The SnakesCast

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

  • Friendship Wreckers

    Games that actually make people hate each other

    This episode airs with a tip of the hat to the inestimable Quintin Smith of the marvellous Shut Up And Sit Down show, whose recent article about games that wreck friendships inspired us to do our own take on the topic. But while Quinns was mostly kidding (mostly), here we're being deadly serious. People of good conscience can sometimes get genuinely angry with one another over a simple boardgame. It's not as common as you might think, but it's not just a myth either. How does this happen and how can we deal with it?

    Co-hosts: Todd Campbell, Mandy Jelsma
    Games mentioned: Settlers of Catan, Galaxy Trucker, Risk, A Game of Thrones, Magic: The Gathering, Hanabi, Bridge, Scattergories, Word on the Street, Diplomacy, Pachisi, Euchre

    Season 1
    Published: November 5th, 2013 Length: 00:15:27