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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Only one week to Gen Con! That means it's time to run down some of the hottest games everyone's talking about, plus lots of reviews of our recent plays from Origins.
To kick things off, we chat about the recently announced Spiel des Jahres winners - Azul, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, and Dragon's Breath.
Then we read listener answers to our question of the week, which asked, "What criteria do you use when/if culling your board game collection?" - a spot on question for convention season.
In the grand tradition of the (relatively new) cinematic universe, this week we're looking at our favorite board game universes. Join Chris and Anthony as they delve into several different universes that have expanded with shared rules, components, and characters.
We start by asking the listeners about some of their favorites, then dive into Acquisition Disorders. Anthony talks about Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, currently on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at the newest from Next Move Games (Plan B): Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra.
This week, Anthony and Chris delve into the heaviest of the heavy, sharing the top 10 games they love when it's time to get crunchy.
To kick things off, we ask the BGA listeners our question of the week, What 80's IP would you like to see next get a board game reimagining? And there are some great ideas we would absolutely pay money for.
For our acquisition disorders, Anthony delves into the newest Stefan Feld game coming out this fall with Forum Trajanam, and Chris looks at the newest plastic-fest from CMON - Cthulhu: Death May Die.
With the recent release of Century: Eastern Wonders, new attention is being paid to the gateway series of games from Plan B Games and Emerson Matsuuchi. To celebrate, this week we're looking at six games you might like if you already like Spice Road, the first entry in the series.
Before we dive into that, we talk about gaming guilty pleasures in our question of the week - some of the games we play and love regardless of BGG rating.
Another year down, and another Origins Game Fair attended. Join Anthony and Chris as they run through some of the numbers, the stuff we enjoyed the most, and the games that stood out during the 5 day con.
Convention season is here! So to help you have the best time possible at any cons you might attend this summer or into the fall, we've collected advice from our listeners on how to have a great con.
To kick things off this week, thank you to Kyle - our newest Patreon backer!
For our acquisition disorders this week, Anthony discusses Neta-Tanka on Kickstarter now and Chris looks at Heroes of Terinnoth - a new take on the Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game formula that was so short lived.
It's time for another bracket!
This time around, Anthony and Chris are delving into the top 32 sci fi board games out there, whittling them down in our World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games.
We've created eight pools of four games each. We selected two games from each pool (with the help of the dreaded die!) and then ran them through a single elimination tournament of sixteen games to find the winner.
Listen to find out which game came out on top, and to hear which of our listeners came out on top with their picks in our World Cup contest.
Convention season has started!
Anthony and Chris kick off the season of many cons with their rundown of the games they are most looking forward to seeing this summer. Is the list complete? Probably not, but we're excited for every game on it.
Before we kick things off, make sure to enter our World Cup of Sci Fi Games contest, ending on June 9th. You can find more information here.
It's the end of May, and that means time to look back at the hotness for this month and why some games have jumped into the limelight (and others remain).
First up this week, we're talking about our World Cup contest for Sci Fi games, coming up in 2 weeks. You can enter the contest here for a chance to win a free sci fi board game.
Don't miss out on our new contest for June! We're running a 2018 World Cup contest for best sci fi games and you can win a game! Check it out here:
This week on BGA, we're looking at the slew of award nominations that were announced the last two weeks, including Origins Games Awards, Dice Tower Awards, and Spiel des Jahres.