Board Gamers Anonymous is an audio podcast about the tabletop hobby, covering card games, board games, and miniature games and the insane fun we have at the table together. Every two weeks BGA's hosts cover which games are triggering their acquisition disorders, what's been hitting the table, and whether the biggest new release is a buy, a play, or a dodge. The BGA crew strives to talk not only about what makes a game good, but the experiences that these games can give us and why they keep us coming back. As always, we have a seat saved just for you, so join us!
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This week, we're looking at games you might like if you like video games (or more likely, if your stubborn video gaming friends are hesitant to try board games!)
First up, we ask our question of the week, "what one piece of advice would you give to someone brand new to gaming?"
For our acquisition disorders this week Anthony is looking at Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star (and trolling himself in the process), while Chris looks at FINCA - a board game with...fruit!
This week, we're revisiting a classic episode (#85) and looking at games that do especially well in representing female characters.
First up, we look at our question of the week. We asked the listeners what games thoroughly blew away their expectations, and share some of our own big surprises.
Next up, we look at CO2, the revamped edition of the classic Vital Lacerda game, now on Kickstarter in our Acquisition Disorder for the week.
This week's episode is sponsored by Academy Games, whose new game, Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon is on Kickstarter now.
We also want to thank all of our new Patreon backers this week: Finn, Eric, Barry, Suppiluliuma, and Jim.
This week, we have an all new Top 10 list, featuring the best deck building games out there.
What's hot on BGG right now? Join us for our monthly BGG Hotness review. Chris and Anthony delve into the 15 games atop the hotness this week, along with a pair of new reviews and much more.
To kick things off, we asked the listeners for the most important things a FLGS can do to earn their patronage.
In our acquisition disorder this week, Anthony digs into UBOOT and Chris looks at the lighter, but still very pretty new game from Eagle Gryphon Games - The Scarlet Pimpernel.
It's time for another If You Like episode. This week, we're digging into the biggest of them all - Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and six games you might like (at varying weights) if you're a fan of this epic experience.
Before we dive into that, however, we asked our question of the week - your favorite asymmetrical implementation of player powers or starting conditions.
Next up, we dove into our Acquisition Disorders, discussing Everdell and Fields of Arle: Tea & Trade. Then our At the Table reviews for this week, featuring Gaia Project and Dinosaur Island.
It's that time of year again - time for us to run wild with our acquisition disorders and list off 25+ games that we're excited to play in 2018. This year, the list was extra long so we had to do some pruning to make it manageable.
Before we dive into our most anticipated, we asked the listeners what their most anticipated were and the answers were extremely varied. We then dove into our recent plays with reviews of Rajas of the Ganges and Azul.
Finally, we shared the 30 games we're most excited to see in 2018. Check them out:
2017 is finally over and before we look too far into the future for 2018, we wanted to take a moment and review the year that was. This week, Chris and Anthony dive into 2017 in review, including a look at our most anticipated games of last year and how they performed.
First up, we asked the listeners which game they would like to see have a campaign-style expansion added to.
Next up we dive into our acquisition disorders, including Gentes Deluxe and Scythe: Rise of Fenris.
Episode 150! It's a big one for us, so we wanted to do something extra special. Join Chris and Anthony as they revisit and rework the BGA Top 100 games of all time, in a brand new, very-euro heavy list.
Listen to hear if your favorites made it, and where they fell. And if they didn't, let us know which games SHOULD have made it.
A belated Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone out there! We're a day late in getting this week's episode up, but know you'll appreciate having some extra content to listen to mid-week with the holiday break upon us.
Kicking things off this week, we asked you, the listeners, what games they had spent the most hours playing this year.
Next up, we dive into our biggest acquisition disorders of the last couple weeks, including the hotly anticipated digital implementation of Lord of the Rings Card Game and Uwe Rosenberg's newest, Reykholt.
Another year, another batch of amazing board games. Chris and Anthony pored over a huge list of 2017 releases (hundreds, you guys!) and chose 25 games they liked above all the rest as the top releases of the last year - some big names and a handful of hidden gems.
At the top of the list, each of us chose two games to be our best of the best for the year, with a couple of no brainers and some surprises. Check out the full list and our thoughts on each of these amazing games and why 2017 was a pretty good year for board games.