Boardgames To Go Season 16 (2020)
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Unbelievably to me, this podcast has made it to it's 16th season. This is way beyond what I thought would happen when I started recording on a laptop and Radio Shack mic in my closet. It's been a good run, one that I have to admit is winding down. I still have some things to say, and some friends to say them with. Thanks for listening all these years.

-Mark


Mark Johnson's occasional & opinionated podcast about family strategy boardgames
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BGTG 194 - 2019 Year in Review (with Martin Griffiths)
BGTG 195 - Boardgaming during the Coronavirus
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Martin returns to the podcast after five years to talk with me again about the year just passed. This episode we spend less time talking about the raw statistics for our games played, instead having more fun discussing a bunch of favorite categories for the past year. Best artwork, party game, component, 2-player game, and so on. Fun to reflect on the past year in that way, and there's a special follow-along/participation geeklist for you all to use, as well.



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Board Game: Quarantine
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A small, solo episode for me to talk about the boardgaming I'm doing during the coronavirus safe-at-home quarantine that so many of us are under. Mostly that means online gaming of one form another, whether a dedicated website or via videochat. My face-to-face gaming has been extremely limited, almost non-existent. I really miss it, as I miss hanging out with my friends.

Fortunately we have this technology to keep us in connection and camaraderie, even during this difficult times.

I didn't do an opener & closure in this small episode, but I did wrap up with some anticipation for the upcoming Spiel des Jahres nominations, especially the curve-ball surprises we sometimes get. The announcement comes later this month in May. Looking forward to it! There's a great geeklist where you can read everyone's guesses for games that could be nominated, adding your own ideas or giving thumbs/comments to ones you agree with.


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P.S. Just played JackBox (Drawful2) with my kids long-distance!
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