Men on Board

Men on Board is a board gaming podcast where each episode will focus on a particular category within the hobby. The categories will be anything from a mechanic, to a theme, to a particular designer or publisher. Each episode will usually focus on two games from the category and contain a discussion of each as well as some compare and contrasting between them. Also, every episode will include a discussion that pulls back and looks at a more broad view about the board gaming hobby.

Board Game Kiki Episode 5: Art

Today’s Kiki is all about art in boardgames, and we run through exactly how much we value art and what we look for in art. We didn’t announce it in this episode, because we didn’t know it at the time of recording, but next week we will be back with another regular episode where the category is going to be Pick Up and Deliver games and we’re going to talk about Merchant of Venus and Firefly.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:04:07] - Does art matter in board games?
[00:19:34] - What kind of styles of art are we drawn toward?
[00:36:22] - How does art influence gameplay for us?
[00:39:08] - What do we think of art as a mechanic in games?
[00:45:29] - What is some of our favorite and least favorite art in games?

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