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Robert MacPherson
 Mar 11, 2019
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Cat Lady | Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated | Sneaky Pete
First, we claw our way to victory while still being soooo cute in Cat LadyThen, we risk life and limb in hopes of a good 401K in Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions IncorporatedLastly, we squint real hard as we scrutinize the other guy in Sneaky Pete Cat Lady Designed by: Josh WoodPublished by: Alderac Entertainment Group (2017)Players: […]
Mar 31, 2020
Blockbuster | On Mars | Ea$y Money
First up there’s no need to find a parking spot to get our DVD fix as we play at home in Blockbuster.Next up it’s 2037 and boy do we wish there were Amazon Prime Red as we try to keep the supply lines running On Mars. And lastly we’re wolves of wall street playing a game […]
Mar 25, 2020
Brikks | Oceans | You’ve Been Sentenced!
First up we transport Tetris from TV to tabletop in BRIKKSNext we dive deep below the surface to create and nurture wondrous and terrifying creatures in OceansAnd lastly we desperately try to dress up a word salad in You’ve Been Sentenced! Brikks Designed by: Wolfgang WarschPublished by: Schmidt Spiele & Stronghold Games (2018)Players: 1 – […]
Mar 16, 2020
Dungeon Drop | Deep Blue | Azuma
First up we delve depths, dodging dreadful dragons in Dungeon DropNext we dive down during dope ducket dredging in Deep BlueAnd lastly we, dare delighting deities, in Azuma With guest panelist Chris Whitpan from Game All Nite! podcast.  Dungeon Drop Designed by: Scott R. SmithPublished by: Phase Shift Games (2020)Players: 1 – 4Ages: 8 & […]
Mar 08, 2020
Tricky Tides | Periodic | Cheers
First up we brave the waves and the sea monsters to garner the goods in Tricky Tides.Next we build victory one mole at a time in Periodic: A Game of the Elements.And lastly we’re making our way in the world today or rather in the 80’s most popular sitcom as we play: Cheers Tricky Tides […]
Feb 28, 2020
Second Annual Which Game First Awards
The panel unearth the best and worst games we talked about on our show in 2019 and announce the winners of the second annual Firsties Awards.
Feb 15, 2020
Designer Update: Eric Geller from Short Hop Games
In this Side Quest, we have a Designer Update, where panelist Mike Grenier talks to board game developers about their works in progress.  This week Mike chats with game developer Eric Geller about his upcoming game Quests & Cannons and how he got the cannon ball rolling for his own company Short Hop Games.
Feb 07, 2020
Silver | Parks | Quelf
First up we show the werewolves how bland our villages can taste in SilverNext we hike the trail to create beautiful memories in ParksAnd lastly we gain ground while losing our inhibitions in Quelf Silver Designed by: Ted AlspachPublished by: Bézier Games (2019)Players: 2 – 4Ages: 14 & upPlaying time: 45 min In Silver, your […]
Jan 31, 2020
Yummy Yummy Pancake | Ecos: First Continent | Switch 16
First up we try to keep our early morning memory sharp as we flip for Yummy Yummy PancakeNext we become a force of nature to shape the world and all its creatures in ECOS: First ContinentAnd lastly we pitch the dice to ditch our deck in Switch 16 Segment Markers: Yummy Yummy Pancake – 2:15ECOS: […]
Jan 08, 2020
Look Out Behind You! The Best Backstab Games of All Time!
PAX Unplugged Panel – December 2019 What are “backstab” games? The panel reviews the features and mechanics of games which put them in the “backstab” category. The panel will also delve in to the people at the game table, because the game isn’t the one doing the stabbing … it’s the players! With differing opinions […]
Dec 30, 2019
Steam Park | Wordsmith | Oodles
First up we entice our tireless robotic employees to gear up for thrills in Steam Park!Next we frantically race to build up our vocabulary… literally in Wordsmith!And lastly we see what the buzz is about as we lock down the answers in Oodles! Steam Park Designed by: Aureliano Buonfino, Lorenzo Silva, Lorenzo Tucci SorrentinoPublished by: […]
Dec 19, 2019
Time Marches on! The History of War Games – Part 2
Wargaming goes big business as we move into the 20th century to cover the modern era of war board games.Co-hosts Joe Unfried and Ed Povilitis talk about the origins of the most popular war board games of the 1900’s and how wargaming broke through the lines into scale miniatures gaming.
