Podcast 49 – Are Digital Board Games Lost in Translation?

This is Board Talk for October 2016. We discuss the conversion of board games to video games and vice versa. What works well and what gets lost in translation?

In this episode we discuss:

Board games that started life as video games including Civilization & Portal.

Games that were once confined only to the tabletop but can now be found on PC, consoles or your mobile device, such as Stakbots, Agricola, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Netrunner and Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl and Talisman.

Games inspired by the tradition of tabletop gaming such as Hearthstone.

And tabletop games that have been enhanced by the inclusion of a digital component such as Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness and One Night Ultimate Werewolf!