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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.
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.
Welcome to Part Two of our roundtable conversation about solo variant design. If you missed Part One, please go back in the feed and check it out. We've released both episodes simultaneously because... well, we want you to have it! In this half of our discussion with Keith, Mike, and Ricky, we get into their process as designers, as well as their greatest difficulties and how they overcame them. They also get into solo variants within the board game publishing world, both within the traditional routes and in Kickstarter projects.
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.
For anyone who has ever wanted us to "not hold back", so to speak, and give out some objectively bad reviews of games, this is the show for you! We tell you our reasons why you might want to avoid the Witcher Adventure Game (4:55), Witches of the Revolution (14:27), and Shipwrights of the North Sea (21:05). In the discussion at the back half of the podcast, we tell you about our approach to these kinds of reviews and why you haven't heard an episode like this from us before. Hopefully, we review nothing but good games going forward! (yeah, right...)
Chris and Anthony share their top ten 3 player games this week, diving into the board games that play best (or only) with three players.
First up, though, we dive into the question of the week, asking everyone out there (including you!), with TI4 released and Eclipse 2E coming next year, what other massive game do you think is due for a major design refresh?
Then we dive into this week's acquisition disorders, including Anthony's first pass at the new Imperial Assault: Legends of the Alliance app, and Chris's interest in the newest Cathala game coming next year, Imaginarium.
At the table this week, Anthony played This Belongs in a Museum, and Chris got a chance to try the greatest hits mashup of euro mechanics, Clans of Caledonia.
Finally, we dive into our top 10 three player games, sharing the games that we feel are the best fit for your game nights if you only have three people at the table.
Question of the Week: 5:35 Acquisition Disorders: 9:53 This Belongs in a Museum: 18:43 Clans of Caledonia: 24:44 Top Ten 3-Player Games: 34:34 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.