Episode 99 – Tabletop Madness: February Frenzy

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About a year ago, we did something a little different. We pitted 64 games from the BoardGameGeek Top 100 list against each other in a battle royale tournament to determine the best of the best. That tournament was a blast. Held over the course of three episodes and with votes from you, the listeners, the winner was eventually crowned, Dead of Winter.

This year, we wanted to do it all again, but with a bit of a twist. Rather than pulling from the same list we used last year (the BGG Top 100), we decided to focus only on games released in 2015. We rated them not based on our opinion (because let’s face it, we have day jobs and hadn’t all played all the big 2015 releases yet), but on how the games adhered to their theme in production, presentation, gameplay, and feel.

And because this episode is releasing in February 28, we’re calling it February Frenzy. Let’s take a look at the brackets:

Region 1 – Economic Theme

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Region 2 – Fantasy Theme

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Region 3 – Sci Fi Theme

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Region 4 – Historical/Societal

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Listen to the full episode to hear which games won their brackets, how the infamous blue die fit into the picture, and whether your favorite games of last year made it through the bracket or not on this week’s episode:

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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.