Trust the lies. Not the truth. Social games, ladies and gentlemen.

The Dice Section #27: Social Games

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Trust the lies. Not the truth. Social games, ladies and gentlemen.

If you like playing games, then you’ll love GeekDad’s Dice Section podcast. Hosts Michael Harrison and Dave Kirby get together and talk about what they’ve been playing and why, and explore their favorite games and what’s makes them awesome.

In this episode, we’re talking about social games: what makes a game social, why do they appeal to certain players, and why are some people totally turned off by the idea? Stuff like Mafia and Werewolf, Apples to Apples, The Resistance, and Coup. We gush about last year’s Dead of Winter, which combines social engineering at the table with worker placement and strong narrative.

Michael also had a chance to check out the Unpub Mini event held at Atomic Empire in Durham, NC. Hosted by the Game Designers of Carolina, it was well-attended and included games from Daniel Solis, Graham Russell (of Snackbar Games), and James Meyers.

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3 thoughts on “The Dice Section #27: Social Games

  1. It’s funny that I would be listening to this episode last night as I drove home from game night at work where we played 3 rounds of The Resistance and a game of Sheriff of Nottingham. Despite the fact that I consider myself a bit introverted and a terrible liar, I love both these game. And everyone I’ve played the Resistance with so far (only about 10 or so different people) have loved it as well. Sheriff is an interesting lying/bluffing game because you’re also trying to convince the other person you might be lying (sometimes) to really throw them off. .

    if you haven’t played yet, check it out.

    1. I absolutely cannot wait to get ahold of Sheriff of Nottingham. It sounds amazing, and the theme seems perfect for our table. Really looking forward to playing it.

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