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Behind the Shield – Episode 76 – “Games of the Year”

This week the “Oscars of Boardgames” – the Spiel des Jahres – were announced in Germany. In response we talk about some of the winners and also talk about a whole bunch of other great board games we’ve been playing. The guest interview with Ben, Steven, Fred and Sam is especially worth listening to.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 75 – “Why We Do It”

 

We take on a big, important, topic today: Why do people game? From social interaction to the challenge of learning something new there are a lot of reasons that gaming is important to all of us at Battleground.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 73 – “Some Devastating Speculation”

This weekend feel like it’s going to be one of the most packed few days of gaming outside of PAX for Battleground. Andrew is all by his lonesome as he talks about all the many things going on. After that enjoy a lengthy interview with Al, Andrew and Craig in Norton as they review some of the mechanics and notable cards in the new Hour of Devastation set of Magic cards.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 72 – “Being Social”

How do you learn about events at Battleground and contact folks for info on the games you enjoy? Andrew and Amanda talk about some of the tools out there and Al interviews folks at the Norton store for their input too. Information on the Origins Game Awards too.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 68 – “Busy Times at Saugus”

Lots to talk about today! In the first half Andrew and Amanda try to summarize all the many, many events that go on in our stores every week. In the second half we interview Chase and Jam about the new Saugus store. Already Saugus is building a great north shore gaming community and we talk about plans and dreams for the new location.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 66 – “Gameday Escape”

With no interviews from Al the other two hosts are left to their own devices. Andrew and Amanda talk about a recent tabletop gaming day they attended. A deep dive into some fun games they recently played.

 

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