Category: Leisure:Games

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

Episode 18 - 2019 Year-End Wrap-Up

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year! As we start 2020, we take some time to look back at our favorite games and gaming-related events, moments, trends, and other stuff.

    • Frank calls an item on Brian's list "the best game ever made"? (At least today.)
    • Jayson shares a story of gamers being excellent to each other (or at least to him).
    • Brian talks about a bunch of stuff, including Dicebreaker and Malifaux Third Edition.
    • Mike (of course) talks about Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Again.

Keep an eye out for some additional content over the next week or two - we each have some honorable mentions for 2019, and we'll also have another interview with Rob Daviau to talk about a very exciting new Kickstarter that will be launching shortly!

As always, we appreciate your listening and would love to hear your comments on any or all of these items, and especially a review on iTunes if you have the time and inclination!

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