Dec 14, 2019
Hex Hex XL | The 7th Continent | ShowBiz Shuffle
First up the evil eyes fly, as we try to dodge the curse hot potato style in Hex Hex XLNext we explore together seeking new discoveries as we scour the forbidding lands of The 7th ContinentAnd lastly, we scramble to bring our movies in ontime and on budget even if we have to hire the […]
Dec 07, 2019
Side Quest – The Pitter Patter of Tiny Dice
WGF host Celeste DeAngelis speaks with Christina Rouse from the wildly popular gaming podcast Blue Peg Pink Peg.  Celeste and Christina are both mom’s with aspiring young gamers at home.  They talk about about the fun of introducing the next generation to the huge and fast growing world of board games and play a game […]
Dec 05, 2019
Food Truck Champion | Age of Steam | In a Pickle
First up we fire the fast fryer and speed our way to becoming the most popular provender provider in Food Truck ChampionNext we’re cut throat pioneers blazing an iron trail across the plains in Age of SteamAnd lastly the metaphors fly as we squeeze big concepts into little words with In a Pickle Food Truck […]
Dec 01, 2019
Side Quest – The Maury Game: You are NOT the Father
The panel separates the maybe-daddies from the baby-daddies as they play an advanced copy of The Maury Game: You are NOT the Father.
Nov 26, 2019
Wordical | Detective | Songburst
First up we R A C E to M A K E words the F A S T E S T in Wordical Next we mind map our way to solving crimes in Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game And lastly we struggle to remember that Lyric that’s right on the tip of our tongue […]
Nov 24, 2019
Side Quest: History of Wargames – Part 1
Wargames what are they good for?  Perhaps tactical supremacy for an entire century.  Learn how war board gaming got its start among soldiers and generals of a bygone era and what it meant for their nation.
Nov 21, 2019
Ramen Fury | Tzolk’in | Clever Endeavor
First up we bulion our Pho’s by hot spicing  their bowls in Ramen FuryNext we spin the gears to please the gods in a corniest of games…  Tzolk’inAnd lastly the march of clues is relentless as we race to answer riddles first… in Clever Endeavor Ramen Fury @ 2:16Tzolk’in @ 12:10Clever Endeavor @ 22:54 Ramen […]
Nov 16, 2019
Side Quest: Designer Update – Sprites
Mike catches up with game designer Stephen Terenzi to chat about the Boston FIG and his upcoming game Sprites: Battle Arena.
Nov 12, 2019
Conspiracy Theory | Mystic Vale | Russian Roulette
First up we don our tinfoil hats to protect against wrong answers in Conspiracy Theory Trivia Board Game Next we can see clearly now right through the cards as we layer them into a brand new world in Mystic Vale And lastly the fake money flies as we scramble to risk it all in Russian […]
Nov 06, 2019
Nusfjord | Tapestry | Quad-Ominos
First up can we clear cut our way to a fishing fleet while trying to maintain our beautiful way of life Nusfjord.Next we choose the course of our civilization as it grows through the ages in Tapestry.And lastly we take the classic dot counting game to the fourth dimension in Quad-Ominos. Nusfjord Designed by: Uwe […]
Oct 30, 2019
Side Quest: Interview with Zach Connelly
Evan chats with Zach Connelly of Royal N. Games about game design, Kickstarter, and their latest game LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game.
