Season 1

Episode 45: Digital Implementations of Tabletop Games

In Episode 45 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about Anachrony, Exit and Unlock games, Mercado de Lisboa, as well as some area control games we played over a weekend recently including The Expanse: Doors and Corners, A War of Whispers, and Inis.

Our topic this week is “Digital Implementations of Tabletop Games” where we discuss different ways in which games can be implemented in digital format or assisted by a digital application, and our preferences and impressions from the ones we’ve experienced.

Games on the Horizon include Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile, Equinox, Anno 1800, Florence.

0:00 – Intro

0:43 – News: Tyrants of the Underdark (2nd Edition)

Games Played
5:41 – Anachrony
17:47 – The Expanse: Doors and Corners
26:59 – A War of Whispers
40:52 – Exit, Unlock
46:47 – Mercado de Lisboa
54:50 – Inis (and extremely unlikely game situations)

Digital Implementations of Tabletop Games
1:03:49 – Three categories of digital implementations
1:05:06 – When an app-assisted board game stops being a board game
1:10:34 – Fully scripted games on phones or computers, and social aspects to board gaming
1:16:05 – Online interactions, communities through chat, voice
1:18:50 – Playtimes and digital interfaces of games
1:21:01 – Rules and wrong rules in app implementations
1:25:32 – Conclusion

Games on the Horizon
1:27:07 – Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
1:28:05 – Equinox
1:32:40 – Anno 1800
1:37:00 – Florence

1:43:03 – Outro

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