The Board Game BBQ Podcast

Episode 118: Vinhos, Hanamikoji, Ankh

July 6, 2021

Episode 118 - Vinhos, Hanamikoji, Ankh: Gods of Egypt

On this episode Steve, Jules and Mitch discuss their Top 5 Games that are outside the BGG Top 1000. What unsung heroes do you have in your collection that you think should be ranked higher in the pantheon of games? Do you have any cross-over with the BGBBQ Team?

In Sizzling Games, Mitch introduced his family to the wonderful Vinhos from Vital Lacerda. Steve discovered the wonders of the small-box game, Hanamikoji. Lastly, Jules has been gushing over his back-breaking delivery of Ankh this week and so he finally gets to tell us all about it!

In the Bracket Battle 2.0 we review last week's battle, Marvel Champions vs Pipeline, before we set-up this week's battle: Too Many Bones vs Dwellings of Eldervale.

Finally in Swear An Oath, Steve played some more Hadrian's Wall and Fleet: The Dice Game, Jules found his happy place with Ankh, Mitch is looking forward to his first Family Game Night this week. New Oaths are Circadians: First Light (Steve), Living Planet (Jules), and to win a mission of D-Day Dice (Mitch). 


Sizzling Games: Vinhos (02:35), Hanamikoji (13:10), Ankh (19:10)
Topic of the Pod: Top 5 Games outside the BGG Top 1000 (37:10)
Board Game Bracket Battle 2.0: (01:10:37)
Swear An Oath: (01:28:45) 



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Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:

Vinhos: Deluxe Edition (2016)

Hanamikoji (2013)

Ankh: Gods of Egypt (2021)

Black Sonata (2017)

Robin Hood and the Merry Men (2018)

Don't Get Got (2018)

On Tour (2019)

Rival Restaurants (2019)

Lords of Scotland (2010)

Entropy (2015)

Harry Potter: Defense Against The Dark Arts (2019)

Coloma (2019)

The Court of Miracles (2019)

A War of Whispers (2019)

Maquis (2013)

Silk (2018)

Castell (2018)

Nyet! (1997)

Oriflamme (2019)

Ride the Rails (2020)

Montana (2017)

Outlaws: Last Man Standing (2018)

Marvel Champions: The Card Games (2019)

Pipeline (2019)

Too Many Bones (2017)

Dwellings of Eldervale (2020)

Hadrian's Wall (2021)

Fleet: The Dice Game (2018)

Living Planet (2019)

D-Day Dice (2012)

Circadians: First Light (2019)


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