Episode #105: Board Games for Better Brains

Episode #105: Board Games for Better Brains

In this episode, Cathy & Sarah Reed talk about the games they’ve played including Fire in the Library, Herbaceous Sprouts, and Altiplano and then they discuss how gaming helps your mental health; Sarah McGill from Espionage Party talks about what a LARP is and is not.

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  • Opening: 1:04
  • Drafting Mechanic: 32:25
  • Hot Topic: 47:06
  • Closing: 1:12:06

Cathy Ford - Host & Producer

Cathy Ford



Sarah Reed

Games We’ve Played Recently

Reviewer Game Designer OTP Rating
Sarah & Cathy Fire in the Library Tony Miller & John Prather 4
Sarah Herbaceous Sprouts
Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn,
& Keith Matejka
Cathy Altiplano Reiner Stockhausen 5


Rating scale of 1-5We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:

5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!

Contributor Segment: What is a LARP by Sarah McGill

Sarah McGill from Espionage Party talks about what a LARP is and is not.

The Hot Topic: Mental Health Benefits of Gaming

Cathy and Sarah Reed discuss how gaming helps your mental health.

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