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The Best Games Period

Ever found yourself wondering about the best games period? Join Jack Gardner and Naomi Lugo as they debate, argue, and sometimes agree over the best video games. The duo brings years of podcasting, game criticism, and somewhat related tangents to the table to create one of the most interesting podcasts you'll find in this corner of the internet.
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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tanya DePass, the founder and director of I Need Diverse Games. She was gracious enough to talk at length about diversity, feminism, and the unique intersection those have with tabletop gaming. It's a really fantastic conversation, so I hope you all enjoy hearing all of it!

A huge thank you to Tanya - you should all give her a follow on Twitter: @cypheroftyr

Aug 23, 2019

The finale of Dragonguard has arrived! Nomsooni, Barphus, and Scratch make choices to determine the fate of their world and their own respective futures.

"Shadowlands 1 - Horizon" "Super Power Cool Dude" "Bittersweet" "Dreamer" "Furious Freak"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!

Learn more about Tabletop Appreciation Weekend!

Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/bestgamesperiod

Aug 23, 2019

Stepping through a portal to another world, Scratch, Nomsooni, and Barphus have the nature of their existence revealed and have the future of their universe placed into their hands. 

"Furious Freak"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!

Learn more about Tabletop Appreciation Weekend!

Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/bestgamesperiod

Aug 19, 2019

In November 2017, Trinket Studios released a unique puzzle-fighting game onto PC and Nintendo Switch. The title, Battle Chef Brigade, had garnered a colossal amount of support following a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $100,000 in 2014. The game focuses on Mina Han, an up and coming chef who leaves her rural home to make it as a member of the Battle Chef Brigade, an elite group of chefs who battle monsters and use the spoils to make the most delectable dishes in all the land. Battle Chef Brigade currently sits with a spotless rating of 10/10 on Steam and has earned itself a persistent cult following since release. 

This week we are joined by game critic and noted Battle Chef Brigade evangelist Caitlin Galiz-Rowe to talk about the wild world of culinary contests. Is Battle Chef Brigade one of the best games of all-time?

Outro music: Fantasy Zone 'Opa and Over' by Rexy (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03954)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Follow Caitlin Galiz-Rowe on Twitter: @CGRRRRRRRR

Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Learn more about Tabletop Appreciation Weekend!

Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/bestgamesperiod

Aug 12, 2019

Fire Emblem Awakening released in North America back in 2013. Intended to be the final swansong of the franchise, it instead found success on a magnitude it the series had never seen before. Critics and players alike praised its new focus on accessibility and the centrality of the support conversations between characters. These changes allowed everyone to experience a much wider swath of Fire Emblem Awakening's content and word of mouth managed to make the turn-based strategy title one of the most popular games for Nintendo's 3DS. 

This week we are joined by Julian Rizzo-Smith to talk all things Fire Emblem and figure out if Fire Emblem Awakening is one of the best games of all-time!

Outro music: Super Smash Bros. Melee 'Together, We Fly' by PRYZM (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03202)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Follow Julian Rizzo-Smith on Twitter: @GayWeebDisaster 

Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Learn more about Tabletop Appreciation Weekend!

Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/bestgamesperiod

Aug 7, 2019

 

There's a lot of bad stuff going on in the world. A lot of things we all have to struggle with on a daily basis. Cadence of Hyrule is really great and puts some measure of joy into the world that nothing can take away. It's unabashedly itself. It's good. Anyway, here are some thoughts about the game and the things it makes me think about. 

Outro music: Mega Man X 'Red Shifting Drift' by Gario (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03790)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Learn more about Tabletop Appreciation Weekend!

Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/bestgamesperiod

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