About The Board Boys

The Board Boys is a biweekly podcast for board game fans of all experience levels. Our episodes discuss in detail highly rated and well loved games, whether recent favorites or tried and true classics. Join us for that and much more, including new game reviews, industry interviews, live gaming, and general buffoonery. We hope you like board games!

After spending 40+ hours listening to this, I almost feel like I know these guys. Most episodes just feel like the low key hangouts that I live for with friends who are just nerding out and having fun. Super informative and would 100% recommend for anyone to listen to, whether you’re only on board for a specific game, or if you’re planning to power through every session. Check it out


NibstheMermaid – iTunes Review

If you’re into hearing a buncha dorks talk about dorky stuff for an hour, then this is the right place. Board game culture is starting to get more popular, but some of the more elaborate games can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re a n00b who wants to learn more or a board game vet that’s played them all, this show does a good job of breaking down the mechanics of the games they play, and it doesn’t feel like reading from instruction manual.

V entertaining. V fun.


FruitxSalad – iTunes Review

If I had more thumbs, I’d give more thumbs up. I’m not super into board games, but this podcast makes me want to be. The guys have good chemistry together and are clearly well-versed in what they love. Plus, it’s nice to listen to when I’m wandering around the grocery store!


s-rami0510 – iTunes Review

This podcast is a generous gift. It’s entertaining and informative, and it’s based on real experiences. What Board Boys does best is make me want to play board games. They communicate how fun it is, and exactly what you’re getting into with any particular game.



Andy Freshest -iTunes

Campbell Desousa

Campbell is the dude on the podcast who prefaces all his commentary with, ‘Here’s the thing’.


He is responsible for the majority of the tangential and banal conversation on our otherwise thoughtful podcast, but this is a bio and not an apology, so.


Check Campbell out on BoardGameGeek

Joshua Ladd

In lieu of a bio, Josh has opted to include a review for one of his favorite board games … Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition.


“This is the most boring game. It’s complicated. It took an hour to set up, a day to play, and it wasn’t fun once. Strategy and tactics are useless. It’s just a dumb waste of time.” 1/5 stars


Ironically, a lot of similarities can be found between Josh and this Twilight Imperium review.


Check Josh out on BoardGameGeek

Ben Mica

At the time of writing Ben still hasn’t provided us with a Bio, 6 weeks after asking him for one.


In a way, you could say that’s all you need to know about Ben.


Check Ben out on BoardGameGeek

Rob Pearson

Past guest turned host, Rob lives in Iowa with his wife Amy and son Beau. He also has 3 older step daughters that are grown and out of the house.


Rob started out loving more thematic and hidden role games and has grown to also really enjoy complex Euros as well. Theme is still number one and nice looking art and components don’t hurt either.


Check Rob out on BoardGameGeek