It is finally here! The long delayed, penultimate installment of "How not to be a douche" a.k.a. "Boardgame etiquette" is released and this time Georgios looks at those moments, when something fishy appears to be going on. How to respond? And why? And what should you keep in mind to avoid coming across as a grade-A douche?
These trying and unforgiving questions aren't always easy to answer, but luckily there is this slice to guide your way.
Thanks to the slow-grinding cogs of the European justice system, we managed to get Matthew Dunstan to return to our little show, before the restraining order would take effect and we'd have to cease any attempts at contacting him.
The game that we are "interested" in is "Costa Rica", which "Ben" mercilessly grilled "the" designer on. (Also, can somebody tell "how" those quotation "marks" work? I'm not "sure" I really got the "hang" of it.)
In this episode, Ben & Georgios talk about masterpieces of gaming. The boardgames they pick, and the reasons why. At least partly.
A quick stop at the guild lets us marvel at the interior decorating, before talking about your suggestions on how best to teach games (32:10).
Nick Mariner joins us, once more on the road, to add his voice and experience to guiding players into new games (56:26).
And finally, we review Scythe. It's a boardgame. You see.. this is a boardgame podcast.. where we talk about... ah.. forget it. Ben and I both agree that our individual opinions on the game are more accurate than the other person's. So that's something at least.
As we're heavily invested in the social dimension of gaming, it naturally falls into our purview to address the game beyond the game; the rutting time, the pon'farr, the seduction of the other.
To that end, Ben has sought out the minds behind G33dating, which is leet-speak for G-thirty-three-dating*, to talk a little bit about their website, what it offers and why you might want to have a look at it or tell a friend about it.
Alternatively, you could go to the site, sign up, make friends and tell them about it... although that seems somewhat redundant.
* - obviously a Battlestar Galactica reference... duh!
It is a brand new Monday, so it's time for a new episode.
This time Ben & Georgios talk about teaching. Specifically teaching board games. What to avoid and what to keep in mind. Apparently it's more than just the rules. Who knew?
The incomparable Nick Mariner is in it to win it. And he explains why you should be too. So far no mention of Tiger Blood or "WINNING!" has resurfaced. Let's keep it that way!
A quick stop at the guild gets us talking about your responses to feelings in board games. Or the lack thereof.
Finally, we review The Big Book of Madness. One of the big releases at last year's Spiel in Essen, but Iello's unassuming cooperative game seems to have vanished. Is it a hidden gem or a game that deserves to be forgotten?