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ENGN Episode 80 – Games for the Easter Season

We have a very, very unique episode for you this week. First, we were happy to be joined by Liz Davidson from the Beyond Solitaire blog, who hopped into the cohost chair and lent her expertise to the subject matter at hand.

Also, the airdate of this episode falls on Good Friday for Christians. In that spirit, we took a look at a few games with Christian themes – AD 30 from Victory Point Games (2:53) and Commissioned from Chara Games (11:10). We were also happy to hear about another Chara Games release with a Christian theme, Unauthorized (28:00). Finally, we have a discussion about Christian board games in general (30:00) – why they have a reputation of not being able to sell, how to navigate touchy historical and theological themes, and other topics.

This is another in our sub-series of episodes on games whose themes raise interesting, possibly controversial cultural issues. As always with these episodes, we give you game-related content in the first half, then get into the meat of the conversation in the second half. We are very open to feedback about episodes like these because we want to do the best possible job we can with them. So, if you have any thoughts at all, please leave them in the comments section of wherever you are listening to this, or reach out to us directly at everynightisgamenight.com. Enjoy!

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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