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So Very Wrong About Games

Mike Walker & Mark Bigney

A podcast about all manner of hobby games by Mike Walker and Mark Bigney. Bad games don't go easy on you, so we don't go easy on them. Thorough analysis via reviews, news, and discussion of topics in gaming. We take context seriously, we value your time, and we're not into hype. Just because games are fun doesn't mean we can't take them seriously, and just because we take them seriously doesn't me... more

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All I need to know about animal reproduction I learned from Uwe Rosenberg. I suspect many people have The Talk, which in my case was my father teaching me how to play Agricola. Navigating my twenties in utter ignorance wasn't easy, but now that Uwe h... more

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3 days ago

After a prolonged period where we have not discussed Kramer & Kiesling (the Kramer & Ulrich duo yielded El Grande, which we mention rather frequently), here we see a bumper krop of K&K kollaborations. The gibbons are fickle, and even the mighty Wolfg... more

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10 days ago

In the vast panoply of human misfortunes, it is often fruitless to try to rank misery. Was historical tragedy X worse or better than atrocity Y? It seems callous to ask. That said, thanks to the applied research of a retired ethicist with the aid of ... more

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17 days ago

Before the people of Quebec celebrated the Journée nationale des Patriotes (National Patriots' Day), they instead on the same day had the Fête de Dollard. A cynic might speculate that the timing of these holidays was chosen so as to pre-empt the Engl... more

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24 days ago

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 670 ratings
  • The right amount of pedantry

    Mark is one of the most thoughtful critics of boardgames and the hobby as a whole. His understanding of boardgames and mechanics, matched with his ability to put them into words, is top notch. Is he overly pedantic? Sometimes. But most of the time he is just the right amount of pedantic. And then Walker is the balm that soothes my ears afterwards. Without him the show wouldn’t work. Probably the best reviewers out there and are not afraid to share their opinions about bad games. In a hobby with ... more

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    Fbcc
    United States4 months ago
  • Awesome board game podcast

    Don’t know what’s up with the 1-2 star reviews, these people clearly lack good taste. The hosts have great dynamics between them, they’re both incredibly articulate, intelligent and insightful- which is a rarity in board gaming media, I noticed. They show itself is both entertaining and informative. more

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    5
    xKetamine
    United States4 months ago
  • Unbearable

    If you enjoy listening to someone pleasure themselves to the sound of their own voice, then this is just the podcast for you. Between the not funny monkey-jokes, random Norse mythology opinions, pretentious pronunciations of names and places, simple-minded summaries of game theme and mechanics, or just he self aggrandizing back-patting, it’s all you can do you muddle through to the end of an episode. There are quite literally 100s of better ways to get your gaming info. Dropping a full KS of Ki... more

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    1
    HomerJ
    United States9 months ago
  • Strawberry rhubarb pie

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    Mastermind
    9 months ago
  • Hats off

    Refreshingly honest and funny podcast in the space, good place for honest reviews and discover new games (and with the best disclosure).. more

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    5
    Khewett
    United Kingdom9 months ago

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