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Podcast #92: Best "X meets Y" games, roll & writes, and road-trip games (guest: Peter C. Hayward)

Our favorite blue-bearded indie game designer Peter C. Hayward talks about his favorite games for the road (or for Disneyland lines)...and how he makes them physical games.

We're definitely in Camp Moar Roll 'n' Writes, and since you can download the fantastic and completely free Sunshine City from Coffee Bean Games, we invited designer Peter C. Hayward back to our podcast to talk some of our favorite lighter and heavier games in that genre. Shoe tries to articulate the idea of "hybrid" games of multiple ideas coming together to form one new product, and we discover Peter's complete fascination and almost encyclopedic knowledge of games you can play in a car.

Plus, Peter reveals details about the upcoming Sunshine City Kickstarter and an upcoming game to be published by BoardGameTables.com called Fiction!

Topics this episode:

  • Christina (host): Favorite lighter and heavier roll-and-writes (16:35)
  • Shoe (producer): "X meets Y" games (35:41)
  • Peter (guest): Games for road trips or Disneyland lines (47:31)

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Games mentioned this episode:


  • That Time You Killed Me
  • Village Pillage
  • French Toast
  • The Lady and the Tiger
  • Scuttle!
  • Sunshine City
  • Fiction
  • Q.E.
  • On Tour
  • Kemet: Blood and Sand
  • Stay Cool
  • The Mind
  • Silk
  • Art Decko
  • Promenade
  • Modern Art

Christina's topic: Fave lighter and heavier roll-and-writes

  • Three Sisters
  • Rajas of the Ganges: The Dice Charmers
  • Rajas of the Ganges
  • Ark Nova
  • Fleet: The Dice Game
  • Welcome To...
  • On Tour
  • Motor City
  • Trails of Tucana
  • Cartographers
  • Silver and Gold
  • Dinosaur Island: Rawr 'n Write
  • Merchants of Magick

Shoe's topic: "Hybrid" games

  • Letter Jam
  • Hanabi
  • Codenames
  • Decrypto
  • A Fake Artist Goes to New York
  • Insider
  • Werewords
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Paperback
  • Hardback
  • Tyrants of the Underdark
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Empires

Peter's topic: Car games

  • Yahtzee
  • French Toast
  • Seven Films
  • Tapple
  • Blockbuster
  • Time's Up
  • Cows
  • Mau
  • Meow
  • Zendo