Gather 'round, PIPL!
It is the very last release of 2016 and we still have a few things to tick off of our "to do"-list. (Sadly, Ryan Gosling still won't return our calls, so no change on that front.)
Instead we look giddily at the very best games that 2016 had to offer, and then pick the very best of those. Just because lists are a great talking piece at our New Year's eve party, and arguing about our choices just tells you everything you need to know about us as people.
We also drop by the guild and talk about what YOU look forward to in 2017.
And we reveal the winners, and grand winner of our What's Your Game competition. The video of which can be found on our facebook page, and the highlights can be listened to in here.
Finally, if you want to look up our specific best-of-the-year picks, here is a handy list of links:
And with that we say goodbye dumpster fire and hello 2017!
A little Christmas poem to make the festivities just a little bit gamier.
Never one to dabble in self-awareness, the end of the etiquette series makes way for a new series in which spurious insights are laid out with the conviction of a man who has not yet realised he is four drinks past his limit.
Today... trading in board games. And how it inevitably fails.
(Hint: there's a tiny chance it might actually be about something else, though.)
Gather round everybody, the festive season is in full swing and we here at Perfect Information are happy to talk about the ostensibly happiest time of the year.
03:00 - In an attempt to bring together board games and Christmas in as awkward a way as possible, we wonder: how can we make board games embody Christmas values and ideals. Like getting drunk on eggnog and arguing with your racist uncle about everything that went wrong with Cuba.
36:10 - T.C. Petty III swings his stick of knowledge and delivers a stunning lecture on the history of dice in Deep Design.
48:19 - A few words for our sponsor Spielpro.com
50:24 - The long-awaited return to the guild sees us reminisce about your formative gaming memories.
01:09:55 - A few more words for our sponsor Yolo-Games.com
01:11:39 - The rightfully lauded and revered Dr. Nick Mariner lays out his wishlist for Christmas.
01:22:12 - This week's review sees Ben & I tackle the things we're most capable of handling: Crisis.
01:48:40 - Finally, we unveil the Perfect Information Christmas Buying Guide. A not-to-be-missed help to maneuver the notoriously overwhelming and excessive holiday season like a board gamer should.
Once more we return to Ben's cabin in the woods. This time he is joined by a man who's more intricately linked with the American West in board games than John Wayne.
Making a big splash - or rather a tightly wound engine that propelled him forward - with Lewis & Clark, he has a few things to say in the inimitable way that only a French accent can. The development history of Lewis & Clark gets unpacked over a steaming glass of virtual Glühwein and you are more than welcome to join.