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.
It’s the return of the Board Game Sommelier segment. Brendan explores several themes related to SPRING, suggests films to watch that engage with that theme, and offers board game accompaniments.
Brendan talks about games that use digital assistance and the old VHS game Nightmare. What makes an interactive game like this fun, and how would a new game that worked this way function? World of Yo-Ho Detective: Modern Crime Story Alchemists
Listen to this episode on Spreaker! Springing from a conversation on Board Game Geek about how to get your partner to play more games, Brendan talks about gaming with your partner, whether they want to game or not. The thread