In the first new episode of 2015, Chris and Drew sit down and discuss their predictions for the new year, along with a handful of new acquisition disorders and five games they were able to get to the table lately. This is going to be an amazing year for the hobby – find out what we think will happen and how it will affect your gaming habits.
Shout it from the Tabletop
Drew has a handful of interesting new stories to share, including a questionable Cards Against Humanity promotion (aren’t they all), the presence of board gaming in popular media, gaming in schools, and Google’s take on board games.
Acquisition Disorder Corner
This week, Chris and Drew discuss two of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2015 – Roll for the Galaxy and Spyfall. Learn more about both games and why they can’t hit our tables fast enough.
At the Table
The guys get five games to the table this week, with a whole lot of exclamation points among them. Learn more about Ka-Ching!, Times Up!, Title Recall!, and Lost Cities to determine if any of them are the right fit for your gaming group. You will also learn about Game of Thrones 2nd Edition – the game everyone scared us into thinking would be too brutal – does it live up to the anti-hype or is it the brilliant Americlash game so many say it is.
15 Predictions for 2015!
Listen to the episode below to hear all of our predictions for the new year. Here’s a full list of what those include:
7. Shorter Games (under 1 1/2 hrs tops)
Listen to Episode 52
- 03:11 – Shout it from the Tabletop
- 18:10 – Acquisition Disorder Corner
- 21:38 – At the Table
- 39:02 – Predictions for 2015!
“SHOUT IT FROM THE TABLE TOP!” Links and Notes:
Spielworxx has partnered with Stronghold Games, rereleasing Age of Reason/La Granja
Google Studying E-Commerce Offensive
Look for a “BUY” button coming soon to Google listings…
Results of CAH’s Dumb Promotions for Black Friday
CAH buys a private island (Hawaii 2) & gives it away
Popular Mechanics – 15 Best New Board Games of the Year (Popular Mechanics)
9 reasons analog games are awesome (ArtOfManliness.com)
New ‘designer’ board games are reviving game night (The Washingtonian)
“The Do Something Guide to Games” (The Guardian)
Incl, How do astronauts play Scrabble in Space? and No More Bored Games
Serious Games go Offline: Bringing the Board Game to the Board Room (Wired)
The Game Design merit badge (LeagueOfGamemakers.com)