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We all know that board games are the cornerstone of every great civilization. Now finally, as never before, there’s a podcast that can help you discover which games to play! Celeste DeAngelis hosts the panel of intrepid game explorers and designers Mike Grenier, Ed Povilaitis, Evan Bernstein and Joe Unfried. Each episode they explore the hilariously huge world of board gaming, unearthing the gems and the junk.
||CleanCelestia | Power Grid Deluxe | Mid-Life Crisis||In this week’s episode... - First up we're off on adventure in our wondrous airship but will we crash before we gain outrageous fortune in Celestia Next as we light up our cities do we go green or blacken the skies with coal Power Grid||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeft Center Right | Android: Netrunner | 221 B Baker Street||Left Center Right (LCR) Designed by: Uncredited Published by: Spin Master Players: 3 to 12 Ages: 5 + Time: 20 minutes Unearthed by: Celeste Each player is given 3 chips to start. On their turn, they roll the dice (as many dice as they have chips at th||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlokus | Bärenpark | Redneck Life||In this week’s episode... - First up this week, we put Tetris on attack as we stake our territory in Blokus! Next up, even more Tetris fun, but this time with bears! -- in Bären Park And lastly --- do you have a working TV set on top of a non-worki.||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeep Sea Adventure | Gloomhaven | Century: Eastern Wonders||In this week’s episode... - First we're ocean-diving treasure hunters, sharing the air but not the booty in Deep Sea Adventure. Next up we sift through the chaos and delve into the unknown in the smash hit . . . Gloomhaven.||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMunchkin | Carson City | Planes||First, we use loot --- like sandals of protection and potions of studliness! --- to bust down every dungeon door we can find, in Munchkin. Next we build ranches, banks and saloons, and MAYBE do a little raiding, as we settle the West in Carson City.||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMuse | Terraforming Mars | Fluxx||First up we draw on inspiration to lead the artists to their masterpieces in Muse Next up we crash asteroids and cultivate bacteria in our efforts at Terraforming Mars And lastly the best laid plans are laid to waste as the rules change in Fluxx||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormula Motor Racing | Tower of Madness | Funky Chicken||First, we charge, overtake and try not to spin out in Formula Motor Racing! Next --- we successfully investigate the sanity-straining site before we lose our marbles at the Tower of Madness. And finally,||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoll Through the Ages | Beneath Nexus | The Last Spike||First, we construct wonders! Develop science! And build our civilizations on the backs of wooden dice in Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age! Next up, Bludgeon the Blight Lord’s Brutal Beasts in Battle, in Beneath Nexus! And lastly,||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mind | The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 | Sagrada||First up . . . we center ourselves to share focus and build a perfectly ordered stack, in The Mind! Next, we fight for survival in barren icy wastes as a deadly infection rages in The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31! And lastly,||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoston Festival of Indie Games 2018||The Boston Festival of Indie Games was held at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. The show featured 40 games in the Tabletop Showcase and 48 games in the Digital Showcase, along with many sponsors and exhibitors showing off their product||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIvanhoe | Azul | Battle of the Sexes||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First: We suit up and choose our weapon to gain glory at the tournaments in Ivanhoe! Next, we get our grout on, laying gorgeous tile patterns in Azul. And . . .||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMachi Koro | Ticket To Ride: Europe | Just Desserts||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode: First – our cities thrive or crumble to the thundering roll of dice in Machi Koro! Then . . . we rush to lay the best routes across Europe in Ticket to Ride.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountains of Madness | Through the Desert | Nut So Fast||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... - Can our team of driven academics keep it together as they ascend the desolate peaks of the Mountains of Madness? Then, we stake our claims across the dusty dunes as we lead our camel ca.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive Crowns | High Society | Anti-Monopoly||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... - First up we book and run til the kings go wild in the card game Five Crowns Next we live beyond our means to make a splash in High Society And Finally,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Game | Nevermore | Round About Ludo||First up, we use subtle communication to shed cards and beat The Game! Next, we wield the forces of darkness and light to twist the fate of our opponents in Nevermore. And lastly, we spiral our way to the center of the board in Round About Ludo.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQwixx | Tigris & Euphrates | Dungeon Roll||First up: There's no looking back as we lock each other out . . . in the numbers game Qwixx! Then: We try to live in peace --- or conquer our neighbors --- as we build our kingdoms along the twin rivers in Tigris & Euphrates. And lastly,||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScotland Yard | Lanterns | Squint||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... - First up: we're in hot pursuit of a fast-moving spy across the city of London in Scotland Yard! Next we light up the lake to make a beautiful display for the harvest festival in Lantern.