46: Sleeper hits, games to play outside, genres we dislike (guest: Ruel Gaviola)
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Uber content creator Ruel Gaviola (Geek & Sundry plus a million other things) joins us this week to talk about under-the-radar games that need more love, games we can play outside that won't get blown away, genres we don't like (and exceptions to them), and online communities.

Here's a full list of games discussed on the show:

Mike's topic: Games we can play outdoors

  • Heckmeck
  • Pickomino
  • Q.E.
  • Hanabi Deluxe
  • Shobu
  • Backgammon
  • Dominoes
  • Secrets
  • Wavelength
  • Pinnacle
  • Jenga
  • Azul

Shoe's topic: Recent under-the-radar board games

  • The Shipwreck Arcana
  • Deep Vents
  • Oceans
  • Pre-a-Porter
  • London
  • Mechanica
  • Steam Park
  • Brass
  • MonsDRAWsity
  • Telestrations: Upside Drawn
  • Telestrations
  • FUSE
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Stellar
  • Arboretum
  • Little Town
  • Tiny Towns

Ruel's topic: Online gaming communities

  • Wingspan
  • Railways of the World
  • 18XX
  • City of the Big Shoulders
  • Tokaido
  • 7 Wonders
  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • King's Dilemma

Christina's topic: Board game genres we tend to dislike

  • Cthulhu Wars
  • Rising Sun
  • Kemet
  • Eclipse
  • Twilight Imperium
  • The Shipwreck Arcana
  • Werewolf
  • Mafia
  • Poker
  • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  • A Fake Artist Goes to New York
  • Let's Make a Bus Route
  • Kokoro
  • Cartographers
  • Fleet: The Dice Game
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Level 7: Omega Protocol
  • Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Final thoughts

  • The Oracle of Delphi
  • Time's Up
  • Trial by Trolley
  • Carpe Diem
  • Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion
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