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A podcast about board games and the culture that surrounds them.


Game Changers, Episode Eight Part 2: Resistance Is Not Futile
Aug 3 • 26 min
Two small games, both released in 1981 by small publishers, were the spiritual parents of the social deduction game that broke through to a wider audience. Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet…
Eight Part 1: Resistance Is Not Futile
Jul 20 • 22 min
In this episode we trace the history of party games, from ancient drinking games through the boom years of Trivial Pursuit and beyond. Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos -…
7 Part 2: Deck the Halls
Jul 6 • 23 min
Donald X. Vaccharino’s 2008 game Dominion introduced the deckbuilding genre. In the second half of Episode 7, we look at its wide-ranging influence, both in Tabletop and in videogames.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on…
7 Part 1: Deck the Halls
Jun 22 • 21 min
In this episode we tell the story of how in 2008 an unknown designer, Donald X. Vaccarino, sprang onto the world Tabletop stage with Dominion, the first deckbuilding game. Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on…
6 Part 2: Farmville
Jun 7 • 14 min
Until 2007, Uwe Rosenberg was known for light card games. Then he changed course and began designing heavy Eurogames, starting with Agricola. In Part 2 we look at how Agricola managed to be both a gateway AND a Kennerspiel, and how it changed…
6 Part 1: Farmville
May 25 • 22 min
How did the rise of BoardGameGeek contribute to the success of Uwe Rosenberg’s Agricola? Listen in and find out.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos -…
5 Part 2: War and Pieces
May 11 • 23 min
David takes a look at the long are varied history of war games in this episode of the Game Changers.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos -…
5 Part 1: War and Pieces
Apr 27 • 24 min
David takes a look at the long are varied history of war games in this episode of the Game Changers.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos -…
4 Part 2: Trainspotting
Apr 13 • 17 min
David examines one fo the most impactful genres in the board gaming industry, Train Games. One specific game changed the way we introduce people to the hobby. Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music:…
4 Part 1: Trainspotting
Mar 30 • 15 min
David examines one fo the most impactful genres in the board gaming industry, Train Games. One specific game changed the way we introduce people to the hobby. Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music:…
3 Part 2: Euros
Mar 16 • 18 min
David continues his examination of board games that changed the hobby.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos - https://artlist.io/jp/song/7373/violet-world
3 Part 1: Euros
Mar 2 • 19 min
David continues his examination of board games that changed the hobby.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music: Violet World by Aquartos - https://artlist.io/jp/song/7373/violet-world
2 Part 2: The Magic in the Cards
Feb 17 • 19 min
David takes a deep dive into a game that revolutionized card games and the hobby in general. Check out part 1 if you missed it, and listen to the second part here.Check out David’s writing at The Daily Worker Placement.Support us on Patreon!Intro Music:…
2 Part 1: The Magic in the Cards
Feb 3 • 23 min
In episode one of Game Changers, David takes a look a card game that was designed almost as an afterthought. It would go on to change the gaming landscape forever and become responsible for some of the single most valuable gaming components ever.Check…
Netrunning
Jan 28 • 10 min
Netrunner is a game that has had a few different lives. Despite forming a loyal fanbase, it was discontinued for a second time in 2018. Since then, the players have taken matters into their own hands. Check out the episode for all the details. Check out…
Introducing Game Changers
Jan 19 • 13 min
David Weiss has been playing games his entire life. From classics, like Chess and Go, to war games, to modern strategy games. In this season of Game Changers, he’s looking at 12 games that changed the hobby.Check out his writing at The Daily Worker…