The State of Games, Ep. 151 – The One About the Axis of Not Misrepresenting Your Product

stateofgameslogonewWhen TC volunteers to handle an upcoming topic and tackle the show notes I never say no. Not only is it a welcome break for me but it’s inevitably like that ol’ box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. This time around it ended up with all three of us talking about best and worst of game aesthetics for about an hour, but the conversation was far more engaging and encompassing than I expected. We start at the fall of the video game industry in 1983 and don’t let up until we’ve covered the latest all-flash and no-substance projects on Kickstarter. So break out your smoking jackets, it’s getting academic up in here.


meeplecircusGames and things mentioned

Unpub Network

Origins Game Fair

Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition


Barker’s Row

Meeple Circus

The Bloody Inn

Rising Sun

Brew Crafters


Voyages of Marco Polo

Legends of Sleepy Hollow


Pioneer Days


The Pioneer Days & Harvest contest details!

Tasty Minstrel Games has given us two games to give away on the podcast – Harvest and Pioneer Days! And all you lucky listeners have a chance to win one of them. You can enter to win in one of three ways:

  1. Send an email to us at and give us your top 5 games of all time;

  2. Join the podcast guild (that’s 1903) on Boardgamegeek and comment on this podcast giving us your top 5 games of all time;

  3. Tweet at us! Tweet your top 5 games of all time and include @thestateofgames and @dicehateme in your tweet!

You can do all three for three entries! We’ll hold two separate drawings – one for Harvest and one for Pioneer Days. It’s just that easy!


Sprawlopolis (KS)

On Tour (KS)

Lincoln (KS)



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