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Gamers Lounge ep. 107 – Boards and Miniatures

by on Apr.26, 2015, under Aetherium, Games, Making the Game Fun, Podcast, The Hobby, Wrath of Kings

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Episode 107 is here after a bit of a break. We open up with John and Ben joining Bill for a good old fasion Lounge Talk. This is right back to the rambling original form of Lounge Talks from the past.

Following the long Lounge Talk we jump into a topic that’s been on Bill’s mind for a bit. We talk about board games that include miniatures and what part they play in our gaming hobbies.

I hope you all enjoy the episode!

00:00:15 – Opening
01:18:42 – Board games with Miniatures
02:15:58 – Outro

6 Comments for this entry

  • Jack Marroquin

    After thinking about board games vs miniatures board games, I wonder would Monopoly be considered a miniatures board game? Just thinking out loud. Great episode.

    • Bill

      I actually group monopoly into a the stricter board game category. I realized after the episode that I did not do a great job explaining the difference I see between “tokens” and “miniatures”. I see the different monopoly pieces as tokens for the game, more markers than anything else. Zombicide, on the other hand, has a whole host of models that I would not consider tokens (although you could play it with just tokens I suppose).

      • Jack Marroquin

        I had not thought of the pieces as just marker tokens, but it makes sense. Now mentioning Zombicide possibly being played with tokens made me think of two other games or possibly game types. Standie games like Level 7 Escape and Dead of Winter. How would you classify these? I feel Level 7 escape was a test run for a Miniatures board game, hence Level 7 Omega protocol, and Dead of Winter to be a board game with standies that could have been done with miniatures, to bling out the game. Just for clarification I have not played Dead of Winter, and am only stating my opinion about both games.

        • Bill


          I have not played either of those games or looked closely at them. I’ve heard about them from others but I’m not really sure. With very little knowledge I had them grouped into board games in my mind.

  • Andrew

    Thanks for the great episode. At the beginning of the board games with minis segment, a game was mentioned but referred to only by the acronym DBA (I think). Could you tell me what game that was? Thanks.

    • Bill

      Your very welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Chances are it was De Bellis Antiquitatis, which is a historical mini’s game I typically see played at the 15mm scale.

      As I’m not a historical gamer I’m not very familiar with it.

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