65 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
#16 - Michael Heron From Meeple Like Us
In this episode, Ertay talks to Michael Heron from Meeple Like Us, the first and largest blog about accessibility in the board gaming industry. They talk about the current state and future of the site, accessibility in board games, how Michael started the site and much more. Time Stamps Discworld books, 01:54 Michael Heron's background, 04:24 Michael's favorite game, Chinatown, 05:53 Why Michael started Meeple Like Us, 08:57 Michael's journey to accessibility, 11:41 Accessibility improvements in the industry over the years, 17:56 What motivates Michael to keep working on MLU, 20:25 Michael's process, 21:35 MLU's 200th game, Istanbul, 25:01 Lanterns and accidental accessibility, 26:51 Accessibility becomes good design, 27:15 Common visual accessibility problems, 28:48 Board Game Accessibility Guidelines, 31:45 Feedback from publishers, 38:33 Meeple Like Us in 5 years, 44:43 Board Game Accessibility Content Creator Network, 49:52 Michael's game recommendations, Skull and Funemployed, 59:35 Links Meeple Like Us - https://meeplelikeus.co.uk MLU on Twitter - https://twitter.com/meeplelikeus/ MLU on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MeepleLikeUs/ Able Table Gaming on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/abletablegaming/
73 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
A Touch Of Gaming - Pros and Cons Part 2
In the final A Touch Of Gaming podcast episode, Ryan Peach and Brian counter continue to talk to Bill Corey about board game conventions.
69 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
A Touch Of Gaming - Pros and Cons Part 1
In the third A Touch Of Gaming bonus episode, Ryan Peach and Brian counter are joined by Bill Corey to talk about board game conventions. This is the first part of a two-part episode.
66 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
A Touch Of Gaming - Adapt and Play
In the second A Touch Of Gaming bonus episode, Ryan Peach and Brian counter are joined by Richard Gibbs from 64 Ounce Games to talk about adapting modern board games for the blind and visually impaired. Time Stamps 01:48: Interview with Richard Gibbs 38:30: The Resistance 40:06: Dark Moon 41:10: Pick Picnic 45:15: Goblet 45:48: No Thanks 46:35: Dead Man's Draw 50:14: Cards Against Humanity 50:58: Dice City 51:44: Race for the Galaxy/Roll for the Galaxy 52:10: Illuminati 53:18: Medina 54:12: Modern Naval Battles: Global Warfare 56:30: Tsuro 57:57: Cosmic Encounter 58:28: Kingsburg 59:22: Catan 59:58: Quarriors 1:00:18: Acquire 1:01:38: Stock Pile Links http://64ouncegames.com/
72 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
A Touch Of Gaming - Learning and Teaching
This is a bonus episode from an older podcast hosted by Ryan Peach and Brian Counter. In this episode they discuss about the challenges of teaching and learning board games as blind and partially sighted board gamers. Time Stamps: 00:46: Brian and Ryan start by discussing game learning. 14:28: Brian and Ryan continue the discussion with game teaching. 41:42: Brian and Ryan conclude with game recommendations for learning and teaching. 34:40: Galaxy Trucker 42:27: No Thanks 43:22: Empires: Age of Discovery 48:00: Defenders of the Realm 50:10: Dungeon Lords 56:00: Alien Frontiers 58:32: Kingsburg 1:03280: Timeline 1:06:20: Among the Stars 1:10:20: 7 Wonders
46 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
#15 - Knights Of The Braille
In this episode, Ertay talks to Jim and Eric from Knights of the Braille. Knights of the Braille is a small community for blind and visually impaired Dungeons & Dragons players. They talk about the accessibility challenges of D&D, how they are introducing new players to the game, using theater of the mind, dealing with tactics in combat scenarios and much more. You can get in touch with Jim via email@example.com or Twitter: https://twitter.com/brailleknights. You can also find Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsclavast. Time stamps Jim's background, 02:22 Eric's background, 02:53 How Jim and Eric got involved with D&D, 03:42 How sight loss affected Jim's enjoyment of the game, 08:55 What is Knights of the Braille, 09:45 What have they done so far, 11:55 Comparing Jim and Eric's style of play, 14:15 Accessibility of websites and apps, 18:58 Tactics and combat in D&D for the blind, 22:46 Guidelines for sighted players that play with blind people, 27:20 Published adventures or homebrew, 29:05 Accessibility of dice, 31:43 Advice for aspiring blind dungeon masters, 34:05 How to join a Knights of the Braille group, 39:40 Final thoughts, 42:47 Links Knights Of The Braille - https://knightsofthebraille.com/ Knights Of The Braille on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcZ7SAELCxHrruDN5u6NghQ D&D Beyond - https://www.dndbeyond.com/ Fantasy Grounds - https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php If you have any questions or feedback you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sightlessfun.
