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Episode 55: Burnout

In Episode 55 of Cards and Cubes, we talk about games we’ve played recently including Ragusa, Yukon Airways, Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz!, Teotihuacan with expansions, Terra Mystica, Underwater Cities, and Gaia Project.

We then go on to our topic for this episode which is burnout – what is it, what causes it, some introspection, and commentary about obsession.

Our games on the horizon this week are: Eleven: Football Manager Board Game, 300: Earth & Water, Furnace, and La Granja: Deluxe Master Set.

0:00 – Intro

0:30 – FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention
4:52 – Gen Con

Games Played
6:33 – Ragusa
14:36 – Yukon Airways
29:17 – Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz!
46:18 – Teotihuacan (with almost all expansion modules)
57:39 – Terra Mystica, Underwater Cities, Gaia Project

Burnout
1:06:31 – What is burnout?
1:08:26 – Burnout in the context of tabletop games.
1:11:03 – Losing streaks, doubt, discouragement, and expectations.
1:14:00 – Introspection, taking breaks, and balance.
1:16:16 – Beyond the Sun and “hitting walls.”
1:18:40 – Obsession and Board Game Arena.

Games on the Horizon
1:25:28 – Eleven: Football Manager Board Game
1:32:19 – 300: Earth & Water
1:35:20 – Furnace
1:39:49 – La Granja: Deluxe Master Set

1:42:43 – Outro

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