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DESCRIPTION: It’s almost Halloween, and for many, that means spooky game sessions. We dive into the pros and cons of horror in gaming, including some of our own horror-based games of choice.
RECENTLY PLAYED GAMES:
- Viceroy by Mayday Games
- Cacao by Z-Man Games
- Resistor_ by Cardboard Fortress
- Cthulhu Realms by Tasty Minstrel Games
- New York 1901 by Blue Orange Games
- After seeing it discussed a few times, Erin and Ryan navigate through the often-tricky topic of expectations and distractions and how to handle them when planning a game day.
- Halloween, more than any other holiday, always gets gets a big reception from the gaming community, in no small part because of the level of horror games out there. We explore that relationship, including:
- What does – and doesn’t – qualify as a horror game
- Why zombies claim the vast majority of horror game themes
- Some of our personal favorite games amongst various horror categories
- The inherent difficulty of making a board game truly scary
- And more!
- Our 100th episode celebration is still ongoing! for a chance at a copy of Sushi Go!, Harbour, or Travel Catan, all you have to do is visit one of the gameplay threads on Facebook, BGG, or Google+ or find us on Twitter. Then leave a comment for us telling us either:
- Something you like about the podcast and / or
- Something you’d like to see us do (or do more of) on it going forward.
- If that’s not enough, we’re also running a giveaway for Resistor, our October Indie Spotlight game!
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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.