Category: Leisure:Games

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

Episode 49.2 - Batteries Still Included, Part 2

November 1, 2022

Happy day-after-Halloween!

First off, next month will be EPISODE 50, and we'd love to hear about anything you'd like us to cover in that momentous episode. Whether it's a game or a topic you've always wanted us to cover, or something we're all terribly wrong about, email us and let us know! Or, if you like, record a question or comment, send it to us, and we may include it in the episode!

This month, we conclude our update to Episode 3 with a look at some more recent app-enabled board games. In this episode:

  • Mike and Frank exchange points.
  • Brian complains about his car troubles. (All better now, thanks!)
  • What game does Frank call his "Kingdom Death killer"?
  • A new game from...Restoration Hardware?!?
  • Mike brags about his big, imposing tower.
  • Frank gives us two last-minute additions, even more last-minuter than usual.
  • We discuss the merits of audio narration for story games (e.g., Forteller audio).

More to come next month! 

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