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Five Fun Games for Families

Escape Into Board Games

Release Date: 07/09/2021

A Contemplation of Deduction Games show art A Contemplation of Deduction Games

Escape Into Board Games

Deduction Games have been around for a long time. Clue is almost 75 years old! Recently, we've seen some impressive improvements in deduction games. In this episode, we explore a few classic games as well as some newer games that are bringing some advancements to the genre. 03:29 Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty's Trail 13:01 Cryptid 21:57 Mystery of the Abbey 33:06 Awkward Guests 42:16 Code 777 48:28 The Search for Planet X 55:14 MicroMacro: Crime City 1:03:19 Alchemists

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Escape Into Board Games

What's your favorite board game theme? Which board game has the most immersive theme? Theme is often the hook that brings you into a game, but it's also the clothes the game wears and the language we use when we talk about the game. In this episode we talk about just some of our favorite games that are dripping with theme. 04:02 Dead of Winter 18:15 Chronicles of Crime 32:45 Star Wars Rebellion 45:53 Black Orchestra 55:01 Flashpoint: Fire Rescue 1:01:36 Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game 1:14:09 The Adventurers: The Temple Of Chac 1:24:39 Nemesis

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How many board games on your shelf are fifteen, twenty, thirty years old?  They might show a little shelf wear and their art might be a little dated but these games still get plenty of plays at our table.  Maybe you're not familiar with them all, in which case we'd be happy to introduce you to some of our favourite Modern Classics. 2:56 Catan 10:53 Carcassonne 21:08 Stone Age 25:29 Puerto Rico 32:45 Caverna: The Cave Farmers 40:19 Power Grid 51:09 The Castles of Burgundy 1:00:23 Modern Art

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Escape Into Board Games

In this edition of the Escape Into Board Games podcast, Matt and Chris squeeze into spandex and capes to talk about some board games based on comic books!

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Escape Into Board Games

In the Fantastic Fillers Finale Matt and Chris continue talking about the fast-to-set-up and easy-to-learn filler games that we enjoy. You don't need to listen to the first episode of Fantastic Fillers to enjoy this one but if you're looking for more fast filler game recommendations, you should check it out as well.

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In this episode Chris Cormier and Matt McKenzie talk about some of their favourite Filler Games. They discuss the difficulties of playing a game about some of the gruesome details of the French Revolution, talk about a strategy to rescue a certain unloved game from thrift stores, and mention a game that you can play online with your friends using Board Game Arena for free.

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In this episode Chris and Matt talk about one of their favourite board game mechanisms and just some of the games that use that mechanism.  Deck Building!

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Several Superior Spelling Games that Supersede Scrabble show art Several Superior Spelling Games that Supersede Scrabble

Escape Into Board Games

In this episode Chris and Matt look at word games that involve spelling and wordcrafting.

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Escape Into Board Games

In this episode Matt and Chris talk about 8 board games that have interesting and unique game mechanisms.  As well as a segment about Sleeving your games

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Escape Into Board Games

Whether your family is small or large, every game collection should include some go-to games that you can bring out that the entire family will enjoy.  However, finding the right game for your family can be tricky and often involves balancing thematic elements, table presence, learning time, skill levels, confrontational elements, game length and even the game components. But it can also be the difference between the same old, hum-drum holiday dinner and an evening spent together laughing and creating fun memories that will last a life time.  We hope that the games we talk about in...

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Whether your family is small or large, every game collection should include some go-to games that you can bring out that the entire family will enjoy.  However, finding the right game for your family can be tricky and often involves balancing thematic elements, table presence, learning time, skill levels, confrontational elements, game length and even the game components. But it can also be the difference between the same old, hum-drum holiday dinner and an evening spent together laughing and creating fun memories that will last a life time.  We hope that the games we talk about in this episode encourage your family and others to play games together.