Chris Norwood

When it comes to evaluating boardgames these days, one of the main aspects that tends to be discussed is replayability. Now, I would argue that unlike movies and books and many other forms of media, games are inherently meant to be played and experienced more than once. Replayability is, therefore, a concept that encapsulates how well a game supports and encourages this repeated play…

Much as with my own podcast, I often run late with my contributions to the main Dice Tower podcast. The main difference, though, is that it gets published anyway, meaning that I’m just left out of the fun. But as they’ve been looking back over their favorite games from 5, 10, and 15 years ago lately, I just couldn’t totally let this go by without getting my opinions out there…

As I’ve done for the past 6 years, it’s now time for me to look back over the year just gone by and evaluate both how much I’ve been playing and which games have risen to the top…

In finally getting back to the mic after the holidays, this episode is all about wrapping up 2013. I start off with a little bookkeeping (and announce the winner of the Bruges contest) and discuss (okay, brag) about all the games I got for Christmas. Then I spend quite a bit of time catching up on all of the games I’ve managed to play over the last 3 weeks or so. And finally, I round out the show by looking back over 2013 and giving my “awards” for the year, including the official Exploring Games Game of the Year!