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Feb 4, 2021

This is a special Voltron Podcast episode with Boards Alive's Aaron Cassidy!

(Touchy subject) We talk about the recent drama and controversies in the board game biz (and whether we can separate the art from the artists).

(And not-so-touchy) On a lighter note, we also discuss video-game-licensed board games and deckbuilding in games we wouldn't call deckbuilding games.

Shoe: Board games based on video game licenses that you've enjoyed or are excited about

  • Bloodborne
  • Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
  • Bloodborne: The Card Game
  • The Witcher
  • Civilization
  • Civilization: A New Dawn
  • X-Com
  • This War of Mine
  • Level 7: Omega Protocol
  • Rampage/Terror in Meeple City
  • Exceed
  • BattleCON
  • Portal
  • Mechs vs. Minions
  • Railways of the World
  • Megaland

Christina’s topic: Deckbuilding in games you wouldn’t call deckbuilding games

  • Dune Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • Dominant Species
  • Dice Throne
  • The Gallerist
  • On Mars
  • Lisboa
  • Great Western Trail
  • Newton
  • Food Chain Magnate
  • Concordia
  • Rococo
  • CloudAge
  • Mombasa
  • Blackout Hong Kong
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Luxor
  • Taverns of Tiefenthal
  • Shards of Infinity
  • Ascension

Aaron’s topic: Can we separate the artist from the work?

  • Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
  • Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
  • Pax
  • Bios
  • High Frontier
  • Puerto Rico
  • Great Western Trail
  • Mombasa
  • Maracaibo
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Teotihuacan: City of Gods