Vox Republica 083: Gaming Outdoors

Episode 083

Now that we’re no longer buried under six feet of snow and remember what the color green looks like, it’s once again safe to go outdoors. But what if we want to bring a game or two outside with us? Which kinds of games lend well to not being at the kitchen table?

Length: 39:54

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DESCRIPTION: Ryan and Erin discuss playing games outside. Now that it’s spring and the weather’s so nice, it seems like a good time to move your game day to the back yard. They also talk about Cards Against Humanity and the a number of games they’ve been playing lately.




  • Cards Against Humanity was a topic of conversation again
  • We Reviewed King’s Forge
  • Ryan was a recent guest on the Whose Turn Is It Anyway podcast, discussing the role of board game media


  • Most tabletop games can be problematic trying to play outdoors
    • How often is this even done?
    • Dealing with the elements of temperature, rain, lighting, etc.
      • Lack of even surfaces and wind are huge for choosing game
    • Common traits of games we don’t mind to bring outdoors
    • Some of our personal suggestions to be able to bring out into the sunlight


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