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  • Season 14, Episode 11 – Ezra and Nehemiah


    Board Boys are back and polite enough to listen to Cam talk for large chunks of the episode about some of his favorite books of the Bible in conjunction with a play of Ezra and Nehemiah, a game about rebuilding the temple, teaching the Torah, and making the walls around the city kino l33t again.

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    5:30 Faraway

    9:00 Hegemony

    13:15 Emerge

    16:15 Everdell Farshore

    21:15 Ezra and Nehemiah: Overview

    27:30 Rivers of Babylon – The Melodians

    28:45 Ezra and Nehemiah: Review

    57:00 Ezra and Nehemiah: Verdict

    1:02:45 Board Boys Bump: Challengers!

    1:07:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:09:15 Israelites – Desmond Dekker

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  • Season 14, Episode 10 – Anunnaki: Dawn of the gods


    Board Boys get goofy with some big brain alien superpowers in Annunaki, a Looch joint (w/Danilo Sabia).

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    12:45 An Age Contrived

    16:45 Patzcuaro

    21:00 Fromage

    27:30 Anarchy Pancakes

    31:45 Kabuto Sumo: Total Mayhem

    36:00 Next Station: Paris

    41:15 Anunnaki: Overview

    45:15 Rapture – Blondie

    46:45 Anunnaki: Review

    1:17:45 Anunnaki: Verdict

    1:26:45 Board Boys Bump: Darwin’s Journey

    1:33:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:33:30 Attack of the Name Game – Stacey Lattisaw

     

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  • Season 14, Episode 9 – Obsession


    Board Boys are back with another Camless episode (minus editor’s notes) to play a game about fancy society, Obsession (Kayenta Games). Who will be the most posh? Stick around and find out.

    0:00 Intro, Obsession – Animotion

    4:00 Camp Refresh recap

    10:00 Glory to Rome

    12:30 Lords of Baseball

    21:30 Cascadero/Cascadito

    25:45 Nucleum: Australia

    29:00 Foundations of Rome: Roads of Fortune

    31:00 Necromolds: Monster Battles

    33:30 Obsession: Overview

    38:00 A New England – Kirsty MacColl

    39:30 Obsession – Review

    58:15 Obession – Verdict

    1:03:15 Board Boys Bump: Earth

    1:12:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:13:15 A New England – Billy Bragg

     

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  • Season 14, Episode 8 – El Grande


    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    13:15 Salton Sea

    16:30 Glass Road

    19:15 Draft & Write Records

    25:15 Matches

    27:30 Slings

    29:00 Skyrise

    35:45 Honeydew Farmer ver 1.6

    38:15 El Grande: Overview

    41:45 Magazine 60 – Don Quichotte

    42:45 El Grande: Review

    1:09:00 El Grande: Verdict

    1:20:15 Board Boys Bump: Atiwa

    1:26:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:27:30 “Weird Al” Yankovic – Taco Grande

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  • Season 14, Episode 7 – Kutna Hora


    Board Boys are back, baby, to check out Kutna Hora from CGE, a game about collecting cold, hard silver and fiddling around with a cardboard computer. Also in this episode, we reveal our all-time top ten lists (not legally binding) and that takes up a LOT of the episode.

    0:00 – Intro

    4:50 – The Boardboys Official Top 10 List

    1:07:35 – Kutna Hora Intro

    1:11:10 – Silver Dollar by Teresa Brewer

    1:12:05 – Kutna Hora Initial Thoughts

    1:14:30 – Kutna Hora Pros

    1:29:35 – Kutna Hora Cons

    1:42:05 – Kutna Hora Final Thoughts and Ratings

    1:47:30 – Bump or Dump – Beast

    1:50:55 – Outro – Discord – BGA – Patreon – Visit theboardboys.com and leave us iTune Reviews!

    1:51:55 – White Silver Sands – Don Rondo

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  • Season 14, Episode 6 – Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula


    Board Boys are back for another one, this time playing 2019’s (ancient history) Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula, technically a T game, from Daniele Tascini and Frederico Pierlorenzi. Who can make straw into gold first? Not Cam, he missed this episode.

