• 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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  • Season 13, Episode 4 – The Wolves

    Den Daddies are back by which I mean to say Board Boys are back, here to alpha wolf dom out all the little soy boy baby dawgs in THE WOLVES, a game about growling and howling at your enemies to DOM THEM OUT. Who will snarl the meanest and win the wolf trophy?

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

    5:30 Lords of Waterdeep

    8:15 Cretaceous Rails Kickstarter preview and mini review with Alex from Spielcraft Games

    Kickstarter Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spielcraftgames/cretaceous-rails?ref=73dnqp&token=427fe60d

    24:00 After Us

    31:30 Zoo Vadis, Ra revisited

    36:00 Wild Tiled West

    41:00 Baldur’s Gate 3 commentary

    47:00 Thanks Antofadude from Lil Wreckers Workshop

    50:00 The Wolves: Overview

    53:00 I am a Wolf, You are the Moon – Craig Wedren

    54:30 The Wolves: Review

    1:19:45 The Wolves: Verdict

    1:24:15 Board Boys Bump: Carnegie

    1:28:45 Thank You, Patrons

    1:29:45 Dancing in the Moonlight – Thin Lizzy (The completely different song of the same name by King Harvest is worth listening to as well if you’re reading this)




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  • Season 13, Episode 3 – Barcelona

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

    5:45 Deep Dive

    9:30 The Wolves

    12:00 Moon River

    16:15 Ra

    20:00 Zoo Vadis

    24:30 Rome in a Day

    27:00 Forest Shuffle

    32:15 Barcelona: Overview

    36:00 We’re From Barcelona – I’m From Barcelona

    37:30 Barcelona: Review

    1:08:30 Barcelona: Verdict

    1:15:15 Board Boys Bump: Hansa Teutonica

    1:20:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:23:00 Cantares (Caminante, No Hay Camino) – Joan Manuel Serrat (de Barcelona)

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  • Season 13, Episode 2 – Sabika

    Board Boy Bill is back in the saddle for a repeat appearance in Sabika, a game about balancing the lightning bolt with the infinity sign. Also, car fires, PP Rain, Chilling With My Pepsi Like Sheesh, Bowser’s Back Door, and many other one episode catchphrases.

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

    2:30 Cam’s Top 2 Car Fires

    11:15 Anomaly

    15:30 The Logo Game

    17:00 Frosthaven

    25:30 Whistle Mountain

    30:00 Burgle Bros

    38:30 Sabika: Overview

    43:45 I’ve Been Hurt – Bill Deal and the Rhondels

    45:30 A Beaument with Mo: Unmatched

    52:45 Sabika: Review

    1:21:45 Sabika: Verdict

    1:28:15 Board Boys Bump: Bitoku

    1:33:15 Thank You, Patrons

    1:34:30 The Ronettes – Be My Baby

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  • Season 13, Episode 1 – Expeditions

    Board Boys are back with a brand new season (for catalogue purposes) and playing the sequel to Scythe, Expeditions (Stonemaier Games). Also in this Episode, Board Boy Bill joins us for the first half of a Board Boy Bill double feature, Cam gets the podcast canceled again if anyone was listening, and Rob stands in his truth for the first time ever. (This is the first episode in about six months where there isn’t 30 minutes of King’s Dilemma and restaurant talk)

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

    2:30 Cam’s peanut-brained question about the theme

    4:30 For Sale

    9:45 The K Man Audits: Cam’s Top 5 Luciani Games

    15:30 Joan of Arc (Orleans roll and write)

    18:30 Hadrian’s Wall

    23:30 QE

    27:45 Expeditions: Overview

    32:15 Ice Flow – The Mighty Boosh

    33:45 Expeditions: Review

    1:11:15 Expeditions: Verdict

    1:23:15 Board Boys Bump: Agricola

    1:29:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:30:00 Digging for Gold – Sally Oldfield


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  • Season 12, Episode 13 – Newton

    Board Boys are back for the season 12 finale, finally talking about Newton (Simone Luciani, Nestore Mangione) 5 years late. Also in this episode, 2GG or 2notGG?, plenty of mini reviews, and a little bit of restaurant talk, because of course there is.

