After a long weekend helping to officiate a swim meet, Brendan ponders how the vagaries of a swim meet have parallels to board games. Join us! Games mentioned: Witness USA Swimming official rulebook
In this episode, Brendan talks about the role of dice in games he enjoys, and how his attitudes toward those games have changed. Games mentioned: Risk HATE Orléans 7 Wonders Pandemic Ghost Stories Betrayal at House on the Hill A
In this episode, “On Being a Carebear,” Brendan explores the nuance and emotions of being a carebear player. Games mentioned: A Study in Emerald Nexus Ops
On this episode, Brendan discusses the recent snowfall in Chicagoland and games that make you deal with a deluge of problems or resources. Discussion thread: Board Game Geek: Games that have a deluge Games mentioned: Ghost Stories Forbidden Island Pandemic
Brendan discusses the way that permanent decisions in games like Pandemic: Legacy affect the narrative experience of gameplay. Games discussed: Gloomhaven Pandemic: Legacy Dead of Winter T.I.M.E. Stories
In this episode, Brendan ponders the two kinds of gamers, people who play lots of different games (broadly) and people who play one game lots (deeply). Which type are you?