Episode 6: Getting into Games part 1

Howdy everyone! We’re back with another episode! This particular episode is slightly different to our usual format (not that we really have much of one to begin with!), in that we’re going to look at some of the better games to get started with – whether that’s because you’re just starting out in the world of tabletop gaming, or maybe you have some friends that you’d like to introduce to the hobby. Because the hobby is so wide-ranging (from card games, board games, roleplaying games, tabletop wargames and all sorts of things in between), we’re breaking it down across several episodes. In this first part of our series, we look at games for people just starting out in the world of board games!

The games discussed in this episode are:

Abyss: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155987/abyss
Adrenaline: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202408/adrenaline
Citadels: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/205398/citadels
Epic Spell Wars: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112686/epic-spell-wars-battle-wizards-duel-mt-skullzfyre
Exploding Kittens: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens
Kodama: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181810/kodama-tree-spirits
Letters from Whitechapel: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59959/letters-whitechapel
Mysterium: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181304/mysterium
Santorini: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini
Sheriff of Nottingham: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157969/sheriff-nottingham
Takenoko: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70919/takenoko
The Resistance: Avalon: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128882/resistance-avalon
Ticket to Ride: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride
Tokaido: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123540/tokaido

Look out for our next part in the series, where we discuss tabletop wargames, roleplaying games, and party games! (yes, we discussed ‘party games’ in this episode too, but next time we’ll talking about the bigger games that don’t use a board)


Episode 2 – 200% more Average!

Well, we’ve doubled our episode count – that’s got to be a record, right?

In Episode 2 of The Average Gamers, we talk about the games we’ve played since last months’ episode, such as Rising Sun, Lords of Hellas, Shadespire and Infinity the Game. One of our hosts has even made it into a book!

Find out more by giving us a listen!

Games and sites we talked about:

Totally Crit Podcast: https://totallycrit.podbean.com/
Heroforge: https://www.heroforge.com
Lords of Hellas: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/222509/lords-hellas
Shadespire: https://warhammerunderworlds.com/
Rising Sun: https://www.cmon.com/product/rising-sun/rising-sun
Infinity the Game: https://infinitythegame.com/
Tabletop Gaming Manual: http://amzn.eu/g3rWBfI
FortressAT: http://fortressat.com/