The funny and not-so-funny sides of board gaming.
Some of you are gonna laugh. Some of you are gonna cry. And some of you are just going to claim, "BS." But it's true: We have friends who don't like board games.
We all know a cardboard-challenged pal or three. But that doesn't stop subborn us from trying to get them to sit down and play Ticket to Ride. It's an art -- picking the right game for people who'd rather just (shudder!) hang out and chit-chat without a board in between us. And some people just don't appreciate art.
Joining us to discuss this subject (and others) is guest Christian Kang, a veteran content/video producer in the board game industry. He's one talented dude (check out his videos on the Unsettled and Iron Clays & Spades Kickstarter campaigns, and drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to talk to him about contract work). He wants to know if there is, indeed, a game for everyone. We don't think so, but listen in to hear why.
The full topics list for this episode:
- Mike (editor): Board game movies -- the good, the mostly bad, and which ones we'd like to see
- Christian (guest): Is there a board game for everyone?
- Christina (host): Our funniest board game experiences
- Shoe (producer): Do high-quality board game trailers work?
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Here's a full list of games discussed on the show:
Mike's topic: board game movies
- The Castles of Burgundy
- Pandemic: Legacy
- Settlers of Catan
- One Night Ultimate Werewolf
- T.I.M.E Stories
- Nine Tiles Panic
- Mice & Mystics
- Above & Below
- Near & Far
Christian's topic: Is there really a game for everyone?
- Lost Cities
- The Mind
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Christina's topic: What are your funniest board game experiences?
- Draw Your Own Conclusions
- A Fake Artist Goes to New York
- Head's Up
- Cards Against Humanity
- Hive Mind
Shoe's topic: Are fancy video trailers too fancy? Or are they necessary to stand out?
- Dogs of War
- Imperial 2030
- Cry Havoc
- Nokosu Dice