Category: Leisure:Games

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

Episode 5 - Cooperative Games

December 1, 2018

It's us again! This month, we're working together on some cooperative games, including some obscure oldies, some new surprises, and some hall-of-fame classics (which we TOTALLY didn't forget any of until we were in the middle of recording the episode). As usual, we start with a bit of a ramble about what we've been playing (or at least buying) lately; if you want to skip that, the main topic of the show starts at 18:24.

A few of the fascinating things we learned this episode:

  • We clearly need to record an episode on asymmetrical games soon
  • At least 40% of the podcast team gets "asymmetrical" confused with "asynchronous"
  • Frank uses Gamepedia to organize his ludicrous boardgame collection (though most of us still suspect the mysterious hooded monks)
  • Buddy the Frog was really excited to visit the Family Pastimes HQ
  • Japanese schoolgirls were really excited to play Zombie Tower 3D (there's no sound for the first ~30 seconds of the video, so don't worry)

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