Pick Up & Deliver 297: 2021 Gaming Challenge – Brendan shares his family’s 10×10 challenge for 2021, discussing a bit about what he expects the gameplay to be like. Join us, won’t you?
Pick Up & Deliver 266: Gentle Conflict Mechanisms, part 1 – Brendan begins a discussion of conflict mechanisms that allow for player interaction that doesn’t seem so vicious. Continued in Part 2.
Pick Up & Deliver 261: Cognitive Dissonance – Brendan shares some thoughts about contradictory ideas he holds in gaming. Join us, won’t you?
Pick Up & Deliver 249: My top games for more mechanisms suggested by the guild finale, part 6 – Brendan takes his sixth trip to the “recommend a game from a mechanism” well. But this one’s a bounty — three great mechanisms, so many great games.
Pick Up & Deliver 245: My top games for Nick Shaw’s Top 10 Game Mechanisms (part 2) – Brendan continues his discussion of games centered around Nick Shaw’s top 10 game mechanisms (check out Nick Shaw’s comment on a Boardgamegeek thread).
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.
Pick Up & Deliver 236: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat – Brendan thinks a bit about how games can have a last-minute turnaround that allow for a shift in leader or a dramatic win.
Pick Up & Deliver 225: Drafting – Brendan talks about the pick-and-pass mechanism usually called “drafting,” its pros and cons, and several games he enjoys that use this mechanism.
Episode 155: Brendan shares some of his experience of playing lots of games with a large group. Buckle in for the ride.
In Episode 144, Brendan shares a discussion of what it means to have to block someone in a game, and his thinking about what it means to have to do so.