Negotiation is a skill. In some cases it is even an art. Negotiation in board games on the other hand is something of an unanswered question mark. Today's lecture will touch upon how board games incorporate negotiation and how to recognise it.
(There is also mention of the best negotiation game currently on the market. And it's probably not the one you're thinking of right now.)
We are leaping headfirst into the unknown... like that Assassin's Creed guy Fassbender... and boldly throw out episode 34 of this fancy podcast. This time Ben & I talk about conflict in board games. Inevitable and ubiquitous as it may seem, there is still something about being at cross purposes that is cause for friction and unease. So why not bring it out into the open?
Then T.C. Petty III voices his unique take on dominance in Deep Design, touching on the Prisoner's Dilemma and how to deal with dominant strategies (35:35).
A short commercial break for our sponsor yolo-games.com (47:47).
We then return to the guild (48:44) and it has been quite busy in our absence. Ben asked if professionalism in board games is a good or bad thing, and the replies have been as enlightening as ever.
Another short commercial break for our sponsor Spielpro.com (1:09:07).
The ever eloquent Nick Mariner speaks as The Boardgame Professor and delights, excites and educumirificates for your and all our betterment (1:10:42). And more importantly draws his blinding analytical gaze to Penny Press.
And finally we review Kreo (or Kreus) by Cooi Mini or Not & Sweet Games. A cooperative card game that may run the risk of being overlooked in the oncoming deluge of heavy hitters. Does it deserve a closer look? We know and we aren't telling!
Alright... maybe we are telling.
In this week's slice, Ben makes with the speaky-speaky using the wordsy-smordsy and asks himself: what is the point of gaming?
The new year brings minute differences... so let's not dwell on what has been but instead on what awaits you, dear listener, in this fancy new episode.
We open up on a spirited (if most likely alarmingly ignorant) discussion on the amateurist nature of the board gaming industry. Does it exist? Is it good? Is it bad? What is a sentence construction?
We remind you of our sponsor spiel-pro.com and all the great things they offer.
Our sojourn at the guild is tragically cut short.
Then we offer a few words for our sponsor yolo-games.com.
Nick Mariner, he of laconic intonation, unveils his new segment "The Boardgame Professor" in which he fixes his edumucationalary gaze on "Lewis & Clark".
Our review game is the drinking extravaganza Raise Your Goblets.
For ease of consumption Georgios' short message is now also available as its own entry on the feed.