Oct 25, 2019
Widget Ridge | War Room | The Cohort
First up, we spark our steam engines to ratchet together our punk machines in Widget Ridge.Next, we the year is 1942, the world is on the brink of chaos as we command the forces of axis and allies in War Room.And lastly, we discover what divas Roman soldiers can be as we build our legions […]
Oct 23, 2019
SHŌBU | Kapow! | Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
First up, we play an abstract game of push and pull and shove right off in SHŌBU.Next, we go head to head and fist to face as villians and heros with changeable dice in Kapow!And lastly, we solve mysteries the cosmically interconnected way … in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything is Connected. SHŌBU Designed […]
Oct 16, 2019
Side Quest: Shogi
In this new Side Quest episode, Joe and Mike delve into the history of Shogi or Japanese Chess. The evolution of what we might call grid-based board games has had many twists and turns along the way, from the Gupta Empire of classical India to chess, checkers, reversi and other games we now find familiar. […]
Oct 14, 2019
The Castles of Burgundy | Sorcerer | Diplomacy
First, we gain gold, castles, workers, or chickens in The Castles of Burgundy Card GameNext, we battle through the dim gas lit streets of old London in SorcererLastly, we cut deals the old fashion way, with smiles and lies in Diplomacy The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game Designed by: Stefan FeldPublished by: Ravensburger (2016)Players: […]
Oct 08, 2019
Ultimate Werewolf Legacy | Wingspan | The Cattlemen
First up, we hunt for victory as a pack in Ultimate Werewolf LegacyNext, our strategies take flight to make the points soar in WingspanAnd lastly, the old west gets wild as we strike out and defend our claims in The Cattlemen Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Designed by: Ted Alspach, Rob DaviauPublished by: Bézier Games (2018)Players: 9 […]
Oct 01, 2019
Legacy Games Panel
What are Legacy Games and why are we destroying them?  Listen to the live recording of Which Game First’s panel on legacy games at Dragon Con. This hot new genre of board games is wildly popular despite the fact that they can only be played once. The panelists reviews the features and mechanics of them, […]
Sep 23, 2019
Le Havre: The Inland Port | Alien Frontiers | Pit
First up, it’s a dockside showdown for harbor bragging rights in Le Havre: The Inland Port.  Next, we roll the dice and then we fly them to the stars as we colonize the galaxy in Alien Frontiers.  Lastly, we ring the closing bell as fast as we can corner the market in the classic card […]
Sep 16, 2019
Clear the Decks! | Lords of Waterdeep | CIA
First up, we’re the boys that fear no noise whilst the thundering cannons roar in Clear the The Decks.  Next, we kick back in our posh liars as we get other adventures to quest for us as Lords of Waterdeep.And lastly, we gather intel to quell conflicts, crush coups and undermine uprisings in CIA: Collect It […]
Sep 09, 2019
Dread Curse | Dune | Three on a Match
First up the panel tries to pick just the right time to grab their booty and jump ship in Dread Curse.Then the panel learns that the Spice must flow in the board game Frank Herbert’s Dune.And lastly they game-show it up 70’s style with Three on a Match. Dread Curse Designed by: Stuart SiskPublished by: […]
Sep 02, 2019
Cutthroat Caverns | Charterstone | Wild Blue Yonder
First up, we fight the enemy shoulder to shoulder — but never show each other our backs! — in Cutthroat Caverns.   Next, we build towns with our own personal flare . . . and it’s for keeps,  no backsies in the legacy game, Charterstone. And lastly, we make Mary Ellis and the Night Witches […]
Aug 26, 2019
BEARanoia| Cytosis | Lords of Vegas
First, we have one minute to find out who’s hiding a furry secret in Bearanoia!Next up, we travel inside the human body and put those carbs to work in Cytosis.And lastly, we take a gamble to seize the hottest properties on the Strip, in — Lords of Vegas! BEARanoia Designed by: Jasmine Davis & Pete […]
Aug 18, 2019
5-Minute Dungeon | Pandemic | Foodie Fight
We kick down the doors and fireball our enemies, all while keeping an eye on the clock, in 5-Minute Dungeon! We’re scientists desperately racing around the world to prevent deadly outbreaks in Pandemic! We divine answers to questions about divine delectables in Foodie Fight! 5-Minute Dungeon Designed by: Connor ReidPublished by: Spin Master (2017)Players: 2 […]
Aug 11, 2019
Wrath of Dragons | Trogdor!! | Iron Dragon
Khaleesi’s not the only one who can lay waste to her potential subjects as we do some swooping of our own in Wrath of Dragons! Next the burnination continues as we aid the DAGRON who needs no introduction with double exclamation point enthusiasm in Trogdor!!  And lastly we keep the dragon theme flying loosely as […]
Aug 04, 2019
Yardmaster | Escape Plan | Geronimo
