In this episode, we share a lively discussion about the “classic” board games we all grew up with. By “classic” we mean “you could buy these at a big box toy store in the 1990s” kind of board games. These are the games that you probably played a lot with your families before moving on to the geekier and more complicated nerd-games that are all the rage today. We close out with a talk about some of the various “gateway games” that you use to help bridge the gap, or even to replace the classics at the next family gatherings.
This is our first ever live stream episode as well! We decided to give it a stream on Twitch about 10 minutes before we actually started, so the stream was a bit rushed, but we all had a lot of fun with is, and we’re planning to keep doing it going forward. Check out and follow our Twitch channel (linked below) to watch the next episodes, and you will be able to find a running archive of them as bonus patron-exclusive content on our Patreon page.
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As always: Rubber Side Down, May your Dice ever roll Crits, Always Drink Responsibly, and Remember to Tip your Bartender (and your dancers and performers)!
Links of Note:
- Lucky Break
- Axis and Allies
- “Chickenfoot” Dominoes
- Talisman (also on Steam)
- Settlers of Catan
- Ticket to Ride
- Puerto Rico
- Love Letter
- Just keep hitting 7
- Hosts: NPC, Just Jacob, Dr. Xander Gerrymander, and Poppy Beaujolais
- Theme Song: “Bikers, Dice, and Bars” by Skip VonKuske
- Drink of the Evening: Budweiser, Old Forrester bourbon, Bushmills Red Bush, Don Q Cristal Rum and Pepsi
- Final Thoughts: Youka Taint is Delighted by Duckies
Timestamps (We support chapters!):
- 00:00:00 Intro
- 00:00:39 Welcome
- 00:05:24 Classic Games
- 00:41:02 Gateway Games
- 01:03:25 Outro