - Top Ten Games to Play Outside + Games from Around the World

This week we’re discussing the 10 best games to play outside as the summer months warm-up and the parks and backyards become viable gaming spaces.  Due to some technical issues, our episode is a bit shorter than normal as well, so we've included a special bonus from one of our retired Bonus episodes: Games from around the world. We hope you enjoy! First up, though, is our question of the week: You're asked to mash two games together to build your "ultimate board game". What two games are they? Acquisition Disorders: Forests of Pangaia At the Table Reviews: Ohanami If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/24/202145 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 330 - A Very Special Episode of BGA

This week, Anthony is out of town, so we're bringing you a very special episode, featuring the first episodes of both Chris's and Anthony's walkthrough of their collections, previously released as Patreon bonus exclusives for backers.  Enjoy our rundown of the first 20 or so games in our collections each.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/16/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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BGA Episode 329: Best Games to Simply Teach Specific Mechanics

This week we’re the best games you can play to teach specific mechanics that are common in board games. Some are gateway games, some are not, but all are mechanically sound ways to teach someone how a certain type of game works.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a video game mechanic or concept you'd like to say migrate to board games? Acquisition Disorders: Summoner Wars Second Edition, Now or Never At the Table Reviews: Marvel Champions The Card Gamed: Galaxy's Most Wanted, Slipways (Steam) If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/10/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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BGA Episode 328 - Is Crowdfunding killing board game expansions?

This week we’re discussing a recent Polygon article discussing how Kickstarter is killing the traditional board game expansion. Read the full article here: https://www.polygon.com/22458363/crowdfunding-is-killing-board-game-expansions-opinion First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game for which you legitimately want a giant, $300 3D version of? Acquisition Disorders: The Isle of Cats: Don't Forget the Kittens, Dive At the Table Reviews: Mercado de Lisboa, Genotype If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 327 - BGG Hotness June 2021

This week we’re discussing the fifteen hottest games on Board Game Geek, what got them there and whether you should pay attention to them in the weeks to come.  First up, though, is our question of the week: With news that Chip Theory Games is making an Elder Scrolls game, what's a publisher/designer + IP combination you'd like to see? Acquisition Disorders: The Gest of Robin Hood, Catan 3D Edition At the Table Reviews: Kemet: Blood and Sand If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/27/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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BGA Episode 326 - Spiel des Jahres Nominees for 2021

This week we’re discussing the recently announced nominees for the 2021 Spiel des Jahres awards - all three categories and the recommendations. How good is this year's list?  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game that, regardless of preferences or mechanics, every board gamer should play at least once in their life? Acquisition Disorders: Paperback Adventures - A Novel Solo Word Game, Um, Actually - The Game of Nerdy Corrections At the Table Reviews: Red Rising, Mandala Stones If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/20/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 325 - Talk me out of buying/backing...Mosaic - A Story of Civilization

This week we’re discussing the big new Kickstarter that just hit, Mosaic: A Story of Civilization, and why we shouldn't back it. If you're interested in learning more about the game (and why Anthony is super out), check it out.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What criteria do you use to cull your collection and how often do you do it? Acquisition Disorders: Oink Games + , ICE At the Table Reviews: Agropolis, Patchwork Express Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/13/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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BGA Episode 324 - 15th Annual Golden Geek Awards Winners

This week we’re discussing the winners of the 15th Golden Geek Awards. Which games won, didn't win, and probably should have one (in our completely scientific, not at all biased opinions)?  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game that everyone else dragged or ignored that you absolutely adore, and of course, the most important questions: why? Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/5/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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BGA Episode 323 - BGG Hotness May 2021

This week we’re discussing the biggest and hottest games out there with the BGG Hotness's top 15 games going into May.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What game in your collection would you be happy to see a reprint or second edition for and why? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: The Initiative, CANVAS: Reflections Expansion & Reprint At the Table: Ride the Rails Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/28/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
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BGA Episode 322 - Talk me out of backing...Marvel United: X-Men!

This week we’re discussing how to control that uncontrollable itch to back the next big thing on Kickstarter. Can we do it? Find out in this week's episode! First up, though, is our question of the week: What classic family game deserves the big Kickstarter treatment? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: It's a Wonderful Kingdom, Transmissions Board Game At the Table: Dominant Species: Marine, Marvel United Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/21/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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BGA Episode 321 - Top Ten Animal Based Games

This week we’re discussing the top board games about animals, featuring animals. What games show our animal friends in a positive, fun light?  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best designed, most aesthetically pleasing game board in the hobby? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Hippocrates, AuZtralia Big Box + Revenge of the Old Ones and TaZmania! At the Table: Mini Express Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 320 - Post Quarantine Gaming Strategy

This week we’re discussing what we plan to do when we go back and out to play games again with our local gaming groups. What will that look like and what precautions will we be taking?  First up, though, is our question of the week: Tell me what your favorite game is, without telling me what your favorite game is? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Clash of Deck : a real FREE-TO-PLAY Card Game! At the Table: Venice, Scythe Modular Board Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/7/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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BGA Episode 319 - BGG Hotness March 2021

This week we’re looking at the hotness from BGG through the end of March 2021. Which games are buzzing right now and more importantly, why?  First up, though, is our question of the week: If you could have any miniature game painted by a professional for free which would it be? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Factory Funner, Ghosts of Christmas, and Bear Raid, and Stellaris Infinite Legacy At the Table: Import/Export Definitive Edition and Nidavellir Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/31/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 318 - March Gamer Madness: Solo Games Rounds 2-6

It’s that time again. We’re back with our biggest and best episodes of the year – March Gamer Madness! This year, we’re looking at solo games, so we’ve picked 64 of the best games out there, with help from the 1-Player Guild’s People Choice Top 200 list on Board Game Geek. Joining us this week is Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire and a contributor on The Dice Tower. Enjoy the final 31 matchups to find the best of the best solo games, including 1-on-1 pairings of the best solo games in categories including cooperative, euro, heavy/war, and light/card games. Missed the first half? Listen to Episode 317 with Jason Perez here: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/episode-317-march-gamer-madness-2021-solo-games-round-1/. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/24/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 8 seconds
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BGA Episode 317 - March Gamer Madness 2021: Solo Games Round 1

It's that time again. We're back with our biggest and best episodes of the year - March Gamer Madness! This year, we're looking at solo games, so we've picked 64 of the best games out there, with help from the 1-Player Guild's People Choice Top 200 list on Board Game Geek.  Joining us this week is Jason Perez from Shelf Stories, and one time host of Every Night is Game Night, which launched as a solo game-focused podcast in 2016. Enjoy the full first round of match ups, including 1-on-1 pairings of the best solo games in categories including cooperative, euro, heavy/war, and light/card games.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/17/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 1 second
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BGA Episode 316 - Games Too BIG to Play

This week we’re looking at the biggest, unweildiest board game boxes out there and why they're only getting bigger. Do these games get played? (hint: not so much).  First up, though, is our question of the week: What game is elevated the most by adding an expansion in? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Everdell: Newleaf, Mistwood, and The Complete Collection, Small World: The Lost Tribes Crusade At the Table: Root: The Clockwork Expansion, Tawantinsuyu, 7 Wonders App (2nd Edition) Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/10/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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BGA Episode 315 - If you like Stardew Valley: The Board Game...

This week we’re looking at the hottest (and hardest to find) commodity in board gaming - Stardew Valley: The Board Game - and a few games you might also like if you can't get your hand on this one.  First up, though, is our question of the week: Are there any recently released board games (2019-21) that killed off older games in your collection? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Batman: The Dark Knight Returns The Board Game, So, You've Been Eaten. At the Table: Oriflamme, Just Desserts Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/3/202141 minutes, 49 seconds
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BGA Episode 314 - BGG Hotness February

This week we’re looking at the BGG Hotness for the end of February 2021. Which 15 games are atop the list as of February 22? First up, though, is our question of the week:
2/24/202158 minutes, 35 seconds
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BGA Episode 313 - Amazon's Top 100 Selling Board Games

This week we’re looking at Amazon's list of top selling board games to see what's moving and shaking outside of the hobby space.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What older euro would most benefit from a big, expansive Kickstarter relaunch? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Red Rising, After the Empire At the Table: Overboss, Moonrakers Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/17/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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BGA Episode 312 - The Ultimate Uwe Rosenberg Tier List!

This week we’re looking at some of the best games of all time from Uwe Rosenberg and creating our Ultimate Uwe Tier List.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best game with polyominos? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Roote: The Marauder Expansion, Clinic Deluxe: The 2nd and 3rd Extensions At the Table: Hallertau, Carnegie Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/10/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 40 seconds
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BGA Episode 311 - Our Favorite Failed Game Systems

This week we're looking at some of the game systems that failed in recent years that we wish had found a way to succeed.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game or game system that was cut short or canceled by its publisher that you wish would come back? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Tinner's Trail, Juicy Fruits At the Table: Kanban EV, Alma Mater Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/3/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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BGA Episode 310 - BGG Hotness January w/ Andrew Parks

This week we're joined by good friend of the show, Andrew Parks, designer of the upcoming Core Worlds: Empires, hitting Kickstarter next week. We talk about his games, some recent plays and go into the BGG hotness for January.  First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your limit for number of hours playing a single game? On the show this week, we cover: Core Worlds Empires and Nemesis Kickstarter. Coming February 2, 2021: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quixoticgames/core-worlds-empires-nemesis Acquisition Disorders: Equinox, Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector's Edition At the Table: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 (no spoilers), Dune Imperium, Bonfire, Under Falling Skies Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/27/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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BGA Episode 309 - Top 10 "The Card Game"s

This week we’re looking at the Top 10 “The Card Game”s from board gaming – games that take the core ideas and mechanics from larger board games…and make a card game out of it! First up, though, is our question of the week: Is there a game you play with ALL of the expansions? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, The Animation Collection At the Table: 7 Wonders Duel: Agora, Praga Caput Regni Feature: Top 10 The Card Game’s Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/20/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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BGA Episode 308 - Top 10 "The Dice Game"s

This week we’re looking at the top 10 "The Dice Game"s from board gaming - games that take the core ideas and mechanics form larger board games...and add dice!  First up, though, is our question of the week: Are you participating in any board game challenges this year? If so, what's on tap? On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Nusfjord Salmon Deck, Nidavellir At the Table: Beyond the Sun, Godzilla: Tokyo Clash Feature: Top 10 The Dice Game's Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/13/202157 minutes, 30 seconds
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BGA Episode 307 - 2021's Most Anticipated Games

It's a new year! And that means a whole bunch of new games on the horizon to look forward to. This week, we're diving into more than 50 upcoming releases that we're excited to see in 2021. Join us for a rundown of everything we already know is coming out this year (and there will be more!) First up, though, is our question of the week: What game releases are you most looking forward to in 2021? And then we dive into what's upcoming and why we're looking forward to it so much! See the full list of upcoming releases here. Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/6/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 306 - Year in Review 2020

Whelp, it's over!  In many ways, that's the nicest thing we can say about 2020. But let's not be too hasty.  While board gamers have weathered a year without conventions, game groups, and many delays in new releases, there were quite a few really solid releases. We ran through the 32 best of those in last week's awards episode, and this week, we look back at what we had been most anticipating.  First up, though, is our question of the week: Have you been to the World Boardgaming Championships? What game would you compete in? (Thank you Drew for the question suggestion!) And then we dive into what came out, what didn't, and what's worth revisiting in 2020's game releases. Next stop: 2021! Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/30/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 305 - BGA Awards 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other! For most things, that's not a ringing endorsement, but for board games, it's been a pretty solid year! Listen as we rundown our Games of the Year in eight categories, with nominees including: Best Online Implementation: Santorini, Teotihuacan, 7 Wonders Duel, Potion Explosion Best App: Root, Spirit Island, Wingspan, Roll for the Galaxy Family Game: Mariposas, Trekking the World, Mysterium Park, Fort Heavy Strategy Game: On Mars, Tekhenu, Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas, Trickerion: Dawn of Technology/Dahlgaard’s Academy Most Overlooked Gem: Tokyo Tsukiji Market, Sonora , Sanctum, Tungaru Best Kickstarter: On Mars, 18Chesapeake, Streets, Clinic Deluxe Edition: The COVID 19 Best 2.0 Release: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, Imperial Struggle, 7 Wonders & Expansions, The Fox in the Forest Duet Game of the Year: Lost Ruins of Arnak, Beyond the Sun, Fort, On Mars We also answer our question of the week: have you ever had to confront anyone about their AP, or cheating, or etc.? (Thank you AC for the question suggestion!) Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/23/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 304 - If You Like Among Us, Try...

This week we're looking at eight games you might like if you also like Among Us, the pop culture phenomenon video game experience that swept Twitch in 2020.  On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Ugly Gryphon Inn, The Last Brave At the Table: Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road, Tungaru Feature: If You Like Among Us, Try... Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/16/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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BGA Episode 303 - Top Ten Board Game Box Covers

This week we’re running down the 10 best board game box covers and why you should definitely judge these games by their covers. On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road, Momiji At the Table: Whistle Mountain, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade Feature: Top Ten Board Game Bo Covers Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EST every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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BGA Episode 302 - Holiday Gift Guide

This week we’re running down 20 games in 8 categories in our annual holiday gift guide. Learn which games we recommend for gift giving (and receiving!) Check the list below for every game covered, and the episodes on which they were reviewed.  Digital Games: CC: Wingspan (Steam) (284), Root (Steam) (289) Family Games: Mysterium Park (298), Draftosaurus (272), Truffle Shuffle (293) Solo Games: Sanctum (279), Smartphone Inc (280) Two Player Games: Patchwork: Christmas/Winter Edition (Upcoming), Fox in the Forest Duet (259) Light Games: Space Explorers (262), Nova Luna (282) Medium Games: Fort (288), Mariposas (290), Whistle Mountain (Upcoming) Heavy Games: Clinic: Deluxe Edition (261), On Mars (254), Alma Mater (Upcoming) Expansion Games: Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas Expansion (256), Civilization: A New Dawn – Terra Incognita (N/A), Root Underworld (261) Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/2/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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BGA Episode 301 - Listeners' Top 20 Games

This week we’re running down your top 20 games of all time! Thank you to all 240+ of you who completed our survey to help build this list and congratulations to Damian for winning a game in the contest! Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/25/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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BGA Episode 300! Top 100 Games of All Time

It's Episode 300! In our biggest, longest episode ever(!!), we run through both Anthony's and Chris's top 100 games of all time. Strap in - this is a long one. First up, don’t miss your chance to win a game from our Listeners’ Top 20 Contest, ending today! https://boardgamersanonymous.com/2020-listeners-top-20-games-time-contest/ Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/18/20203 hours, 19 minutes, 15 seconds
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BGA Episode 299 - Most Essential Board Game Expansions of All Time

This week we're running down 15 of the most essential board game expansions of all time.  First up, don’t miss your chance to win a game from our Listeners’ Top 20 Contest, running now through November 18: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/2020-listeners-top-20-games-time-contest/ On the show this week, we cover: Acquisition Disorders: Draftosaurus: Aerial Park/Marina, Concordia: Digital Edition At the Table: Castles of Tuscany, Egizia: Shifting Sands Feature: Most Essential Board Game Expansions Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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BGA Episode 298 - Top 10 Endless Games