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  • Season 12 – Beau-nuss Episode 2: Top 5 Bar and Pub Games

    We recently went to an event The Dealt Hand hosted at The Twisted Vine Brewery.  To help support Eat Greater Des Moines.  In this episode Beau keeps us on track and we talk about our favorite games to take to a bar/pub/coffee shop/Dealt Hand event – you get the picture.  Beau helps host for the first time and Tim’s son Remy makes a special guest spot!  What games will make our lists?  Come listen and find out!  If you are in the Des Moines, IA area make sure to check out The Dealt Hand (https://www.thedealthand.com/) and Eat Greater Des Moines (https://www.eatgreaterdesmoines.org/)

    Until next time we hope you like boardgames!

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  • Season 12, Episode 12 – Heat: Pedal to the Metal

    Board Boys put the balls to the walls and the rubber to the road in Heat: Pedal to the Metal by Days of Wonder. Also in this episode, a middling resolution to airline woes, thoughts on the end of King’s Dilemma many years later, and a reward is offered to anyone who can name that arcade game.

    0:00 Intro, The Distance – Cake

    4:00 Airplane Talk: Finale

    15:15 King’s Dilemma: Finale

    28:15 Reykholt

    35:30 La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War

    46:30 Illiterati

    53:15 Stranger Things: Upside Down

    1:00:30 Heat: Overview

    1:04:00 Driver’s Seat – Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

    1:05:15 Heat: Review

    1:29:45 Heat: Verdict

    1:43:45 Thank You, Patrons

    1:44:30 Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) – The Gap Band

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  • Season 12 – Beau-nuss Episode 1: Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar

    Hey everyone hope you are ready for a new Beau-nuss Episode!  In this one we talk about our experience playing Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar a legacy style cooperative game from Funko Games.  In this game you play over 11 total games and get to totally build your own dino theme park!  What did Board Boys Rob and Beau have to think about it?  Listen and find out!  The second half of the episode is full of spoilers so if you want to hear all the little secrets keep on listening to the 2nd half!

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  • Season 12, Episode 11 – Challengers!

    Welcome to the Challenge Family in Challengers!, a game of building a sick deck of zany athletes and seeing how it fares against your opponents when none of you have any control over the order in which cards are played. Also in this episode, Spiel des Jahres contenders 2023 and a little bit of talk about GWT: Rails to the North 2nd Ed.

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

    2:00 Capture the Flag and other camp games

    6:30 The King’s Dilemma

    14:30 Dealmaking ettiquete

    19:30 Oranienburger Kanal

    24:30 Cascadia

    29:45 Awkward Guests

    33:34 Challengers!: Overview

    37:30 Wrestling promo taunting Razor Ramone and Ric Flair – Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    38:30 Challengers!: Review

    59:00 Challengers!: Verdict

    1:08:30 Spiel des Jahres 2023 nominees

    1:24:00 Board Boys Bump: Great Western Trail 2nd Edtion + mini review Rails to the North

    1:38:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:39:15 Challenge Song – I have no idea how to really credit this- Apparently it’s the theme song for Half Challenge Barcelona  2013?

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  • Season 12, Episode 10 – Darwin’s Journey

    Time to go sailing, Christopher Cross style, in Darwin’s Journey, a game that I think should have been named “Galapoly” – who will publish information on species and fossils and stuff the best, Board Boys, Darwin, or the handsome sailor, Esteban? Find out today on another episode of the world’s first board game podcast except it’s about flying.

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

    1:45 Standing In My Truth (the probably one time only segment): Airplane seating

    17:30 Board Game discussion begins

    17:45 Bamboo

    19:45 Akropolis (again)

    22:15 Silo (Rob talks about TV)

    27:00 Darwin’s Journey: Overview

    29:00 Galapagos – Slawa Przybylska

    30:30 Darwin’s Journey: Review

    1:16:15 Darwin’s Journey: Verdict

    1:22:00 Top 5 Luciani games

    1:27:30 Board Boys Bump: Perseverance

    1:32:00 Thank You, Patrons

    1:32:45 Sailing- Christopher Cross

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  • Season 12, Episode 9 – Earth

    Board Boys cover seeds with crud and grow beautiful, life giving flora in Earth, a tasty lil jam by from Maxime Tardif. Also, Rob thinks Jane Lynch was on 3rd Rock from the Sun and Cam talks about his youth as a server and bartender for way too long.

