Reading Rulebooks

by Lily Gould

Reading Rulebooks is a podcast dedicated to reading through rulebooks and teaching board games! In this podcast, I directly read the rulebook as well as discuss the game and try to clear up potential areas of confusion.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • My Island

    My Island

    About My Island My Island is a legacy game where you develop a unique island and discover its secrets that could permanently change the island. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:41 Game Materials 02:47 Game Setup 04:29 General Rules of the Game 05:18 The Placement Rules 06:55 End of an Episode 11:10 The Sealed Envelopes 12:52 The First Chapter 13:37 The Eternal Game 14:20 Game Setup 16:00 Course of Play 16:28 The Placement Rules 18:03 Farm / Village / Fortification 19:36 Road from Statue to Sea 20:36 End of the Eternal Game 22:38 Thoughts

  • My City

    My City

    About My City My City is a legacy game about developing a city through the different episodes of the game. My City has both a legacy and non-legacy format of play. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:36 Game Materials 02:46 Game Setup 04:30 General Rules of the Game 05:31 The Construction Rules 08:07 End of an Episode 11:48 The Sealed Envelopes 13:35 The First Chapter 14:20 The Eternal Game 15:05 Game Setup 16:40 Course of Play 17:11 The Construction Rules 21:07 End of Episode 22:07 Thoughts

  • Spectaculum


    This week we are going to cover the rules for Spectaculum. Spectaculum is a game designed by Reiner Knizia and is illustrated by Marc Margielsky. The game is published by Pegasus Spiele. About Spectaculum Spectaculum is a game of managing your wealth while managing traveling shows as they journey throughout the color world of fortune-tellers and snake dancers. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:21 Components 02:49 Object of the Game 03:25 Setup 04:46 Playing the Game 12:34 End of the Game (and Variant)    14:08 Thoughts

  • Babylonia


    This week we are going to cover the rules for Babylonia. Babylonia is a game designed by Reiner Knizia and illustrated by Jonas Hassibi and David Prieto. The game is published by Ludonova. About Babylonia Compete for land and cities in Babylonia around and between the river while commanding mighty ziggurats. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction & Components 01:26 Setup 03:57 Summary and Objective 04:31 Playing 11:53 End of the Game 12:22 Variant 12:40 Zigguart Cards 14:27 Thoughts

  • Samurai


    This week we are going to cover the rules for Samurai. Samurai is a game designed by Reiner Knizia and is illustrated by Franz Vohwinkel. The game is published by Fantasy Flight Games. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 02:35 Game Components 03:02 Game Overview 03:38 Setup 07:15 Playing the Game 18:46 MCG Thoughts