Why do we board game? In Episode 7 of the Competitive CoupleCast, the duo dig in deep and discuss why people enjoy board games, exploring some of the reasons why we are drawn to the hobby, and some of the ways board gaming is good for you.

Also in the episode, Charlotte and Jamie share their first impressions of Star Wars: Rebellion, The Chameleon, Roll Player and Mythos Tales. Charlotte tries to smash through all the headlines to hit the world of board gaming this month.

Episode timestamps

0:00 – Episode begins

02:25 – What’s coming up this episode

03:56 – Charlotte’s 30 second news blast – the highlights of board gaming news in September 2018

08:29 – Star Wars: Rebellion

13:30 – Roll Player

16:56 – The Chameleon

19:42 – Mythos Tales

25:20 – Gullible Gamer – Tails, Trees and Monkeys, Feeley Meeley, Pinky Lee and the Runaway Frankfurters. Which game was made up by Jamie.

30:41 – Discussion on why we board game…

31:29 – The psychology behind board gaming, and how board gaming can be good for you

33:34 – Easy fun and escapism, and the things we love about board gaming

41:24 – Episode close

Episode links

Where to find the episode

Available through most major podcast providers, including Spotify, Anchor and iTunes.


Music: “Obliteration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0