Episode 51 – Future Time

And we’re back! This time around we’re dabbling in a little fun with Time, looking both to the future and the past…

First up, journalist Will Freeman joins me to discuss the state of board gaming from a wider perspective. Will is responsible for games coverage in The Observer, one of the UK’s leading broadsheet newspapers, and has begun writing reviews of the kind of games we know and love. Will this help bring gaming to the masses? What will happen in 2013? And could there be a negative effect brought on by opening up the hobby to a much wider audience?

I then have the pleasure of speaking to Ben Harkins, designer of Legacy: Gears of Time and owner of Floodgate Games. The concept of Time Travel is tricky enough to get your head around, but making it work in a streamlined fashion on your tabletop can prove nearly impossible. How does Ben manage to make it work without destroying the universe and still keep it an entertaining experience?

Oh look: links!

Direct Download of Episode 51 – http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/nna98w/LMD_Episode51.mp3

Will Freeman’s original Observer article – http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/09/board-games-comeback-freeman

Will’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/spadgy_OTA

Floodgate Games’ site – http://floodgategames.com/

Floodgate Games on Twitter – https://twitter.com/FloodgateGames

Legacy: Gears of Time on BGG – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/119781/legacy-gears-of-time

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