The Board Game BBQ Podcast

Episode 204: GenCon Recap with Thinker Themer

August 23, 2022

In this episode Dan and Mike are joined by Amy and Maggie from Thinker Themer for a recap of GenCon 2022. Mike, Amy and Maggie share their convention highlights and detail all of the amazing games that we need to keep an eye out for in the coming months.

We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: What game did you expect to hate and then after you played it you went and bought it? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences.

Finally, in Swear An Oath, Amy and Maggie fulfilled their oath from Episode 86 by playing Terraforming Mars, Mike played Clank! Catacombs at GenCon, and Dan defeated Dracula in Deckscape. New oaths include: playing five new games (Mike), Ark Nova solo (Dan), and Oathsworn (Thinker Themer).

Question of the Pod: Tell us about your most memorable moment from a Con or Board Game Event. 


Question of the Pod Recap (1:00:40)

Swear An Oath: (1:13:15)

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

Cat In The Box: Deluxe Edition (2022) 

That Old Wallpaper (2022) 

Twilight Inscription (2022) 

Terracotta Army (2022) 

Guild of Merchant Express (2022) 

True Dungeon 

San Fransisco (2022) 

Kites (2022) 

Dulce (2022) 

Paris: Expansion (2021) 

Vengeance: Roll & Fight (2022) 

Zombicide: Gear Up (2022) 

Boop (2022) 

Fit To Print (2023) 

Terraforming Mars (2016) 

Clank! Catacombs (2022) 

Deckscape: Dracula's Castle (2021) 

Ark Nova (2021) 

Oathsworn (2022) 



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