Sun, 12 January 2020
As we work on our “Games of the Decade” show, one of the things that kept coming up was whether or not to put tabletop games on the list. After some back and forth we decided that really the tabletop show was a show of its own, because this decade changed the status quo significantly. There is a certain amount of hyperbole in the show title, but in truth this is the decade when D&D and Settlers of Catan started being sold at Walmart and Target, and you can’t get much more mainstream than that. We talk about the meteoric explosion of tabletop gaming and some of the factors we feel potentially triggered it. It was a wildly meandering show and we found it impossible to come up with a bullet point list of what we discussed. We almost completely missed miniature wargaming, which may end up being its own show at some point.