Mythos Busters
Mythos Busters
Oct 15, 2018
Mythos Busters Ep. 046: Markham Horror
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The full crew is on today as we discuss weaknesses! From the the best (Indebted) to the worst (Overzealous) and everything in between. The hosts also have a divisive discussion on a particular investigator weakness. Which one is it? Listen in to find out!

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Gil Hova and Emma Larkins
Ludology 242 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Emma, Gil, and Scott discuss winning in games. What defines winning in a game, and what are the different ways games can handle it? Also, Emma shares a Big Announcement with us. SHOW NOTES 2m44s: Type 1 - One winner, everyone else loses: Catan, Terra Mystica, Terraforming Mars 3m47s: Type 1a - Conditional win: Dune, Red November, Mission Catastrophe, Glory to Rome 6m48s: Vast, COIN (Counter-Insurgency) games 6m56s: Type 2 - One loser, everyone else wins: Jenga, Cockroach Poker, Kackel Dackel (which Gil mispronounced, and which was published in the US as Doggie Doo), Don't Wake Daddy, Bimbado/Packesel/The Last Straw (the game mentioned about loading a donkey), Pie Face, Perfection. The balloon game Scott describes is likely Bumm Bumm Ballon, known in the US as Boom Boom Balloon. 8m40s: Gil is using the term "atom" here as defined in the book Characteristics of Games, defined as "satisfying chunks of play shorter than a full game." 9m09s: Type 3 - Co-op games: Pandemic, Lord of the Rings, the Forbidden games, Quirky Circuits 10m15s: CO2 12m05s: We discuss meaning in games, beyond simple "fun," in Ludology 201 - Are We Having Fun Yet? 12m30s: This War of Mine 12m43s: Type 4 - Semi-coop games: Hellapagos, We're Doomed 13m52s: Coup, Werewolf/Mafia 14m41s: The Resistance, Werewolf, Codenames 15m17s: Type 4a - "Variable Coopability" (thanks Emma!) - Dead of Winter, Who Goes There 15m42s: Geoff discussed this in GameTek Classic 129 - Semi Coop Tournaments. 17m06s: Type 5 - Individual wins/losses 18m38s: Fog of Love. You can hear more from Fog of Love designer Jacob Jaskov in Ludology 194 - Lifting the Fog. 19m52s: The Crossroads mechanism forces players to make choices related to the narrative of the game, and delivers consequences based on those choices. Note that Gil is using "Crossroads" casually here, as only Plaid Hat Games can officially release Crossroads games. 20m46s: Emma's storytelling game ...and then we died. 21m08s: Type 6 - Improvement/Personal Best: Scrabble, Bupkis 23m14s: The Board Game Stats app, Fantasy Realms 24m02s: Cribbage 24m42s: More info about the Donkey Kong high score competition. The board game Take it Easy. 29m00s: Bennett Foddy's GDC talk Making It Matter, where he discusses how eSports can emulate real sports. Also, Gil's communication tool for board games, Check-In Cards. 32m13s: Geoff and Mike discussed legacy games with Matt Leacock in Ludology 121 - Pandemonium. 33m16s: Type 7 - Personal Experience. The chess-themed TV drama The Queen's Gambit. 43m55s: King Me, Cole Wehrle's GDC talk on kingmaking. Also, Cole's game Root. Cole is a friend of the show and has been on a couple of times, most recently on Ludology 222 - Johnny Fairplay. 48m06s: T.I.M.E Stories 54m28s: Another shout-out for Characteristics of Games. Here's Gil's Game Design 101 talk. 57m56s: The board games Dungeonquest and Kingdom Death: Monster. The video games Super Meat Boy and Dark Souls. 59m37s: The video game Hades. 1h03m52s: Check out Errol Elumir's 13 Rules for Escape Room Puzzle Design. 1h05m44s: Scott's book Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design. 1h06m54s: Betrayal: Legacy 1h07m54s: The video game Among Us, and the board games Nemesis and Zombicide. 1h10m23s: You can hear more about player psychographic profiles in Ludology 165 - Fowerian Slip.
