Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. 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 14. From puzzles and trees to the best storytelling games out there, get stuck into this week's episode.
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This week's episode focuses on that of storytelling games. Whether you are making your own story with the help of dice or choosing your own adventure in an RPG, Bush is here to talk you through the best suggestions. Every week, I'm here to breakdown each episode and deliver the top 3 games from the podcast. Consider me the storyteller in this grand tale of gaming, now get cosy and let Beth begin the story.
Chapter 1: Rory Story Cubes
Once upon a time, there was a game where your imagination had no limits. Epic, fabulous, or paranormal adventures... roll the cubes, make a story with Rory's Story Cubes!
This is an amazing game that allows you to tell all sorts of stories with your friends and family wherever you are. Perfect for on-the-go or at the kitchen table, Rory's Story Cubes will unlock the hidden storyteller inside of us all.
All you have to do in this game is throw the dice and create a story starting with 'Once upon a time...' The fun part comes from making a cohesive story from the nine random symbols that lay before you. You might get a unicorn, cruise ship and a satellite, it's up to you to make the story!
in a more mythical, fantastical spin, Once Upon a Time is a storytelling card game that gets you creating stories that Hans Christian Anderson would be proud of! This is a great game to bring the family together and would be a great way to get your kids started in the wonderful world of RPG's. With home-schooling in full swing, this might even be a great activity for English lessons
One player assumes the role of the storyteller, beginning your great tale with fairytale elements on their card and guiding the plot toward the ending card. It's here when the other players can chip in and steal the story! You'll compete to steal the story and get to your ending whilst telling a hilarious, yet mythical story along the way!
Get ready to play out your cards and tell a crazy fairytale, more Grimm than Disney! Think more along the lines of everyone's favourite green, swamp loving, Ogre...
Chapter 3: Jigsaw Puzzles: The Hero or Villian of Lockdown?
Puzzles, you love them or you hate them! They are the marmite of the gaming world.
Take Jess, for example, she has been without internet throughout lockdown 3.O. That means no Netflix, no online shopping, no connection! Following a rather heated Monopoly experience at Christmas, Jess and her housemate wanted to look for something more peaceful. They poured themselves a glass of wine and embarked on a journey, a jigsaw journey. They went for a beautiful country house design and got stuck in.
Upon hearing this, Andy and Brian couldn't hold back their opinions! They are NOT fans of a classic jigsaw. But where do you stand on the matter? Let us know your thoughts over on firstname.lastname@example.org.
My personal opinion? I'm all in for a jigsaw IF it is challenging! Take the Carnival Puzzle, it's a topsy-turvy tangle of tumultuous merriment. This headache of a puzzle was created by Hackney-based artist Rob Pybus and would prove a challenge for anyone. That's exactly why I want to challenge you to give it a go!
Chapter 4: Brian's Board Game Fact of the Week
One of the games that the trio talked a lot about in this week's podcast was that of Tall Pines, a board game variant of Twin Peaks. Well if you liked the sound of Tall Pines, Brian has you covered! Wait... did you think I meant the game? This week Brain is taking things more literal, he has a fact about the tallest pine.
This literal fact is about the tallest tree in the world. The record-breaking redwood tree stands at 150M tall and is named Hyperion. Standing taller than Big Ben and the London Eye, this tree can be found in California, although it's exact location is top secret!
The Final Chapter
Our story is drawing to a close on this January afternoon, dear reader.
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.
If you'd like to embark upon another story, check out our episode 14 collection here.
And they all lived happily ever after.