Vox Republica 078: Have Games, Will Travel

Episode 078

Erin and Ryan talk about the criteria and logic of choosing games to travel with, the recent HABA Games announcement, and the unfortunate news of the shuttering of 5th Street Games.

Length: 26:29

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DESCRIPTION: Games have a wonderful knack of being capable of being played anywhere, whether it’s at home, on the go, or even in line waiting for something else. Since they’re about to do some traveling of their own, Erin and Ryan talk the pros – and cons – of traveling with games.



  • None. No, really. Not a one. We are quite ashamed.


  • HABA Games gets a widespread US distributor.
  • The demise of 5th Street Games.


  • Gaming on the Go: bringing games with you on a trip.
    • Are there down sides to bringing them with you?
    • Does the type of trip matter?
  • Deciding on the types of games to bring.
    • What criteria should be considered. Is one style better than another?
    • The role that classic and digital games have in the conversation.


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.