65: What board games have taught us, themes, online sales (guest: BoardGameCo)
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YouTube creator and BoardGameCo founder Alex Radcliffe stops by the show! Our picks for topics this week:

  • Alex (guest): How important is theme? Have you kept mediocre board games purely because of a great theme? And what games do you love despite their theme?
  • Shoe (producer): What are some interesting facts that we've learned from playing board games?
  • Christina (host): How did the pandemic affect online retail sales? What gaming trends popped up during stay-at-home?

The games discussed in this episode:

Alex's topic: Theme in board games

  • Cthulhu: Death May Die
  • Arkham Horror
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Robinson Cursoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
  • First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
  • Terra Mystica
  • Gaia Project
  • Gentes
  • Crusader
  • Surrealist Dinner Party
  • Ugly Gryphon Inn
  • Marvel United
  • Obsession
  • Photosynthesis

Shoe's topic: Things we've learned from board games

  • Goa
  • Keystone: North America
  • The Search for Planet X
  • The Crew
  • Timeline
  • Wits and Wagers
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Brass: Birmingham
  • Tinners' Trail
  • Deep Vents
  • Formosa Tea
  • Viticulture

Christina's topic: Online retail trends during COVID

  • Monopoly
  • Risk
  • Catan
  • Splendor
  • Codenames

Final thoughts:

  • Red Rising
  • Fantasy Realms
  • Viticulture
  • Zombicide
  • Valor & Villainy
  • Drawn to Adventure
  • Merchant's Cove
  • Root
  • Vast
  • Gods Love Dinosaurs
  • Ecos
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