board game media recomendations

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I have chosen to plug some board game media that I think everyone should check out.

Firstly, I have three podcasts.

  1. So Very Wrong About Games. I really enjoy this podcast, it is full of humor and sharp, biting commentary. I don't agree with all of their conclusions but, they have helped me understand what I like in games. And, furthermore, their coverage of games is such that I can usually understand whether or not I will like a game, irrespective on whether or not they do.
  2. Board Game Barrage. This is three friends, with differing tastes in gaming, who get together and talk about games. I really enjoy the interaction, and the dialog format is very valuable.
  3. I am going to recomend Solosaurus. It is a fairly young podcast, and they are a little stuffier than some of the other choices on my playlist. But they have good thoughtful commentary on single player board and card games that I, as a solo gamer, find very helpful.


Now I would like to recomend 3 blogs.

  1. Space Biff is hands down my favorite blogger/review. He reviews games I am interested in, but he is also a consumate writer. I highly and unreservedly recomend checking him out at https://spacebiff.com/. I read his reviews, if he has one, of every game I am interested in.
  2. https://meeplelikeus.co.uk/ is a blog with a focus on accesibility. I find their commentary very interesting and thought provoking.
  3. https://stidjenplayssolo.wordpress.com/ What can I say, I enjoy solo gameing, and this is my favorite solo gameing blog that I have found.

Finally, I want to recomend Ricky Royal's Box of delights youtube channel. His playthroughs are mostly solo, but they are the best playthroughs on the internet, at least of the ones I have found.


Anyways, I recomend all of these, aknowledging that I do disagree with some of their viewpoints. I highly encourage ya'll check them out. Shout out what you want to recomend in the comments below.

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16 months ago

I have been listening to Game Brain podcasts. They are fun, they bring you into their group, but they lean heavily towards heavier games. 

Youtube wise, Heavy Cardboard all the way. Sometimes a GameNight from BGG. 

Supporter16 months ago

Not familiar with game brain. I'll need to check them out. 

16 months ago

They are a bunch of hollywood movie writers, so they speak very clearly and well plus they have a decent structure AND are on a consistent schedule for the most part. Heavy Cardboard has not put a podcast out since the new year...

Supporter16 months ago

Oh. Cool. I do like heavy cardboard. I like heavy games I need to check out game brain. 

Partner16 months ago

You gave me some new ones to check out... thank you!

Here's what podcasts I listen to: The Secret Cabal, Blue Peg Pink Peg, Ludology, Board game Design Lab, The 5 by

Supporter16 months ago

Those are some good ones. 

Premium User16 months ago

I will now be subscribing to Solosaurus!  Thank you!


Supporter16 months ago

Great. Hope you like solosaurus. 

Supporter16 months ago

Solosaurus is great! My current favorite podcast. 

Supporter16 months ago

Raise your hand if you're surprised.

Supporter16 months ago

I won't. 

Supporter16 months ago

So glad you like it. 

Premium User16 months ago

I will check out that YouTube channel!

Supporter16 months ago

It is so good. 

16 months ago

Good list. I subscribe to Board Game Barrage and Solosaurus, and have visited Space Biff on occasion as well. And quickly scrolling through the Stidjen Plays Solo blog, I think I'm gonna like that one!

Supporter16 months ago

Great. 

Premium User16 months ago

Thanks for the recommendations.  I'm not good at listening to podcasts but working on listening more instead of my usually silently starting into the corner.  I use YouTube channels (mostly Rhado and the 5 minute teaching videos) for learning and training myself and enjoy Heavy Cardboard and Board Game Night for playthroughs.  

Supporter16 months ago

Not familiar with the five minute teaching videos. 

Premium User16 months ago

Actually its called 3-minute board games

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFkpP6mxunxD4unmS3_64aQ

Supporter16 months ago

Oh yes. I love those. That are great. 

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