Volko Ruhnke

This week's guest is ex-CIA analyst and inventor of the COIN series of games Volko Ruhnke. We talk about how the COIN series has crossed over, designing games for the CIA and the gaps in our knowledge of history...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show here: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/volko-ruhnke Download the show here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Volko_Ruhnke.mp3... Continue Reading →

Matt Leacock on the Pandemic Legacy Series

The release of Pandemic Legacy Season 0 marks the end of the Pandemic Legacy Series and I sit down with Matt Leacock to talk about the new game and his views on the series as a whole. Listen to the show https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/matt-leacock-on-the-pandemic-legacy-series Download the show https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Matt_Leacock_on_the_Pandemic_Legacy_Series.mp3 Support the show https://www.patreon.com/5g4d

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 →

The Guild w Isaac Shalev-The things we miss.

Isaac joins Ben in a bar of ill repute to discuss what the pandemic has done to us as gamers. Listen to the show here:https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/the-guild-w-isaac-shalev-the-things-we-miss Download the show here:https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/The_Guild_w_Isaac_Shalev-What_do_you_miss.mp3 Support the show here:https://www.patreon.com/5g4d

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

Grant Rodiek

This week's guest is mover and shaker in both digital and analogue games, Grant Rodiek. We talk about growing up in Texas, the huge world of The Sims and the discipline of designing for the tabletop...but which games did he choose? Listen to the show here: https://fivegamesfordoomsday.libsyn.com/grant-rodiek Download the show here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fivegamesfordoomsday/Grant_Rodiek.mp3 Support the show... Continue Reading →

Ruel Gaviola

This week's guest is writer, mentor and host Ruel Gaviola. We talk about growing up in Southern California, poker and the state of board game media...but which games did he choose?   Listen to the show here. Download the show here. Support the show here.   A Deck of Cards Twilight Imperium Viticulture Paperback Crokinole

Elizabeth Davidson

This week's guest is biblical scholar, Latin teacher and evangelist for Solo Games, Elizabeth Davidson. We talk about playing alone, why Christianity was so successful and how David Hasselhoff is in real life...but which games did she choose?   Listen to the show here. Download the show here. Support the show here.   A deck of cards. Lord... Continue Reading →

Tom Vasel

This week's guest is the best known board game reviewer on the planet, Tom Vasel. We talk about his childhood, speaking in front of crowds and his charity work...but which games did he choose?   Listen to the show here. Download the show here. Support the show here.   Le Havre Ticket to Ride Lost Cities Frosthaven Cosmic... Continue Reading →

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