Episode 155: Brendan shares some of his experience of playing lots of games with a large group. Buckle in for the ride.
Brendan shares his thinking about bringing games to a game group when he doesn’t know the size of the group, the hobby-level of the group, or the style of play they prefer. Games I brought: Two Rooms and a Boom
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 board games with weird themes and thinks aloud about a few themes that have potential. Notes: Hamilton song clip, “Guns and Ships” The Prodigal’s Club Ladies and Gentlemen Titanic: The Board Game The Sinking of the Titanic
Brendan is preparing for an academic conference and thinking about what games he’ll bring to game night. What games would you bring for a group of academics who may or may not have played any hobby board games? Happy Salmon
Brendan has volunteered to serve as a guide for some newbies coming into the hobby. He reflects on the upcoming task. Games mentioned: Mysterium Sonar Kingdom Builder Happy Salmon Ladies and Gentlemen Listen below or download the audio file: Introducing the