This week we're looking at the top 10 games that can keep you busy forever(!) if you're stuck inside. These are big, long, highly replayable games, often with solo components.  First up, don’t miss your chance to win a game from our Listeners’ Top 20 Contest, running now through November 7: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/2020-listeners-top-20-games-time-contest/ On the show this week, we cover: Question of the Week: What's the typical lifespan for a game you keep on the shelf? Acquisition Disorders: Golem and Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game At the Table: Lost Ruins of Arnak, Mysterium Park, and Dixit: Harmonies Feature: Top 10 Endless Games Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/4/202056 minutes, 30 seconds
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BGA Episode 297 - Spiel.Digital Hotness

Spiel.Digital was this last weekend and it was loaded with events, new game announcements, and new games shipping all over the world. We're here to discuss all the best stuff to come out of the four day event and the current hotness.  First up, don’t miss your chance to win a game from our Listeners’ Top 20 Contest, running now through November 7: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/2020-listeners-top-20-games-time-contest/ On the show this week, we cover: Question of the Week: How many of the BGG Top 100 have you played, and which is your favorite? Acquisition Disorders: Crescent City Cargo and Captains of the Gulf on Kickstarter; Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz! Expansion & Deluxe Upgrade on Kickstarter At the Table: Rome and Roll, Obsession: Upstairs and Downstairs Feature: Spiel.Digital Hotness - 20 games to check out post-con Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/28/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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BGA Episode 296 - BGG Top 100 - #50-1 (2020)

We’re finishing up our run through the Board Game Geek’s Top 100 list to tell you which games we think are buys, plays, dodges or “2020 games” (you know, burns). This week we’re running through #50-1. Lots of announcements this week! First up, don't miss your chance to win a game from our Listeners' Top 20 Contest, running now through November 7: https://boardgamersanonymous.com/2020-listeners-top-20-games-time-contest/ Next up, we're running a special Essen Feed bright and early the morning of Thursday, October 22. Join Chris and the team from Repos Production for a live playthrough of 7 Wonders on BoardGameArena's Twitch channel.  Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/21/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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BGA Episode 295 - BGG Top 100 - #100-51 (2020)

This week we're running through the Board Game Geek's Top 100 list to tell you which games we think are buys, plays, dodges or "2020 games" (you know, burns). This week we're hitting up #100-51 and then next week the rest up to #1.  Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/14/20201 hour, 7 minutes
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Episode 294 - BGG Hotness - October 2020

This week we’re looking at another batch of games on the fall release radar from BoardGameGeek's preview list. It's the final pre-Essen hotness! But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's your spooky game of choice for the Halloween season? In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the Princess Bride Adventure Book - is it any good? And Chris looks at Untamed: Feral Factions - Spirit Strike Edition, on Kickstarter right now. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Aqualin, a quick two-player abstract game from Kosmos, and Chris reviews BILDER, a recently released Kickstarter project with a clever premise.  And then in our feature, we look at 15 games from the Fall Preview list on BoardGameGeek - in addition to the 25 we covered in September.  Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/7/202046 minutes, 58 seconds
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BGA Episode 293 - Top Ten Second Editions

This week we're looking at the best of the best Second Editions of board games. Which game's first major revision does the best job of updating and upgrading the experience?  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What game do you actively enjoy teaching to new players? In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at a tile-laying puzzle game currently on Kickstarter - Cascadia. Chris looks at the upcoming expansion for Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz! coming to Kickstarter soon.  And then in our feature, we look at the top 10 second editions of board games.  Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/30/202058 minutes, 20 seconds
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BGA Episode 292 - Kicking the Habit: Top 5 Kickstarters September 2020

It's a big week on Kickstarter so we're talking all about it - the biggest and best new games on crowdfunding for September.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: Have you purchased or avoided purchasing a game solely because of the theme? Did you ever regret the decision? And then in our feature, we look at 6 games on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms that are blowing up right now.  Don’t miss BGA Live! on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/24/202055 minutes, 4 seconds
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BGA Episode 291 - Best of Eagle-Gryphon Games

We’re back this week with our picks for the best releases by Eagle-Gryphon games (with one very special exception for our newest Hall of Fame entry).  But first, we discuss our question of the week: With the announcement that we're finally getting a Heroquest reboot, what's another old game that's yet to be rebooted that you'd like to see? In Acquisition Disorders this week, Anthony looks at Deck of Wonders and At the Table, he got a chance to play the Shadowed Paths expansion for Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth. Finally, in our feature, we look at 6 games that stand out as the best on offer from Eagle-Gryphon Games.  Don’t miss BGA Live! once again on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT every Wednesday on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com’s homepage. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/16/202040 minutes, 8 seconds
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BGA Episode 290 - BGG Hotness - Fall 2020 Preview

We're back with another preview of all the hot games coming your way in 2020. Check out our initial preview list of September-October releases (you guessed it - Essen!) plus a review of Mariposas and a preview of Coatl.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: If you had to choose one game to represent the state of hobby board gaming today, what would it be and why? Don't miss BGA Live! launching this week on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com's homepage.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/9/202045 minutes, 36 seconds
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BGA Episode 289 - The Best Version Of...Ticket to Ride!

This week we have a brand new feature, in which we look at the various versions, expansions, and promos for some of the biggest games out there and tell you the unequivocal, best (seriously, we know our stuff!) version of that game. This week, Ticket to Ride. But first, we discuss our question of the week: What makes your favorite game fun? Is it a unique mechanic? The feeling it gives you at the table? A special memory? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns and Chris looks at Tapestry: Plans and Ploys. At the table this week, we're getting digital with reviews of Root and Cartographers from Anthony and Roll for the Galaxy and Monster Train from Chris.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into many of the best expansions for Ticket to Ride and highlight the best versions of the all-time classic. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/2/202043 minutes, 41 seconds
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BGA Episode 288 - Board Game Collecting Interventions

This week we're going down the rabbit hole, looking at 12 games that we've collected incessantly, why we've done it and whether those extras, expansions, and promos will ever actually get played.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's the most replayable game you can recommend for less than $40? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at CloudAge - the newest game from Alexander Pfister coming later this year - and Chris looks at Hamburg and Amsterdam, the first two games in the Stefan Feld Collection, on Kickstarter now.  At the table this week, Anthony gives his initial impressions of Tekhenu, the newest release from Daniele Tascini and David Turczi, and Anthony and Chris both look at Fort - the newest from Leder Games. Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into 12 games and game systems for which they've collected almost everything and what those mega-collections look like.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/26/20201 hour, 20 seconds
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BGA Episode 287 - 7th Anniversary Special!

This week we’re celebrating as we mark the 7th year since we started the podcast! That means looking back at our favorite acquisition disorders, at the tables and features of the last 12 months.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's your game of the year so far for 2020 (among those already released)? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Dune Imperium, and Chris looks at both Lunar Base and Arcana Rising.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews The Magnificent, the new game from the designers of Santa Maria he's been waiting to try since Essen. Chris plays the quick, light Ticket to Ride: New York.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into the best of the podcast from the last 12 months, touching on their favorite acquisition disorders, at the table reviews, and features in the last 50 or so episodes.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/20/20201 hour
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BGA Episode 286 - Listener Questions!

It's one of our favorite episodes of the year - our chance to answer your questions!  Thanks to everyone out there who submitted questions for the episode. We had a blast reading through them and answering everything. It's always great to hear from our listeners and we appreciate you all for everything you do! If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/13/202055 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 285 - If You Like Tascini & Turczi, Try...

This week Anthony is camping! So friend of the show, Chris Champ joins Chris to discuss some of our favorite game designers - the T's! Tascini and Turczi.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What games are you most excited about from Gen Con? If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/7/202038 minutes, 45 seconds
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BGA Episode 284 - Best of Queen Games

This week we’re looking at our favorite light, medium, and heavy games from Queen Games in the first of our retrospective episodes on individual publishers.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What game would benefit most from a ground-up retheming? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Renature, a new game of reclaiming the land with plants and animals from Capstone Games coming later this fall.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews the solo mode of Sanctum and gets solo-only games Orchard and Finished! to the table. Chris reviews the European Expansion for Wingspan and the Swift-Start Promo Pack.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into the best of Queen Games - their favorites in lighter, medium, and heavier categories from the publisher.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/31/202048 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 283 - Top Ten Board Game Artists

This week we’re looking at the best of the best board game artists, featuring 10 who have created sensational work for some of our favorite games.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What game has surprised you the most so far in 2020, and what's your favorite mid-week through the year? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita and Chris looks at Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight - two expansions for 2017 releases that no one saw coming.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Sonora - a flick and write game from Pandasaurus Games, and Chris looks at Paperback: Unabridged, a clever expansion for Paperback from Tim Fowers.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into the top 10 artists working in board games and the games that made their work famous. See which hit the top of our list.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 282 - BGG Hotness July 2020

This week we’re revisiting the hot games preview for this summer and discussing 15 of the hottest games added to the list since last month. Preorders, Gen Con releases keeping to their dates and much more.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's the most replayable game in your collection? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Daimyo: Rebirth of the Empire, which just went up on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at Massive Darkness 2 - can it fix what didn't quite work in the first one? At the table this week, Anthony reviews Nova Luna - the Spiel des Jahre nominee from Uwe Rosenberg and Stronghold Games that he recently had a chance to play several times.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig through the BGG preview list for summer to find games recently added, shipping soon, or just released.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/16/202056 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 281 - Three Steps to Play Board Games Remotely

This week we’re taking a deep dive into remote gaming. How do you play with real components against your friends from afar in this age of social distancing? Let's take a closer look at three steps to get you there.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's a game that gets better with one minor change? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at the new expansions for Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Tsukiji from Draper Games, while Chris digs into Catapult Kingdoms - both games on Kickstarter now.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews The Liberation of Rietburg, a new Legends of Andor coop spinoff and Chris revisits Aquasphere, a classic Stefan Feld game that made it back to the table recently.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris share their three steps for choosing, setting up and playing a game remotely over Skype, Facetime or Zoom on your personal devices.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/9/202057 minutes, 47 seconds
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BGA Episode 280 - The Worst Games We Like!

This week we’re looking at some of the games in our collections that we stand by but that rank fairly low on BGG. Call them hidden gems. Call them bad games. Either way, we love 'em!  But first, we discuss our question of the week: Is there a game you love but have never won? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure and Chris looks at Roll Player Adventures - both sequels to very popular Kickstarter campaigns and live right now.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Smartphone Inc, the Kickstarter for which just shipped. Chris reviews a pair of party games, One Key and When I Dream.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris share five games each from the bottom rungs of the BGG rankings that they respectively love. These are games that will never leave our collections, but that other people may be hesitant to play.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/2/202058 minutes, 36 seconds
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BGA Episode 279 - Top Ten Stefan Feld Games

This week we’re looking at one of our all-time favorite designers ahead of a slew of new releases coming from him this fall - Stefan Feld. But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's the current number 1 game on your wishlist? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Imperial Struggle, the long (looooong) awaited sequel to Twilight Struggle from GMT Games, and Chris looks at Domination, the newest wargame from Phalanx now on Kickstarter.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Welcome to New Las Vegas and Tiny Towns Fortune, while Chris looks at Sanctum, the newest video game turned board game from CGE.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris rank their top ten Stefan Feld games ahead of several new releases and Kickstarters coming this fall from the great man himself.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/25/202051 minutes, 3 seconds
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BGA Episode 278 - Upcoming Releases for June-August

This week we’re looking at the BGG list of upcoming releases for this summer. With conventions canceled or only-online, we're in for a strange release schedule. Let's see what it looks like through August.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What board game drew you into the hobby? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at...not an 18xx game! He's interested in Crash!, the new trick taking game on Kickstarter right now from Carl Chudyk. Chris digs into Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game coming soon from Greater Than Games.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews On the Underground: London/Berlin and Chris reviews Takenoko's expansion content.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris run through the top 15 games on the upcoming list for this summer on BoardGameGeek. New games may be added after recording, so we'll be touching back on this in July and August for updates.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/18/202051 minutes, 1 second
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BGA Episode 277 - Reddit's Top 100 Board Games List

This week we’re looking at the other massive top 100 board games list on the Internet - courtesy of Reddit's users. We review and compare the list to the BGG list in its entirety.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: Have you tried any print and play games or expansions in the last few weeks? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at yet ANOTHER 18xx game - this time with the impressive-looking 1822 from All Aboard Games. Chris looks at the upcoming Terraforming Mars Big Box, launching on Kickstarter next week.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris run through all 100 games in the Reddit Top 100 to discuss the differences to the BGG top 100, what's higher and lower, and some of our favorites. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/11/202054 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 276 - Most Wanted Games on Board Game Arena

This week we’re looking at some of the games players have indicated most wanting to see on BoardGameArena.com, including the top seven from a years old list on BGG and our own top four.  But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's a game that you hated after the first play but eventually came to love? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at another 18xx game currently on Kickstarter, this time with Beer! 18DO - Dortmund. Chris looks at a brand new one from Prospero Hall - Back to the Future: Back in Time. At the table, Anthony and Chris both dive into a few recent apps they've had a chance to play including the Steam release of Blood Rage, the pending release of Roll for the Galaxy on iOS and the recently launched Imperial Settlers: Roll and Write app.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris each share two games they'd like to see on Board Game Arena, and discuss the seven games that are currently on top of the most wanted list on BGG and BGA.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/5/202052 minutes, 50 seconds
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BGA Episode 275 - BGG Hotness June 2020

This week we're looking at the peculiar clump of recent Kickstarters, award nominees, and good old favorites that are on the BGG Hotness at the end of May moving into June.  But first, we discuss some recent news, including the cancelation of Gen Con, the slew of upcoming online conventions that have been announced, and our Question of the Week, asking: What Games are Good for Backyard Play? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Board Game Genre Enamel Pins on Kickstarter - a project from a local Pittsburgh designer - and Nemesis: Lockdown, both on Kickstarter now. Chris digs into Kemet: Blood and Sand, also just launched on Kickstarter.  At the table, Anthony discusses the beta release of Teotihuacan on Board Game Arena and the recent release of Tabletopia which he got to the table with his family. Chris then dives into Tang Garden, a recently shipped Kickstarter that finally got into everyone's hands.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony does a quick rundown of the BGG Hotness as of May 26, 2020, prepping us to go into the June gauntlet of new releases and online convention prep.  Kickstarter Campaigns Discussed: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polliadesign/board-game-genre-enamel-pins/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-board-game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matagot/kemet-blood-and-sand If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/29/202044 minutes, 20 seconds
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BGA Episode 274 - Top Ten Euros with Solo Modes

This week we have a special quarantine edition Top Ten list, looking at ten of the best euros with built-in solo modes.  But first, we discuss some recent news, including the cancelation of Spiel (we recorded the day before Gen Con canceled, so some dated conversation on this one), and the recently announced Spiel des Jahres nominees for 2020.  In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Musica Chairs from Rio Grande games and Chris looks at the Small World of Warcraft mashup from Days of Wonder.  At the table, Anthony discusses Nemo's War, an epic solo game he finally got a chance to get to the table this last week, and Chris reviews the Steam implementation of Spirit Island.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony Dives into the ten best (plus a few honorable mentions) euros with solo modes built-in.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/21/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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BGA Episode 273 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Tony Gullotti - Yashima

