• Episode 470 - Epic Tabletop Gaming Odyssey: Star Wars and Star Trek

    This week we take you on an epic tabletop odyssey into the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek board games and RPGs. Find out how to string together some of the best experiences from both IPs at your table.

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    Acquisition Disorders: Rebirth, Millennium Blades...Again!

    At the Table Reviews: Star Wars Unlimited, Castle Up, Star Trek Away Mission Kirk & Scotty, Terraforming Mars on BGA

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    E469 - 1h 16m - Apr 10, 2024
  • Episode 469 - March Gamer Madness Round 2

    Part two of March Gamer Madness is now! Enjoy our rundown of the 32 best-remaining games from the top non-IP-based themes in board games. Find out which one comes out on top in this year's bracket showdown.

    This year, we're looking at the most popular non-IP-based themes, meaning the best games featuring:

    Cats

    Zombies

    Aliens

    Robots

    Samurai

    Knights

    Vikings

    Cowboys

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    E469 - 1h 22m - Apr 4, 2024
  • Episode 468 - March Gamer Madness Round 1

    It's time again for March Gamer Madness! Our annual bracket face off challenge pitting 64 board games against each other to find the very best of a very particular set of requirements.

    This year, we're looking at the most popular non-IP based themes, meaning the best games featuring:

    Cats

    Zombies

    Aliens

    Robots

    Samurai

    Knights

    Vikings

    Cowboys

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    If you’re attending Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo, be sure to stop by and say hi, or attend one of our two panels over the weekend: Long Island Tabletop: Level Up Your Teach & Your Mental Health

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    Our annual March Gamer Madness bracket is now live. Enter your picks for a chance to win a game and to help break ties on the episodes:

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    E468 - 1h 25m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Episode 467 - Top 10 Digital Card Games

    We're going digital this week with a look at some of the best all-digital deck builders, card flippers, and more. 

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    * Acquisition Disorders - Queen's Blood (Final Fantasy VIII Rebirth, UniVersus CCG: Godzilla, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Tekken 8, Star Trek Star Realms

    * At the Table Reviews: Evacuation, Wings of Glory (WWI)

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    E467 - 1h 22m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Episode 466 - ChatGPT Pitches Board Games!

    This week, we give ChatGPT a series of prompts and pitches board games based on those prompts. Chris guesses what input led to the description written by the AI. Can we guess the direction of the generative AI or will it outsmart us with clever designs? 

    * Question of the Week: What's the best thing you've ever purchased for your board game collection?

    * Acquisition Disorders: Mage Knight: The Apocalypse Dragon, Mass Effect: The Board Game – Priority: Hagalaz

    * At the Table Reviews: Wyrmspan, Glitch Squad, Kite

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    E466 - 1h 20m - Mar 12, 2024
  • Episode 465 - Better than the Board Game...

    We're looking at games that spin off from and are often better than the board game they are based on (dice games, card games, and everything in between). What are some of your favorites that fit this?

    Acquisition Disorders: Puerto Rico Special Edition, Star Trek Ascendancy on Game Found, Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition Reprint, Cascadia Rolling

    At the Table Reviews: Rats of Wistar, Cats and Quilts of Calico, Shelfie, Surfosaurus

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    E465 - 1h 25m - Mar 5, 2024
  • BGA Episode 464 - Big Box Store Games, Now with Crunch!

    This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at some of the many games to hit big box stores as exclusives or limited time releases (or streamlined versions of long time classics), in particular, Target and its long run of hobby games. 

    Question of the Week: What's the best designer/publisher combo?

    Acquisition Disorders: King of Tokyo: Origins, Fled, Feudum

    At the Table Reviews: Federation, Imperial Miners

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    E464 - 1h 17m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Episode 463 - Top 10 Vladimir Suchy Games

    We're looking at the best of the best from Vladimir Suchy this week, running down our top 10 of his very diverse ludography. 

    • Question of the Week: What's a game you think should be in the upper pantheon of board games that everyone stopped talking about?
    • Acquisition Disorders: Inferno Deluxe Edition, Dante: Inferno
    • At the Table Reviews: Flamecraft, Canvas: Finishing Touches – Deluxe Edition, Dominion (App)


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    E463 - 1h 27m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Episode 462 - Stonemaier Games Tier List

    Anthony and Chris run through the catalog of Stonemaier Games and put them on a tier list using our review rating scale. Plus:

    • Question of the Week: What do you do in support of tabletop gaming? Organize? Design? Publish? Media? Events? DM? Teach games? 
    • Acquisition Disorders: Speakeasy, Stefan Feld City Collection Nassau & Kathmandu, Kemet Blood and Sand expansions
    • At the Table Reviews: Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa, Age of Rome, Think Like a Shrink


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    E462 - 1h 40m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Episode 461 - BGG Hotness for February 2024

    It's that time again; we take a deep dive into the best games currently listed on BoardGameGeek's hotness list, plus we have fresh new reviews and previews: 

    • Question of the Week: Let's talk expansions: what new elements added to a game have the best chance to wow you and enter rotation? (e.g. asymmetry, new cards, the dreaded 5th player) 
    • Acquisition Disorders: A Song of Ice & Fire Tactics, TOKYO HIGHWAY Rainbow City
    • At the Table Reviews: Barcelona, Scarface 1920


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    E461 - 1h 15m - Feb 6, 2024
  • Episode 460 - BGG's Top 100 Thematic Games

    This week, we're looking at the top 100 thematic games as listed on BoardGameGeek.com. Which ones deserve to be ranked so high and which would we drop lower? Find out in a full rundown of the top 100 listing on BGG. 

