Table for One Episode 13 – Digital vs. Cardboard & Best Apps of 2016

One of the big benefits of solo gaming is the sheer volume of great new content suddenly hitting the market every month, especially in the realm of digital apps. What started with a small trickle of apps for games like Eclipse, Catan, and Carcassonne a few years ago is a torrent today with dozens of new board game apps hitting the market every year (some for brand new games).

Anthony and Jason sit down to discuss this torrent, and pick out their favorite four apps from 2016, giving a rundown of each and the things they love about each of them.

From there, they dive into the larger question of digital vs. analog in board games, and specifically the tangible benefits offered by cardboard over its digital counterpart. What does science have to say about digital content and its impact on learning, enjoyment, and general fun for gamers? That’s what we’ll be talking about in this week’s episode in our deep dive on digital and analog games.

And of course, make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@BGAPodcast), and on our guild on BoardGameGeek.

And if you haven’t yet, we really appreciate your reviews on iTunes! Help more people find this podcast and discover the world of solo gaming.

  • 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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