After a bit of a hiatus, we return with a rambling conversation about Theme and the language we use to describe board games. We talk about how the word "theme" is often used as a catch-all term for board games and how, as board games evolve with more complex stories and gameplay, the term doesn't quite work as well anymore. We talk about how it may be beneficial to discuss board games with a broader vocabulary the way movies and literature are discussed.
AEG has announced an updated Premium Edition of Valley of the Kings launching on April 2. Valley of the Kings is an Egyptian themed set collection, deck builder by Tom Cleaver that was originally published in 2014 with 2 standalone expansions following it (Afterlife – 2015 and Last Rights – 2016). The game is a constant flow of new cards and combos as you have to move the cards from your deck into your Tomb in order to score them at the end of the game.