This Month's Hottest Board Games, & WHY! -

This Month’s Hottest Board Games, & WHY!

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Counting down the Top 10 tabletop, card, and board games that are gaining popularity this month, to help you find the best new games that people are playing, backing on Kickstarter, and talking about!

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Players try to outmaneuver opponents in this sophisticated trick taking game!


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  1. Definitely getting wingspan and turing machine!

  2. I dunno – useful info, less-than-excessive alliteration, no 80s music references….. can you really say you are filling in for Chaz this week?

  3. Still not entirely convinced that Paula can't turn into a wolf

  4. To everyone who is about to head to BGG and have their knees buckle after seeing the complexity rating of John Company, do not let that number intimidate you. John Company is easily one of the best negotiation games on the market and the designers, Cole Wehrle (designer of Root) and Drew Wehrle, have taken great care to not only make the game rewarding for multiple plays but approachable with a good teacher. I primarily come from a Party Game, Social Deduction and Scythe background when it comes to games and the last thing I expected was I could undertake John Company.

    I friggin' did it. The rulebook is written so well, the play is so satisfying and the endgame makes you itch for the next play. My last game of it I taught several newbies all of which were laughing over some of the negotiation, the hilarity of some of the dice rolls and the side-splitting end to the company which toppled after we got too greedy with trade.

    I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves Republic of Rome or anyone looking to hop into a negotiation game where even if you have no idea what you're doing people will WANT you to support them and will sometimes pay you handsomely for said support.

    … also I totally bought a gavel for the Chairman player and I'm working on getting hats or something for the other offices…

  5. Great video, can't wait to play Turing Machine!

  6. Great Video! John Company is high on my list to play.

  7. Ohh, Paula instead of Chaz, that means I can call it 'The Climber's'and he won't notice 🙂

  8. Great variety of interesting games! 🙂 I love the artwork in Wingspan so much, I feel like half of the game is just admiring it. I'd like to play a Tidal Blades game sometime. They look like they would be a different gameplay than anything else. We recently got a game imported from Brazil, "Comic Hunters". Man, is that a good game!!!!! What a treasure. It's got fast gameplay but there's a lot of strategy going on, too, even though it feels very light and easy to get to the table. 🙂

  9. @6:08 Hey that's me! And by that I mean that's a photo of me losing that race to my sister in the very last second.

    I'm definitely not still bitter about that.

  10. Thanks for the release date info on Turing Machine :)3

  11. Hopefully I'll get a shot at Turing Machine later this week 😁

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