This week we have another special guest on – Tony Gullotti, from CGE Games. In our feature, we discuss his favorite game, Yashima Legend of the Kami Masters and the game that inspired him to co-design it. But first, we discuss the question of the week: What's the best-written rulebook you've ever read? What's the worst? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mercado de Lisboa, a thinky filler codesigned by Vital Lacerda, and Chris looks at the newest from Vladimir Suchy and Delicious Games: Praga Caput Regni. At the table, Anthony discusses Snowdonia and the Deluxe Master Set, which he had a chance to play solo and online via Yucata, and Chris reviews Tattoo Stories, which he played with his family.  Finally, in the feature, Tony discusses his long history with Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures and how the game's discontinuation led him to make his own game - Yashima - and how it springboarded him into the industry full time.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/14/202047 minutes, 30 seconds
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BGA Episode 272 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Steph Hodge - Ginkgopolis

This week we have another special guest on – Steph Hodge from Board Game Geek. In our feature, we discuss her favorite game, Ginkgopolis plus a few of her recent favorites and upcoming games to watch. But first, we discuss the question of the week: If you're playing games online at all, are there any new ones you've discovered and enjoy that you hadn't played before? In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mini Express and Chris looks at Rise of Tribes: Beasts and Bronze. At the table, Anthony discusses Draftasaurus, which he had a chance to play with the family, and Chris reviews The Alpha. Finally, in the feature, Steph digs into why Ginkgopolis is her favorite game, as well as some of her recent favorites and upcoming games to watch.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/7/202044 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 271 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Liz Davidson - Mage Knight

This week we have another special guest on – our good friend Liz Davidson from The Dice Tower and Beyond Solitaire. In our feature, we discuss her favorite game, Mage Knight, plus a recent shift towards more historical games.  But first, we discuss the question of the week: What are the top three games you would recommend to reflect your taste in board games?  In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at 1840 Vienna Tramways (yup, 18XX!), Chris looks at Canvas, and Liz looks at Final Girl - you can tell Kickstarter is our only outlet for new games right now! At the table, Anthony discusses The Isle of Cats - and yes, a polyomino game about cats is in fact quite good.  Finally, in the feature, Liz digs into why Mage Knight is her favorite game, but how she's starting to explore more historical games and what that means to her as a teacher and a scholar.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/30/202052 minutes, 41 seconds
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BGA Episode 270 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Bruce with The Party Game Cast

This week we have another special guest on – our good friend Bruce Voge from The Party Game Cast. In our feature, we discuss his favorite games including Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective But first, we read your answers to last week’s question of the week: What would you like to see from a digital board game convention? Chris is flying solo at the table this week, but brings the heat with previews of two quarantine-related games: Clinic Deluxe Edition: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Cards Against Humanity Free Family. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/23/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 43 seconds
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BGA Episode 269 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: Raymond Chandler III

We're back! This week we have a special guest on - the designer of our #1 game of 2019, City of the Big Shoulders: Raymond Chandler III. In our feature we discuss his influences, favorite games and plans for the future. But first, we read your answers to last week's question of the week and share a new one, What would you like to see from a digital board game convention? For Acquisition Disorder this week, Anthony looks at Forgotten Waters, the new Crossroads game from Plaid Hat Games, and Chris looks at Ankh: Gods of Egypt, the newest big box game from Eric Lang and CMON. At the table, Anthony discusses The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine and Chris looks at the Steam implementation of Through the Ages.  Finally, for our feature, we sit down for a bit with Raymond Chandler III to talk about City of the Big Shoulders, 18xx, Kickstarter and more.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/17/202054 minutes, 31 seconds
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BGA Episode 268 - Where to Play Board Games Online

So we're all at home and that means playing board games online if anywhere. This week we're looking at the best places to play those games online, with some suggestions based on the types of games available and their costs.  But first, we answer the question of the week: What's the first game you'll play when the quarantine is lifted? For Acquisition Disorder this week, Anthony looks at a newly announced David Turczi game, Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire and Chris discusses the sequel to a little known dungeon crawler, Frosthaven.  At the table, Anthony even got a chance to play something - unfortunately it wasn't particularly good. Check out his review of Cities: Skylines.  Finally, for our feature, we look at a whole bunch of websites and apps that allow you to play games online with your friends. Check out the full list to learn which are the right fit for you.  Question of the Week: 4:55 Acquisition Disorders: 7:21 Cities Skylines Review: 18:40 Where to Play Games Online: 24:56 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/9/202048 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 267 - Our Friends' Favorite Games w/ Jason Perez - Pandemic

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking what people are doing to cope and relax in this time of high stress and being stuck indoors.  We don't have much in the way of new games to talk about this week, so we invited on good friend Jason Perez, the host of Every Night is Game Night to talk about gaming, working at home with small children, and Pandemic - his favorite game and a source of some controversy in the gaming community right now.  Want to join us in our first Tokaido Tournament? It starts April 8th and you can signup now on BoardGameArena.com: https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=43051 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/2/202052 minutes, 20 seconds
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BGA Episode 266 - March Gamer Madness 2020 - Final Round

As March wraps up, we have one more segment in our annual March Gamer Madness. Check out the finals and learn which game takes home the title of Top Kickstarter Campaign of All Time! Also joining us this week is Ryan from The Whole Card. We discuss Kickstarter Hype and let down, including some of the campaigns that didn't live up to the Hype and the impact of backing a game on our perceptions of that game.  Check out Ryan on his Twitch Channel live every week: https://www.twitch.tv/thewholecard/videos Special thanks go out to everyone who voted in our poll to help break ties. We’ll be in touch real soon for the winner! If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/26/202044 minutes, 52 seconds
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BGA Episode 265 - March Gamer Madness 2020 - Top Kickstarter Campaigns Rounds 2-3

The NCAA tournament may be canceled, but we're not! BGA is back with rounds 2 and 3 of March Gamer Madness - our epic rundown of the top 64 Kickstarter campaigns of all time. We're whittling 32 down to 8 this week - join us to learn if your favorite makes the cut.  Special thanks go out to everyone who voted in our poll to help break ties. We’ll be in touch real soon for the winner!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/19/202047 minutes, 14 seconds
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BGA Episode 264 - March Gamer Madness 2020 - Top Kickstarter Campaigns of All Time

Stuck inside? Working at home? BGA has your back! We're recording every week and have our biggest episode of the year for you right now - the first round of the 2020 March Gamer Madness.  Join us as we run through the top 64 Kickstarter campaigns of all time, from Kingdom: Death Monster to Root, Brass to Zombicide. We've got them all and we'll be pitting them one-on-one until we there's just one left. This week, we're running through round 1 with 32 matchups.  Special thanks go out to everyone who voted in our poll to help break ties. We'll be in touch real soon for the winner!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/13/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 263 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: War of the Ring with Andrew Parks

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week around their responses to the Asmodee parts replacement policy change.  In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Tumble Town, a new dice stacking game on Kickstarter now, and Chris looks at the Merlin Deluxe Big Box from Queen Games, the all-in-collection for Stefan Feld's Merlin.  At the table this week, Anthony played Little Town, a light and breezy little resource game that he had a blast playing with his son. Chris (and Anthony) both had a chance to play Trial by Trolley as well.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris are joined by Andrew Parks, founder of Quixotic Games, and a long time game designer and developer. Andrew has worked on Star Trek Frontiers, Dungeon Alliance, Core Worlds, and much more, and joins the guys to talk about two of his favorite games - War of the Ring and Through the Ages. Plus Andrew has HUGE news about the status of his company, a beloved IP coming home, and some upcoming projects on the horizon.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/5/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 262 - NY Toy Fair Hotness

To kick things off this week Chris continues to try and push Anthony off the cliff that is the Marvel United Kickstarter.  In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at The Ming Voyages and The March of Progress on Kickstarter right now, and Chris looks at Gladius, with some familiar mechanics from an oldie.  At the table this week, Anthony played Pipeline for the first time, one of ten plays he has planned for 2020, and Chris (and Anthony) played Space Explorers, a recent release that evokes a lot of what made Splendor such a big hit.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dig into the games that were featured at this year's NY Toy Fair to see what everyone was buzzing about.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/28/202057 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 261 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: WizWar with Curt Covert

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: “What's a game you hated at first but later came to love?" In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the third expansion for War of the Ring: Kings of Middle Earth, and Chris looks at Of Knights and Ninjas - Medieval Card Game, on Kickstarter now.  At the table this week, Anthony played Root: The Underworld Expansion as well as the first three games of King's Dilemma, and Chris played Clinic, the newest rerelease from Alban Viard.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris are joined by Curt Covert, founder of Smirk and Dagger Games to discuss his favorite games, Dungeons and Dragons and WizWar, as well as some of his upcoming projects.  Question of the Week: 2:59 Acquisition Disorders: 7:23 At the Table Reviews: 19:00 Curt Cover on WizWar: 40:12 Cindr Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smirkanddagger/cindr If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/20/202058 minutes, 23 seconds
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BGA Episode 260 - If You Backed Return to Dark Tower, Try...

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: “What's the best game for limited or no setup required?” In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the expansion for PARKS, Nightfall, along with the memory game companion, and Chris looks at the newest miniatures-explosion on Kickstarter from CMON - Marvel United. At the table this week, Anthony played Masters of Rennaisance: Lorenzo il Magnifico The Card Game - a game he had been very excited about - does it live up to the hype? Chris plays Vindication - a big kickstarter release from a couple years ago.  Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris dive into 9 games you might like if you backed Return to Dark Tower.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/16/202059 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 259 - Our Friends' Favorite Games: The Great Zimbabwe

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: "What's your favorite "feeling" you get from a game - for me it's solving a particularly tough puzzle. Do you enjoy the feeling of a perfect die roll? A cascade of effects from a tableau you've built, the awe of a board covered in miniatures?" In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the likely sequel to Castles of Burgundy, Castles of Tuscany, coming from Alea and Stefan Feld later this year. Chris looks at the newest from Genius Games on Kickstarter, Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game.  At the table this week, Anthony played a short and quick two player co-op trick gaming (really!) - Fox in the Forest: Duet. Chris digs into a pile of games, including Blood Rage with the new Promos Box, Marvel Champions: The Card Game, Quadropolis, and Three Kingdoms Redux Finally, in the feature, Anthony and Chris welcome Michael - a Patreon Backer and a good friend of Anthony's in Pittsburgh - to the podcast to discuss one of his favorite games, The Great Zimbabwe. Prepare for a deep-dive discussion into an underrated gem in the Splotter lineup.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/6/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 258 - If You Like Marvel Champions: The Card Game, Try...

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking about games that people feel don't get enough love.  In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the long-awaited (but likely very expensive) reprint of Clash of Cultures and its expansions. Chris looks at Alma Mater, the followup from the design team behind Coimbra and Lorenzo il Magnifico.  At the table this week, Anthony digs into the newest Alexander Pfister release, Expedition to Newdale, and Chris looks at two expansions; Turmoil for Terraforming Mars and the pair of new expansions released in the recent Kickstarter for Trickerion.  Finally, we dig into six games you might like if you enjoy or have been eyeing a new copy of Marvel Champions: The Card Game.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/30/202055 minutes
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Episode 257 - BGG Hotness, January 2020

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking about their favorite gaming sub-hobbies. In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at a pair of tea games, including Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea and Formosa Tea. Chris looks at Here to Slay, a strategic roleplaying card game with some Munchkin vibes.  At the table this week, discusses a trick taking game that he's had a chance to play several times recently - Nokosudice. Chris digs into two games - Western Legends and Everdell: Pearlbrook.  Finally, we dig into the top games on the Board Game Geek hotness as of January 21, 2020.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/23/20201 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Episode 256 - Top Ten Sub-Hobbies of Gaming

To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking about their most anticipated upcoming releases of 2020.  In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Mariposas - the new game from Elizabeth Hargrave coming this summer - and Chris looks at Paris, the newest collaboration between Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer coming to Kickstarter soon.  At the table this week, Anthony recounts his initial play of Roads and Boats. While not a final review after one play, he offers some insights on who might enjoy it and whether he'd play it again.  Chris then dives into another Splotter game, this time the expansion for Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism and Other Ideas.  Finally, in our feature, we look at 10 sub-hobbies of board gaming in no particular order.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/18/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 255 - Most Anticipated Games of 2020

This week we present our massive list of most anticipated upcoming games of 2020, including a healthy list of new IPs, as well as our most anticipated expansions, reboots, and updates to old classics.  To kick things off we look at the listeners' responses to the question of the week, asking about their 2020 gaming resolutions. Then we dive right into a list of 35 upcoming games, expansions and reboots on their way in 2020.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/10/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 254 - BGA Year in Review & Games that We Resolve to Finally Play

Thank you to Richard Ing - our newest Patreon Producer. You rock! This week on BGA, we talk about...Star Wars(?)  After a spirited debate to start the podcast over the merits of the last couple of Star Wars sequels, we dive into our question of the week: Where do you listen to podcasts?  For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony discusses The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and Chris talks about Rococo: Deluxe Edition, going up for preorder soon from Eagle Gryphon Games. At the table this week, Anthony reviews another big box game from Eagle Gryphon - Vital Lacerda's On Mars, and Chris reviews Lockup: A Roll Player Tale.  Finally, in our feature, we look at the laundry list of games we anticipated for 2019 and what we ended up thinking of them, plus our resolutions and plans for games in 2020.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/2/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 253 - BGA Awards 2019

Another year has passed and many games have been played, but which of them are the best?  Join us for this year's iteration of the BGA Awards, featuring our picks for the best of the best games in seven categories to close out 2019.  A special thank you to all of our listeners who helped vote on nominations here on the site and narrow down some pretty big lists.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/26/201942 minutes, 28 seconds
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Christmas Bonus! BGA Lookback Part 1 - Episodes 1-4

It's a Christmas Miracle!  Bonus content to celebrate the holiday season.  Enjoy this special episode we recorded for the Patreon feed - first time released at large.  This is the first in our series of BGA lookback episodes, running through our earliest episodes to discuss the games we reviewed, events we attended, and how we still feel (or don't feel) about our discussions from 6+ years ago.  We hope you enjoy! (Want to hear more? Join us on Patreon.com/bga for exclusive access to all of our bonus episodes). 
12/25/201935 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 252 - Games of the Decade

The year is coming to a close and that means it's time to start thinking about awards! To help us out, vote in our 2019 games of the year poll on the website now! To kick things off this week, we have an interesting end of year question of the week: "Do you do a 10x10 challenge or anything similar? If so, how did you perform in 2019, and what are your plans for 2020?" At the table this week, Anthony reviews Crystal Palace and Chris reviews Marco Polo II.  Finally, we run through every year from 2010-2018 and pick our favorite games, as well as our favorite year of the last decade.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/21/20191 hour, 19 seconds
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Episode 251 - Pax Unplugged Hotness

