Sun, 16 December 2018
Game designer, blogger, and real-life journalist Chris Marling joins me once again to talk about Essen. As he did two years ago, he had a new game launching at Spiel, so we get to hear about that. But he's also an enthusiastic game hobbyist like the rest of us, and he also talks about the event itself from that point of view. Chris loves the game fair, and has been going for quite a number of years. From that perspective, he's able to notice some shifts & changes in the hobby that affect the world's largest boardgame event itself. We talk about those, too.
Direct download: BGTG_188_-_Essen_2018_with_Chris_Marling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm PDT
Tue, 11 December 2018
No Openers or Closers this time, as we have so many games from the event to discuss!
Just about every year, my friend & frequent podcast guest Greg Pettit joins me to talk about BGGcon. In recent years I've enjoyed the event with him, but I missed 2018. However, another friend, Ryan Wheeler, does that job this year. Greg, Ryan, and I met around 15 years ago when we all lived nearby and played regularly in our little group, the Santa Clarita Boardgamers. Of those three, I'm the only one still in Santa Clarita, California. Greg's in Texas, and Ryan's in South Dakota. While it's too bad I couldn't join them this year, I'm so happy that BGGcon is around to draw old gamer friends together like a magnet.
Direct download: BGTG_187_-_Post-BGGcon_2018_with_Ryan_Wheeler_and_Greg_Pettit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm PDT