Ambie and Crystal discuss Ora et Labora and On Tour. We then talk about why we play board games (and why we might not want to play board games).
Recent Games: 2:28
Why Game: 11:21
Not Really Bloopers: 24:40
The Castles of Burgundy: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84876/castles-burgundy
Ambie and Crystal discuss Ora et Labora and On Tour. We then highlight some games and people in the gaming community that are in the LGBT community.
Recent Games: 1:29
Ora et Labora: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70149/ora-et-labora
On Tour: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/251412/tour
People/content mentioned (for links, see our full show notes at http://www.boardgameblitz.com/posts/203):
Designers: Isaac Vega, Nikki Valens, Morgane Gouyon-Rety, Rachel (Bowen) Simmons, Alice Davis, Aaron Vanderbeek, Talen Lee, Bez Shahriari, Peter Hayward
Podcasts/Blogs/Videos: Board Games In Bed, The Game Shelf, Danny and Derek Do Board Games, Geeky Gaymer Guy, BeBold Games, Story Board Gamer, Open Seat Gaming, Men on Board, Cloak and Meeple, Ava Foxfort from SU&SD, Katie's Game Corner
Other: Rebecca Ruhlman, A Seat at the Table
Ambie and Crystal discuss Fickle, Animal Upon Animal, Battle Dome, and Race For The Galaxy. We then talk about some of the different board gaming awards this summer, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'prestigious.'
Recent Games: 0:47
Board Game Etymology - 'Prestigious': 27:43
Animal Upon Animal: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17329/animal-upon-animal
Battle Dome: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6112/battle-dome
Race for the Galaxy: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28143/race-galaxy
Ambie interviews Josh Starr, the creator of Grand Trunk Games, a new publishing company dedicated to making 18xx games more available, affordable, and approachable.
Grand Trunk Games: https://www.grandtrunkgames.com/
Ambie makes an escape room podcast for Crystal and Cassadi to celebrate the three year anniversary of Board Game Blitz!
Intro Banter: 0:43
Escape Room: 3:12
Catching up with Cassadi: 33:19
Suppelmental item for the escape room: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JVoKqLlp4L-6zLg5nh9s4k9xlzM74p7S7u9C6lwB8_M/edit?usp=sharing
Check out Escape This Podcast for more escape room podcasts: http://www.escapethispodcast.com/
Ambie and Crystal discuss Pandemic Legacy Season 2 and T.I.M.E. Stories: Madame. We then talk about box size in games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'experience.'
Recent Games: 1:54
Box Size: 11:34
Board Game Etymology - 'Experience': 27:10
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221107/pandemic-legacy-season-2
T.I.M.E Stories: Madame: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266217/time-stories-madame
Ambie and Crystal discuss 1828. We then talk about the top 100 games on BGG compared to a few years ago.
Recent Games: 0:47
BGG Top 100: 10:52
Ambie and Crystal discuss Bandido and Just One. We then talk about games that make us calm and relaxed, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'calm.'
NOTE: There were some problems with Crystal's mic, so sorry for the audio.
Recent Games: 1:43
Chill Games: 9:27
Board Game Etymology - 'Calm': 21:56
Just One: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/254640/just-one
Ambie and Crystal discuss 18MEX and Heroes of Land, Air & Sea. We then list off our top 5 favorite games with boring themes, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'travel.'
Recent Games: 4:37
Top 5 Games With Boring Themes: 12:03
Board Game Etymology - 'Travel': 28:13
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/198830/heroes-land-air-sea