These may not be the top 40 board games ever designed, nor is it the top 40 influential or otherwise important games. If you aspire to really understand tabletop, or if you have visions of designing your own games, these are the 40 games that, if you play them, will give you the widest possible perspective on what it means to make a good game (and what "good" even means). Join the GeekNights crew for an exploration of the boundaries of tabletop gaming. There are some gems in there.
A collection of recent GeekNights Game Design talks, and occasionally some non-game-related talks. Mostly from conventions like PAX West, PAX South, PAX East, MAGFest, PAX Australia, PAX Unplugged... (you may notice a pattern).
GeekNights has been reviewing anime since 2005, but this is a step deeper. We're taking one of the best anime series ever created - Revolutionary Girl Utena - and analyzing in detail episode by episode. What are you missing? What could you figure out? No spoilers assuming you've seen the episode.
From PAX Aus 2013! In the course of their Beyond Dungeons & Dragons lecture, Rym and Scott briefly discussed a good variety of specific indie RPGs as examples of mechanics and play radically different from what most people are used to.