Welcome to 2018! Oh. You weren’t waiting for us to say that, you already did your big day. Well fine.
We have big plans for this year (probably) but before we get back to our regularly-scheduled programming, we just wanted to share some of our favourite articles and videos from 2017 – a year that we ended up on the front page of reddit, launched a podcast, made (almost) as many videos as weeks in the year and celebrated our first birthday.
Here’s some of the highlights:
- Our Gist series grew to 50 videos including all sorts of big hitters like Inis, Mechs vs Minions and, Sheriff of Nottingham, but also plenty of hidden gems like The Metagame, The Quiet Year and Dragoon.
- We launched our podcast (currently on a temporary hiatus) covering Pandemic Legacy, Power Grid and oddly enough Monopoly: Gamer Edition.
- Our funny old game series looked at what happened to the faces from Guess Who?, a weird “true” story of Dream Phone and the story of the 5th hobbit. You know him right? It’s Fatty.
- We made videos (and articles) about the history of gateway game Cards Against Humanity, the tragic story behind Mouse Trap, the spirituality of Snakes and Ladders and how Monopoly saved thousands of lives in World War 2.
Oh and we also did a bunch of other cool stuff like our favourite games for couples video (part 2), training a neural network to create new board games and starting a Spotlight series for weird and wonderful games we can’t quite fully recommend yet.
A big thanks for all your support in 2017, and we hope you’ll carry on supporting us and playing great board games in 2018.
Marcus, Glenn & Joel.