The SnakesCast

Bite-sized bits about board games from the game gurus at Snakes and Lattes

  • When Game Boxes Lie

    And tell you a game is good for 2 players when it clearly isn't

    How much fun is a game? It's totally subjective, and so are a lot of questions about games. But some questions should be able to produce a reliable, objective answer. Like, how big is the box? How many cards in the deck? How many people can play? That last question should be just as straightforward as the other two, but when you take into account people's preconceived ideas about how a game should work, and the amount of pressure on marketers to sell as much as they can... well, how can you tell when it's true?

    Co-hosts: Scott Moyle, Steve Tassie

    Games mentioned: Bohnanza, Catan, Carcassonne, Fury of Dracula, Cacao, Alhambra, Cards Against Humanity, Charades, Taboo, Concept, Lords of Waterdeep, Agricola, Alien Frontiers, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Trains, Risk, Kemet, Cyclades, Nexus Ops, SmallWorld, War of the Ring, Black Fleet, Pandemic, Hanabi, Witness, Last Night on Earth, Tragedy Looper, Letters From Whitechapel, Scotland Yard, I'm the Boss, Monopoly, Jenga, Animal Upon Animal, Villa Paletti, 7 Wonders, Banana Matcho

    Season 3
    Published: December 15th, 2015 Length: 00:17:36