Bush's Board Game Thing sees Andy Bush celebrating board games and the experience of gaming with friends Jess Temby and Brian Murphy. Each week, expect passion, enthusiasm, and multiple trips through gaming wormholes. This podcast is powered by Zatu - we're making sure the board game cogs keep on turning. Each week, I'll be bringing you the best bits here on the blog and letting you shop the podcast! Today, we're recapping Bush's Board Game Thing Episode 10.
Previously on Bush's Board Game Thing, the trio looked at board games inspired by History. Brain displayed his knowledge of a historical incident of the field of the cloth and gold. Whilst recapping what the trio learnt in History GCSE. Bush and Brain held a secret lad’s night to play a game of Twilight Struggle online without Jess. Twilight Struggle is a two-player game about the Cold War, a decades-long conflict between the USSR and the USA. If you missed episode 9, you can catch up here or take a look at the previous podcast blog.
This week, the team is feeling festive! That is right, Bush's Board Game Thing Episode 10 is all about party games. But even with lockdown restrictions, these games can be played over video chats!
Just One More
It seems fitting to start the discussion about games and Christmas and the traditions and games we all love and play. Jess recounts her grandparents showing her Just One which she discovered two years ago and now always plays. Over a video call, the trio decided to play Just One to test the waters.
In the trios competitive and addictive game of Just One, Jess bent some rules to suit the video chat! This means that you can play this with other family members over Christmas. Brian got rather competitive thinking of different strategies. To pick the obvious or to pick the unconventional word to match the topic? Andy surely then learnt why the game is named Just One as you want to play more and more!
Obscure Party Games
As always, our board game trio had a few questions for listeners over on Instagram. For Bush’s Board Game Thing Episode 10, we asked: What game sparks that sense of nostalgia?
As always there was a fantastic response from listeners listening there weird and wonderful games they remember playing. Jess spoke about her time playing wink murder in school and the trio also discovered a game called Burny Burny Spoon Bum.
Amongst other classics, someone mentioned the chocolate game. This was a staple in British primary schools! If you roll a six, you have to quickly put on a hat and scarf and try to cut pieces of chocolate from a bar. All whilst other players are rolling to get a six to take the items from you. Other games included Human Cluedo, Food Spoon Game and The Cereal Box Game.
Brian's Board Game Fact of the Week
This week Brain had another interesting fact about Scrabble, the staple in our gaming cupboards. Brian revealed that Scrabble is now adding different Brailing to some of the letters.
All because some International Scrabble players were attempting to cheat in tournaments! When they reach in the bag to pick up their letter, they were able to identify the letter through Brail.
Now, tiles now receive a variant brailing and a glaze over the top. All to stop sticky fingers from getting those triple word scores!
What to Play on Christmas Day
If you're stuck for ideas as to what to play this Christmas, Andy has got you covered!
We have Top Trumps Classics, a childhood classic for many! A competitive card game that sees players trying to collect as many cards as possible, this is a game for all of the family. With hundreds of themes, there is a deck for everyone from The Lion King to Predators.
Twister the complete classic that everyone knows and loves and one of Jess’ favourites!
Then you have a recent party game that Andy has been loving which is Pizza Party. A fast and frantic dice game for two, which can be suitable for the family this year.
Finally, to step completely out of the box we have Werewolves the ultimate game for all ages which is perfect for families. You take on the role of a villager and unmask the werewolves. Or play a werewolf and convince the villagers of your innocence while you go hunting at night.
Let's Wrap Things Up
That just about wraps things up for Bush’s Board Game Thing Episode 10. What’s your favourite historical board game? Let us know over on Instagram and make sure to tune in next week for another episode. You can catch up on all previous episodes of Bush’s Board Game Thing on any streaming service. In the meantime, you can check out our podcast-approved collection right here on the Zatu website. There you can find all the games we’ve discussed on every episode of the podcast, all in one convenient place.
Also, for new twist our brand-new feature on our Instagram where you the listener can feature your dogs! Where you can tag @boardgamething and your furry friend can be featured. This dog of the week is Coco who was born on Christmas Day! Thank you so much to @funwithbarb for tagging us.
See you next week, gamers.