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    5:00 Dark Ages: Holy Roman Empire

    9:30 Gloomhaven: Buttons and Bugs

    12:30 Daybreak

    15:45 Fliptown

    19:00 Balatro

    21:30 Trismegistus: Overview

    25:15 You Can Do Magic – America

    26:15 Trismegistus: Review

    50:00 Trismegistus: Verdict

    59:45 Board Boys Bump: Marrakesh

    1:08:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:09:45 Sister Golden Hair – America

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  • Season 14, Episode 5 – Wyrmspan ft. Camp Refresh preview


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    Board Boys are back to make birds out of dragons in Wyrmspan from Stonemaier Games. Also in this episode, Joe Roth of the Dealt Hand shares his thoughts on the game and talks about upcoming (late April ’24) Camp Refresh, a sleepaway camp/gaming retreat in the Des Moines area- check out his segment for a coupon code!

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    10:30 Trellis

    11:45 Knight

    19:00 Amalfi: Renaissance

    26:30 Dune Imperium (the app)

    35:45 Turing Machine

    40:15 Wyrmspan: Overview

    43:00 The Dragon – Biz Markie

    44:15 Wyrmspan: Review

    1:09:00 Camp Refresh Preview with Joe from the Dealt Hand

    1:31:45 Wyrmspan: Verdict

    1:42:45 Board Boys Bump: Revive

    1:49:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:50:00 Time out of Mind – Steely Dan

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  • Season 14, Episode 4 – Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West


    On this episode of the podcast we dig into Ticket To Ride Legacy: Legends of the West from Days of Wonder.  We give a high level overview and then after some warnings dive right into spoiler territory.  Check the timestamps for this episode for specifics.  Also in this episode we talk about Legacy Games in general.  Cam suprises us with a return of Beef Watch (TM).

     

    TimeStamps

    0:00 – Words of apology from Board Boy Rob

    :30 – Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    3:30 – Legacy Game Talk

    11:50 – MLEM Space Agency

    18:15 – Karvi

    22:00 – Neuroriders

    25:30 – 7 Wonders Architects: Medals Expansion

    26:35 – Star Wars – Unlimited CCG

    30:00 – Mercurial

    32:45 – Splendor Duel

    35:15 – Return of the Beef Watch

    40:30 – Ticket to Ride Legacy Intro (Spoiler Free)

    42:26 – Sheena East – Morning Train

    44:05 – Ticket to Ride Legacy Initial Thoughts (Spoiler Free)

    48:00 – Ticket to Ride Legacy Game Conversation (Spoiler Free)

    1:00:00 – Ticket to Ride Legacy Final Thoughts (Spoiler Free)

    1:07:45 – Ticket to Ride Legacy SPOILERS!

    1:33:35 – Bump or Dump – Deal With The Devil

    1:39:08 – Outro, Patreon, Discord, Website Info

    1:40:08 – Roger Miller – King of the Road

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  • Season 14, Episode 3 – Voidfall


    Board Boys blast off into outer space yet again to play the big, bad game of Voidfall from Mindclash Games, but can the TI4 fans at the table cope with a spacefaring 4x that doesn’t involve threat-laced, hour-long trade discussions that end with hurt feelings all around? Maybe.

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  • Season 14, Episode 2 – Djinn


    Board Boys cork the bottle and get on the no no train to no no ville in Djinn, by Benjamin Schwer. Also in this episode, TV talk, more BGA reviews, and Cam beats Rob on a movie quote, chew on that, Rob.

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    3:15: Game Show Review Minute with Rob and Cam

    16:00 Ten More BGA mini reviews

    26:30 20 Strong

    32:00 The Search for the Lost Species

    33:45 Unlock!: Extraordinary Adventures

    36:30 My Island

    42:45 Djinn: Overview

    47:30 We Genie – Shaquille O’Neal and Wade Robson

    48:30 Djinn: Review

    1:12:15 Djinn: Verdict

    1:23:30 Board Boys Bump: Bonfire

    1:29:15 Thank You, Patrons

    1:31:00 I Wish – Skee-Lo

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  • Season 14, Episode 1 – Evacuation


    Board Boys are back to kick of season 14, probably time to stop counting, with Evacuation, the new Suchy joint from Delicious games. Also in this episode: Cam’s BGA advent speed review and Super Board Boys Bump: Season 13 lookback

