Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 67: Cult of the New, Old, FOMO and Deep Diving Games
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by Royce Calverley
6M ago
Aaron has a game group where the host chooses the games and he's noticed some people love to play new games and others only want to play games they already know and love.  Which category do you fall into?  If you're cult of the new, why?  What is it about the new hotness that makes you turn your back on your beloved favourites?  What's the high we're all searching for in board games?   Plus we talk about some recent plays, we look at the history of Petersen Games, and Royce tries to tempt Aaron with some games he thinks Aaron will love...to mixed success ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 66: Can't we all just get along? Let's Cooperate!
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by Royce Calverley
1y ago
After a longer than expected delay, we have episode 66!   In this episode Royce and Aaron talk about co-op games.  Historically we haven't been fans, but that doesn't mean we can't talk all about them.  What works?  Why?  What doesn't?  How can we fix it?  Plus our favourite co-op games. Finally we end with our TOP 3 IP or themes that would make great co-op games ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode Episode 64: What the heck do the BGG rankings mean anyway?!?
Definitely a Board Game Podcast
by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Welcome to Episode 64, and a return to our usual format.   In this episode Aaron and I discuss the Board Game Geek rankings.  What does it mean to be ranked number one?  How are the rankings determined?  And of course, what are the TOP 3 games ranked 3000 or higher? Plus our usual Quick Thoughts, News and More ..read more
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Episode 63: The Settlers of Catan, THE NOVEL!
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by Royce Calverley
1y ago
In this episode Royce is joined by Liam, and we throw the usual format out of the window.  Instead, we do a deep dive book report on the novelization of Settlers of Catan.   Is this giant tome of a book worth hunting down a copy?  Is this the pinnacle of game fiction? Or a waste of several trees?  Let's find out together ..read more
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Episode 61: Definitely A Board Game Podcast Express! Returning to Warhammer 40k!
Definitely a Board Game Podcast
by Royce Calverley
1y ago
In a special express episode, Royce talks about going back to a time in his life when he was obsessed with just one game instead of every game.  Warhammer 40k.   What is it like to return to a lifestyle game after over 10 years.  Can any game hold up to that kind of pressure?   ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 60: The Best of 2022!
Definitely a Board Game Podcast
by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Royce and Aaron talk about their 12 best games of 2022!  Why 12?  Because we thought it was 2012 and that it made sense...until we realized it didn't, but by then it was too late so we just went with it.   Plus we look at how Magic the Gathering is tanking the stock market, and a few of our recent quick plays. It's our end of the year episode ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 59: A Picture is worth a 1000 words of a podcast
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by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Welcome Henk Rolleman, arguably the best professional board game photographer in the world.  Henk has been working as a board game photographer for almost 2 decades, he's been the official photographer for Essen Spiel, is the photo editor for two board game magazines, and I guarantee you've seen his work. Henk joins Royce to talk about everything board game photography, as well as to give quick thoughts on Heat: Pedal to the Metal, Splendor Duel, Flamecraft, and World Splitters. We talk about the growing use of AI art in board games, and end with our TOP 3 most photogenic games. &n ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 58: A Store by any Other Name
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by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Welcome to Episode 58: A Store by any other name! Aaron's back again to talk about what makes a game store great!  What do we look for in a store?  What turns us off a store?  We even rank some of our best local stores. In Quick thoughts we talk about Dune Imperium, Imagineers, Point Salad: Eevee Edition, and Ono99. We discuss the new arrangement between Hasbro and Renegade Games.  What classic Hasbro games are being produced and distributed by Renegade? And finally a TOP 3, the best names for a Board Game Store (real or imagined ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 57: There's a New Mill in Town!
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by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Welcome Daniel Newman and Tony Miller of New Mill Industries! Royce, Daniel and Tony talk about everything gaming!   In new to the collection we look at potential spiel winner Duos, kid's legacy game Zombie Kids, and the story driven Almanac: The Dragon Road. The news is all about a recent kickstarter scandal, and what happens when someone copies someone else's game?  How does it affect future playtesting, production and sales? In the Main Event, we take a closer look at the Punk Rock publishing company New Mill Industries!  New Mill is the new kid on the block and they're d ..read more
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Definitely a Board Game Podcast Episode 56: Party all the time!
Definitely a Board Game Podcast
by Royce Calverley
1y ago
Let's Party!  What makes a party game?  What's a good party game, or a not-so-good party game? Aaron is back!  And we're talking party games. But first our quick thoughts on Mining Colony, New York Zoo, and Star Trek Missions. In the news we talk about some fundamental shifts that seem to be happening at Games Workshop, and Aaron shows off some of his newest aquisitions. Finally our TOP 3 Party games that can be played with everyone from the most experienced gamer to your non-gaming family. And did I mention Aaron!  Definitely a great episode ..read more
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