Chris is back from Pax Unplugged 2019 and had a chance to see or try a whole bunch of games. Join us as he runs through these and the con as a whole to learn what you should keep your eyes out for.  First up, make sure you complete our Game of the Year poll on boardgamersanonymous.com and help us narrow down the nominations for this year's awards.  For the question of the week this episode, we asked everyone: If you could change how you collected when you first got into board games, what would you change?" Anthony shares his acquisition disorder for the week with the announcement of the Gloomhaven sequel, Frosthaven, and then reviews Azul: Summer Pavilion, the newest version of the mega-hit from Plan B Games.  Finally, Chris digs into the games and sights of Pax Unplugged this year. Learn how the con was and what games to keep an eye out for.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/15/201934 minutes, 19 seconds
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BGA Episode 250 - Top 100 Games of All Time

Another year, another 50 episodes, and another top 100 list!  That's right folks, and for the first time ever, Anthony and Chris both present their entire top 100 lists on the podcast, with notes on what rose, what fell, and what is new to the list.  Enjoy the rundown of the best games of all time (in our opinion) and see how many you've played.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/5/201956 minutes, 48 seconds
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Black Friday Bonus! Games from Around the World

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Listen to one episode, get one Patron episode for FREE!! Enjoy this special episode we recorded for the Patreon feed - first time released at large.  This was done by request from our backers in the Patreon Slack group. Check out our rundown of games from overseas (but not Europe) worth checking out. Some are available in NA/EU, some are not - but all are a bit off the beaten path. 
11/29/201923 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 249 - Listeners' Top 20

Congratulations to Joshua for winning our Listeners' Top 20 contest this year. He'll be getting a game of his choice from the list!  No new reviews this week, but we do look at dozens of responses to the question, "What's your #1 game of all time", and then we dig into the Listener Top 20, our annual look at the best of the best according to you, the listeners, with some commentary on why they likely made the list.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/28/201937 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 248 - 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide

Don't miss out on your chance to win a game in our 2019 Listener's Top 20 Games of All Time contest. Submit your top 10 games to enter for a chance to win: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePqOBchxBl5Nb-lpqOK_g_Wyg6gZDoltsgGkcMOsuX0zGLNg/viewform At the table this week, Anthony reviews Bus, the new edition of the very first Splotter Game (this time from Capstone Games) and Chris reviews the new 7 Wonders Duel app that he's been playing for the last few weeks. In our mega feature this week, we look at 25 games you should consider for the gamers in your life with our 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide.  Bus Review: 6:20 7 Wonders Duel App Review: 13:57 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide: 19:23 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/21/201941 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 247 - Top 10 Ridiculous Components in Board Games

To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: Do you use the promos you get? If yes, do you have any criteria for which ones you will or will not use? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Flotilla and Chris looks at Tongaru. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Old West Emprassario and Chris reviews Coloma.  Finally, in our feature this week, we look at 10 ridiculous, over-the-top, or otherwise unnecessary components in board games.  Question of the Week: 5:00   Acquisition Disorders: 8:11   Old West Emprassario Review: 16:39 Coloma Review: 23:00   Top 10 Ridiculous Game Components: 27:0 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/15/201940 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 246 - Essen Spiel Hotness

To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: Do you have any other hobbies beyond board games and if so, do you combine the two in any way? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at The Magnificent and Chris looks at Titan. At the table this week, Anthony discusses his time with Marvel Champions: The Card Game and Chris reviews Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula.  Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony runs through 15 of the hottest releases at Essen Spiel from a couple weeks ago and what to expect from them.  Question of the Week: 4:15 Acquisition Disorders: 9:28 Marvel Champions Review: 18:14 Trismegistus Review: 31:44 Essen Spiel Hotness: 40:41 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/7/201955 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 245 - If You Like Horror, Try...

  To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: What's your spooky game of choice for Halloween this year? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein and Chris looks at Movie Cliches: The Game.  At the table this week, Anthony discusses his recent play of Fury of Dracula, and reviews the new Ravensburger game, Horrified. Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony and Chris discuss some of the games they recommend if you're looking for something horrific to play this Halloween. Question of the Week: 8:07 Acquisition Disorders: 9:40 Fury of Dracula Review: 17:24 Horrified Review: 23:58 If You Like Horror, Try...: 30:46 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/30/201943 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 244 - Weighing Game Weights

Congratulations to Martin, this week's winner for the weekly Patreon contest. Don’t miss out on the fun. Become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly contest! Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: What's a genre or style of game you've never played but still want to try? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Emperor's Choice, and Chris looks at Fresco Mega Box, now on Kickstarter. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Paladins of the West Kingdom, the newest from Shem Philips and Chris reviews Cowboy Bebop: Boardgame Boogie. Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony and Chris discuss the meaning of weights in games and some of the most common weight questions and concerns. Question of the Week: 4:42 Acquisition Disorders: 9:10 Paladins of the West Kingdom: 18:57 Cowboy Bebop: Boardgame Boogie: 32:33 Feature: Weighing Game Weights: 38:08 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/28/201948 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 243 - Top 10 First Player Markers

Don’t miss out on the fun. Become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly contest! Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: What recent release would you like to see a legacy or campaign mode for? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Ecos: First Continent, and Chris looks at the digital edition of Spirit Island from Handelabra currently on IndieGoGo.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Fantastic Factories, a light tableau builder that just came in on Kickstarter, and Chris reviews Madeira which just wrapped up a collector's edition kickstarter.  Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony and Chris name their top 10 first player markers in board games: Question of the Week: 2:32 Acquisition Disorders: 7:59 Fantastic Factories Review: 13:00 Madeira Review: 18:40 Top 10 First Player Markers: 27:28 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/19/201938 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 242 - If You Like Civilization Games, Try...

Don’t miss out on the fun. Become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly contest! Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: What game would you like to see get a 2.0 update or reimagining with a new theme? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Irish Gauge, and Chris looks at the newest expansion for Wingspan coming soon.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Bosk, a new game about nature sure to turn your table into a warzone.  Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony and Chris discuss eight games you might like if you're a fan of civilization games (broken down by length): Question of the Week: 6:16 Acquisition Disorders: 12:06   Bosk Review: 21:02   If You Like Civilization Games, Try... 30:12 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/10/201946 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 241 - BGG Hotness

Don’t miss out on the fun. Become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly contest! Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week:What's the most underrated game that's got a rating above 1000 on BGG? For Acquisition Disorders, Anthony looks at Marco Polo II and Chris looks at Everdell's two new expansions on Kickstarter: Spirecrest and Bellfaire. At the table this week, Anthony reviews the hotness of the moment - Tapestry from Stonemaier Games, and Chris reviews Hadara.  Finally, in our feature this week, Anthony runs down the top 15 games on the BGG hotness as of October 1, 2019.  Question of the Week: 9:53   Acquisition Disorder: 13:51   Tapestry Review: 20:35 Hadara Review: 39:16   BGG Hotness: 44:31 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/3/201954 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 240 - How to Introduce Hobby Games to Children

Don't miss out on the fun. Become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly contest! Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: 
9/27/201958 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 239 - Turning Gateway Gamers on to Heavy Games

Congratulations to Antoine, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a game of his choice from Game Surplus. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things off with our question of the week, “What's a map or module you'd love to see for one of your favorite games?” For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Crystal Palace, a new one from Feurland Spiele and Capstone coming out at Essen this year, and Chris looks at Upstairs, Downstairs - an Obsession Expansion. At the table this week, Anthony and Chris both look at City of the Big Shoulders, the first game from Parallel Games and one that has been hotly anticipated on both of our tables. We're also running a contest, so be sure to visit boardgamersanonymous.com or our facebook page at facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous for a chance to win a copy of City of the Big Shoulders. Finally, in our feature, we look at games that can help turn gateway gamers on to heavier games.  Question of the Week: 6:36   Acquisition Disorders: 10:58   City of the Big Shoulders Review: 18:44 Feature: How to turn Gamers on to Heavier Games35:53 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.       Patreon - Contest Winner - Antoine New Contest - City of the Big Shoulders #QuestionoftheDay: What's a map or module you'd love to see for one of your favorite games? Find us on Social Media   Buy, Play, Dodge, Burn AD: Crystal Palace AT: City of the Big Shoulders AD: Upstairs, Downstairs: an Obsession Expansion AT: City of the Big Shoulders
9/19/201951 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 238 - Ten Games We Love But Will Never Play Again

Congratulations to Adrienne, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a game of his choice from Game Surplus. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things off with our question of the week, “What are the best games you've played this year that are old but new to you?” For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Azul Summer Pavilion, the newest iteration on the SdJ winning game from Plan B Games, and Chris looks at Mint Cooperative - The Minty Fresh Cooperative Game, a new entry in the Mint games series.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Ishtar, the newest from Bruno Cathala and Iello. Chris reviews Gugong, the gift swapping medium euro from Game Brewers.  Finally, in our feature, we look at ten games we love but will never play again. Question of the Week: 2:42 Acquisition Disorders: 8:15 Ishtar Review: 14:18 Gugong Review: 21:42 Ten Games We Love But Will Never Play Again: 28:23 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/15/201952 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 237 - If You Want to Like 18XX (but don't), Try...

Congratulations to William, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a game of his choice from Game Surplus. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things off with our question of the week, “What's a game for which you'd like to see a more complex or harder version of?" For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Gùgōng: Pànjūn, the first expansion for Gùgōng from Game Brewer and designer, Andreas Steding, and Chris looks at Kanban EV, the long awaited update to Kanban being released by Vital Lacerda and Eagle Gryphon Games At the table this week, Anthony reviews Dark Angel, the sci-fi opus from the design team behind Troyes. Chris reviews Vinhos Deluxe, another Lacerda-Eagle/Gryphon production.  Finally, in our feature, we look at six games you might like if you want to like 18XX and just can't get into it.  Question of the Week: 8:13 Acquisition Disorders: 12:40 Black Angel Review: 21:00 Vinhos Deluxe Review: 32:59 If You Want to Like 18XX (but don't), Try...: 41:59 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/5/201956 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 236 - The Best of Our Favorite Designers

Congratulations to Drew, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a game of his choice from Game Surplus. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things off with our question of the week, “What is the best first player token in board games?” For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Maracaibo, the newest from Alexander Pfister and Capstone Games, and Chris looks at Orleans Stories, a new take on the classic Orleans formula. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Watergate, the amazing new two-player political game from Capstone. Chris reviews Barrage with the expansion, a recently delivered (and highly controversial) Kickstarter.  Finally, in our feature, we look at the best games from each of our three favorite designers.  Question of the Week: 8:17 Acquisition Disorders: 13:53 Watergate Review: 21:21 Barrage Review: 29:03 Feature – Best of Our Favorites: 40:05 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/1/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 235 - 6 Years and Counting!

Congratulations to Michael, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a game of his choice from Game Surplus. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things off with our question of the week, “What's your desert island game - the one game you could play forever if stranded with nothing else to do?” For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Horrified, the new Universal Monsters board game from Ravensburger, and Chris looks at the Funkverse Strategy Game, from...you guessed it, Funko. At the table this week, Anthony reviews the expansion for Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period. Chris reviews the Scythe Modular Boards and extra encounter cards. Finally, in our feature, we look back at year 6 of BGA with a retrospective on our favorite acquisition disorders, at the table reviews, and features of the last year.  Question of the Week: 8:01 Acquisition Disorders: 12:35 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period Review: 19:04 Scythe Modular Board Review: 27:44 Scythe New Encounter Cards Review: 30:12 Feature - 6th Birthday!: 34:10 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/23/201953 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 234 - Top Ten Older Games Played in 2019

Congratulations to Martin, our Patreon contest winner from last week who will be receiving a copy of My Story. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, we kick things of with our question of the week, "What are your big acquisition disorders after the summer conventions?"  For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Yedo Deluxe, coming to Kickstarter in September from Board and Dice, and Chris looks at Tapestry, the new civilization game from Stonemaier Games.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews a pair of shorter games he picked up at Gen Con - Point Salad and Amul. Chris reviews Dilluvia Project, a Spielworkxx Game making its way back to tables via Tasty Minstrel.  Finally, in our feature, we look at the top 10 games we've played this year that were released several years ago. These are the games we don't normally talk about on our episodes.  Question of the Week: 10:04 Acquisition Disorders: 15:13 Point Salad Review: 27:47 Amul Review: 31:29 Dilluvia Project Review: 35:21 Top Ten Older Games Played in 2019: 42:40 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 233 - Gen Con Post Show!

Join the fun and become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter our weekly game giveaway. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week, Anthony is back from Gen Con and he's got a boatload of updates to share. Games played, events attended, and announcements witnessed.  To kick things off, we start with our question of the week, for which we asked the listeners "What's a board game for which you'd like to see a direct sequel?" For acquisition disorders, Anthony looked at Marvel Champions The Card Game, Masters of Rennaissance, Obscurio, Point Salad, and Trismegistus.  At the table, Anthony had a chance to play MegaCity Oceania, Old West Impressario and Shobu - check out his first impressions for all three (and which of them he bought on the spot).  Finally, we do a run-through of the con itself and discuss the famous designers met, the experience of the Thursday morning door rush, the hottest booths and games people rushed for and more.  Question of the Week: 4:48 Acquisition Disorders: 11:06 MegaCity Oceania Review: 27:01 Old West Empressario Review: 30:13 Shobu Review: 31:48 Gen Con Post Show: 33:16 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/8/201946 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 232 - BGG Hotness July 2019

Congratulations to Anthony, our Patreon contest winner from last week for his incredible dad joke caption. It was a blast reading these. We'll definitely do it again! If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off, Anthony and Chris read answers to the question of the week, “What's a game for which the reviews are surprising to you (too positive or too negative)?” For acquisition disorders, this week, Anthony discusses his Gen Con hotness list and Chris looks at Era: Medieval Age.  At the table, Anthony reviews Villagers, and Chris reviews Agricola the Revised edition and discusses his first place of Le Havre.  Finally, in the feature, the guys run through the current top 15 games on Board Game Geek. Question of the Week: 7:16 Acquisition Disorders: 14:17 Villagers Review: 21:15 Agricola Revised Edition Review: 26:23 Le Havre Discussion: 30:37 BGG Hotness: 34:06 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/1/201945 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 231 - Bras and Board Games

Congratulations to Ryan, our Patreon contest winner from last week for his incredible photo. Make sure to check out this week's contest where Ryan's and five other submissions are available for captioning.  If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** On this week's episode, Anthony is out of town with the family, so Jenn joins Chris for a special conversation. To kick things off, they read answers to the question of the week, "If you were to design a board game, what would it include (theme, mechanics, artwork)?" For acquisition disorders, this week, Jenn discusses Treasure Island and Chris flicks his way into Star Trek: Conflick in the Neutral Zone.  At the table, Jenn discusses her recent plays of Hadara, and Chris reviews Lorenzo il Magnifico: Pazzi Conspiracy - the new expansion cards from the recent Kickstarter.  Finally, in the feature, Jenn and Chris discuss Bras and Board Games, and much of what women face in the hobby. You can read Jenn's full article on the topic on boardgamersanonymous.com here:  https://boardgamersanonymous.com/bras-and-boardgames/    Question of the Week: 10:02 Acquisition Disorders: 16:55 Hadara Review: 23:17 Lorenzo il Magnifico: Pazzi Conspiracy Review: 26:58 Bras and Board Games: 31:21 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/26/201953 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 230 - Gaming on a Budget

Congratulations to Chris, our Patreon contest winner from last week for guessing all 8 games from Anthony's Top 100 in our contest this last week. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we look at answers to our question of the week: If you were to recommend one game at $20 or less, what would it be? For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Dwellings of Eldervale and Chris looks at Yggradisil Chronicles.  At the table, Anthony reviews two games - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic and Q.E.  Finally, for our feature, we look at six games that you can get for less than $30 in our budget segment.  Question of the Week: 4:40 Acquisition Disorders: 8:50 Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Review: 15:46 Q.E. Review: 23:33 Board Gaming on a Budget: 28:56 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/19/201941 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 229 - If You Like Cosmic Encounter, Try...