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    6:00 Cam’s Spectacular BGA Advent Calendar Microreview

    17:45 Pokemon Splendor

    21:30 Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    25:30 Evacuation: Overview

    28:30 We Gotta Get out of This Place – The Animals

    29:30 Evacuation: Review

    1:05:00 Evacuation: Verdict

    1:17:30 Board Boys Bump: Season 13 Lookback

    1:33:15 Thank You, Patrons

    1:34:00 Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver and Cass Elliot

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  • Season 13, Episode 13 – Federation


    Board Boys are back (minus Cam so skip to next), baby, to play Federation from Eagle-Gryphon Games. Also in this episode, Jake, Tim, and Rob talk their top games of 2023.

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    2:45 Pies

    4:00 Amsterdam

    5:45 Santa’s Workshop

    8:45 Tricky Dicks (This is a game about pictures of Richard Nixon)

    10:15 Without Fail

    13:00 Flip Town

    16:15 Federation: Overview

    19:00 Anus of Uranus – Klaatu

    20:15 Federation: Review

    45:30 Federation: Verdict

    49:30 Board Boys Bump Special – Year in Review

    1:13:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:13:45 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day) – The Carpenters (but written by Klaatu)

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  • Season 13, Episode 12 – Rats of Wistar


    Board Boys are back with another Cranio Creation, Rats of Wistar by Danilo Sabia and Simone Luciani, a game about lab rats bustin loose. Is this the rat game to end all rat games? Find out more just following the 45 minute intro to this episode (my bad).

     

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. and The Rose and the Cross – Jean Jacque Perrey

    8:15 Scholars of the South Tigris

    11:45 Halloween (A Hidden Movement Game)

    17:30 The Stifling Dark

    22:30 Hollywood 1946

    26:45 Rats of Wistar: Overview

    29:30 Rat Race – Bob Marley and the Wailers

    31:00 Rats of Wistar: Review

    1:01:00 Rats of Wistar: Verdict

    1:09:00 Board Boys Bump: Woodcraft

    1:15:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:15:30 Rat in Mi Kitchen – UB40

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  • Season 13, Episode 11 – Nucleum


    All the Board Boys are back together again (thanks to a little Christmas magic) to play Nucleum, a game about slamming little green cubes against a big green cube to power your retrofuturistic city. Also in this episode, first impressions on TTR Legacy, Cam admits he likes a game everyone hates, and we take a look back at Autonahn.

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  • Season 13, Episode 10 – Last Light LIVE from BGGcon


    Welcome to another episode of the podcast this time LIVE from BGGCon 2023.  Boardboy Rob is joined by BJ from Boardgame Gumbo and a couple of our friends and lovely patrons Bayou Dave and my roomie Jeremy.  Lots of con shenanigans come get your Board Boy Shirts and think about coming to the con next year!  Rob gets an opportunity to read BJs Tiletum Bump or Dump thoughts post and boy was it flowery.  Until next time we hope you like Boardgames!

    2:45 – The Perfect Wave

    4:40 – Cathedral of Orleans

    8:20 – After Us

    12:50 – 3 Ring Circus

    15:00 – Newton

    17:00 – Challenders Beach Cup

    19:00 – Kolaches

    20:50 – Rats of Wistar

    24:00 – Top Rat Games

    25:15 – Sea Salt and Paper

    28:30 – Top 3 New to You Games

    38:15 – Can’t Stop and Lil Wreckers Workshop

    47:00 – Last Light Introduction

    54:30 – Last Light Main Review

    1:21:30 – Last Light Final Thoughts

    1:28:05 – Board Boys Bump or Dump – Tiletum

    1:37:00 – Patron Thanks and Outro

     

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  • Season 13, Episode 9 – The White Castle


    Thanks for checking out another episode of The Board Boys Podcast!  In this episode we check out The White Castle from Devir Games.  Also in this episode we make like Harold and Kumar and wish we made it to the actual White Castle.  This episode might as well been brought to you by Devir games as we also mention 2 more of their games as well.  Cam became a padre so was out but you can still hear his editing prowess from beyond.  Stay tuned until next episode live from BGGCon!  We hope you like Board Games!

