Category: Leisure:Games

A monthly podcast dedicated to the history, evolution, present state, and future potential of our favorite board games.

Episode 10 - Deduction Games

May 2, 2019

It's time for Episode 10 of The Ascent of Board Games! But what could our latest topic be? Well, here are a few clues so you can deduce what the episode is about...

  • Steve Allen discussing his years on What's My Line?...
  • ...and a clip from the show in which he encounters his long-time nemesis
  • A great overview (with puzzles!) of the legendary Martin Gardner's column in Scientific American
  • A board game cover that is definitely a product of its time
  • A set of files to help you investigate the mysterious terrorist group called Black Vienna
  • And a game board that hurts Jayson's brain

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