The SnakesCast

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

  • Abstraction and Theme, Part 2 - A theme by any other name...

    To tell a story or not to tell a story? That is the question the SnakesCast asks this week as we discuss theme in games. We continue the discussion with some examples of excellent theme use in games.

    To tell a story or not to tell a story? That is the question the SnakesCast asks this week as we delve into the concept of theme vs. abstraction in games - or in other words, whether a game has a narrative hook or not. Today, Wednesday December 13th 2017, we continue by discussing some games that we feel use theme entirely to their benefit.

    Games discussed: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation; Stratego; Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective; Tales of the Arabian Nights; T.I.M.E. Stories

    Season 5
    Published: December 13th, 2017 Length: 00:12:56
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