Perfect University 105 – Frustration

Summer is coming. It might not always look that way but the encroaching heat wave is near. What better time to spent thinking about board games!

Today’s lecture will be about the ever-present F-Word that board games invariably bring out at the table.

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The dreaded F-Word


Perfect Information Podcast Episode 44 – A House Divided

Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad… other things just make you swear and curse. 

Yes, today we are talking about aggression. That thing that people routinely and often loudly reject exhibiting, and which in turn many people claim will not stand. Like an Ikea shelf made of pudding. 

We return to lazy, crazy, hazy days of the Guild (36:34) and struggle with your verbose answers as to whether gateway games exist, and whether they’re a good thing. 

The always insightful Boardgame Professor (aka Nick Mariner) returns to speak about ethics some more. And this time he will also slag off Friedrich Nietzsche while praising Secret Hitler. (51:58)

And finally, we tackle the newest Paolo Mori release: Ethnos by CMON. Should you be as excited about it as its look suggests?


I Drink Your Milkshake!

Interview with Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network – Uganda

Before you dive into this week’s interview with Ben and more guys from the Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network – Uganda, give this uplifting video a go. It will not only introduce you to the people you’ll hear talk, but will also show you a budding board gaming scene getting started in Uganda. 

Because that is who Ben is talking to this week. 

If you want to know more and learn more about the game collection mentioned at the end: you can go to our Facebook page or the forums of our guild.

Ben (Berlin) talking to Ben (Uganda)

Perfect Information Podcast Episode 43 – The Slippery Slope


Not only a relic of a bygone era when being pretty and moving your hips to the beat was enough to get you a publisher-sponsored vacation in Ibiza… it is also something we take. Often. But we all started somewhere. And it is those elusive first steps that are the topic of this installment of the Perfect Information podcast. 

What is it about those games that we look back at as our first steps into the hobby? Are they truly a gateway into being infinitely cooler than the rest of Goosebumps reading club.

We return to the guild to talk about what you think qualifies a game as being “played out”. Everything else is perfectly normal. There is nothing unusual happening. May you rest in a deep and dreamless slumber.

And finally, Ben and I sit down to argue the pros and cons of 13 Days. And you will happy to know that not one of us slips into a bad Bostonian accent in an attempt to beat Kevin Costner at his own game.

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