Pick Up & Deliver 267: Gentle Conflict Mechanisms, part 2 – Brendan continues the discussion about Gentle Conflict Mechanisms, started in episode 266.
Pick Up & Deliver 244: My top games for Nick Shaw’s top 10 game mechanisms (part 1)- Inspired by Nick Shaw’s comment on a Boardgamegeek thread, Brendan shares his top game in each of Nick Shaw’s top 10 game mechanisms.
(Game Fight Show) March Mayhem, ep 14 – Caribbean colonizers of Puerto Rico go against the space lions of Twilight Imperium IV face off in the second round of the March Mayhem Tournament! Rejoined by special guest Nick Mariner!
Pandemic Legacy: Season One Vs Bloodrage and War of the Ring 2nd Ed Vs Viticulture faceoff against one another in the March Mayhem tournament each seeking the glory that can only be found in Ultimate Victory!
We’re pleased to share this little family game you can assemble from everyday household objects: Salt and Pepper! We also have a Print-and-Play file available to download. Let us know what you think and/or share the game by posting on
Gloomhaven Vs Kingdom Death Monster and 7 Wonders Duel Vs Seventh Continent face each other in the March Mayhem tournament each seeking the glory that can only be found in Ultimate Victory! Head over to Twitter to register your vote!
Pick Up & Deliver 179: The Alpha Gamer Problem – Brendan shares his recent experience and thinking about the problem of “quarterbacking” or “alpha gaming” in cooperative board games.
In Episode 157, Brendan shares his “just played for the first time” thoughts about three games: 20th Century, Everdell, and Hellboy.
In Episode 149: Brendan shares his philosophy and thinking about intentionally playing less than optimally. He ponders three phrases for this idea: “sandbagging,” “handicapping,” and “pulling your punches.”
Brendan shares his quick thoughts after a first play of four different games: New York 1901 League of Six Comanauts A Handful of Stars What new games have you tried lately? Post your initial impressions of them over on our Board Game