Podcast

Three Irish board game developers talk about getting into board games, the awesome culture around it and creating their own board games.

New episodes are released on the first Monday of every month.

Latest Post:

Today we are debating player elimination. Does player elimination reduce fun?  We will be discussing what games work perfectly with elimination and when does it fail to hit the mark.

That pretty much wraps it up for this debate. Did your opinion change on player elimination? Does it make you want to play an elimination board game? If you enjoyed it, share it.

Board Game Design:

Today we are talking about how to work with artists. We are going to discuss why you should choose one, how to work with one and any pitfalls that you might have.

The different stages of rulebook development, the reasons for good layout and design and common sections you may have.

Why you should do it, how to get ready, what the community will want and what to do after.

How to create a high quality prototype, doing it yourself and the components.

How to choose a manufacturer and how to decide what your final components will look like.

DAG Debates:

Today we are debating unique starting powers in board games. This is our first debate so hopefully everyone will be civil and not yell although rage quitting I think is still acceptable. The proposition of this debate is “unique starting powers reduce fun”.

Did your opinion change on unique starting powers? Who do you think won the debate? Comment on our social media to tell us and decide who won. If you enjoyed it, share it. We’ve been Decking Awesome Games. Thanks for listening.

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Tabletop Culture:

On today’s episode we are talking about how we like to run our game nights. We are going to discuss why we find it fun, where to start and how to run an awesome game night.

Why we find it fun, where to start and how to run a campaign.

Why we love these games so much, why they are perfect for Christmas and our memories of the games.

Credits:

Podcast Editing from Episode 11 onwards by Brendan Russell (https://podcasteditor.ie/)

Music from Episode 7 onwards: Music Box & Sunshine by Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/)
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