Episode 3

Published on:

22nd Aug 2023

Common Game Types and Play Style Preferences

We assess what kinds of board gamers exist, their play styles, and how these game types might appeal to certain players!

Games Generally Mentioned:

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Ark Nova, Terraforming Mars, Spirit Island, Magic: The Gathering, Talisman, Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Board Game, Two Rooms and A Boom

Game Categories:

Social Deduction - Ultimate Werewolf, Avalon, Secret Hitler

Worker Placement - Viticulture, Lords of Waterdeep, Champions of Midgard, Dune: Imperium, Atlantis Rising

Deck Builders - Magic: The Gathering, Dune: Imperium, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, NetRunner, Dominion

Bag Builders - The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

Tableau/Engine-Builders - Mechs vs Minions, Everdell, Terraforming Mars, Wingspan, Beyond the Sun

Cooperative - Mechs vs Minions, Atlantis Rising, Spirit Island

RPG - Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), Gloomhaven (and Jaws of the Lion), Descent: Journeys in the Dark

4X (Explore, Exploit, Expand, Exterminate)/Area-Control : Risk, Kemet, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

[roll/flip] N' Write - Railroad Ink

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About the Podcast

The Board Game Triangle
The quintessential board game podcast for newcomers and enthusiasts.
Three friends (Ken, Sara, and Tim) from the North Carolina "Triangle" chat about anything and everything related to board games, all while poking fun at one another along the way (without totally derailing themselves)!

The discussions are lighthearted and approachable while still being substantive and engaging, and they each bring unique perspectives to the table that both newcomers and enthusiasts alike can appreciate. They also occasionally bring guests on to add to their kerfuffles.

While some episodes will be more newbie-friendly and others more enthusiast-focused, there's generally something for everyone! Come get lost in the Bermuda of board gaming with this terrific triangular trio!


About your hosts

Ken Amelio

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Sara B

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Tim Dontstalkmebro

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