Game Night Tails: Pet-Approved Playtime
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
2w ago
Our furriest, fluffiest and most paw-some episode ever! Discover how pet ownership and board gaming collide and bring together wagging tails with cunning strategies and cardboard boxes become enchanted castles.   Jump to a specific section:   00:00  Game Night Tails: Pet-Approved Playtime 11:34  DIG (2017) 24:41  MLEM: Space Agency (2024) 37:39  Dog Park (2022) 54:12  The Isle of Cats (2019)   Tell us about YOUR favourite board game that feature dogs, cats and other pets. Write to us and tell us about it at escapeintoboardgames@gmail.com   Listen to ..read more
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Games that Flow
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
2M ago
Join Matt and Chris on an exploration into the captivating realm where the joy of board gaming converges with the profound state of 'Flow.'  In this episode we delve into the intricacies of the Flow state, a state of consciousness marked by effortless effort, exhilarating challenges, and the seamless flow of actions. Discover how board games, with their diverse mechanisms and immersive themes, serve as a perfect catalyst for triggering Flow. From the delicate balance of challenges and skills to the intrinsic motivators like curiosity, passion, purpose, autonomy, and mastery, board games o ..read more
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From Page to Play
Escape Into Board Games
by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
4M ago
In this episode of The Escape Into Board Games Podcast, hosts Chris and Matt explore the flourishing landscape of high-quality board games based on Intellectual Properties (I.P.). The duo reflects on the bygone era of lackluster I.P. games and passionately makes a compelling case for being in the Renaissance of Remarkable IP Board Games.  From cinematic adaptations to iconic TV series, they discuss the resurgence of creativity and innovation in translating beloved franchises into engaging board game experiences. The hosts then delve into three standout titles: (all based on books)   ..read more
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Oh, The Places You'll Go
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
5M ago
Join Matt and Chris on a journey through the imaginative landscapes of board gaming!  In this episode we explore how board games can transport you to intellectual spaces within your mind and how these games become vibrant, memorable destinations in your gaming adventures. From bustling cities to serene islands, each game is a doorway to fun, exciting moments and cherished memories.  Tune in for a delightful exploration of the places board games can take you – not just on the board, but in the realms of joy, strategy, and camaraderie.  Jump to a specific section: 00:00   &nb ..read more
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Four Fast Games for Fright Night
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
6M ago
Join hosts Matt and Chris as they dive into the world of board games perfect for a chilly October evening.  Just like the variety of spooky movies that grace our screens during this haunted season, board games offer a diverse range of experiences to match your Halloween vibes. In this episode, we explore some quick games with an array of mechanisms that are sure to keep you entertained while you sip on your pumpkin spiced latte or enjoy some caramel apples.   Jump to a specific section: 00:00  Four Fast Games for Fright Night 03:50 Whirling Witchcraft 15:30 Hit Z Road 31:47 One ..read more
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The Nature of Games
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
8M ago
In this episode Matt and Chris explore board games with a nature theme and in doing so, discover how the nature of games is changing.   Jump to a specific section: 00:00  The Nature of Games 06:30 Parks 24:50 Herbaceous 35:00 Second Summer 43:05 Living Forest   Join our Facebook community:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/escapeintoboardgames Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/escapeintoboardgames/ Send us an email:  escapeintoboardgames@gmail.com   ..read more
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Push Your Luck Games
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
9M ago
Press Your Luck or Push Your Luck can be found in thousands of different board games.  In this episode Chris and Matt talk about just four of them. Exploring from the distilled to the deeply embedded.  There’s plenty of great games that Push Your Luck.   Jump to a specific section: 00:00  Push Your Luck Games 03:31  Can’t Stop 12:14  Celestia 19:40  Ten 27:57  Above and Below Join our Facebook community:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/escapeintoboardgames Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/escapeintoboardgames/ Send us an email:  esca ..read more
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Board Games are Bigger on the Inside
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by Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie
10M ago
Board Games can offer a variety of experiences, challenges and escapes!  Sometimes it's hard to imagine the adventure that awaits inside the small, unsuspecting game box on the shelf. Join Chris and Matt as they explore some of their favourite board games that come in small packages and within that, try to explain how Board Games are Bigger on the Inside. Jump to a specific section: 00:00 Board Games are Bigger on the Inside 05:02 IOTA (2012) 14:39 Tiny Epic Galaxies (2015) 27:53 Mini Rails (2017) 43:48 Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes (2019)   Join our Facebook community&nbs ..read more
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Games That Do The Trick
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by Escape Into Board Games
11M ago
Card Games have been around for centuries and trick-taking games have been around for just as long and yet game designers continue to discover, invent and remix the genre in new and exciting.  In this episode Chris and Matt talk about some trick-taking games they grew up with and then dive into some of the newer games that are keeping the mechanism fresh. Jump to a specific section: 00:00 Games That Do The Trick 07:47 Stick Em 13:49 The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine 22:16 Marshmallow Test 29:05 Cat in the Box Join our Facebook community:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/escapeintob ..read more
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Board Games You Can Play When You Are Lit
Escape Into Board Games
by Escape Into Board Games
1y ago
For those nights when you don't want to learn a new game and everyone is more into "chilling out." These are just some of our games that are *high* on our list of favorite games to play when you're lit. Jump to a specific section: 00:00  Board Games You Can Play When You Are Lit 07:13  Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza 17:12  Rhino Hero 24:35  Dr. Eureka 30:41  Sticky Chameleons 36:51  Junk Art 45:46  Flying Sushi Kitchen Join our Facebook community:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/escapeintoboardgames Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/escapeintoboard ..read more
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