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGalaxy Trucker | The Voyages of Marco Polo | Uncle Wiggily||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... - First up we dodge calamity as we race our custom big rigs through space in Galaxy Trucker. Next up we trade and travel along the Silk Road by camel and ship in The Voyages of Marco Polo..||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuburbia | Ex Libris | In Pursuit||The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... - First, enticing neighborhoods satisfy a demanding populace in Suburbia! Then, competitive gnomes strive to amass the finest library in Ex Libris! And lastly,||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Chris Pinyan||Which Game First heads out to the Dig Site of Crispy Games Company for an interview with Chris Pinyan, designer of Clear the Decks! Clear the Decks! is on Kickstarter until August 16, 2018. https://www.kickstarter.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Expedition: World Boardgaming Championships||WGF talks about their visit to the the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC) in Seven Springs, PA.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkyline | Grand Austria Hotel | For Sale||Listen to this week’s episode as we unearth 3 more games... - First, the panel erects cities out of dice in Skyline. Then, they coax the gentry with wine and strudel to stay at The Grand Austria Hotel. Finally,||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Expedition: Connecticut Festival of Indie Games||WGF was at Connecticon, in Hartford, CT, to check out the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpyfall 2 | London | The T-Shirt Game||First the panel plays a high stakes game of Hide and Seek somewhere in the city in Spyfall 2. Then they try to avoid crushing poverty in the game London. And finally they try to get a viral marketing coo in The T-Shirt Game.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Expedition: World Boardgaming Championships | Internet Archive | Illimat||In this week’s brief expedition... - The Panel talks about the upcoming World Boardgaming Championships in Seven Springs, PA, featuring over 100 games. Then they check out the Internet site that has archived 1000’s of playable games the Internet A||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Realms | Century: Spice Road | As the World Turns||In this week’s episode... We build our galactic alliance to assert our authority in Star Realms! Next we master the art of the trade in Century: Spice Road! Then we play international jetsetters, trying to stay on course in As the World Turns!||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Networks | Splendor | Sharp Shooters||First we skyrocket our wacky TV shows to the top of the ratings in The Networks Then we craft scintillating jewelry to dazzle the nobility in Splendor And lastly we roll dice, stack chips and try not to lose our shirt in Sharp Shooters||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUtter Nonsense! | Saint Petersburg | Dungeon Dice||First up, the panel dons dodgy accents to say quirky comments in Utter Nonsense! Next, they build entrepreneurial empires in Saint Petersburg. And lastly, the panel rolls to escape their cold, dark cells in Dungeon Dice.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGloomhaven Brief Expedition||In this week’s Brief Expedition mini episode, the Which Game First panel takes a look at the massive sprawling adventure game, Gloomhaven.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution: Climate | Dixit | Eddie Cantor’s Game: Tell It to the Judge||First up the panel struggles to survive and thrive in Evolution: Climate Next they let the art speak for itself in Dixit And lastly the panel take a ride to the club in Eddie Cantor’s Game: Tell It to the Judge||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern Art | Twilight Imperium | Cosmic Wimpout||In this week's episode, our intrepid game explorers unearth: - First up the panel curates the finest collections in Modern Art Next their alien races vi for galactic domination in Twilight Imperium And Lastly the panel goes Supernova with COSMIC WIM...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobo Rally | 7 Wonders | King of Tokyo||The panel avoids the Robot Dance in Robo-Rally. Then panel trades goods in the ancient world to build historical marvels in 7 Wonders. Lastly the panel Roars and Stomps the City with their monstrous Kaiju in King of Tokyo.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Didn’t Playtest This at All | Automobile | Pickles to Penguins||In our inaugural episode, discover if our intrepid game exploring panelist found any hidden game treasures you’ve been missing out on. This week we explore We Didn’t Playtest This at All, Automobile, and Pickles to Penguins.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent in depth game reviews.
Which Game First is a great show to subscribe to if you have children that enjoy games. The podcast crew discusses the different aspects of each game, and it is a very effective way to learn about new games your family might like. It’s fun to hear these guys talk about a game they recommend, then purchase it and play it with family.
Great break from other podcasts
This quirky fun podcast definitely fits a niche in my collection. It’s a lighthearted break...but also informative from a cast of friends you’re obviously having a good time... it is contagious!
Smart and hilarious
Newly addicted to this show. The games are brought to light by a panel of experts with great chemistry. They have different perspectives but a shared sense of humor. It is clear that they are authentic and love what they are doing.
I’m always sorry when it is over and look forward to the next episode. And who ever heard of these games before now?