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

    1:45 Who was on 3rd Rock from the Sun?

    3:00 Many, many thoughts on waiting tables

    11:30 Awkward Guests

    14:15 Middle Earth Quest

    16:00 Star Wars: Rivals

    19:45 Akropolis

    26:00 Distilled

    33:00 Pirates of Maracaibo

    47:00 Earth: Overview

    50:15 Symphony for a Spider Plant – Mort Garson – Mother Earth’s Plantasia (warm earth music for plants… and the people who love them)

    51:30 Earth: Review

    1:24:45 Earth: Verdict

    1:34:00 Board Boys Bump: The Battle of Five Armies

    1:38:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:41:00 Power Flower – Stevie Wonder – Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants

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  • Season 12, Episode 8 – Atiwa

    Board Boys take an educational trip to Ghana, courtesy of celebrated nonfiction author Uwe Rosenberg in Atiwa, by celebrated board game designer Uwe Rosenberg. Will they repopulate the land with a plethora of succulent fruit-bearing trees or will they eat bat?

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

    2:15 Atiwa: The Informational Booklet

    7:00 Barrage

    13:15 Ark Nova changed scoring methods

    19:45 Nintendo Switch Sports- playing golf online

    22:30 Quickity Pickity

    27:15 Brew

    29:30 Dungeons and Dragons: The Yawning Portal

    38:45 Atiwa: Overview

    40:45 Batty Rap- Robin Williams (Fern Gully)

    41:45 Atiwa: Review

    1:08:00 Atiwa: Verdict

    1:14:00 Board Boys Bump: Return to Dark Tower

    1:21:30 Fa Wakoma Ma Me – C.K. Mann (Ghana)

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  • Season 12, Episode 7 – Beast

    Board Boys kill the bad guys in Beast, baby, the brand new first release from Studio Midhall. Is it Rob’s new fave hidden movement game? That would be crazy because he LOVES hidden movement games.

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

    4:00 Kabuto Sumo

    14:00 Cat in the Box

    23:45 Cryptid

    29:00 Luxor

    34:00 Karuba

    38:30 Beast: Overview

    41:15 I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March

    42:15 Beast: Review

    1:18:30 Beast: Verdict

    1:26:45 Board Boys Bump: Wonderlands War

    1:31:30 Thank You, Patrons

    1:32:15 Hunter – Bjork

    1:36:15 ???

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  • Season 12, Episode 6 – Marrakesh

    Board Boys are back in business, baby, and playing Stefan Feld’s new joint from Queen Games, Marrakesh. Is it the best game out there that has a Stefan Feld first player marker (and postcard and challenge coin)?

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

    3:30 Shifting Stones

    5:00 Escape the Dark Sector

    9:00 Amsterdam

    11:00 East India Companies

    17:15 Nidavellir

    21:15 Dice Manor

    24:00 Marrakesh: Overview

    31:00 Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills, and Nash

    32:00 Marrakesh: Review

    1:08:30 Marrakesh: Verdict

    1:16:15 Top 5 Felds

    1:18:30 Board Boys Bump: Ark Nova

    1:23:45 Thank You, Patrons

    1:24:45 Aicha – Khaled (Khaled is from Algeria, not Morocco, but they’re neighbors and both speak French please lay off)

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  • Season 12, Episode 5 – Revive

    Board Boys are out the bunker 5000 years later for Revive (Aporta Games), a game about building a utopian society out of the rubble of ancient times by having fun with your super cool player board.

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

    4:30 Stack’n Stuff: A Patchwork Game

    5:45 Motor City

    7:45 Consumption: Food and Choices

    9:00 Bot Factory

    12:30 Slim Goodbody, Richard Simmons

    15:00 A Beaument with Mo- The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac, Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught, Beau’s Lego guys

    23:30 Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum

    28:00 Brass: Birmingham (again)

    29:30 Sidereal Confluence: Bifurcation

    36:00 Revive: Overview

    39:30 Everytime – Boy Pable (Norway)

    41:00 Revive: Review

    1:26:45 Revive: Verdict

    1:36:00 Board Boys Bump: Dinogenics

    1:42:15 Thank You, Patrons

    1:44:30 Rocky Trail – Kings of Convenience (Norway)

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