The SnakesCast

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

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    Auctions in boardgames

    If you haven't played many board games, you might be surprised to discover just how many of them use auctions as an element of gameplay. Auctions are a powerful and flexible mechanic that can be used to create tension, surprise, and balance. How are auctions used in games, and why are they so effective?

    Co-hosts: Matti McLean, Thomas Berton
    Games mentioned: Revolution, Tammany Hall, Modern Art, Masterpiece, Power Grid, Princes of Florence, Ra, Amun-Re, Cyclades, Evo, Vegas Showdown, Merchants of Amsterdam, No, Thanks!, El Grande, Traders of Genoa, High Society, For Sale

    Season 1
    Published: November 12th, 2013 Length: 00:15:54