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The Ascent of Board Games
The Ascent of Board Games
A monthly podcast dedicated to the history, evolution, present state, and future potential of our favorite board games.
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4.9 stars from 14 ratings
Top notch podcast
I’m a big of fan of the board game content that the Ascent of Boardgames panel produces on a regular basis. The format is currently a history of x genre of game. What I find fascinating is this groups’ ability to find random games that you’ve probably never heard of relating to the current...Read full review »
cstaufer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/20
AoB is my go-to to get a really deep understanding of what makes games work (or not!) The content is very approachable and covers a wide variety of types of games. It helps me understand the underpinnings of the games I love, and has suggestions for more I'd like to try.Read full review »
paleitman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/19
These guys are avid gamers who each have an independent and interesting POV. Each episode covers a narrow slice of the hobby and cover both the styles of games and a detailed history of releases ( having come of age in the 70s, I am often left with a touch of nostalgia) up to the current year and...Read full review »
Jeff Kahrs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/19
Recent Episodes
We're playing board games again! In the same physical space as each other! Vaccinations - another win for science! In this episode, we discuss the games that we're most looking forward to playing - on a real physical table in someone's house! Also, we ask timeless questions like: What game does...
Published 06/02/21
We recorded this back on Valentine's Day, but it's taken us this long to release it, so...well, enjoy some two-player games for Cinco de Mayo, maybe? In this episode: Sandi has a crossbow! Frank tells us about a game that made him bleed. (This is not related to Sandi having a...
Published 05/02/21
Roll and Write games! Yet another surprisingly contentious topic, but we went ahead anyway. This definitely wasn't planned as an April Fool's episode, but I have to admit we get a little foolish at a couple points here. (Also, apologies for Mike's audio, as he was fighting with an uncooperative...
Published 04/02/21
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