Talking Across the Game Board podcast

Talking Across the Game Board podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode 80 - Finale
February 16, 2021

This is it, the final episode of Talking Across the Game Board. We have a look back at the history (briefly) of the shows on the network. We also give a behind the scenes look - what do we use to edit the audiofiles? How do we record remotely? How do...

Episode 78 - Relaxing Games
January 19, 2021

This week Dean and Graeme discuss gaming as relaxation. Can we play games to relax or is there always some level of stress in games? What would make a game relaxing? Are there certain genres of games that are more relaxing? We then look at our Top 5...

Episode 79 - Light Games
January 05, 2021

This week Dean and Graeme have a look at light games. How do we classify light games? Can you have a long light game? What about a simple rule set but lots to think about? Do we look down our noses at light games? We then do our Top 5 Light Games...

Episode 77 - 2020 in Review
January 05, 2021

We look back at 2020, and look at the games we never got a chance to play. We also have a discussion on older games in general. Do we only look at the New Releases section or do we have a list of older games we always keep an eye out for? If we miss a...

Episode 76 - Deluxe Editions
December 22, 2020

This week Graeme had some sticker shock while looking at games! We look at deluxe editions - do we buy them? Do we want them? How much is too much? Given the option, would we get a Deluxe edition or a normal edition? Top 5 Games We Want As A Deluxe...

Episode 75 - Stuck in Time
December 08, 2020

Only a few episodes left of the Podcast, please make sure you send in any questions/comments for the finale ASAP! This week Dean and I look at games that are Stuck in Time - that is games that have a strong connection to the time period in which they...

Episode 74 - Disappointing Games
November 24, 2020

This week Dean and Graeme talk about disappointments. What would cause our disappointment in a game? Hype? Designer Expectations? Recommendations? Have gotten wise in our old age and can avoid disappointments? We then do our Top 5 Games We Wanted to...

Episode 73 - BGG Top 100 Unplayed
November 10, 2020

This week we look at the BGG Top 100 games - and specifically the ones we have not played. How many do you need to play to get your "gamer" badge? Is there a need to play them? What about genres you like - should you try those from the top 100? We...

Episode 72 - Essen Spiel 2020
October 27, 2020

It's that time of year! Essen Spiel just finished where publishers show off shiny new games. In our yearly tradition we look back at the 10 games we picked from last year's Essen Spiel to see if we've played them and what we thought of them. Then we...

Episode 71 - Large Publishers
October 13, 2020

This week we look at large publishers. Do we seek out large publishers? Do we trust the games they put out? Are we more willing to take a chance on an unknown game from them? Are their brands diluted? We then do our pick from 5 large publishers.