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People’s 10 Favorite Games RIGHT NOW – “People’s Choice” Board Game Picks!

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Counting down the Top 10 tabletop, card, and board games that our viewers couldn’t let us overlook this month! Find the best new games that people are playing, backing on Kickstarter, and talking about – based on the Viewers’ Votes!

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  1. Fantastic chemistry between Matthew and Paula. I could watch them making each other smile and laugh while talking about games every day of the week.

  2. I always love the interplay between Matthew and Paula, you two are so funny; yet strangely informative. I grew up playing Risk, but now it seems so dry compared to contemporary games..Paula, you need to repeat game plays. We have a number of games with 50 or 60 plays and some with over 100 plays.

  3. Excellent Refrence to "Pavlova"…..Now, maybe I've been living under a rock, but I'd never heard of a "Pavlova." On my Birthday last year, my family made a "Pavlova" instead of a cake. It was OUTSTANDINGLY DELICIOUS! Does everyone know about pavlovas? Why did it take soooo long for me to have one? For weeks afterwards, I was praising pavlovas. I was proselytizing about pavlovas. I wanted a plethora of pavlovas (thanks El Guapo!)

    Also, while I wont be able to visit Monkey World this Summer….We will be stopping by BeWILDerWood outside Norwich. I do not know if there are monkeys.

  4. Speaking of oceans, even the damp ones, we're headed to the beach this weekend. Though the car is packed full of beach stuff, I'll be squeezing in as many board games as I can and Castles of Burgundy will be one 🙂

  5. I love Rococo, but my wife doesn't. 🙁

  6. I heard Paula scored 244 points in Castles of Burgundy 😀

  7. Risk is pretty fun for a bit, moving lots of little figures around a real world map. It just goes on too long for what’s ultimately a light game with a lot of luck involved. A faster version would be pretty appealing.

  8. I can confirm that Paula scored 244 points. I scored … less. Rematch soon!

  9. Yes!!! Envelopes of Cash 👊🏻✉️💵❤️

  10. You two are just precious in this video.

  11. Really looking forward to the new Gamefound campaign of Castles of Burgundy launching tomorrow. Been playing with the classic edition from the start. Can't wait to try with all the expansions and upgraded components.

  12. Wait. I live in Weymouth. I'VE GOT TO FIND THIS MONKEY PARK! Oh, oh wait…you didn't mean Weymouth, MA did you?☹

  13. I got those bags from the BGG store to make Burgundy less tidgy. Personally, I'm all for anything that minimizes a game's tidginess.

  14. Paula – associating cupcakes with my games is approved! Make it so! 🙂

  15. Love this video. I always enjoy the Paula and Matthew show, so this edition of the Matthew and Paula show was very entertaining!

  16. Monkey World worth a visit….and Ark Nova worth a play!

  17. Maybe you are biased towards wonderlands war because Manny Tremblay (of dice throne fame) does the art

  18. More in this format please. Matt and Paula back and forth is fun. Also. move Paula to England.

  19. Hahaha. I stand by my use of tidgy, those hexes are make me feel like a clumsy article. I'd say… Tidgy is bigger than widgy and definitely bigger than teeny, but smaller than wee and ickle. 😂

  20. Really enjoyed the back and forth! It really felt like you were both recording together at the same time improvising off of each other, though I thought I heard an echo a couple of times and some of the cuts back and forth while you were both laughing were jarring for some reason. (Maybe Chaz left those in there after Matthew refused to say nice things about him?) Still would be something I’d like to see more of! You both are so wonderfully funny and vibrant!

  21. Finally Monkey World gets the promotion is deserves. Unless you go there when its pouring with rain and drag your family around clutching umbrellas seeing zero monkeys since they are all far more intelligent and under cover.

  22. I like this format a lot. While I do enjoy the scripted stuff, I more enjoy the natural back and forth between Matt and Paula.

  23. Where can you actually buy Roccocco Deluxe in the UK?

  24. Really enjoyed this conversational style! Like how Matthew and Paula did this 👌

  25. Excellent stuff as always, really enjoyed the addition of Paula 🙂

  26. I really enjoy this format. The fully scripted format is great, but this style makes the most of their personalities and “apparent” friendship. Sorry for the quotation marks, the internet has me questioning everything…

  27. Could you please tell me where you got those black/white cheering crowds from that pop up at the last section of the video?

  28. I felt silly saying I'd played Ark Nova seven times like it was a big number or something. Glad it didn't come off as silly.

  29. БабАни Play - настольные игры says:

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  30. Yes! Rococo Deluxe is delightful. The solo mode is very good as well. Paula, I highly recommend you give it a try sometime! It is a bit pricey tho, so maybe borrow someone else's copy if you're not sure you'll like it. 😉

  31. OK, guys, if I may: The production here is infinitely better in that there is a conversation going on (or seemingly?), reacting to each other rather than relying on entirely separate recordings (solely) and pretending you are talking/joking with each other (that is painful to watch). Keep going in this direction, please?

  32. I agree Matthew, we need some non-deluxe versions for some of these overproduced games like Foundations of Rome and Rococo.

  33. Loved all the video…even the damp parts, near the sea, where all that sand is. Keep up the banter!

  34. I was hesitant to pick up Ark Nova because the zoo theme did absolutely nothing for me and I'm not a fan of euros (gimme those dice!!). But I was so intrigued by the massive deck of cards and how fast it shot up the BGG top 100 list that I had to try it out. I've played it twice now and love it! It definitely deserves all the hype.

    Now I wonder if I'd like Castles of Burgundy. It looks so dry, but if Paula played it 1,000 times… But then again, I don't know what kinds of games she likes.

  35. Love it! I got really nervous about Ark Nova because I waited months after preordering it, and then I thought it was probably way too complex for me. But we have played this game….I think 17 times now?!?! In the past like 30 days. That's pretty darn crazy!!!!

  36. Rococo rocks. I can't spell it without spell check, but it is a FANTASTIC game! 🙂

  37. So many jokes to love. LOVED the whole "cutthroat fashion" point Paula made especially!!!

  38. Would love to go on a war with Alice and The mad hatter for sure, but don't go to war without bringing your cupcakes.
    Also I've been trying Castles of Burgundy a lot on my phone but barely made it to victory. But I felt convinced and gonna get a physical version.

  39. I've played Risk once (I'm 62, how did that happen? I mean, how haven't I played it before now? I know how I got to 62; it's called aging, and good moisturser). I won, so now I'm retiring from playing it so I can keep a 100% record.

  40. Drawn here by Rodney's How to Plays. However have decided in short order that we need Paula at our game nights – the pure energy. 💯
    And she wouldn't need to be concerned, as Risk is buried deep down in the bottom draw.

  41. Love Downforce! I'll always say yes to an invite to a table of this!

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