First ― Toot Toot! ― we load up from engine to caboose to get on track to victory in Yardmaster. Next, we’ve robbed the bank. Now all we gotta do is to get away clean in Escape Plan . . . And lastly, who can scale the treacherous desert cliffs to get to the treasure […]
Jul 29, 2019
Innovation | Carpe Diem | Executive Decision
First up, we build our civilization with dogmatic fervor, while keeping a close eye on our neighbors in Innovation. Next, our noble patricians seize farms, villas and fountains to make the most prestigious districts in  Carpe Diem. And lastly, we predict the market and sweep it with oracle-like precision that leads us to riches in  […]
Jul 22, 2019
Space Alert | Imperial Settlers | Finance
First up, we zoom through hostile alien-infested quadrants by the seat of our pants in — Space Alert! Next, we build the civilizations of our forebears from scratch, in Imperial Settlers. And lastly, we monopolize properties in that other game . . . Finance! Space Alert Designed by: Vlaada ChvátilPublished by: Czech Games Edition (2008)Players: […]
Jul 14, 2019
Legendary Forests | U-BOOT: The Board Game | Wits & Wagers
First up, we guide the hand of nature to create lush flora across our planet in Legendary Forests. Next, Jawohl mein Kaleun, sound the alarm! The battle stations await in U-Boot.  And lastly, we hedge our trivia smarts with clever bets in Wits & Wagers.  Legendary Forests Designed by: Toshiki SatoPublished by: IELLO (2017)Players: 2 […]
Jul 08, 2019
Kill Doctor Lucky | 18Lilliput | The Perfect 10
First up, we play a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout the house in Kill Dr. Lucky. Next, we become fat cat rail barons building tracks to riches in 18Lilliput. And lastly, we team up on trivia to narrow down the right answers in The Perfect Ten. Kill Doctor Lucky Designed by: James ErnestPublished […]
Jun 30, 2019
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small | Dice Forge | Origins of World War II
First up, it’s just us and our spouses stockading our way to victory in Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small. Next, we put our tailor-made homebrew dice to the tests of Tartarus in Dice Forge! And lastly, we wander through the chaos of 1930s Europe to jockey for position in Origins of World War II. […]
Jun 23, 2019
Nerdy Inventions | Kingdom Builder | Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
First up, we set mechanical plans in motion to cobble together a victory in Nerdy Inventions. Next, we cross the windy desert and wildflower prairies as we expand our empires in Kingdom Builder. And lastly, we squint hard  as we try to recall some really elementary stuff in Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? […]
Jun 16, 2019
Turin Market | My Little Scythe | Spy Alley
First up, we bargain big — or bust in the bustling palazzo at Turin Market! Next, we’re up to Anthropomorphic Antics as our fuzzy heroes try to win the Harvest Festival in My Little Scythe . . . And lastly, we match wits with our global counterparts in a game of deception and misdirection: Spy […]
Jun 09, 2019
Interview with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games
Mike chats with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games about Scythe, My Little Scythe, designing games, and his charity.
Jun 07, 2019
Epic Card Game | Tikal | The Six Million Dollar Man
First up, we summon our champions to do our divine bidding and fight for our glory in Epic! Next we head into the heart of the Mayan jungle to unearth the great mysteries of its ancient city in Tikal. And lastly we have the technology to play better! — faster! —STRONGER! in The Six Million […]
Jun 03, 2019
Donner Dinner Party | Scythe | This Game Goes to Eleven
First, we’ve lost the trail, and it’s eat or be eaten . . . in Donner Dinner Party. Next up, our looming mechs hiss out gouts of steam as they rumble to conquest in Scythe. And finally, we see something very special about the cards we play in This Game Goes to Eleven. Donner Dinner […]
May 26, 2019
Somnium: Rise of Laputa | Last Will | Decipher
First, we employ our devious schemes to crown our king in Somnium: The Rise of Laputa. Next, we invite our sponging school chums to live large with us as we spend our inheritance like theres no tomorrow . . .  in Last Will Finally, we conceal our secret word alphabetically, in Decipher. Somnium: Rise of […]
May 19, 2019
Hintegers | Formula D | Gameception
First up we find that guessing the answer is not as easy as 1-2-3 in Hintegers Next, we burn rubber as we shift into pole position in Formula D racing And lastly, we multitask our way to multiple victories! As we play a game within a Gameception! Hintegers Designed by: Frank Alberts, Russell NgPublished by: […]
May 12, 2019
Interview with Dominic Crapuchettes of North Star Games
We chat with Dominic Crapuchettes of North Star Games about games, Evolution, Oceans, and the game industry.
