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Episode 45 – Top Ten Games that Bring Out the Worst (and Ruin Friendships)

This week Anthony, Chris, Daniel, and Drew come together to talk about some of the darkest, most dangerous games on the planet – the types of games that can ruin friendships! Enter the darkest realm of the gamer’s soul today and listen as we discuss games that push you and your gaming group to the limit. We’ll also be reviewing a handful of (admittedly much lighter) games including Blokus and Roll for It!

At the Table

This week, we bring three very different games to the table and discuss the types of experiences each of them has to offer. To start, we play Blokus at the Extra Life event, ensuring a nice, easy experience for three gamers at the end of a marathon session. We also pull out Roll For It! which we were able to get to the table multiple times over following the event, and Drew plays Hansa Teutonica, one meaty Euro.

Top Ten Games that Bring Out the Worst (and Ruin Friendships)

Have you ever played a game that you weren’t sure you would walk away from. A game that forced you to go after your friends with ruthless abandon – in a way that you were sure would ruin that friendship for good? That’s what we’re talking about this week as we gather 10 such games and look at how the right combination of backstabbing mechanics and turncoat thematics can push you and your friends to the limit.

Final Round: Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is here – let’s take a look at the upcoming holiday and some games that fit the theme of giving thanks and eating lots of great food!

Listen to Episode 45

  • 01:30 – Shout it from the Tabletop
  • 20:26 – Acquisition Disorder Corner
  • 26:39 – At the Table
  • 34:18 – Top Ten Games that Bring Out the Worst (and Ruin Friendships)
  • 1:01:27 – Final Round: Thanksgiving!

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  • Anthony

    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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