043: The Accessibility of Board Games with Mischa Lewis-Norelle and James Edward Gray

August 16th, 2017 · 1 hr 57 secs

About this Episode

James Edward Gray: @JEG2

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00:16 – Welcome to “Paneldome!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:58 – Backgrounds and Superpowers

Hilary Stohs-Krause: We’ve Always Been Here: Women Changemakers in Tech @ RailsConf 2017

04:44 – Examples of Accessibility Challenges in Board Games

07:00 – Games and Challenges

Escape: The Curse of the Temple (Purchase)

Millennium Blades (Purchase)

11:49 – The Power of House Rules

RoboRally (Purchase)

Small World (Purchase)

14:41 – German-style/Eurogames vs American Games

Ticket to Ride (Purchase)

Puerto Rico (Purchase)

Settlers of Catan (Purchase

Great Western Trail (Purchase)

16:45 – Video Games; Real-time vs Turn Based Games

Master of Orion (Purchase)

Don’t Starve Together (Purchase)


19:35 – Tabletop Role-Playing Games (RPGs)

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)

22:45 – Cooperative Games vs Competitive Games

Space Cadets (Purchase)

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong (Purchase)

22:45 – Bluffing Games, The Autism Spectrum, and Player Elimination

Mascarade (Purchase)

Sheriff of Nottingham (Purchase)

Werewolf (Purchase)

One Night Werewolf (Purchase)

Resistance (Purchase)

Sentinels of the Universe (Purchase)

Goblin Quest (Purchase)

Shut Up & Sit Down: Sean Bean Quest

35:14 – The Cost of Board Games: Time and Money

How to Build an Amazing Board Game Collection for $10!

Pandemic Legacy (Purchase)

Gloomhaven (Purchase)

Cheapass Games

Fiasco (Purchase)

The Open Game License

Spyfall (Purchase)

Mafia (Purchase)

43:02 – The History of Monopoly; Leftist Board Games


Class Struggle

45:56 – Resources

Meeple Like Us

64 Ounce Games


The Dice Tower



Favorite Games:

Sam: Repello (Purchase)

Coraline: Tales of the Arabian Nights (Purchase)

Rein: Dungeons and Dragons: Second Edition and Lords of Waterdeep (Purchase)

James: Exalted (Purchase)

Jamey: Betrayal at House on the Hill (Purchase)

Mischa: Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (Purchase)

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