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I Can Deal #022: Rule Conveyance

Perhaps one of the important aspects of board games, Adam and CJ discuss rules. From rulebooks to learn rules; some ways of presenting rules are better than others. Is there a best way to make a rulebook? Is teaching better than reading?

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I Can Deal #021: Board Game Story

CJ and Adam both have a good collection of board games among themselves. But there comes a time when you realize you have too many board games and have to lighten the load. How do you decide what stays and what goes? This is something they are looking to tackle in this new episode.

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I Can Deal #020: Narrative in Board Games

Adam and CJ take another stab at recording the topic of narratives in board games; joining them is a guest, Ruth. Three types of narrative are brought up and discussed.

This is same topic that was originally intended for episode seven but was lost due to technical issues. The same issue has appeared but not as bad; forgive the quality for the sake of good discussion.

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I Can Deal #019: What’s a REVIEW Anyway?

Adam and CJ are back to discuss a topic very important, reviews. What is a review? What are we actually watching and reading? If there is money floating around, is it coming from the right or wrong place? Who do you trust? All this and more in the exciting review episode!

*This was the second try at recording it since batteries died on us the first time this was attempted.

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I Can Deal #018: Origins 2016 Retrospective

Adam and CJ sit down with a friend after Origins to talk about the game fair. Hear some stories and experiences with some of the games that were played/demoed/shown off. There was a lot of cover and we only scratched the surface!

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Welcome to The League!

The first Session of the League for NonTraditional Board Games has begun! The League is a little something extra for MeetUp meeples to freely participate in at the Library events. It is 100% free like all of the gatherings but you can only sign up between Sessions.

Be sure to check out the League page for updates on each week of the Session. Hit the jump for more details.

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I Can Deal #017: Greenbrier Games

Adam and CJ are joined by special guest Walter Barber from Greenbrier Games. Learn about how he got picked up by the company, his insights in the industry of board games and thoughts on matters in the hobby today.

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I Can Deal #016: Components Part 3 – Pricings & Inserts

Back to talking about components! This time Adam wants to share his thoughts on pricing of certain games while CJ is curious about a potentially less important aspect of board games, the insert. Do you have any thoughts on pricing and inserts of board games?

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I Can Deal #015: Board Game Groups & You

Board Games are a very social hobby so Adam & CJ discuss board game groups. Where do/should you look to find a group? What are vital parts of a good group? Also, what about digital games? These are briefly touched upon and what type of games are not conveyed properly in digital form.

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