It has become something of a commonplace occurence to read about the upsurge in gamers, especially boardgamers. This in turn seems to suggest that the hobby is becoming more and more welcoming to newcomers. But there are still some hurdles that people have to overcome to really dive into the hobby. Some of those hurdles get addressed in this week’s topic.
We stop by the guild to talk about your thoughts on socially relevant issues and to what extent they do or do not have a place in boardgames (00:34:34).
Nick drops by to downplay his own gaming fatigue and blame it all on the wide range of games that vie for our attention, and critical appraisal. Is it all a bit much? (01:02:35)
And finally, we strap on our backpacks, swords and 10-foot-poles to valiantly explore the depths and crevices of Vast: The Crystal Caverns. A game so asymmetrical, you could mistake it for a presidential election. (01:14:37)
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