Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, we decided to compress an undergraduate semester’s worth of discussion into an hour and change with a look into what makes a game a game—and when that took about 30 seconds*, we moved on to discussing what “play” is and what the act of play means to us.

* Just a look!

No timestamps for the games this month, save for one CW for pandemic discussion. Games mentioned, in no particular order:

  • Pandemic (CW for discussion of gamified handling of a pandemic!): 53:45 – 54:26
  • Candyland
  • Field Guide to Memory
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Dream Askew

Pieces we mentioned:

Pieces we didn’t mention but you might like:

Theme music is Bass Thee by Alexander Nakarada, used under Creative Commons 0.

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