71 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
#14 - Learning and Teaching Board Games As a Blind Player With Chris Lehman
In this episode Ertay and Chris Lehman have a chat about the challenges of learning and teaching board games as blind individuals. Chris shares some interesting details about how he learns to play a game and after that he shares his process of teaching games to others. They also talk about the recent games they have played and Chris also shares some of his favorite board games. You can get in touch with Chris Lehman via email@example.com. Time stamps Chris Lehman's background, 04:01 How Chris got into the hobby, 06:30- Favorite games, 09:21 Sighted assistance, 13:30 Recently played games, 14:10 Board game learning process, 19:58 Board game apps, 28:56 Challenges of learning a board game blind, 33:40 Combining Rulebooks and video tutorials, 37:54 How publishers and content creators can improve the accessibility of rulebooks or tutorials, 40:35 Chris talks about his teaching process, 43:00 Challenges of teaching board games blind, 50:17 Tips for blind players to help with teaching board games, 56:12 Tips for sighted players when teaching blind players, 57:13 Board game recommendations for blind players, 59:37 Links Tarpon Tabletop Gamers on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tarpontabletop/
46 minutes | May 30, 2019
#13 - Color Blindness In Board Games With Jay Sears
In this episode, Ertay is joined by Jay Sears from Pixy Games and they talk about color blindness in the hobby. Jay talks about the misconceptions of being colorblind and also provides some tips to game designers and publishers on how they can avoid the most common pitfalls when it comes to designing colorblind accessible board games. Time Stamps Jay's background, 01:21 Jay talks about his color blindness, 03:56 Types of color blindness, 05:50 Color combinations to avoid when designing board games, 12:30 Colorblind friendly combinations, 14:25 The color palette of Sagrada, 16:14 Tips for game designers, 18:38 Alternative ways to work with problematic colors, 21:33 Magic Maze, 26:07 Importance of component size and shape, 26:51 Board games with poor colorblind accessibility, 28:34 Yamatai and the red-green color choices, 33:04 Castles of Burgundy, 36:41 Board Games with good color blindness accessibility, 39:22 Final thoughts, 43:32 Links Pixy Games - http://pixygames.co.uk - Jay's blog post about color blindness 0 https://pixygamesuk.blogspot.com/2019/04/colour-blindness-guide-for-board-game.html - Meeple Like Us Master List - https://meeplelikeus.co.uk/meeple-like-us-masterlist/ - Geek and Sundry article about color blindness in board games - https://geekandsundry.com/increasing-accessibility-how-publishers-are-making-games-more-colorblind-friendly/ - Hacks to make your game colorblind accessible - https://geekandsundry.com/like-a-rainbow-in-the-dark-hacks-to-make-your-games-color-blind-accessible/ You can get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sightlessfun
77 minutes | May 16, 2019
#12 - Gateway Games For The Blind Part 2
In the second part of the gateway games for the blind special, Ertay, Nancy, and Ryan talk about their Top 3 favorite, gateway board games. If you are looking for an accessible game in the hobby, the games that are discussed in this episode are a good place to start. Time stamps Citadels, 01:21 Jamaica, 09:45 Colt Express, 21:36 Codenames, 31:39 Flip City, 39:28 Pandemic, 47:00 Diamonds, 55:27 Valeria Card Kingdoms, 01:01:25 Dice Forge, 01:07:42 You can get in touch with Nancy Feldman via email@example.com or follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loravara. You can get in touch with Ryan Peach via firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/redmeepleryan. Links Codenames web app - https://ninjabunny.github.io/KodeNames/
71 minutes | May 2, 2019
#11 - Gateway Games For The Blind Part 1
In this episode, Ertay, Nancy, and Ryan talk about their favorite gateway board games that are suitable for blind or visually impaired people looking to get in the board gaming hobby. In part one, they first talk about what constitutes a gateway game and also discuss how gateway games for sighted people compare to those that are playable by the blind and visually impaired. Next, they talk about the bottom two games in their top 5 gateway games lists in detail and why those games can be a good choice to introduce blind people to board games. Time stamps Gateway games overview, 01:44 Sentinels of the Multiverse, 08:46 Favor of the Pharaoh, 16:54 King of Tokyo, 26:30 Near and Far, 35:35 Pandemic: The Cure, 47:23 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, 01:00:45 You can get in touch with Nancy Feldman via email@example.com or follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loravara. You can get in touch with Ryan Peach via firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/redmeepleryan.