No contest winner this week because of the holiday, but be sure to check for next week when we'll have a new one announced and new contests on tap. If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** To kick things off this week, we read answers to the question of the week: "What's your favorite gaming experience (not necessarily favorite game, but best mechanic, event, or group dynamic created by a game)?" For the acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at a game he's sure he won't love, but is still interested anyways because of the theme, Cities: Skyline. Chris looks at the third edition of Pret-a-Porter on Kickstarter right now from Portal Games.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Crown of Emara, a Pegasus Spiel game that was hot at Essen last year and Chris reviews Jaws, the newest movie tie in game that is very much for fans of the property.  Finally, in our feature, we look at six games you might like if you're a fan of Cosmic Encounter.  Question of the Week: 8:07 Acquisition Disorders: 13:00 Crown of Emara Review: 22:16 Jaws Review: 28:56  If You Like Cosmic Encounter, Try...: 33:54 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/12/201946 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 228 - Top Ten Dexterity Games

Congratulations to Amy, our Patreon contest winner from last week for guessing all 8 currencies shown in our mystery photo before anyone else (we had five people get them all!). If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information. *** This week’s episode kicks off with our question of the week:  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Pax Pamir: Second Edition, the recent Kickstarter rerelease from Cole Wehrle, and Chris looks at the Lorenzo il Magnifico app, also recently delivered to Kickstarter backers. One of these delivers and the other...not so much. Find out which and by how much. 
7/5/201947 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 227 - BGG Hotness, June 2019

Congratulations to all of our contest winners for last week, including Rico for the World Cup Competition, and Rico (again!), Peter, and Chris for our Patreon contests. Lots of free games going out this week.  If you want to join the fun, become a Patreon backer for your chance to enter. Every backer is eligible to enter the contests, which run each week from Thursday until Monday at 8pm EDT when we record. https://www.patreon.com/bga for more information.  *** This week's episode kicks off with our question of the week,  For our Acquisition Disorders this week, Anthony looks at Watergate, a new one from Frosted Games and Capstone Games, and Chris looks at New Leaders & Wonders, an expansion for Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization from CGE. Both are coming out later this year.  Finally, in our feature, Anthony does a rundown of the top 15 games on BGG as of June 23, 2019. Check out the full list and why each game is getting hype right now in the full episode. 
6/27/201942 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 226 - Women's World Cup Bracket : Alternate History

This week's episode is a special contest featuring 32 games that represent alternate histories and tweaks and historical events.  First, congratulations to Drew for winning our first weekly Patreon contest in the new format. And if you haven't yet, check out patreon.com/bga for three new contests going on this week. We'll have one every week, but this is catch up week! For our question of the week we asked about what video games everyone plays when they don't have a game night scheduled, and there were some good recommendations in there if you are looking for a new game to play.  Finally, we dig into the big topic of the week - the Women's World Cup bracket featuring alternate history games.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/21/201938 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 225 - Reviewer's Dilemma w/Jason Perez

This week Anthony is on vacation, but the games don't stop, nor do the reviews. Jason Perez from Every Night is Game Night (@engn_podcast) joins Chris to fill in this week and discuss the dilemma of paid and sponsored reviews.  To kick things off, we remind everyone about our revamped Patreon contest, which will be running every week from Thursday to Monday on Patreon.com/bga.  Then we share answers to our question of the week, If you're traveling with minimal luggage, what's your go-to game for the airplane or hotel? Acquisition disorders this week include Roll Players: Fiends and Familiars from Jason and The Ancient World Second edition from Chris.  At the table, Jason reviews One Key and Chris reviews Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.  Finally, they discuss the big question about reviewers and their approach to paid and sponsored content.  Question of the Week: 8:22 Acquisition Disorders: 12:35 One Key Review: 17:33 Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Review: 23:27 Reviewer's Dilemma: 31:01 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/15/201953 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 224 - If You Like Suburbia, Try...

We're back with another "if you like" feature this week, this time looking at Suburbia and six games you might be interested in if you're a big fan of the city building modern classic.  To kick things off, we have some announcements on the Patreon contest front. Be sure to head over to Patreon.com/bga to learn more about the changes.  For our question of the week, this week, we asked the listeners "How do you decide which games to queue up for the next game night? Hotness? Time since last play? Something else?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Sea, and Chris looks at Neom.  At the table, Anthony reviews a trio of small games, with Krass Kariert, Just One and Werewords, and Chris reviews Escape Plan, the newest game from Vital Lacerda and Eagle Gryphon Games.  Finally, in our feature, we dig into the six games you might like if you're a fan of Suburbia.  Question of the Week: 8:02 Acquisition Disorders: 11:48 Krass Kariert Review: 17:04 Just One Review: 20:14 Werewords Review: 21:57 Escape Plan Review: 23:46 If You Like Suburbia, Try...: 30:16 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/6/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 223 - BGG Hotness, June 2019

First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Elise will be getting a game of her choice from Game Surplus. To kick things off this week, we ask the question of the week, looking at listener answers to "
5/31/201951 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 222 - Best Game of Thrones Games w/ Jason Perez

Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we’re joined by Jason from Every Night is Game Night to look at the best of the best Game of Thrones board games. First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Brian will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus. To kick things off this week, we have a reminisce about the final season of Game of Thrones. Yeah, we have thoughts.  Then we dive into the Spiel des Jahres nominees and the Dice Tower awards nominees to discuss what we like, what we don't like, and what we've never heard of.  Finally, we delve into the big feature - our rundown of the best of the best Game of Thrones board, card, and miniatures games.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 221 - Top Ten Roll and Write Games

Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we’re looking at some of Anthony's favorite quick play roll and write games. First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Rico will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus. To kick things off, we ask our question of the week, "Are there any games you used to love that have fallen out of favor, either due to a new game taking their place or just your tastes changing?" For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Clinic Deluxe and Chris looks at Century: A New World. At the Table, Anthony played Tiny Towns and Chris played Century: Eastern Wonders.  Finally, in our feature, Anthony runs down his top ten roll and write games, plus a few on the horizon he's looking forward to.  Question of the Week: 9:08 Acquisition Disorders: 13:01 Tiny Towns Review: 21:45 Century: Eastern Wonders Review: 27:57 Top Ten Roll and Write Games: 32:18 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.  
5/17/201949 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 220 - If You Like Catan, Try...

Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we're looking at an all-time great game and some other games you might like if you're a fan.  First up, we have the winner of this week's Patreon contest - Kyle will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus.  To kick things off this week, we look at the recent Origin's Awards nominees. Which games are up for the first awards of the season this summer and what do we think about them?  Next up, we review some of the games we've been getting to the table lately - Res Arcana and Noctiluca.  Finally, we dig into six games that you might like if you're a fan of Catan (or know someone who is).  Origins Game Fair Award Nominees: 4:17 Res Arcana Review: 17:59 Noctiluca Review: 26:40 If You Like Catan, Try: 31:17 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/9/201940 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 219 - Listener Questions

We're live! Kind of. Anthony is in Staten Island this week, so the guys recorded in person, a rarity, and a good excuse to pull together a special episode.  First thing's first, thank you to our newest Patreon Producer, John S. who joins us this week. Congratulations as well to Jordan for winning our weekly Patreon contest. Jordan will receive a game of their choice from Game Surplus.  Featured in the episode this week, Anthony looks at Bunny Kingdoms: In the Sky and Chris looks at Takenoko Giant Edition on Kickstarter.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews FFG's new megahit, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth while Chris looks at Inis.  Finally, in our feature, we look at some of the many questions listeners submitted this past week and discuss our gaming histories, what we love (and sometimes don't) from our favorite designers and much more.  Acquisition Disorders: 6:29 Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth Review: 14:28 Inis Review: 26:13 Listeners' Questions: 34:20 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/2/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 218 - Best Earth Day Games

Thank you so much to this week's new Patreon backer Erik for helping us bring this episode to you.  And congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, Peter.  This week on the show, we kick things off with our question of the week, What's your favorite game that is considered very light on BGG (sub-2.0 difficulty rating)? Next up, for our acquisition disorders, we looked at Barenpark: The Bad News Bears and Anachrony: Fractures of Time Expansion and Infinity Box.  In our At the Table segment, we looked at Mr Cabbagehead's Garden and Monster Lands, and finally in the feature, our picks for the six best Earth Day Games.  Question of the Week: 3:14 Acquisition Disorder: 5:10 Mr. Cabbaghead's Garden Review: 10:12 Monster Lands Review: 15:28 Best Earth Day Games: 21:14 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/25/201930 minutes, 6 seconds
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BGA Episode 217 - BGG Hotness, April 2019

Thank you to all of our new Patreon backers this week! Windbag Miles, Michael, Anthony, and Jordan all join us at the Producer level.  And congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, Jeremy C, who will be getting a copy of Root, courtesy of Game Surplus.  To kick off this week's episode, we asked listeners our question of the week: What's a long out of print game (board or card) that you'd like to see make a comeback with updated, modern mechanics? Next up in acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Aerion, the new solo game from Shadi Torbey, and Chris looks at 18Chesapeake, a new entry-level 18XX game now on Kickstarter.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Bumuntu, abstract-like tile game from Wizkids, and Chris reviews Clank!: The Mummy's Curse with Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated – Upper Management Pack. Lots of Clank!  Finally, in our feature, we look at the top 15 games currently on the BGG hotness, why there are there, what has some people very upset this week, and much more.  Question of the Week: 5:58 Acquisition Disorders: 10:09 Bumuntu Review: 18:27 Clank! Mummy's Curse Review: 24:25 Feature - BGG Hotness April: 30:17   If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/18/201944 minutes, 49 seconds
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BGA Episode 216 - Top Ten Games Set in Cities

Congratulations to this week’s Patreon contest winner, Keith. Enter by joining us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/bga. To kick off the show this week, we ask our Facebook Page and twitter followers the question of the week: "What's the worst first play experience you've ever had with a game you ended up enjoying?" For our acquisition orders this week, Anthony looks at Venice, the new game coming to Kickstarter this fall from Braincrack games, and Chris looks at Dungeons & Dragons: Waterdeep – Dungeon of the Mad Mage, the new big box dungeon crawl from WizKids set in the D&D universe.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Caverna: Cave vs. Cave Era II The Iron Age and Chris reviews Architects of the West Kingdom.  Finally, in our feature this week, we look at the top 10 games set in cities.  Question of the Week: 7:06 Acquisition Disorders: 12:54 Caverna Cave vs Cave Era II Review 18:35 Architects of the West Kingdom: 25:35 Top Ten Games Set in Cities 31:35 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/11/201941 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 215 - If You Like Wingspan, Try...

Congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, William who will get a copy of Root. Enter by joining us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/bga.  Double congratulations to Russ who won our March Gamer Madness contest, getting the closest of anyone to the final bracket results. He'll receive a copy of The Voyages of Marco Polo.  To kick things off this week, we ask our question of the week, What's one game everyone should play at least once? For acquisition disorders this week, we look at the kickstarter campaigns for Lorenzo il Magnifico Digital and Oceans, the new game in the Evolution line from North Star Games.  At the table, Anthony reviews Stone Age Anniversary edition and Chris looks at Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea.  Finally, in our feature, we look at six games you might like if you are also a fan of Wingspan, the hottest game on the planet right now.  Question of the Week: 5:23 Acquisition Disorders: 9:00 Stone Age Anniversary Review: 17:39 Heroes of Land, Air and Sea Review: 24:51 If You Like Wingspan, Try...: 34:15 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/4/201945 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 214 - March Gamer Madness 2019 Rounds 4-6

This week on BGA, we're closing out our 2019 March Gamer Madness, winnowing it down to the final game in our historical era brackets.  This week’s contest winner is Amy. Congratulations to Amy! And if you want to get in on the Patreon contest fun, check out patreon.com/bga. To kick things off, we answer our question of the week, asking the listeners "
3/28/201952 minutes, 10 seconds
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BGA Episode 213 - March Gamer Madness 2019 Rounds 2-3

Week 2 of our March Gamer Madness bracket features 32 games across four regions representing different historical eras. We have Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, and Late Modern era games duking it out.  This week's contest winner is Evan. Congratulations to Evan! And if you want to get in on the Patreon contest fun, check out patreon.com/bga.  Round 2 Games Remaining Ancient Era: 7 Wonders Concordia Trajan Inis Teotihuacan Command & Colors: Ancients Hannibal and Hamilcar The Great Zimbabwe Medieval Era: The Voyages of Marco Polo The Castles of Burgundy A Feast for Odin Troyes Shogun Raiders of the North Sea The Pillars of the Earth 878 Vikings Early Modern Era: Goa Keyflower Lorenzo Il Magnifico Fresco Navegador Notre Dame Rajas of the Ganges Shakespeare Late Modern Era:  Brass: Birmingham Lisboa Rococo 1775 Rebellion Lewis & Clark Clans of Caledonia Obsession Arkwright If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/21/201954 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 212 - March Gamer Madness 2019 Round 1

It's that time of year again - BGA is back with our March Gamer Madness bracket. This time around, we're looking at the top board games by historical era, featuring Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, and Late Modern.  This is the first of three episodes and features us going through all the first round matchups - all 64 games in the bracket. Read the full list of games included below: Ancient Era: 7 Wonders Concordia Trajan Tigris & Euphrates Glory to Rome Amun-Re Inis Zhanguo Teotihuacan Imhotep Command & Colors: Ancients Hannibal and Hamilcar The Great Zimbabwe Antike II Colosseum Roll Through the Ages Medieval Era: The Voyages of Marco Polo Orleans The Castles of Burgundy A Feast for Odin El Grande Troyes Dominion Antiquity Shogun Raiders of the North Sea Carcassone The Pillars of the Earth Alhambra Caylus 878 Vikings Lancaster Early Modern Era: Goa Keyflower Lorenzo Il Magnifico Endeavor Age of Sale Fresco Bruges Navegador The Princes of Florence Notre Dame Coimbra Rajas of the Ganges Amerigo Shakespeare Gugong The Palaces of Carrara Here I Stand Late Modern Era:  Brass: Birmingham Lisboa Rococo Saint Petersburg 1775 Rebellion Yokohama Newton Nippon Lewis & Clark Clans of Caledonia Obsession John Company Arkwright Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy 1830: Railways and Robber Barons Louis XIV If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/14/201959 minutes, 8 seconds
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211 - If You Like Imperial Settlers, Try...