May 09, 2019
Star Wars: Destiny | Star Wars: Rebellion | Jar Jar Binks 3-D Adventure Game
First, we get dicey as teams of heroes and villains face off in Star Wars Destiny! Next, we find ourselves in Episode IV as the Rebels play a dangerous game of cat and mouse against the Imperial onslaught in Star Wars: Rebellion! Lastly, we lead the genre’s most beloved Gungan through a pop up quest […]
May 04, 2019
Interview with Jason Miceli
We chat with Jason Miceli of Geek Fever Games and Phase Shift Games about game design and development.
May 03, 2019
Voltage | The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire | Twixt
First up, we turn positives into negatives — and back again! — with Voltage. Next, we take care of our own, and send our enemies to sleep with the fishes in The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire And lastly, we barricade our rivals as we race to our border in TwixT. Voltage Designed by: Brian Yu Published […]
Apr 28, 2019
Toe Sham Bo | Fox in the Forest | Blox-O
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up we mash up two childhood classics in ToeShamBo!Next up we take card tricks in a storybook land but take care not greedy in the Fox in the Forest!And lastly we dust off a game find from the roaring 20’s […]
Apr 22, 2019
Yeti in the House | Ambyria | Slapshot
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First, we strike out into our own kitchens and living rooms to find the Yeti in the House!Next, we struggle to become the hero who gets to dispatch the big villain in Ambyria: Shroud of the Shadow Demon!And lastly, we stick […]
Apr 14, 2019
Unlock! | Root | Ogre Cheerleaders
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First, we investigate an escape room from the comfort of our own couch in UNLOCK!Next, we are furious furry and feathered foes fighting for the fate of the forest in Root!And lastly, we try to skim the cream of the crop […]
Apr 07, 2019
Fog of Love | Five Tribes | Call My Bluff
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up: As an unlikely pair, we try to coordinate our tactics through the crossfire of romance in Fog Of LoveNext up: we make our moves in the legendary city-state of Naqala to gain the Sultan’s favor in Five Tribes.And lastly: […]
Mar 31, 2019
Leaping Lemmings | Eschaton | BUX
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up, we dodge incoming eagles, and go off the deep end —  in Leaping Lemmings! Next, we gather dark zealots to welcome the apocalypse, in Eschaton. . .And lastly:  we swap, bid, steal, and match . . . in BUX! […]
Mar 24, 2019
Dude | Isle of Skye | Dealer’s Choice
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up, we use the only word necessary to communicate even the deepest thoughts and feelings in dude. Next we grab the Highland entrepreneurial spirit in Isle of Skye. And lastly: armed with our Blue Books, we go for coveted title […]
Mar 17, 2019
Rack-O | Healthy Heart Hospital | The $20,000 Pyramid Game
Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up, we stand Rummy on it’s head with Rack-O! Next, we scramble to keep our patients alive & well in Healthy Heart Hospital! And lastly, we give and get a clue with The $20,000 Pyramid Game! Rack-O Published by: Winning […]
Mar 10, 2019
Flanx | Game of Crowns | Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island
Welcome to Which Game First where we Boldly explore the Hilariously Huge world of Board Games. Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First up: Sharp minds and steady hands prevail as we outmanoeuvre our opponents in Flanx!Next up: Brilliantly negotiate, or draw your sword to bring your […]
Mar 03, 2019
Top This! | Zendo | Fluster
First up we make the tastiest pizza pie with a flick of the wrist in Top This! Second will our 3D structures leads us to the laws in Zendo.And lastly we try not to pull our hair out as someone slams a Q in your 22 in Fluster. Top This! Designed by: Yves TourignyPublished by: […]
Feb 24, 2019
Loot | Ascension | Joe Name It
First up, the black flags fly as we outmaneuver the other scurvy dogs to the fat merchantmen in Loot Next, we assemble our deck from fabled constructs and heroes of old, to gain honor Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer And lastly, we find out just how random trivia can get in Joe Name It
Feb 17, 2019
The Quacks of Quedlinburg | Too Many Bones: Undertow | Oh My Goods!
First up, We Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron BOOM! in The Quacks of Quedlinburg. Next, we team up to crush Baddies and grab Loot, as we roll our way through the world of Too Many Bones: Undertow . . . And lastly, we fire up our charburner as we craft our wares medieval style in Oh My Goods!
