This was a fun show to record, sitting down with the local gamer & friend who designed the BGTG logo(s). After some general chat about how Greg's background, how he got into the hobby, and joined the Santa Clarita Boardgamers, we got into the main theme of the show: boardgame presentation. For a graphics and design-savvy guy like Greg, that value of a game's good presentation is obvious. For a numbers & facts engineer like myself, I actually had to learn this. I'm a believer now, though, and we had a good discussion about what makes some game presentations work better than others. It's components/physical production, complementary artwork, even ergonomics (I think that's the term).
We made reference to so many gamers & publishers, these show notes have an enormous number of links. Even so, I probably missed some (like I missed the link to James Van Verth's funny story about game rules in show #28). This show is far & away my longest one yet, at just over an hour. Still brief compared to some other shows. :-)
Funkenschlag, Ad Acta, Tahuantinsuyu
Way Out West
Lord of the Rings
Publishers: Alea, Days of Wonder, Fantasy Flight, Eagle, Goldseiber
Shadows over Camelot
Edison & Co.
Das Leztze Paradies (The Last Paradise)
Krieg und Frieden
Hammer of the Scots, Napoleon, Bonaparte at Marengo