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January 27, 2018

The Board Game Bros discuss the cooperative game Forbidden Island in part 5 of their gateway game series. Learn about what makes Forbidden Island the "gateway-weightiest" cooperative game and leave wondering if the game would be better with dinosaurs.

January 20, 2018

The Board Game Bros discuss the classic tile placement area control game Carcassonne in part 4 of their gateway games series. Learn about the strategic complexities that arise from the simple mechanic of matching the artwork of one tile to its neighbors and see if you...

January 13, 2018

The Board Game Bros discuss the "mother" of all gateway games, Ticket to Ride, in part 3 of their gateway games series. In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about what makes this popular train game such a great gateway game with its simplicity, tension, and brilliant map...

January 6, 2018

In the Board Game Bros' very first episode we kick off our 7-part series on gateway games with Settlers if Catan. In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about what Catan is all about, how the game's design has made it the 'monopoly' of our generation, and the hangups that...

January 6, 2018

The Board Game Bros' discuss the classic deckbuilder Dominion in part 2 of their gateway games series. In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about how Dominion's design makes it the perfect gateway game when compared to other deckbuilders, and Matthew provides insight on...

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