Episode 197 – BGG Top 100: Rise or Fall

We’re getting ready for Pax this week and wanted to do something a little longer than the typical weekly episode, so we’ve revisited one of our more popular episodes from last year, reviewing the BGG Top 100.

To kick things off, we share our Question of the Week, courtesy of listener, Chris Jarvis, Would you rather see more licensed boardgames of big IPs from other media, such as film or video games, or do you prefer the hobby to build its own worlds and characters, like Near and Far, Forbidden Desert/Sky etc?

Next up, we look at our acquisition disorders. Anthony kicks things off with Pandemic: Fall of Rome and then Chris looks at Luna, TMG’s new Deluxified edition.

At the table this week, Anthony reviews Santa’s Workshop and Colonies for Terraforming Mars, while Chris looks at Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and a dice tower from Altruistic.

Finally, we dig back into the BGG Top 100, comparing it to where it was in October, 2017, and sharing whether we think the games on it now should rise, stay where they are or fall down the list. Look for predictions episode in January too when we’ll speculate on which 2018 games will work their way into the list in the next 12 months.

  • Question of the Week: 6:31
  • Acquisition Disorders: 9:55
  • Santa’s Workshop Review: 16:55
  • Terraforming Mars Colonies Review: 22:40
  • Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Review: 29:42
  • Altruistic Dice Tower Review: 34:35
  • BGG Top 100: Rise or Fall: 35:50
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  • Anthony lives and plays games in Philadelphia, 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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