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Jul 8, 2021

As US game groups start meeting up again, we chat with fellow social bubble-r James Hudson (Skybound Games) about quarantine's effects on us as gamers, which games surprised us, and the unintended effects of COVID on board game shipping and logistics. (Last topic = sad James)

Our topics for this show:

  • Shoe (producer): Board gaming outside of the social bubble: what it's been like so far, what's changed, what are the challenges?
  • Christina (host): Games that surprised you over the pandemic
  • James (guest): How publishers are evaluating the short-term future, with current COVID conditions/trends

The games mentioned in this episode:

Intro:

  • The Grimm Masquerade
  • Guardian's Call
  • Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef
  • Wonderland's War
  • Valor & Villainy: Lludwik's Labyrinth
  • Robot Quest Arena
  • Sky Towers
  • Beyond the Sun

Shoe's topic: Board gaming outside of the social bubble

  • Beyond the Sun
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef
  • P for Pizza
  • Dark Harvest
  • Gorilla Marketing
  • Eclipse
  • Dwellings of Eldervale
  • Monopoly

Christina's topic: Games that surprised us over the pandemic

  • P for Pizza
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Sovereign Skies
  • Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
  • The Gallerist
  • Sheepy Time
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Dune: Imperium
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Obsession

James's topic: How publishers are evaluating the short-term future, with current COVID conditions/trends

  • Wonderland's War