So many contests!  If you haven't yet, check out the BGA Patreon (patreon.com/bga). We've unlocked weekly game giveaways that you're automatically entered into as a backer of the show.  We've also launched the annual Board Game Bracket contest, now live on our website (http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2019-board-game-bracket-contest/). For the show this week, we kick things off with our question of the week, asking the listeners "What's your favorite non-playing part of your board game collection (e.g. punching, sorting, painting, etc.)?" For acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the new expansion for Teotihuacan, Late Classical Period, and Chris looks at the expansion for Feudum, Rudders and Ramparts.  At the table, Anthony digs into Reykholt, the lighter new game from Uwe Rosenberg via Renegade Games, and Chris looks at CVliziations, the civ-themed take on a show-favorite, CV.  Finally, for our feature, we're looking at six games you might like if you're a big fan of Imperial Settlers.  Question of the Week: 6:18 Acquisition Disorders: 10:02 Reykholt Review: 16:23 CVlizations Review: 22:57 If You Like Imperial Settlers, Try: 28:14 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/7/201941 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 210 - BGG Hotness, February 2019

Hey everyone, we're back with another look at the BGG Hotness, this time for February 2019.  First up, we name the winner of this week's Patreon contest - congratulations Adrienne! If you haven't yet and want to be part of our weekly giveaways, signup at https://patreon.com/bga.  For our question of the week, we asked the listeners, "What game in your collection is the biggest headache to teach to new players?" In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Terramara, a new game from Quined featuring the designers of Coimbra and part of Lorenzo il Magnifico. Chris looks at Tiny Epic Tactics. At the Table this week, Anthony reviews A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians and Caverna: Forgotten Folk, while Chris looks at a boatload of games he played at Dreamation in New Jersey last week, including: Strasbourg, Scoville, Paper Tales, Patchistory, Panamax, and Auztralia. Finally, for our feature, we look at the 15 games currently atop the BGG Hotness and why they are there.  Question of the Week: 7:32 Acquisition Disorders: 10:52 A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians Review: 15:45 Caverna: Forgotten Folk Review: 20:15 Strasbourg Review: 22:84 Scoville Review: 28:07 Paper Tales Review: 29:00 Patchistory Review: 30:30 Panamax Review: 32:43 Feature: BGG Hotness Review: 34:41 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/28/201947 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 209 - Best Female Characterizations in Gaming 2019

This week, we're revisiting a past topic through 2019 with the best female characterization in gaming. We're also excited to have launched our Patreon contests last week - congratulations to our first winner, Jon who took home Root, and this week's winner Jeremy.  For our question of the week, we asked the listeners "What's your favorite video game that feels and plays like a board game (not a board game app)?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looked at Newdale, the new Oh My Goods universe game from Alexander Pfister coming out soon, and Chris looked at the Kickstarter campaign for Millennium Blades: Collusion from Level 99 Games. At the table, the guys review Gugong and Scorpius Freighter, a pair of mid-weight games that are getting some buzz. Find out if they're worth tracking down.  Finally, in our feature, we look at six games that handle female representation and characterization well in gaming from the last 9 months.  Question of the Week: 4:07 Acquisition Disorders: 7:02 Gugong Review: 14:42 Scorpius Freighter Review: 23:04 Female Characterization in Gaming 2019: 30:11 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/21/201941 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 208 - Top Ten Games for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  This year we're looking at the top 10 games you can play with your partner on the day all about love - from low key themes to romantic experiences.  For our question of the week, we ask a question from Niko: During a long game (1+ hour), how do you deal with a player who becomes uninterested, overwhelmed, unhappy, or otherwise unengaged with the game? For acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the newly announced Star Wars Game, Outer Rim and Chris looks at PARKS: the Board Game.  At the table, we're reviewing Trapwords and Decrypto, two recently released party games that are super popular right now.  Finally, in our feature, we're looking at the top 10 games for Valentine's Day.  Question of the Week: 5:25 Acquisition Disorders: 10:18 Trapwords Review: 18:44 Decrypto Review: 24:01 Top Ten Games for Valentine's Day: 27:21 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
2/14/201942 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 207 - If You Like Teotihuacan, Try...

This week, Anthony and Chris take a closer look at Teotihuacan, the hottest euro game released in the last 6 months, and share some other games you might also like if you're a fan.  First, though, they dive into the question of the week, asking listeners, "
2/8/201945 minutes, 37 seconds
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BGA Episode 206 - BGG Hotness

It's that time of the month again - time to dig in and check out the hotness for January. But first off, we're psyched to announce that we've hit our goal on Patreon to launch our weekly contests! Back us at patreon.com/bga to join the party! First up, we ask everyone the question of the week: With so many reprints and reimplementations lately, what do you still have on your grail game list? For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony digs into a line of Imperial Settlers and Detective content coming from Portal Games and Chris looks at the new expansion for Food Chain Magnate recently added to the Splotter website.  At the table, Anthony reviews Blackout: Hong Kong and Chris finally gets a chance to bring Newton to the table.  Finally, in our feature, we dig through the top 15 games on BGG and share why they are on the hotness this month.  Question of the Week: 4:12 Acquisition Disorders: 12:35 Blackout: Hong Kong Review: 21:56 Newton Review: 35:35 BGG Hotness Review: 43:49 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate 
1/31/201954 minutes, 2 seconds
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BGA Episode 205 - Social Justice in Board Gaming

Thanks to our new Patreon backer this week, Andrew. We’re only $9 away from our next milestone – which would mean contests every week for backers. Check it out! To kick things off this week, we asked the listeners our question of the week: What's your go to digital board game when on a bus, in a line, or otherwise, whiling away time? Then we dive into acquisition disorders, in which Anthony looks at the slate of new digital games coming soon from Dire Wolf Digital, and Chris looks at Rio Grande's big slate of games for 2019, highlighted by Roll for the Galaxy: Rivals. At the table this week, Anthony reviews Victorian Masterminds and New Frontiers, while Chris looks at Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid and Franchise.  For our feature, we're diving into an important topic, talking about social justice in board games and how it impacts the subjects, gameplay and processes in the games we love, with six examples of how it can be done right.  Question of the Week: 2:35 Acquisition Disorders: 7:16 Victorian Masterminds Review: 13:48 New Frontiers Review: 23:18 Dinosaur Island Totally Liquid Review: 33:19 Franchise Review: 43:28 Social Justice in Board Gaming: 48:53 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Episode 204 - 2019's Most Anticipated Games

Thanks to our new Patreon backer this week, Jim. Special thanks as well to Martin for his upgraded pledge. We’re only $13 away from our next milestone – which would mean contests every week for backers. Check it out! It's that time of year again - we're looking forward to the games we already know are on the horizon to share what we're most looking forward to.  We kick off this week's episode with our question of the week, "What are your board game resolutions for 2019?" and then dive into the big question - what games are we most looking forward to. Chris and Anthony run through 20 or so that are on the horizon.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/17/201942 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 203 - 2018's Most Anticipated Games - A Look Back

Thanks to our new Patreon backers this week, Keith and Amy. Special thanks as well to Jim for his upgraded pledge. We're only $26 away from our next milestone - which would mean contests every week for backers. Check it out! With 2019 now here and new games just around the corner, we want to take one last look back at 2018 and the games we listed as our most anticipated of the year last January.  How did they fare? Did they release and if so, did we like them or were we disappointed? There's a fair mix of both in the list, plus a good bunch of games we didn't even know about until later in the year.  Check out the full list, plus our question of the week, "Do you track your plays? If so, what is your most played game of 2018?" If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/10/201947 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 202 - 2018 BGA Awards

Another year of amazing games is behind us, and that means it's time to share our best of the best and hand out our annual awards.  This year, we've selected 10 categories (5 of which were recommended by listeners) and then rounded it off with our top 2 games of the year overall. Categories include: Listener Categories: Overlooked Gem of the Year Most Innovative of the Year Biggest Surprise Theme that's Done (for a while) Best Expansion Most Underrated BGA Categories: 2.0 of the Year Kickstarter of the Year Game We Wish We'd Played Most Unnecessarily Overproduced Most Argued Over Game If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
1/3/201952 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 201 - Listeners' Top 20 Games

As a followup to Episode 200, we wanted to hear from the listeners on what their favorite games were, and you came through! We're excited to share the results of a survey of nearly 300 listeners who shared their top 20 games. We've aggregated the results and pulled the top 20 overall games together into a list of the best of the best.  Additionally, we take a look in this episode at what fell off of our top 50 lists from 4 years ago when we recorded Episode 100, and how we feel our lists have evolved since then.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/28/201839 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 200 - Top 100 Games of All Time

It's the big 200 this week - our 200th episode of all time, and we're psyched. So psyched that we recorded a whole bunch of content to help keep you guys busy over the holiday break.  That's right, it's time for our Top 100 games of all time again, and this time with a bit of a twist. Anthony and Chris have both prepared a top 100 list of their own games. On episode 200 you can listen to the top 50 for each of them, with a very special bonus coming to Patreon including the 51-100 selections for all backers at $1 or higher.  We worked hard to pull this list together and are excited to share it with you. Check it out, our top 100 games (combined!) of all time.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/21/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 199 - If You Like Talisman, Try...

This week's episode is a fun one, if only because you can tell we are jazzed for next week and our big milestone at 200. In advance of that, we're going back to a classic with our "if you like" series. This time around, focused on Talisman - the classic fantasy themed roll and move.  To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week: "
12/13/201835 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 198 - Pax Unplugged 2018 Review

Alright, Pax is over and we had a blast. One of the best cons of the year for us (not just because it's local) and full of tons of games being played.  As is our tradition, we're recapping this week how the con went, what we loved, and what games we both saw and got a chance to play. Because this is Pax, there were a lot!  Previews and discussions of: Keyforge, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Azul Stained Glass, Victorian Masterminds, Architects of the West Kingdom, Teotihuacan, Terraforming Mars Colonies, Chronicles of Crime, Reykholt, Tokyo Metro, Battlestar Galactica, and Root First impressions and reviews of: Azul: Stained Glass, Teotihuacan, Forum Trajanum, Barrage, Underwater Cities, Smartphone Inc, Obsession. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
12/7/201858 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 197 - BGG Top 100: Rise or Fall

We're getting ready for Pax this week and wanted to do something a little longer than the typical weekly episode, so we've revisited one of our more popular episodes from last year, reviewing the BGG Top 100.  To kick things off, we share our Question of the Week, courtesy of listener, Chris Jarvis, Would you rather see more licensed boardgames of big IPs from other media, such as film or video games, or do you prefer the hobby to build its own worlds and characters, like Near and Far, Forbidden Desert/Sky etc? Next up, we look at our acquisition disorders. Anthony kicks things off with Pandemic: Fall of Rome and then Chris looks at Luna, TMG's new Deluxified edition.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Santa's Workshop and Colonies for Terraforming Mars, while Chris looks at Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and a dice tower from Altruistic. Finally, we dig back into the BGG Top 100, comparing it to where it was in October, 2017, and sharing whether we think the games on it now should rise, stay where they are or fall down the list. Look for predictions episode in January too when we'll speculate on which 2018 games will work their way into the list in the next 12 months.  Question of the Week: 6:31 Acquisition Disorders: 9:55 Santa's Workshop Review: 16:55 Terraforming Mars Colonies Review: 22:40 Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Review: 29:42 Altruistic Dice Tower Review: 34:35 BGG Top 100: Rise or Fall: 35:50   If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.   
11/28/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 196 - 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide

It's that time of year again - shopping!  To help everyone looking for gifts for the gamers and families in their lives, we've pulled together our 2018 holiday shopping guide, complete with more than 35 games released in 2018 that will be a good fit for your next game night or family get together.  First, we shared some of the recent games we've been playing. Anthony reviews the new Arthur expansion for Merlin and then shares at length about his newfound love for Keyforge. Chris reviews both Too Many Bones and its standalone sequel, Undertow.  Finally, to wrap things up, we share this year's holiday shopping guide.  Merlin: Arthur Expansion Review: 8:15 Keyforge Review: 16:40 Too Many Bones Review: 26:17 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide: 38:24 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link. 
11/23/201857 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 195 - Top 10 Countries Based on Their Games

This week, we're trying things a little differently. We're looking at the top 10 countries based on games that use them in their theme. Check out which country-themes we like best.  Before that, though, we share the answers to the question of the week, "What's a game you love that has a mechanic you normally hate?" For our acquisition disorders, we look at Archmage Ascension and Patchwork Doodle, both games coming (hopefully) very soon.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews one of the hottest games out of Essen - Teotihuacan - and Chris looks at Smash Up: The Bigger Geekier Box and Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again.  Finally, in our feature, we dig into ten countries that are used as the theme or backdrop for board games and rank them based on those games.  Question of the Week: 2:09 Acquisition Disorder: 8:11 Teotihuacan Review: 13:02 Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again Review: 22:05 Smash Up: Bigger, Geekier Box Review: 26:04 Top 10 Countries Based on Their Games: 31:20 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.    
11/15/201841 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 194: If You Like Coimbra, Try...