Feb 10, 2019
Titan Race | KeyForge | Dracula’s Feast
First: Once more into the dizzying chaos, we recklessly plunge ourselves, AND our bizarre mounts, into the Titan Race! Next: We reap the Æmber, build our Keys, and defend our houses in Keyforge: Call of the Archons! And finally: We play a dangerous game at the most dangerous shindig in Dracula’s Feast.
Feb 03, 2019
Pixel Glory | Letter Tycoon | Funemployed
First up: We feign heroism and camaraderie --- to grab fame and mad loot in Pixel Glory! Next: We merchandise the alphabet --- itself!!! --- in Letter Tycoon! And, finally: We find out just how qualified we are, in Funemployed!
Jan 27, 2019
Show & Tile | Kings’ Struggle | Probe
First up, we tangle with tangrams when we break out Show and Tile --- ! Next, we learn that even small, bucolic medieval hamlets had plenty of opportunities for treachery . . . in Kings' Struggle. And lastly, who will be first to unearth the hidden words in the classic game of Probe!
Jan 19, 2019
Death Wish | Fist of Dragonstones | Squadro
First up: Can drinking out-of-date milk lead to a deadly disease? We hope so . . . in Death Wish! Next, with our precious fairy gold in hand, we bluff, bribe, and bid our way through the enchanted forest to get our Fist of Dragonstones. And lastly: We dodge and jump our appointments, as we race to the end and back again --- in Squadro!
Jan 13, 2019
2018 Game Awards & 2019 Preview Show
First Annual Which Game First Awards, looking back at best games we played on our show in 2018. We also look at 5 games we’re eager to see in 2019.
Jan 06, 2019
Scuttle! | San Juan | Hero Realms
First, our pirate crews pull out all their low-down, sneaky tricks to grab all the booty, in Scuttle! Next, we become titans of trade, growing our fortunes in the port city of San Juan. And lastly we shuffle up our swords and sorcery to deal out the damage in Hero Realms!
Dec 30, 2018
Medieval Academy | British vs. Pirates | Survive: Space Attack!
In this week’s episode... We compete in the lists, slay dragons, and crack a book once in a while at the Medieval Academy We prowl tropical sea lanes for King and Country --- or maybe fortune and glory! --- in British vs. Pirates! We’re stuck in the center of horrifying, deadly danger in Survive: Space Attack!
Dec 22, 2018
Celestia | Power Grid Deluxe | Mid-Life Crisis
In this week’s episode... First up we're off on adventure in our wondrous airship but will we crash before we gain outrageous fortune in Celestia Next as we light up our cities do we go green or blacken the skies with coal Power Grid And lastly we slog our way through divorce, financial ruin, and meltdowns in Mid-Life Crisis
Dec 15, 2018
Left Center Right | Android: Netrunner | 221 B Baker Street
Left Center Right (LCR) Designed by: Uncredited Published by: Spin Master Players: 3 to 12 Ages: 5 + Time: 20 minutes Unearthed by: Celeste Each player is given 3 chips to start.  On their turn, they roll the dice (as many dice as they have chips at the time, up to three). For each ‘L’ […]
Dec 08, 2018
Blokus | Bärenpark | Redneck Life
In this week’s episode... First up this week, we put Tetris on attack as we stake our territory in Blokus! Next up, even more Tetris fun, but this time with bears! -- in Bären Park And lastly --- do you have a working TV set on top of a non-working TV set, then you might be playin’ Redneck Life.
Dec 01, 2018
Deep Sea Adventure | Gloomhaven | Century: Eastern Wonders
In this week’s episode... First we're ocean-diving treasure hunters, sharing the air but not the booty in Deep Sea Adventure. Next up we sift through the chaos and delve into the unknown in the smash hit . . . Gloomhaven. And lastly we embrace supply and demand as we sail to victory in Century: Eastern Wonders!
Nov 24, 2018
Munchkin | Carson City | Planes
First, we use loot --- like sandals of protection and potions of studliness! --- to bust down every dungeon door we can find, in Munchkin. Next we build ranches, banks and saloons, and MAYBE do a little raiding, as we settle the West in Carson City. And finally, we brave crowds, lost luggage, dicey airport food to board our flight in Planes.