    • Question of the Week: What's your favorite thematic game and why?
    • Acquisition Disorder: Steam Power, EVE: War for New Eden, Conan by Monolith: Red Nails Expansion and Versus Mode
    • At the Table Review: Oranienburger Kanal, Undaunted: Normandy


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    E460 - 1h 35m - Jan 30, 2024
  • BGA Episode 459 - The Dreaded Burn!

    Over the last 10+ years, we've reviewed a lot of games. Hundreds of experiences, many of which we really enjoyed. But every now and then, a game hits just wrong, and we can't help but give it our dreaded "burn" rating. 

    This week, we're taking a look back at some of these duds, and discussing why they fell flat for us. For those eager to hear more negative reviews, this is for you! 

    • Acquisition Disorders: Meeple Inc., G.I. JOE Battle for the Arctic Circle, Powered by Axis & Allies & Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
    • At the Table Reviews: Apiary, Triqueta


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    E459 - 1h 39m - Jan 23, 2024
  • BGA Episode 458 - BGA Awards and Top 10 Games of 2023

    We run through our favorite games of 2023, with our top 10 games of the year and awards for:


    • Best Digital Implementation
    • Best Family Game
    • Best Strategic Gameplay
    • Overlooked Gem
    • Best Kickstarter
    • Best 2.0 Release
    • Best Solo Game
    • Best Expansion


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    E458 - 1h 24m - Jan 16, 2024
  • BGA Episode 457 - Most Anticipated Games of 2024

    The new year is here and we have a list of the 50 (give or take) most anticipated games of the upcoming year. It's our supersized, mega-acquisition disorder!

    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.



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    E457 - 1h 15m - Jan 9, 2024
  • BGA Episode 456 - 2023 Year in Review

    This week, we're taking a look back at the year that was 2023, with a rundown of the games we played, the ones that didn't come out (and some that will never come out), and our overall thoughts of the year as a whole. 

    If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boardgamersanonymous), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bgapodcast), and our website (www.www.boardgamersanonymous.com). You can support the show as well by donating on Patreon (www.patreon.com/bga) or using our Amazon affiliate link.



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    E456 - 1h 11m - Dec 26, 2023
  • BGA Episode 455 - Bad Games That I Like Too Much

    We're back with another episode of hot takes, looking at the games that people may not be as generally positive on but that we love. Plus reviews of Horrified: Greek Monsters and Hexarchy. 

    Acquisition Disorders: Fief England - Alliances, Treachery, And Power, Stormgate

    At the Table Reviews: Horrified: Greek Monsters, Hexarchy

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    E455 - 1h 32m - Dec 19, 2023
  • BGA Episode 454 - Great Games We Wished We Liked More

    This week we're looking at some of the truly great games out there that just don't click for us and discuss what about them doesn't work (and if either of us disagrees). 

    Question of the Week: What's a game that completely upended your expectations (good or bad)? How so?

    Acquisition Disorders: Nucleum: Australia, Star Realms Deluxe Colonial Collection, Adventure Time Card Wars 10th Anniversary

    At the Table Review: Junk Drawer

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    E454 - 1h 47m - Dec 12, 2023
  • BGA Episode 453 - PAX Unplugged Hotness

    Another PAX Unplugged has come and gone, and we're discussing all the cool things we saw, did, and played over the three-day gaming weekend in Philadelphia. 

    Games discussed:

    - Defenders of the Realm 2.0

    - Dune Imperium: Uprising

    - Undergrove

    - Cascadia Flip and Roll and Write Games

    - Evacuation

    - Nucleum

    - Star Wars Unlimited

    - Evil Corp.

    - Nautilus Island

    - In the Footsteps of Darwin

    - CATastrophe: A Game of 9 Lives

    - House of Cats

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    54m - Dec 6, 2023
  • BGA Episode 452 - Listeners' Top Games of 2023

    We asked and you answered! This week we've constructed the top 10 games of 2023 according to the listeners. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey and congratulations to Omar, who won a game as part of that contest. 

    Join us for a rundown of these ten, plus a bit of a rant from Anthony on the spiraling of crowdfunding for classic games, and reviews of some recent (and not-so-recent) games.

    * Acquisition Disorders: DCeased, KELP - Shark vs. Octopus

    * At the Table Reviews: Imperial Miners, Skip-Bo, Disney The Muppet Christmas Carol: Spirit of Giving Game

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    E452 - 1h 21m - Nov 28, 2023
  • BGA Episode 451 - Holiday Gift Guide

    It's that time of year again. Games and gifts and gifts that are games! 

    Check out our 2023 holiday gift guide, complete with 20 different games, accessories, and apps that you can gift to yourself or a gamer friend for the holiday season. 

    Additionally, we chat about the direction of crowdfunded upgrades to classic games and what it will take to make us back Food Chain Magnate on Gamefound, plus our question of the week: "If a group of lions is a pride and a group of crows is a murder, what should we call a group of meeples?"

    Contest: 

    Make sure to enter our Listeners' Top Games of 2023 contest, now live here:

    https://gleam.io/wbmri/listeners-top-games-contest 

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    E451 - 1h 12m - Nov 21, 2023
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