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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BGTG 120 - Favorites of 2011 (A Few Acres of Snow, Pergamon)

What?! Two episodes in the same month?! When was the last time I did that? Unfortunately, it's been a while. But as I say during the early part of this podcast, I've got a little more free time now, and I hope I can use it to publish podcasts a bit more frequently than it's been. This could change at any time, but for now I've got my fingers crossed.

In this episode I do a few things. Most of the time I talk about my two favorite titles from 2011, A Few Acres of Snow, and Pergamon. The first is Martin Wallace's deckbuilding wargame about the French & Indian War, while the second is an historically themed, 1990s-style euro in a field increasingly dominated by plastic spaceships and special powers. I also use the opportunity to quickly recap the games I played in 2011, at least the totals and Five & Dimes.

Finally, I dig through the musty mail bag to read some feedback "on air." That was always a favorite part, for me, and maybe if I keep posting some more podcasts I can get back into it.



Blogger Kifty said...

Hi Mark,

You seem to be missing the audio enclosure on this one. It's not showing up in my podcast client. Pergamon and A Few Acres of Snow are both games that I've been interested in trying out, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them!


1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Interesting picks for your games of 2011. I haven't played either of the titles you mention though I was very interested in A Few Acres of Snow until I read about the unbeatable strategy. Since then I had quite forgotten about the game but your enthusiasm and mention of the recent fix has me reconsidering this title. I do often enjoy Martin Wallace titles and my group really does dig Dominion's deck-building mechanic so this may be a winner for us.

Great insights as always.

John Rogers

10:10 PM  

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