1 hr 13 min
Board Game Barrage
Board Game Barrage
Board Game Barrage
#157: Top 50 Games of All-Time 2020: 20-11
We're moving into the terrible teens of the Board Game Barrage Top 50 Games of All Time. I learned all I know about American teenagers from TV, so I assume this is where all the sex and drugs come in. Let's get to it then, forty (roughly) more games that we simply adore. As the list goes on, they only get better and better. That is, after all, the premise. 01:46 - Kellen #29 (Correction) - A Fake Artist Goes to New York 05:01 - Kellen #20 - Ingenious 08:06 - Mark #20 - Cthulhu Wars 11:27 - Neilan #20 - Blue Lagoon 15:01 - Christina #20 - Food Chain Magnate 18:47 - Kellen #19 - Genoa 23:26 - Mark #19 - Archipelago 25:53 - Neilan #19 - Dominion 28:51 - Christina #19 - Taj Mahal 32:32 - Kellen #18 - I'm the Boss! 36:33 - Mark #18 - Tigris & Euphrates 28:55 - Neilan #18 - Taj Mahal 39:44 - Christina #18 - Mezo 45:23 - Kellen #17 - The Game 47:16 - Mark #17 - Dominant Species 49:48 - Neilan #17 - Alchemists 52:31 - Christina #17 - Babylonia 56:50 - Kellen #16 - Telestrations 59:08 - Mark #16 - 1846: The Race for the Midwest 01:00:56 - Neilan #16 - Rising Sun 01:04:59 - Christina #16 - Castles of Burgundy 01:08:30 - Kellen #15 - Decrypto 01:11:43 - Mark #15 - Barrage 01:14:26 - Neilan #15 - Exit: The Game 01:16:30 - Christina #15 - The Quest for El Dorado 01:18:05 - Kellen #14 - Omen: A Reign of War 01:20:07 - Mark #14 - Lancaster 01:21:53 - Neilan #14 - Inis 01:25:31 - Christina #14 - Hanabi 01:27:10 - Kellen #13 - Glory to Rome 01:29:43 - Mark #13 - True Colors 01:31:26 - Neilan #13 - Watson & Holmes 01:33:19 - Christina #13 - SiXeS 01:35:12 - Kellen #12 - Hansa Teutonica 01:36:33 - Mark #12 - Francis Drake 01:38:23 - Neilan #12 - Cthulhu Wars 01:39:36 - Christina #12 - Telestrations 01:39:57 - Kellen #11 - Diplomacy 01:42:19 - Mark #11 - Bus 01:43:54 - Neilan #11 - Scythe 01:45:37 - Christina #11 - Kemet
1 hr 53 min
So Very Wrong About Games
So Very Wrong About Games
Mike Walker & Mark Bigney
#153: Tungaru
Board Game Arena gets more and more of our gaming time, what with its snappy interface and minimal system requirements. The sound effects, though, are controversial. The community seems divided on whether the whooshes are pleasing or distracting, and whether the knock-knock-knock sound is charming or nerve-wracking. We have heard the noise accused of being evocative of imminent swatting, which seems excessive but potentially horrifying. Games Played Last Week: 01:07 -The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (Thomas Sing, KOSMOS, 2019) 05:23 -MicroMacro: Crime City (Johannes Sich, Pegasus Spiele, 2020) 08:26 -Flick Wars (Shaun Austin & Andrew Tullsen, Breaking Games, 2019) 10:46 -No Thanks! (Thorsten Gimmler, AMIGI, 2005) 10:52 -Paris Connection (John Bohrer, Queen Games, 2010) 11:42 -Nippon (Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro & Paulo Soledade, What's Your Game?, 2015) 16:30 -Carnegie (Xavier Georges, Quined Games, 2021) 18:43 -A Billion Suns: Interstellar Fleet Battles (Mike Hutchinson, Osprey Games, 2021) 24:33 -Hallertau (Uwe Rosenberg, Lookout Games, 2020) 31:03 -Guards of Atlantis II: Tabletop MOBA (Artyom Nichipurov, Wolff Designa, 2021) 34:00 -Food Chain Magnate (Jeroen Doumen & Joris Wiersinga, Splotter, 2015) 35:38 -Yokohama (Hisashi Hayashi, Tasty Minstrel Games, 2016) 36:18 -Underwater Cities (Vladimír Suchý, Rio Grande Games, 2018) News (and why it doesn't matter): 37:25 Dune: House Secrets--Detective Dune? 37:52 Ultimate Railroads: Russian, German, American, and Asian 39:10 Sagrada Legacy?! 39:42 Equinox from Reiner Knizia 40:36 Funagain CEO steps down after sexist harrassment 43:07 Feature Game: Tungaru (Louis Malz & Stefan Malz, Alley Cat Games, 2020)
1 hr 6 min
The Board Game BBQ Podcast
The Board Game BBQ Podcast
Board Game BBQ
Episode 71: Palm Island, Aquatica, Marvel Champions
Episode 71: Palm Island, Aquatica, Marvel Champions Sizzling Games: Palm Island (2:43), Aquatica (12:06), Marvel Champions (21:19) Topic of the Pod: Asking about games on our BGG lists (31:09) Slow cooked games: (1:07:18) Swear an Oath: (1:18:03) **SPONSORS** Thanks to Advent Games for sponsoring this episode. Advent Games ( are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games. **PATREON** Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned over the next 12 months. Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. The Patreon is simply a way for you to continue to support the Board Game BBQ Podcast and help us cover the ongoing costs that come with producing two 90min episodes a week. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page. 2020 has been a massive year for the podcast, and we can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2021. Thanks again for all of your continued support. We are so lucky to have such a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: **BOARDGAMEBBQ.COM** Head on over to the Board Game BBQ website for links to previous episodes, more information on all of the games mentioned, and upcoming events. **JOIN OUR DISCORD!** The BGBBQ now has a Discord Channel. Want to join the community and chat with the team and other listeners about your favourite hobby? Like to get updates when our podcasts are released, and get exclusive content? Need a place you can chat with other players while you're playing your own online games, overlooking for some like-minded gamers to play online with? Well, here's your invite: **FACEBOOK COMMUNITY** Why not join The Board Game BBQ Community page on Facebook. It's a place where everyone can post about their games, write reviews, engage with the community, and support each other. Regardless of if you are a casual gamer, a designer, an artist, a content creator - everyone is welcome! **INSTAGRAM** Follow us on Instagram to be notified when a new episode drops, or when our Discord events are happening. And don't forget to use #oathfulfilled when you finally get a game off your shelf of shame. --- Join in the conversation on our Facebook on Instagram pages, or drop us a line at If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving a short review on your podcast app of choice. Your feedback will help us improve the podcast, and we might even read your review out on the show!
1 hr 39 min
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