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February 23, 2019 @ 4:27 am

A Conversation With Adam Rehberg About “Thrive”

NOTE: The Kickstarter date for Thrive has been pushed back to March 5th instead of February 26th as mentioned in the audio.

I sit down with Adam Rehberg to discuss the upcoming abstract game Thrive where the pieces adapt and grow stronger as the game progresses. I also ask him about his start with modern board gaming and becoming a designer and publisher. Thrive will be up on Kickstarter on March 5th. 

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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February 15, 2019 @ 5:02 pm

Ep 47: A Conversation With Elizabeth Hargrave

Who could have guessed that birds would be an exciting part of early 2019 among gamers? Elizabeth Hargrave might have been able to predict it, as her new game Wingspan, published by Stonemaier, is both mechanically interesting and lavished with a beautiful production. I sit down with her to talk about her design philosophy, what it's like to see her first published design do so well, and, of course, birds. Because birds are great!

0:44 - Wingspan and birds
21:29 - Tussie-Mussie
26:24 - Elizabeth's history with gaming
30:36 - Different themes and the designing community
39:34 - The pitching and publishing process

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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February 6, 2019 @ 10:09 pm

Ep 46: Abstract Games

We've been playing abstract games all month and we're here to tell you about it! Marc, Matt, and Orion go in depth about five different abstract games, both classic and new. We've all fallen in love with Go, and Tak was a pleasant surprise. What's so compelling about these games that some have survived for millennia? We've gotten a taste of it.

3:57 - What actually is an abstract game?
10:28 - Go
26:52 - Chess
46:30 - Santorini
55:01 - Onitama
1:01:18 - Tak
1:13:28 - Lines of play
1:16:46 - The unique beauty of abstract games

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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