This week, Anthony and Chris look at six games you might like if you also like Coimbra.  Before kicking things off, though, we read answers to the question of the week from the listeners: What games do you pull out for big family gatherings like Thanksgiving? For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Reavers of Midgard, the sequel to Champions of Midgard from Greyfox Games, and Chris looks at Glory: A Game of Knights, a recently highlighted game at Essen.  At the table, Anthony reviews Orbis and Rise of Queensdale, while Chris looks at Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden and Mystic Vale: Conclave.  Finally, in our feature, we look at six games that you might like for their dice drafting mechanics, if you also like Coimbra.  Question of the Week: 3:26 Acquisition Disorders: 6:42 Orbis Review: 13:55 Rise of Queensdale Review: 18:29 Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden Review: 32:40 Mystic Vale: Conclave Review: 37:52 If You Like Coimbra, Try: 43:04 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
11/8/201854 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 193 - Top Essen Spiel Releases

This week, Anthony and Chris look at the hottest games from the Essen Spiel Geekbuzz list - discussing why they were hot, when and if we'll get a chance to play them, and what we're most excited to try.  Before we dive in, we look out our question of the week, discussing the answers our listeners gave to our question, "What's your favorite game that's at least 20 years old?" After this, for our acquisition disorders Anthony looks at Skulk Hollow from Pencil First Games, now on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at a recent Essen Spiel game, Kingdom Defenders. Reviewed at the table this week, Anthony looks at Dice Settlers, a new bag building game from David Turczi, and Chris looks at Wallet: Organized Crime at its Best, and Age of Thieves.  Finally, in our feature, we're looking at the top games from Essen Spiel and what we're most excited to try when they finally hit stateside.  Question of the Week: 9:52 Acquisition Disorders: 12:21 Dice Settlers Review: 18:07 Wallet Review: 26:48 Age of Thieves Review: 29:45 Top Essen Spiel Releases: 34:00 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/31/201847 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 192 - Best Games for the End of the Day

This week we're looking at games we love for the end of a long, arduous day, when there's no energy left to think or fight.  Before that, though, we remind everyone about our current ongoing contest. Click the link below and share your top games to enter a chance to win one of them from the final list. Contest ends on October 31! https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time For our question of the week, we asked everyone a similar question to our feature, "
10/25/201853 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 191 - BGG Hotness Review, October

It's that time of year again - time to look at the hottest games on BGG and try to figure out why they are there. Join us for a run down of the top 15 games on the Hotness list, what puts them there, and what you should be looking forward to.  Before that, though, we remind everyone about our current ongoing contest. Click the link below and share your top games to enter a chance to win one of them from the final list.  https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time For our question of the week, we asked the listeners, "What game do you love but find it very hard to get to the table regularly?" and we got a LOT of answers.  Acquisition disorders this week are a couple of pricy Kickstarter campaigns you likely haven't missed - Spirit Island: Jagged Earth for Anthony and Cloudspire for Chris.  At the table, we're reviewing Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, and Welcome to... Finally, check out our list of the 15 hottest games on BGG as of mid-October. Question of the Week: 5:07 Acquisition Disorders: 9:04 Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Review: 16:27 Welcome to... Review: 27:08 BGG Hotness Review: 32:55 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.    
10/18/201842 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 190 - Top 10 Mystery Games

Welcome to spooktacular October episodes! This week, we're delving deep into the very best of the best in mystery games, featuring our Top 10.  Before we dive in, though, make sure you take the time to enter our October contest - tell us your top 20 games and be entered for a chance to win one of the games on the final top 20 listener games list.  https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time First up on the episode, we asked our question of the week, "is there a set time each year you review and cull your collection, or is it more spontaneous (or for the hoarders among us, myself included, do you put it off indefinitely)?" For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony is looking at the newest game from Alexander Pfister, Blackout: Hong Kong and Chris looks at Concordia Venus, a new spin on the Mac Gerdts modern classic.  At the Table, Anthony reviews both the new version of Manhattan, recently rereleased with beautiful new components, as well as CMON's Way of the Panda, a panda-filled take on worker placement mechanics. Chris then reviews Merlin with its current Queenie expansions and the Palace of Mad King Ludwig.  Finally, the guys look at their top 10 mystery games, with some spooky, some super hard, and some just plain perfect for this time of year.  Question of the Week: 4:48 Acquisition Disorders: 9:23 Manhattan Review:14:23 Way of the Panda Review: 18:45 Merlin Review: 26:54 Palace of Mad King Ludwig Review: 32:37 Top 10 Mystery Games:38:09 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/11/201852 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 189 - If You Like Root, Try...

Contest Alert! Enter our Top 20 Listener Games contest to win a game from the final list: https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at games you might like if you're a fan of Root and its blend of cute animals vying for woodland domination in the most unique wargame we've seen in a while.  To kick things off, we asked our question of the week: "What Kickstarter trick is most effective in getting you to back a game? (e.g. stretch goal exclusivity, early bird offers, reduced shipping, never going to retail, etc.) Which of these tricks is least effective for you?" Then, for acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas, while Chris looks at Key Flow, now on Kickstarter.  For our reviews this week, Anthony looks at a pair of quicker, lighter games in Fae and Pikoko while Chris dives deep into the expansion content currently available for Spirit Island - the Heart of the Wildfire & Serpent Slumbering Beneath the Island Promos, and the Branch & Claw expansion.  Finally, in our feature, we look at 6 games you might like if you're f an of Root - two a bit lighter, two of a similar weight, and two that are somewhat heavier.  Question of the Week:5:13 Acquisition Disorders: 12:20 Fae Review: 20:36 Pikoko Review: 25:04 Spirit Island Expansion Reviews: 29:05 If You Like Root, Try...: 37:38 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
10/4/201852 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 188 - Best Board Games for RPGers

If you're a long time role player or if you have a friend who would rather spend their evening playing D&D than a new board game you bring over, we have six games this week that might bridge that gap.  Before diving into the feature, we kick things off with our question of the week, asking you, the listeners, "What's the weirdest way and least expected strategy with which you've ever won a game?" For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Periodic: A Game of the Elements, a new science game from Genius Games on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at Arthur, the first expansion for Stefan Feld's Merlin.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Dwar7es Winter and Archmage, and Chris looks at Whistle Stop and its expansion, Rocky Mountains.  Finally, in our feature, we share six games you should check out if you're a big fan of RPGs or if you're trying to convert wayward friends to the board game fold.  Question of the Week: 4:39 Acquisition Disorders: 8:30 Dwar7es Winter Review: 13:45 Archmage Review: 19:17 Whistle Stop w/ Expansion Review: 24:17 Best Board Games for RPGers: 33:08 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.  
9/26/201844 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 187 - BGG Hotness Review

This week Chris and Anthony are discussing the hottest games currently on BGG to provide some insight on why they're there and what's upcoming.  First up, though, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners: "Between Two Cities of Mad King Ludwig was a pleasant surprise. What other games or game franchises would you like to see mashed together?" Next up, for acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at A Feast for Odin: Norwegians and Chris looks at Pearlbrook, the first expansion for Everdell, currently on Kickstarter.  At the table for our reviews this week, Anthony played both My Little Scythe and Blue Lagoon, and Chris played Reef Encounter and Blokus Duo.  Finally, in our feature, we look at the top 15 games currently on BoardGameGeek's hotness list.  Question of the Week: 3:03 Acquisition Disorders: 5:48 My Little Scythe Review: 12:18 Blue Lagoon Review: 22:15 Blokus Duo Review: 26:34 Reef Encounter Review: 28:24 BGG Hotness Review: 32:57 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/19/201843 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 186 - Top 10 Euros that are Best at Two Players

Chris is flying solo this week with Anthony out of town at a (non board game?!) conference. But the show must go on and Chris brings the good with reviews of four games, including three hot recent releases, a new top 10 list, and double duty on acquisition disorders.  To kick things off, Chris looks at answers to the question of the week, What's your favorite medium/heavy euro at a two player count? A question that quickly segues into the full feature.  For Acquisition Disorders, Chris shares his thoughts on the (limited) reprint of Yggrdassil, and the current Kickstarter campaign for Football Highlights: 2052.  At the table, Chris has been playing a lot of games lately, dropping reviews of King's Forge, Warsaw: City of Ruins, Dragon Castle, and Everdell.  Finally, he looks at the top 10 euros that are best at a two player count.  Question of the Week: 2:00 Acquisition Disorders: 3:47 King's Forge Review: 9:14 Warsaw: City of Ruins Review: 14:35 Dragon Castle Review: 20:25 Everdell Review: 25:56 Top 10 Euros that are Best at a Two Player Count: 32:54 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/14/201847 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 185 - If You Like Brass, Try...

It's easy to get caught up in the cult of the new. So easy in fact, that we got caught up in the rerelease of an older game! Thank goodness, though, because Brass (a game Chris and Anthony both missed out on), is amazing. Which is why this week's episode is full of all things Brass.  To kick things of, we ask  At the table this week, Anthony dives into not only Brass: Lancashire (the update to the 2006 classic), but also Brass: Birmingham, a newer version with updated rules and new mechanics. Chris then looks at Rise of Fenris, the campaign expansion for Scythe.  Question of the Week: 2:30 Acquisition Disorders: 7:25 Brass Reviews: 12:05 Scythe: Rise of Fenris Review: 25:15 If You Like Brass, Try: 33:25   If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
9/3/201845 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 184 - 5 Years and Counting!

Wait, what? Five years already? Dang, time flies.  That's what this episode is all about as we take a look back at the last year of the podcast with our favorites from 2017-18, but also at the last five years and what we've been able to accomplish in that time. Join us for four new reviews, a bevy of good games we're excited to play soon, and some of our favorite stuff from recent episodes.  To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week, "What already published Kickstarted game would you like to see have a NEW Kickstarter campaign with reprints, expansions, and new content?" Next up, for our acquisition disorders, we looked at a pair of upcoming Essen releases, starting with Anthony's interest in Cuzco, a new spin on the Mask Trilogy classic - Java. Chris then looks at Caverna: The Forgotten Folk, the new races and player powers coming to Caverna this fall.  For our At The Table reviews this week, we have four games, including Swordcrafters and Rise of Tribes from Anthony and Mastery of the Galaxy and Trickerion from Chris.  Finally, we look at our favorite stuff from the last year, including our top acquisition disorders, at the table reviews, and features from the last 50 episodes.  Question of the Week: 12:00 Acquisition Disorders: 15:56 Swordcrafters Review: 21:25 Rise of Tribes Review: 28:24 Master of the Galaxy Review: 34:44 Trickerion Review: 42:42 Top Acquisition Disorders from Year 5: 50:42 Top At The Table Reviews from Year 5: 58:40 Top Features from Year 5: 1:04:14 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.  
8/29/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 183 - Top Ten Children's Games

This time of year is full of gaming with the kids. School hasn't quite started but the summer has slowed down, plus lots of new games from cons to get to the table. So this week we're looking at the top ten children's games we get to our tables.  First up, though, we ask the listeners what gamer they love to play, but the more they play it, the worse they do.  For our acquisition disorders, we have some new upcoming releases for later this year. Anthony is talking about the new Pax game from Matt Eklund, Pax Transhumanity, and Chris is talking about the newest take on the Dune license from Gale Force Nine and Discover Lands Unknown - the second "Unique" game from Fantasy Flight coming at the end of this year.  At the table this week, Anthony has a collection of children's games he's been playing lately with his kid, featuring Dragon's Breath, Shaky Manor, Ice Cool 2 and Woodlands.  Finally, in our feature, Anthony and Chris look at the top 10 children's games.  Question of the Week: 4:07 Acquisition Disorders: 7:42 Dragon's Breath Review: 15:44 Shaky Manor Review: 18:40 Ice Cool 2 Review: 20:39 Woodlands Review: 23:40 Top 10 Children's Games: 27:03   If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/22/201842 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bonus Episode - Gen Con 2018 Interview Special

We had a chance to speak with a ton of great publishers, designers, artists, and gamers at Gen Con and recorded some of those conversations.  In this special bonus episode you can find all of our interviews in a one hour presentation, featuring conversations with: ARES GAMES: 1:34   AEG: 12:26   BEZIER GAMES: 22:39   FLYING FROG PRODUCTIONS: 26:35   NAVOO GAMES: 38:53   ADAM APPLE GAMES: 41:34   KEYMASTER GAMES: 49:12 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/17/201853 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 182 - If You Like Poker, Try...

We're tackling one of the great games of skill and chance this week as we look at six modern board games you might like if you're a fan of Poker. Whether you're getting into modern hobby games or just looking for something new with poker mechanics in it, we have a few you might want to check out.  To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week - what game mechanics they'd like to see in legacy games moving forward.  Then for our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Santa Maria: American Kingdoms, a new expansion for Santa Maria coming out at Essen, and Chris looks at Imhotep: The Duel, a two player edition of the award winning game from Phil Walker-Harding.  For our at the table reviews this week, we have a few good ones on tap, starting with Wanted: Rich or Dead and Newton from Anthony, and wrapping up with Gizmos and Container: 10th Anniversary Edition from Chris.  Finally we delve into six games you might like if you're a fan of poker mechanisms.  Question of the Week: 6:42 Acquisition Disorders: 11:22 Wanted: Rich or Dead Review:15:37 Newton Review: 19:29 Gizmos Review: 28:00 Container 10th Anniversary Edition Review: 34:46 If You Like Poker, Try...: 42:29 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/14/201854 minutes, 17 seconds
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BGA Episode 181 - Gen Con 2018 Review

Gen Con!  We're back from the big show and are excited to share with you everything we saw, played and experienced at the show this year.  We start off by discussing the games we got a chance to demo or see that aren't yet out, but that we are excited to see more of in the weeks and months to come. Then we delve into the games we DID bring home and you can look forward to reviews of in the next few weeks.  Finally, we share some of our favorite moments from the show, including the shark jumping releases, mergers and acquisitions, and more from the big show.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
8/7/201855 minutes, 42 seconds
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BGA Episode 180 - How to Win Friends and Influence People with Board Games

Ever want to wine and dine a potential client or get to know your new colleagues over board games? This week, we look at some games that offer the social interaction without potential gaffes or uncomfortable situations that work perfectly for low-key non-drinking ice-breakers.  Before we dive in, we look at our question of the week - asking the listeners "What's the most ostentatious thing you've seen printed for or with a board game (besides CMON's jumbo Cthulhu)?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony puts the spotlight on Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game hitting the states at Gen Con this week, and Chris looks at a blast from the past in Trogdor!! The Board Game.  At the Table this week, we have a few games to talk about, starting with Most Wanted from North Star Games and Senshi from Arcane Wonders, both reviewed by Anthony. Then Chris delves into Red Dragon Inn 7 from Slugfest Games and Mystery of the Templates from Emperor S4 and Deepwater Games.  Finally, we look at six games you should consider when trying to win friends and influence people.  Question of the Week: 3:14 Acquisition Disorders: 7:35 Senshi Review: 14:38 Most Wanted Review: 17:58 Red Dragon Inn 7 Review: 23:12 Mystery of the Temples Review: 26:33 Games to Win Friends and Influence People: 28:28 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/31/201839 minutes, 11 seconds
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BGA Episode 179 - BGG Hotness Review

Only one week to Gen Con! That means it's time to run down some of the hottest games everyone's talking about, plus lots of reviews of our recent plays from Origins.  To kick things off, we chat about the recently announced Spiel des Jahres winners - Azul, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, and Dragon's Breath.  Then we read listener answers to our question of the week, which asked, "What criteria do you use when/if culling your board game collection?" - a spot on question for convention season.  Next up, in our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the newest Vital Lacerda game, Escape Plan, on Kickstarter right now. Chris then looks at Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy, also on Kickstarter currently.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews Carthago, the newest release from Capstone Games, and Chris looks at both Megaland from Red Raven Games and End of the Trail.  Finally, we dig into the hotness on BGG for the end of July.  Question of the Week: 4:45 Acquisition Disorders:  9:19 Carthago Review: 15:16 Megaland Review: 22:21 End of the Trail Review: 26:28 BGG Hotness Review: 29:42​ If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/24/201835 minutes, 44 seconds
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BGA Episode 178 - Best Board Game Universes

In the grand tradition of the (relatively new) cinematic universe, this week we're looking at our favorite board game universes. Join Chris and Anthony as they delve into several different universes that have expanded with shared rules, components, and characters.  We start by asking the listeners about some of their favorites, then dive into Acquisition Disorders. Anthony talks about Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, currently on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at the newest from Next Move Games (Plan B): Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews the Kennerspiel nominated Ganz Schon Clever (which you can play online here), and Kingdomino: Age of Giants, the first expansion for the popular Blue Orange game. Chris looks at Sorcerer & Stones, from Emperor S4, distributed by Deep Water Games. Finally, we delve into the best of the board game universes.  Question of the Week: 5:07​ Acquisition Disorders: 9:01 Ganz Schon Clever Review: 15:18 Kingdomino: Age of Giants Review: 19:25 Sorcerer & Stones Review: 23:12 Best Board Game Universes: 27:45 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/16/201845 minutes
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BGA Episode 177 - Top 10 Heavy Euros

This week, Anthony and Chris delve into the heaviest of the heavy, sharing the top 10 games they love when it's time to get crunchy.  To kick things off, we ask the BGA listeners our question of the week, What 80's IP would you like to see next get a board game reimagining? And there are some great ideas we would absolutely pay money for.  For our acquisition disorders, Anthony delves into the newest Stefan Feld game coming out this fall with Forum Trajanam, and Chris looks at the newest plastic-fest from CMON - Cthulhu: Death May Die.  At the table this week, Anthony looks at Century: Eastern Wonders and Chris reviews the German game with the tricky name, currently nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg.  Finally, for our feature, we look at the top 10 heavy euros - games with around a 4+ weight in BGG, big crunchy euros with lots of thinking to be done.  Question of the Week: 5:43 Acquisition Disorders: 10:23 Century: Eastern Wonders Review: 16:32 Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg Review: 22:27 Top 10 Heavy Euros: 26:54​ If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/10/201849 minutes, 3 seconds
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BGA Episode 176 - If you like Century: Spice Road, Try...