Nov 17, 2018
Muse | Terraforming Mars | Fluxx
First up we draw on inspiration to lead the artists to their masterpieces in Muse Next up we crash asteroids and cultivate bacteria in our efforts at Terraforming Mars And lastly the best laid plans are laid to waste as the rules change in Fluxx
Nov 10, 2018
Formula Motor Racing | Tower of Madness | Funky Chicken
First, we charge, overtake and try not to spin out in Formula Motor Racing! Next --- we successfully investigate the sanity-straining site before we lose our marbles at the Tower of Madness. And finally, we stay up all night to get clucky in Funky Chicken!
Nov 03, 2018
Roll Through the Ages | Beneath Nexus | The Last Spike
First, we construct wonders! Develop science! And build our civilizations on the backs of wooden dice in Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age! Next up, Bludgeon the Blight Lord’s Brutal Beasts in Battle, in Beneath Nexus! And lastly, we hammer our way from Sacramento to St. Louis. It's not over until . . . The Last Spike.
Oct 27, 2018
The Mind | The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 | Sagrada
First up . . . we center ourselves to share focus and build a perfectly ordered stack, in The Mind! Next, we fight for survival in barren icy wastes as a deadly infection rages in The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31! And lastly, we build exquisitely colored stained glass windows in Sagrada.
Oct 20, 2018
Boston Festival of Indie Games 2018
The Boston Festival of Indie Games was held at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. The show featured 40 games in the Tabletop Showcase and 48 games in the Digital Showcase, along with many sponsors and exhibitors showing off their products. You can check out their website at: https://www.bostonfig.com
Oct 16, 2018
Ivanhoe | Azul | Battle of the Sexes
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First: We suit up and choose our weapon to gain glory at the tournaments in Ivanhoe! Next, we get our grout on, laying gorgeous tile patterns in Azul. And . . . are the differences between men and women really so trivial in Battle of the Sexes?
Oct 09, 2018
Machi Koro | Ticket To Ride: Europe | Just Desserts
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode: First – our cities thrive or crumble to the thundering roll of dice in Machi Koro! Then . . . we rush to lay the best routes across Europe in Ticket to Ride. Finally: picky customers demand tasty treats in Just Desserts!
Oct 01, 2018
Mountains of Madness | Through the Desert | Nut So Fast
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... Can our team of driven academics keep it together as they ascend the desolate peaks of the Mountains of Madness? Then, we stake our claims across the dusty dunes as we lead our camel caravans... Through the Desert. And finally, we race each other to grab a cashew in Nut So Fast!
Sep 25, 2018
Five Crowns | High Society | Anti-Monopoly
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First up we book and run til the kings go wild in the card game Five Crowns Next we live beyond our means to make a splash in High Society And Finally, through back-biting bureaucracy we bust big business in Anti-Monopoly
Sep 18, 2018
The Game | Nevermore | Round About Ludo
First up, we use subtle communication to shed cards and beat The Game! Next, we wield the forces of darkness and light to twist the fate of our opponents in Nevermore. And lastly, we spiral our way to the center of the board in Round About Ludo.
Sep 10, 2018
Qwixx | Tigris & Euphrates | Dungeon Roll
First up: There's no looking back as we lock each other out . . . in the numbers game Qwixx! Then: We try to live in peace --- or conquer our neighbors --- as we build our kingdoms along the twin rivers in Tigris & Euphrates. And lastly, our heroes try to grab the loot right out of the treasure box while avoiding the dragon in the Dungeon Roll.
Sep 04, 2018
Scotland Yard | Lanterns | Squint
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First up: we're in hot pursuit of a fast-moving spy across the city of London in Scotland Yard! Next we light up the lake to make a beautiful display for the harvest festival in Lanterns. Lastly, we twist and turn the cards to make pictures we hope someone will recognize in Squint.
Aug 28, 2018
Galaxy Trucker | The Voyages of Marco Polo | Uncle Wiggily
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First up we dodge calamity as we race our custom big rigs through space in Galaxy Trucker. Next up we trade and travel along the Silk Road by camel and ship in The Voyages of Marco Polo. And lastly we help our poor old rheumatic rabbit to Dr. Possum's office in Uncle Wiggly.
Aug 20, 2018
Suburbia | Ex Libris | In Pursuit
The panel unearths three more games in this week’s episode... First, enticing neighborhoods satisfy a demanding populace in Suburbia! Then, competitive gnomes strive to amass the finest library in Ex Libris! And lastly, last-minute escapes and betrayals confound even the savviest trivia buffs In Pursuit!
