TGT 028: Playing to Win

This week we talk about Playing to Win (vs. playing for fun, because you want to be part of the group, etc.)

Off-Topic:

We give the details of how to add an entry this week for our Gloomhaven giveaway.  Listen to find out how (it’s near the beginning).

We summarize the feedback we got from our Gloomhaven unboxing, thank you everyone that sent us your positive and constructive feedback!

We announce a new interview that will be dropping this Friday (March 3rd, 2017) with Hyacinth games about their RPG/Tabletop Miniatures game Wreck Age (http://www.wreck-age.net).  Keep an ear out for that.

We get more 6 player game recommendations from Sam.  We hear about solo play from Dan, and we answer a question from Enzo about the ability to reseat the legacy part of Gloomhaven.

Our quick question deals with apps making their way into boardgames (companion apps or apps that are required to play).

Some new games Chris picked up:

And new Kickstarters Chris is backing:

Our game of today is Assault of the Giants.  We talk about play length and impressions after a single play through.

On Topic:

This week’s on topic discusses some feedback we got from Mish Boutet about the pros and cons of playing to win.  We reference David Sirlin’s book, “Playing to Win” which can be found at http://www.sirlin.net/ptw.   Let us know your thoughts on the subject.

Next week: Interview with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games.

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