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Ep 10 – What’s Your worst?

In Episode 10 we spend a lot of time chatting about some of our favourites games. I’m looking at you Raiders of the North Sea. I introduce Steve to geekgroup.app a web app that links to your BGG (Board Game Geek) account and visualizes your collection data in so many fun ways. This leads us to discover what is considered the worst games in our collections based on the BGG ranking system. Of course, being the lowest-ranked may not actually make them the worst.

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Episode 8: Story Telling

In this episode we chat about how board games tell stories. Designers have a lot of tools to work with when attempting to weave a story into their game. The components, the artwork, the mechanics and of course, the actual written narrative are all ways to convey a story to players.

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Ep 7 House Rules

Steve and I got together again to talk about board games. Surprised? This time we decided to get in on the house-rules conversation. Everybody gets around to this topic eventually so why not? Naturally, you can’t talk about house-rules without the nod to the hot mess that is Monopoly.

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Ep 6: Theme, A Conversation

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.

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Ep 5: Signs of Madness

The tentacled appendages of the Old Ones are far reaching having influenced almost every style of board game. From dungeon crawlers and dice chuckers to word games and co-ops. In our most recent episode, which is months old now, we take a deep dive into some Lovecraftian inspired board games.

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EP 4: The Gateway Episode

In this episode, we talk about what our personal gateway games were and what else the term might mean to us. We talk about how one person’s gateway game might be another person’s slamming door. And how some games that may not be thought of as gateway games might be the spark others need to get into the hobby.

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In-Between Round 3

With Dave away, visiting the mystical, magical island of Newfoundland, this episode of the In-Between has Mitch and I doubling down on our chatter in order to fill the Dave sized gap. Which means, if math can be trusted at all, we go a little overboard.

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Episode 3: Thunderstone Quest

In our third episode of Everyday Meeple Steve leads us in a conversation about what Thunderstone has meant to him, and to us, and how Thunderstone Quest has changed the game, as it were.

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