Monte Cook

This week's guest is RPG legend, Monte Cook. We talk about his time in TSR, designing D&D and being your own boss...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show here Download the show here Support the show here A Deck of Cards Chess Dungeons and Dragons The Cypher System Invisible Sun

Long Haul 1983-Episode 0-Where am I going?

This is the first episode of the solo RPG actual play of Long Haul 1983. A solo role playing game by Sean Patrick Cain. In this episode Ben creates his character and talks about the game. Listen to the episode here Download the episode here Support 5G4D here Buy Long Haul 1983 here

The Thousand Year Old Vampire-Interview with designer Tim Hutchings.

After the sad demise of Martin Dufort, Ben sits down with the designer of the game, Tim Hutchings to find out how he came up with something so brilliant. Listen to the show here Download the show here Support the show here

Lorenzo Silva

This week's guest is head of Horrible Guild, Lorenzo Silva. We talk about growing up in Italy, being nominated for prestigious awards and the importance of games as products...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/lorenzo-silva Download the show: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Lorenzo_Silva.mp3 Support the show: http://patreon.com/5g4d Agricola: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola Dune: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/121/dune 7 Wonders Duel: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/173346/7-wonders-duel... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on 2020

I close out this most challenging of years with few musings. Listen to the show here: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/thoughts-on-2020 Download the show here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Thoughts_on_2020.mp3 Support the show here: http://patreon.com/5g4d

Ian Livingstone

This week's guest is founder of Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy and a true pioneer of British gaming, Ian Livingstone. We discuss Grammar Schools, the beginnings of GW and bringing Lara Croft to the world...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show here: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/ian-livingstone Download the show here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Ian_Livingstone.mp3 Support the show here:... Continue Reading →

A History of Surprises Part 2

Here is the second part of the history of Surprised Stare Games recorded at Spiel Digital 2020. Listen to the show here:https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/a-history-of-surprises-part-2 Download the show here:https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/A_History_of_Surprises-Part_Two.mp3 Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/5g4d

Frank West

This week's guest is the owner of City of Games and the designer of Isle of Cats, Frank West. We talk about obsession, computer science and how to run a publisher...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show here:https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/frank-west Download the show here:https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Frank_West.mp3 Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/5g4d Magic the Gathering: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering Werewolf: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/925/werewolf... Continue Reading →

A History of Surprises-Part One

In this special live show recorded at Spiel Digital, the founders of Surprised Stare Games chart their history as a company. Listen to the show here: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/a-history-of-surprises-part-one Download the show here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/A_History_of_Surprises-Part_One.mp3 Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/5g4d

The Guild w Mark Besada

This week Ben visits the coach of the compound footy team Mark Besada and they talk about what makes the perfect player of board games and also why rolling around in filth is a good thing.   Listen to the show here Download the show here Support the show here.

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