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Podcast #60: Pet peeves, animal games, Capstone Games (guest: Board Games in a Minute)

Sarah Shah, the speedy host of Board Games in a Minute, slows down just long enough to record a podcast with us. (You can catch her on our Going Analog Quiz Show hot seat, too.) Here are the topics everyone brought to the virtual table:

  1. Christina (host): What are some of your favorite games centered around animals? (2:00)
  2. Shoe (producer): What are your pet peeves when learning or teaching games? (14:51)
  3. Sarah (guest): Capstone Games, the publisher (26:35)

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The board games we discuss on this episode:

Christina’s topic: What are some of your favorite games centered around animals?

  • Everdell
  • Ecos: First Continent
  • Gods Love Dinosaurs
  • Evolution
  • Oceans
  • Endangered
  • Calico
  • Isle of Cats
  • Beez
  • Honey Buzz
  • Aqua Garden
  • Heaven and Ale

Shoe’s topic: What are your pet peeves when learning or teaching games?

  • Innovation
  • The Mind

Sarah's topic: Capstone Games

  • New York Zoo
  • Crystal Palace
  • Terra Mystica
  • Gaia Project
  • The Estates
  • CloudAge
  • Coffee Traders
  • Pipeline
  • Cooper Island
  • Renature 
  • Curious Cargo
  • Watergate
  • Iberian Gauge
  • Ticket to Ride

Final thoughts:

  • Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden
  • Whistle Mountain
  • Sleeping Gods
  • 7th Continent