39: Classic games, culling games, and conventions (guests: Board Game Spotlight)
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How do we pick which board games to cull when we move? What is gaming life like in the military? What's considered a classic nowadays? And what's our ideal convention experience -- deadly viruses aside, that is?

Lizzy Funkhouser (Board Game Spotlight) and Derek Funkhouser (Skybound Games) join us to discuss!

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


  • Medium
  • Q.E.
  • The Walking Dead: Something to Fear
  • Herbaceous Sprouts

Derek's topic: What makes an evergreen or classic board game?

  • Axis & Allies
  • Azul
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Dominion
  • Settlers of Catan
  • 7 Wonders
  • Risk
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Nemesis
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Twilight Struggle
  • The Castles of Burgundy
  • Viticulture
  • Architects of the West Kingdom
  • Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Tidal Blades
  • Gloomhaven
  • Blood Rage
  • Carcassonne
  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble
  • The Game of Life
  • El Grande
  • Wingspan

Christina's topic: What's your ideal convention experience?

  • MetroX
  • The Taverns of Tiefenthal

Lizzy's topic: How do you decide which games to cull or keep?

  • Azul: Summer Pavilion
  • Herbaceous
  • Mombasa
  • Gears of War: The Board Game
  • Chaos in the Old World
  • World of Warcraft: The Board Game
  • StarCraft: The Board Game
  • T.I.M.E Stories
  • Small World
  • Ginkgopolis
  • Rococo
  • Orleans
  • Arboretum
  • Lords of Hellas

Shoe's topic: What is board gaming like while deployed or in the armed forces?

  • Magic: The Gathering
  • The Crew
  • Skull King
  • The Resistance
  • The Resistance: Avalon
  • Hanabi
  • Hive Mind
  • Codenames

Final thoughts

  • The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
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