With the recent release of Century: Eastern Wonders, new attention is being paid to the gateway series of games from Plan B Games and Emerson Matsuuchi. To celebrate, this week we're looking at six games you might like if you already like Spice Road, the first entry in the series.  Before we dive into that, we talk about gaming guilty pleasures in our question of the week - some of the games we play and love regardless of BGG rating.  We then dive into Acquisition Disorders with Anthony discussing Starship Samurai and Chris delving into Tang Garden from ThunderGryph Games and Folded Space, a new game insert Kickstarter campaign.  At the table this week, Anthony looks at Coimbra, a new one from Eggertspiel we had a chance to pick up at Origins, and Chris reviews Round House from Emperor S4 and Deep Water Games.  Finally, we dive into the six games you might want to try if you're a fan of Spice Road.  Question of the Week: 9:35 Acquisition Disorders: 14:35 Coimbra Review: 27:30 Round House Review: 38:52 If You Like Century: Spice Road, Try...: 45:35 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
7/3/201854 minutes, 32 seconds
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BGA Episode 175 - Origins Game Fair: BGA Awards

Another year down, and another Origins Game Fair attended. Join Anthony and Chris as they run through some of the numbers, the stuff we enjoyed the most, and the games that stood out during the 5 day con.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/25/201838 minutes, 7 seconds
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BGA Episode 174 - How to Have a Good Time at a Con

Convention season is here! So to help you have the best time possible at any cons you might attend this summer or into the fall, we've collected advice from our listeners on how to have a great con.  To kick things off this week, thank you to Kyle - our newest Patreon backer!  For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony discusses Neta-Tanka on Kickstarter now and Chris looks at Heroes of Terinnoth - a new take on the Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game formula that was so short lived.  At the Table this week, Anthony reviews Istanbul The Dice Game and Chris looks at a classic Feld game, It Happens... Finally, we go through answers from the listeners on how to have a good time at a con, and share a few of our own.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/19/201831 minutes, 57 seconds
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BGA Episode 173 - World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games

It's time for another bracket! This time around, Anthony and Chris are delving into the top 32 sci fi board games out there, whittling them down in our World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games.  We've created eight pools of four games each. We selected two games from each pool (with the help of the dreaded die!) and then ran them through a single elimination tournament of sixteen games to find the winner.  Listen to find out which game came out on top, and to hear which of our listeners came out on top with their picks in our World Cup contest. 
6/11/20181 hour, 46 seconds
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BGA Episode 172 - BGA's Big Summer Preview

Convention season has started!  Anthony and Chris kick off the season of many cons with their rundown of the games they are most looking forward to seeing this summer. Is the list complete? Probably not, but we're excited for every game on it.  Before we kick things off, make sure to enter our World Cup of Sci Fi Games contest, ending on June 9th. You can find more information here.  2018 World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games Contest To start the episode, we ask our question of the week and listeners share how many plays they will give a game before they feel they have made their mind up about it.  For Acquisition Disorders this week, Anthony looks at the final game in Uwe Rosenberg's puzzle trilogy, Spring Meadow, and Chris looks at the new Vast game, The Mysterious Manor.  At the table, we're reviewing Dragon Castle, the new tile placement game from CMON and Argent: The Consortium, the second edition of which just shipped from Level 99 Games.  Finally, we have our big run down of 16 games we're excited to see this summer at the cons we'll be attending.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
6/6/201845 minutes, 29 seconds
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BGA Episode 171 - BGG Hotness Review

It's the end of May, and that means time to look back at the hotness for this month and why some games have jumped into the limelight (and others remain).  First up this week, we're talking about our World Cup contest for Sci Fi games, coming up in 2 weeks. You can enter the contest here for a chance to win a free sci fi board game.  2018 World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games Contest Our question of the week this week asked everyone what games they have replaced components for and why (in honor of the horrible little coins in Nusfjord).  For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looked at the new Vital Lacerda game, On Wars, and Chris looked at the recently SdJ nominated Luxor: Forgotten Treasures.  At the Table, Anthony reviews Kashgar and Chris looks at 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon.  Finally, we delve into the 15 games at the top of the BGG Hotness during the week of 5/25.  Question of the Week: 7:43​ Acquisition Disorders: 11:05 Kashgar Review: 17:36 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon Review: 21:26 BGG Hotness Review: 27:15 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/28/201835 minutes, 59 seconds
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BGA Episode 170 - 2018 Awards Season Preview (Origins, Dice Tower, Spiel des Jahres)

Don't miss out on our new contest for June! We're running a 2018 World Cup contest for best sci fi games and you can win a game! Check it out here: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-world-cup-science-fiction-board-games-contest/ This week on BGA, we're looking at the slew of award nominations that were announced the last two weeks, including Origins Games Awards, Dice Tower Awards, and Spiel des Jahres.  For our question of the week this week, we asked people what game people would never get rid of from their collection.  For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looked at Jurassic Park: Danger! Adventure Strategy Game and Chris looks at The Forbidden City.  At the Table this week, Anthony reviews Pioneer Days from Tasty Minstrel Games and Chris reviews Vanuatu from Quined. Finally, we look at all of the games nominated this year for the Spiel des Jahres, the Origins Awards and the Dice Tower Awards.  Question of the Week: 3:50 Acquisition Disorder Corner: 6:17​ Pioneer Days Review: 12:48 Vanuatu Review: 17:40 2018 Awards Preview: 21:02 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/22/201839 minutes, 47 seconds
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BGA Episode 169 - Top 10 Themes in Board Games

Thank you to Christian for joining us on Patreon! Welcome to the BGA-Team! On this week's episode, Anthony and Chris are delving into the top 10 themes in board games - where do your favorites rank, and which didn't make the list at all (you know there are a couple).  For our question of the week, we asked the listeners what their most anticipated game of the summer was - hear some of the big games coming out shortly, as well as a couple of our most anticipated.  For our acquisition disorders, Anthony discusses the newest from Rio Grande releasing at Origins, Epoch: Early Inventors, and Chris discusses Martin Wallace's Lincoln from ACW on Kickstarter now.  At the table this week, Anthony had a chance to play and review Iki, and Chris gets out a classic in Walnut Grove.  Finally we delve into the top 10 themes in board games with examples of some of our favorites for each.  Question of the Week: 5:45 Acquisition Disorders: 8:26 Iki Review: 13:37​   Walnut Grove Review: 20:36 Top 10 Themes in Board Games: 25:43  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/14/201836 minutes, 17 seconds
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BGA Episode 168 - If You Like Orleans, Try...

If you like Orleans, try out these seven games we've looked over - many of them bag building or similar in style and weight to the modern classic.  Before we get to the feature, Anthony and Chris delve into the question of the week, asking the listeners what game they think most needs a second edition relaunch, in light of the recent announcement about X-Wing Miniatures Game 2nd Edition.  For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at My Little Scythe, and Chris digs into both Arcadia Quest Rider and Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden.  At the table this week, Anthony reviews the new game from AEG and John D. Clair, Space Base, and Chris gets the new expansion for Lorenzo il Magnifico, House of Rennaissance to the table.  Finally, we look at seven games you should check out if you also like Orleans.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/8/201845 minutes, 45 seconds
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BGA Episode 167 - Blood Rage vs. Rising Sun

It's been a little while since the last versus episode we did, and what better time to bring it back than to compare the mega behemoth games from Eric Lang, Blood Rage and Rising Sun?  To kick things off this episode, we share the answers from listeners for our question of the week, "What's a game you can win while ignoring key components of the game?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Treasure Island and Chris looks at the Alhambra Designer's Edition.  At the Table this week, Anthony reviews City of Iron Second Edition and Chris looks at Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight.  Finally, we delve into Rising Sun and Blood Rage to answer the question of whether you can own both, and under what circumstances you'd consider one over the other.  Question of the Week: 3:55 Acquisition Disorders: 7:47 City of Iron Second Edition Review: 12:39 Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight Review: 19:23 Blood Rage vs. Rising Sun: 26:49 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
5/1/201840 minutes, 17 seconds
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BGA Episode 166 - Best and Worst of Kickstarter

Kickstarter is ubiquitous with board gaming as a hobby, so we're taking a look this week at the two best and two worst campaigns we have each personally backed on Kickstarter thus far. Plus we ask the listeners about their own KS wins and fails.  Don't miss your chance to enter our board game giveaway, exclusively for Producer-level Patreon backers (https://www.patreon.com/bga).  For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony offers an early hands on impression of Thanos Rising, the new avengers game out this week, and Chris digs into Rice Dice - A Spirits of the Rice Paddy Dice Game.  At the Table, we review Rising 5 and Roccoco: Jewelry Box this week as well.  Finally, we dig into eight games - four good and four not so good - that we backed on Kickstarter in our time as gamers. Yes we've backed more, but these ones stand out for either great or a not so great experience.  Question of the Week: 3:05 Acquisition Disorders: 5:55 Rising 5 Review: 16:24 Rococo: Jewelry Box Review: 22:46 Best and Worst of Kickstarter: 27:30​ If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.  
4/23/201847 minutes, 9 seconds
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BGA Episode 165 - Top 10 Games that Need an Expansion

This week on BGA, Anthony and Chris are looking at 10 games that need expansions. Seriously, get on it. Make these! First up, though, we have three new Patreon backers - thank you to William, Michael and Antoine. You guys rock!  If you haven't yet, make sure to check out our Patreon page at https://patreon.com/bga. We're having a contest the end of this month only for Producer-level backers and higher. Get in on it now.  We also take a look at the new Terraforming Mars steam beta, and then read listener answers to our question of the week, "what game would you seriously consider buying a giant version of?" For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at The Estates from Simply Complex, and Chris digs into Kick-Ass: The Board Game, coming soon from CMON.  At the Table this week, we have new reviews of Stuffed Fables and Castell as well.  Question of the Week: 9:24 Acquisition Disorders: 12:18 Stuffed Fables Review: 15:37 Castell Review: 21:16 Feature: 25:49 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/16/201836 minutes, 40 seconds
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BGA Episode 164 - If You Like Azul, Try...

This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at six games you might like if you also like Azul, focusing on the pattern building and tableau aspect of the mega-hit game from Plan B.  To kick things off, we're talking about our question of the week, Would you buy less expensive versions of big games with cardboard instead of minis? Then we dive into our acquisition disorders for the week, Anthony focusing on Street Fighter: Miniatures Game and Chris looking at Good Dog, Bad Zombie, both on Kickstarter now.  For our at the table reviews, Anthony digs into Michael Kiesling's Heaven & Ale and Chris looks at another Kiesling production, Riverboat.  Finally to top off our delve into all things Kiesling, we look at six games you might like if you also like Azul. Check it out: Question of the Week: 5:57 Acquisition Disorders: 10:42 Heaven and Ale Review: 17:25 Riverboat Review: 24:45 If You Like Azul, Try...: 28:46 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.  
4/9/201839 minutes, 24 seconds
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BGA Episode 163 - BGG Hotness Review, Bunny Kingdom, and Ora et Labora

It's that time of the month again - Anthony and Chris delve into the BGG Hotness for the end of March, including a quick discussion of the top 15 games in the hotness and why they are there.  To kick things off, we discuss our question of the week, "With the launch of Asmodee Entertainment, which hobby board game property would you like to see as a movie or graphic novel?" Next up, Anthony looks at Railroad Rivals and Chris delves into 7 Wonders: Armada for our acquisition disorders of the week. Next up, we offer reviews of Bunny Kingdom and Ora et Labora.  Finally, in our feature, we look at the top 15 games on BoardGameGeek right now Question of the Week: 6:42 Acquisition Disorders: 10:07​ Bunny Kingdom Review: 17:06 Ora et Labora Review: 23:19 BGG Hotness Review: 29:15 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
4/2/201836 minutes, 36 seconds
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BGA Episode 162 - The Final Round for Our Board Game Bracket

It's the last weekend of March and that means we've reached the end of our 2018 March Gamer Madness! Join Anthony and Chris as we reveal the winner of our month-long competition. Congratulations to Walker for winning our bracket challenge as well!  For our question of the week, we asked the listeners what game suffers the most from a long setup or breakdown time?  For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Monumental and Chris dives into the relaunch and expansion for Dinosaur Island, both on Kickstarter right now. Anthony then reviews Fields of Arle: Tea and Trade, and Marco Polo: Agents of Venice. Chris then dives into Charterstone, which his group recently completed.  Finally, we run through the final 8 games in our board game bracket and crown one of them the winner as the most representative with its components.  ​Question of the Day: 2:14 Acquisition Disorder Corner: 7:15 Fields of Arle: Tea and Trade Review: 14:48 Marco Polo: Agents of Venice Review: 19:34 Charterstone Review: 25:23 Board Game Bracket Final Rounds: 33:01 If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/25/201848 minutes, 39 seconds
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BGA Episode 161 - Board Game Bracket 2018 Rounds 2-3

It’s that time of year again – Chris and Anthony delve into our 2018 Board Game Bracket, pitting 64 games against each other in an epic, three part showdown to determine which has the best use of components. This year, the theme is Components – and our regions are Cards, Cardboard, Wood and Plastic. In this week’s episode, we're going through Rounds 2 and 3, whittling the list down to just 8 games. Join us on March 26th for the finale, where we’ll announce the winner, and the winner of our bracket contest, along with a full regular episode featuring our newest acquisition disorders and reviews.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/19/201846 minutes, 15 seconds
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BGA Episode 160 - Board Game Bracket 2018 Round 1

It's that time of year again - Chris and Anthony delve into our 2018 Board Game Bracket, pitting 64 games against each other in an epic, three part showdown to determine which has the best use of components.  This year, the theme is Components – and our regions are Cards, Cardboard, Wood and Plastic.   In this week's episode, we're going through all 64 games in Round 1, with 32 unique matchups. Join us next week for Rounds 2-3 and then on March 26th for the finale, where we'll announce the winner, and the winner of our bracket contest.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and on our website (www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga), or using our Amazon affiliate link.
3/12/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
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BGA Episode 159 - Top 10 LCGs and Customizable Card Games

This week, Chris and Anthony are diving into the growing world of Fantasy Flight's LCGs and other similar customizable card games with our newest top 10.  Make sure you enter our March Board Game Bracket challenge as well for a chance to win a free game: http://boardgamersa