The State of Games, Episode 54 – The One About Your Right to Party

The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to gather friends and family for fun gaming festivities. And what better way to celebrate the diversity that comes with these gatherings than with a party game? Whether your group has a tradition of egg nog and Pictionary, the underrated party game is often the hero of the holidays.

timesupLinks to important things mentioned on the podcast:

24-hour Boardgame Marathon at Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC

The Unpub

Brew Crafters

Monsters & Maidens

Cloak & Blaster Gaming Pub

Dreaming Spires

King’s Armory

Monsters & Maidens


Modern Art

Time’s Up: Title Recall


Exquisite Corpse

Wits & Wagers


Reverse Charades



The Resistance

Train of Thought

Apples to Apples

Off Your Rocker

A Touch of Evil

Elder Sign




Compounded (It’s here! Get your pre-orders in!)

The Great Heartland Hauling Co. (All copies have been hauled away – but we’re hoping to get more!)

VivaJava: The Coffee Game (Almost sold out!)

Carnival (Currently sold out – but we’re hoping to get more!)


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5 Responses to “The State of Games, Episode 54 – The One About Your Right to Party”
  1. Matt Riddle says:

    I would go to The Cloak & Blaster Gaming Pub right now. Hope it works for them!

  2. Lee M says:

    Well, I lasted through the entire podcast and was glad to hear you’ll be at BGG.CON. I look forward to seeing you guys there!

  3. Matthew Titelbaum says:

    Still partway through the episode. Darrell’s Ten Dollar game totally reminded of a recurring game on the old TV show Ed. Have you seen it?

  4. Felipe says:

    Great episode, guys! I love party games and one of the worst games we played is Naq. In the surface it looks like a fun game, but in reality it’s a terrible game. We had one person to answer all of the questions wrong, so she end up feeling stupid, which is the least you want to feel when playing a party game. Since then we have no longer played it again.

    Greetings and happy holidays for all of you.

  5. Jane Meep says:

    Personally, I’d love a 50+ game pub that closed at 7:30. Let me know if it shows up on the internets.

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