Immersed in a game
April 5, 2019 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Immersed is a podcast about board games by Chris and Suzanne Zinsli, the designers and bloggers of Cardboard Edison. Each episode delves into a single game, its play and design and inspiration -- as well as an interview with someone who works in the real-world field that the game distills into an hour or so of tabletop enjoyment.

Episodes so far include "Place of Miracles - Viticulture", which discusses how games can ignore the "non-fun" parts of daily life; "The Double Event - Mr. Jack", which sheds light on a particular moment in the murderous career of Jack the Ripper; "The Threat - Pandemic", which talks about how information-sharing is critical to the fight against infectious disease; and "Crisis - Hostage Negotiator", which talks to a police officer who fell into his first negotiation.
posted by Etrigan (2 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I really wanted to like this podcast. It sounds like a great idea. But I bounced hard off of it because the hosts had such low energy I was bored.
posted by papercake at 12:46 PM on April 5, 2019

Really enjoyed this, have listened to the pandemic and hostage negotiator episodes so far. It's an odd mix, the board game and irl chat, but it works for me.
posted by ominous_paws at 5:09 AM on April 7, 2019

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