• Categories
  • Archives

Episode 99 – Tabletop Madness: February Frenzy

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

screenshot285

Region 2 – Fantasy Theme

screenshot287

Region 3 – Sci Fi Theme

screenshot286

Region 4 – Historical/Societal

screenshot284

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:

Make sure to check out BGA on Twitter (@BGApodcast), Facebook, and BoardGameGeek. We’re also on Patreon so let us know if you think this episode is worth at least $1!

  • 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.

  • Show Comments

You May Also Like

Episode 85 – Best Games for Female Representation

It’s an extra special episode this week as we announce the big winner of ...

Episode 43 – Naruto Shippuden vs Street Fighter Deck Building Games

We talk a lot about the different Cryptozoic deck-building games, especially when talking about ...

Episode 41 – Top Ten Board Games that Could Be RPGs

There is more crossover seemingly every week among board games, tabletop RPGs, and video ...

Episode 49 – Top Ten Party Games for Gamers

This week the BGA team with Chris and Danuel sit down to discuss the ...

Episode 130 – Must Buy Games: CMON

This week, Chris and Anthony sit down to discuss CMON’s must buy games – ...

Episode 19 – Favorite Games of 2013 & Holiday Gift Giving Special!

This has been one of the toughest gift giving seasons we’ve had in several ...