Aug 13, 2018
Interview with Chris Pinyan
Which Game First heads out to the Dig Site of Crispy Games Company for an interview with Chris Pinyan, designer of Clear the Decks! Clear the Decks! is on Kickstarter until August 16, 2018. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1480427463/clear-the-decks Chris will be at Play NYC this weekend, August 11 & 12, at The Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street, […]
Aug 11, 2018
Brief Expedition: World Boardgaming Championships
WGF talks about their visit to the the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC) in Seven Springs, PA.
Aug 06, 2018
Skyline | Grand Austria Hotel | For Sale
Listen to this week’s episode as we unearth 3 more games... First, the panel erects cities out of dice in Skyline. Then, they coax the gentry with wine and strudel to stay at The Grand Austria Hotel. Finally, they risk their bids on great flips or terrible flops in For Sale.
Jul 30, 2018
Brief Expedition: Connecticut Festival of Indie Games
WGF was at Connecticon, in Hartford, CT, to check out the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games.
Jul 24, 2018
Spyfall 2 | London | The T-Shirt Game
First the panel plays a high stakes game of Hide and Seek somewhere in the city in Spyfall 2. Then they try to avoid crushing poverty in the game London. And finally they try to get a viral marketing coo in The T-Shirt Game.
Jul 17, 2018
Brief Expedition: World Boardgaming Championships | Internet Archive | Illimat
In this week’s brief expedition... The Panel talks about the upcoming World Boardgaming Championships in Seven Springs, PA, featuring over 100 games. Then they check out the Internet site that has archived 1000’s of playable games the Internet Archive. Finally the panel marvels over Illimat, a board game that came out of a rock band’s photo shoot.
Jul 09, 2018
Star Realms | Century: Spice Road | As the World Turns
In this week’s episode... We build our galactic alliance to assert our authority in Star Realms! Next we master the art of the trade in Century: Spice Road! Then we play international jetsetters, trying to stay on course in As the World Turns!
Jul 02, 2018
The Networks | Splendor | Sharp Shooters
First we skyrocket our wacky TV shows to the top of the ratings in The Networks Then we craft scintillating jewelry to dazzle the nobility in Splendor And lastly we roll dice, stack chips and try not to lose our shirt in Sharp Shooters
Jun 26, 2018
Utter Nonsense! | Saint Petersburg | Dungeon Dice
First up, the panel dons dodgy accents to say quirky comments in Utter Nonsense! Next, they build entrepreneurial empires in Saint Petersburg. And lastly, the panel rolls to escape their cold, dark cells in Dungeon Dice.
Jun 18, 2018
Gloomhaven Brief Expedition
In this week’s Brief Expedition mini episode, the Which Game First panel takes a look at the massive sprawling adventure game, Gloomhaven.
Jun 11, 2018
Evolution: Climate | Dixit | Eddie Cantor’s Game: Tell It to the Judge
First up the panel struggles to survive and thrive in Evolution: Climate Next they let the art speak for itself in Dixit And lastly the panel take a ride to the club in Eddie Cantor’s Game: Tell It to the Judge
Jun 05, 2018
Modern Art | Twilight Imperium | Cosmic Wimpout
In this week's episode, our intrepid game explorers unearth: First up the panel curates the finest collections in Modern Art Next their alien races vi for galactic domination in Twilight Imperium And Lastly the panel goes Supernova with COSMIC WIMPOUT!
May 21, 2018
Robo Rally | 7 Wonders | King of Tokyo
Find out if our intrepid game explorers found treasure or trash this week as they unearth three more games for you. The panel avoids the Robot Dance in Robo-Rally. Then panel trades goods in the ancient world to build historical marvels in 7 Wonders. Lastly the panel Roars and Stomps the City with their monstrous Kaiju in King of Tokyo.
May 14, 2018
We Didn’t Playtest This at All | Automobile | Pickles to Penguins
In our inaugural episode, discover if our intrepid game exploring panel found any hidden game treasures you’ve been missing out on. The panel wonders if the rules even matter in We Didn’t Playtest This at All They SELL! SELL! SELL! in the early days of mass production with Automobile The panel discovers if it’s fun to connect sweatpants to fire hoses, or maybe to tulips with the game Pickles to Penguins
May 07, 2018