TGT 032: Gateway Games

This week we look at gateway games.  What makes a game a gateway game and what are some of favorites.

Off Topic

First we talk about our Fields of Green giveaway.  If you haven’t entered yet, you can go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/register to do so.

Chris talks about GaryCon and some of the cool people he met and hung out with there.

We then get some feedback from Thom who gives us some of his favorite games, Shane on Kickstarter horror stories for designers, and Sam on our rebooking video of Fields of Green.

And a new sub-feedback segment on things Chris says wrong.

Our quick question this week is from Josh’s brother Stefan about games that are good for 4 year olds.

Then Chris talks about Guildhall, Tails of the Yawning Portal and Santorini. He also backed RPG Coasters and Impulse on Kickstarter.

Check out this actual play podcast – it’s really good: http://misdirectedmark.com/the-streets-of-avalon-one-shapeshifers/

Games we talked about in this segment:

Great Western Trail (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Great-Western-Trail)*
Not Alone (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Not-Alone)*
Fields of Green (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Fields-of-Green)*
Marvel Legendary (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Marvel-Legendary)*
King of Tokyo (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-King-of-Tokyo)*
Betrayal at House on the Hill (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Betrayal)*
One Night Werewolf (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-One-Night-Werewolf)*

Guildhall (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Guildhall)*
Santorini (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Santorini)*
Talks of the Yawning Portal

*these are Amazon affiliate links that provide financial support to the show.

Kickstarters:

RPG Coasters (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ingramwoodworking/rpg-coasters-2-cthulhu)
Impulse (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/429029786/impulse-english-2nd-edition-2-expansions)

On Topic

This week we’re taking about gateway games. What makes a good gateway game and what are some our favorites.

Some of the gateway games we talked about in this segment:

Splendor (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Splendor)*
Hogwarts Battle (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Hogwarts-Battle)*
Resistance (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Resistance)*
Resistance Avalon (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Resistance-Avalon)*
Guildhall (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Guildhall)*
Santorini (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Santorini)*
Imhotep (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Imhotep)*
FUSE (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-FUSE)*
Codenames (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Codenames)*
Codenames Pictures (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Codenames-Pictures)*
Insider (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Insider)*
Potion Explosion (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Potion-Explosion)*
Isle of Skye (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Isle-of-Skye)*
Pandemic (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Pandemic)*
Hanabi (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Hanabi)*
Not Alone (http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Amazon-Not-Alone)*

*these are Amazon affiliate links that provide financial support to the show.

Next week we’ll talk about BoardgameGeek.com

 

 

 

 

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