     

    2:00 – White Castle and Uber Banter

    6:00 – 3 Ring Circus

    11:15 – Savernake Forest

    12:20 – Red Cathedral Expansion

    15:30 – World Wonders

    20:00 – High Season: Grand Austria Hotel Roll and Write

    22:15 – Humblebrag by CUT Games

    25:30 – Main Review – The White Castle Overview

    30:15 – Interlude

    31:15 – Initial Thoughts – The White Castle

    34:00 – Pros and Cons – The White Castle

    53:09 – Final Thoughts – The White Castle

    59:35 – Board Boys Bump or Dump – Virtu

    1:03:25 – Patron Thanks, Shirts, and BGA Tournaments

    1:06:11 – Outro

     

     

     

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  • Season 13, Episode 8 – Pirates of Maracaibo


    Board Boys are live at Cardboard Caucus 2023, Des Moines’ premier board game convention, playing Pirates of Maracaibo with designer Ryan Hendrickson.

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  • Season 13, Episode 7 – Carnival Zombie 2nd Ed


    Boo-ard Boys are back just in time for Halloween with the bone chilling, spine tingling, water contaminating Carnival Zombie, a game about six best friends zombie battling their way through Venice in an attempt to escape the wrath of an undead lagoon monster. Beware the order of operations!

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    5:30 City of Horror

    13:15 That Time You Killed Me

    16:30 Sky Team

    20:30 Timeline Twist

    23:15 Witchstone expansion

    25:45 Wind the Film!

    32:15 Indiana Jones: Cryptic – A Puzzles & Pathways Adventure

    38:45 Carnival Zombie: Overview

    41:15 The Great Pumpkin Waltz – Vince Guaraldi

    42:45 Carnival Zombie: Review

    1:15:00 Carnival Zombie: Verdict

    1:22:30 Board Boys Bump: Flamecraft

    1:30:45 Thank You, Patrons

    1:32:45 Zombie – Fela Kuti

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  • Season 13, Episode 6 – 2 Player Extravaganza!


    Board Boy Rob is back with special guest Joe!  We hammer through all the  2 player games Blitzkrieg!, Ceasar!, and Dogfight! from PSC and Floodgate Games plus we get a little on the spooky side with BOOoop from Smirk and Dagger Games.  Also in this episode we talk about the upcoming Spooktacular holiday, Point Salad and we get even scarier with a little Orthodontic work.  Thanks for joining us for another episode and we hope you like boardgames!

    0:00 – Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey
    2:35 – Intro to BB Joe
    6:00 – Halloween
    9:30 – Point City
    14:05 – Scout and Orthodontics
    16:30 – My Fathers Work
    17:45 – App Based Games
    20:05 – Barrage Nile Affair Expansion
    24:30 – Blitzkrieg! 24:30
    36:36 – Caesar! – 36:36
    51:47 – Dogfight!
    1:01:52 – PSC ! Final Thoughts
    1:05:50 – BOOoop
    1:14:15 – Bump or Dump – Twilight Inscription
    1:18:30 – Wrap Up
    1:20:00 – Bill Withers – Just the Two of Us

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  • Season 13, Episode 5 – Thunder Road: Vendetta


    Board Boys are back for another Rob’s-coworker-Jack-guested, high octane, high voltage thriller as we take a look at Thunder Road: Vendetta from Restoration Games. Also in this episode- Finance Blurb with Cam (from Pyramid Ponzi Advisory Group), Rob rates a game twice, and several more minutes of Kazoo that Tune than anybody ever wanted.

    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey

    2:30 Business Name/Shady Annuity Cam

    6:00 Taylor Swift 4 Hour Performance/Dream Concert

    13:15 Fit to Print

    18:00 Blacksmiths of Steinheimer

    22:45 CULTivate

    26:00 Thunder Road: Overview

    30:00 Vehicle – Ides of March

    31:00 Thunder Road: Review

    53:30 Thunder Road: Verdict

    1:05:30 Board Boys Bump: My Father’s Work

    1:11:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:11:15 Kazoo That Tune: Vendetta

    1:24:45 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

     

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