Tom Chick and Brandon Cackowski-Schnell talk about the current crop of shooters. What works, what doesn’t, why are we playing what we’re playing, how is Doom like an Akira Kurosawa movie, why would someone not be playing Overwatch at this point, why would someone be playing Battleborn at this point, and are Key and Peele actually funny?
So you don’t play boardgames? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to this podcast about boardgames. On the contrary! Guests Tony Carnevale and Bruce Geryk help Tom Chick get down to brass tacks. What’s the best way to get into boardgames? Which games? Which games should you avoid? We even teach you how to speak boardgame.
I’m delighted to discuss The Witness with Matt Peckham from Time.com and Stephen Totilo from Kotaku, both of whom loved The Witness, a game I didn’t like. The model for our discussion is the latest Republican debates. I’ll be playing the role of Donald Trump. Peckham plays Jeb Bush and Totilo plays Marco Rubio. None of us was willing to play Ted Cruz.
This week it’s a conversation with the creator of a snappy and brutal two-player deck builder on Kickstarter. I’m not usually eager to talk about games that aren’t even available yet, but that changed after I played the prototype for Karmaka. I also recommend my favorite two-player under-a-half-hour games.