Pick Up & Deliver 279: When Belief Overrules Evidence – Brendan talks about how our impressions and experiences shape our impression of a game, and how those impressions sustain long after those ideas have been undermined or disproven. 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 247: My top games for the 10 additional mechanisms Kris Hickman suggested (part 4) – Brendan continues talking about his favorite games for different game mechanisms. In this episode, we explore Hand Management, You Split I Choose, and Tactical Movement.
Pick Up & Deliver 205: The ‘geek Asks 3 – In which Brendan pretends that the main BoardgameGeek forums are a Q&A forum for him. It’s an exercise in hilarity and narcissism!
In Episode 180, Brendan talks a bit about the experience of getting “salty”–feeling upset about experiences in gaming in which anger gets the better of us. He explores the aspects of gameplay that give him this feeling most strongly: betrayal, really really bad luck, games where someone can “undo” your work, control or lock decks, and blocking.
Brendan responds to a listener question about the “Homer Simpson Car” game he would like to see. Things Brendan would include: Asymmetry Hidden components and bluffing Multiple paths to victory Hidden motives Feeling of not enough Deep Complexity in choices
Brendan talks about the [toggle] gaming all-day game event, then spends some time talking about hand management games. Show notes: [toggle] gaming Android Netrunner Legendary Marvel Bohnanza A Study in Emerald (1st edition) Something Wakes in the Forest What is
Listen on Spreaker! Brendan discusses the five games he own by prominent designer Richard Garfield (best known for Magic: The Gathering). Games mentioned: Magic: The Gathering Roborally King of Tokyo Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Bunny Kingdom Android: Netrunner What are
In this episode, Brendan offers up his opinions on ten games from his current Top 50 games. Games discussed: 10. Last Will 9. A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game 8. Anachrony 7. Arkham Horror: The Card Game 6. Brass: Lancashire 5. Star Wars: Rebellion 4. Dungeon
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