Category: Leisure:Games

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

Episode 44B - Boss Battlers, Part 2

May 1, 2022

And now, the thrilling conclusion of our Boss Battlers episode. Featuring:

  • Even more games that we've talked about a lot before...but also some new ones!
  • What dramatic moment did The Little Mermaid (the Disney movie) borrow from "The Call of Cthulhu" (the Lovecraft story)?
  • A not-Diablo, a not-Shadow of the Colossus, a not-Zelda, and a game that's ACTUALLY based on a video game.
  • What game was received by Frank's game group like "a five-day-old haddock"?
  • And what may be our most divisive difference of opinion yet, leading to a 20-minute discussion about what each of us really wants out of our story games.

Disagreements aside, we'll be back again next month to talk about even more games - and I promise there won't be nearly as many repeat visitors! In the meantime, maybe you could leave us an iTunes review? We'd also love to have you visit our website and let us know what kinds of games we should discuss next. You're also more than welcome to comment on the episode page, or our Facebook page, or tag @ascentofgames on Twitter - whatever way you prefer to share your opinions with us, we'd love to hear them. As always, we appreciate your listening - stay safe out there!

Intro and outro music is "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under a Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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