Sunday 31 December 2017

2017- 10 by 10

It's the last day of 2017 so it seems only fitting that we have a bit of a retrospective of the year.

Using the BG Stats app I have been diligently recording all our plays on we review the year in gaming for us including some facts and figures from a years worth of data, our progress in our 10 by 10 challenge (a year long challenge to play 10 games 10 times), and some of our gaming highlights for the year.

We also talk about the many games we have been lucky enough to play over the last week with friends and family including Werewords, Junk Art, Deception Murder in Hong Kong, Ex Libris, Schotten-Totten, Ticket to Ride First Journey and Rhino Hero Super Battle.

We also announce the winner of our star realms competition so make sure you listen right till the end of the episode to find out the winner!

Thanks for Listening to us this year! We have really enjoyed recording the podcast and we hope you continue to listen in the new year!

Sunday 24 December 2017

Happy Holidays

Christmas is tomorrow! We will be spending it with Kelly's family so this week we have been catching up with all our friends, exchanging gifts and eating food. So much food.

Since we (I) have no patience we have already opened a few gifts which just so happened to be board games!

This week we are discussing the board game gifts we have given and received- and now even played including Celestia, Scythe, Flick 'Em Up: Dead of Winter and Letters to Santa.

We also discuss the etiquette of playing games you have given someone as a gift.

Remember there is still time to enter our competition to win Star Realms, you have three ways to enter:

  • Email us at saying "I want to win Star Realms"
  • Like and Share our post on facebook -
  • Like and Retweet our post on twitter -

We will be drawing the winner on next weeks episode on 31st December 2017.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday 18 December 2017

Family Games

You may have noticed its Christmas time! And as well as the food, drink and general merriment another fortunate side affect of the holiday period is that its pretty much mandatory for families to play board games.

Over the last week we have found ourselves playing a lot of family friendly board games. As a result this week we are talking about family games, what makes a good family game, what types of family game there are as well as discussing a few of our favourites! 

As well as family board games we had an eventful game of Battlestar Galactica and beat the clock playing Escape the Room: Secret of Dr Gravely’s Retreat which we discuss (no spoilers).

Finally, we are in the giving mood and are holding a competition to win a copy of one of our favourite games - Star Realms!

There are three ways to enter (and you are welcome to enter all three ways!)

  • Like and Share the post on Facebook, just visit our facebook page for details
  • Like and Retweet the post of Twitter
  • Send us an email saying 'I want to win Star Realms' to

We will be drawing a winner in the new year - good luck!

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Sunday 10 December 2017

Team Building

If you have ever worked within a team (especially if you also work for a large corporation) its likely you may have had to attend some form of team building event designed to help you work better with your colleagues.

Having just joined the team Kelly's manager was keen to run such an event but fortunately for Kelly - she wanted to do with board games!

This week we discuss what games you could use for this and how effective we think board games are for team building and team bonding.

We also have our usual discussion about games we have played this week including our favourite Christmas Game - 12 Days and our favourite puzzle games - Sagrada and NMBR 9.

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Also a reminder that next weeks episode will be a day late as we are away for the weekend!

Sunday 3 December 2017

The Gift of Board Games

It can be difficult deciding what to buy for people for Christmas.

You want to get something that someone is going to like and appreciate but sometimes what that thing isn't completely obvious. I'm guilty of buying more than my fair share of novelty tat - useless gadgets, books that just have funny titles, I've even brought someone nothing before.

Something I do feel confident buying people however, is board games. I love selecting something I think they will like and know that is going to played and enjoyed over and over.

But is that confidence misplaced? We discuss whether you should buy people board games, and if you do - what games should you get them.

We also discuss what we have been playing this week including Descent, Tokaido and Android Netrunner with some mixed opinions about those games.

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