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Four Corners of the Board podcast

May 26, 2020

This week Dean and Graeme have a look at the Spiel des Jahres nominations. We discuss how useful we find awards and which awards, if any, we follow. Do they influence our purchasing? And what type of jury for awards do we prefer?

We then do our top 5 Spiel des Jahres Games (either nominated or winners)


May 12, 2020

Dean and Graeme are working on recording our Top 100 Games of all time and I noticed that neither of us had no Abstract Strategy games (or almost none) on our lists. So we decided to have a closer look at this mechanism and find out why.

Then we give our Top 5 Abstract Strategy Games.


Apr 28, 2020

This week Dean and Graeme have a look at gimmicks in games. What do we mean by gimmicks? What are some examples of gimmicks? Are minis in games just gimmicks?

We then do our Top 5 Games with Gimmicks


Apr 14, 2020

This week Dean and Graeme look at learning. Since our kids have gone back to virtual school, we wanted to look at games that can teach you something. Do these types of games attract us? Or have we done our time in school and want to distance ourselves from learning?

We then do our Top 5 Games That Can Teach You Something


Mar 31, 2020

This week Dean and Graeme have a look at multiplayer games that we like at 2 players. Since many of us are looking for things to do while social distancing we wanted to look at our collections to see what games we prefer at 2 players.

We then end off with our Top 5 Multiplayer Games we like best at 2 Players