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Jan 23, 2019

Emerson Matsuuchi (Century series, Reef, the upcoming Metal Gear Solid game) ponders what qualities of board games attract video gamers, Christina goes over what makes for a fun and helpful rule book, Nick pits Tales of Arabian Nights against Betrayal Legacy to discuss giving players meaningful story choices, and Shoe asks Emerson how he approaches designing games that can be merged together.

Emerson's games we mentioned:
Reef
Century: Spice Road
Century: Eastern Wonders
Century: From Sand to Sea
Century: A New World
Specter Ops
Emerson's segment:
Metal Gear Solid
Settlers of Catan
Monopoly
Ticket to Ride
Carcassonne
 
 
Christina's segment:
Castles of Burgundy
Broom Service
Space Alert
Dungeon Petz
Galaxy Trucker
Brass: Lancashire
Brass: Birmingham
 
Nick's segment:
Tales of Arabian Nights
Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Betrayal Legacy
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Forest of Fate
Dungeons and Dragons
Agents of SMERSH
 
Shoe's segment:
Tokyo Game Series: Jidohanbaiki, Jutaku, and Metro
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Final Thoughts:
Wingspan
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Quacks of Quedlinberg
Time Barons
Detective: Modern Crime
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